I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all. But I can share them! Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.
HENRI’S HATS: Henri does not know that his Grand-Papa has gone on grand adventures until he discovers a trunk full of the most amazing hats.
HECTOR’S FAVORITE PLACE: Hector worries about everything that could go wrong if he left his house.
HEY, HEY, HAY!: Celebrate farming, family, machines, and hard work while you learn how hay is made.
ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT FLUFFY: When Claire and her stuffed rabbit Fluffy become very, very angry, watch out!
ELLA & MONKEY AT SEA: Ella and her best friend Monkey do not want to board a ship and leave behind their home in Holland.
LENA’S SHOES ARE NERVOUS: Lena must find a way to convince her shoes not to be nervous about the first day of school.
AND THERE WAS EVENING, AND THERE WAS MORNING: Tells the story of how God created the world, describing six days of work fashioning everything from seas and clouds to animals and people, to finally resting on Shabbat.
THE DAY WAR CAME: A young girl, displaced by war, must fight for survival until help finally comes.
MAPPING SAM: Where does Sam go when her people are tucked in bed and she slips out into the beckoning world?
IF YOU’RE GOING TO A MARCH: A first introduction to what you’ll need and what you’ll see and do if you’re going to participate in a march.
ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE: Chloe gets angry when her classmate Adrian claims to have a horse.
THE DRESS AND THE GIRL: A girl loses her dress when she leaves her Greek island home and immigrates to America.
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Lauri — Thank you for sharing about “Hey, Hey, Hay! (A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them).” And there are so many other new PBs to love on this post — isn’t the range of picture books out there amazing? From “Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous” to “The Day War Came” to “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” … kids today (and their adults) have such a wealth of options. And thank you to all you children’s librarians out there for opening the world of books to children.
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My pleasure, Christy! I really enjoyed HEY, HEY, HAY! I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s a rhyming story. (I’m not sure why I wasn’t expecting it to be.) It’s a truly engaging and fun read!
And yes, you are right, there are so many picture books out there to choose from. From sweet and lyrical to thought provoking to educational to laugh out loud funny, there’s something for every taste!
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