Here I am again with Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday review of a non-fiction children's book for Teachers, Parents and Librarians.
This one is a part of an ABC picture books series with a variety of themes. For a list, click here.
Author: Anita C. Prieto
Illustrator: Renée Graef
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Ages: 8-12 (and adult!)
Themes: libraries, books, information
Opening sentences: A is for Author There are thousands of books on the library shelves, just waiting for you and me. They were written by people who love to create. Do you know who those people might be?
Synopsis (from book jacket): "From the earliest clay tablets of ancient Mesopotamia to today's most sophisticated computer databases, throughout history people have wanted to collect, preserve, and share knowledge and information. B is for Bookworm: a Library Alphabet is a guided A-Z tour through the institution called the "library", including it's earliest forms, systems and practices, famous book lovers and librarians, and even definitions of basic book components."
Why I like this book: It's a crash course on libraries and books...plain and simple. Perfect for teachers who want their students to have a handle on what a library is, and how they can enhance learning. Did you know there is a lending library for Kenyans who are living in isolated areas? Their books are delivered via camels!
The Sleeping Bear Publisher's website has comprehensive guides for each of their A to Z books, and this one is no exception. You can find a plethora of activities to go along with B is for Bookworm here: