Return of the Library Dragon

Miss Lotty (and Lotta Scales) return in this witty sequel to the beloved classic The Library Dragon from award-winning author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy.  
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561456215
  • Publication date: 08/01/2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 9" x 12"
  • Age Range: 4-8


Miss Lotty (and Lotta Scales) return in this witty sequel to the beloved classic The Library Dragon from award-winning author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy.

“It’s better than a library,” chirped Mike Krochip. “It’s Media World! The new Sunrise Cybrary!”

In this sequel to The Library Dragon, Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery appearance.

After 557 years of faithful service, Miss Lotty is retiring from guarding books. But on her very last day, disaster strikes! Someone has ordered to have all the books removed from the library and replaced with machines! It’s enough to make Lotty feel a little…dragon-like. When she bursts into a fiery rage, will anything make her shed her scales again?

Best-selling author Carmen Agra Deedy’s timely and humorous tale is paired with Michael P. White’s lively illustrations to create an unforgettable sequel with an important message for librarians and students alike.


Carmen Agra Deedy


Carmen Agra Deedy, a New York Times bestselling author, has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.

Michael P. White


Michael P. White is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children’s books. He lives in Georgia.


“Eye-catching airbrush art…allows readers to enjoy additional searches for humor in twisted book titles, spoofs on tech terminology, and plot or text similarities with the fiery original. Written with a love for the printed word that spreads to quotes on endpapers, this title will find a following with Miss Lotty’s fans.” ―School Library Journal

“An entertaining read… White’s brightly colored, squashed and squiggly full-bleed illustrations match the tale for good goofiness. Pro-book and library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews


Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Language Arts Picture Books) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2013

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2013

Alabama Camellia Awards (Nominee, Grades 2-3) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2013-2014

Colorado Children’s Book Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Colorado Council of the International Reading Association, 2014

Storytelling World Resource Awards (Winner, Stories for Young Listeners) ―Storytelling World, 2014

More Details

AR Level: 2.8
Lexile: AD470L
Themes: Books, Libraries, Retirement, Technology
BISAC 1: JUV047000 JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV035000 JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education