These picture books don’t just celebrate books, they also appreciate libraries and reading. Which are all worthy of celebrating.
Hooray for books!
Picture Books That Celebrate Books
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
What a sweet story of love and success learning to read! (Okay, I admit to shedding a tear or two. Because dogs. And books. . .) Madeline really wants to be a better reader but reading just doesn’t click until she meets a beautiful, white dog named Bonnie who helps Madeline build her confidence in reading. ADDED TO: Books about Libraries and Librarians
Ronan the Librarian by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated by Victoria Maderna
Barbarians like the mighty Ronan and his people don’t read books. They invade, raid, and trade. Then, one pillage goes horribly wrong because they only find BOOKS. Even so, Ronan notices the pictures and starts reading. Soon, he spends all his spare time reading. “He invaded and raided and read.” But, how can Ronan get the other barbarians to read? Can you guess? He reads aloud to them…and it hooks them on books! Soon, Ronan becomes the community’s librarian, sharing and recommending books with his fellow barbarians. Playful, funny, and perfect for reading aloud with the best literacy message: READING is for everyone and everyone can love books…even barbarians.
Hug This Book by Barney Saltzberg, illustrated by Fred Benaglia
What are you to do with this book? Hug it, wrap it in a sweater (if it gets chilly), tell it a story, read it upside down, take a nap with it, there are many, many things you can do with this book! Whimsical and enchanting, this is a wonderful celebration of books.
Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Bunny loves books so much he figures out a way to sneak into the library — through the book return chute. When his friends discover him reading, they want to go, too. What will the librarian do when she discovers the book loving animals? Give them all library cards, of course.
The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
In a wonderful example of books taking us places, Lucas discovers that even though he can’t fly physically, stories take him to other countries, discover interesting things about history, and imagine worlds that don’t exist. 🙂 Yeah!
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman, illustrated by Andy Elkerton
Dragons are rude, they set things on fire, they break things, all in all, there are a lot of reason why you shouldn’t bring your dragon to the library. So, why not borrow books for your dragon to enjoy at home? Excellent rules for dragon owners! ADDED TO: Books about Libraries and Librarians
Bear’s House of Books by Poppy Bishop, illustrated by Alison Edgson
Book loving friends, Fox, Rabbit, Hedgehog, and Mouse, go on a book hunt and low and behold, find a book, a fantastic story about a dragon. They realize it belongs to Bear so they take it to his house where they discover — MORE BOOKS and no Bear– so they curl up and start reading. But what will happen when Bear returns home?
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