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Between the Lions

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  • Ended
  • PBS
  • 2000-04-03T19:30:00+02:00
  • 30 mins
  • 2 days, 11 hours, 30 mins (119 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy
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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
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131 episodes

1x01 Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West

  • Series Premiere

    2000-04-03T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo reads the cubs a book about the wild adventures of Pecos Bill, specifically about the time ol' Bill wrangled a tornado. When the tornado escapes from the book, however, and wreaks havoc inside the library, the lions realize there's only one person who can tame that tornado: Pecos Bill, himself!

1x02 The Lost Rock

  • 2000-04-04T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A lost rock mysteriously appears in the library, and he can't remember who he is or where he comes from. The lions then decide to set out and search for clues as to what book the rock belongs in.

1x03 Little Big Mouse

  • 2000-04-05T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

When a mouse from a children's book becomes a hero, everyone in the library floods her with fan mail - which leaves Click the Computer mouse feeling unwanted.

1x04 Farmer Ken's Puzzle

  • 2000-04-06T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel plays a computer game called ""Farmer Ken's Puzzle"", in which he must figure out how to get a hen, cat, and bag of seed, across a river one at a time. When Leona wants to play, Lionel refuses to let her, claiming: ""The box says ages 7 and up! Not 4 and down.""

1x05 Shooting Stars

  • 2000-04-07T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The lions try to stay awake at night, in order to see a meteor shower. Of course, this is not as easy as it sounds, as Theo says, ""Lions need a solid 22 hours of sleep a day!""

1x06 The Hopping Hen

  • 2000-04-09T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A Hopping Hen causes a mighty ruckus in the library, so the lions decide to put up ""No Hopping Hen Here"" signs, in order to stop the problem. But the problem is only beginning, because whoever printed the signs left off the word ""No""!

1x07 Touching the Moon

  • 2000-04-11T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Cleo reads the cubs a bedtime story about a Queen who wants to be able to touch the moon, but can't. However, Leona is then unable to get to sleep without wanting to learn more about how the Queen can reach the moon.

1x08 The Boy Who Cried Wolf

  • 2000-04-12T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Click the Mouse brings the Boy from the story ""The Boy Who Cried Wolf"" out of the storybook, so he can learn more about how to properly care for his sheep.

1x09 Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?

  • 2000-04-13T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The famous Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear from the classic children's rhyme visits the library, where everyone is immediately caught up in ""Fuzzy Wuzzy Mania!"" Everyone except Lionel, because if he hears that danged rhyme once more, he's gonna scream!

1x10 Lionel's Antlers

  • 2000-04-14T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel wakes up one morning, much like he does every day, to find that overnight, he's grown a pair of antlers on his head! To help him feel better, Cleo reads him the book ""Imogene's Antlers"" - also about a kid who woke up one morning to find she had grown antlers. When Lionel is still feeling low, his parents try to come up with helpful ""uses"" for his antlers.

1x11 To the Ship! To the Ship!

  • 2000-04-16T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The lions learn about a real-life pirate named Ann Bonnie, after Lionel refuses to let Leona play pirates with him (claiming that there was no such thing as girl pirates).

1x12 The Chap With Caps

  • 2000-04-18T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Writer Babs Caplan visits the library, hoping to smooth out the bumps in her new book, called ""The Chap With Caps"". It's going to need more than just a little smoothing out - because it has no middle or end!

1x13 Pandora's Box

  • 2000-04-19T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

After reading the story ""Pandora's Box"", Lionel and Leona come across a similar-looking box, themselves, and wonder if they should open it or not. Apparently ignoring the moral of the story, they open it, and unleash a terrible thing to all the library patrons: Hiccups!

1x14 Lionel's Great Escape Trick

  • 2000-04-20T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel gets a few pointers on the technique of doing magic tricks, from the master magician Harry Houdini, himself. When he locks himself in the closet for his act, though, Leona fears that he's stuck in there, so she asks Click to come up with some magic words in order to get her brother out of the closet.

