Are you a fan of books about books? Does your young bookworm love trips to the library to pick out new reads? We have the perfect picture books for you! Read on for an adorable list of books about libraries and librarians featuring a hardworking hamster and his stocked bookmobile, a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, and more!
It’s another busy day at Stanley’s library, and Stanley has stocked his bookmobile with lots of great books to take to the local park and hand out to all his friends. Later at the main branch, Stanley hosts an out-of-this-world author visit from Agatha Mouse! The day concludes with Stanley’s comforting nighttime routine of supper, bed, and bath. A brightly colored salute to reading, libraries, and librarians, this new addition to William Bee’s beloved Stanley series is a must-read for little library lovers and fans of things that go.
Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But she DOES want a gold star from her teacher. Except stars are for good readers, for understanding words, and for saying them out loud—things that Madeline Finn doesn’t believe she can do. Fortunately, Madeline Finn finds a little help when she meets Bonnie, a library dog. Bonnie teaches Madeline Finn that it’s okay to go slow—and, most importantly, to keep trying. With endearing illustrations, award-winner Lisa Papp brings an inspiring and comforting book to all new readers who just need a little confidence to overcome their fears.
Every day after school Melvin goes to the library where his favorite people—Marge, Betty, and Leola—are always waiting behind the reference desk to help him find the perfect book. As the years pass, Melvin can always find the answers to his questions in the library. Then one day he goes off to college to learn new things and read new books. Will he leave the library and his friends behind forever? Readers will enjoy Brad Sneed’s delightful illustrations that colorfully capture the fun-loving spirit of Carla Morris’s story about the contagious enthusiasm of learning. A heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere.
When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon? However, no one can convince Miss Lotta Scales to let any of the children take a book from the shelves until nearsighted Molly Brickmeyer stumbles onto a copy of Snuff the Magic Dragon and reads the tale out loud. Can an open book temper the flames of the school’s hotheaded librarian? This humorous tale from New York Times best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy is paired with Michael P. White’s lively illustrations for an entertaining story about the power and importance of books.