Luna Loves Library Day

by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

For Luna, going to the library is special. She finds a book that’s even longer... read more

For Luna, going to the library is special. She finds a book that’s even longer than she is. She reads about bugs (which, unlike her dad, she does not find gross) and discovers a book to learn magic tricks (maybe she can make her dad reappear at home). But most of all, Luna loves library day because it means spending time with her father. Luna’s dad is always waiting when her mom drops her off, and they explore the library together. They find a book with pictures of the island where he grew up, and together they enjoy a fairy tale (a separate story inset into the book) that reflects their family situation. Although Luna’s dad no longer lives with Luna and her mom, it’s clear he still loves Luna very much. The illustrations show each book coming to life as Luna and her dad read, and the library (complete with self-checkout) is realistically contemporary. Luna is biracial (Black/white). (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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