The Girl Who Hated Books

  • Illustrated By: Leanne Franson
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:literacy, love of reading, classic kids books, BIPOC characters
  • Available:10/01/1998
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
Many months on the bestseller list, this book has received rave reviews around the world. “There were books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There were books on the sofa and books on the stairs …” And Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who is shakily balanced on a giant stack of them. As Meena tries to rescue Max, the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading.

"This is a great story to share with reluctant readers who may be struggling to find their own joy in reading."

– ETFO Voice
Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award   |   |  Short-listed
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book   |   |  Commended