Library Lil

Library Lil


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From the day she was born, Lil had a book in her it's no surprise when she grows up to become a librarian herself. She even manages to turn the people of Chesterville-who are couch potatoes-into readers. But then Bust-'em-up Bill roars into town with his motorcycle gang. Just mention reading to him and you're toast. Has Lil finally met her match? This original tall tale by a real-life librarian, combined with Steven Kellogg's trademark humor, is better than any TV show!

"A librarian's favorite fantasy...The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched...A winner for storytimes anywhere."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"This love story about books is enough to make anyone wish for a permanent TV blackout!"
-Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140568370
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/21/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 527,279
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Williams is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and middle-grade fiction series. A former elementary school librarian, she lives near Seattle.

Steven Kellogg is a beloved author and illustrator who has published more than 100 picture books, including the classics The Mysterious Tadpole, Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, and Is Your Mama a Llama?, and Pinkerton, Behave!, which was on Horn Book's and Booklist’s Best of the Year lists and led to four sequels. Kellogg is a winner of the Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children’s literature. His books have received numerous accolades, such as being named Reading Rainbow featured selections and winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award.

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“A librarian’s favorite fantasy . . . The silliness of both story and pictures are perfectly matched . . . A winner for storytimes anywhere.”
—School Library Journal, starred review

“This love story about books is enough to make anyone wish for a permanent TV blackout!”
—Children’s Literature

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Library Lil 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cjl242 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book i enjoyed look at the picture. I love how the author use the color coordination in each picture. i would feel really comfortable showing my preschool class this book. I would make up question as im showint the book.
Pepper26 More than 1 year ago
This story about a very unusual librarian will capture the attention of boys and girls, ages four to eight, and you will be reading it over and over for bedtime. Lil is one amazing, creative woman, as she figures a way to get the town back to reading, has a run-in with a biker gang, and faces a challenge to save her library. The ending ties everything together and will make you smile. The drawings are great, and the story holds the reader's interest throughout. Highly recommend this book !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for my 5 year old granddaughter. We had gotten it out of the library and read it many times. She loves books and we read it many times. Of course, the illustrations by Steven Kellogg are terrific. I did have to explain what a stack of encyclopedias was but showed her a set in the library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Librarian Lil is about a girl who loved books and by the age of 8, she had already checked out all of the books in childrens' section. After that, she started on the encyclopedias. Her arms are very strong and people think it's because she was always carrying around encyclopedias. She could carry A-Z all in one arm. When she grew up, she became a nice librarian, not a mean one that is strict. This is all I can tell you for now. To find out more, you'll have to read the book!