Fall 2021

Leilong the Library Bus

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules. Especially when enthusiastic Leilong gets caught up in the story and joins in, threatening to flatten the library. Is Leilong too big for the library, or is the library too small?
With vibrant and vintage-like illustrations, Children of all ages will love this enthusiastic, bumbling dinosaur who just wants, like all of us, to hear a good story. Perfect to read aloud or together with younger dino fans and book-lovers, or for readers aged 5-7.

Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children’s fiction at several of Taiwan’s biggest and most prestigious publishers, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies and a collection of fairy tales.

Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, stories, magazines and comics. Her works have been recognized by various awards and honors.

Other books by Julia Lui:
Leilong Is Too Long!

Praise for Leilong the Library Bus:
“Text and illustrations are perfectly matched here. Via Wang’s smooth translation from Chinese, Liu employs simple, direct third-person narration, enhanced by intriguing dialogue and winning characters. Lynn’s intricate cartoons provide scope and setting and much of the fun as well as thought-provoking details.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A heart-warming, humorous read. Readers will instantly fall in love with this likeable (slightly goofy) brontosaurus — the juxtaposition of him and the quiet setting of the library is ridiculously delightful.” – Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia

“Leilong is a cheerful, bright-green standout among bustling cityscapes and quiet interiors with dark line art and crayon-like smears of rose and dusty blue.”—Foreword Reviews

Format Your Price Add
978-1-77657-331-8
$14.24
978-1-77657-335-6
$23.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 36
Publication Date 2021-08-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV019000, JUV047000, JUV002060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 500
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Foreword Reviews

“Leilong is a cheerful, bright-green standout among bustling cityscapes and quiet interiors with dark line art and crayon-like smears of rose and dusty blue.”—Foreword Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will come to understand an underlying gentle message of recognizing and embracing differences. Yay for Leilong.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Julia Liu

Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children's fiction, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies of Einstein and Archimedes, and a collection of fairy tales. Julia lives in Taiwan.

Illustrator: Bei Lynn

Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated picture books, stories, magazines, and comics.

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Leilong the Library Bus

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children. Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to… View available downloads →