Do you have a bookworm in your house? A bookworm would rather read than sleep, and a bookworm walks down the sidewalk with his nose buried in a book. If that sounds like someone you know, this list is for you. We’ve got books about libraries, books about books, and books about people who love books! So grab your book lover and your library card and enjoy a few of these picture books for bookworms!
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Bats at the Library
by Brian Lies
When a window is left open on a dark night, a colony of book-loving bats discovers the worlds of adventure that live within the walls of a library—and within the pages of a book.
But Excuse Me That Is My Book
by Lauren Child
Someone else has checked “Lola’s book” out of the library. And though Charlie helps her find another book, Lola isn’t sure that any other book can compare with her favorite book.
How Rocket Learned to Read
by Tad Hills
Rocket is a rather ordinary dog. Rocket loves to chase leaves. He loves to take naps. And he loves to listen to the birds sing. But Rocket doesn’t know how to read—that is, until a persuasive bird notices him. And that’s when Rocket discovers the magic of books.
by Michelle Knudson
Miss Merriweather the librarian has a lot of rules, and everyone has to follow them. But “one day a lion came to the library,” and Miss Merriweather isn’t so sure he should be allowed to stay. The lion agrees not to roar, so she agrees to let him stay. Can the lion keep his promise to obey the rules?
Mr. George Baker
by Amy Hest
Every morning, Harry and Mr. Baker sit together on the porch to wait for the bus. None of their differences—not age, race, or life experience—can diminish what these two unlikely friends have in common.
Once Upon a Time
by Niki Daly
Reading out loud in class is hard for Sarie because the letters just seem to jump around on the page. But Auntie Anna’s patient help begins to make a difference in Sarie’s reading—and in her life!
Ron’s Big Mission
by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden
Ron is on a mission to check out a book from the library. That should be an easy mission for any child to accomplish, but Ron lives in the segregated south of the 1950s, which makes his mission not only difficult, but nearly impossible.
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Lewis Micheaux, Sr. had an itch that only a book would scratch! But one book wasn’t enough—it would take a whole bookstore full of books to make Lewis happy. The Book Itch recounts Micheaux’s story and the history of Harlem’s National Memorial African Bookstore.
The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians
by Carla Morris
“The library is a wonderful place to be if a person is curious,” and Melvin is very curious. The library is Melvin’s favorite place, and the librarians are Melvin’s favorite people. If you love the library, you will love Melvin and his favorite librarians!
by Kirsten Hall
Poor Book just wants to be found (and loved) by a child. But just when Book thinks he has found the perfect life with Girl, he discovers that dogs and mud and books do not mix! Creatively written and illustrated, The Jacket is childhood problem-solving at its best!
by Sarah Stewart
This isn’t just a picture book for bookworms—it’s a picture book about a bookworm. Elizabeth Brown loves books. In fact, she loves books more than anything else. And as she gets older, her collection of books grows and grows. But what will Elizabeth Brown do with all those books?
The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara
Libraries are great places for people, but what about all the animals that love to venture out after dark? Where can they go when all the libraries are closed? Come visit The Midnight Library and meet the little librarian, her sleepy owl assistants, a band of musical squirrels, and a weepy wolf.
by Helen Docherty
The Snatchabook has a little bit of everything. The story begins in a quiet town where “in every house, in every bed, a bedtime book is being read.” But when Eliza Brown’s bedtime book goes missing, there’s a big mystery to be solved!
Waiting for the Biblioburro
by Monica Brown
Libraries and books may be readily available in your city or town, but in Ana’s village in rural South America, they aren’t so easy to come by. Waiting for the Biblioburro recounts the true story of how Luis Soriano and his burros bring books to the children living in Columbia’s mountains and valleys.
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