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Dream Big With Books

by Dawn S | Aug 26, 2015

“Dream Big With Books” sounds like a cheesy summer reading program slogan, but it’s true!

Beautiful Lego Book CoverTake this book, for instance. Beautiful Lego, by Mike Doyle, is a 267 page book filled with LEGO block creations by artists from around the world. Most of our libraries have it in their adult book sections. The LEGO models you find in this book are complex and no instructions are given. This book is kind of for grown-ups, but that doesn’t mean kids shouldn’t enjoy it too. There’s something powerful about kids getting their hands on an adult book related to their interests. For me, it was photography. I loved taking pictures and I dreamed of being really good at it some day. I discovered photography magazines when I was about nine years old. I didn’t understand most of what was written in the articles, but I did understand that there were tools and skills out there that, when combined with talent, could make some amazing images! I’m so glad I had a public library where I could explore more than just the kids’ section. Every child needs the chance to Dream Big!

dawn Dawn S, Editor - Dawn is a librarian, mother, and crafter who loves stories and art, so it’s only natural that she loves kid’s books the best (with cookbooks a close second).  Her favorite story is Duck on a Bike by David Shannon and her favorite illustrator is Lisbeth Zwerger.

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