B Is for Bookworm

A Library Alphabet

Libraries, like books and kids, come in all shapes and sizes and are as individual as every story and freckled face. Readers will learn about Kenya's Camel Library Service, Zimbabwe's Donkey Libraries, and Northern Europe's Book Boats. There is so much to discover and celebrate about the history and inner workings of our community libraries -- How do libraries keep track of all the volumes? Where was the first library and who was its first librarian? How many miles of books are housed in the Library of Congress? And what is the scriptoria?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$7.95 $7.95
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey 27
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585361458), Paperback (9781585363261)
Copyright 2007
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 11 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Children's Crown Gallery Award Finalist--A Children't Choice, Runner-up, 2007
  • IPPY Award in the Children's Picture Book 7 & Over Category (Independent Publisher Book Award), Winner, 2006

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Author: Anita C. Prieto

Anita C. Prieto was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University. Her professional life (33 years) was spent in the Orleans Parish School System where she worked as a classroom teacher, television teacher, school principal, and acting area superintendent.

Illustrator: Renée Graef

Renée Graef and her children spent many of her birthdays walking the 990-foot breakwater to reach the Port Washington Lighthouse. She has illustrated over 80 books for children including T is for Time; D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet; the “Kirsten” books in the American Girl Collection; and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Renée splits her time between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, California. Learn more about her work at www.reneegraef.com.

Full-color illustrations