5 Picture Books for Book Lovers from Big-Hearted Families™

Five Big-Hearted Picture Books for Book Lovers

Read & Reflect to Grow Big Hearts

Bibliophiles of every age will be delighted by these creative stories. Then use our discussion questions and project ideas to make the most of story time.


Conversation Starters

  • Why do some people love books?
  • Can you name a favorite book or two? A favorite character or two?
  • How could you persuade someone who doesn't love to read to try your favorite book?
  • Do you like to visit the public library?
  • Do you think it's important to make books available, for free, to everyone? Why or why not?

Project Ideas

  • Take a moment to tell a story starting with the line below:
    • One day [my favorite story character] walked into my lunch room, sat down beside me, and said...
  • Nurture a love of reading in others. Check out our Feed Hungry Minds project.
5 big-hearted picture books for book lovers from Doing Good Together™

1.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

This whimsical, reality-bending book is full of food for thought. It even inspired an Academy Award-winning short film.

5 big-hearted picture books for book lovers from Doing Good Together™

2. The Old Woman Who Loved to Read by John Winch

This lovely lady moves to the country for a quieter life, with the hope that she’ll have time to read. Alas, she finds that country life brings with it new and hilarious demands on her time, one of which lands her in a bathtub with her ever-present animal pals.

5 big-hearted picture books for book lovers from Doing Good Together™

3. Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Palocco

If you are looking for an adventure story celebrating books and reading, this is the one. Master story-teller Palocco introduces us to Aunt Chip and her quest to unplug a generation of tech-crazy kids in a tale that will stick with readers long after the last page.

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4. A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood

Featured in the Big-Hearted Families™ book club in January 2015, this beautiful book empowers children to discover the quiet places that feed their spirits, including the many adventures that await between the covers of a good book.

 

 
5 big-hearted picture books for book lovers from Doing Good Together™

5. Library Lil by Suzanne Williams

Can a librarian take on a motorcycle gang to protect her precious books? Find out in this exceptional tall tale!

 


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