Lynn’s intricate cartoons provide scope and setting and much of the fun as well as thought-provoking details.

Kirkus Reviews

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 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.

Written by Julia Liu, illustrated by Bei Lynn and translated by Helen Wang.

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Taiwan
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Jojos Book Club

      We love Liu’s clever way of mixing fantasy with familiar (the children may ride a dinosaur to the library, but they still must obey traffic laws!) and we adore Lynn’s vintage-like illustrations.

    2. The Blossoming Bibliophiles Instagram

      This winning combination of dinosaurs and books is sure to bring a smile to the face of any young dino lover!

    3. Beth E, Librarian

      A delightful childrens book. I love that the library is being taught as such a wonderful place.

    4. NetGalley – Reviewer

      This was such a fun and heartwarming story. My little dinosaur lovers couldn’t get enough of it!

    5. YA Books Central

      I loved the clever dinosaur living among people and loving reading.

    6. 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.

    7. Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia

      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.

    8. Check Your Shelf

      The kids love this book and ask ‘for the one about the dinosaur library’ all the time.

    9. April G, Bookseller

      Such a sweet story about the pleasures of listening to stories and reading books! The art is especially wonderful- the retro color palette gives the book a vintage feel, and there are so many fun details in the illustrations I could spend hours looking at them. Definitely recommended!

    10. Paula Green, Poetry Box

      The what-next is magical. The ending is genius. The book is a heart-moving CELEBRATION of why stories matter so very much, and why some of us can’t stop reading them, listening to them, or writing them.

    11. ReadPlus

      This wonderful tangle of books, libraries and dinosaurs will win hearts.

    12. Read Plus

      This lovely story, showcasing the excitement of reading, of sharing stories, of going to the library, will be eagerly sought after by readers, especially when the hero is a brontosaurus.

    13. Kids’ Book Review

      The story beautifully captures the essence of the wonder that we all experience with a good book, and the joy of sharing this.

    14. Carpe Librum

      This picture book is a celebration of libraries and storytelling in general and manages to show how children can be brought together and yet transported by stories.

    15. Midwest Book Review

      This charmingly entertaining and library loving picture book reminds children age 4-8 just how it feels to be transported by a unique, original, and enchanting story.

    16. Baby Bookworms Blog

      The fun illustrations are wonderful. They are full of detail and expression . It’s always a pleasure to support and celebrate books, librarians, libraries and story times. I highly recommend Leilong the Library Bus!

    17. NetGalley-Librarian

      The simple colour palette nicely offsets detailed illustrations to create pages young readers will likely return to again and again.

    18. Kirkus Reviews

      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.

    19. Collected #27 SLANZA

      A fun way to look at big or small, half full or half empty scenarios and thinking outside the box. Problem solving at its best!

    20. Youth Services Book Review

      Lynn has created absorbing images with lots of detail and humor. This is a sweet adventure that celebrates dinosaurs and imagination.

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