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Picture books about reading, books and libraries

Posted on Mar 8, 2013

Une histoire extraordinaire
 by Grégoire Mabire (Casterman)
I have long been fascinated by picture books about reading, books and libraries and thought this week would be the perfect opportunity for a recap.
So here goes:

Again! ~ Emily Gravett (review)

Beware of the Storybook Wolves ~ Lauren Child

Books Always Everywhere ~ Jane Blatt & Sarah Massini (review)

Bunny Loves to Read ~ Peter Bently & Deborah Melmon (review)

But Excuse Me That is My Book (Charlie & Lola) ~ Lauren Child

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book ~ Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

A Cultivated Wolf ~ Becky Bloom & Pascal Biet

Delilah Darling at the Library ~ Jeanne Willis & Rosie Reeve

Dog Loves Books ~ Louise Yates (review)

Do Not Open This Book! ~ Michaela Muntean & Pascal Lemaitre

Don’t Read This Book! ~ Jill Lewis & Deborah Allwright

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore ~ William Joyce & Joe Bluhm

The Flower ~ John Light & Lisa Evans

Have You Ever Ever Ever? ~ Colin McNaughton & Emma Chichester Clark (review)

I Believe in Unicorns ~ Michael Morpurgo & Gary Blythe

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut ~ Dr Seuss

I Like Books ~ Anthony Browne

It’s a Book ~ Lane Smith (review)

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy ~ Oliver Jeffers

The Library ~ Sarah Stewart & David Small

Library Lion ~ Michelle Knudsen & Kevin Hawkes

Little Bo Peep’s Troublesome Sheep ~ Cressida Cowell (review)

The Loon on the Moon ~ Chae Strathie & Emily Golden (review)

Lulu Loves Stories ~ Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw

Lulu Loves the Library ~ Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw (review)

Lulu Reads to Zeki ~ Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw

Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates ~ Timothy Knapman & Adam Stower

Open This Little Book ~ Jesse Klausmeier & Suzy Lee (review)

Open Very Carefully ~ Nick Bromley & Nicola O’Byrne (review)

Otto the Book Bear ~ Katie Cleminson (review)

We Are in A Book ~ Mo Willems

Wild About Books ~ Judy Sierra & Marc Brown

Winston the Book Wolf ~ Marni McGee & Ian Beck

Wolves ~ Emily Gravett

Please write your own recommendations in the comments below – I would really like to do a comprehensive list, and I have undoubtedly forgotten many!



  1. Here are some more: Miss Brooks Loves Books (but I Don’t!), Yoko Learns to Read, The Wednesday Surprise, Miss Dorothy and her Bookmobile, Wild About Books!, Library Lion. I know that I know more but that is just off the top of my head.

  2. Thanks for such a useful post. I’m going to be using this to help me at work!

  3. Thank you kinderbooks. You reminded me I had also started a pinterest on that subject!

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