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Children's Books Set in Libraries


For many children, libraries are among their first social places. A place where the furniture is their size, where they can be among their peers, and follow their curiosity. Here are a few children's books set in libraries. If you have a library kid, these titles will make them feel right at home. 

The Boy and the Book Cover

The Boy and the Book by David Michael Slater

A wordless story about a boy who learns to read and consequently, to treat the library books lovingly.



Dinosaur vs. the Library

Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

“Use your inside roar” little dinosaur.





The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

Come in after dark and meet the little librarian and her owl assistants.




Bats in the Library Cover

Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

The Library after dark is a magical place full of books for bats like “Goodnight Sun.”



But Exuse Me That is My Book

But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child

Charlie tackles the concept of borrowing with his little sister Lola (who is small and very funny.)




Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs by Jason Chin

The New York Public Library is transformed into a coral reef.





Library Lion Cover

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

There are no rules against lions in the library.





The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

For Morris Lessmore, the world is black and white without books. (Also a wonderful short film.)


Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Kyle's discovers his hero, the famous game designer Luigi Lemoncello, designed a new library and enters a contest to spend the night there.


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