Celebrate our libraries with this adorable first words storybook!
Libraries are vibrant and vital centers of community where people go to connect to the world, technology, information, stories, and each other. They’re also often the most fun place to be when at school! This book encourages an early love for “going to the library” with delightful illustrations and a fun, rhyming story about one child’s first trip.
When Peter wants to know more about dinosaurs, his best friend, Lara, knows just where to go. With card in hand, they head for the library where they find just the right book. Then, it’s story time!!!
Each spread features one or more library vocabulary words such as alphabetical, author, barcode, catalog, database, scanner, nonfiction, and more—with their definitions on the last spread. Get kids excited about reading, researching, self-directed exploration, and more with Let's Go to the Library!
Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children's books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.
Megan Higgins is originally from Dayton, Ohio but lives and works in Villach, Austria as an English and Design Teacher. Megan's artwork is inspired predominately by nature, the product of her love of outdoor activities like mountain hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding.Vist Megan on Instagram @dogwoodfinch.