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The Library Bus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, non-classifiable, middle east

It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats—instead there are chairs and tables and shelves of books. And there are no passengers—instead there is Pari, who is nervously starting her first day as Mama’s library helper. Pari stands tall to hand out notebooks and pencils at the vi …

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Lady with the Books, The

A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: books & libraries, girls & women, europe

Inspired by true events, a fictionalized retelling of how one woman brought a world of books to children in Germany after World War II, and changed their lives forever.

Anneliese and Peter will never be the same after the war that took their father's life. One day, while wandering the ruined streets of Munich, the children follow a line of people en …

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THE LIBRARIAN'S STORIES

text by L.M. Falcone
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: military & wars, europe, books & libraries

A village is left in ruins after the bombs fall. The beloved library is burned to ash. Food is scarce. Danger is abundant. Every aspect of daily life is changed. How will home ever feel as it once did?
 
But then one day, the Librarian emerges in the town square. Seated on a bench in front of the library’s remains, she opens a book and begins to …

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Read Me a Story, Stella

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: siblings, books & libraries, imagination & play

In the first new Stella book in four years — in a series that has sold two million copies in ten languages — Stella introduces little brother Sam to the pleasures of reading. Sam is as busy and worried as ever, and Stella almost always has her nose in a book these days, but she finds time to help him out, while sharing her new pastime with cont …

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Any Questions?

by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: books & libraries, art & architecture, imagination & play

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled …

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Clarence's Big Secret

by Roy MacGregor & Christine MacGregor Cation, illustrated by Mathilde Cinq-Mars
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: books & libraries, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education

Clarence Brazier kept a big secret for nearly one hundred years: he didn’t know how to read. This picture book tells the true story of his journey to learn—and then love—to read.
As a young boy, Clarence cut class and took over the farm work when his father was blinded in an accident. Clarence worked as a logger, maintained his own successf …

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Houndsley and Catina at the Library

by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, beginner, friendship

The charming duo returns with a love letter to the library, good friends, the joy of learning, and self-reinvention.

It’s Saturday, and Houndsley, Catina, and their friend Bert are looking forward to their weekly visit to the library. But when the trio arrives, they find that Trixie, the librarian, seems different. She doesn’t tell a joke or rec …

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Going to the Library (English)

by Monica Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Anton Kotelenets
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, daily activities, books & libraries

What will you find at the library?

This wordless sequence book features a girl and her mother on a trip to the library. Children can reflect on their own love of books and reading as they watch the story unfold.

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It Began With a Page

How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: girls & women, books & libraries, art & architecture

Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told -- a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations.

Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which both women and Japanese people l …

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