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Lovemybooks brings together brilliant books with creative reading activities specially designed to engage and excite young children’s interest.

Just click on a topic or age group, click on a book and find the activities.
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Our book of the month is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and it is ​celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The Snail and the Whale is our number one searched-for book and activity page and so an obvious choice for our 3rd anniversary book of the month.

The story is about a very tiny snail seeking adventure who sails around the world balanced on the tail of a huge, humpback whale. The story and pictures describe their travels past icebergs, volcanoes, islands and coral caves, until the whale loses its way and becomes beached on land. The tiny snail decides she needs to help. This is a story which suggests however small you are and however big the world is you can make a difference. There is lots to look at in the varied landscapes and the humour and rhyme make this a great book for reading aloud and re reading.
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Our specially chosen books are arranged in topics and themes that young children love, with ideas for ways to share the books and lots of exciting things to do Read more…

Our Top 10 books…

Whether you want to find out about exciting new picture books, alphabet books, folk and fairy tales or story apps you’ll find them here in our Top 10 books sections Read more

Books for different age groups
Find books for children aged 0-3, 3- 6+ Read more

Novels 6+ section
In response to your requests, we’re delighted to introduce a new section for children 6 and over.  Here you will find a range of wonderful novels for reading aloud and sharing with your child including activity ideas, things to talk about and useful links too. Read more…