Butler Bookshelf

It’s National Library Week! So, of course we are celebrating, featuring books that show the power of reading, education, and telling stories. This week, the Butler Bookshelf is shinning a spotlight on The Little Library by Margaret McNamara. Part of the Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom Series, it tells the story of Jake, a slow and careful reader. Unlike his classmates, Jake never found excitement going to the library. However, the school librarian changes that by giving him a book that he is actually interested in reading–Woodworking for Young Hands. Using what he learned from the book, Jake builds something for the librarian–a thank you for showing him books can be interesting. Check out the list below for more fantastic reads!

You Have to Read This Book!
Written and Illustrated by Bruce Eric Kaplan
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Available now!

Book’s Big Adventure
Written by Adam Lehrhaupt and Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 
Available now!

The Little Library (Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom Series)
Written by Margaret McNamara and Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Published by Schwartz & Wade
Available now!

The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story
Written by Kate Milford
Published by Clarion Books
Available now!

Malala Yousafzai (Little People, Big Dreams)
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Illustrated by Manal Mirza
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Available now!

Get a Clue (Bookish Boyfriends)
Written by Tiffany Schmidt
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Available now!