10 Books for Children Who Love the Library

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“The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children.” – Julie Andrews

The library is a wonderful place for children. From an early age children can meet interesting characters and travel to faraway places just by opening library books. If your child loves to visit the library, why not share one of these fun books about other people (and animals) who also enjoy exploring all of the exciting opportunities libraries have to offer.

Curious George Visits the Library by H.A.Rey – The man with the yellow hat takes George to the library for story hour. George loves to hear stories about bunnies, trains, and jungle animals, but what he really wants to hear is a story about dinosaurs. Quiet story hour will never be the same with Curious George around.

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen – It seems everyone loves to visit the library, even lions! It seems there aren’t any rules prohibiting lions visiting the library. Miss Merriweather allows the lion to stay as long as he does not break any of the library’s rules.

The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle – You know the Gingerbread Man’s famous line “Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” See what trouble the naughty cookie causes among the shelves of the library.

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk – Sam the library mouse sleeps all day and reads library books all night. One day Sam decides to write his own book and share it with the library visitors. Find out what happens when everyone wants to meet this new author!

Homer, the Library Cat by Reeve Lindbergh – Homer is a quiet cat and most of his days are very quiet. But one day he hears a sound and follows it outside. He needs to find a quiet spot to escape all of the noise in his town. Perhaps the library will be just the place he is looking for.

D.W.’s Library Card by Marc Brown – D.W. has wants to get a special book out of the library. There is just one problem — she doesn’t have a library card. The Librarian says D.W. can get a library card as soon as she learns to write her full name. THAT will take a lot of practice!

Arthur Locked in the Library!: An Arthur Chapter Book by Marc Brown – Arthur and Maxine aren’t getting along very well, but their teacher assigns them to work together to complete a research project at the library. Will they be able to work together to find a way out when they get locked in the library after it closes?

Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? By Lois G. Grambling – There are so many wonderful reasons why a friendly wooly mammoth could be very helpful around the library – but why doesn’t the librarian agree?

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock – As a child Thomas Jefferson liked to read books and he liked to collect books too. He collected books about every subject and eventually had enough books to help start the world’s largest library!

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough – What if children were not welcome in the library? Many years ago children could not borrow books from the library. Thanks to the efforts of Miss Anne Carroll Moore, the New York Public Library created the first library programs for children in the United States.

About Susan Williams

As a veteran educator I am always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for my family. I enjoy traveling, sharing ideas with other moms, and helping my children explore the world around them. Our favorite subjects to study together are history, literature and geography. I blog about our educational adventures at Education Possible and I share literature related resources at World for Learning

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