Picture Books for Bookworms

Do you have a bookworm in your house? A bookworm would rather read than sleep, and a bookworm walks down the sidewalk with his nose buried in a book. If that sounds like someone you know, this list is for you. We’ve got books about libraries, books about books, and books about people who love books! So grab your book lover and your library card and enjoy a few of these picture books for bookworms!

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Bats at the Library
by Brian Lies

When a window is left open on a dark night, a colony of book-loving bats discovers the worlds of adventure that live within the walls of a library—and within the pages of a book.

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But Excuse Me That Is My Book
by Lauren Child

Someone else has checked “Lola’s book” out of the library. And though Charlie helps her find another book, Lola isn’t sure that any other book can compare with her favorite book.

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How Rocket Learned to Read
by Tad Hills

Rocket is a rather ordinary dog. Rocket loves to chase leaves. He loves to take naps. And he loves to listen to the birds sing. But Rocket doesn’t know how to read—that is, until a persuasive bird notices him. And that’s when Rocket discovers the magic of books.

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Library Lion
by Michelle Knudson

Miss Merriweather the librarian has a lot of rules, and everyone has to follow them. But “one day a lion came to the library,” and Miss Merriweather isn’t so sure he should be allowed to stay. The lion agrees not to roar, so she agrees to let him stay. Can the lion keep his promise to obey the rules?

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Mr. George Baker
by Amy Hest

Every morning, Harry and Mr. Baker sit together on the porch to wait for the bus. None of their differences—not age, race, or life experience—can diminish what these two unlikely friends have in common.

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Once Upon a Time
by Niki Daly

Reading out loud in class is hard for Sarie because the letters just seem to jump around on the page. But Auntie Anna’s patient help begins to make a difference in Sarie’s reading—and in her life!

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Ron’s Big Mission
by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden

Ron is on a mission to check out a book from the library. That should be an easy mission for any child to accomplish, but Ron lives in the segregated south of the 1950s, which makes his mission not only difficult, but nearly impossible.

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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Lewis Micheaux, Sr. had an itch that only a book would scratch! But one book wasn’t enough—it would take a whole bookstore full of books to make Lewis happy. The Book Itch recounts Micheaux’s story and the history of Harlem’s National Memorial African Bookstore.

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The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians
by Carla Morris

“The library is a wonderful place to be if a person is curious,” and Melvin is very curious. The library is Melvin’s favorite place, and the librarians are Melvin’s favorite people. If you love the library, you will love Melvin and his favorite librarians!

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The Jacket
by Kirsten Hall

Poor Book just wants to be found (and loved) by a child. But just when Book thinks he has found the perfect life with Girl, he discovers that dogs and mud and books do not mix! Creatively written and illustrated, The Jacket is childhood problem-solving at its best!

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The Library
by Sarah Stewart

This isn’t just a picture book for bookworms—it’s a picture book about a bookworm. Elizabeth Brown loves books. In fact, she loves books more than anything else. And as she gets older, her collection of books grows and grows. But what will Elizabeth Brown do with all those books?

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The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara

Libraries are great places for people, but what about all the animals that love to venture out after dark? Where can they go when all the libraries are closed? Come visit The Midnight Library and meet the little librarian, her sleepy owl assistants, a band of musical squirrels, and a weepy wolf.

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The Snatchabook
by Helen Docherty

The Snatchabook has a little bit of everything. The story begins in a quiet town where “in every house, in every bed, a bedtime book is being read.” But when Eliza Brown’s bedtime book goes missing, there’s a big mystery to be solved!

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Waiting for the Biblioburro
by Monica Brown

Libraries and books may be readily available in your city or town, but in Ana’s village in rural South America, they aren’t so easy to come by. Waiting for the Biblioburro recounts the true story of how Luis Soriano and his burros bring books to the children living in Columbia’s mountains and valleys.

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An excellent list of books! I was excited to see a unique list. We have only read two of these. All titles on the main list are available through our local library system and are now on hold for us! wheeeee There were only two in the reader recommended list that were not available. So, that’s pretty awesome! Thanks again for posting this great list. I’m excited.

Robin E.

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How exciting that so many of these books are at your library! Have fun reading!

It’s hard for me to believe, but we’ve only read one of these books! We’ll have to look them up at the library.

Robin E.

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That will be a whole stack of great books to enjoy for the first time! Have fun.

Martha Sides


What a great help to have a list of books that will help my beginning reader!



Such a great list, thank you!



This is a great list!

Karen Wallace


I am so grateful to have these booklists! Many have become our favorite books!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kaitlin Alfermann


Good list. we love Bats at the Beach :)



I’m always looking for new books to read to my kiddos!



Thank you for this list!

Laurie Vogel


This is a great resource for parents@

Lisa Joy Start


I don’t have any littles anymore but, since one of my daughters is getting married in December, I’m hoping for grandchildren soon. I want to start grabbing some great picture books and these look great!!

Robin E.

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I want to be the grandma with all the best books too!

Texas Momma


Adding these to my library requests! My daughter loves the Charlie & Lola books & But Excuse Me That Is My Book is one of her favorites!



Adding to the library list! Thanks!

Sara M


Thank you! Time to make our next library list ?



I have 2 bookworms so far. Hoping all my kiddos will be bookworms some day.

Teresa Todd Reidsma


Great list of great books. Many on this list have been favorites in our home.

Jenny Rembold


I always love book recommendations as we read a ton of books in our house!

Carmen Olfert


My almost 6 year old is a bookworm and he LOVES the Brian Lies Bats books. He got Bats at the ballgame for his 5th birthday and has read it every day since.

Robin E.

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Thank you for this recommendation, Carmen.



What a great selection on books. Ty.

Carol H


Looks like a great list!



This is a great list! We are bug readers and haven’t read many of these before. I’m going to be adding these to our library list.



Good article!

Tracie Cox White


Thank you! These look like books my son would love to read!



I like this list, all about books. Thank you, it reminds me I need to visit the library!



Thanks for the great book list!

Vanessa Ross


Love this! Thanks for creating and sharing this!



Thanks for making this great list!



Great list! My daughter always has her nose in a book, and I am constantly looking for books for her. This is a great help for our next library trip :)



Great list! My youngest is starting to “read in his mind” and these look like perfect books for him to practice with.



Wonderful reading list! One that belongs on this list that’s missing is “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”. Our community elects two books (one adult and one children’s book) to read as a city each year and that was one. It’s just a beautiful, touching book about reading and life…with fantastic whimsical illustrations.

Robin E.

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Thank you for the addition recommendation, Gale! This one sounds lovely.