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Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarians they left behind

Author: Cynthia Grady
Illustrator: Amiko Hirao
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian through letters and postcards while they were imprisoned in World War II.

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

Author: Jeanette Winter
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Harcourt Inc Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq.

For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library–along with the thirty thousand books within it–will be destroyed forever.

Also available in Hindi by Arvind Gupta
Read it here: https://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/biblioburro-h.pdf

Bibiloburro : A True Story from Columbia

Author: Jeanette Winter
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there’s barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution—a traveling library! He buys two donkeys—Alfa and Beto—and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages.

Also available in Hindi by Arvind Gupta.
Read it here: https://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/biblioburro-h.pdf

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

Tomas and the Library Lady

Author: Pat Mora
Illustrator: Raúl Colón
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Based on a true story, it details the circumstances behind Tomás Rivera, the son of a migrant farm worker during the 1940s in the Midwest United States. Feeling a little out of place since his family’s move to Iowa from Texas and wanting to know more than just his grandfather’s stories, Tomás stumbles into a library and is welcomed by the librarian. Through her patience and understanding, Tomás develops a love for books and learning that he always wanted to have. The warmth and graciousness of the librarian was a catalyst to Tomás’ lifelong love of learning which culminated in his becoming a chancellor at a university. Wonderfully illustrated and culturally accurate, Tomás and the Library Lady is a great book for a beginning reader and tells of a great story of understanding, patience and perseverance.

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Author: Jan Pinborough
Illustrator: Debby Atwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thoughts. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages.

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

Library Lion

Author: Michelle Knudsen
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen’s disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Author: William Joyce
Illustrator: Joe Bluhm
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

My Librarian is a Camel

Author: Margarit Ruurs
Illustrator: Joe Bluhm
Publisher: Astra Young Readers

Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, “Books are as important to us as air or water!” This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.

किताब! किताब! किताब!

लेखिका : डेबोरा ब्रूस
चित्रांकन : टिफ़ानी बीके
अनुवाद : अरुंधति देवस्थले
प्रकाशन : एकलव्य

बच्चों के स्कूल जाने पर जानवरों का दिल नहीं लगता| किससे खेलें? क्या करें वें? इसका समाधान निकलती है मुर्गी| जब सब जानवर खुश थे, तो मेंढक को क्या परेशानी थी?

इधर पढ़ें: https://archive.org/details/KitabKitabKitab-Hindi-DeborahBruce

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

10 books to read on National Librarian’s Day: Our favorite books on Libraries and Librarians

एक लड़की जिसे किताबों से नफरत थी

लेखिका : मानुषी पावगी
चित्रांकन : ज्योति हिरेमठ
प्रकाशन : भारत ज्ञान विज्ञान समिति
अनुवाद : अरविन्द गुप्ता

मीना का घर किताबों से भरा था| लेकिन उसे किताबों से सख्त नफरत थी | परन्तु एक दिन एक ऐसी अनूठी घटी जिससे बदल गया| उस दिन क्या हुआ, यह जानने के लिए इस सुन्दर कहानी को ज़रूर पढ़ें !

इधर पढ़ें: https://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/hatebooks-he.pdf

बाल-साहित्य: किताबों की एक महत्वपूर्ण, अद्भुत और बढ़ती हुई श्रेणी

बच्चों की किताबें अभी भी पढ़ता रहा,कुछ पत्रिकाएँ भी,और इनके लिए कुछ कुछ लिखता भी रहा।

Arun Kamal Parag Reads 30 July 2021

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क्यों ज़रूरी है बाल साहित्य की बेहतरीन किताबों की सूची

बच्चों के सामान्य और स्कूली जीवन में बाल साहित्य की अहमियत को सभी स्वीकारते हैं। बच्चों के चहुँमुखी व्यक्तित्व (समग्र) विकास में साहित्य की महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका होती है।

Gurbachan Singh Parag Reads 16 July 2021