Book Review: My Librarian is a Camel

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My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World 

Written by Margriet Ruurs
Published August 1, 2005 by Boyds Mills Press
Genre/Topics: Nonfiction, World Issues, Library 
Ages: 8+, 32 pages 
 

Margriet Ruurs wondered how books were brought to children around the world, so she researched different mobile libraries throughout the world. She contacted librarians who shared their information, stories, and pictures about various mobile libraries. Ruurs explores how books reach readers in Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, England, Finland, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. The methods varied greatly from a bookmobile in Australia to a wheelbarrow at the beach in England to book boat in Finland to a library camel in Kenya to even an elephant library in Thailand! My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World  presents each country in alphabetical order on two pages. Each country includes detailed information about the book program, photographs, map, and the country’s flag.

Celebrate National Library Week!

April 8-14, 2012

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: My Librarian is a Camel

    dadirri7 said:
    April 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

    wonderful inspiring post … i remember living in a little country town and having the bookmobile arrive every now and then 🙂

      Caroline responded:
      April 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I’m glad you enjoy the post. People don’t realize how important a bookmobile or similar book program is for citizens. Thanks for visiting!

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    April 12, 2012 at 2:54 am

    WOW! THis is an AWESOME book! I like how it teaches you about different cultures too! This is a must get for me!

      Caroline responded:
      April 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Yes, I also liked how it taught you information about the country too! It’s a very interesting book. Thanks for your comment.

    Kristel said:
    April 12, 2012 at 5:45 am

    This actually looks really interesting. 🙂 I hope we have it here though.

      Caroline responded:
      April 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      I always hope my library has good books to check-out! 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

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    orples said:
    April 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve not seen this particular book, but I have similar books that I’ve bought for my grandchildren along this line, and I think I learn as much as they do, when I read it to them. It is interesting to delve into other cultures worldwide.

      Caroline responded:
      April 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Yes, books such as this one teach individuals about the world without being boring. Thanks for stopping by.

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