1x15 There's a Fly in My Soup

  • 2000-04-20T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The Lions try to make Click laugh by reading jokes out of Theo's ""The Universal Encyclopedia of Fly Jokes"" book, only to find out from Click that computer pointing devices are not programmed for laughter. Can anything make her laugh?

1x16 The Popcorn Popper

  • 2000-04-23T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona read a book about a popcorn popper, and get the idea to take the popper out of the book and into the library, so they can pop all the popcorn they want.

1x17 Something Fishy

  • 2000-04-25T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona learn about Eagles and Fish after reading Cliffhanger's latest adventure.

1x18 Hug, Hug, Hug!

  • 2000-04-26T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A sculpter named Pygmalion carves a statue of a woman, falls in love with her, and gives her a hug - only she can't hug him back. The Lions then try to help find ways for the statue to hug Pygmalion.

1x19 The Ram in the Pepper Patch

  • 2000-04-27T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The naughty ram from the book ""The Ram in the Pepper Patch"" escapes into the library, where he proceeds to make a mess out of everything!

1x20 A Peck of Peppers

  • 2000-04-28T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Babs Caplan comes to the library to create a fantastic tongue twister, with some help from the Lions. Then, Babs and Leona go head-to-head with the master of all Tongue Twisters, Lionel.

1x21 Sausage Nose

  • 2000-05-01T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The Lions watch a video of a foreign film called ""Sausage Nose"", in which a poor couple receives three wishes from a wise old woman. Somehow, a sausage gets wished onto the wife's nose, and from there, the characters from the film come to the library looking for advice on what to spend their last wish on.

1x22 Red Hat, Green Hat

  • 2000-05-02T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Leona makes her very own hat, with one red side and one green side. When she walks through the library with it on, one group of people see the green side, and the other group sees the red side, causing a great big argument among everyone!

1x23 The Lucky Duck

  • 2000-05-03T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A cute little duck from a cute little children's book becomes sick and tired of being cute all the time! With Lionel's help, the duck tries to become a rock-n-rollin' leather-clad rebel, but no matter how hard he tries, everyone still finds him so gosh darn cute.

1x24 The Old Man

  • 2000-05-04T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Babs Caplan returns to the library to work on her new book called ""The Old Man"". Unfortunately, it has no middle or end to it! But with the Lions' help, Babs just might be able to rescue her masterpiece after all.

1x25 A King and His Hawk

  • 2000-05-05T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona read a very sad story about a King and his friend, the Hawk. After, Leona wants to take and hide the book where no will be able to find it, so they can't read it and be sad like she was. Also, Theo sings about the greatness of reading sad, sad books.

1x26 The Roar That Makes Them Run

  • 2000-05-08T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona try to convince Theo to show them his Lion-powered ""Mighty Roar that Makes them Run"", but Theo is reluctant to do so -- after all, they're in a library!

1x27 Piggyback, Piggyback

  • 2000-05-09T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

After reading a book about a king who rode on his friend's back (because he didn't want to get his feet dirty), Leona wants to do the same. So she hops on her dad's back, and doesn't want to let go!

1x28 The Fox and the Crow

  • 2000-05-10T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

When ""The Fox and the Crow"" fable is read in the library, Walter and Clay get angry over the way the crow was depicted as a ""bird brain"", and then protest to have the story banned! The Lions come up with a less extreme approach, and suggest that they re-write the story to make the crow the one who comes out on top.

1x29 Giants and Cubs

  • 2000-05-11T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel gets upset over the outcome of a baseball game, where the Giants clobbered the Cubs. Theo and Cleo decide it would be a good idea to bring the Giants into the library, for Lionel to meet them. But when Leona hears about the idea, she thinks they mean the big ""Fee Fi Fo Fum"" Giants!

1x30 Be Bop

  • 2000-05-12T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The jazzy, rhythmic sounds of Be Bop make their way into the library one day, and soon everyone is singing nonsensical Be Bop tunes -- everyone except Barnaby B. Busterfield III, who claims he just doesn't get this Be Bop thing!

