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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!

The Little Spacecraft That Could

The Little Spacecraft That Could

Author: Joyce Lapin Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2021

Age range 6+ From the author and illustrator of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon, a new out-of-this-world account of New Horizons-the spacecraft that journeyed to Pluto and changed the way scientists study outer space. Ride along with the New Horizons spacecraft as she rockets three billion miles to Pluto! Watch her take the first close-up photos of Pluto, and then journey another billion miles to mini-world Arrokoth. You'll whiz through space at more than 10 miles per second; learn how giant planet Jupiter helped the little spacecraft reach Pluto; and discover the astonishing surface feature that made the world fall in love with Pluto.

Ernest the Elephant

Ernest the Elephant

Author: Anthony Browne Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A poignant story about a baby elephant who gets lost in a mysterious jungle, from the acclaimed Kate Greenaway Medal-winning author-illustrator and former Children's Laureate. Elvis is a happy baby elephant. But when his curiosity gets the better of him and he leaves the rest of his herd to explore the alluring and dangerous jungle, he becomes very lost indeed. Amongst the undergrowth, he meets a rude gorilla, a weary lion, an impolite hippo and an uncaring crocodile. Will anyone help Elvis find his way out of the jungle and home to his mum? From the international phenomenon, Anthony Browne, comes a heartfelt, visually stunning picture book, about finding help in unexpected places.

The Story of a Man Who Wanted to do Housework

The Story of a Man Who Wanted to do Housework

Author: Wanda Gag Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Was there ever such a husband? A classic find from the Faber archive and a sure hit on Father's Day! The story of a man who creates more trouble for himself than he could ever have expected, will bring a smile to every dad's face. It's also a hilarious fable to read to children - as you would expect from a story that features a dad getting stuck in a chimney due to a cow falling off a roof . . .

Charlie Chooses

Charlie Chooses

Author: Lou Peacock Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship - with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nicola Slater! Charlie does NOT like to choose. He can't make up his mind between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, stripy or spotty underpants . . . or whether he wants the lights on or off at bedtime. It's much too hard! The trickiest thing of all to choose is a birthday present - how will he ever make up his mind? But when a new friend with a waggy tail chooses HIM, making choices gets a little easier. Charlie Chooses is the ideal story to introduce children from 3+ to the idea of making tricky decisions.

Papa Penguin

Papa Penguin

Author: Lindsay Camp Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Luckily for Sam, Dad's home just in time for a bedtime story. But tonight there'll be no aliens or super heroes, instead he'll tell the tale of Papa Penguin, who loves his beautiful boy-chick very much, even when he's not always around.

The Screen Thief PB

The Screen Thief PB

Author: Helen Docherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Look out! There's a Snaffle about, and she'll eat your screen as a snack! When the Snaffle arrives in the city, she just wants to play, but everyone's too busy staring at their screens. The Snaffle discovers that she likes screens, too - as a snack! When she chomps down every last screen in the city, that's when the fun really starts . . . Screens away, it's time to play in this warm, funny, and very timely tale from the creators of The Snatchabook.

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears to have stopped searching... A new tale from master-storyteller David McKee that delivers just as much pathos as the very first, this is the twenty-eighth Elmer storybook.

Don't Worry, Little Crab

Don't Worry, Little Crab

Author: Chris Haughton Format: Board book Release Date: 06/05/2021

THE WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD 2020 In the rockpool above the sea, live two crabs: Very Big Crab and Little Crab. Today, they're going for a dip in the sea. This is going to be so great! says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water... Oh. The waves! They're ENORMOUS. Oh... Will Little Crab be brave enough to go in? A bold, beautiful board book about taking the time you need to overcome your fears and, with the support of a loved one, building up the courage to try something new.

Madame Badobedah

Madame Badobedah

Author: Sophie Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A timeless story celebrating friendship and imagination, from an exciting new voice in children's literature. Mabel lives with her parents in the Mermaid Hotel, by the sea. Mabel likes to keep an eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. Then one day a particularly in-ter-est-ing old lady comes to stay. There is something very suspicious about her, with her growly voice and her heavy trunks and her beady-eyed tortoise. And why does no one know her REAL name? There can only be one answer, Mabel decides ... this guest is a SUPERVILLAIN. But even supervillains have a soft side, and as an unlikely friendship grows between the pair, their fantastical exploits take them well beyond the corridors of their seaside home.

A Present for Rosy

A Present for Rosy

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A beautiful and heart-warming tale about the importance of friendship. Rosy and Rory are the unlikeliest of friends. They are as different as the sun and the rain. Rosy is a dainty, delicate little bird and Rory is a big, burly bear. They both love to explore together and between them they always find the most wonderful things. One day, Rosy doesn't feel like leaving her nest and Rory can't understand why. They stop exploring together but Rory never stops looking for wonderful things to share with his friend ... until he finds the perfect thing. A sensitive and timely book about the importance of friendship.

Charlie Chooses

Charlie Chooses

Author: Lou Peacock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship - with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nicola Slater! Charlie does NOT like to choose. He can't make up his mind between chocolate or vanilla ice cream, stripy or spotty underpants . . . or whether he wants the lights on or off at bedtime. It's much too hard! The trickiest thing of all to choose is a birthday present - how will he ever make up his mind? But when a new friend with a waggy tail chooses HIM, making choices gets a little easier. Charlie Chooses is the ideal story to introduce children from 3+ to the idea of making tricky decisions. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free 'Stories Aloud' audio recording - just scan the QR code and listen along!

How to Be Cooler than Cool

How to Be Cooler than Cool

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A laugh-out-loud page-turner from a brilliant author and illustrator team. Praise for Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise: This is the funniest picture book I have read in a long time David Walliams Cat has found a pair of sunglasses. She thinks they are going to make her look COOL. I'm not just any old cat at the playground, she says. I'm a real cool cat, gliding backwards down the slide, looking cooler than cool ... WITH EXTRA COOL ON TOP! She pops on the glasses ... confidently struts forwards and - Meooaaaooow! - falls down the slide. Oh, how UNCOOL. Can Pig or Cockatoo do any better? From the team behind Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story comes a gloriously slapstick title that celebrates friendship, play and being yourself (no matter how goofy).