Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson.

While there are many books about dragons in the Library, can you imagine an actual dragon in the Library? So big. Stomping around. Eating things. Not to mention breathing fire around all the flammable books!  Here are two of my favorite books about dragons in libraries.
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman, illustrated by Andy Elkerton
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As I mentioned above, there are a lot of reasons for dragons to not be in libraries, and this book points out even more. But when the young boy pleads to have his dragon come to the library, so the dragon can share all the wonderful books, materials and resources the library offers, the librarian comes up with a solution that works for everyone. Great colorful illustrations, fun rhymes, and really cool looking dragons.

There’s a Dragon in the Library by Dianne de Las Casas, illustrated by Marita Gentry
Library Catalog
No one will believe young Max that there is a dragon in the library causing all kinds of problems and eating all the books! When all the grown-ups finally realize the truth, it is too late for the poor library. Whimsical and with tips for taking care of books: “Books are for reading, not for eating!”

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