2x01 The Sad Dad

  • Season Premiere

    2001-04-02T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Bruno Kirby plays a Dad whose house is overrun by kids: ""There's hardly enough room to put on pants!"" he complains. Fed up with all this overcrowding, he decides to seek the advice of an old wise woman in town - who only adds to the problem!

2x02 Humph! Humph! Humph!

  • 2001-04-03T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel's friend, Gus, gets annoyed when Leona asks him to be her designated reader for the day -- because he can't read.

2x03 The Good Seed

  • 2001-04-04T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Click the Mouse gets a computer virus that turns everything in the library into a total disaster area!

2x04 Icarus's Wings

  • 2001-04-05T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The story of Icarus, the boy who made wax wings and flew too close to the sun, inspires Barnaby B. Busterfield to follow his dream of...flying! With help from Walter and Clay, of course.

2x05 Zoop! Zoop!

  • 2001-04-06T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The story of Abiyoyo terrifies Leona, and it takes some cleverness on the part of her mother to help Leona beat her fear.

2x06 Clickety-Clack, Clickety-Clack!

  • 2001-04-09T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo ""borrows"" the typewriter from the book ""Click-Clack Moo!"", and has a hard time letting it go when the cows want it back.

2x07 Poetry Day

  • 2001-04-10T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

It's Alice day in the library, which means everything has something to do with ""Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"", and the backward logic of the looking glass. Calloo Callay!

2x08 Bobby the Hopping Robot

  • 2001-04-11T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel's new toy, a hopping robot named Bobby, is a real tough job to put together. Lionel, Theo, Cleo, and just about everybody has a try at assembling the robot correctly -- but it still doesn't work! Who could've guessed Leona would come up with the solution!

2x09 Teacher's Pet

  • 2001-04-12T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Cleo catches the ""I-Can't-Hear-or-Smell-or-Tell-if-Someone's-Sneaking-Up-On-Me"" Flu, right before she's scheduled to go and visit her old teacher.

2x10 The Last Cliff Hanger

  • 2001-04-13T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel is devastated (Shocked! Taken Aback! Apalled!) when he discovers that there will no longer be any new ""Cliffhanger"" books - since the author, Livingston Dangerously, has decided to call it quits. But being the devout ""Cliffhanger"" fan he is, Lionel decides to do something about this dire situation!

2x11 Pebble Trouble

  • 2001-04-16T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Featuring the book ""Sylvester and the Magic Pebble"", in which a young donkey boy discovers a magic pebble in the woods, and somehow wishes himself to be a rock. His parents spend many months out looking for him, and eventually find him as the rock, and unknowingly transform him back into his old self!

2x12 Oh, Yes, It Can!

  • 2001-04-17T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A storyteller visits the library one day, and tells an old story about a Yammering Yam and how it led to a whole series of unbelievable (but true) events for a farmer, a fisherman, and king.

2x13 Five, Six, and Thistle Sticks

  • 2001-04-18T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel's friend, Lenny - a fellow ""Cliffhanger"" aficianado - comes for a visit, after having since moved away. When he arrives at the library, however, Lionel finds out that Lenny doesn't like ""Cliffhanger"" anymore. That instead, he has taken a liking to a similar book hero, ""Justin Time""! Can Lionel and Lenny still be friends, even if they don't like the same things?

2x14 Bug Beard

  • 2001-04-19T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

In the story ""Bug Beard"", a woodcutter brings home a grubby, buggy old man he finds in the woods. His wife is not amused by the buggy old man, and so she sets about trying to clean him up. When the buggy man is finally all cleaned up, it turns out he just isn't his happy, dancing, singing old self. Can the Lions help?

2x15 Trains and Brains and Rainy Plains

  • 2001-04-20T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel gets a brainstorm after he hears Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. What if he and Leona ride a train through the plain of the book?

2x16 Quest, Quest, Quest!

  • 2001-04-23T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Babs Caplan is back with a new story, The Quest for the Chest. And once again, she doesn't get it right. Originally, there is no action in the story. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Short E sound.

2x17 The Spider and the Lie

  • 2001-04-24T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel writes a Crime Story, which involves Leona, a slippery character named Monkey C. Monkeydew, a missing library card, and a spider.

