Picture books that love libraries
We love libraries, and we love picture books. So here's our list of picture books that love libraries too!
These books are a great way to get children excited about their first trip to the library, or to keep them enthused about going (not that they would need it!).
Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
Publisher: Alanna books
Lulu has her library card, her rucksack full of borrowed books, and a big smile on her face, because it's Tuesday – and on Tuesdays Lulu and her mummy go to the library
Author: Katie Cleminson
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Children's Books
A charming celebration of books and reading
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Puffin Books
Children will join Charlie, Lola and their friends on a trip to the library to look at all the different types of books that Lola might like to read. It is a warm and funny story about family, friends and the importance of trying new things.
Author: Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Harper Collins
Bears Don't Read is a wonderfully engaging picture book about the joy of reading and how much fun it can be to help others.
Author: Wendy Meddour Illustrator: by Rebecca Ashdown
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
This is how every fairy tale should be written, with the protagonist - regardless of gender - saving themselves from a life of solitude and boredom. A great read.
Author: Emily MacKenzie
Little book lovers will adore this silly story of naughty Ralfy. The illustrations are fun and modern, with some bunny puns to keep adults entertained too.
Author: Ed Vere
Ed Vere's delightful stories are always full of pitch-perfect language that is always silly in just the right places. There is also a comfortable sense of warm friendship between Max and Bird, which young readers will return to again and again.
Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Fiona Lumbers
Publisher: Anderson Press
From the talented poet Joseph Coelho, this charming picture book highlights the wonders of libraries for families and communities. Accompanying the poetic text is gloriously bright and delightful illustrations to bring the magic of the library to life.
Author: Michelle Knudsen Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: Walker Books
One day, a lion turns up at the library and no-one knows quite what to do - not even Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, who has rules for most things. However, the lion turns out to be rather a nice lion and so he's allowed to stay, as long as he doesn't roar.
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Detective Dog Nell is famed for her sleuthing skills in this witty detail-packed book, full of exuberant rhyming couplets - perfect for sharing and reading aloud.
Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Macmillan Children's books
This is a humorous, highly imaginative and original picture book and even comes with an alternative vegetarian ending!
Author: Colin Thompson
Publisher: Random House
At night, the book shelves come to life and the library is transformed into a bustling miniature city. But Peter discovers there is one important book missing...