National Cheese Lovers Day

The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

Our favourite cheesy books for children.

  • Cheese Belongs To You

    Author: Alexis Deacon Illustrator: Viviane Schwarz
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 5+

    ‘RAT LAW’ states that ‘Cheese Belongs To You’ – at least until someone bigger, stronger, faster, or scarier decides otherwise.

  • The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Author: Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
    Publisher: Penguin
    Interest age: 5+
    Reading age: 5+

    Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: Chicken Licken, The Princess and the Bowling Ball; The Really Ugly Duckling, and Jack's Bean Problem. Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, this book was described by "She magazine" as, 'The most delightful collection of stories a…

  • The Great Cheese Robbery

    Author: Tim Warnes
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press
    Interest age: 3-6
    Reading age: 6+

    Patrick thinks Daddy Elephant is not scared of anything until a mouse comes to call.

  • The Great Cheese Robbery

    Author: Chris Mould
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
    Interest age: 8-11
    Reading age: 7+

    When the skirting board mice kidnap the ship's cat for a cheese ransom, the pirates are ready for action. An easy-to-read and exciting adventure story, which is perfect for readers starting to read alone.

  • The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in

    Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Hannah Shaw
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
    Interest age: 4-6
    Reading age: 6+

    When Daddypops and his two baby rats discover a cheese shop even stinkier than ancient socks, there is only one thing for it…they have to break in! A comical story, with hilarious illustrations, that's perfect for reading out loud.

  • Iguana Boy Saves the World with a Triple Cheese Pizza

    Author: James Bishop Illustrator: Rikin Parekh
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
    Interest age: 7-9
    Reading age: 7+

    Dylan Spencer has a rubbish superpower: he can talk to iguanas. But when all the rest of the world’s superheroes are kidnapped, he is the only one left to save the planet. A hilarious and heartwarming book, packed full of brilliant, comic-strip illustrations.