Vacation’s End

A picture book captures the bittersweet mood of the end of summer.

Bookshelf: By the Numbers

New picture books include “Two Mice” and “The Great and Mighty Nikko!”

Bookshelf: Schooling

New picture books include “Music Class Today!” and “Dad’s First Day.”

Watch Your Language

In a new picture book, a young bird discovers the strange power of curse words, thanks to his father.

Making Every Vote Count

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, two picture books pull children in to an earlier generation’s struggle.

‘Nimona,’ by Noelle Stevenson

A shapeshifter with a love of mischief comes to the aid of a supervillain out to expose an insincere hero.

Bookshelf: Vroom

New picture books find fun in modes of transport, from bikes to bulldozers.

A Cure for Hovering

A little boy finds independence despite his hovering family in a funny, refreshing new picture book.

Bookshelf: Tiny Beauties

Show-stopping butterflies and fireflies star in these picture books set in the loveliest corners of the insect world.

Bookshelf: Sweet Tooth

New picture books include “Jampires” by Sarah McIntyre and David O'Connell, and “Rude Cakes” by Rowboat Watkins.

A Guide to Reading Rituals

A new picture book is a “how to" manual for little people who have just gotten the hang of reading.