Luna Loves Library Day

Luna Loves Library Day By Joseph Coelho Illustrated by Fiona Lumber

Chosen as one of the Nations Top 25 picture Books to Share – World Book Day.

Longlisted for the 2019 UKLA Book Awards

Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal for Fiona Lumbers incredible illustrations

Luna loves library day: that’s the day she spends with her dad. Exploring the shelves they find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history. An inspiring story from one of the UK’s greatest up-and-coming poets for children, captured in all its flights of fancy by newcomer Fiona Lumbers.

Books For Keeps

“Joseph Coelho is a successful performance poet, and he proves equally adept at writing for young children in this simple but very effective story, with delightful illustrations by relatively new artist Fiona Lumbers. Children, and adults, who love books and libraries will relish this.”


“From the talented poet Joseph Coelho, this charming picture book highlights the wonders of libraries for families and communities. Accompanying the poetic text is gloriously bright and delightful illustrations to bring the magic of the library to life.”



“The story is beautifully told, leaving space for readers to take what they want, and the illustrations are lively and full of warmth.”

Fiona Barker

“It is a beautiful thing quite literally in every sense. A visual, verbal and tactile joy.”

Children’s Books Ireland

“It is wonderful when everything works together in a picturebook – theme, text, illustrations, cover, endpapers – when the whole art object is more than the sum of its parts. Luna Loves Library Day, the début by performance poet Joseph Coelho, illustrated by talented newcomer Fiona Lumbers, is such a picturebook.”


“Poet Joseph Coelho has penned a wonderful picture book text – his first – extolling the virtues of libraries; magical places that he has described as ‘gateways into reading, into writing, into discovering a world beyond that in which we find ourselves.”


North Somerset Teachers Book Award

“A lovely book which celebrates the joys of the library.”


“Our Picture Book of the Week this week neatly covers two subjects very dear to our hearts – dad and daughter books, and lovely lovely libraries..!”


Book Details:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd (October 5, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783445483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783445486

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