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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E D (Text) 33500012629812 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E D (Text) 33500012629804 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0544973658
  • ISBN: 9780544973657
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "When the children discover a bear at the librarian's desk at story time, they think he's the new librarian. He's not!"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #2
    The title of this light tale by debut picture-book creators is presumably referencing a common mispronunciation, although that's (probably fortunately) not referenced once the story begins. Inside, readers meet a diverse group of kids wondering why their librarian is late for storytime. A trail of paw prints and spilled honey lead them to whom they assume is her replacement, but he seems more interested in roaring, growling, and stomping than reading. Once the regular Ms. Merryweather eventually arrives—with her stereotypical looks and name similar to Miss Merriweather in Michelle Knudsen's Library Lion (2006)—it becomes evident that the bear's place is inside the book she's planning to read. That story? Goldilocks, which happens to also be missing another character, leading to the wink-wink on the last page. The dusty earth-toned pencil-and-digital-media art gives a wholesome look to this attempt to encourage the sense of libraries as imaginative places. Appropriately, this would make a fine read-aloud. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alison Donald is a pediatric occupational therapist and lives with her family in Surrey, England. The New LiBEARian is her first book.

Alex Willmore holds a degree in illustration for children's publishing and lives with his family in Northampton, England. The New LiBEARian is his first picture book.

Subject: Storytelling Fiction
Bears Fiction
Libraries Fiction
Librarians Fiction
Storytelling Juvenile fiction
Bears Juvenile fiction
Libraries Juvenile fiction
Librarians Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Bears Fiction
Librarians Fiction
Libraries Fiction
Storytelling Fiction
Genre: Picture books.

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