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Picture storybooks

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

Santa's Christmas Unicorn

Santa's Christmas Unicorn

Author: Alex Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

It's Christmas Eve at the North Pole, but everything is far from ready... The elves in the workshop are frantic, the reindeer are on strike and to top it all off, the sleigh has broken down. Santa is in despair - Christmas will be ruined! Suddenly a shimmering, white creature with a magical horn appears... will this mystery unicorn be able to save the day?

There's an Elf in Your Book

There's an Elf in Your Book

Author: Tom Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

GOLLY GUMDROPS . . . A LITTLE ELF HAS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR BOOK! What does Elf want? Oh! Just to see if you've been naughty or nice this year! Elf will ask you a few simple questions to find out. And surely there won't be any tricks to try and get you to be naughty . . . will there? Hmmm, this could be quite a tricksy little elf. You'd better keep your wits about you if you want to make it on to Santa's Nice List! A fantastically fun and uniquely interactive treat from the creators of There's a Monster in Your Book. Discover a wonderful new Christmas tradition in a book to read again and again. Also available: There's a Monster in Your Book There's a Dragon in Your Book There's an Alien in Your Book

Ant and Bee and the Secret

Ant and Bee and the Secret

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 reissue 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 Ant and Bee reissues already sold! In this story, Ant has a secret that he won't tell Bee! Can you guess where Ant keeps disappearing to, and why he is acting so strangely? 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. These updated editions feature revised text and illustrations by original Ant and Bee creator Angela Banner. 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

Grandpa Christmas

Grandpa Christmas

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

This bestselling Christmas picture book by renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field, is now available in paperback for the first time. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa's wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field's emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share. Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card - you'll have plenty of those - and instead of a present - you'll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter . . . Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger . . . His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world. Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has written over one hundred books and won countless awards. In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play as well as a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael is a tireless champion for children's books and was formerly the Children's Laureate. Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director. He is perhaps best known for drawings frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book series Oi Frog! He has illustrated children's books with Kes Grey, Michelle Robinson, Rachel Bright, Jeanne Willis, Steve Cole and comedian David Baddiel. His first picture book Cats Ahoy won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and he has been nominated for several other awards including the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. In 2016, The Bookseller listed Jim as the 6th top selling illustrator. Jim grew up in Farborough and now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.

Sharky McShark and the Teensy Wee Crab

Sharky McShark and the Teensy Wee Crab

Author: Alison Murray Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Sharky McShark is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the ocean. When she's around, the clownfish clear out, the flatfish flee, and even the rocks get out of her way. Sharky is the biggest bully in the sea. She has no friends and doesn't want any. But then one day - with a plink! plank! plonk! - a teensy wee crab comes tumbling into her world . . . A fun-filled undersea story exploring bullying, friendship and the true meaning of courage, based on Aesop's classic fable, The Lion and the Mouse.

Ant and Bee Count 123

Ant and Bee Count 123

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! Poor Ant has hurt his head and has to stay in bed until he is better. It's a good thing there are lots of nice things to count whilst he's not feeling well. 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

Dogger's Christmas

Dogger's Christmas

Author: Shirley Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A seasonal sequel to one of our most beloved children's books, voted the public's favourite Kate Greenaway medal-winner Shirley Hughes is a national treasure Philip Pullman Over 40 years after Dogger was published, comes this magical follow-up: Dogger's Christmas. It's that special time of year: Christmas. The time of carol-singing, tree-decorating, and of course lots of presents. But in the excitement of new toys, will Dave forget about his old friend, Dogger? The very special story of one boy and his beloved toy - who always manages to be found... Praise for Dogger: This is Hughes' most heartwarming picture book . . . Hughes has a kindly, inexhaustible eye - she misses nothing Observer

Missing Richmond

Missing Richmond

Author: Patrick Corrigan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

Author: Sharon Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky

Author: Robert Vescio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Crossing the River

Crossing the River

Author: Veronique Massenot, Clemence Pollet Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

What is a tiger to do when it can't cross the river? One day in the jungle, an elephant starts to cross a river when behind him comes a pair of tigers, beautifully striped, as tigers should be. Wait for us, lovely elephant! We want to cross without getting our fur wet. Can you take us on your back? The elephant shrugs his shoulders. Of course. For a strong animal like me, one tiger, two tigers ... It's not a big deal. Have a ride. Thank you, beautiful elephant! Thus begins this beautifully illustrated story, reminding young readers of the value of manners, cooperation and kindness. Muted primary colours and realistic renditions of the wild animals engage and delight. The story's joyful appeal and the large easy text will have children returning to the story again and again.

Leaping Lola

Leaping Lola

Author: Tracey Hawkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020