If you’re like me, you go to Amazon.com’s advanced book search, which covers way more books than can fit in a single library.
You may also want to narrow the search down to just books for young readers. You can do this in various ways — with another Keyword (“juvenile”), or with Subject (“Children’s Books”), or with Reader Age, as shown above.
— where you’ll see a couple of options for further research: “Look for Similar Items by Category” and “Look for Similar Items by Subject.” Both of these are easy to figure out just by playing with them a bit.
Assuming you do finally find the right book for you, what then? Well, you can always go back to your library’s online catalog and see if that title is available there. If it’s not, you can ask that your library borrow it from another library.
Or, heck, you could even just buy the book yourself, or convince somebody close by that it would make a swell [name of next holiday] present.
But what if you still haven’t found a likely source for the answers to your questions? Hang on — I’m getting to that.