Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 06 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781788000260
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 224 pages

The Dragon In The Library


The first book in a fantastically exciting, brilliantly funny, magical new series! From the bestselling author of the Loki series.

Save the library, save the world!

Kit can’t STAND reading.

She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library … and the world.

Also in the series:

  • The Monster in the Lake
  • The Wizard in the Wood

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“Cracking pace, comic one-liners and a gleefully evil villain, brought to life by Davide Ortu’s illustrations, add up to a debut with broad appeal.”

– Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian

“Stowell combines a fast-moving and very funny fantasy adventure with a great message about the power of books, and a particularly magnificent librarian.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, One to Watch

“Dragons and libraries: what a fabulous combination! This book is clever, magical, funny and so much fun.”

– Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

“Fans of books, dogs, dragons and wizards will love The Dragon in the Library.”

– Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries

“I absolutely loved it. The characters, the lore and the story itself are so much fun. Brilliant take on the fantasy genre for children.”

– Dapo Adeola, illustrator of Look Up!

The Dragon In The Library is a fast-paced adventure about the importance of books and libraries, with a delightfully enjoyable plot featuring dragons, wizards and excessive amounts of magic.”

– Jon Biddle, Just Imagine

“A fun-filled adventure story packed with subtle messages of diversity and growth mindset”

– David Keyte, #whyilovereading Newsletter

“Readers have powers that others can only dream of and Louie captures this sense of wonder perfectly. Every child can experience Kit’s adventure whether that be through words or Davide Ortu’s cracking illustrations.”

“This is a book about the power of stories and libraries, which leads to some really thrilling adventures!”

“This is such a clever, entertaining and funny book – it’s exactly the sort of story I would have loved to read as a child.”

The Merry Bookworm (blog)

“This story is a thrilling slice of fantasy, action, and fun.”

“An easy read, packed with magic, mystery, adventure and books!”

Folded Corners (blog)

“A really entertaining read full of action, adventure and magic!”

Mini Travellers (blog)

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Telephone: +442070897575


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Telephone: +44 2070897575