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Picture Books about Books

Here is a list of children's picture books about books. Many of them touch on the importance and enjoyment of books and reading in our lives. I have included links to my own reviews, or links to publishers etc.

Book Review, It's a Book

From The Book Chook review: "Some of us are fascinated by electronic devices. Jackass is used to gadgets that scroll, text, tweet and need passwords. Monkey keeps explaining that what he has, is a book, just a book. Finally Jackass takes a look and becomes absorbed in the book. Will Jackass work out that a book is just a book? Will Monkey become exasperated with his friend? And what does Mouse have to do with it?" Read more at The Book Chook.

Children’s Book Review, I Want to Be in a Book

What is the children's picture book, I Want to Be in a Book, all about? And what makes it special? "There are so many reasons for schools to purchase I Want to Be in a Book! Literature-lovers will will scoop it up on the bitter-sweet realisation that it is the last book Narelle Oliver worked on. Teachers and parents will love the way the book encourages kids to create their own Story Ideas book, one that perhaps shares the features of an artist’s journal." Read more at The Book Chook.

Review, Are You Sitting Comfortably?

"It’s always delightful to find children’s picture books that are celebrations of the sheer joy of sharing and enjoying books. In Are You Sitting Comfortably? we witness a young reader who is almost desperate to find a “just right” place to read." Read more at The Book Chook.

Children’s Book Review, A Child of Books

What is children's picture book, A Child of Books, all about? "This beautiful picture book is a celebration of reading and the classic books that have provided a literary background for so many of us. The story line is simple, inviting us all to use our imaginations and explore through the power of make-believe." Read more at The Book Chook.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

From Simon and Schuster's website: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore by W. E. Joyce - Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets…..".

Children's Book Review, The Children Who Loved Books

"The Children Who Loved Books really is a paean of praise to reading, and to libraries everywhere.

The storyline is simple: Angus and Lucy live simply in a caravan with mum, dad and a ton of books. One day the family decides to get rid of all their books. Suddenly, they find there is too much space between them all, until a library book shows them the way back to family closeness. " Read more at The Book Chook.

Children’s Book Review, Do NOT Open this Book

"In Do NOT Open This Book kids are begged, pleaded with and exhorted not to open the book in case of something terrible happening…and happen it finally does. " Read more at The Book Chook.

Hug this Book

"Hug This Book! won my heart instantly. I adore the idea of a book that invites kids to share the love that books and reading can bring. Don’t we all know youngsters who obsess over a certain book and want it read aloud every night? Hug This Book! is written in an energetic and rhythmic way that has kids giggling from the get-go." Read more at The Book Chook.

Parsley Rabbit's Book About Books | Harper Collins Australia

"Come and discover the world of books with Parsley and his brother Basil! this is the blurb for Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books. the blurb tells you all about the book, and why you you want to read it! Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books is an exciting introduction to the wonderful world of.. books, of course! Informative and playful, it features a remarkably handsome and clever rabbit (that's me!), and is full of fun! Celebrate the joy of reading and begin a lifelong love of books! Ages: 3-7 years."

Charlie and Lola - But Excuse Me But That Is My Book

From ABC Shop: "Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies is Lola's absolute favourite book ever in the whole wide world. So naturally she is distraught when it's not at the library. Someone else has borrowed it! Charlie tries everything he can think of to placate her but nothing is ever going to beat Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies. That is, until Charlie finds Chimps and Chimpanzees and then Lola has a new best book ever!"

The Leaky Story

From the publisher: "A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things like watching TV and playing video games, the book aches to be read. The longer it sits abandoned, the more it aches. At last the book can’t take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell. Then it starts to leak! At first it’s only a small trickle, but eventually the Blossburns can no longer ignore the octopus, crabs and other marine life that are swirling around their suburban home. And when pirates sail out of the book, the family must band together to reclaim their living room. Can J.J. and his parents find a way to get the characters back in the book? And in the process, will they discover that sometimes books are the best fun of all? The Leaky Story is an action-packed adventure into the wonderful world of books, the power of the imagination, the art of storytelling and the importance of family."

The Book Chook: Children's Book Review, Look, a Book!

"When two ragamuffins stumble across a book in the dust their world begins to change. The familiar becomes fantastical, the mundane becomes magical, and a fractured community finds a focus. Set in a dreary, underprivileged, contemporary world, Look, A Book! is an exhilarating whirl through the magic of imagination that leaves the reader in an vertiginous trance." Read the review at The Book Chook.