Monday, September 29, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books

I've heard about Nester's 31 Days Series of blog writing during October, and last year heard about/remembered it too late to join in. But this year I saw Jessica's post announcing what she chose to write about, and wanted to dive in too.

I have a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old at home, I lead toddler and preschool storytimes each week at the library, and in general I just see lots and lots of kids' books. So I thought an easy topic for me to blog about every day would be picture books! But to narrow it down even farther for me (rather than just choosing "the-best-awesome-favorite-books"), I thought I'd go through my "New Books" shelf at the library and write about some of the books we have there. They have arrived at our library within the last six months, and have typically been published within the last year, so there may be some great finds that you haven't heard about yet!

I have a tendency to start things and not complete them without accountability so... if you're reading this and are going to be looking forward to my posts every day, will you please leave me a little comment so that I don't give up part way in? :)

This post will also contain the growing list of NEW Kids Picture Books:

Day 1: Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Day 2: My Bus by Byron Barton
Day 3: Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman
Day 4: Mr Wayne's Masterpiece by Patricia Polacco
Day 5: Tea With Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg
Day 6: The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin
Day 7: Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Day 8: Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak
Day 9: Water Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas
Day 10: A Cookie for Santa by Stephanie Shaw
Day 11: How to Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler
Day 12: It's Raining! by Gail Gibbons
Day 13: My Red Balloon by Kazuaki Yamada
Day 14: Maisy Plays Soccer by Lucy Cousins
Day 15: Secrets of the Rainforest by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner {GIVEAWAY!}
Day 16: Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney
Day 17: I'm Brave! by Kate & Jim McMullan
Day 18: Pete the Cat and the New Guy by Kimberley & James Dean
Day 19: Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century by Jane O'Connor
Day 20: Cat vs. Dog by Chris Gall
Day 21: Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
Day 22: Everything's Better With a Beard by The Robertsons
Day 23: P is for Pirate by Eve Bunting
Day 24: Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma by David Soman
Day 25: Froggy Gets a Doggy by Jonathan London
Day 26: Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Day 27: Otis and the Scarecrow by Loreen Long
Day 28: A Thirst for Home by Christine Ieronimo
Day 29: Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood
Day 30: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
Day 31: Final thoughts


  1. I love this series 😊 I grew up reading and love good books, and now I want to pass that love to my one year old (and any other children we end up with). Thank you for adding to my list of books to read to him. Keep it up!

  2. This is great! I will be following along because I'm always looking for new book ideas for my two sons (3.5 and 1.5 years old). Thanks for sharing this series!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm always looking for books my own kids will enjoy along with my library kids!

  3. Great idea for a series. I love how some of these new books come from already favorite authors.

    1. Thanks! More favorite authors are on the way! :)