Reading Beauty by Kimberly Cockroft
From Pelican Publishing Company:
Gabe and Ellie love soccer, animals, games, and especially gum, but they hate to read! When they tell Ms. Molly, the mysterious librarian, that “reading is boring,” Ellie falls into a deep read and can’t be distracted from her book! Gabe tries everything to break the curse, but only a read of true love can free Ellie. Determined to have his friend back, Gabe traverses the mountain of books surrounding Ellie to find the perfect book for him. Can he read a book cover to cover and truly love it?
A mesmerizing twist on an enchanting fairytale, this story shows children that there’s a book for everyone! The magical library illustrations and hidden Pelican books propel readers and non-readers on an unforgettable adventure sure to help them find their very own “perfect read”.