Jumping Off Library Shelves (Hardcover)
Wordsong, 9781590789247, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
Here is the library! Fifteen poems celebrate the thrill of getting your first library card, the excitement of story hour, the fun of using the computer, the pride of reading to the dog, and the joy of discovering that the librarian understands you and knows exactly which books you'll love.
The poems, compiled by noted poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins, pay homage to the marvels of books and reading. Accompanied by Jane Manning's colorful, imaginative illustrations, this collection celebrates the magic of libraries and is a must for every school and public library.
About the Author
Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read Book Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut.
Praise For Jumping Off Library Shelves…
"This delightful illustrated collection celebrates libraries and their diverse offerings and opportunities... (e)nchanting gouache-and-pencil illustrations range from whimsical... to sweet, like cozily sharing a book à deux, snow falling outside. Honoring libraries as places and resources that can inspire joy, learning, and imagination, this is charming all around." —Booklist
"Fifteen poems by writers including Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Alice Schertle, and Jane Yolen sing the praises of libraries and reading.... [A] quiet, focused collection, one that will certainly find a home in libraries and in the homes of those who love them." —Publishers Weekly