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The book follows Lola through the day, ending with new library books and a story at bedtime. (Candlewick, 2008), Beatrice’s big brother Henry has to write a school report on dinosaurs – but he also has to babysit for Beatrice.He ends up taking Beatrice with him to the library, with Beatrice protesting (“I don’t want to! Finally, in spite of herself, Beatrice becomes entranced by a library story time and Henry, when he comes to retrieve her, finds her happily curled up in a chair, lost in a book. (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), the Man in the Yellow Hat takes George to story hour – where the disaster-prone little monkey gets twitchy (he wants to read a dinosaur book) and chaos ensues. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995) is the story of young Elizabeth Brown, bookworm, who didn’t like to play with dolls and didn’t like to skate – all she liked to do was read.(“You’re as stubborn as a wart,” Missy’s frustrated mother says.) But finally the imaginative Miss Brooks does find Missy’s perfect book: William Steig’s (Cartwheel Books, 2008), Hubie’s class is off to visit the library – rumored to be a dreadful place, presided over by the fearsome librarian Mrs. There’s said to be a Gum Detector at the door; kids are glued to the chairs to keep them from wiggling; all the books are bolted to the shelves, and anybody who whispers gets laminated. When a storm blows down the Chesterfield television lines, Lil singlehandedly pushes the bookmobile from house to house, converting an entire town of TV-watching couch potatoes into voracious bookworms.Even a book-hating motorcycle gang is no match for Lil; by the end of the story, the leader of the gang, hooked on books, has become Lil’s library assistant. (Philomel Books, 1996), the people of Triple Creek erected an enormous television tower fifty years ago, and have since become so addicted to television that they have forgotten how to read.Beverly is too upset to eat; she even has a nightmare in which the book’s due date – APRIL 7 – appears printed in red all over her pajamas. In fact, it’s the only book that she will check out of the library.Finally she breaks down and confides in her mother; the book is safely returned; and the kindly librarian puts Beverly’s fears to rest. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001), Stella’s library book (“due today by five o’clock”) is missing and Stella is in a tizzy. When the beloved book is not on the shelves – and Lola sees another little girl walking out with it – big brother Charlie has to explain how libraries work: the books are there to be borrowed and shared. See below for books about libraries and librarians, animals at the library (including the real-life tale of Dewey the Library Cat), library mysteries, library poems, library projects, and a handful of really strange libraries.
Friends have told her that she owes a thousand dollars in library fines and that she might end up in jail.
All ends happily, however, with new books and George’s own library card. (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009), the library puppets, Lion, Rabbit, and Hermit Crab, have a wonderful and imaginative moonlight adventure that ends with a picnic under the stars. Finally she accumulates so many books that there’s simply no more room: “Volumes climbed the parlor walls/And blocked the big front door/She had to face the awful fact/She could not have one more.” It’s a problem with which many of us can sympathize.
Elizabeth’s solution is perfect: she donates her books to the town and turns her house into a library.
Books, now useless, are used to patch roofs, fill potholes, and mend walls.
There follows a frantic cumulative search, beginning with her brother Sam, who left it on the porch by the mailbox, and variously pulling in the mailman, a neighbor, a policeman, the owner of the town diner, an entire scout troop, and more, until finally the book turns up – safely back in the hands of Mrs. Eventually he even manages to convince Lola to try a new book – (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010), Missy – a ragamuffin first-grader with an evil glare, in overalls and a woolly hat – can’t abide librarian Miss Brooks, who dresses up like book characters and does her best to find every child a perfect book. When the book first arrives at the library, brand new, it is loved by all – but over time it grows worn and tattered; its last page is missing; and no one checks it out anymore.Missy rejects them all: fairies are too flowery, dogs too furry, trains too clickety. Relegated to the basement, the book languishes – until finally a little girl discovers it and is enchanted. (Upstart Books, 2010) is every librarian’s nightmare. Heath, the school librarian, is out on maternity leave, but helpful kids send updates about how they’re keeping the library running smoothly: shelving the books by color, mending them with duct tape, and cutting up the encyclopedias for collages. Heath totally melts down, it turns out to be an April Fool’s joke. (Puffin, 2001) – zanily illustrated by Steven Kellogg – is a library-style anti-TV tall tale starring Lil, Chesterfield’s stupendously strong and wholly unconventional librarian.