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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!

Hello, Ninja. Hello, Georgie.

Hello, Ninja. Hello, Georgie.

Author: N. D. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Now a Netflix animated TV series! What's better than ONE ninja? TWO ninjas! Especially flying...on a dragon...with a cat! Adventure (and more sandwiches) await in this romp from Hello, Ninja creators N.D. Wilson and Forrest Dickison as young ninja Wes tackles his biggest challenge yet: making a new friend. Perfect for reading aloud and shared storytime!

A Dancer's Dream

A Dancer's Dream

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

In snow white covered St. Petersberg, young dancer Stana's dreams have finally come true - she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky's new ballet, The Nutcracker. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she's never danced before... From the author of the bestselling The Sinclair Mysteries, Katherine Woodfine, and Waterstone's Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey fay beyond the page. A Dancer's Dream is the prefect Christmas gift for old and young alike.

Looking for Smile

Looking for Smile

Author: Ellen Tarlow Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

In this sweet and gentle picture book, Bear wakes one day to find his Smile gone and enlists his friends to help him find it. Bear and Smile are always together. They wake up together, swim by the waterfall together, and eat honey together. But one day, Bear wakes up and Smile is nowhere to be found. With the help of his woodland friends, will Bear be able to find his Smile again? This tender and special debut picture book explores sadness with a light touch and shows that sometimes a good friend can make all the difference.

Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee

Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee

Author: Angela Banner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz. A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence. Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold! This Ant and Bee adventure introduces children to the days of the week. Ant and Bee have different tasks for different days. But one day is more special than all the rest because it happens to be a birthday! Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself. First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today. Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures? Ant and Bee More Ant and Bee More and More Ant and Bee Ant and Bee Count 123 Ant and Bee and the Secret Around the World with Ant and Bee Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee Ant and Bee and the Rainbow Ant and Bee and the ABC Ant and Bee Time Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog Ant and Bee and the Doctor Ant and Bee Go Shopping Left and Right with Ant and Bee Make a Million with Ant and Bee

Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind

Author: Grahame Baker-Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Floating across the sky in her hot air balloon, Cassi watches a little swift dive and swoop through the still air. In the rising sun the world seems to be holding its breath. Then a small breeze stirs the leaves in the trees, and as the wind grows bolder, a whiff of danger sends small creatures running for cover. Across the ocean, the wind awakes with a fury, whipping the waves, cresting each one with wild, white horses. And further on, around the still eye of a hurricane, clouds are carved into a great spiral, howling with stormy power . . . And throughout, the wind in all its guises is witnessed by Cassi's little swift as it embarks on its mammoth migratory journey, finally coming to nest on the other side of the world. A spectacular new non-fiction picture book from the creator of The Rhythm of the Rain.

A Story About Afiya

A Story About Afiya

Author: James Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl's childhood, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry.

The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy

The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy

Author: Craig Sidell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy is the timeless story of a beloved bear born without any hair. Join Fuzzy Wuzzy as he lives life to the fullest. This book teaches children the importance of being kind and loving and that it's not what you look like that is important. A great life begins with love for everyone and everything around you. The perfect book for reading aloud and sharing. The simple rhymes and beautiful illustrations are sure to engage your children for years to come. Fuzzy Wuzzy is not just a bear - he is a role model for all and an inspiration to live your life to the fullest. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair but it just didn't matter! The author, Craig Sidell, is a father of five wonderful children, living in the fuzziest city in the world, New York City. There with his amazing wife, his family explores the vibrant city around them and feasts on the best vegan food in the world. The illustrator, Evgeniya Kozhevnikova, is a talented young Russian artist from Tomsk in Siberia. Evgeniya has illustrated many children's books and painted numerous watercolors, among other things. In the fall of 2017, the Museum of Art in Tomsk organized a solo exhibition of Evgeniya's watercolor paintings.

The Lost Smile

The Lost Smile

Author: Nadia L King Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

When Zaytoon wakes up feeling sad, she goes on a search to find her smile. From the kitchen to the garden, Zaytoon searches high and low to eventually discover her smile - it's smiling at her from her reflection in the window! The Lost Smile is a beautifully illustrated and colourful picture book demonstrating the importance of accepting our emotions. Zaytoon's journey shows children that it's okay to be sad and reassures young readers that sadness can be temporary. Themes include cultural diversity, emotional intelligence, family life and the importance of connecting with nature and animals.

Danny The Digger Saves Christmas

Danny The Digger Saves Christmas

Author: Aja Mulford Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Big Ideas for Little Philosophers: Happiness with Aristotle

Big Ideas for Little Philosophers: Happiness with Aristotle

Author: Duane Armitage, Maureen McQuerry Format: Board book Release Date: 15/10/2020

Answering life's big questions for little children, this board book explains Aristotle's beliefs about happiness and friendship in a simple, accessible way. Even little children can become philosophers by asking big questions about the world around them. Aristotle believed that the best way to live a happy life was to fill it with true friends. In Happiness with Aristotle, this idea is explained for the youngest thinkers, from helping your friends to be good people to learning to love yourself as well as others. This book will inspire little ones to have exciting thoughts and conversations about these big ideas. 'A philosopher is a person who loves wisdom. Wisdom means knowing things that help you live better and be happy.'

Santa Jaws

Santa Jaws

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Welcome to Santa's grotto, little fishes, please come in, And meet the real-life Santa Klaus, It's really, really him! Deep beneath the shimmering blue sea, it's almost Christmas Eve, and Shelly the shark is VERY excited. She puts on her Santa suit and turns her cave into a festive Christmas grotto. Then she waits for all the little fishes to come in. They seem strangely reluctant . . . But Sid the squid thinks all his Christmases have come at once! Will Sid get taken in by Shark's Santa disguise - or will he be in for a big surprise? A hilarious underwater Christmas romp from the creators of Mince Spies.

Miffy's Treasury

Miffy's Treasury

Author: Dick Bruna Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Join miffy as she celebrates her 65th birthday, with this gorgeously collectable anniversary treasury containing five classic miffy stories. This beautiful hardback collection contains miffy at the zoo, miffy's birthday, miffy at school, miffy is crying and queen miffy - the perfect gift for miffy fans old and new.