Storytime: National Library Week

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Another inky evening’s here- The air is cool and calm and clear. Can it be true? Oh, can it be? Yes! Bat Night at the library! Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time.

Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places: the library On the way, he invites his friends–a lonesome turtle, a sad owl and more– to roar along with him. But how will his roaring go over at the library? Has Dinosaur finally met his match in Storytime?

Wild about Books by Judy Sierra & illustrated by Marc Brown

Wild about Books by Judy Sierra & illustrated by Marc Brown

Wild about Books by Judy Sierra & illustrated by Marc Brown

It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo. In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal–tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” Judy Sierra’s funny animal tale coupled with Marc Brown’s lush, fanciful paintings will have the same effect on young Homo sapiens. Altogether, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy & illustrated by Michael P. White

The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy & illustrated by Michael P. White

The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy & illustrated by Michael P. White

In The Library Dragon , Miss Lotta Scales is the thick-skinned library dragon with a burning love of books that jealously guards the library at Sunrise Elementary School. But when an unsuspecting child wanders into the library and begins to read aloud joyfully from a storybook, Miss Lotta Scales is transformed into Miss Lotty, a gentle school librarian. Every librarian needs to be a little bit of a dragon-or else, who would guard the books?

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