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Books and Libraries

Read, Read, Read!

Read, Read, Read!

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
Illustrator:  Ryan O'Rourke 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
WordSong, 2017   ISBN: 978-1590789759
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The Book of Gold

The Book of Gold

Bob Staake
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Random House, 2017   ISBN: 978-0553510775
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A Good Story

A Good Story

Zack Rock
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Creative Editions, 2017   ISBN: 978-1568462806
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Books Do Not Have Wings

Books Do Not Have Wings

Brynne Barnes
Illustrator:  Rogerio Coelho 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1585369645
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Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Tracy Nelson Maurer
Illustrator:  Mircea Catusanu 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Millbrook Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1467794107
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

Michelle Markel
Illustrator:  Nancy Carpenter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books , 2017   ISBN: 978-0811879224
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The Mermaid's Purse

The Mermaid's Purse

Patricia Polacco
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2016   ISBN: 978-0399166921
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Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishnaswami
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Groundwood Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1554988082
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It's a Book

It's a Book

Lane Smith
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Roaring Brook Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-1596436060
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Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Lisa Papp
Picture Book
For ages
Peachtree Publishers, 2016   ISBN: 978-1561459100
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Love You, Hug You, Read to You!

Love You, Hug You, Read to You!

Tish Rabe
Illustrator:  Frank Endersby 
Board Book
For ages 1 to 4
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2015   ISBN: 978-1101936559
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Lola Loves Stories

Lola Loves Stories

Anna McQuinn
Illustrator:  Rosalind Beardshaw 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 5
Charlesbridge, 2010   ISBN: 978-1580892599
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This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book!

Sergio Ruzzier
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1452129075
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Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

Rachel Caine
Fiction  Series
For ages 14 and up
Penguin, 2015   ISBN: 978-0451472397
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How to Read a Story

How to Read a Story

Kate Messner
Illustrator:  Mark Siegel 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452112336
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Jumping Off Library Shelves

Jumping Off Library Shelves

Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrator:  Janet Manning 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Boyds Mills Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1590789247
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The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrator:  R. Gregory Christie 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lerner, 2015   ISBN: 978-0761339434
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The Good Little Book

The Good Little Book

Kyo Maclear
Illustrator:  Marion Arbona 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tundra Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1770494510
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978-1-61067-145-3

978-1-61067-145-3

Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Kane Miller, 2013 
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Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Barb Rosenstock
Illustrator:  John O'Brien 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 8
Boyds Mills Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1590789322
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The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

Jen Bryant
Illustrator:   Melissa Sweet 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Eerdmans, 2014   ISBN: 978-0802853851
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The Fox in the Library

The Fox in the Library

Lorenz Pauli
Illustrator:  Kathrin Scharer 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
NorthSouth, 2013   ISBN: 978-0735841505
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Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Jennifer Berne
Illustrator:  Keith Bendis 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sterling, 2010   ISBN: 978-1402773235
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Lola Reads to Leo

Lola Reads to Leo

Anna McQuinn
Illustrator:  Rosalind Beardshaw 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Charlesbridge, 2012   ISBN: 978-1580894043
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My Pet Book

My Pet Book

Bob Staake
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014   ISBN: 978-0385373128
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If I Were a Book

If I Were a Book

Jose Jorge Letria
Illustrator:  Andre Letria 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452121444
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The Lonely Book

The Lonely Book

Kate Bernheimer
Illustrator:  Chris Sheban 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0375862267
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The Book Boat's In

The Book Boat's In

Cynthia Cotten
Illustrator:  Frane Lessac 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Holiday House, 2013   ISBN: 978-0823425211
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Please Bury Me in the Library

Please Bury Me in the Library

J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator:  Kyle M. Stone 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Harcourt Children's Books, 2005   ISBN: 0152163875
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Child

Jan Pinborough
Illustrator:  Debby Atwell 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013   ISBN: 978-0547471051
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BookSpeak!: Poems About Books

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books

Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator:  Josee Bisaillon 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 11
Clarion Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-0547223001
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

William Joyce
Illustrator:  William Joyce , Joe Bluhm 
Picture Book
For ages 7 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2012   ISBN: 978-1442457027
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Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?

Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?

Lois G. Grambling
Illustrator:  Judy Love 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2012   ISBN: 978-1580892827
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The Phantom Isles

The Phantom Isles

Stephen Alter
Fiction
For ages 10 and up
Bloomsbury, 2007   ISBN: 978-1582347387
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Yoko Learns to Read

Yoko Learns to Read

Rosemary Wells
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Hyperion , 2012   ISBN: 978-1423138235
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Otto the Book Bear

Otto the Book Bear

Katie Cleminson
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Hyperion , 2012   ISBN: 978-1423145622
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Americus

Americus

MK Reed
Illustrator:  Jonathan Hill 
Graphic Novel
For ages 12 and up
First Second, 2011   ISBN: 978-1596436015
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Library Lily

Library Lily

Gillian Shields
Illustrator:  Francesca Chessa 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2011   ISBN: 978-0802854018
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Waiting for the Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro

Monica Brown
Illustrator:  John Parra 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tricycle Press, 2011   ISBN: 978-1582463537
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Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies

Carolyn Crimi
Illustrator:  John Manders 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Candlewick, 2009   ISBN: 978-0763645403
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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing?

