Reviewed February 7, 2008.
Upstart Books, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 2006.
Here’s a book any librarian will love.
On Robert’s first day at Liberty Elementary, he goes to the library to find animal books. He decides to ask the librarian, but his classmate Carmen tells him, “Don’t even bother. Our librarian won’t tell us ANYTHING!”
Carmen is right – sort of. Mrs. Skorupski doesn’t tell him where the animal books are. However, she does show him how to look up the books he wants on the computer and use the shelf labels to find them.
Later, Mrs. Skorupski doesn’t find him a good online article for his report. But she does show him how to find one.
You get the idea! This is a fun story, and along the way it shows some of the many wonderful ways a librarian can empower you—even without telling you anything!
I was not surprised to learn that the author is a School Library Media Specialist herself. As a brand-new children's librarian, this book has a special place in my heart.