The Library Dragon and Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy. Illustrated by Michael P. White.

Library Dragon and sequel

So Katherine currently is obsessed with Dragons. When I say obsessed I am talking about this little girls imagination is on fire. She wants to be a dragon, raise a dragon, find a dragon. She dreams, eats and sleeps dragons.

On her quest to find everything dragon we stopped at our local library and she picked up these two books. I am so tickled by both these books and the surprise ending of the sequel that I can’t hold my tongue. YOU NEED to read these books. If you or your child is a lover of books and libraries you won’t be disappointed. This is a 4 thumbs up book set!

The story starts out about a dragon librarian who works at an Elementary School. She is protecting the library from children and people who mishandled books.  She has so many rules people are afraid to enter the library. However, one little girl’s interest in learning changes the dragon’s heart and she transforms back to a regular librarian. Ready to share the contents of her treasure box of books.

In the sequel the librarian decides it is time to retire and the school is sad to see her go. One day, as she comes in to finalize her moving plans, she sees that the school has implemented an ALL DIGITAL Library! Gadgets and pods take over not one book is on the shelf. This releases the inner dragon of the librarian and she returns with all fury…..

Investigate for yourself how the stories end!

Also check out the authors other titles on her page:

Author Carmen A Deedy


The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier

P1040388_Princess_bookSo I was thinking today as I sit here and stare at the stack of books that Katherine and I have read lined up for me to post. How much we really do love books. Recently while Volunteering at the American Library in Paris I was browsing through a large book called the 1001 Children/ Youth Books you must read before you die (or something like that). Looking through it I realized I had read a good number of the books either as a child or at least read them in school. As I flipped through the age groups a book in the 5+ stuck out to me. The title was “the secret lives of Princesses” by Philippe Lechermeier Illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer the book was first written in French. However, an english version is published so I was excited! A reason this book stuck out to me was one….the illustration of the cover (AMAZING!) and two well I am living in France and anything about princesses is awesome to me and Katherine.

So as you may judge me for judging the book by it’s cover I do this because a cover a children’s book is going to be what draws the child in to read it. So publishers who have good authors pair them with amazing illustrator’s and so on.

I purchased the book “the secret lives of Princesses” and received it in the mail today. It is AMAZING the work of art for all the Unknown and Forgotten Princesses (which is the direct translation of the French Title) are so unique. The individual stories read like a Mother Goose rendition of fairytales.

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