2x18 Why the Baboon's Balloon Went Ka-Boom!

  • 2001-04-25T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo wants to teach the cubs a lesson, which he finds in a book of concatenations called Because a Little Bug Went KA-CHOO! What Theo doesn't know is that, by pulling that book from the middle of a pile, a pen dropped to the floor, setting off a concatenation in the library. It culminates with a hot-air balloon's bursting.

2x19 But, Mama, But ...

  • 2001-04-26T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Cleo is about to fly off to visit some newborn cubs. Leona feels she is able to spend a couple of days without her, but can she be sure> And what about everyone else? To ease everyone's feelings, Cleo (with eight minutes to go in the program) reads I Miss You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt; illustrated by Cyd Moore.

2x20 Dreaming Shakespeare

  • 2001-04-27T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

It's Shakespeare Day at the Library. Fanfares, flowery language and period costumes are the order of the day (Cleo is dressed as the female star of Antony and Cleopatra). A method actor is unable to play Romeo and Juliet because Juliet is sick. Maybe an exasperated hen can fill in.

2x21 Rats

  • 2001-04-30T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

After someone calls Leona a nasty name on the playground, a friend of the Lions', named Frank, tells a story about Rats, which shows that bad names can hurt just as much as sticks and stones.

2x22 Tweet! Tweet!

  • 2001-05-01T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

An intriguing theory from the book Bone Poems has got the cubs and pigeons thinking: Are birds the descendants of dinosaurs? Walter and Clay Pigeon take that prospect to an extreme. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Double-e sound.

2x23 Good Night, Knight

  • 2001-05-02T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A famous marionette team is preparing to tell the story of Orlando Furioso and his battle to rescue Angelica from the curse of Fallerina. It's a story Leona knows by heart, and she has more than a loving desire to see this play.

2x24 The Chess Mess

  • 2001-05-03T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

It's Alice Day at the library, and everyone is very involved in a page from Through the Looking Glass. Theo, a former whiz at chess, accepts Click's challenge to play a few matches. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Short e sound.

2x25 Stop That Chicken!

  • 2001-05-04T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Chicken Jane escapes from one of her books and ricochets around the library. Every so often, she writes her advice to characters in other books. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Short o sound.

3x01 Hay Day

  • Season Premiere

    2002-09-16T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Can Lionel, Leona, and Gus help a girl named Fay turn hay into gold in just one day?

3x02 Pigs Aplenty

  • 2002-09-23T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo and Cleo leave Marmy in charge of the cubs, and she throws a big pig party in the library. Uh-oh...

3x03 What Parakeets Need

  • 2002-09-30T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo and Cleo give the cubs a pet parakeet, but will Sweety Tweety talk?

3x04 Too Cool

  • 2002-10-07T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel thinks the new kid at school, Derek Cheetah, is too cool to be on his baseball team. But what does Derek think? Guest Starring Mo Lewis of the New York Jets.

3x05 You Can't Catch Me!

  • 2002-10-14T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel gives Leona ""The Gingerbread Man"" book for her birthday. Will it spoil her party? Guest Starring Larry King and Susan Lucci.

3x06 Huff and Puff

  • 2002-10-21T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Whatever happened to the three little pigs after the wolf received his just deserts? Leona and Lionel want to know, so they write their own sequels to the story! Guest Starring Teresa Weatherspoon of the New York Liberty and Vanessa Williams.

3x07 Out in Outer Space

  • 2002-10-28T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Grandpa Lion visits the library to tell the cubs a true story about a friend who traveled out in outer space.

3x08 Help!

  • 2002-11-04T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The search for a lost book helps Theo and Cleo teach the cubs about responsibility.

3x09 Two Coats, One Goat, and One Boat

  • 2002-11-11T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Lionel's copy of a very rare Cliff Hanger book is missing! Did some bunny take it? Guest Starring Dan Elias, Melissa Etheridge, and Kelly Ripa.

3x10 Treats!

