I was contacted about reviewing this book and received a copy of the book off of NetGalley.
Title: Don’t Check Out This Book
Author: Kate Klise
Illustrator: M. Sarah Klise
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: March 10th 2020
Review: I’m a librarian and I have a soft spot for books about libraries and librarians. When they are geared towards middle grade, even better. This book was filled with puns, and laughs, and left you figuring out who the “baddie” was going to be.
I loved the layout of the book. It was in the format of letters, newspaper articles, emails, and text messages.
The one thing that was great is the school librarian Rita B. Danjerous was all about her green dot collection. I think this is a fantastic thing, and it’s great to have tough topics to talk about without having the fear of checking materials out or having to ask about them.
I also love that the love of reading and the library brought the town together as well.
Overall this is a fantastic quick read for younger readers. They’ll be laughing and enjoying figuring everything out.