Leandra's Lost Library
A podcast in which I read my book for young people one chapter at a time.
A middle grade fantasy novel for anyone who loves books.
Currently, in podcast form. Here's the story:
Leandra spends most of her time in her local library. When the library’s books and librarians vanish, Leandra sets off on a quest to find them. Following a mysterious trail of red leaves through a leaf-pile, she discovers Akita, the fantastical Global Library, where libraries come in all shapes and sizes. With her new friend, Ammon, the Wandering Librarian and his library (a camel,) Leandra investigates the disturbing trend of all kinds of books and libraries disappearing. Are those her books paved into the ballroom floor? And what are those strange books wrapped in burlap and twine that seem to send people to inhospitable places as soon as they open them? Who is behind the cryptic messages and illustrations that keep appearing in her library book? Is it The Chair? Or reclusive author, Dorothea Crane? The fate of them all rests in one young girl’s book-loving hands.
This is the playlist I listen to when working on the book.
On the podcast, I bring you one chapter of the book at a time.
I would love to hear your thoughts as you listen!
Email questions, wonderings, ideas, drawings and photos to:
Or call the Reading the Library Book voicemail: 646 847 8758
(no one will answer, it's just a voicemail!)
Teachers: Do you have ideas for lessons connected to the book/podcast? Please share them with me and I'll share them with others here, as well.
To see the current suggestions, see this Teaching Guide.
This is a text that was sent to me. This is part of the story expressed in emojis. Do you know which chapter this is?
The words are here for you in their unfinished form. It has not been formatted in any particular way and there are probably typos. But for those who need to read along to the podcast, or check back to read or for whatever reason, the words are here!