The Library Book

The Library Book Review

What’s the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and—SHHH!—libraries!

The rain is pouring, Dad is snoring, and the same old stuff is on TV—boring.

What is there to do today?

Go to the library, of course!

Who will we meet there? Let's find out!

Title:The Library Book
Edition Language:English

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    The Library Book Reviews

  • Aliza Werner

    I wanted to love this, but two observations: this was originally written as a song, so the poetry and rhyme didn't quite flow well when read aloud. Also, every book she (MC is a POC) encountered in th...

  • Colleen

    I think it's important to note that children's librarians would never shush an enthusiastic reader....

  • Alia

    This book, though cute, very pointedly fits into the “Hey let’s put a black kid on the cover” (but authors of color are still low) trend that publishing is doing right now. I found it odd that w...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    Hmm, yeah what others said about the black girl reading only books by white men and annoying librarian stereotypes....

  • Judy

    This is a fun book! I am not familiar with the song; so I looked it up on the internet and found a cute version by one of the authors of the book on YouTube. Take a look at it. I understand what some ...

  • Jennifer

    The concept and artwork of this book are quite cute and appealing, but as a children's librarian I cannot recommend a book that perpetuates librarian stereotypes. The librarian depicted in this pictur...

  • Abigail

    Bored one rainy day, the little girl in this picture-book romp heads to the library, exploring many of the classic children's books to be found therein. Eventually, after browsing through what's avail...

  • Erin

    On one hand, I love this ode to a library. I loved this song as a kid and had a hard time reading it and not singing it. The idea of going to the library on a rainy day and bringing home an armful of ...

  • Almira

    "The rain is pouring, Dad is snoring, and the same old stuff is on TV - boring. What is there to do today? Go to the library, of course! Who will we find there?"And so starts a lovely adventure for a ...

  • Shamekia

    This is so stinking cute! I can't wait to use this in storytime! Also the fact that the character is a black girl with an afro and glassess...she's basically me! This is MY book :D...