Library Lion


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.

Raising Readers Five Stories for Maine Children


(Distributed by Raising Readers at the 5 year visit through April 2010)
An anthology of five picture books by authors and illustrators that create books in Maine: 'Love and Kisses' by Sarah Wilson and illustrated by Melissa Sweet; 'Not Norman' by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones; 'Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp' by Carol Diggory Shields and illustrated by Scott Nash; 'On the Farm' by David Elliott and illustrated by Holly Meade; 'Library Lion' by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

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