Books about Books!
Clearly, we here at Books in Bloom are book people. Perhaps you are too. If so, here are some books you won’t want to miss sharing with your students.
Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea is a great way to address library behavior with your littlest listeners with a character they may already know. Dinosaur has tackled bedtime and the potty, and he is ready to take on the library. Along the way, he plays noisy games with his friends that involve loud roars. Dinosaur is always the loudest, but when he gets to the library, it is being quiet that matters most. This book is a must-have for libraries serving preschoolers and other future library lovers.
Library Lily is a book lover from the moment she learns to read. She loves books so much that she doesn’t have time for anything else. Until she meets Milly. Milly doesn’t like to read, but she loves going on adventures. Despite this apparent difference, the girls are able to share their interests with each other. They find books to help them on their adventures. Then they create their own books with their stories. This is a great picture book that celebrates reading while highlighting the valuable role that books can play in our lives.
Language arts teachers will want to consider Bookspeak! by Laura Purdie Salas for their poetry units. The enthusiasm for books is apparent from the first poem which calls all readers to put down the video game controller or remote control, but the real strength of the collection is in its use of point of view as many of the poems capture the voice of the book itself.
Bookspeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas. October 2011.
Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea. September 2011.
Library Lily by Gillian Shields. September 2011.