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Candlewick Press (MA)

Library Lion

Library Lion

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An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

Author: Michelle Knudsen
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 09/01/2006
Pages: 42
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.36lbs
Size: 11.66h x 10.06w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780763622626
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 108319 / Library Lion

Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee
Award: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Golden Sower Award - Honor Book
Award: Nevada Young Readers' Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Monarch Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Ladybug Picture Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Honor Book
Award: Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) - Winner
Award: Irma S. & James H. Black Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 08/01/2006 pg. 789
School Library Journal 08/01/2006 pg. 91
Booklist 08/01/2006 pg. 88
Publishers Weekly 09/04/2006 pg. 66
People Weekly 12/11/2006 pg. 56
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 31 - Recommended, Satisfactory
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2006 pg. 39
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 110

About the Author
Michelle Knudsen has worked in libraries in New York City and Ithaca, New York. She is the author of more than forty books, among them Marilyn's Monster, illustrated by Matt Phelan; Big Mean Mike, illustrated by Scott Magoon; and Argus, illustrated by Andréa Wesson. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of more than forty books for children, including The Three Mouths of Little Tom Drum by Nancy Willard; Weslandia and Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman; and Handel, Who Knew What He Liked and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World by M. T. Anderson. Kevin Hawkes lives in southern Maine.
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