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Title: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 06, 2016, 12:18 PM
I'm having trouble looking this up with keywords. What picture books can you think of that involve books or the act of trying to write or read?

For example, Morris Lessmore, Alfred Zector Book Collector, the Plot Chickens, or the Rocket books.
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Post by: dkshumaker on February 06, 2016, 12:35 PM
Not sure this is exactly what you're looking for, but "I Hate Picture Books" by Timothy Young is about a kid who, well, hates picture books. But really doesn't!

And "Books for Me" by Sue Fliess is a rhyming PB about going to the library to get books.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 06, 2016, 12:49 PM
That's perfect. Thanks, dk!
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Post by: JulieM on February 06, 2016, 01:04 PM
I recall a Maisy Goes to the Library book.
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Post by: dkshumaker on February 06, 2016, 01:04 PM
Oh, and "Little Red Writing" by Joan Holub. LOVE that one!
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 06, 2016, 01:06 PM
Thanks, Julie! I'll look that up. And I forgot about Little Red Writing! Thanks again, dk.  :flowers2
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: JulieM on February 06, 2016, 01:08 PM
Oh, and "The Children who Loved Books" by Peter Carnavas, and
"The Boy on the Page" by Peter Carnavas may be worth a look too (I can't remember if it is entirely relevant to what you are after, sorry)

Best of luck!
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: Vijaya on February 06, 2016, 01:10 PM
There's a NF book about making books by Aliki, and the library cat Dewey, but you're looking for fiction right?
There's a very poignant one whose title/author I'm not remembering but the twist is that the grandmother is learning to read English every Wed.
Vijaya
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Post by: HaroldU on February 06, 2016, 01:55 PM
"Lulu Loves the Library" by Anna McQuinn.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: Shauna LaVoy Reynolds on February 06, 2016, 03:15 PM
Debbie Ohi's WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? and Abby Hanlon's RALPH TELLS A STORY are both great. Oh, and THE LONELY BOOK by Kate Bernheimer is nice as well.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 06, 2016, 05:23 PM
These are great! Thank you Julie, Vijaya, Harold, and Shauna!  :love5

Can't believe I forgot WHERE ARE MY BOOKS!

Vijaya, yes, I suppose I'm looking for fiction, but I think it could be helpful to check out nf, as well.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: JulieM on February 06, 2016, 08:08 PM
"The Treasure Box" by Margaret Wild
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17204314-the-treasure-box
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: Brianna on February 06, 2016, 10:36 PM
A really fun one that is going to be coming out this July is THE SUMMER NICK TAUGHT HIS CATS TO READ by Curtis Manley.

(Curtis was kind enough to share the text with me so that I can talk about it during my upcoming SCBWI presentation, "Writing Words that Beg for Pictures". So excited to see the illustrations!)
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Post by: christripp on February 07, 2016, 02:08 AM
"Have I got a book for you", by Melanie Watt (scaredy squirrel) KidsCan Press. "Al Foxword has sold iceboxes to penguins, umbrella's to fish and he'll sell you this book!!!:) http://www.kidscanpress.com/products/have-i-got-book-you
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 07, 2016, 06:10 AM
Thanks Chris and Brianna! Those both sound very good.

Brianna, how nice that you got a sneak peek.

And thanks again, Julie!
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Post by: Stephanie Ruble on February 07, 2016, 11:16 AM
Kate Messner has a picture book about reading a story. I think it's illustrated by Mark Segal, but I don't remember the title.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 07, 2016, 12:20 PM
Thanks, Stephanie! I just looked it up. "How to Read a Story". Looks good!
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Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on February 07, 2016, 04:56 PM
I love Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll.

