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Books about libraries - a booklist

This booklist is also available for download as a Microsoft Word file (DOC format, 225 KB).


  • Winston the Book Wolf
    Ian Beck illus Marni McGee
    Bloomsbury 2006 0 74757977 6
  • A Cultivated Wolf
    Becky Bloom illus Pascal Biet
    Siphano 2001 190307830X
  • Beware the Storybook Wolves
    Lauren Child
    Hodder 2001 0340779160
  • But Excuse Me That Is My Book
    Lauren Child
    Puffin 2005 0141382112
  • Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Book
    Lauren Child
    Hodder 2003 0340805552
  • Maisy Goes to the Library
    Lucy Cousins
    Walker 2006 0744570891
  • Little Bo Peep's Library Book
    Cressida Cowell
    Orchard 1999 0531301796
  • Wolves
    Emily Gravett
    Macmillan 2006 1405053623
  • Library Lion
    Michelle Knudsen illus Kevin Hawkes
    Candlewick Press 2006 0763622621
  • Ben's Book
    Nanette Newman illus Georgie Birkett
    Chrysalis 2005 184458125X
  • Prue Theroux, the Cool Librarian
    Gillian Rubinstein illus David Mackintosh
    Red Fox 2001 0091838878
  • Wild About Books
    Judy Sierra illus Marc Brown
    Frances Lincoln 2006 1845075269
  • Carlo and the Really Nice Librarian
    Jessica Spanyol
    Raintree 2006 184428512X
  • The Library
    Sarah Stewart illus David Small
    Frances Lincoln 2006 1845074947
  • The Librarian from the Black Lagoon
    Mike Thaler illus Jared Lee
    Scholastic 1993 0613034600
  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
    Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
    Picture Puffin 2003 0140569804
  • Delilah Darling is in the Library
    Jeanne Willis illus Rosie Reeve
    Puffin 2006 0141381744

BEGINNING READERS | Up to Booklist Contents

  • The Legend of Spud Murphy
    Eoin Colfer
    Young Puffin 2005 0141317086
  • Loudmouth Louis
    Anne Fine
    Puffin 1998 0141302054
  • Mr Majeika and the Lost Spell Book
    Humphrey Carpenter
    Puffin 2003 0141315369
  • Mr Majeika and the School Book Week
    Humphrey Carpenter
    Puffin 1993 0140348344
  • The Dad Library
    Dennis Whelehan
    Young Corgi 1997 0552529796

JUNIOR/LOWER SECONDARY | Up to Booklist Contents

  • A Spell Behind Bars
    Usborne 2006 0794512933
  • Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
    Georgia Byng
    Macmillan 2003 0330399853
  • Matilda
    Roald Dahl
    Puffin 2001 0141311363
  • Because of Winn Dixie
    Kate Di Camillo
    Walker 2005 0744583497
  • Bad Dreams
    Anne Fine
    Corgi 2006 0440867320
  • Special Powers
    Mary Hoffman
    Hodder 1997 0340626704
  • Stacks of Stories
    Mary Hoffman (ed)
    Hodder 1997 034069968X
  • The Middle of the Sandwich
    Tim Kennemore
    Puffin 1983 0140315195
  • The Librarian who Measured the Earth
    Kathryn Lasky illus Kevin Hawkes
    Little Brown 1994 0316515264
  • The Great Piratical Rumbustification and The Librarian and the Robbers
    Margaret Mahy
    William Morrow 1993 0688124690
  • The Dead Letter Box
    Jan Mark
    Happy Cat Books 2004 1903285585
  • Thunder and Lightnings
    Jan Mark
    Puffin 2000 0141309563
  • I Believe in Unicorns
    Michael Morpugo
    Walker 2006 140630204X
  • Harry Potter series
    J K Rowling
  • Endymion Spring
    Matthew Skelton
    Puffin 2006 0141382392
  • The Edge Chronicles series
    Paul Stewart illus Chris Riddell
    Corgi (2005 0552548502 Freeglader)
  • Chicken School
    Jeremy Strong
    Puffin 2004 0141317361

TEENAGE | Up to Booklist Contents

  • The Memory Prisoner
    Thomas Bloor
    Hodder 2001 0340850612
  • Malarkey
    Keith Gray
    Red Fox 2003 0099439441
  • Girl, 15, Charming but Insane
    Sue Limb
    Bloomsbury 2004 0747571856
  • Exchange
    Paul Magrs
    Simon and Schuster 2006 1416916628
  • The Wind Singer
    William Nicholson
    Egmont 2003 1405209909
  • Lirael
    Garth Nix
    Collins 2004 0007137338
  • Discworld series
    Terry Pratchett
  • Life Line
    Rosie Rushton
    Barrington Stoke 2002 1842990578
  • The Book Thief
    Markus Zusak
    Bodley Head 2007 037032921X
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer series
    Joss Whedon
    Pocket Books

16+ | Up to Booklist Contents

  • Making Love
    Marius Brill
    Bantam 2004 0552771317
  • The Da Vinci Code
    Dan Brown
    Corgi 2006 0552154016
  • In the Stacks: Short Stories About Libraries and Librarians
    Michael Cart
    Gerald Duckworth 2005 0715633155
  • The Virgin Blue
    Tracy Chevalier
    Harper 2006 0007241461
  • The Name of the Rose
    Umberto Eco
    Vintage 1992 0749397055
  • Magic and Madness in the Library
    Eric Graeber
    Birch Brook Press 1999 0913559369
  • The Historian
    Elizabeth Kostova
    Time Warner 2006 0751537284
  • The Grand Complication
    Allen Kurzweil
    Theia 2002 0786885181
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
    Audrey Niffeneger
    Vintage 2005 0099464462
  • The Bookseller of Kabul
    Asne Seierstad
    Virago 2004 1844080471

Booklist compiled by Eileen Armstrong and Chris Brown.

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