The Library Book by Tom Chapin

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The Library Book Read Online Free - 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
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ISBN : 1481460927
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Aliza rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2017

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 the library was either an animal or white. Where are her mirrors with these "classics"? I wanted to...

Alia rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 02, 2017

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 while in the library, the girl picks all old school/animal books/books with white characters.. 🤔 Young b...

Shamekia rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

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

Jennifer rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 27, 2017

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 picture book is white, has a cat companion, says "shh", checks out the child's library books, and most...

Colleen rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2018

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

Karen rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

I really wish I could carry a tune so I could sing this while I share it with the kids.

Traci rated it ★★★★★

December 07, 2017

It's been a while since I have read a book written as a song. And this one is a keeper! Some favorite children's literary favorites show up as well. Written by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink and published by Atheneum Books for young Readers. #music #library #mustlovebooks...

Erin rated it ★★★☆☆

November 28, 2017

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 characters to enjoy is fabulous. The charming little girl on the cover tries to bring this pictur...

Inge rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 20, 2017

Very cute illustrations, but very relies heavily on name dropping and literary references. The kind of book a well-meaning Aunt buys you for the holidays, or the kind of book teachers love to read to kids, but that kids don't find engaging. POC protag (great!) but a white, old-lady shushing libra...

Tara rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2017

Oh, how I love this book about a precious little girl's adventures going to the library. The illustrations for this book are adorable too! I found the text to be better suited for the story once I heard the song by Tom Chapin. I could then imagine how I might read it aloud. You can also listen to...

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