  • 2002-11-18T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

An advertising Dream Team - creators of the Lions' favorite ""Wheaty Meat Treats"" spot - is hired to create a commercial for the library. But it seems the team needs a little help. Guest Starring Vanessa Williams, Oliver Platt, and Jon Stewart.

4x01 Art Party

  • Season Premiere

    2003-09-15T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Can Lionel and Leona make sense of a mysterious painting?

4x02 Grow, Mane, Grow!

  • 2003-09-16T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel is still a growing cub, but he'll do anything to grow a grown-up mane like his dad's!

4x03 Three Goats, No Waiting

  • 2003-09-17T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel is ready to stage The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The trouble is finding someone inherently fierce enough to play the Troll.

4x04 Step by Step

  • 2003-09-18T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Leona and Lionel have discovered what appears to be a treasure map and a set of directions that Barnaby B. Busterfield III left behind. It's off on a treasure hunt for the lions and pigeons.

4x05 Dance in Smarty Pants

  • 2003-09-19T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A new dance craze emerged from a fourth-rate act to capture everyone's attention. Ooh, ah, dance insmarty pants. Lionel, feisty as always, wants to show Theo and Cleo these new dance steps.

5x01 Pigs, Pigs, Pigs!/The Three Little Pigs

  • Season Premiere

    2005-04-18T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Theo and Leona don pig snouts for another reading of Pigs Apelnty, Pigs Galore first read in the episode ""Pigs Aplenty."" Midway into the show, Lionel dons three pig snouts as he reads to Leona The Three Little Pigs, heard previously in the episode ""Huff and Puff.""

5x02 The Carrot Seed/The Empty Pot

  • 2005-04-25T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

From their roof garden, Lionel and Theo marvel at a flower that gets at Theo's sinuses. Includes re-readings of stories first heard in the episodes

5x03 Wings/What's in the Box?

  • 2005-05-02T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

First up: Leona warns Lionel not to lean back on his chair, provoking a flashback reading of a Greek myth first read in Icarus's Wings (from Season 2). Then the library, seen from the inside for the first time this season, receives a reprint (and a reread) of Pandora's Box.

5x04 A Shower of Stars/Two Moons and One Lagoon

  • 2005-05-09T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

It's nighttime at the library roof garden as Theo gives an energetic Leona a reread from the episode Shooting Stars. Then, under a full moon, Cleo gives Lionel and Leona a story from the episode Touching the Moon.

5x06 Click, Clack, Moo/The Little Red Hen

  • 2005-05-23T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Built from material first seen in Clickety-clack, Clickety-clack! (from Season 2) and Help! (from Season 3).

6x01 Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash - Knuffle Bunny

  • Season Premiere

    2006-04-17T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The cubs find unusual items on Mrs. McNosh's clothesline.

Slipping and sliding take place when sheep and pirates take to the high seas.

6x03 Yo! Yes? - Very Loud, Very Big, Very Metal

  • 2006-05-01T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Making a new friend can be as easy as saying "yes"; Leona m akes her brother happy with a music video with noisy construction vehicles.

6x04 I'll Fix Anthony - Jamaica Louise James

  • 2006-05-08T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A big brother and jack-in-the-box need fixing; an artist ha s a plan to fix up a dreary subway station.

6x05 Pete's a Pizza - Pygmalion

  • 2006-05-15T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A father turns his son into a pizza; hugs bring a statue to life.

6x06 Here Come The Aliens-Abiyoyo

  • 2006-05-22T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Strange creatures lurk in outer space, but even stranger creatures dwell right here on earth.

6x07 King Midas - The Dirty Smelly King

  • 2006-05-29T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

King Midas gets what he wished for. King Chuck the Mucky Muck wishes he weren't so smelly.

6x08 Cheesybreadville & Stolen Smells

  • 2006-06-05T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A kitchen disaster creates a new treat; a boy gets in troub le for smelling treats without paying for them.

A clever rabbit tricks a hungry coyote; a fox tricks a ging erbread man.

6x10 The Goat in the Coat

  • 2006-06-19T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel loses a Cliff Hanger book! Arty Smartypants and Marmy Smartypants perform a polka song about the "oa" in the word "boat." Kelly Ripa says the word "soap."

