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Angus and Lucy love books.They have hundreds of them.Then one day, all the books are taken away, and Angus and Lucy discover they need books more than they ever imagined. A warm and moving celebration of books and the way in which they bring us all together.


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Angus and Lucy love books.They have hundreds of them.Then one day, all the books are taken away, and Angus and Lucy discover they need books more than they ever imagined. A warm and moving celebration of books and the way in which they bring us all together.

30 review for The Children Who Loved Books

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alex Baugh

    We all want our kids to love books and reading. Here is a delightful story about a family that loves reading so much, that even though they don't have a TV or a car or even a house (they live in a small old fashioned trailer), they do have books, lots and lots of books, piled here, there and everywhere. But when the day comes that there are so many books they don't fit in the house anymore, the family realizes it is time to do something. The books had to go. But once they were gone, things change We all want our kids to love books and reading. Here is a delightful story about a family that loves reading so much, that even though they don't have a TV or a car or even a house (they live in a small old fashioned trailer), they do have books, lots and lots of books, piled here, there and everywhere. But when the day comes that there are so many books they don't fit in the house anymore, the family realizes it is time to do something. The books had to go. But once they were gone, things change. The table wobbles, there's nothing for Angus to stand on to look out the window, then Mom and Dad and Angus and Lucy notice there is a lot more space between them and they are growing apart. Until...Lucy brings home a library book and the space between everyone grows smaller and smaller as they read the book. Carnavas says there are two themes in this book. First, the theme that we don't need a lot of material things to be happy. This is very true. The second theme is that books can bring people together and that make you happy. Think about reading to your Kiddos before bedtime. It is a close, somewhat intimate moment between you both. Maybe you talk for a minute about the story or maybe about the day, they may even open up and talk about something that is bothering them. Either way, if you were brought closer together by the daily bedtime story routine. And that can be just the beginning, thanks to books. And Carnavas reminds us, we don't have to buy and own books to be happy, we can just go to the library like Lucy and Angus and Mom and Dad end up doing. The boldly colored, whimsical illustrations, also done by Carnavas, are done in watercolor and ink, and are rather fun. Somewhere in almost all of the illustration there is the family's calico cat and roosters. The Children Who Loved Books is a wonderful, charming homage to books, reading, book lovers and libraries! And it is sure to become a favorite with all like-minded folks, young and old. The book is recommended for readers of all ages. This book was purchased for my personal library This book was originally reviewed at Randomly Reading

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Kotkin

    An ode to books and reading. Though this family owns very little, their family life is rich and fulfilling as long as they can bond over books. Emphasizes minimalism as a lifestyle choice. Also demonstrates the importance of libraries.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Gelson

    All homes need many books! They connect us! A celebration of reading together, libraries and book love.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Hawley

    One of my favorite children's books, this easily read and surely enjoyed book has a delightful way of reminding us of the beauty of books and living minimally - with a focus on relationships over things. I love it!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    What a special little book! Absolutely loved it. What a great little find. Favourite quote : 'Angus and Lucy didn't have much, but they had all they would ever need'. All the ever needed was books / stories, as these brought their family closer, as they all enjoyed reading, they would all come together as a family to listen and read a story. They didn't have much as a family, but yet they had their imagination from books to help them play and let their ideas run wild. Message linking to you don' What a special little book! Absolutely loved it. What a great little find. Favourite quote : 'Angus and Lucy didn't have much, but they had all they would ever need'. All the ever needed was books / stories, as these brought their family closer, as they all enjoyed reading, they would all come together as a family to listen and read a story. They didn't have much as a family, but yet they had their imagination from books to help them play and let their ideas run wild. Message linking to you don't have to have all the money in the world to be happy, simply things which you enjoy, such as books can make you as happy as anyone else.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Katie Morrison

    I do like the colorful illustrations and the message of the book about books providing joy and bringing families together. However, being technical/picky, the description in Goodreads and on the back of the book that "Then one day, all the books are taken away" is a bit misleading, as the father opts to get rid of the books since they have have gotten to be too much in their caravan. Would have liked to see the library featured more (instead of just one image of it with patrons outside) since it I do like the colorful illustrations and the message of the book about books providing joy and bringing families together. However, being technical/picky, the description in Goodreads and on the back of the book that "Then one day, all the books are taken away" is a bit misleading, as the father opts to get rid of the books since they have have gotten to be too much in their caravan. Would have liked to see the library featured more (instead of just one image of it with patrons outside) since it became this magical source for the family!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lori Jordan

    This was a wonderful book . The family has lots of books around their little house. But then books take over and the family needs to get rid of them. BUT it doesn't mean a person needs to stop reading- just go to the library! I read it to my class to talk about books and libraries. The pictures were great showing lots of books all over. From the story we talked about how books can bring people together.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christina Reid

    Spotted this one while browsing in my local library and, as I love books about books, had to give it a read! It follows a family who live in a caravan and have very little of anything except for books...until one day they decide that the books have to go because they;re taking over. Yet, without books, lots of things around home don't seem quite right...then they discover their local library! A lovely celebration of reading and libraries.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Another book by Peter Carnavas was recommended on Brightly. When I searched for it at my local library it was not available but this title by Carnavas appeared and grabbed my attention. What a delightful book! A very simple book with a powerful message for children and parents (and libraries)! I will check this out again when my grandchildren come to visit just as great conversation starter about the role books can play in our lives and in our families.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robynsview

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What a beautiful book that celebrates the beauty of books and libraries. I can’t believe I’ve never read this book before. I have just read it to my Kindergarten and Grade 1 students (I’m a teacher librarian) for our first library lesson of the year. It is a perfect introduction to the library and the wonder of books. Highly recommended for pre-school and early primary school aged children. A delight.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Freddie D

    This one perhaps hits a bit too close to home! I can completely relate to the books "stacked here, and piled there, balanced propped and shoved in all kinds of odd places" - whoops!! But I wouldn't have it any other way. Granted, I don't live in a caravan like the gorgeous family in this book, but it remains a sobering reminder that is a limit on how many books we need to own. And libraries are a wonderful asset.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nicola

    A family who live in a tiny caravan and have few material possessions except for books. They decide to get rid of ALL their books instead of just the excess and then discover that their home feels too empty. They end up realizing that books bring them together as a family and rather than buy books they borrow them from the library.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rose English

    Book 11 of my Goodreads Challenge 2019 Loved this book about families and books. Dad decides to take all the books away because they are taking over their small home. When this happens the family find there really is nothing for them to do and they all become very sad. I'd be sad too if my books had to go. A lovely little read to share with the whole family.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh my how I love this story! I want my children to grow up loving books, and this story is about a family who loves books so much that when they get rid of the ones they have they are unhappy. They are not close. It is a library book that brings them back together and close again. I simply could read this story over and over to my children.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sondra Price

    A sweet story about exploring a love of books, and the value of books. However, the writing style shifts noticeably just over halfway through, so it almost seems as if a different writer finished the work, which does disrupt the flow of the story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Taylor

    Loved the message of this short book! Angus and Lucy’s family do not have much. They live in a caravan and don’t have a television or a car. Their only real form of entertainment is hundreds of books. Really spreads the message that reading is a joy and brings people closer together.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Simple book on how much two children love books, how the books fill their home, and how the family got closer through one book. I enjoyed it. The illustrations are alright (not bad but not amazing).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    this children's book teaches kids about reading books, family, togetherness and library's. This family owns very little, their family life is rich and fulfilling as long as they can bond over books. Emphasizes minimalism as a lifestyle choice. Also demonstrates the importance of libraries.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    This is exactly my experience with books. It seems like reading is a solitary experience, but it brings people together. It’s important to have a bunch of books around because people will read them, share them, and talk about them if they’re there.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Samantha “Sam” A

    This book is too cute! I bought for my son because it really reminded me of myself as a kiddo. It had a great lesson behind it and the pictures are awesome!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Damien Cowger

    They loved books, and guess what? They still do!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tobey Brock

    Possible choice for reading a book during an interview tomorrow on Monday. I figured it should count as one of my books! ha ha

  23. 5 out of 5

    Vir

    This book was exactly as good as I expected😀. It is a quick, simple, sweet story about a family's great love of books.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim Huls

    This is such a fabulous, underrated book with an amazing message. I cried the first time I read a friend's copy and then immediately had to buy it for myself.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Zann

    Loving it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Wael Kaddour

    Beautiful illustration makes reading this book a pleasurable experience. The message is beautifully delivered. (5/5) I love this book

  27. 5 out of 5

    Honor Grainger

    Great text to share with children to show a love of reading

  28. 5 out of 5

    Megan Lili

    Could be used to introduce children to libraries and also differences in individuals lives and home backgrounds and could explore how relationships become closer.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My only complaint about this story is that the dad got rid of all their books! =(

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    I'm a sucker for a book that talks about the power of reading/developing a love for reading and this does exactly that!

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