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Brilliant picture books about books…

As avid bookworms we absolutely love these three brilliant picture books about books which take different approaches to celebrating books and reading. Two of the three have a book as the main character 🙂

by Laura Baker & Sandra de la Prada

Do you gobble up books? Squeeze into a nook? Speed read? Do you read anything with words or spend a long time choosing? Do books make you cheer or gasp out loud?

This fabulous rhyming book takes a look at the different ways that you can enjoy reading and the adventures that can be found between the pages. It celebrates all reading styles and habits as well as wondering if you may write your own book one day…


Library books don’t stay in one place for long, they have their own stories! We loved following the journey of a library book to see the impact that it has on different readers…

Our Incredible Library Book and the wonderful journeys it took
by Caroline Crowe & John Joseph

Nia is the first child to borrow a brand new library book, she loves it so much that she doesn’t want to bring it back! But the book’s journey continues as it’s borrowed by a beginner reader, a sick child and a girl who has never owned a book.

The book is read in a variety of places and becomes tattier and more well loved the further it travels. It’s fascinating to think about how many readers of different backgrounds have enjoyed the book in so many different ways.


But as well loved books grow older and tattier they often need mending. Hurray for the…

Book Hospital
by Leigh Hodgkinson
Book Hospital - Story Snug

A book tells us about different kinds of books and the fact that it’s great to hang out with friends. But after telling us about unlucky books that get scribbled on or have food dropped on them the book’s most important page gets ripped out.

A trip to the book hospital follows and the book has to wait for treatment. But then a visitor brings the book’s most important page…

Back home in time for bedtime the book has an important message for readers – be kind to your books as they can take you on magical journeys.

Can you recommend any brilliant picture books about books?

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8 responses to “Brilliant picture books about books…”

  1. Amila avatar

    This is a very interesting roundup. I used to read a lot of picture books with my son when he was a toddler and a preschooler. But now he is grown up and he reads himself without my help. But I still like to read such picture books with him time to time. Thanks for all these book suggestions…

    1. Catherine avatar

      I read to my daughter as long as she wanted me to but every so often she still asks me to read her a picture book. I think that the experience takes her back to a time when she had less school stress – it’s lovely to rediscover our old favourites 🙂

  2. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs avatar

    What a lovely round up of books about books! There are some that are new to us, so thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      You’re welcome! I have a soft spot for books about books 🙂

  3. Carol avatar

    Cute books – I love the title of Book Hospital.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Book Hospital is a great title and we love the way that the book tells the story 🙂

  4. Kim Carberry avatar

    Aww! What sweet sounding stories. They all sound wonderful but I really like the sound of the Our Incredible Library Book. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      We enjoyed following Our Incredible Library Book’s journey as it was borrowed and read by different readers 🙂