Children's reading lists

6 sweet books that celebrate love

These heartwarming tales are a great way to introduce themes of love, friendship and caring to little readers. From tales of a parent’s unconditional love, to best friends and rhyming classics, the sweet stories filled with cute imagery are the perfect way to help spread a little love.

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse is a sweet and quirky story of the friendship between a real and mechanical mouse. Alexander wonders why he is shooed away while Willy the wind-up mouse is adored. He goes on a quest to turn himself into a toy, helped by a mysterious magic lizard. When he discovers poor Willy has been thrown out with other old toys Alexander changes his wish and asks for the metal mouse to become real. Originally published in 1969, this edition brings the off-beat illustrations to life again for a new generation.

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