Loren Long: There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake

Join us at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, at 500 N. Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights, for an evening of stories and song with acclaimed author and illustrator Loren Long! Loren will tell us about his new book, There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake, and perform his adaptation of the classic children's song. He’ll also draw, and answer your questions about writing and illlustrating great books.  This event is free, but you need to register to attend. You can do that on the library's website or by calling them at 847-392-0100.

Loren Long is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. He is the creator of the Otis series of picture books, as well as Little Tree and the upcoming There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake. He is also the illustrator of Love by Matt de la Peña, Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna, and Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown. Loren lives in Cincinnati with his wife and sons. Visit him online at LorenLong.com or on Twitter at @lorenlong.

Books will be available for purchase from The Book Stall beginning at 5:30 p.m, with Loren's presentation beginning at 6 p.m. A book signing will follow.

Can't make it to this event? Call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880, and we'll be happy to arrange to get you an autographed copy of Loren Long's work!

Event date: 

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake Cover Image
By Loren Long (Illustrator), Loren Long
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399163999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Philomel Books - September 25th, 2018

Built for giggles and fun read-alouds, this classic children's song has been adapted by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love and Otis, Loren Long!

"One to visit again and again..." --Publishers Weekly


There's a log on the bottom of the lake


Little Tree Cover Image
By Loren Long (Illustrator), Loren Long
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399163975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Philomel Books - October 27th, 2015

For graduates, for their parents, for anyone facing change, here is a gorgeously illustrated and stunningly heartfelt ode to the challenges of growing up and letting go. A story of the seasons and stepping stones as poignant for parents as for their kids, from the creator of Otis the tractor and illustrator of Love by Matt de la Pena.


Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2009

Meet Otis, everyone's favorite tractor, created by the bestselling illustrator of Love by Matt de la Pena and The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper