Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lyric McKerrigan: Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein - ADVISABLE

Lyric McKerrigan: Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illustrated by Vera Brosgol. PICTURE BOOK. Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2018. $18. 9780544801226



An experienced criminal has demanded money and threatens an army of moths that will destroy all books if he doesn’t get it. Luckily there is a girl who loves books so much she is on the job. She captures the criminal by putting just the right book in the hands of each person who stands in her way. 

It is hard not be biased toward any book about books, but this one truly is delightful. The story is told through comic strips and the illustrations are bright and energetic. There is also some humor that comes through in the titles of the books she gives to people. The limitation of this book may be that it will mostly appeal to students who already love to read. 

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

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