Picture Books About the Library

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! There are so many amazing picture books about books and the library, so here are just some of the many out there.

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My Favorite Picture Books About the Ocean/Water from Oceans of Possibilities

As many librarians have, I spent the entire summer coordinating all my programs and storytimes to Oceans of Possibilities, the CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program) theme for 2022. Having sufficiently exhausted every last iota of interest I could possibly have in the ocean/water, I feel like I am drowning and ready to climb up onto the land! I present to you now a list of picture books that stand out from my waterlogged summer.

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2 Picture Books About Grandparents: I Dream of Popo and All From a Walnut

Two recent picture books I’ve read focus on grandchild/grandparent relationships. They both explore the beauty of the inter-generational bond through a melancholy yet tender narration and beautifully styled illustrations.

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5 Awesome Picture Book Biographies About Female Writers

Picture book biographies offer gateways to learning more about significant individuals. Their brief yet exciting contents share the most important details, and they allow us a starting point to learning more about someone who made an important contribution in our history.

The following five picture books are amazing biographies about female writers and librarians. Each tells the story of a noteworthy woman and features talented artwork. Enjoy!

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Planting Stories: A Book Review

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar, is a lovely biographical picture book portraying the life of New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré.

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Cool Children’s Nonfiction Books for All Ages

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a good children’s nonfiction book!

Whether you’re checking out children’s nonfiction from the library for your own child, buying a book for a young reader in your life, or looking to spark a little wonder in your own life, these books will hit the spot!

A few of the reasons why I personally love children’s nonfiction books so much is that they provide lots of straightforward and exciting information paired with pictures that make the facts pop even more. Plus, sometimes when I want to read but don’t feel like picking up a 300+ page book, children’s books can be great palate cleansers or stepping stones into future reads.

This list features five children’s nonfiction books to have on your radar!

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