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ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Caroline and Katherine Brickley
Illustrated by Daniela Pérez-Duarte
Ages 3+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Blossom Children’s Media Group | ISBN-13: 9780997782714
Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . .
Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relate to. Bibli learns that with kindness, confidence, empathy, and friendship, even your biggest dreams can come true—and that everyone has an important story worth sharing.
The Friendly Bookshelf is a social-emotional learning (SEL) research-based book and the first-ever picture book about a bookshelf. Written to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encourage inclusivity, Bibli’s story empowers children to be brave, be a friend, and always be your-shelf! Readers will be inspired to go beyond the final page of the book and share their own stories, as well as be the pioneers of a kinder, more inclusive world where everybody (and every bookshelf!) belongs.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Caroline and Katherine Brickley are twin sisters and the award-winning authors of The Blossom Shoppe and The Friendly Bookshelf. Inspired by their mother, who made up stories for them each night, the sisters spent their childhood coming up with stories of their own and bringing them to life. As they grew, so did their passion for storytelling, and in 2017 the sisters made it their full-time job by founding Blossom Children’s Media Group (Blossom) from their shared college dorm room.
Now a multi-award-winning company known for excellence in children’s literature and family content, Blossom continues to bring children, families, and educators from around the world together through wholesome stories and inclusive community experiences. In their free time, Caroline and Katherine love to swim, travel, and spend time with friends and family, including their goldendoodle, Sugar, who served as the inspiration for the library dog featured in The Friendly Bookshelf.
For more information, visit https://www.thefriendlybookshelf.com/.
Bibli is the star of this story. He’s a small bookshelf in the library children’s section. He begins to wonder if there is a book about a bookshelf. Every day Ms. Grammar comes in to read a book during story-time. Bibli watches a new girl, Cassie, come in and look for a place to sit. It’s crowded so Bibli moves over so that Cassie can sit down. He looks forward to story-time each day, when Cassie comes in and sits next to him. He tells her how he would like to read a story about a bookshelf like him. Cassie comes in the next day and asks Ms. Grammar if she can read a book. So, Ms. Grammar allows Cassie to do just that. Children will love what happens in the end, as it teaches children that everyone has a story.
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The giveaway ends December 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.The Friendly Bookshelf Giveaway