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.
A BOY AND A HOUSE: A boy follows a cat and a trail of drawings up several flights of stairs. Thought-provoking wordless story!
EBENEZER HAS A WORD FOR EVERYTHING: No one appreciates Ebenezer’s word collection until he meets a friend who writes stories and could use a word or two.
ANNA AT THE ART MUSEUM: Anna is bored at the art museum until she’s allowed into the secret workshop.
ERROL’S GARDEN: A young boy unites his community by starting a garden on the roof of his building.
UNDER THE SAME SKY: Though we live in different parts of the world, we all live under the same sky. Lovely illustrations!
QUIET WYATT: A friendship is born when soft-spoken Wyatt is paired with outgoing Noreen on a class field trip.
BENJI, THE BAD DAY, AND ME: Sammy is having a very bad day at school and at home until his autistic brother, Benji, finds a way to make him feel better.
CONSTRUCTION ZOO: It’s a quiet morning at the zoo until some strange new creatures roll in.