Having really enjoyed Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, I couldn't wait to read Chris Grabenstein's new book, The Island of Dr. Libris (Lexile: 640; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)! In another story about the excitement of reading, the reader meets Billy, who would really rather be playing on his iPhone than reading. Billy and his mom move to a cabin on a lake for the summer, and Billy isn't there long before his phone breaks when helping a young neighbor girl, he sort of makes friends with a and he starts to be targeted by a bully who lives on the other side of him.
Feeling the need to be inside, Billy retreats to the only entertainment left: books. But when he reads books in this strange, rented cabin, some strange things happen which lead him to do some investigating of the island in the middle of the lake. The island appears uninhabited at first, but then what are the shadowy shapes? And the strange sounds that seem to follow the dialog in the book?
Readers who enjoy some adventures, especially those who wish they could really experience the adventures the read will enjoy this story! This book also mentions several other stories that readers may enjoy! (256 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.