WHY READ BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS?
Books about books are fun for everyone. They are great for kids who already love reading as it spark their imagination even more. AND, they are excellent at igniting love of books in kids who don’t otherwise read much. On my list I also included books that can be used as a replacement for screen-time because they are designed specifically for that. I also reviewed books that are just brilliant as an object – books that you’d want to own even as an adult. So, without further adieu, here are our top 6 favorite books about books for you to enjoy!
6 CREATIVE BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Even though Bologna Children’s Book Fair is not open to children (it’s a fair for professionals in the field), Adèle was lucky enough to spend a few hours there. She was amazed and happy to see so many books and loved the pop-up book exhibition.
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I even managed to get her a signed copy of Oliver Jeffers’ and Sam Winston’s award winning A Child of Books. Since Adèle couldn’t be present for the signing and because she wanted to know what Oliver Jeffers looks like, I asked someone to take a photo of him. In case you are wondering too, here he is with Sam Winston to his right.
A Child of Books takes us on a journey of loving books while paying homage to classic literature for children. It is accessible to all ages and uses text as a graphic element. This helps in bringing us along on the journey of reading. A beautiful book to read over and over again and perfect as a gift for children small and big.
If you love reading and love books as an object, here are a couple more books about books which we love to read often:
- A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston (read descriptions above).
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers – This one is creative and funny. It’s about Henry who loves eating books and getting smarter. With an original twist and a perfect ending, it is sure to delight. Every time I read it to Adèle, she comes up with more and more inventive questions, so I think the book has done its job over and over again.
- This Is Not A Book by Jean Jullien – This book re-imagines what a book is and makes it something playful and fun. It almost become an interactive art piece where your child, while reading it, forgets that it’s a book. It challenges you to look at things in a different way and to be more creative. A fun object, a fun book.
- The Red Book by Barbara Lehman- A storytelling adventure for older children, this book is a Caldencott Honor winner and excellent for igniting your child’s imagination.
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm – While this wondrous books talks about the power of the book, I only recommend it for older children as it does mention death.
- It’s a Book by Lane Smith- A funny book about books in the digital age. This is the book if you want to help your child look at a book instead of the screen. 😉
Are there any other books about books you like which I should add to this list?