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Books celebrating the joy of books!


These delightful picture books celebrate the joy of books and reading.

  • Wolves

    Author: Emily Gravett Illustrator: 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! 

  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy

    Author: Oliver Jeffers
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Henry loves books. However, his pleasure isn't derived from reading them but from eating them instead, and the more he eats, the smarter he gets.

  • Lulu Loves the Library

    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

  • Beware of the Storybook Wolves

    Author: Lauren Child
    Publisher: Hachette

    Lauren Child has created a truly original and hilarious story, and her lively and unique collage-style illustrations are a joy. Ideal for reassuring children who are scared of the dark.

  • Dog Loves Books

    Author: Louise Yates
    Publisher: Red Fox / Random House Children's Books

    With an engaging hero and simple, understated text animated by witty, subtly coloured illustrations, this book about the sheer pleasure of books has a refreshing jaunty elegance.

  • How to Live Forever

    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...

  • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    From pirates to dragons, aliens and ghosts, this book serves as a celebration of all stories, and a reminder of how one story can lead to another!

  • Otto the Book Bear

    Author: Katie Cleminson
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape Children's Books

    A charming celebration of books and reading

  • It’s a Book

    Author: Lane Smith
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    Jackass, playing on his computer, wants to know what Monkey is up to. Monkey is reading a book

  • Open Very Carefully

    Author: Nick Bromley Illustrator: Nicola O'Byrne
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    A crocodile has invaded the pages of this picture book, and is causing chaos by gobbling up words!

  • Books Always Everywhere

    Author: Jane Blatt Illustrator: Sarah Massini
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Big and small, wide and tall, there are all kinds of books to enjoy in this charming celebration of reading for even the youngest children.