When Libby’s Aunt Nora anoints her “Deputy Librarian,” Libby is all about it. She takes the letter of the law seriously, and outlaws most of the kids in the children’s room for one offense or another. But when she finds herself Deputy Librarian of a ghost town, Libby realizes that maybe, in holding so fast to the letter of the law, she has missed the spirit of it completely.
Library’s Most Wanted is a sweet story that allows us to see Libby’s shift from strict, black-and-white thinking to a subtler, more forgiving viewpoint. But it isn’t preachy: it is, first and foremost, a really fun story. And that is what connected with my kids most—that story is the reason I find this book tucked into bed with the little girls and in the hands of the big girls when they curl up to read in the our window seat.
Carolyn Leiloglou (Noah Green: Junior Zookeeper) tells a story that is fun to read and fun to talk about and that might inspire one, later, to play “deputy librarian” in the backyard.
Library’s Most Wanted
Carolyn Leiloglou; Sarah Pogue (2020)
Disclosure: I did receive a copy of this book for review, but I was not obligated to review this book or compensated for my review in any way. I share this book with you because I love it, not because I was paid to do so.