{"id":6567321698383,"title":"The Leather Apron Club","handle":"the-leather-apron-club","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing September 28, 2021. Preorder today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eThe Leather Apron Club\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003eBenjamin Franklin, His Son Billy, and America's First Circulating Library\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/jane-yolen\"\u003eJane Yolen\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/wendell-minor\"\u003eWendell Minor\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWelcome to the USA's first lending library, where it's love at first page!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhen Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a tutor, Billy is . . . not thrilled. His tutor is up to the challenge. Billy \u003cem\u003eis\u003c\/em\u003e thrilled to discover that books are full of adventure and that stories can change the world. When Billy accompanies his father to the Leather Apron Club, he's inspired to do more with his education and his life. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCo-founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1727, not only was the Club the first successful lending library in the United States—it also exists to this day as the Library Company of Philadelphia! Careful readers will notice that the story cleverly incorporates famous sayings from Ben Franklin's \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003ePoor Richard's Almanack\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e, emphasizing the lasting impact of words.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/eat-your-us-history-homework\"\u003eEat Your US History Homework\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/plymouth-rocks\"\u003ePlymouth Rocks!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leather-apron-club-spread.jpg?v=1620064974\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leather-apron-club-cover.jpg?v=1620064974\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/leather-apron-club-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1620064974\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJane Yolen, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJ\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eLast Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eLast Laughs: Animal Epitaphs; Bad Girls\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e (with Heidi E. 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The Leather Apron Club

Coming September 28, 2021. Preorder today!

The Leather Apron Club
Benjamin Franklin, His Son Billy, and America's First Circulating Library

By: Jane Yolen / Illustrated by: Wendell Minor

Welcome to the USA's first lending library, where it's love at first page!

When Billy's father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a tutor, Billy is . . . not thrilled. His tutor is up to the challenge. Billy is thrilled to discover that books are full of adventure and that stories can change the world. When Billy accompanies his father to the Leather Apron Club, he's inspired to do more with his education and his life.

Co-founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1727, not only was the Club the first successful lending library in the United States—it also exists to this day as the Library Company of Philadelphia! Careful readers will notice that the story cleverly incorporates famous sayings from Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack, emphasizing the lasting impact of words.

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Jane Yolen, author

Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs and Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs; Bad Girls (with Heidi E. Y. Stemple); Owl Moon, a Caldecott Medal Winner; the How Do Dinosaurs . . . ? series, Sea Queens, and Plymouth Rock. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of the Americas. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts and Scotland.

Read more about Jane.


Wendell Minor, illustrator

Wendell Minor has designed more than two thousand book covers and written and/or illustrated more than fifty children's books, including many in collaboration with Jean Craighead George. Recent titles include Night Train, Night Train; Trapped!; How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?; and If You Were a Panda Bear.

Read more about Wendell. 

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-719-8

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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 32
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