Elisa Amado
Illustrator:  Manuel Monroy 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Groundwood Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-1554980703
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Don't Read This Book!

Don't Read This Book!

Jill Lewis
Illustrator:  Deborah Allwright 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2010   ISBN: 978-1589250949
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The Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Heather Vogel Frederick
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689864124
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Finding Lincoln

Finding Lincoln

Ann Malaspina
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Albert Whitman , 2009   ISBN: 978-0807524350
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The Wonderful Book

The Wonderful Book

Leonid Gore
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Scholastic, 2010   ISBN: 978-0545085984
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Librarian on the Roof! A True Story

Librarian on the Roof! A True Story

M.G. King
Illustrator:  Stephen Gilpin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Albert Whitman & Company, 2010   ISBN: 978-0807545126
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Dog Loves Books

Dog Loves Books

Louise Yates
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375864490
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The School Mouse

The School Mouse

Dick King-Smith
Illustrator:  Cynthia Fisher 
Fiction
For ages 6 to 9
Hyperion, 2009   ISBN: 978-1423122098
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Goodnight Baby Bear

Goodnight Baby Bear

Michael Shoulders
Illustrator:  Teri Weidner 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Sleeping Bear Press, 2010   ISBN: 1585364711
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How Rocket Learned to Read

How Rocket Learned to Read

Tad Hills
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375858994
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What do illustrators do?

What do illustrators do?

Eileen Christelow
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 10
Clarion, 2007   ISBN: 978-0618874231
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Anna the Bookbinder

Anna the Bookbinder

Andrea Cheng
Illustrator:  Ted Rand 
For ages 5 to 8
Walker Books, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788313
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Part of Me

Part of Me

Kimberly Willis Holt
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Henry Holt, 2006   ISBN: 0312581459
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Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook

Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook

Michael Garland
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0142402825
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Edward in the Jungle

Edward in the Jungle

David McPhail
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Little Brown, 2002   ISBN: 0316563919
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Say Daddy! (Picture Books)

Say Daddy! (Picture Books)

Michael Shoulders
Illustrator:  Teri Weidner 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008   ISBN: 1585363545
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Books to check out for kids: A journal

Books to check out for kids: A journal

The Imagineering Company
Novelty Book
For ages 8 to 12
Chronicle Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0811850827
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A Book

A Book

Mordicai Gerstein
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Roaring Brook Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1596432512
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The Spooky Book

The Spooky Book

Steve Patsche
Illustrator:  Matthew McElligott 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Walker Books for Young Readers, 1999   ISBN: 978-0802788702
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That Book Woman

That Book Woman

Heather Henson
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Atheneum, 2008   ISBN: 978-1416908128
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Find the Magic: A Rip Squeak Book

Find the Magic: A Rip Squeak Book

Lee Cohen
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 8
Rip Squeak, Inc., 2008   ISBN: 978-0974782522
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Book!

Book!

Kristine O'Connell George
Illustrator:  Maggie Smith 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Clarion Books, 2001   ISBN: 978-0547154091
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Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking

Magic in the Margins: A Medieval Tale of Bookmaking

W. Nikola-Lisa
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2007   ISBN: 978-0618496426
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Cool Dog, School Dog

Cool Dog, School Dog

Deborah Heiligman
Illustrator:  Tim Bowers 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Marshall Cavendish, 2009   ISBN: 0761455612
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The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

Laura Joffe Numeroff , Nate Evans
Illustrator:   Lynn Munsinger 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010   ISBN: 978-0810984127
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Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)

Barbara Bottner
Illustrator:  Michael Emberley 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375846823
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Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale

Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale

Daniel Kirk
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2009   ISBN: 978-0810989276
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The Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria

Kelly Trumble
Illustrator:  Robina MacIntyre Marshall 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Clarion Books, 2003   ISBN: 978-0395758328
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Our Library

Our Library

Eve Bunting
Illustrator:  Maggie Smith 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Clarion Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0618494583
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Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press

Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press

Kay Melchisedech Olson
Illustrator:  Tod Smith 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736864824
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When the Library Lights Go Out

When the Library Lights Go Out

Megan McDonald
Illustrator:  Katherine Tillotson 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689861703
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The Library Card

The Library Card

Jerry Spinelli
Fiction
For ages 8 to 11
Scholastic, 1998   ISBN: 978-0590386333
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Maisy Goes to the Library

Maisy Goes to the Library

Lucy Cousins
Picture Book  Series
For ages 2 to 5
Candlewick Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-0763626693
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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq

Jeanette Winter
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Harcourt, 2005   ISBN: 978-0152054458
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The Library

The Library

Sarah Stewart
Illustrator:   David Small 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999   ISBN: 978-0374443948
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B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet

B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet

Anita Prieto
Illustrator:  Renee Graef 
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 4 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1585361458
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Lumber Camp Library

Lumber Camp Library

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Illustrator:  James Bernardin 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 10
HarperCollins, 2003   ISBN: 978-0064442923
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Here Lies the Librarian

Here Lies the Librarian

Richard Peck
Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439898829
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Delilah D. at the library

Delilah D. at the library

Jeanne Willis
Illustrator:  Rosie Reeve 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Clarion, 2006   ISBN: 978-0618781959
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Read Anything Good Lately?

