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Review: So You Want to Build a Library written by Lindsay Leslie, illustrated by Aviel Basil

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

This is the first picture book in a three part series! Make sure to come back in two says for the next book!


The story is about creating a perfect library. A library that has dragons, ice cream stands with unlimited scoops, bathtubs for reading and more of course!


The art in this book is very colorful and simple. It is very much an illustrated style made for kids. Kids will really like the variety of colors used.


This book would be great for kids ages 4 and up. I think that kids younger than this would still enjoy the pictures but I don’t think their attention span would last through the entire book.


I like how it makes reading seem like such a fun activity for your imagination. By using the second person it makes the reader feel like the book lover rather than the character in the books, which could be great for kids who don’t see themselves as readers yet. I also like how in the world the book takes place there are lots of fantastical creatures like fairies and dragons. I think that was a fun addition and it makes the story more fun.

Also, the book is very inclusive in its writing style. It uses pronouns he, she and them when referencing who the books in the library are for. This was a great added touch.

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Capstone Publishing for this e-arc. All opinions are my own.


Release Date: August 1st, 2021

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