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Lila Lou's Little Library

A Gift From the Heart

by (author) Nikki Bergstresser

illustrated by Sejung Kim

Cardinal Rule Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Books & Libraries
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2


Lila Lou loves to read, morning, noon and night. Books are everywhere in her house. Lila Lou has so many books, she makes forts out of them! But when her mom decides that Lila Lou has one too many books, will Lila Lou be forced to get rid of her cherished books?


Colorful illustrations of a determined Lila Lou building her own, not so little library help tell the story of how Lila Lou uses creativity and activism to save her books and inspire a community. Included in the book are step by step directions on how to create a home library just like Lila’s for the enjoyment of your family. 

Lila Lou’s Little Library by Nikki Bergstresser carries key concepts of sharing, creativity and community supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on overcoming obstacles and creating community, like the work of Dan Santat (After the Fall) and Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart (The World Needs More Purple People). 

This book comes with a free Reader’s Guide for children. The guide contains reproducible handouts with activities asking children to consider setting, characterize Lila Lou, create their own alliterative phrases and more! The guide is available for free download from the publisher website.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Nikki Bergstresser is the author of Seasons for Stones. She lives on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two daughters. Nikki can be found surrounded with books and a good story to share.