“Library” Books

  • “Library” Books

Check out these books that have to do with all things library related!

For a printable copy of this list, click here: “Library” Books for Kids

No T. Rex in the Library

Toni Buzzeo

It’s a quiet morning in the library—until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she is the one who has to maintain order when a T. rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. rex leads the charge to the stars. Will Tess be able to get this dino under control? And will the library ever be the same? Catchy text and energetic illustrations will make young readers eager to discover what happens next.

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Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book

Karen Casale

The members of the Library Secret Service show young readers how to borrow and care for library books.

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Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

James Dean, Kimberly Dean

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator James Dean shows us how much fun reading can be in Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library. It's Pete the Cat's first time at the library. He gets a fun tour of library and even reads a few super cool stories while he's there. Without even leaving the library, Pete goes on so many groovy adventures. All Pete needs is a little imagination—and of course, his library card! A great introduction to the library from everyone's favorite groovy cat.

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There’s a Dragon in the Library

Dianne de las Casas

After seeing a green-speckled reptile hatch from an egg one day after storytime, young Max tries to convince someone that there is a dragon in the library, growing ever larger as it eats books, but no one believes him.

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Quiet! There’s a Canary in the Library

Don Freeman

Cary imagines a special day at the library when she invites only animals and birds to browse.

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Miss Smith and the Haunted Library

Michael Garland

When Miss Smith takes her class on a field trip to a spooky library, the students are thrilled when the strange librarian starts reading her creepy tales and monsters of all shapes and sizes begin to appear before their very eyes.

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I Took My Frog to the Library

Eric A. Kimmel

A young girl brings her pets to the library--with predictably disastrous results.

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Library Mouse (Book #1)

Daniel Kirk

A small creature offers his big voice for aspiring authors everywhere Every child can be a writer—and Library Mouse shows them how! Beloved children’s books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam’s home was in a little hole in the wall in the children’s reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself! Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do? The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.

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Library Lion

Michelle Knudsen

When a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There are no rules about lions in the library. When something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.

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Bats at the Library

Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there.

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Homer, the Library Cat

Reeve Lindbergh

A cat's quiet life is disrupted one day when a window is broken, and after several frustrating attempts to find a suitable place, he winds up in the perfect spot.

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Froggy Goes to the Library

Jonathan London

When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow but he is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice.

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When the Library Lights Go Out

Megan McDonald

When the library lights go out, that means it’s time for three story-hour puppets to begin their adventures! At first only Rabbit and Lion come out to play and explore their library home. But where is their friend Hermit Crab? Where could she be in the library darkness? In this charming story, come along with Rabbit, Lion, and Hermit Crab as they play, draw, and explore their way through the library—and find out what really happens when the library lights go out!

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Lola at the Library

Anna McQuinn

Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.

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Dewey’s Christmas At the Library

Vicki Myron

The newest adventure in our New York Times bestselling series celebrates Dewey's very first Christmas! The holiday season is in full swing in Spencer -- the lights are twinkling, the wreaths are hung, and Christmas bells are ringing. Inside the library, Dewey longs to be part of the holiday fun and after a series of silly misadventures, Dewey finds a way to add his own special touch to his beloved Christmas tree -- and the results are Dew-rific! A wonderful way to celebrate the season with everyone's favorite library cat.

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The Not So Quiet Library

Zachariah OHora

Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library...and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!

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Curious George Visits the Library

H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

When Curious George visits the library he becomes impatient waiting for the librarian to read the dinosaur book, and proceeds to gather all the books he wants to read and tries to leave.

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Kevin Goes to the Library

Liesbet Slegers

Filled with bright and lively illustrations, this charming story explores the cyclical nature of borrowing library books and emphasizes the many joys of reading as Kevin, a young boy, describes his experiences at the library.

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The Library

Sarah Stewart

Meet an unforgettable bibliophile Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesnt like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions. The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

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Library Books Are Not for Eating!

Todd Tarpley

Ms. Bronte loves being a teacher, but she has one small problem . . . she also really loves eating books. Did I mention she's also a dinosaur?

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Love in the Library

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Set in an internment camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak. To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren't human--that was miraculous. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast--elderly people, children, babies--now live in prison camps like Minidoka. To be who she is has become a crime, it seems, and Tama doesn't know when or if she will ever leave. Trying not to think of the life she once had, she works in the camp's tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting with color and light, love and fairness. And she isn't the only one. George waits each morning by the door, his arms piled with books checked out the day before. As their friendship grows, Tama wonders: Can anyone possibly read so much? Is she the reason George comes to the library every day? Beautifully illustrated and complete with an afterword, back matter, and a photo of the real Tama and George--the author's grandparents--Maggie Tokuda-Hall's elegant love story for readers of all ages sheds light on a shameful chapter of American history.

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Library Lil

Suzanne Williams

A formidable librarian makes readers not only out of the once resistant residents of her small town, but out of a tough-talking, television-watching motorcycle gang as well.

