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.
Sometimes things are out of our control. That’s why I haven’t posted a ‘Picture Books At The Library’ segment in over a month. Yikes! It has to do with library budget and when orders get processed and it’s all very boring. So…while we are waiting on brand new 2019 titles to arrive (soon!), I’ve put together a roundup of 2018 picture books that you may have missed. Lots of wonderful books to seek out! With gorgeous art in all!
FOUND: While missing her dog, a young girl finds, befriends, and cares for another lost dog. Wordless
SOPHIE JOHNSON, UNICORN EXPERT: Sophie is so caught up in teaching others about unicorns that she fails to notice the magic right under her nose.
I JUST LIKE YOU: A diverse group of animals show how friendship can be as simple as appreciating the critter next to you.
LOVE, Z: While out looking for adventure, a young robot finds a message in a bottle that starts him on a quest to find out what love it.
TWINKLE: Twinkle’s spells go from clumsy to catastrophic on her first day of fairy school.
MOUSIE, I WILL READ TO YOU: Follow a mama mouse and her baby on the little mouse’s journey to becoming a reader.
THE BOOK THAT JAKE BORROWED: Jake borrows a library book, drips jelly on it, and must face the consequences.
FOX EXPLORES THE NIGHT: A fox sets off from its den to explore the neighborhood and hunt for food.
NO BORING STORIES: A bunny wants to help the other animals write a story, but they won’t let him because bunnies are too boring.
STEWART’S BEST PEN: Stewart and his pen Craig are best friends, so when Craig disappears, Stewart’s the one who feels lost.
HOW TO EAT PIZZA: A slice of pizza tries to convince the narrator not to eat him. Funny!
WOKE BABY: A woke baby is up early, raises his fists in the air, cries out for justice, and grows up to change the world.
WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST: While practicing his swooping, Pip the owl crash-lands in the middle of Theodore the mouse’s breakfast.
HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT: Harold feels like a very special bear in his woolly hat, so when it’s stolen, he has to get it back.
STAR IN THE JAR: When a little boy stumbles across a lost star, he decides to take care of it.
IS THAT YOU, ELEANOR SUE: Eleanor Sue is a master of disguise, but when her mother gets in on the act, anything can happen. Pretty darn cute!