Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves."

Lindsey Fraser, Scotsman

Books Books Books
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal.2018

HB: April 2017

HB : £14.99

278 X 235mm

48 pages : Age 7+


Books! Books! Books!

Explore Inside the Greatest Library on Earth

Mick Manning and Brita Granström

A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin; a HUGE atlas that takes six people to lift it; a tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution; the original handwritten manuscript of Alice in Wonderland; books so rare and valuable they are kept in a bomb-proof store-room. The British Library is an amazing place!

From man-eating monsters and brave knights to wicked witches, lost children, haunted moors, magical creatures and flying machines award-winning duo Mick and Brita bring to life the amazing and extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of the largest library in the world – the BRITISH LIBRARY. LET’S GO INSIDE!

Books! Books! Books!

You will find and be able to order our books in all good bookshops.  If you want to buy online our preferred online retailer in the UK is www.hive.co.uk or for US customers, Indiebound.

Books! Books! Books!
Books! Books! Books!
Books! Books! Books!

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Carousel reviews Books! Books! Books!

"Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have managed to distil some of the treasures of he British Library to create an exciting and very readable book that will not only have children poring over it and returning to it, time and time again, but its likely to have them clamouring to their parents and teachers to take them to see the real thing. " Annie Everall 

School Librarian reviews Books! Books! Books!

"Mick and Brita have been producing quality children’s books for years;in fact they celebrate 24 years with this book, and this is another gem."

IBBY Link reviews Books! Books! Books!

"This book has many virtues to commend it. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative. The photographs of the objects are exemplary. But the book’s main virtue is to encompass the scope of an age-old historical collection in a single brief volume."

Kids in Museums review Books! Books! Books!

"Excellent descriptive review with illustrations from the book."

Books! Books! Books! 5 stars from Reading Zone

"This inspiring book introduces the reader to The British Library and to some of the greatest treasures kept there. It's a fabulous celebration of libraries and their importance. Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom are well known for their skill at presenting information and illustration in a way which captures the interest whilst feeding the intellect and Books! Books! Books! is no exception ...A fascinating and beautiful book in its own right."

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