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Nicholas at the Library

Hazel J. Hutchins, Ruth Ohi

Nicholas finds a very small chimpanzee at the library, and when the head librarian tells him it is a lost-story chimpanzee, the three of them travel from book to book, trying to find the story to which the little ape belongs.

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Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery

David A. Adler

Cam uses her photographic memory to find a shopping list that her dad lost at the library.

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Biscuit Loves the Library

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody’s favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Woof, woof! It’s a very special day at the library, Biscuit! It's Read to a Pet Day at the library! There are so many fun things to see and do! Biscuit plays with story-time puppets, visits with friends, and listens to recorded books. Before he goes, a librarian helps him find the activity that he loves most of all. This joyful story will help cultivate a love of books and libraries in children who are learning to read. Biscuit Loves the Library, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers and children who love the library.

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Dear Dragon Goes to the Library

Margaret Hillert

A boy and his pet dragon go to story time and take out books from the library. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.

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A Trip to the Library

Deborah Lock

A little boy goes on his very first trip to the library in this Level 1 DK Reader.

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PJ Masks Save the Library!

Daphne Pendergrass

The villain Romeo has a new machine that erases stories from books so he can put his picture inside. Can Owlette save the library, and the day? This Level 1 reader is based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior.

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Library Bear

Bob Reese

In a story using ten words, a bear shows young readers what can be found in a library.

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Tomas and the Library Lady

Pat Mora

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending long, arduous days in the fields. At night they gather around to hear Grandfather's wonderful stories. But before long, Tomás knows all the stories by heart. "There are more stories in the library," Papa Grande tells him. The very next day, Tomás meets the library lady and a whole new world opens up for him. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, a child of migrant workers who went on to become the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system, this inspirational story suggests what libraries--and education--can make possible. Raul Colón's warm, expressive paintings perfectly interweave the harsh realities of Tomás's life, the joyful imaginings he finds in books, and his special relationships with a wise grandfather and a caring librarian.

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The Library of Ever

Zeno Alexander

The Library of Ever is an instant classic for middle grade readers and booklovers everywhere—an adventure across time and space, as a young girl becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge. With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can be found within its walls. And Lenora becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian. She rockets to the stars, travels to a future filled with robots, and faces down a dark nothingness that wants to destroy all knowledge. To save the library, Lenora will have to test her limits and uncover secrets hidden among its shelves.

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Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library

Eth Clifford

Two girls spend an adventure-filled night trapped inside the public library.

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

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The Dragon in the Library

Kate Klimo

Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy, along with their dragon, Emmy, must save their friend Professor Andersson from an evil witch, who happens to be St. George the Dragon Slayer's girlfriend.

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The Library Card

Jerry Spinelli

The lives of four young people in very different circumstances are changed by their encounters with a mysterious library card that introduces them to the world of books and reading.

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Arthur Locked in the Library!

Marc Brown

After Arthur calls Francine a marshmallow, she refuses to speak to him. Then Mr. Ratburn pairs them up for a homework project. They reluctantly go to the library for research-and find themselves locked in once the library closes. Will Arthur and Francine set aside their differences and work together to find a way out? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this supenseful adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.

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Heidi Heckelbeck and the Lost Library Book

Wanda Coven

Heidi has an overdue adventure when she loses a library book in this thirty-second Heidi Heckelbeck adventure! The Brewster Library has always been a magical place for kids in town. It has a story waiting for everyone. But imagine Heidi’s surprise when Aunt Trudy lets her in on a well-kept secret: the Brewster Library has a real magic section! When Heidi checks out a title for a special project, she learns that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Especially when it’s a bewitched book that loves to play pranks. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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The Clue in the Haunted Library

Jacqueline A. Ball

Broadway producer Barbie is doing research for a play at the Manhattan Central Library. But soon she is piecing together ghostly clues that have everyone thinking the library is haunted. Leave it to Barbie to solve the mystery and just in time for opening night!

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The Haunted Library

Dori Hillestad Butler

When his haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, Kaz befriends human Claire, who has the ability to see ghosts, and helps her investigate a haunting at the local library. By the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery-winning author of The Buddy Files. Simultaneous and eBook.

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Manners at the Library

Terri DeGezelle

Describes good manners and shows how various manners and character values can be used when visiting a library.

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The History of the Library

Barbara A. Somervill

Describes the various ways people recorded and organized information throughout history and how the modern library evolved.

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The Library of Congress

Gail Sakurai

Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.

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Out and about at the Public Library

Kitty Shea, Zachary Trover

Howard the librarian gives a guided tour of the public library, where he explains such things as what else is at the library besides books, if librarians can answer every question, and what happens to the books after they are returned.

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Please Bury Me in the Library

J. Patrick Lewis

A joyful celebration of books, reading, and all things literary is presented through an amusing collection of poems from the author of Scien-Trickery, and is enhanced with full-color illustrations from a debut artist.

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