I love reading about librarians in books. Sometimes they are annoyingly stereotypical-the bun-wearning shushing types. But other times they are more true to the librarians I know-creative, energetic, and maybe with some secret powers!
I got excited when I saw an upcoming release, The Ninja Librarians by Jennifer Swan Downey. (Sourcebooks, April 2014) The book is “Just a little story about your average sword-swinging, karate-chopping, crime-fighting ninja librarians.” (from Goodreads) It got me thinking about a few of my other favorite librarians in literature.
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
-Alcatraz must save the world from the most evil villain there is-librarians! They’re plotting to take over the world and Alcatraz must stop them.
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner, illusrated by Michael Emberly
-Miss Brooks is a great librarian who won’t give up on reader’s advisory-even when she’s faced with the toughest critic.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
-Mr. Lemoncello isn’t a librarian, but he builds an amazing library and employs some great librarians-who happen to be inspired by real life librarians.
Who are your favorite fictional librarians?