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
Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
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
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?