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Miss Smith and the Haunted Library
3.80
it was ok
Eh, not my favorite children's library story...but not too bad. I liked how the book characters became less scary when they came out of the storybook ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Straight from the Stacks
3.48
really liked it
This book provides a nice overview of various segments of the library field. I enjoyed reading the spotlights of professionals in the different fields ...more
May 24, 2009
May 21, 2009
 
The Librarian's Skillbook: 51 Essential Career Skills for Information Professionals
3.78
liked it
Some good tips here, especially for new professionals and library school students. Each skill chapter has a short bibliography of suggested readings a ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1)
3.66
liked it
I enjoyed this first installment in the Aurora Teagarden series. Although I've read other mysteries where the protagonist is a librarian, I appreciate ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
 
"L" is for Library
3.45
liked it
Cute alphabet book about things in the library. I like how the tabby cat is found on each page. Enjoyed the illustrations as well!
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
 
Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3)
3.95
liked it
I enjoyed this latest installment in the series! Lindsey, the main character, is the director of a library in a small town in Maine. She's kinda snoop ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
Library Mouse (Library Mouse #1)
4.15
really liked it
This is a very clever story! Sam the library mouse enjoys his home in the public library so much, that eventually he starts writing little books of hi ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library
3.52
it was ok
Although I work in an academic library, I use the public library religiously, and since I'm hoping to attend library science school next fall, I had h ...more
Jan 02, 2011
May 20, 2009
 
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #2)
3.72
liked it
This second installment was a pretty quick read, and I enjoyed seeing how threads from the first book of this Aurora Teagarden series showed up in the ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2)
3.96
liked it
I enjoyed Due or Die even more than Books Can Be Deceiving! Love the little library and the overall setting, would love even more description of the t ...more
May 08, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
 
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby, #1)
3.72
liked it
The main thing I liked about this book was the character development. I enjoyed seeing Ophelia, Abby, Darci, and Rick develop throughout the story. I ...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
The Inside-Outside Book of Libraries
3.80
really liked it
This is a surprisingly interesting book about different libraries, some of which would fall under the category of "special libraries." Some of the lib ...more
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)
4.18
really liked it
This is a story about a reluctant reader and a librarian who opens up the world of books to him! The librarian (dressed in funky, cool outfits) and th ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Stella Louella's Runaway Book
3.78
liked it
This is the story of Stella-Louella's search for her missing library book. She's awefully worried about being banned from borrowing books again if she ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #7)
3.81
liked it
Pretty light book to read in bed to relax during these busy times. It took me a little while to warm up to the Robin Crusoe character because of the c ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
 
Here Lies the Librarian
3.70
really liked it
This story was one of the most charming I've "read" in a while! Loved it! It blows the old sterotypes of librarians out of the water, in a 1914 sort o ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq
3.75
liked it
After reading and enjoying The Librarian of Basra, I was interested in reading this version of the story as well. The illustrations in this book seem ...more
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
The Shelf Elf
3.83
it was ok
This is a book about good library manners for children. It seems like a good read-aloud book, though in the back of the book it provides a list of thi ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World
4.12
really liked it
This is an interesting book about how books are delivered to children (and adults too) in different places throughout the world. In addition to the ca ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
The Library
4.31
liked it
All in all, I thought this was a nice story! It showed Elizabeth Brown's passion for books and reading, and I really enjoyed the illustrations. On the ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
Library Lion
4.37
really liked it
Charming alert! This is a very sweet story about a lion who wanders into a library and becomes part of the fabric of the library. He starts out as str ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
The Library of Congress
4.00
really liked it
This is one of the better children's books I've seen about the Library of Congress. This book mentions the history, as well as various collections (in ...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
On These Walls: Inscriptions & Quotations in the Library of Congress
4.00
it was amazing
I was enthralled by this book! I loved looking at the large photographs of all kinds of artwork in the Library of Congress, much of it on the walls an ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Curious George Visits the Library
4.25
really liked it
Cute! Part of this story hit home with me! When I'm on a children's book kick (like now!), I go through the children's section picking an armload of b ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
4.15
it was amazing
Wow, what an interesting story! I'm very impressed by this librarian's dedication and resourcefulness in saving the collection of the library in Basra ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
I.Q. Goes to the Library
3.64
it was ok
This book about a mouse who enjoys library week with his elementary school classmates is pretty cute, but it's not my favorite library-related childre ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3)
3.56
liked it
I continue to enjoy this series as nice, light reading, especially since the primary protagonist is a librarian. I think I've skipped around a little ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.99
it was ok
Whew, I'm glad this one's done! Big book! I was intrigued by the witches and tbe book connection. I nearly gave up on this book over the vampire conne ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
That Book Woman
4.19
really liked it
I'd never heard of pack horse librarians, so I found this story charming! Part of this story's delight is how the boy changes his mind about books and ...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book
3.46
it was ok
In some ways this is an odd little story, with overblown fears of the consequences of an overdue library book. The end is nice, though, because Beverl ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
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