Read Anything Good Lately?

Susan Allen, Jane Lindaman
Illustrator:  Vicky Enright 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Lerner, 2003   ISBN: 978-0761318897
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The Library Book: The Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers

The Library Book: The Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers

Maureen Sawa
Illustrator:  Bill Slavin 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 and up
Tundra, 2006   ISBN: 978-0887766985
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The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries

The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries

Julie Cummins
Illustrator:  Roxie Munro 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Random House , 2008   ISBN: 978-0375844515
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A Library Story: Building a New Central Library

A Library Story: Building a New Central Library

Jennifer Vogel
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Lerner, 2007   ISBN: 978-0822559160
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Bats at the library

Bats at the library

Brian Lies
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008   ISBN: 978-0618999231
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Library Mouse

Library Mouse

Daniel Kirk
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Abrams, 2007   ISBN: 978-0810993464
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The Red Book

The Red Book

Barbara Lehman
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Houghton Mifflin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618428588
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I believe in Unicorns

I believe in Unicorns

Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator:  Gary Blythe 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 10
Candlewick Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-0763630508
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The Girl who hated books

The Girl who hated books

Manjusha Pawagi
Illustrator:  Leanne Franson 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Second Story Press, 1998   ISBN: 978-1896764092
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My Book box

My Book box

Will Hillenbrand
Picture Book
For ages 1 to 4
Harcourt Children's Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0152020293
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I Hate to Read!

I Hate to Read!

Rita Marshall
Illustrator:  Etienne Delessert 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
The Creative Company, 1993   ISBN: 978-1568460055
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Clara and the Bookwagon

Clara and the Bookwagon

Nancy Smiler Levinson
Illustrator:  Carolyn Croll 
Historical Fiction
For ages 6 to 8
HarperCollins, 1988   ISBN: 978-0064441346
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Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor of the Printing Press

Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor of the Printing Press

Fran Rees
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756509897
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Arthur Howard 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Harcourt Children's Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0152002411
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The Library Dragon

The Library Dragon

Carmen Agra Deedy
Illustrator:  Michael P. White 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Peachtree Press, 1994   ISBN: 978-1561450916
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I Still Hate to Read!

I Still Hate to Read!

Rita Marshall
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
The Creative Company, 1993   ISBN: 978-1568461748
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The Gentleman Bug

The Gentleman Bug

Julian Hector
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416994671
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The book book

The book book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Tara Books, 1995   ISBN: 978-8186211243
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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Random House, 2007   ISBN: 0375842209
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Endymion Spring

Endymion Spring

Matthew Skelton
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Penguin Canada, 2006   ISBN: 978-0141320359
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Will you read to me?

Will you read to me?

Denys Cazet
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 1416909354
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The Boy who was raised by librarians

The Boy who was raised by librarians

Carla Morris
Illustrator:  Brad Sneed 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2007   ISBN: 978-1561453917
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Lola at the Library

Lola at the Library

Anna McQuinn
Illustrator:  Rosalind Beardshaw 
Picture Book
For Infants to children age 4
Charlesbridge, 2006   ISBN: 978-1580891424
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The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary

The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary

Reading Is Fundamental Staff
Nonfiction
For ages 5 and up
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0525474845
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Winston the Book Wolf

Winston the Book Wolf

Marni McGee
Illustrator:  Ian Beck 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 7
Walker, 2006   ISBN: 978-0802795694
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Library Lion

Library Lion

Michelle Knudsen
Illustrator:   Kevin Hawkes 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Candlewick Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0763622626
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Wild About Books

Wild About Books

Judy Sierra
Illustrator:   Marc Brown 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Random House, 2004   ISBN: 978-0375825385
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Edward and the Pirates

Edward and the Pirates

David McPhail
For ages 3 to and up
Little Brown, 1997   ISBN: 978-0316563444
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Baby Bear’s Books

Baby Bear’s Books

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:   Melissa Sweet 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 5
Harcourt, 2006   ISBN: 978-0152052904
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Noah Webster: Weaver of words

Noah Webster: Weaver of words

Pegi Deitz Shea
Illustrator:  Monica Vachula 
Non Fiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Boyds Mills Press, 2009   ISBN: 1590784413
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