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Picture books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Picture books category. Presented with a red border are the Picture books books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Picture books books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

Author: Richard Scarry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse and a cast of Scarry's most popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the postman deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family and friends. This is the perfect introduction to everyday grown-up life - ever!

The Worrying Worries

The Worrying Worries

Author: Rachel Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

What happens when you get a Worry? They can follow you around everywhere, and they are HUNGRY. They feed on your fears and put sad thoughts in your head until they've grown so big, it can be hard to get anything done! Luckily, the Worry Doctor knows exactly what to do.

Richard Scarry's The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Richard Scarry's The Adventures of Lowly Worm

Author: Richard Scarry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Lowly Worm is one of Richard Scarry's best loved characters, and the star of this lively collection of stories, in which he takes an unexpected ride on a hot-air balloon; helps Huckle find just the right gift for Mother Cat; rides the roller coaster at the fair and builds a castle at the beach. With everything from bike crashes to a big birthday surprise, these stories show exactly why Lowly is one special worm, loved the world over. Every page has something to delight over and discuss.

Miss Molly's School of Kindness

Miss Molly's School of Kindness

Author: Zanna Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A sweet story about how to be kind, with a cast of charming, humorous animal characters. A gentle and engaging introduction to the topic of kindness, with the three naughty fox cubs, who are struggling to be kind. At Miss Molly's School of Kindness they find out how to be kind to others, kind to themselves, and the importance of being kind to the planet. A perfect way to teach children about kindness, with humour, a fun story, and a cast of lively animal characters.

The Invisible

The Invisible

Author: Tom Percival Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy memories and move to the other side of the city. It is the story of a girl who goes on to make one of the hardest things anyone can ever make...a difference. And it is the story of those who are overlooked in our society - who are made to feel invisible - and why everyone has a place here. We all belong.

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Every night Blue Kangaroo falls fast asleep, cuddled in Lily's arms. But as new toy animals start arriving, Blue Kangaroo worries that there just isn't enough room for him anymore. When he goes missing, Lily looks everywhere for him and it turns out NONE of the other toys means as much to her as her first and favourite Blue Kangaroo.

Two Can Toucan

Two Can Toucan

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

There's a bird in the forest that is completely black (except for his white eyes), and very unhappy. When the other animals tease him because he has no name, he decides he must leave the forest to find his fortune... and his place in the world. Find out how the toucan got his name, and his amazing colours in this modern classic by picture book legend David McKee - the creator of children's favourites Elmer the patchwork elephant, Mr Benn, and King Rollo.

Wombat Wins

Wombat Wins

Author: Jackie French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The school sports day is on and Mothball wombat is competing! She eats. She sleeps. She scratches. But can this wombat win? From the award-winning, bestelling creators of DIARY OF A WOMBAT. This is a book about a wombat ...winning. Yes, Mothball has become an athlete, albeit a little accidentally. In her never-ending quest for carrots Mothball stumbles upon the children at the local school competing in the school sports. And despite her somewhat limiting physique and lack of training, Mothball manages to go home with a gold medal. Why puff and pant when you can eat, sleep and scratch? Ages 3+

We Love You, Mr Panda Board Book

We Love You, Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

Mr Panda is back, and he's looking for love! A laugh-out-loud funny story in a durable board book format that's perfect for little hands. Mr Panda is offering free hugs to all his animal friends - but the are all busy hugging each other! Will poor Mr Panda ever find a hug that's just right for him? Praise for Mr Panda: 'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners' - Sun 'The picture book formula at its magic best' - Daily Telegraph

How To Change The World

How To Change The World

Author: Rashmi Sirdeshpande Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Could you and your friends change the world? This book will inspire you with 15 true stories of groups of amazing humans who've changed the world. Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women's votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer. Or travel back to the start of democracy in Ancient Greece, and into space to see the incredible teamwork on the international space station. Above all, uncover just some of the MANY ways we can work together to change our world - all brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illustration.

The Don't Panic Gang

The Don't Panic Gang

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

There's something SCARY lurking in the bathroom. It's HUGE and it's HAIRY but ... the Don't Panic Gang is RIGHT HERE TO HELP. Sumo Cat, Ninja Bird and King-Fu Worm will be with you zippety-quick (that's faster than fast!) - saving you, saving me, saving THE WORLD! A sumo-stomping, ninja-popping, kung-fu leaping, all-action adventure featuring three unlikely superheroes and one surprise ending.

The Don't Panic Gang

The Don't Panic Gang

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

There's something SCARY lurking in the bathroom. It's HUGE and it's HAIRY but ... the Don't Panic Gang is RIGHT HERE TO HELP. Sumo Cat, Ninja Bird and King-Fu Worm will be with you zippety-quick (that's faster than fast!) - saving you, saving me, saving THE WORLD! A sumo-stomping, ninja-popping, kung-fu leaping, all-action adventure featuring three unlikely superheroes and one surprise ending.