Stella Louella’s Runaway Book

Author: Lisa Campbell Ernst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 1998

Genre: Picture Book

Audience: Gr. K-4

Awards: Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book award (2000)

Overview: This cumulative story retells the unfortunate events of a little girl who misplaced her library book on the day it is due! All day Stella Louella frantically searches for her book, which has been picked up, read, and placed in many different places! Will Stella Louella find her library book in time to return it to the librarian? Find out!

Activity: This is a great book to read to Kindergarteners before they begin using their school library. Or-jumpstart a discussion about responsibility, and what else in our lives we need to be responsible for.

Reviewer’s Name: Nadeline Fleischer