The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book

The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book

In the tradition of E. L. Konisburg, this middle-grade mystery adventure is inspired by the real life of Viviani Joffre Fedeler, born and raised in the New York Public Library. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler has spent her whole life in the New York Public Library. She knows every room by heart, except the ones her father keeps locked. When Viviani becomes convinced that th In the tradition of E. L. Konisburg, this middle-grade mystery adventure is inspired by the real life of Viviani Joff...

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Title:The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book
Author:Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The Story Collector
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book Reviews

  • Betsy
    Aug 22, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

  • Mandy Laferriere
    Jun 14, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

    Although Tubb can certainly turn a memorable phrase and I am a librarian, who loves all things library, I didn?t enjoy the main character enough to read past the first third of the book. However, the Author?s Notes at the back were interesting enough to spark a few Google searches....

    The setting was fascinating, but the main character? Eh I liked how the story was based on real people and things that happened in the library, but the characters were ok- ...

    Great new book I just reviewed for School Library Journal. Review to come after publication. ...

  • Laurie
    Jul 07, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

  • J. Else
    Sep 03, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

    Although Tubb can certainly turn a memorable phrase and I am a librarian, who loves all things library, I didn?t enjoy the main character enough to read past the first third of the book. However, the Author?s Notes at the back were interesting enough to spark a few Google searches....

    The setting was fascinating, but the main character? Eh I liked how the story was based on real people and things that happened in the library, but the characters were ok- ...

    Great new book I just reviewed for School Library Journal. Review to come after publication. ...

    Such a fun story! Wonderful setting, great characters, and a little bit of a mystery as well!! ...

    Review to be posted via the Historical Novel Society at www.historicalnovelsociety.org. ...

  • Alicia
    Oct 20, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

  • The Reading Countess
    Aug 31, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

  • Kimberly
    Oct 17, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

  • Delores Thomas
    Oct 15, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jun 06, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

  • Carrie
    Aug 10, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

  • Lonna Pierce
    Oct 05, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

  • Melissa Mcavoy
    Sep 01, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

  • Susan
    Sep 26, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

  • Missy
    Sep 06, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

  • Tj Shay
    Sep 16, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

  • Brenda
    May 07, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

  • Caitlin Zonder
    Aug 28, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

  • Lisa
    Jul 31, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

  • B
    Sep 17, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

    Although Tubb can certainly turn a memorable phrase and I am a librarian, who loves all things library, I didn?t enjoy the main character enough to read past the first third of the book. However, the Author?s Notes at the back were interesting enough to spark a few Google searches....

    The setting was fascinating, but the main character? Eh I liked how the story was based on real people and things that happened in the library, but the characters were ok- ...

  • Renee Hale
    Sep 30, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

  • Soleil
    Jun 06, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

  • Lucy Dixon
    Sep 24, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

    Although Tubb can certainly turn a memorable phrase and I am a librarian, who loves all things library, I didn?t enjoy the main character enough to read past the first third of the book. However, the Author?s Notes at the back were interesting enough to spark a few Google searches....

  • Shannon Minner
    May 12, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

  • Kim Dyer
    Oct 09, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

  • Bronwyn
    Sep 11, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

  • Shelle Perry
    Sep 27, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

  • Ginny
    Jun 25, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

    I love the homage to books and reading since it's in a new collection of books published in/around/for publicity for the New York Public Library but I was more captivated by the note at the end of the real Viv and her story being *swoon* born in a library and raised for the first 15 ye...

    Takes place in the New York Public Library and the chapters are headed with Dewey numbers so I was prepared to love it but didn't quite. The characters are children of the building super so they have the run of the place and they're Eloise-at-the-Plaza annoying. Also the library in Dep...

    Even though this is a children?s book I figured a mystery story concerning the New York Public Library should be interesting. It takes place during the early 1900s. A family lived in the library since the father was the custodian. His children were quite precocious and played amo...

    Young Viviani "Red" Fedeler, an imaginative little girl who was born and lives in the New York Public Library, is a story collector. With her brothers and best friend Eva, they play baseball, "Master Thief" with the night security guard and try to stay out of the way of the mysterious ...

    Vivianni Joffre Fedeler and her family reside in the New York Public Library, as her father is the superintendent in the 1920s. The Fedeler children view the NYPL as their playground, museum, and rich source of ghostly legends. Born and raised there, Vivianni is a talented story collec...

    While I loved the idea of this book (a girl who LIVES in the NYPL!), I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed a little awkward to me. We don't find out until much later why she's writing to her "friend" and I didn't understand the story collector at first. I wish the story was dev...

