Monday, June 5, 2017

Picture Book Review: Pirates In The Library by Nadia Ali

I received a free ecopy of this picture book from Netgalley and Star Bright Books in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Pirates in the Library
Author: Nadia Ali
Illustrator: Jake Tebbits
Publisher: Star Bright Books
Publication Date: October 15, 2016
Length: 40 pages
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley

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Synopsis: 
Prepare to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime with fierce Captain Jake when he discovers a treasure map that leads him, his crew (and a parrot, too), right to the library. Ms. Benitez, the librarian, welcomes them--as long as they behave! The pirates' search is on! 

Soon they discover--with the aid of Dread Pirate Dewey's map--treasures galore on shelves. Now the dilemma: Can they keep these treasures? Ms. Benitez has the answer. 

My Thoughts: 
When Captain Jack and his rough crew of pirates burst into the library, Mrs. Benitez couldn't be more thrilled. Captain Jack has found one of her Dread Pirate Dewey's Decimal maps! Reminding Captain Jack and his crew of the library rules of being quiet and no parrot squawking, she sends them off into the stacks in search of treasure. Captain Jack looks and looks but can't find a single doubloon but his crew seems to have found something even better.

This picture book does a splendid job of pointing out the true treasure of libraries. Books! Stories! It has fun and enticing illustrations that make me want to take another trip to my local library. Perhaps in search of some  more great pirate stories. You'll  be thrilled to see Captain Jack's crew search the stacks for treasure and what stories they end up discovering.

There's an educational bit at the end that tells us about the Dewey Decimal system and how we can use it to find books we are looking for at the library. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delightful and fun. What a great plot:)

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