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:
Jarm, this is a very unique alphabet book. Very clever idea to focus on libraries. I love the idea. Sounds like a great teaching tool for teachers. Liked the activities from the publisher.ReplyDelete
I thought it was clever, too, Patricia! And I love the entire series of ABC books, each with its own topic. I'll be reviewing more in later posts.Delete
Surprised at the age level here! Go libraries - and librarians!ReplyDelete
Yes, it really is for older elementary and up, Julie. Some of the wording and concepts are difficult for the younger ones, but a wonderful and informative book nonetheless!Delete
Very unique book. Interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I do love libraries.ReplyDelete
You are welcome, Darshana...and where would libraries be without authors??!Delete
I love libraries! And I love alphabet books!What a great idea to create an alphabet book about libraries! Thanks for discovering this and sharing.ReplyDelete
You are welcome. Even though I was a school librarian, I learned a few new things in this book!ReplyDelete
I love the Sleeping Bear Press books. This one sounds like one full of fun ideas!ReplyDelete
Yes, Jennifer, Sleeping Bear Press books have beautiful illustrations and topics. I will search for more of the same. Thanks for stopping!Delete
wow! What a great book on discovering our local library. Very clever and very unique, thanks for sharing Jarm!ReplyDelete
You are welcome! The entire series was a fun discovery. Thanks for the encouraging words.Delete
I love Sleeping Bear Press's alphabet books! They are beautiful! Great choice!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penny...there's another one coming up next week! As a former librarian/teacher, they are a doubly powerful way of sharing facts and information that draws the reader in.Delete