Kid Lit Review of “The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians” by Carla Morris


If your child does not yet know the wonders that can be found in the local public library, this book will erase all doubts! It’s the story of a boy named Melvin, who spends a great deal of time in the library as he grows up. Through the years, no matter what he comes up with, the librarians are there to answer his questions, applaud his efforts, and help broaden his horizons.

As the book ends, Melvin is off in college, but writing letters to his librarian friends to keep them up to date about what he is reading and what he is learning. Meanwhile, back home, a little boy named Sterling comes to the library…..

The pictures by Brad Sneed help convey a sense of fun.


Evaluation: How can you not appreciate a love letter to librarians? The episodes are fun too, with Melvin’s curiousity constantly getting into trouble, and the librarians turning these would-be-disasters into learning experiences. Every library should have a team on board like this one!

Rating: 3.5/5

Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2007


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7 Responses to Kid Lit Review of “The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians” by Carla Morris

  1. Awww, what a great title Jill. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. This looks adorable – I love the illustrations and the premise!

  3. Rita K says:

    Yes, librarians are great, as both you and I know well!

  4. Charlie says:

    This looks the perfect book, whether to introduce children who already read to the library, or to interest them in them in general. The artwork is really nice, too.

  5. bookingmama says:

    Love kids books about books! The illustrations look precious!

  6. stacybuckeye says:

    I’m sure Gage feels a little like he’s raised by a librarian with all of the books he’s surrounded by 🙂

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