Here at Midland Books, we love every type of book. However, there will always be a special place in our collection for picture books. Picture books are one of the most enjoyable parts of childhood. Reading a story before bedtime or equally, reading your child a story before bedtime is such an important activity. Sometimes, you don’t see how much it means to your child that a quiet moment before bedtime is spent reading with you. Not only is it a great bonding activity, but it’s also a great way to get your child to improve their literacy and creativity skills before they can read themselves. So, as you can tell, picture books are quite important. If you haven’t made picture books a part of your child’s toy or book collection, we suggest that you do.
Here are some of our favourite picture books;
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
A cult classic picture book that belongs in every book collection! On a stroll through the woods, a quick-witted mouse meets lots of different animals, including a very scary, and not to mention hungry, Gruffalo.
Shop The Gruffalo here.
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
A beautiful story about wishing, never giving up and dreaming big! A little boy loves the stars very much, so much he decides that he wants to catch one. He doesn’t know how but he will do anything to catch that star!
Shop How to Catch a Star here.
- How to Catch a Star€7.99
Little Monsters by David Walliams
While Walliams is famous for his novels, his picture books are equally as brilliant! A loveable little werewolf named Howler has a big problem, he’s just not scary. This definitely doesn’t help at Monster School but he makes friends and learns to be himself along the way.
Shop Little Monsters here.
- Little Monsters€13.99
The President’s Cat by Peter Donnelly
When the President returns from his holidays, Áras an Uachtaráin just doesn’t feel the same without his beloved cat. The good people of Ireland join together in the pursuit to find the President’s cat!
Shop The President’s Cat here.
- President’s Cat, The€8.99
The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming
Squirrel becomes angry when he realises that the once blooming trees have lost all of their leaves. Squirrel is convinced that someone has stolen them and decides this thief must be caught! A laugh-out-loud book about the changing seasons, with extra information in the back for especially curious minds.
Shop The Leaf Thief here.
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
Based on the viral YouTube rhyme, The Wonky Donkey tells the hilarious tale of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky winky wonky donkey.
Shop The Wonky Donkey here.
- Wonky Donkey, The€7.99
Check out our previous blog posts to learn more about our selection of books.