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Picture books that love libraries

But Excuse Me That is My Book

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!).

  • Luna Loves Library Day

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Fiona Lumbers

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Luna Loves Library Day

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Fiona Lumbers

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    From the talented poet Joseph Coelho, this charming picture book highlights the wonders of libraries for families and communities.…

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  • Lulu Loves the Library

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Lulu Loves the Library

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Lulu has her library card, her rucksack full of borrowed books, and a big smile on her face, because it's Tuesday – and on T…

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  • Bears Don't Read

    Author: Emma Chichester Clark

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Bears Don't Read

    Author: Emma Chichester Clark

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    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.

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  • Max and Bird

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-6

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  • Max and Bird

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-6

    Ed Vere's delightful stories are always full of pitch-perfect language that is always silly in just the right places. There is als…

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  • Library Lion

    Author: Michelle Knudsen Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Library Lion

    Author: Michelle Knudsen Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

    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 ha…

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  • The Detective Dog

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Detective Dog

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Detective Dog Nell is famed for her sleuthing skills in this witty detail-packed book, full of exuberant rhyming couplets - perfec…

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  • Wolves

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Wolves

    Author: Emily Gravett

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    This is a humorous, highly imaginative and original picture book and even comes with an alternative vegetarian ending! 

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  • How to Live Forever

    Author: Colin Thompson

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • How to Live Forever

    Author: Colin Thompson

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    At night, the book shelves come to life and the library is transformed into a bustling miniature city. But Peter discovers there i…

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