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What Readers Are Saying About WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?

(Last updated October 30, 2015)

If you or your young reader(s) enjoyed Where Are My Books?, I would very much appreciate a quote that I could include on this page. You can submit a quote using this form, or tweet/post (make sure you tag me so I see it). Also see the Where Are My Books? Press Page.


"Good for library lovers anywhere!" -- Jonah, age 11 (Toronto, ON)

"When Spencer traps the real culprits, readers hearts will melt at his discovery and his clever solution. Who would have thought…. (no I won’t spoil the ending.) This is a great book for classrooms and school libraries." - Patricia Hilton,

"WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? is the perfect first day of library book. PERFECT!" -- Librarian @CatMunch on Twitter.

"That's awesome. I give it ten stars." -- @CuriouserEdit's nephew

"Fans of Mo Willems will especially appreciate the family dynamics and expressive artwork. The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers." - Kirkus Reviews (starred).

"Utterly charming." -- Peter Alway

"Mama wake up! We have not read WHERE ARE MY BOOKS yet today!" -- Greg, age 4 (Vancouver, BC)

"A perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers." - School Library Journal

"I just love your drawings and your books. I am a big fan of yours. My favorite book of yours is Where Are My Books?" -- Julianna (Carol Stream Elementary, IL)

"This is a story that should quickly find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages." - Publishers Weekly

"That's a *really* good book." - Sadie, age 9 (Toronto, ON)

"Hand Where Are My Books? written and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi to lovers of books and reading, mysteries, surprises and laughter. As well as being a fantastic read aloud, I think this would be a great title to use in a reader's theater or a puppet show. Congratulations Debbie Ridpath Ohi on your first book. It's a gem." - Librarian's Quest

"My nephew is loving it. Reports are his older brother has had to read it to him several times!" - Bev Rosenbaum (Toronto, ON)

"Loved Debbie Ohi's first solo book. Should have figured whodunnit." - Bill McGeachin