I have a vivid recollection of my first visit to the Monessen Public Library when I was just a wee one. I was immediately hooked. An entire building filled with books, and I could take them home! Get your little one interested in libraries with these both fictional and non-fiction picture books.
by Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer, Kathi Appelt
Kids and adults love the whole idea of being someplace public "after hours." Wonderful illustrations, and it's fun seeing the library from a non-biped perspective.
by Jackie Mims Hopkins, illustrated by John Manders
This book is such an eye-opener and one that anyone with an interest in libraries should read.
by Carla Morris, illustrated by Brad Sneed
A little boy spends a lot of time at the library and looks at the librarians as his most cherished friends. They guide him throughout his childhood and he grows up to become, you guessed it, a librarian.
by Jeanette Winter
This wonderful true story about a librarian determined to save the books in her library is inspirational and shows how important books are to those who treasure them.
by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael P. White
The librarian’s a dragon and she won’t let anyone read the books. This book is super cute and I love all the dragon-related puns.
by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Delightfully tender tale about a lion who strolls into the library and isn’t asked to leave.
by Daniel Kirk
An author mouse lives in a hole in the children’s reference book section of a library. The illustrations in this storybook are excellent.
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
This colorful librarian won’t tell them anything because she wants the students to learn how to find things themselves in the library by using the catalog and learning how to access appropriate information.
by Brian Lies
As with its predecessor, this book's richly detailed chiaroscuro paintings find considerable humor at the intersection where bat and human behavior meet.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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