Tag Archives: Libraries

The Great Art Caper

Title:   The Great Art Caper
Author:   Victoria Jamieson
Series:   Pets on the Loose
Recommended for:   early chapter book readers, reluctant readers, children ages 4 and up as a readaloud, kids who love art
Pages:   62 p.
Call Number/Link:    GN J Jamieson, V. 

Rating:   *****





A cuddly class hamster, GW endeavors to make a gift for his new human friend to show support for her participation in a school art show before hearing about a dastardly mouse plot to sabotage the event.


This book is the second book in the Pets on the Loose series.  As much as I liked the first book, I thought The Great Art Caper was even better!  Rather than trying to plot their escape from the elementary school, the pets went on an adventure to the art room so that GW could make a piece of art for his human friend.  They thought the art room was such a wondrous place…  until they saw the library.  Ooooh.  Ahhhh.

Once again, GW and his friends defeated Delores and her mouse minions and saved the day.  Hurray!




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Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Funny, Graphic Novels, Juv


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The Library Book

Title:   The Library Book
Author:   Tom Chapin and Michael Mark   Illustrator:   Chuck Groenink
Series:   —
Recommended for:  anyone who needs an awesome book for a school visit, library visit or library themed storytime.  Would be good for grade school kids and older preschoolers. 
Pages:   40 p.
Call Number/Link:  E CHAPIN, T.

Rating:   ****



Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark’s “The Library Song,” this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.


It has been decades since I first heard “The Library song”.  I loved it immediately.  I’m so glad that they decided to turn it into a book!

After presenting the book to a group, it could be fun to ask the kids which book characters they heard mentioned in the song.

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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Picture Books


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Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

libraryolympicsTitle: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics 
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Series: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library 
Recommended for: 3rd – 8th
Pages: 278 pages

Synopsis: Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS…but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading.

I really enjoyed this book.  I would recommend reading vs. listening if you like to solve the puzzles that are given throughout the book.  A lot of the main characters are back, but we are also introduced to lot characters.  Seven teams of four kids are pick from seven different geographical areas of the United States to compete in the Library Olympics.  Since, a lot more kids were brought in the reader just gets a glimpse of a few key players.  While the Library Olympics is going on things go missing at the Library.  The children all will have to come together in the end to figure out what is going on.  Censorship is a topic that is talked about through most of the book.  This might be a fun way to introduce censorship and get a good discussion going for a classroom.


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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Adventure, Juv, Mysteries


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