Submitted by Ms. Catherine!
Reading is something that many children do every day with their families, but for children who live in places without a library nearby having new books can be a very special treat. In Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, with illustrations by John Parra, we learn the true story of Luis Soriano Bohorquez, a traveling librarian who brought books to children in small villages all across the country of Columbia. In the story we meet Ana, a young girl who loves to read but has not had any new books since her teacher had to move away. One day the Biblioburro comes to town! Ana is happy to learn that libraries don’t have to be in buildings, and can even travel by burro, or donkey. Ana borrows many books, and waits impatiently for the Biblioburro to return. While she waits, she writes her own book about the Biblioburro, which the traveling librarian adds to his collection so that other children can read her story. Anyone with a love of books and libraries will be enchanted by this book. If your child wants to know more about the Biblioburro, the author includes information about the real librarian that inspired the story. With gorgeous illustrations, and beautiful storytelling, this is a book that children and adults will enjoy together. See this book listed in our catalog