Where Are My Books?

Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
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About The Book

A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories in this charming ode to book lovers of all kinds.

Spencer loves to read. He reads a book every night. But one morning his favorite book goes missing, and in its place is a tulip. Spencer searches high and low, but he can’t find his book.

The next morning another book is missing, a nut in its place. And the morning after that, another book is missing.

What is happening to Spencer’s books? When he finds out, Spencer devises a surprising solution that will delight readers (and librarians) everywhere.

About The Author

Photograph by Beckett Gladney

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, written by Aaron Reynolds; I’m Bored (New York Times Notable Book) and Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black; as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles. For more info, visit DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442467415
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD540L

Raves and Reviews

* "Fans of Mo Willems will especially appreciate the family dynamics and expressive artwork. The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers."

– Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW, February 1, 2015

"A perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers."

– School Library Journal, March 2015

"This book has big beautiful illustrations, sparse text, and a message that will be enjoyed by young readers."

– School Library Connection, November 2015

"a story that should quickly find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages."

– Publisher's Weekly, March 2015

"will resonate with kids who love their books—and their libraries."

– Booklist, April 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas State Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • MSTA Reading Circle List
  • Colorado CLEL Bell Picture Book Shortlist
  • Recommended Canadian Reads for Children - Picture Books

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