September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and if your storytime will feature books about the library, be sure to take a look at The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town, written by Mary Casanova and illustrated by Ard Hoyt (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011). Dirk is a feared outlaw who has everyone in town shaking in their boots when he arrives looking for cures for what’s ailing him. But Sam, a clever boy who empathizes with the outlaw, knows just the place to bring Dirk. When reading this one aloud, be sure to point out the humorous end papers and the antics of the town cat and mice!
For more books about libraries to display or recommend to kids, visit Live-brary.com/kids. If you’re a fan of this author and illustrator team, their fifth book together, Utterly Otterly Night, will be published later this year.