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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

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

  • Wolves

    Emily Gravett, Illustrator: Emily Gravett
    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

    Oliver Jeffers, Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
    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

    Anna McQuinn, Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
    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

    Lauren Child
    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

    Louise Yates
    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.

  • Babies Love Books

    Laurence Anholt, Illustrator: Catherine Anholt
    Orchard Books

    Given the chance, babies certainly do love books and the familiar scenes depicted amidst these lively pages show how and where opportunities to share a book present themselves.

  • How to Live Forever

    Colin Thompson
    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

    Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
    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

    Katie Cleminson
    Jonathan Cape Children's Books

    A charming celebration of books and reading

  • It’s a Book

    Lane Smith
    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

    Nick Bromley Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne
    Nosy Crow

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

  • Books Always Everywhere

    Jane Blatt, Illustrated by Sarah Massini
    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.