Books About Libraries

If your child loves books, chances are you spend -- or will spend -- a lot of time at the library. The books on this list offer funny, colorful stories about everyone's favorite place for story time.

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The Midnight Library

age 3+

Little-girl librarian helps animal friends in sweet story.

By: Kazuno Kohara (2014)
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Bats at the Library

age 4+

Late-night library adventure lauds classic books.

By: Brian Lies (2008)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

age 4+

Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.

By: William Joyce (2012)
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The Friendly Bookshelf

age 4+

Story of brave little bookshelf has message of kindness.

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The Inside Outside Book of Libraries

age 4+

Fascinating look at many types of libraries.

By: Julie Cummins (2008)
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Library Lion

age 4+

Lion of a tale proves libraries are for everyone!

By: Michelle Knudsen (2007)
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Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale

age 4+

Cute tale about a shy boy and mouse writing a book.

By: Daniel Kirk (2009)
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Lottie Paris and the Best Place

age 4+

Lottie shows what's fun about the library in vibrant sequel.

By: Angela Johnson (2013)
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Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf

age 4+

Amusing, inventive tribute to fairy tale classics.

By: Judy Sierra (2007)
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

age 4+

Lively bio of New York's first Puerto Rican librarian.

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Wild About Books

age 4+

Determined librarian gets zoo animals reading.

By: Judy Sierra (2005)
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Love in the Library

age 6+

Gentle, true story about finding love, hope in prison camp.

By: Maggie Tokuda-Hall (2022)
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 1

age 8+

Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.

By: Chris Grabenstein (2013)
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The Library of Ever

age 8+

Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.

By: Zeno Alexander (2019)
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Destiny, Rewritten

age 9+

Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.

By: Kathryn Fitzmaurice (2013)
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The Library Card

age 9+

A mysterious library card affects four lives.

By: Jerry Spinelli (2004)
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The Forbidden Library

age 11+

Intriguing start to fantasy series best for dark-side fans.

By: Django Wexler (2014)
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