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Where Are My Books?

A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds.

Spencer loves to read. He reads a book every night. But one morning his favorite book goes missing, and in its place is a tulip. Spencer searches high and low, but he can’t find his book.

The next morning another book is missing, a nut in its place. And the morning after that, another book is missing.

What is happening to Spencer’s books? When he finds out, Spencer devises a surprising solution that will delight readers (and librarians) everywhere.

Author: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
For ages: 4-8 | Jun/2019
Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN-13: 9781534453203

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  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • MSTA Reading Circle List
  • CLEL Bell Picture Book Award Shortlist (CO)
  • Recommended Canadian Reads for Children – Picture Books

“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.” starred review in Kirkus 

“A perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers.” – School Library Journal

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

“Bibliophiles young and old will delight in this touching tale. Spencer loves to read—he reads a new book every night, in fact. But when his favorite book goes missing—and a tulip shows up in its place—he begins a perplexing scavenger hunt that reveals a community of readers living right under his nose.” – B&N Reads: May’s Top Picks In Picture Books (May/2015)

“Ohi’s first venture into writing…will resonate with kids who love their books—and their libraries.” – Booklist (April/2015)

“Young bibliophiles will undoubtedly feel Spencer’s pain at his missing tomes and chime in with his plaintive cries of “WHERE IS MY BOOK?” Keep several copies of this book on hand…just in case.” – National Reading Campaign (May/2017)

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