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.
Join a young girl and her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, as they experience the joys of taking a goshawk out for a training flight.
Lucy is not tired and she is not going to take a nap today.
When something happens that’s terrific, you can’t help but feel a sense of happiness and wonder. Share that feeling with someone else.
When a lengthy to-do list gets in the way of playtime with dad, one boy turns obstacle into opportunity.
Little Pig is too small to go to sailing camp with his brothers and sisters, so his grandfather makes him a model ship to sail on the stream.
Each day, rain or shine, Honey works in her garden, and each day, the little girl who lives next door is right by her side.
Follow a gecko as he scurries through the grass and trees searching for food and avoiding danger.
Horse, Cat, Goat, and Pig practice their instruments, filling the barnyard with happy sounds.
Big Bear doesn’t pay attention to the old oak tree when it tells him to share his berries with his friends.
On her ranch, Lexie watches over baby letters while they grow into words; she herds words into sentences and hitches sentences together to tell a story.
Lucy knows how to do everything. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he does everything wrong because he does things differently.
A long-empty birdcage takes a chance and leaves behind its attic home to find a bird to keep.
Discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment.
A mother and son use a unique call and response phrase to stay connected, even when Mom has to be away.
Inspector Croissant begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to help him find the source of a terrible odor.
When Shark Dog gets homesick, will he decide to return to Shark Dog Island or will he stay with his new best friend?
The letter B is missing from this book. Until it comes back, the reader is going to sound really, really silly.
Ice Boy has been told to never go outside, but he wants more from life, so he goes to the beach. Cute!
A little fox explores the forest during his very first year. Sweet!
The mailman works hard to create peace and happiness in the neighborhood by delivering letters to everyone, but he never receives any letters himself. Gorgeous art!
Goat keeps telling Frog he is not a unicorn, but Frog truly believes he is. Will the power of positive thinking cause real magic to happen? Tons of fun!