7x01 The Problem with Chickens & An Egg Is Quiet

  • Season Premiere

    2007-09-17T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Chickens that do not lay eggs; eggs that do not hatch.

A colorful piñata holds a meaty surprise for the Lions, who experience a dazzling array of colorful feelings as they read, play, and hope for the rain to end.

7x03 Bear Snores On & Night in the Country

  • 2007-10-01T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Cleo sleeps through a noisy party; night creatures make noises.

7x04 How to Be a Good Dog & Not Afraid of Dogs

  • 2007-10-08T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A cat tries to teach a dog how to behave; a boy realizes dogs aren't as scary as he thought.

7x05 Dear Mr. Blueberry & I Wanna Iguana

  • 2007-10-15T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Notes help solve a mystery of a whale in a swimming pool; an iguana as a family pet.

Lionel and Leona learn about the many instruments they can play.

7x07 Moon Rope & Welcome to the Moon

  • 2007-10-29T18:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Leona is on a mission to find out if you can climb to the moon on a rope and if there is a fox on the moon.

7x08 The Three-Legged Pot & When Jabo Jammed

  • 2007-11-05T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Leona makes a three-legged pot dance; a boy named Jabo doesn't dance or sing, but he can jam.

7x09 Charlie’s Dinosaur & Here Come the Aliens

  • 2007-11-12T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Dinosaurs roamed the earth long ago; strange creatures from outer space.

7x10 Making Bread & Cheesybreadville

  • 2007-11-19T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Theo Lion tried to make bread; another bread-baking disaster results in a tasty treat.

8x01 Ruby Sings the Blues; The Camel Dances

  • Season Premiere

    2008-09-15T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A loud girl learns to sing; a camel takes up dancing

8x02 Mole and the Baby Bird; Owen and Mzee

  • 2008-09-22T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona learn why certain animals are not meant to be pets; some animals develop friendships.

8x03 Stop That Pickle; Chicks and Salsa

  • 2008-09-29T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lions and a sandwich chase a pickle in the library; Cleo's Book and a Meal show results in a lively fiesta.

8x04 Are You a Snail?; Wonderful Worms

  • 2008-10-06T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

The Information Hen helps some creatures figure out if they are snails or slugs; a search ensues for a missing pet worm.

8x05 Stone Soup; Bee-bim Bop!

  • 2008-10-13T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

Lionel and Leona make soup with a stone; Korean meal called bee-bim bop.

8x06 Bein' With You This Way; How to Be

  • 2008-10-20T19:30:00+02:00 — 30 mins

A song about how the Lions and friends look alike and different; traits that make a person.

8x07 No One Told the Aardvark; Sea Horse

  • 2008-10-27T18:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Leona pretends to be different animals; sea horse's camouflage.

Leona wonders if her stuffed animal, Lovey, can paint; a girl's paintings inspire Leona to decorate the library with her own works of art.

A boy tricks a hungry alligator; a hungry coyote is tricked by a rabbit.

Roodles the Clown doesn't want a birthday party; Leona has everyone in the library looking for Lovey.

9x01 Night Shift & Under Construction

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

The Lion family helps out a monkey who sells ice cream in the middle of the night, and tries to figure out how to get rid of the enormous tree branch that fell into the library.

9x02 Bugs & Beetle Bop

  • no air date — 30 mins

Can Cleo and the cubs cure Theo of his fear of caterpillars? And, get ready for the sensational singing group coming to the library: The Beetles!

The Cliff Hanger fan club enjoys a long-lost adventure story, and Leona finds out why "terrific" doesn't always mean terrific.

The cubs take a trip down the river, and the whole family heads to Alaska.

The Lion family plays hide-and-seek, then joins a sandwich on the hunt for a runaway pickle in the library.

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

  • Season Premiere

    2010-09-20T19:30:00+02:00 — 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

  • 2010-09-27T19:30:00+02:00 — 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.

10x08 Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs; My House

  • 2010-11-08T19:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

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.

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