It was lovely to see the Library full of children last week. It was also great to see the arrival of a new set of shelves which will hold up to six meters of books!
This week are enjoying stories about libraries and library books. How far would a librarian travel to bring a book to you? We discovered libraries delivered by camels, donkeys and elephants, by boat and bus to remote village schools. Here are the books your children will enjoy this week…
Rec & Y1
WANTED! RALFY RABBIT, BOOK BURGLAR Emily MacKenzie
BIBLIOBURRO Jeanette Winter & WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO Monica Brown
Around the world, there are many librarians, and libraries, that travel long distances. Luis Soriano Bohorquez (teacher and librarian from La Gloria, Columbia) delivers books to children in remote villages with the help of his donkeys, Alfa and Beto. see YouTube for lots of clips about the biblioburro.
LIBRARY MOUSE Daniel Kirk
Sam the Library mouse leaves little homemade books hiding in the shelves. But there comes a time where the children want to meet the talented author. What is Sam to do?
LIBRARY LION Michelle Knudsen
There is a lion in the Library and no one knows what to do!
HOW THE LIBRARY (NOT THE PRINCE) SAVED RAPUNZEL Wendy Meddour
a really entertaining and rhyming twist on the Rapunzel tale – a feisty heroine.
THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA Jeanette Winter & the incredible story about a library collection rescued by the librarian during the invasion of Iraq – beautiful illustrations.