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Our Library by Eve Bunting
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Mar 30, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, about-libraries, children-s, picture
Read in March, 2011

Another spin on a picture book about libraries. Eve Bunting's story with Maggie Smith's illustrations add up to a cute but simple story about how to save a library. All of the animal children love the library and work hard to save it. As Miss Goose tells the children about the library's problem, they find the perfect book to solve each problem. They paint the library, hold a bake sale, and find a new location for the library. While I believe that the solutions are too simple and unrealistic, I do appreciate the message that libraries are worth saving and that books are great sources of information.

This might be a good read aloud for National Library Week or in support of public libraries facing budget cuts. The picture book is best for K - 2nd grade; older students might find the pictures kind of babyish.

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