Perfect Picture Book Friday – Library’s Most Wanted

Yee-haw! It’s Friday!

And I’ve got a rootin’-tootin’ choice for y’all to lasso and mosey on home to your corral with 😊

It’s extra perfect for the front end of summer when you might want to (and will hopefully be able to!) git-along down to your local library and stock up on books for those lovely summer days – if not at the pool or the beach, at least in your back yard hammock or pleasant window seat.

Check it out! (hehe)

Library's Most

Title: Library’s Most Wanted

Written By: Carolyn Leiloglou

Illustrated By: Sarah Pogue

Pelican Books, May 25 2020, fiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-8

Themes/Topics: books/reading, perspective, responsibility

Opening: “When Aunt Nora asked her to be deputy librarian, Libby took her job very seriously.

Brief Synopsis: (from the publisher) “Libby longs to be a great librarian like her aunt Nora, and it just chaps her hide when kids vandalize books. She hangs up Wanted posters to drive the “outlaws” from her “territory.” But when she realizes that a librarian’s real job isn’t protecting books but connecting them with readers, she must find a way to lure them back.”

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text copyright Carolyn Leiloglou 2020, illustration copyright Sarah Pogue 2020, Pelican


Links To Resources: activities from the author’s website (coloring page, wanted poster, word search); library activities for elementary school

Why I Like This Book: I love the concept of an assistant librarian being like a deputy sheriff, and the whole western theme of the book.  It makes the story fun and accessible.  The story is also a wonderful introduction to the idea that there can be more than one way to look at a situation.  Libby’s love for books makes her want to take good care of them and make sure they are never damaged, but that is not everyone’s idea of how to love books.  Libby has to learn that the important thing is that everyone love books – not how they love them.  The art is appealing, and I especially love all the Wanted Posters – first for the “outlaws” and then for the readers.  A wonderful celebration of reading!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific links (and any other info you feel like filling out 🙂 ) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!


Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 😊

P.S. PPBF will go on summer hiatus as usual in a week or two. . . just a heads up.

17 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Library’s Most Wanted

  1. Sue Heavenrich says:

    I love the “wanted” posters! And the idea of a library deputy. Definitely looking for this once our libraries open again (soon, I hope!)

  2. Angie says:

    I can’t wait to read all about it! Such a fun theme, and libraries! One of my favorite places to go. Whenever they let us go back. Congrats!

  3. Patricia Tilton says:

    Clever idea to have a library deputy, who learns on the job. Great choice! Look forward to libraries reopening — can only get books I have reserved, but it takes time to get them. They call me and I have to make an appt to pick them up at curbside service. And, they are swamped. I miss browsing.

  4. viviankirkfield says:

    Love this book…was honored to feature it last week along with a Q&A with talented author, Carolyn Leiloglou. And I loved seeing some of the illustrations by Sarah Pogue…love her wanted posters!!!

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