Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book by Karen Casale

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is super funny, a great read and it’s about libraries!

Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book – Book Care Guidelines from the Library Secret Service

by Karen Casale

Illustrated by Cecilia Rebora

32 Pages – Ages 5+

Published by Upstart Books in October 2012

Theme/Topic – Libraries – reading

Opening and Synopsis –

“When you borrow a book from the library, you probably know you can’t keep it forever. Other kids want to borrow that book, too.

So while you have it, you must take care of it. For the next kid. That’s where the LIBRARY SECRET SERVICE (L.S.S.) comes in.

The L.S.S. has issued VERY OFFICIAL GUIDELINES (V.O.G.) so that you know how to take care of your library book…”

Learn all about caring for your library books from the L.S.S. (who knew the library had its very own  secret service)! You’ll learn things like don’t let your pets eat your books, don’t leave your books out in the sun and never, EVER let a ghost borrow your library book. You’ll also learn that the most important thing to do with your library book is… READ IT!

Why I liked this book – This is a hilarious book! The illustrations are even funny! I like how they look like they were cut from paper. PLUS the book has a  great message, take care of your books! I like the V.O.G.s listed in the book and what the L.S.S. agents say/do!

Activities and Resources –

Visit a library and explore all the books there!

Talk to your child about how to care for the books in your house and other people’s books.

You can buy or make your own personal library kit. My aunt Cheryl got me one for Christmas and it’s pretty cool. It has check out cards and a date stamp so I can lend my books out and know where they are going. I think it is a fun idea for kids to pretend they are a librarian.

To learn more about Karen Casale and her book, visit her Facebook page HERE.

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog  HERE!

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