This book is a great introductory book to the library for preschool to second grade. Toni Buzzeo uses the familiar tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” for the structure of the text in her book, The Library Doors. (Have you ever tried using that as a class book idea?) This is a great upper elementary text to give readers a structure to make their own books or books for younger readers.
Children will be able to interact with the text in many ways. The text shares information on how to search for books, use library markers, and even the updated scan to check books out. Included with the book, Toni Buzzeo has an eight page Library lesson booklet for additional extension lesson. I particularly like the hand/finger plays that go along with the text.
Savorings for reading and in writing for The Library:
- Verbs – search, click, hold
- Onomatopoeia – shh, tickety tick
- Class book for procedures – you could use the structure of the text to create a book about procedures in class
- Hybrid – poetic, informational