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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!

Moo-Moo, I Love You!

Moo-Moo, I Love You!

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

A moo-ving ode to the love between parent and child, from a bestselling team In this sweet picture book, New York Times-bestselling pair Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal present udderly perfect expressions of affection to share between any cow and calf: I love you no matter your moo-d. I love giving you a big s-moo-ch. Mylove for you is as big as . . . a MOO-SE! With a universal message and warm, funny text that families will read and reread together, this is an exuberant book from two picture book superstars at their best.

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday

Author: Jim Field Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2020

Learn French with Monsieur Roscoe in Jim Field's debut author/illustrator picture book. Monsieur Roscoe is off on his summer holiday, meeting friends and learning lots of new words in French along the way! Join Monsieur Roscoe as he camps, skis, sails and eats his way through France on the holiday of a lifetime! 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. Each new word appears alongside its English translation, so readers can follow along with ease.

Field Trip to the Ocean Deep

Field Trip to the Ocean Deep

Author: John Hare Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2020

The Hug

The Hug

Author: Eoin McLaughlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2020

A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. Hedgehog was feeling sad. As sad as a hedgehog can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . Tortoise was feeling sad. As sad as a tortoise can feel. So sad only one thing could help . . . In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other! 'Feels like being enveloped in your very own hug.' Kirkus 'A smashing story time tale.' Books for Keeps 'It's utterly lovely. It makes her face light up every time she hears it.' The Guardian Best Books of 2019

My Baby Loves Halloween

My Baby Loves Halloween

Author: Jabari Asim Format: Board book Release Date: 17/09/2020

The perfect Halloween gift for your baby or toddler! With My Baby Loves Halloween, celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Halloween: Baby loves the crisp autumn air. Baby loves candles in pumpkins that grin. Baby loves candy... Celebrate all the sweet things that Baby discovers about Halloween. This Own Voices board book, the perfect gift for a new baby, features rhythmic poetry from Jabari Asim and adorable art from Tara Nicole Whitaker.

Goodnight Mermaid

Goodnight Mermaid

Author: Karla Oceanak Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Sure to be a hit with mermaid fans. - Kirkus Reviews Glide with us into the magical mermaid world... As the full moon rises, we meet the lively, lovely mermaids. They sing, dance, and swim with a breathtaking array of oceangoing friends, from turtles and seals to whales, octopi, polar bears, and many more. And here come the mermaids' cousins-the adorable selkies and the fairy-like nymphs! Meanwhile, Her Majesty the Merqueen keeps watch over them all. Say goodnight to this marvel of strong, smart, and kind mermaids dedicated to caring for their ocean home. Readers curious about mermaid habits, anatomy, and likes and dislikes will love diving into the Mermaidology facts that follow the story! And if you recite the Mermaid Pledge on the final page, you, too, will be transformed into an honorary mermaid. This enchanting mermaid picture book in the style of Goodnight Moon will be a favorite among mermaid lovers of all ages as well as children and families who treasure our oceans and the astonishing creatures that inhabit them. STEM themes meet mermaid magic!

Dance Like a Flamingo

Dance Like a Flamingo

Author: Moira Butterfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Learn how to move and groove like the animals do with this bright, fun and silly book aimed at younger readers to engage them in movement! Scuttle sideways like a crab, leap like a lemur, and waggle dance like a bumble bee. Meet a collection of animals from around the world and discover how they move, and why. The book features a different creature on each spread, along with step-by-step actions to help the kids move just like the animal. The perfect book to read aloud one-to-one, or as a fun activity to engage a group of young children and get them stretching, hopping, wriggling and jumping!

101 Spooky Bums

101 Spooky Bums

Author: Sam Harper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A laugh-out-loud rhyming picture book, featuring 101 super spooky Halloween bums! Spooky bum Hooty bum Hairy bum Scary bum! Find monster bums, ghost bums, vampire bums, witch bums, werewolf bums, skeleton bums and much, MUCH more in this fun-filled celebration of Halloween - with a spooktacular party finale! A bouncy read-aloud text and hilarious illustrations will get every child (and grown-up) giggling!

You Matter

You Matter

Author: Christian Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, this sensitive and impactful picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Christian Robinson is all about seeing the world from different points of view. The small stuff too small to see. Those who swim with the tide and those who don't. The first to go and the last. You matter. In this bright and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored - from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they're feeding, from the hugest dinosaur to the tiniest fly. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected and that everyone matters.

The Walk

The Walk

Author: Celia Sacido Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A satisfying, uplifting discovery. -Kirkus Reviews (Starred) A walk. An unexpected encounter. Sharing wordless books is a terrific way to build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, comprehension and an increased awareness of how stories are structured. And children love them - they can really pore over the pictures and create their own story in their own words.

How to Get a Mommy to Sleep

How to Get a Mommy to Sleep

Author: Amy Parker Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Written as if from one child to another, this delightful bedtime book from popular author Amy Parker gives kids great ideas for how they can effectively get their moms to finally go to sleep at night. Getting Mommy to take a rest Is hard to do--it's true! She seems to want to stay up late, No matter what you do! Do you have a little one who always seems to have more energy than you do at bedtime? You'll laugh out loud together at this fun role-reversal bedtime book. Written from a child's point of view, How to Get a Mommy to Sleep reminds kids to start early when it comes to getting a mommy ready for bed and to always remember to say your prayers before sleep--no matter how long it takes. After all, it's hard to get Mommy to bed when she always wants to do one more thing! Enjoy a charming new take on bedtime in this celebration of a mother and child's day. How to Get a Mommy to Sleep is for any mommy who knows what it's like to need a laugh or two to stay awake until bedtime.

How to Get a Daddy to Sleep

How to Get a Daddy to Sleep

Author: Amy Parker Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

You and your kids will love giggling together before bed as your roles take a fun reversal in How to Get a Daddy to Sleep by Amy Parker. What if kids were in charge of bedtime? Written from a child's point of view, this picture book follows a little girl as she and her daddy have a spectacular and exhausting day together. When bedtime rolls around, Daddy will have no problem getting to sleep! Daddy is a gift from God; He never takes a break! I'll show you how to help him rest-- No matter what it takes! This delightful and colorful bedtime story celebrates a father's role in a child's day while commiserating with his nightly pursuit of sleep when an energetic child withstands all bedtime strategies.