22 Picture Books I’m Looking Forward to in ’22…

It’s that time again. 🙂

I hereby give you my list of 22 Picture Books I’m Looking Forward to in ’22!

I’m very much looking forward to these books in 2022 as well. 🙂

Lovebird Lou
(Sterling, Jan. 4)
No Bunnies Here!
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Feb. 8)

Still anxiously awaiting covers on these….

The Underpants (Scholastic Press, Summer 2022)

Mary Had a Little Plan (Sterling, Summer 2022)

What books are YOU looking forward to in 2022? Please feel free to share in the comments.



Congratulations, Danielle Dufayet! You won a copy of The Book of Rules written by Brian Gehrlein and illustrated by Tom Knight.

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. Getting kids excited about reading and writing is Tammi's passion. Her other passion is mango tea. In addition to winning awards and garnering starred reviews, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things. Nugget & Fang was made into a musical that toured the nation. To date, the show has been performed more than 150 times. Wordy Birdy was named a Spring Kids' Indie Next pick, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month. Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, was released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and French which makes her feel extra fancy. Tammi's latest books include Nugget & Fang Go to School, The Farm that Mac Built, and Not Now, Cow. There are many more books on the way. To learn more about Tammi, visit her site at tammisauer.com.


  1. A great list to look forward to. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kaitlyn L Sanchez

    Love these! Thanks so much!

  3. What a great round up, Tammi, from Lou to Lovebird Lou. Thank you.

  4. Great list!
    I am a self-published author. Do you review self-published books? If so, how do I submit my book for an honest review?

  5. Great list! Looks like a great year of picture books. I’m also looking forward to Masha Munching (Amalia Hoffman) and Tofu Takes Time (Helen Wu). I know there are more, but Goodreads is down right now and I can’t get to my list…Thanks for the books, Tammi!

  6. Wonderful list! I can’t wait to read each and every one of them! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. Everyone of these books looks wonderful. 2022 is going to be a great year for PB’s!! Thanks for sharing, Tammi!

  8. Congrats all on the upcoming books! Great List. Thanks! It’s really nice to see how the pairings of Author and Illustrator are getting even stronger. Some combinations are true magic. Every great story deserves great illustration, and every great illo needs a great story. These look delicious. Can’t wait to read many. Good luck everyone, and stay well.

  9. These look great! 🙂 So exciting to see what we can look forward to reading. Thanks, Tammi.

  10. Great list of books to look forward to! Thanks, Tammi!!

  11. So many fun books to look forward to! Thanks, Tammi!

  12. Ooh, these look great! Thanks, Tammi! I, too, will look forward to these 22 (plus 2) in ’22! 🙂 I’m also looking forward to Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang, Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness by Maria Gianferrari, and The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Revolution by Lisa Robinson. YAY for picture books!

  13. I laughed out loud at some of these covers!…Congratulations, Tammi on your two new books!

  14. I want to read each one! Scrolling through reinforces for me a conviction that cover art for a picture book is such a big part of it’s success, giving readers/viewers a strong pull to open the cover and become immersed in the enchanting blend of illustration and story that makes this genre so special! (Where is The Path taking that little person….?! It must be a very special, unique kid that cares for The Pet Potato…)

  15. Aaah! So many good ones in there! Wish my walls were filled with bookshelves.

  16. Adding these to my TBR list – some I knew of and some I wasn’t aware of – so thanks for sharing.

  17. Thank you Tammy, these all look amazing and fun! 2022 is going to be awesome!

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