    LOVED this book! It is every book lover?s dream! The story is about Viviani who lives with her family in an apartment on the 2nd floor of the New York Public Library. I enjoyed reading about her adventures throughout the library and it made me want to live in a library! I loved the a...

    Finished my first book of fall break! A little bit of history & a little bit of mystery set in the NYPL Library!! Visiting the library lions is on my bucket list. The Story Collector needs to go on you TBR list! ...

    Although Tubb can certainly turn a memorable phrase and I am a librarian, who loves all things library, I didn?t enjoy the main character enough to read past the first third of the book. However, the Author?s Notes at the back were interesting enough to spark a few Google searches....

    The setting was fascinating, but the main character? Eh I liked how the story was based on real people and things that happened in the library, but the characters were ok- ...

    Great new book I just reviewed for School Library Journal. Review to come after publication. ...

    Such a fun story! Wonderful setting, great characters, and a little bit of a mystery as well!! ...

  • Tara
    Jul 21, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...

    I?m a librarian and was immediately drawn to this book about an eleven-year-old girl who lives at the NY Public Library. How wonderful! Each chapter correlates to a Dewey Decimal number, so that makes this story even more exciting. Set in the 1920?s, The Story Collector evokes the ...

    I chewed through this clever tale in three days! Not only were the plot and characters charming, but Kristin Tubb provided great facts about children's classics, Dewey Decimal call numbers, the NYPL's history, and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments. Great for fans of E. L. Konigsbu...

    Kristin O?Donnell Tubb is an amazing author. I?ve read all of her books and they just keep getting better. The Word Collector is the latest. It?s historical; fiction and I?m amazed at just how much history was contained in this book. An adventure, a mystery, an wonderful book. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus ...

    Kids living in the New York public library during the early 20th century, solving mysteries...I worried this might be checking too many sweet spots for a librarian to wholesomely like. Refreshingly, and accurately the characters reflect the immigrant melting pot of the time, though n...

    Interest Level: 3-6 Would you like to grow up living in the massive, beautiful, historical New York Public Library? If you are a book lover you should say yes! What if I told you it was haunted by the ghost of a man named Big Red? This is exactly where eleven-year-old Viviani Fedele...

    Exciting and interesting children's book where you step into life within a library, literally. Viviani lives in the local library with her two older brothers and her parents. She learns valuable life lessons not only from her family and friends, but from the ghost of the library, all t...

  • Lauren Sapp
    Oct 04, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

  • Kristina Callender
    Oct 19, 2018

    From 2007 until about 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of New York Public Library. It?s one of those parts of my working life I look back at with a little bit of amazement. For only one time in my life I could essentially say to someon...

    *Thanks to the author, Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, for the free copy of this magical tale. All opinions are my own. Gather around, my friends, and you will hear a fantastic story seemingly too impossible to be true. A family living in apartments in THE NYPL? A baby born among the books,...

    Is there anything more amazing than visiting your local library? How about living in a library? I suppose that not every kid has a fantasy to live in a library 24/7, but I sure did. I couldn't of course, I came as close as I could. Throughout my school days, I spent as much time in th...

    Thanks to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler and her family live in the New York Public Library where her dad is the superintendent. She had her siblings are constantly playing in the stacks and being sushed by the librarians....

    This was so beautiful!!! One of my favorites. The writing was so vivid and the details made you feel like you were there. The author did an amazing job with the accuracy of the library, city, and characters (many of them, including the MC, were real). Such a fun read. ...

    Several months ago, I spied this story on a list of upcoming 2018 releases and immediately added it to my TBR list. A historical fiction novel about a girl living in the New York Public Library? I was HOOKED. In this story, we have Viviani, a curious, imaginative eleven-year-old who li...

    Actual rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Story Collector is an interesting piece of historical fiction as it paints a beautiful picture of what New York City was like in the 1920s. You really do get a fantastic feel of the places that Vivani visits, but primarily the Public Library which ser...

    I love books in which the setting of New York City becomes nearly as central as one of the characters or plot elements. I have so many favorites: picture books, chapter books, adult fiction, kids nonfiction. So The Story Collector was a natural for me. The fact that the specific locati...

    THE STORY COLLECTOR, by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, is a charming and whimsical story about a girl who lives in the New York Public Library in the early 1900's. The amazing fact, however, is that the story is based on the life of Viviani Fedeler, a real girl who did indeed grow up in that ...

    A tale for story lovers of all generations to enjoy. I love the author's note at the end explaining the historical significance of this book. I couldn't help being jealous of Viviani being born and raised in the flagship New York Public Library. I love how the main character appreci...