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Jumping Off Library Shelves

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Jumping Off Library Shelves by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Hardcover $17.95
Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9781590789247

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“The title of this book of 15 poems will immediately grab the attention of teachers and librarians. All together, the listing of titles in the table of contents forges a lyrical look at what libraries mean to individuals. Many of the poets are well-known in children’s literature, and the poems are personal and heartfelt…. The page composition and text placement add playfulness, while the gouache-and-pencil illustrations are buoyant and imaginative. Wispy backgrounds and splotches of color add ebullience. Hopkins, a master anthologist, has compiled an excellent collection… The overall effect is an endearing accolade for fellow book and library mavens.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This delightful illustrated collection celebrates libraries and their diverse offerings and opportunities… (e)nchanting gouache-and-pencil illustrations range from whimsical… to sweet, like cozily sharing a book à deux, snow falling outside. Honoring libraries as places and resources that can inspire joy, learning, and imagination, this is charming all around.” — Booklist

“Fifteen poems by writers including Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Alice Schertle, and Jane Yolen sing the praises of libraries and reading…. [A] quiet, focused collection, one that will certainly find a home in libraries and in the homes of those who love them.” — Publishers Weekly

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