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Picture books: character books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Picture books: character books category. Presented with a red border are the Picture books: character 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: character books books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Time for Bed, Zippy Rainbow Hand Puppet Fun

Time for Bed, Zippy Rainbow Hand Puppet Fun

Author: Sweet Cherry Publishing Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Zippy doesn't want to go to bed! In this playful puppet book, Zippy thinks he's the best at everything - but who will be the best at going to sleep? Through these 3 hand-puppet books children will learn about friendship with George in Let's Play, George, help Zippy get ready for bed in Time for Bed, Zippy, and say `I love you!' with Bungle in I Love You, Bungle. Bring the characters to life through the hand-puppet and introduce children to the magical world of storytelling. Ideal for pre-school aged children to learn key language and social skills, as well a lovely reminiscent book for parents.

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Mr Chicken All Over Australia

Author: Leigh Hobbs Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'I'm on an official visit,' Mr Chicken said. 'I want to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone.' Mr Chicken has received lots of wonderful letters from all over Australia and is determined to visit as many people and places as possible. A helpful marsupial from Tourist Information organises a hectic itinerary Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken, and he has the trip of a lifetime.

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Long Winter's Sleep

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Long Winter's Sleep

Author: Jane Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

When a cold north wind blows through the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends retreat back into their cosy homes to settle down for a long winter's sleep. But there are strange noises out in the Forest. Someone isn't asleep ... Will the friends be brave enough to find out who's braving the cold? A warming winter tale for fans of The Best Bear in All The World, with delightful new illustrations and now in a beautiful upsized edition! Look out for more Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas stories: Winnie-the-Pooh: A Tree for Christmas Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh's Christmas Party Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh's Snowy Day Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh's Christmas Letters

Frozen (Disney Animated Classics)

Frozen (Disney Animated Classics)

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

This beautiful hardback features premium cloth binding, a ribbon marker to match the cover, foil stamping and illustrated endpapers, making this the perfect gift for all those who have been enchanted by the magic of Frozen and a book to be treasured by all. A family favourite, Disney Frozen is one of the best-loved films of all time. Relive the magic through this retelling of the classic animated film, accompanied by paintings, story sketches and concept art from the original Disney Studio artists. Also featured is a foreword by a Lisa Keene, a co-production designer at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Turn to the back of the book to learn more about the artists who worked on this iconic animated film.

LEGO City: Hospital Heist!

LEGO City: Hospital Heist!

Author: Scholastic Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/10/2019

An interactive, humorous storybook that comes with two LEGO minifigures and two LEGO minibuilds! Build along with the story! This set comes with a book and perforated box that containsLEGO elements. When a patient checks into LEGO City hospital after falling out of a tree, he's quick to leave his room behind and start snooping around! This man with a bandaged head isn't hurt at all - he's looking for stolen loot left behind by a fellow crook! It'll take the clever eye of the hospital's best scientist to stop him. Packed with minifigures of a crook and doctor along with a wheelchair, a stretcher, and stolen briefcase minibuilds, kids will love reading along with this LEGO City story while being directed to build characters and accessories featured in the text. It's aone-of-a-kind reading and building experience!

I Love You, Bungle Rainbow Hand Puppet Fun

I Love You, Bungle Rainbow Hand Puppet Fun

Author: Sweet Cherry Publishing Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Bungle's sad and it's up to his friends to cheer him up. In this adorable puppet book, George and Zippy cheer Bungle up with kisses, tickles and a song, but most importantly, with lots of love! Through these 3 hand-puppet books children will learn about friendship with George in Let's Play, George, help Zippy get ready for bed in Time for Bed, Zippy, and say `I love you!' with Bungle in I Love You, Bungle. Bring the characters to life through the hand-puppet and introduce children to the magical world of storytelling. Ideal for pre-school aged children to learn key language and social skills, as well a lovely reminiscent book for parents.

The Big Book of Monsters

The Big Book of Monsters

Author: Hal Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Peppa Pig: Police Car Sound Book

Peppa Pig: Police Car Sound Book

Author: Peppa Pig Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2019

A super fun and LOUD noisy book to entertain little readers everywhere! Peppa and her friends meet two friendly Police Officers in this fun-filled sound book. Everyone loves pressing the button and hearing the sound of the police siren! With a great big sound button to press as you read the story, this is a brilliantly noisy gift for every Peppa fan! Based on the BAFTA award-winning animation.

The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition

The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This special 15th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo's Child is a must-have for all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans. The Gruffalo's Child 15th Anniversary Edition features a wrap-around snowy wood play scene and press-out characters for an interactive reading experience, plus additional book content including material from author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo's Child Song, a Gruffalo's Child quiz, and tips for putting on a Gruffalo's Child show! The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? The Gruffalo's Child is the number one bestselling, much-loved sequel to the worldwide picture book phenomenon that is The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations combine once more to ensure that the Gruffalo's Child has followed firmly in her father's footsteps and that her story is one that children will ask for again, and again . . . and again!

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

Celebrate twenty years of everyone's favourite character the Gruffalo with these special hardback editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, in a beautiful die-cut slipcase. In The Gruffalo, wander further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition with deep dark wood cut-out detailing. Containing special hardback editions of these beloved stories with foil detailing and printed on special cream paper, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Gift Slipcase is the ultimate gift edition to celebrate this special anniversary year - a must-have for fans of the Gruffalo, big and small.

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child Board Book Gift Slipcase

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/09/2019

Celebrate twenty years of everyone's favourite character the Gruffalo with this special edition foiled slipcase containing board book editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. In The Gruffalo, wander further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo! Then join the brave Gruffalo's child one wild and windy night as she ventures out into the snow on a night-time adventure in The Gruffalo's Child. These two bestselling modern classics, from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, are brought together in a beautiful slipcase edition with foil detailing, making The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Board Book Slipcase the perfect gift for Gruffalo fans, big and small!

My First Mog Books

My First Mog Books

Author: Judith Kerr Format: Board book Release Date: 17/09/2019

A delightful set of miniature Mog books, to introduce younger readers to everyone's favorite forgetful family pet! Mog the Forgetful Cat has been everyone's favorite family pet since her first book in 1970, and is now a TV star too! This delightful set of miniature board books in a slipcase introduces Mog to the very young, with four books all about Mog: Mog's Family Mog's Day Mog Loves Mog Plays The perfect gift for Mog fans old and new, My First Mog books is the perfect way to take young readers into Mog's world for the first time.