Thursday, April 14, 2011

5 Kids' Books About Libraries

  • That Book Woman
    (Picture Book)
    by Heather Henson and David Small
    It's the 1930's and Cal lives in Appalachia. The Book Woman is a Pack Horse librarian, who brings books to remote areas. Cal is resistant to her deliveries at first, because he can't read, but ultimately becomes inspired by the librarian's visits and begs his sister, whose bookishness previously annoyed him, to teach him to read, too.
  • Read It, Don't Eat It!
    (Picture Book)
    by Ian Schoenherr
    Various adorable animals are shown treating books badly. The accompanying text reminds us in a humorous way that we need to treat library books with respect.
  • Because of Winn Dixie
    (Middle Grade)
    by Kate DiCamillo
    This book is not just about libraries, but it has a wonderful librarian in it. Miss Franny tells stories to Opal and her dog, Winn Dixie, gives them special candies called Litmus Lozenges, that somehow manage to taste sad, and becomes one of the many adult friends Opal makes during her first summer in Naomi, Florida.
  • Please Bury Me in the Library
    (Picture Book)
    by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Kyle M. Stone
    This collection of poetry about books, reading, and libraries is one of my favorite poetry books of all time. Among other truly brilliant observations, it gives us one of my favorite quotations: "A bad book owes to many trees / A forest of apologies."
  • Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library!
    (Middle Grade)
    by Eth Clifford
    I read this book when I was in elementary school. We started reading it in school, and I went home and read the rest of  the book ahead of the class. I remember specifically that I was scolded by my teacher and asked not to do that again. It was such a good story, though! Two girls are trapped inside a library during a blizzard, and various scary things happen. An intriguing premise and just scary enough.
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