5 Books about Books and Reading

International Literacy Day

This International Literacy Day, re-discover the pleasure of reading with books about books and reading!

The Bookworm by Lavanya R.N

Books about books - The Bookworm
Books about books – The Bookworm

Sesha is a silent boy who reads all the time … and he has a little brown book that no one has ever seen the inside of. One day, Sesha speaks, and no one understands why he speaks differently. But when they see his brown book and the magic he can create, Sesha becomes a whole new person!

The Girl who hated Books by Manjusha Pawagi

Books about books - The Girl Who Hated Books
Books about books – The Girl Who Hated Books

Meena hates book with a passion which is hard on her because she lives in a house full of books and both her parents are avid readers. Whenever her parents as Meena if would like to read something she replies “I hate books.”
One day an enormous stack of neglected and unwanted children’s books topples over and the most extraordinary things happens – the characters in the books pour of their books and soon Meena’s house is bursting with animals, princesses, teddy bears, fairy tale characters and more. Now Meena has to figure out how to get all the characters back into their correct books. Unfortunately, the characters themselves have no idea which book to get back into so Meena has to help them and there appears to be only one way to do this – Meena has to read all the books.
Even reluctant readers will find themselves getting intrigued by this clever little story. They may even consider, just as Meena comes to do, that perhaps books do indeed have something to offer. Perhaps they are not just a boring collection of words.

Bookasura: The Adventures of Bala and the Book – Eating Monster by Arundhati Venkatesh (Author), Priya Kuriyan (Illustrator)


Books about books - Bookasura
Books about books – Bookasura


A strange many-headed creature, Bookasura, makes an appearance when Bala is at his grandparent’s house. Bala keeps Bookasura at bay by supplying him with a steady stream of books. But Bala will soon run out of books. What then? Will Bookasura eat Bala up? Or will Bala be able to save himself?

A delightful tale about the power of stories and imagination. Celebrate the love of books and reading with Bala and Bookasura!

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


Books about books - The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Books about books – The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore


Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.

Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds.
But the power of story will save the day.

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

Books about books - The Red Book
Books about books – The Red Book

This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.

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