And wow--love the other recommendations, too. I haven't read some of them, and can't wait to add them to my next library list. :)
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Post by: Becky on February 07, 2016, 06:20 PM
I just read THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY by Oliver Jeffers today!
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Post by: DellaRF on February 07, 2016, 08:00 PM
A Story With Pictures by Barbara Kanninen

Max's Words by Kate Banks

Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown
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Post by: anne-corkery on February 07, 2016, 08:19 PM
There's a NF book about making books by Aliki, and the library cat Dewey, but you're looking for fiction right?
There's a very poignant one whose title/author I'm not remembering but the twist is that the grandmother is learning to read English every Wed.
Vijaya
Vijaya, the one that you're thinking of is The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting- a really good one!
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: Vijaya on February 08, 2016, 05:44 AM
Yes! That's it, Anne. Thank you.
Vijaya
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 08, 2016, 06:02 AM
So many great suggestions!! Thanks everyone!
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Post by: agulati on February 08, 2016, 03:10 PM
Did someone mention Rocket Writes a Story? Love that one.
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Post by: anne-corkery on February 08, 2016, 03:34 PM
How Rocket Learned to Read (Tad Hills) is a great one too.  We actually currently have it checked out of the library!
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: LaurenN0227 on February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM
Charlie Cook's Favorite Book is a fun one as well - a story within a story within a story and so on. Definitely has the "book" angle covered!
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: literaticat on February 13, 2016, 03:38 PM
Kate Messner's HOW TO READ A STORY and the forthcoming followup HOW TO WRITE A STORY!

Sergio Ruzzier's forthcoming THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK!
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Post by: marla-lesage on February 13, 2016, 04:00 PM
Little Red Writing by Joan Holub, Arthur's Reading Race by Marc Brown, Library Mouse
Great list here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9493.Picture_Books_about_Stories_Related_to_Writing
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 14, 2016, 09:38 AM
So many great titles! Thanks everybody! This is very useful.  :thankyou
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Post by: AzGuy on February 14, 2016, 01:12 PM
Another good one is "Library Mouse" by Daniel Kirk. And I second "Duncan the Story Dragon" by Amanda Driscoll. I just cataloged that one for the PreK-8 school library where I work, and I plan to read it to a kindergarten class this coming week.



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Post by: JulieM on February 28, 2016, 05:41 PM
Another one - Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates (it is about a book) Love it!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13155444-dog-loves-drawing?from_search=true&search_version=service
Apparently it's a follow-up to Dog Loves Books. (Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize)
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: cheryl-grossman on February 29, 2016, 04:19 AM
"Read Me a Story, Stella" by Marie-Louise Gay, is about a little girl who introduces her little brother to the pleasures of reading.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: kwlarson on February 29, 2016, 06:14 AM
Diana,
Are you thinking of meta fiction? Some examples: WE ARE IN A BOOK (Willems), I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK (Lazar), A PERFECTLY MESSED UP STORY (McDonnell), CHLOE AND THE LION (Barnett), SNAPPYSY THE ALLIGATOR (Falatko).
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on February 29, 2016, 07:35 AM
Thanks again for all the fab suggestions!!

Kwlarson, I wasn't actually thinking of meta fiction, but that's a great consideration.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: Buffy on March 01, 2016, 06:53 PM
The Poem That Will Not End by Joan Bransfield Graham is a picture book about a boy who writes poems.
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on March 02, 2016, 05:02 AM
Hi, Buffy! Thanks. That sounds interesting.
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Post by: Margaret G on March 02, 2016, 10:00 AM
How about "Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein?
Title: Re: PB's about books, writing, and/or reading
Post by: DianaM on March 02, 2016, 10:24 AM
OH! That's one of my faves. How did I forget? Thanks, pbcookie.
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Post by: carrots on March 02, 2016, 10:26 AM
Just this morning, I read two books about books to my little fellow.

- Wolf! by Becky Bloom and Pascal Biet. It's about a wolf who tries to attack a group of barnyard animals, only to find they are too busy reading to be bothered by him. In defiance (and to get their attention!) he learns to read.
 
- The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollins. That's the Sesame Street book about Grover being afraid of monsters.....and desperately trying to stop the reader from turning the pages. I remember this book from MY childhood!!
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Post by: DianaM on March 02, 2016, 10:30 AM
Thanks, carrots!!
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Post by: Marcia on March 02, 2016, 11:22 AM
RUFUS THE WRITER by Elizabeth Bram, and of course, LIBRARY LION by Michelle Knudsen.  :bookclub
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Post by: DianaM on March 02, 2016, 11:37 AM
Thanks, Marcia! I'll look into those.