Armando Asked "Why?" by Jay Hulbert (Raintree, 1990). The story of a curious young African-American boy and his quest for knowledge.
 
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel (Viking, 1990). A picture book about what happens when a pet and the world of books collide.
 
Once Inside the Library by Barbara Huff (Little, Brown, 1990). Activities and more for getting the most out of the library.
 
Check It Out! The Book About Libraries by Gail Gibbons (Harcourt, 1988). This easy-to-read volume introduces children to the library and its many resources.
 
Mysteries to Solve
Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Harcourt, 2001). Jenny and her dog search for a friend's missing bicycle and end up at a surprise party.
 
The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle (Harper, 1998). On his birthday, Tim receives a secret message that leads him on a treasure hunt to find his present.
 
My Dog and the Birthday Mystery by David A. Adler (Holiday House, 1987). Jenny and her dog search for a friend's missing bicycle and end up at a surprise party.
 
Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat (Coward, 1972). In this classic early mystery, Nate sets out to find Annie's missing painting.