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Books About Libraries and Literacy for Pre-Visit Activities

books Extend your library visit with these recommended stories about libraries, books, and reading:

Arthur writes a story by Marc Brown

Aunt Chip and the great Triple Creek dam affair by Patricia Polacco

Beatrice doesn't want to by Laura Numeroff

The bee tree by Patricia Polacco

Beverly Billingsly borrows a book by Alexander Stadler

A book by Mordicai Gerstein

Book! book! book! by Deborah Bruss

Born to read by Judy Sierra

The boy who was raised by librarians by Carla Morris

D.W.'s library card by Marc Brown

Can you guess where we're going? by Elvira Woodruff

Check it out!: the book about libraries by Gail Gibbons

The inside-outside book of libraries; illustrated by Roxie Munro; text by Julie Cummins

Charlie Cook's favorite book by Julia Donaldson

The girl who hated books by Manjusha Pawagi

"L" is for library by Sonya Terry

The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter

The library by Sarah Stewart

The library card by Jerry Spinelli

The library dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy

Library Lil by Suzanne Williams

Library lion by Michelle Knudsen

Library mouse by Daniel Kirk

Look at my book: how kids can write & illustrate terrific books by Loreen Leedy

Maisy goes to the library by Lucy Cousins

The making of a picture book by Rodney Martin

Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the library, illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Martha Weston

Maybe a bear ate it! by Robie Harris

Miss Smith's incredible storybook by Michael Garland

Mr. Katapat's incredible adventures by Barroux

Once upon a cool motorcycle dude by Kevin O'Malley

Our library by Eve Bunting

Please bury me in the library by J. Patrick Lewis

The plot chickens by Mary Jane Auch

Read all about it! by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush

Read and rise by Sandra L. Pinkney

Read it, don't eat it! by Ian Schoenherr

Reading makes you feel good by Todd Parr

Side by side: five favorite picture-book teams go to work by Leonard S. Marcus

A story for Bear by Dennis Haseley

Who's afraid of the big bad book? by Lauren Child

Will you read to me? by Denys Cazet

Richard Wright and the library card by William Miller

Stella Louella's runaway book by Lisa Campbell Ernst

What do authors do? by Eileen Christelow

When the library lights go out by Megan McDonald

Why I will never ever ever ever have enough time to read this book by Remy Charlip

Wild about books by Judy Sierra. A DVD is also available.

Wolf! by Becky Bloom

 

World Wide Web Try these recommended websites for ideas to extend your library visit:  

Author Activities for National Children's Book Week (May 10-16, 2010)

Celebrate Books: A (Book) Week of Fun from Education World

Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach from ReadWriteThink

Library Treasures: At Your Fingertips from Scholastic

Library Visit from Arthur at PBS Parents and Teachers Website

National Library Week Activities (April 11-17, 2010) from Crayola

Once Upon a Time: Lessons for Teaching About Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Legends, Myths, Tall Tales from Education World

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