Books About Libraries

e-Books, Kindles, Nooks, and other forms of digital reading are here to stay, but we're going to be optimistic and believe that libraries and printed books are going to be around for a long time. For children, libraries have a magical quality - filled with wondrous books and (hopefully) staffed by a warm, engaging librarian who offers frequent storyhours. Here are ten books to teach children more about libraries and to foster a lifelong appreciation of all they offer.

Top Row:
Library Lion written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Charlie and Lola: But Excuse Me That Is My Book written and illustrated by Lauren Child
Bats at the Library written and illustrated by Brian Lies
My Wiggle's Book by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson, illustrated by Bobbie Houser (followed up by Mr. Wiggles Library and Mr. Wiggle Loves to Read)
The Library written by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small

Bottom Row:
"L" is for Library written by Sonya Terry, illustrated by Nicole Wong
Stella Louellla's Runaway Book written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Shelf Elf by written by Jackie Mims Hopkins, illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh
Library Mouse written and illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Our Library written by Even Bunting, illustrated by Maggie Smith

Have we missed your favorite book about libraries? Let us know in the comments!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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