No Cats in the Library (Hardcover)

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By Lauren Emmons, Lauren Emmons (Illustrator)
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As a bibliophile and cat lover, I was charmed by author-illustrator Lauren Emmons’ delightful story of Clarisse, a stray cat whose love of books leads her to a new home. Clarisse cannot read, but she loves looking at the wonderful pictures inside books and is always on the lookout for more. When she discovers a library, she is determined to get inside, but cats aren’t allowed. One day she sneaks in and a little girl who’s having some trouble reading takes the opportunity to read her book aloud to Clarisse. Thereafter Clarisse becomes the library cat, and she and the children share stories every day.
— From Cortney's Picks (page 2)


O-M-G. This is literally one of the cutest picture books I've read in a long time! Clarisse the cat isn't allowed in the library... until she shows the librarian that she is the perfect addition to the already magical place. Not only is it a sweet and heart-felt story, the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and the characters are so adorable! — From Danielle's Picks (page 2)

Description


A stray cat follows her love of books all the way to a new library home in this charming debut picture book that’s “catnip for librarians and young book lovers alike” (School Library Journal, starred review).

Clarisse is a clever cat who loves books. She may not understand the dark, squiggly lines, but she can’t get enough of the pictures. One day, she stumbles upon a magical building where people walk in empty-handed and come out with an armload of books. She has to find a way inside!

There’s just one problem: NO CATS are allowed in the library! That’s not going to stop clever Clarisse, though. Once she sneaks in, she stumbles upon exciting new stories and even helps a little girl practice reading aloud. But when the librarian comes looking, will Clarisse be allowed to stay?

About the Author


Lauren Emmons is an award-winning illustrator who currently lives in North Dakota with their partner, dog, and two rambunctious cats. She earned a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at The Cambridge School of Art and now spends their days illustrating for children’s books, magazines, and galleries. No Cats in the Library is their debut author-illustrated picture book. Lauren has loved libraries since she was a child, and still regularly walks out with their arms full of books. Visit them at LaurenEmmons.com.

Lauren Emmons is an award-winning illustrator who currently lives in North Dakota with their partner, dog, and two rambunctious cats. She earned a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at The Cambridge School of Art and now spends their days illustrating for children’s books, magazines, and galleries. No Cats in the Library is their debut author-illustrated picture book. Lauren has loved libraries since she was a child, and still regularly walks out with their arms full of books. Visit them at LaurenEmmons.com.

Praise For…


* “Readers will want to snuggle right up to the book. A solid choice for story hours and marketing library programs, this is catnip for librarians and young book ­lovers alike.”
School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Emmons makes her authorial debut with this heartwarming tale. No Cats in the Library is part adventure, part encouragement, and all delightful."
Shelf Awareness For Readers

"The pleasing story emerges in the simply written text and the characters’ cartoon-style speech balloons. In the attractive illustrations, muted shades of orange and teal are used extensively, giving the artwork a warm, distinctive look. This library-friendly volume is sure to find its audience." 
Booklist

"Sweetly encouraging." 
Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781665933681
ISBN-10: 1665933682
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English