21 Picture Books I’m Looking Forward to in ’21!

Like most of you, I am ready to shut the door on 2020. Let’s go ahead and take a peek at some of the good stuff 2021 has in store for us….

I also have three books coming out in 2021 that I’m pretty excited about:

Not Now, Cow

illustrated by Troy Cummings (Appleseed Abrams, Spring ’21)

One Sheep, Two Sheep

illustrated by Troy Cummings (Appleseed Abrams, Fall ’21)

***waiting for cover as patiently as I can***

Lovebird Lou

illustrated by Steph Laberis (Sterling, Fall ’21)

***waiting for cover as patiently as I can***

What books are YOU looking forward to in 2021? Please share them in the comments!

Tammi Sauer

Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. She has more than 30 published picture books and has many others on the way. Her books have received awards, earned starred reviews, made lists, been made into musicals, and been translated into many different languages. Most importantly, kids really like her books! To learn more about Tammi and her books, please visit tammisauer.com and follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.


  1. What a fun list of new books! Thanks Tammi.

  2. These all look wonderful! I can’t wait to get my hands on them -congrats to all the authors!

  3. Wow, these look inviting! Thanks for sharing, Tammi!

  4. Eager to start on another list of great looking books.

  5. Ooo! My Goodrreads list just got a HUGE boost for 2021 PB’s.
    Thank you Tammi!

  6. Wow! I can’t wait for 2021! There are so many wonderful books to look forward to.
    Thank you for all of the ones you recommended.

  7. Oh! I’m ecstatic for all of these! Big congratulations to all!

  8. Picture books are such a treat! Thanks for sharing these, Tammi….And congratulations on your new books!

  9. “waiting as patiently as I can” ?

  10. So many wonderful picture books! Vampenguin looks hysterical, and I cannot wait for Becoming Vanessa. Thanks for this great list!

  11. I’m ready for 2021 AND I’m ready for these books!

  12. These look awesome! I can’t wait.

  13. Some amazing books to look forward to! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

  14. This is a fabulous list! Cracking myself up laughing so loud at some of the titles. Perfect!

  15. Sheri Delgado Preston

    Thank you for this awesome list!! I’m excited to read all of them:))

  16. Since it’s difficult to browse bookstores right now, I really, really needed this list. Thank you, Tammi! I am, as always, looking forward to hearing about your latest works. (side note: I squealed with delight to see LITTLE BLUE BRIDGE made your list!)

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