Favorite 2022 Books for Storytime

Notes from the Member Meetup by Kelly Allan, CLEL Steering Subcommittee Chair

At November’s Member Meetup, attendees talked about some of their favorite storytime reads published in 2022. We also discussed trends we noticed in picture books this year such as the continuation of themes of diversity, consent, and environmental justice.

Our meeting attendees’ 2022 storytime favorites included:

Armadillo Antics by Bill Martin and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Nathalie Beauvois

The Best Bed for Me by Gaia Cornwall

Chirp! by Mary Murphy

Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure by Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez, illustrated by Andrea Campos

Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

Does a Bulldozer Have a Butt? by Derick Wilder, illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Dan Santat

Gibberish by Young Vo

A Good Place by Lucy Cousins

Hidden Animal Colors by Jane Park

How We Eat by Shuli de la Fuente-Lau

Hush, Little Trucker by Kim Norman, illustrated by Toshiki Nakamura

I Am! A Book of Reminders by Juana Medina

Iguana Be a Dragon by Maddie Frost

I Love You Because I Love You by Muon Van, illustrated by Jessica Love

I’m Not Small by Nina Crews

Pigeon & Cat by Edward Hemingway

Poo-Dunit? A Forest Floor Mystery by Kate Aronson, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Rumble and Roar: Sounds Around the World by Sue Fliess

This Is a School by John Schu, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison

Trucks On Trucks by Sorche Fairbank, illustrated by Nik Henderson

Where Is Bina Bear? By Mike Curato

Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Chris Raschka