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Bunny’s Book Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny’s Book Club
by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2017

Children who love books will relate to book-loving Bunny who has a new adventure in each book he reads. When outdoor reading days at the library ended, he was beside himself. Searching for a way into the library, he discovered the book return!  He danced and pranced and snatched every book he could, to take home and read. “Soon, his home was more books than burrow!” Then, one by one, he invited his friends to join him in the library until one morning—the librarian!

Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss has done an amazing job capturing each animal’s passion for reading.

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The simple artwork showing Taylor, each animal, and his blocks emphasize the emotions Taylor feels.

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Jumping Off Library Shelves, A Book of Poems

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Jumping Off Library Shelves, A Book of Poems
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Jane Manning
WordSong, 2015

Jumping Off Library Shelves brims with the hope of dreams, possibilities, and adventures about what can be found in the library.  Beneath the words of each poem, there’s a palpable connection each poet has with the library.  Readers can feel it.  Even the title selection shows that excitement of reading and how the perfect book just seems to jump off the shelf.  Through this collection of library poems, readers can feel each poet’s love of libraries, from racing to the library, to owning a library card, to the magic found in books.  The illustrations, done in gouache and pencil, show the warmth, magic, and richness books bring into reader’s lives.   Poets in this collection include Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis X.J. Kennedy and more.  A delight for book lovers.

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Library Lion

Library Lion
Michelle Knudsen; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Candlewick Press, 2006

A lion walks into a library. Liking what he sees, he lies in the story hour area. He enjoys the stories and when they are over, he roars for more. The librarian charges out and patiently explains roaring is not allowed. The lion learns to help the librarian and they become good friends.

One day the librarian falls, and the lion must roar to get the attention of someone to help. He then leaves, knowing he broke the rules and won’t be allowed to stay. All the children and the librarian miss the lion, until one day the lion is asked to return.

A story for book lovers and library lovers; when I first read it, I had to own it. The back story discusses rules and when to break them, making the story a good discussion topic.

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