Books Travel the World

Books Travel the World

Books Travel the World

Books Travel the World


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A touching and compelling book about how some librarians travel the world in impossible ways—by boat, donkey, elephant, and more— hoping to change a child's life, by handing them a book.

From Colombia to Kenya and Syria to Thailand, real life librarians bring books to children who don’t have easy access to a library. This creative non-fiction tale shows how librarians in 10 countries travel far and wide to deliver books to hungry readers without local access to libraries. A wonderful way to educate readers on the often overlooked, heroic lives of librarians.

All around the world, children wait for books.


            book lovers’ cross seas,

            trek up narrow trails,

            down steep, rocky paths,

            over swift rivers,

            and through dark forests.

            They journey by foot,

            on sturdy animals,

            and with unique vehicles,

            delivering books to children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781638191865
Publisher: Bushel & Peck Books
Publication date: 02/04/2025
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Joan Schoettler earned a Masters in Arts in Reading and Language from Fresno Pacific University. The Honey Jar is her first middle grade novel. Her picture books include Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life, A Home for George, and Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth which received the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She also received the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. She lives with her husband in California where they raised three sons.

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Helena Pérez García is a Spanish illustrator whose work has appeared across magazines, newspapers, packaging, and books for children and adults internationally. Her illustrations are conceptual, whimsical, and rich in detail and color. Helena’s primary medium is gouache, and her main sources of inspiration are art, literature, and cinema. After completing a fine arts degree in Spain, Helena relocated to London in 2012, where she lived and worked for six years. During this period, and driven by the artistic history and cultural influences of the city and the country, Helena developed her characteristic style. She relocated to Madrid in 2018, where she is currently based. Some of her clients include Penguin Random House, The Body Shop, Tate Publishing, The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, and Il Corriere della Sera, amongst many others.

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