Huzzah for Libraries and Librarians!
Whether a library is …
or in a school,
libraries open doors to new worlds.
They shake up your imagination. They offer a wealth of knowledge, and as this year’s theme says, there are “Unlimited Possibilities @ your library.” They’re places where miracles can happen. Make the library a happy, go-to place for you and your family. And if you If you have questions, seek guidance from a librarian. They’re all-knowing!
Below are some of my favorite fiction and nonfiction picture books that pay tribute to libraries and librarians.
Library Lion written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Bats at the Library written and illustrated by Brian Lies
The Library written by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Small
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) written by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley
Stella Louella’s Runaway Book written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile written by Gloria Houston and illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb
A Library Book for Bear written by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Wild About Books written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown
Book! Book! Book! written by Deborah Bruss and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
The Library Dragon written by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Michael P. White
Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco
The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians written by Carla Morris and illustrated by Brad Sneed
Waiting for the Biblioburro written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra
Library Lil written by Suzanne Williams and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Please Bury Me in the Library written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Kyle M. Stone
That Book Woman written by Heather Henson and illustrated by David Small
Tomás and the Library Lady written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Raul Colón
Richard Wright and the Library Card written by William Miller and illustrated by Gregory Christie
“L” is for Library written by Sonya Terry and illustrated by Nicole Wong
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise written by Jan Pinborough and illustrated by Debby Atwell
My Librarian Is a Camel written by Margriet Ruurs
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Do you have any favorites to add?
For some inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians, click here.