Nonfiction Monday

It feels like Monday today because yesterday was Memorial Day.  Oh well!  I thought of a favorite book I wanted to feature.  I haven’t been to the library much lately as I don’t want to check out any books and lose them in the disarray of moving, so this is an oldie but goodie.

If you asked me what is my all-time favorite nonfiction book for kids, 8 out of 10 times I’d say this My Librarian is a Camel by Margriet Ruurs.

The author visits thirteen countries, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.  From the library boat in Finland to mail service in Canada, this book describes with text and color photographs how children get books around the world.  More than any that comes to mind, this book truly makes me aware of the ridiculous blessing I have in being able to read books any day of the week on any subject I could possibly imagine.  

Similar titles in picture book format include That Book Woman by Heather Henson and David Small, Biblioburro:  A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter, and Muktar and the Camels by Janet Graber and Scott Mack.


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