Recently I read several amazing picture books about books, stories, and the alphabet — which seemed to all fit together. I figured these books were something you might just love for your own kids or your classroom. Here we go, . . . books about books.
Picture Books About Books
Once Upon an Alphabet Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver Jeffers
My kids and I ADORE this amazing picture book! Oliver Jeffers writes wonderfully quirky (of course) short stories for each letter, the stories connect (of course) and it’s an alphabet adventure like nothing you’ve experienced (of course) with a LOT of laughs!
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt, illustrated by Sarah Massini
Oh, I just love this beautifully illustrated book about books! Book wide, book tall, . . . book start, book stop, . . . book rainy, book sunny. Reading this feels like I’m in a wonderful library or book store. Lovely.
A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnel
Very funny with fantastic art! Louie is happy to tell his happy story until — hey, did you just spill peanut butter on me? As the reader makes more of a mess, and Louie tries to restart with story without success, he gets upset and tells the reader to start treating books with some respect. But as he learns, even when things don’t go perfectly, it will be okay.
Violet and Victor Write The Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kuipers, illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne
Yikes – Bella was taking her dog for a stroll across the page when the dog disappears into the book. Help comes but they all get sucked into the book, too! Bella goes to investigate herself because this book is being very naughty. Your kids will laugh through this entire story – it’s quite funny – and they (the readers) will have to help get everything out of the book.