It's no secret we love books. For me, reading kids books isn't just an enjoyable activity, but also an exercise in slowing down for a moment to be present with my kids. My one-year-old already understands if she wants some time with dad all she needs to do is waddle up to me with a book in her hand. So given we're reveling in our love of books this week, why not indulge ourselves with a list of books that pay tribute to books.

These are just a handful that either sprung to mind, or reside on our bookshelves. What others can you think of that celebrate the transporting power of a book, or the pleasures of reading?

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers, $12.23

The Gentleman Bug by Julian Hector, $13.25

Polo: The Runaway Book by Regis Faller, $11.53

The Red Book by Barbara Lehman, $10.19

Free Fall by David Wiesner, $6.99

Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail, $11.55

It's a Book by Lane Smith, $7.64

It's a Little Book by Lane Smith, $7.99 (a toned down board book version of It's a Book, for the diaper crowd)

Book! by Kristine O'Connell George, $5.95

Matilda by Roald Dahl, $6.99

(Image: Ben Partridge)