Library Love – Part Two

Library Love Part Two

The Library The Library –  This charming book by Sarah Stewart, about a young girl Elizabeth Brown, who loves books, she loves them the most, she has such an enormous collection of books that there is barely room for her in her house.  What she does with her expansive collection will be sure to impress.  Elizabeth Brown is quite remarkable, the illustrations are just fabulous and make the story come alive. Such a sweet story, I love how the book starts where Elizabeth Brown falls from the sky into her mothers arms.

Library Mouse a World to Explore Library Mouse: A World to Explore – Daniel Kirk does a fantastic job of creating a character who you want to get to know.  In this case Sam a charming mouse who lives in the library in the children’s book section.  Sam is a quite the story teller he writes children’s books.  In A World to Explore he meets Sarah who loves adventure.  These are great stories that are perfect to add to your own library.

A perfect activity to do after reading Library Mouse, would be to explore what your own petite might like to write a story about.  Library Mouse is the perfect platform for young budding writers to build their confidence and start writing their own tale.

Lola at the LibraryLola at the Library – Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw have created these absolutely lovely stories about Lola and her love of books and reading.  I love theses stories because Lola loves the library and goes with her mom and her love of books and reading grows and grows.  Another reason that these books are so special is because Lola has a little brother Leo and she reads to him which is one of my daughters favorite things to do with her little sister.  A great story for any petite who loves to go to the library with their family and loves to read books to their siblings.

library-lionLibrary Lion – If you haven’t picked up Michelle Knudsen’s absolutely darling book you need to get your hands on it immediately.  Kevin Hawkes is an amazing illustrator.  Have you ever met a librarian that has told you to shush?  A librarian that is a stickler for rules?  Well if so, you will love this book and Miss. Merriweather will tickle you.  She loves her rules and one day a lion comes in to check out story time; this story will surprise you with what happens when Miss. Merriweather and the lion meet.  Go get this book immediately and add it to your collection – you will not regret it.

A really fun activity is to ask your petite which unlikely library patron they would like to meet at story time and they can draw a picture.  Candlewick Press created this really handy informational packet to go with the book, with activities, questions, and books to try next if you liked Library Lion.  You can check out the packet here  http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763622621.kit.1.pdf.

The Midnight LibraryThe Midnight Library –  A book about a little girl and her three owl assistants.  She opens the library every night at midnight and it is peaceful and quiet, until one night when a special group of friends come and want to do something a little too loud for the peaceful library.  When she solves that problem another one arises and then another.  She is quite the helpful little librarian and finds solutions to all of the problems that her patrons may have.  A lovely little story, the illustrations are so charming, my petite also liked how only four colors are used in the illustrations; she is also a book sniffer and this one smells divine!

Now is where I need your help, I am sure I am forgetting a book or a few…help me out and tell me which ones I need to add to the list.

Happy reading,
Erin

Library Love – Part One

Library Love Part One

Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s the time of year where the weather gets a little drizzly and we find ourselves seeking out indoor entertainment on those really rainy days.  That is where our deep love and appreciation of the library comes in.  Here are some of our favorite books about libraries.

The Boy Who Was Raised by Librairians The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians –  Carla Morris has created such a sweet story about a little boy named Melvin, who visits his library frequently and his three librarians help him learn all there is to know about all of his changing interests.  This story places a true emphasis on what a fantastic librarian, or in Melvins’ case a team of fantastic librarians, can do to support a young mind.  They show him books, websites, and a general interest in everything that Melvin wants to know about.  Such a great story, the ending is fabulous, you going to have to check it to see what happens to Melvin.

Check out this link to a YouTube video.

<a href=A Library Book for Bear (Bear and Mouse) – This is an incredibly cute book, by Bonny Becker, about a bear who is convinced that he already has enough books at home, he is convinced by his pal Mouse to go to the library and although he is one picky bear when it comes to his literature choices, he has a most enjoyable time.

If you want to know more about Bear, he is a very interesting character, read his most recent interview with a certain Mr. Pig from The Little Crooked Cottage.  Mr. Pig ask some very thought-provoking questions you might have been wondering about yourself.

No Pirtates Allowed Said Library LouNo Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou – Argh Matey, Rhonda Gowler Greene, has written this fantastic story about a strong-willed librarian named Lou, who can handle anything that comes her way.  This is a silly story about a pirate and his parrot too, they come to the Seebreezy Library looking for buried treasure.  Pirate Pete is not prepared for the adventure he encounters when he meets Lou the Librarian.  If your petite loves books and pirates you are in luck this book is a fantastic story.  This would be a great read for a little one who needs reminding about library behavior and manners.

Activity: It might be a fun time to make a treasure map for your little one with clues about finding a certain book, maybe even this book.
Bats at the LibraryBats at the Library (A Bat Book) – I’ve written about this lovely book before, Brian Lies has written this amazing story about a colony of bats that has quite the fabulous evening at the library.  What my girls love about this book is that the bats just can’t wait to get into the library and enjoy their time reading books and exploring.  This book is so much fun, we have had some great conversations about what the bats might look forward to the most, and what would happen if the library was open every night.  My favorite is when we talk about what book we would jump into like the bats.  The illustrations make this book so special, Brian Lies is a new favorite author in our house.

Activity: Brian Lies has this awesome bat story activity: http://www.brianlies.com/Activities/activities_fold_a_bat.html this is an incredibly cute activity where your petite to color a bat and talk about their favorite book, or make a whole garland of bats with their favorite books.

 

Stay tuned for the next installment of Library Love!

Library Love Part Two