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Between the Lions

Season 10 2010

  • 2010-09-20T17:30:00Z on PBS
  • 30 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Children

Five years in the making, Between the Lions has set out to get kids "wild about reading". In every episode, there can be found countless sight gags, puns, parodies, songs, and more, all of which are designed to help kids better understand the pronunciation of everyday words. The setting for the show is, fittingly, a library, where husband-and-wife team Theo and Cleo are the Librarians. Their inquisitive cubs, younger sister Leona and older brother Lionel, often help them out, while another character - the Information Hen - dispenses information to perplexed Library patrons. Among the other colorful characters likely to be encountered, is a statue of the library's founder, Barnaby B. ("Don't Call Me Buster!") Busterfield III, who makes sarcastic comments about the silliness he often witnesses going on in the library. There are also two dim-witted pigeons, Clay and Walter (get it?) who hang around the statue, keeping him company - but he just wishes they'd go away! Additi

10 episodes

10x01 Three More Little Pigs;The Ants And The Grasshopper

  • Season Premiere

    2010-09-20T17:30:00Z — 30 mins

Lionel, Leona, and the Wolf each try their hand at writing a sequel to The Three Little Pigs, and Leona finds a way to work and play. Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Focuses on short u, the sound represented by the letter m, and synonyms for small (miniscule, little, petite, microscopic, tiny, teeny, diminutive, weeny).

10x02 A Birthday For Cow!;Rabbit's Gift

  • 2010-09-27T17:30:00Z — 30 mins

The humble turnip stars in this show about birthday celebrations, vegetables, and the gift of giving. Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Features vocabulary about vegetables, relational vocabulary (over, under, around, through, into), and the short i sou

The Lion family turns a box of junk into self-portraits, and Leona tricks Lionel into cleaning her room.

Leona helps a snail find a new home in the library's new All Different Kinds of Homes wing, and Lionel moves into a new home too.

Lionel tries to frighten Leona with creepy, crawly swamp things, and a clever boy tricks a hungry alligator.