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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!

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday

Author: Jim Field Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Monsieur Roscoe and his goldfish, Fry, are off on the holiday of a lifetime - and you're invited too! From the multi-award-winning, bestselling illustrator of Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside. Monsieur Roscoe is going on holiday! Join him and his goldfish, Fry, as they camp, ski and sail their way through the journey of a lifetime, making friends and learning lots of new French words along the way. A fun and colourful picture book from the bestselling illustrator of Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, Monsieur Roscoe will make learning French exciting for the youngest children.

Book Hospital

Book Hospital

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

A funny, charming story about the magic of books from the co-creator of the hit Cbeebies series, Olobob Top. Have you ever wondered what it's like to BE a book? The BEST bits are getting to hang our with your friends and tell amazing stories, but sometimes a good book can end up in the wrong place at the wrong time... And then they might get scribbled on, nibbled on or even lose their last and most important page... And when that happens, it's time to go to... Book Hospital! This funny, reassuring story is a celebration of books and the magic of reading. Because when you love your books, when you're kind to your books and when you read your books, they will take you on a magical journey that you'll never forget... Other books by Leigh Hodgkinson: Pencil Dog Goldilocks and Just the One Bear Troll Swap Goldilocks and the Three Potties Colin and the Snoozebox Limelight Larry

Book Hospital

Book Hospital

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

A funny, charming story about the magic of books from the co-creator of the hit Cbeebies series, Olobob Top. Have you ever wondered what it's like to BE a book? The BEST bits are getting to hang our with your friends and tell amazing stories, but sometimes a good book can end up in the wrong place at the wrong time... And then they might get scribbled on, nibbled on or even lose their last and most important page... And when that happens, it's time to go to... Book Hospital! This funny, reassuring story is a celebration of books and the magic of reading. Because when you love your books, when you're kind to your books and when you read your books, they will take you on a magical journey that you'll never forget... Other books by Leigh Hodgkinson: Pencil Dog Goldilocks and Just the One Bear Troll Swap Goldilocks and the Three Potties Colin and the Snoozebox Limelight Larry

I Like to Share!

I Like to Share!

Author: Stephen Krensky Format: Board book Release Date: 24/06/2021

An empowering celebration of learning how to share and a new addition to the bestselling series! I kept snacks to myself. Now I give some away. Once I hogged the whole swing. Now I let others play. This fifth book in the Empowerment series celebrates learning how to share. With relevant and charming specifics, Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham address the joy we feel from giving back. Young children and their parents will revel in the encouraging text and retro-fresh illustrations.

Bubbles . . . Up!

Bubbles . . . Up!

Author: Jacqueline Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

An everyday visit to the pool transforms into an unforgettable celebration of the water in this remarkable picture book from Jacqueline Davies, the award-winning author of children's classic The Lemonade War, and Sonia Sanchez, the illustrator of Meg Medina's Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. A day at the community pool is full of unwater magic-dunking and diving with friends; somersaulting, walking on your hands, and bursting up through the surface like a tortoise. But when a thunderstorm comes and a little brother ventures too close to the pool's edge, will our main character be quick enough and brave enough to save the day? In this energetic read-aloud, the words swim off the pages as the underwater world comes to life through lush, dynamic illustrations and visual poetry. Journey to an imaginative world where, always and forever, bubbles . . . rise . . . UP!

The Little Lambs' Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Lambs' Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt

Author: Yvonne Mes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Near mountain, scrub and oceanfront, we tiptoe on our Easter hunt. We look over. We look under. And then... A group of lambs are on an Easter egg hunt. They find all kinds of eggs - kiwi, tui, keruru, little blue penguin (korora) and kakapo - before the little lambs finally find what they've been looking for: Easter eggs to share with all their whanau. This colourfully illustrated picture book takes the celebration of Easter and uses it to highlight the beauty of New Zealand's flora and fauna.

Fiona Helps a Friend

Fiona Helps a Friend

Author: Richard Cowdrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

True Colors

True Colors

Author: Goncalo Viana Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

A green cloud and a white tree? Who is responsible for illustrating this book? True Colors begins innocently with two friends, their dog, and their kite, but each time the story gets started, more colors seem to go awry. The narrator implores the reader to help as townspeople, a group of scientists, and the town tailor all try to determine what is going wrong. As the characters engage in comical attempts to reverse the colors, the two friends show us that colors can do all sorts of amazing tricks-with a little imagination. Goncalo Viana's bold, retro illustration style brings joy and laughter to all shapes, sizes, and colors.

My Little Book of Big Freedoms

My Little Book of Big Freedoms

Author: Chris Riddell, Amnesty International Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell and published in partnership with Amnesty International UK. We all want a good life, to have fun, to be safe, happy and fulfilled. For this to happen, we need to look after each other and stand up for the basic human rights that we often take for granted. This book features 16 different freedoms, each accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It shows why our human rights are so important - they help to keep us safe. Every day. Featuring a stunning cover and full-colour artwork.

The Boy and the Moonimal

The Boy and the Moonimal

Author: Debi Gliori Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Moonimal and Boy are ALWAYS together. Until, one terrible day, Moonimal gets lost in the woods. How will he survive all alone in the wild? And will he ever find Boy again? Journey through dense forests, across rushing rivers and to the heights of snow-covered mountains to discover a bond that can never be broken.

Baby's First Train Robbery

Baby's First Train Robbery

Author: Jim (De Montfort University, UK) Whalley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Frank's long-suffering parents decide it's time for a holiday - looking after a whole zooful of animals is VERY hard work. Leaving Gran in charge, they set off. But the further from home they get, the more anxious Frank gets. What if Gran can't cope? What if his animals need him? He decides to take drastic action - with dire consequences! A nail-biting follow-up to the bestselling Baby's First Bank Heist and Baby's First Jailbreak.

Baby's First Train Robbery

Baby's First Train Robbery

Author: Jim (De Montfort University, UK) Whalley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Frank's long-suffering parents decide it's time for a holiday - looking after a whole zooful of animals is VERY hard work. Leaving Gran in charge, they set off. But the further from home they get, the more anxious Frank gets. What if Gran can't cope? What if his animals need him? He decides to take drastic action - with dire consequences! A nail-biting follow-up to the bestselling Baby's First Bank Heist and Baby's First Jailbreak.