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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!

Animals in Art

Animals in Art

Author: Lucy Micklethwait Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1994

From the author of I SPY - AN ALPHABET IN ART; and I SPY - NUMBERS IN ART, another colour illustrated title containing a selection of fine art paintings from artists worldwide and throughout history, combined with a simple game of animal identification. I spy with my little eye... a bird a lion two tigers The twenty magnificent paintings in this book have different animals for you to find. Can you spot them all? With a wonderful variety of artists, including Titian, Renoir and Picasso, this game is the perfect way to introduce children to fine art.

Avocado Baby

Avocado Baby

Author: John Burningham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/1994

The Hargraves want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the puny mite will hardly eat a thing. One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up. Soon, the strangest things start to happen...

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/1994

Alfie loves being outside and in this gorgeous collection of stories and poems he plays in the garden, camps in the countryside, shares a picnic on the beach, splashes in the paddling pool and lots more! Full of snapshots of family life, this is a book to treasure.

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/1994

Longfellow's poem `The Song of Hiawatha' has long been a favourite classic. In this stunning picture book, Susan Jeffers has illuminated some the poem's most lyrical verses depicting Hiawatha's childhood. Rich in detail, here are the lapping waters and whispering pine trees, the dancing fireflies and swiftly running reindeer of Longfellow's hypnotic text. And here is the young Hiawatha, learning the names of the stars and the secrets of the animals, preparing to become a leader of his people.

Dear Bear

Dear Bear

Author: Joanna Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/1994

Katie can't stop thinking about the bear under that stairs. She knows he's just waiting there to pounce on her, but what can she do to make him go away? In the end, Katie is so worried that she decides to tell her parents all about it. Mum thinks that Katie should write to the bear, asking him to go away, and this is exactly what Katie does. When the bear writes back to announce that he has gone on holiday and then leaves a present out for her on his return, Katie starts to wonder whether the bear is so scary after all...

The Carrot Seed Board Book: 75th Anniversary

The Carrot Seed Board Book: 75th Anniversary

Author: Ruth Krauss Format: Board book Release Date: 27/04/1994

From beloved children's book creators Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson comes the perennial favorite The Carrot Seed, now in a board book that's perfect for little hands When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...This beautifully simple classic teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, the timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.

Zoo

Zoo

Author: Anthony Browne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/1994

Dad, mum and two brothers spend a day at the zoo, looking at the animals in the cages - or is it the animals that are looking at them?

Big Fat Hen

Big Fat Hen

Author: Keith Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/1994

Time To Get Out Of The Bath, Shirley

Time To Get Out Of The Bath, Shirley

Author: John Burningham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/1994

It's time to get out of the bath but Shirley's not listening. She's floated away to a secret watery land beyond the plughole - to where knights ride white horses, and kings and queens float in moats around their castles...

African Animal Tales: Baby Baboon

African Animal Tales: Baby Baboon

Author: Mwenye Hadithi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/1994

Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Baboon to trap Hare whom he plans to eat for his dinner. But Leopard is outwitted and Baby Baboon laughs and laughs. This is the story of how Leopard came to lie in wait in the trees and why you just might hear Baby Baboon laughing and laughing.

The Alfie Treasury

The Alfie Treasury

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/1994

A collection of four Alfie titles: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, Alfie Give a Hand and An Evening at Alfie's, presented in a treasury form.

Cockatoos

Cockatoos

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/1994

When eccentric Professor Dupont tries to track down his troupe of brightly-coloured cockatoos, they're always just one step ahead of him. This counting book won the 1992 Smarties Children's Choice Award.