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This is the list of episodes for the PBS children's program Between the Lions, which aired from April 3, 2000, to November 22, 2010, with a one-year hiatus in 2004.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
130April 3, 2000 (2000-04-03)May 12, 2000 (2000-05-12)
225April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)
310September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18)
45September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)
510April 18, 2005 (2005-04-18)June 21, 2005 (2005-06-21)
610April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)June 19, 2006 (2006-06-19)
710September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17)November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19)
810September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17)
910September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
1010September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)


Season 1 (2000)

# Title Original Airdate
1"Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West"April 3, 2000 (2000-04-03)

The lions read a story about legendary cowboy Pecos Bill and sing about how he managed to catch a tornado. Inspired by the story, Lionel and Leona ask Click to bring Pecos out of the book how it's done. Unfortunately, Click not only brings Pecos out of the book, but the tornado as well. Pecos also sadly admits that he can't stop the tornado from trashing the library because he's a fictional character. However, this inspires the lions to solve the problem by writing a new story about how Pecos saves the library.

Book read: How Pecos Bill Cleaned Up the West: A Tall Tale by Beth Western
2"The Lost Rock"April 4, 2000 (2000-04-04)
A talking rock (whom Leona calls "Larry") ends up hurling himself into the library. The rock mentions that he comes from one of the library's books, but as a result of hitting his head so often, he's forgotten which book he comes from. After learning what little he does remember from his book, the lions try to help him find his way back home.
3"Little Big Mouse"April 5, 2000 (2000-04-05)

When the lions read Aesop's fable "The Lion and the Mouse", Lionel and Leona applaud the mouse's actions, write her large amounts of fan mail, and even start a club for her. In the process, Click begins to feel left out and leaves the library. But when Cleo enters the book and ends up captured by hunters, it's up to Click to save her.

Book read: The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop
4"Farmer Ken's Puzzle"April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)
Lionel is eager to play his new computer game with Walter and Clay, in which he must get a cat, a hen and a bag of seeds to the other side of a river. Owing to the pigeons' lack of knowledge, and the overall difficulty of the puzzle, he gets increasingly frustrated. In the end, Leona tries the puzzle herself and solves it perfectly.
5"Shooting Stars"April 7, 2000 (2000-04-07)

The lions stay up late one night hoping to watch a meteor shower, but they find it increasingly hard to stay awake.

Book read: The Night of the Shooting Stars by Arlis Parknark
6"The Hopping Hen"April 10, 2000 (2000-04-10)

Theo and Cleo have printed signs that display new rules which are to be hung up around the library. However, due to the printer not including the "no's" on the signs, chaos promptly ensues

Note: The word is found in a Fred Newman segment in this episode
7"Touching the Moon"April 11, 2000 (2000-04-11)

When Leona is unable to sleep, Cleo reads her a story about a queen who attempts touch the moon. Instead of putting her to sleep, Leona grows obsessed with wanting to touch the moon herself, in spite of how badly the queen's attempt ended up.

Book read: The Queen Who Wanted to Touch the Moon retold by Hootie Kaboodle
8"The Boy Who Cried Wolf"April 12, 2000 (2000-04-12)

The star player of Aesop's fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is incredibly nervous when the townspeople want him to watch their sheep. As such, Lionel and Leona bring him out of the book and help him search the library for a book about how to watch sheep. When he ends up learning not to cry wolf by memorizing a song, the boy ends up getting carried away while singing it.

Book read: The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop
9"Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?"April 13, 2000 (2000-04-13)

Leona begs Lionel to read her the "Fuzzy Wuzzy" nursey rhyme from her Fuzzy Wuzzy book. But when he does so, Fuzzy Wuzzy himself brings the book to life. Everyone in the library becomes ecstatic with Fuzzy Wuzzy present, repeating his rhyme endlessly while causing an aggravated Lionel to find a quiet place to read.

Book read: The Fuzzy Fuzzy Wuzzy Book illustrated by Buffy Huckabuck
10"Lionel's Antlers"April 14, 2000 (2000-04-14)

Lionel wakes up one day to finds that a pair of antlers have grown on his head. After begging his family to help get them off, they read a story about a young girl who went through a similar situation.

Book read: Imogene's Antlers by David Small
11"To the Ship! To the Ship!"April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17)

Lionel and Walter pretend to be pirates after reading a story about pirates. Problems soon arise when the two forbid Leona and Clay from playing with them because they're girls. Theo and Cleo eventually come to the girls' aid by teaching everyone present about real-life pirate Anne Bonny, who leaps right out of a book to insist, rather forcefully, that everyone plays pirate.

Book read: The Adventures of Mississippi Skip and his Pirate Ship by Ipswitch Clipspringer V
12"The Chap with Caps"April 18, 2000 (2000-04-18)

Famous author Babs Caplan visits the library for inspiration for her new story. The story, which deals with a cap salesman who finds that his caps have been swiped by a bunch of monkeys, turns out to have an abrupt end, so the lions offer Babs suggestions on how to improve it.

Book read: The Chap with Caps by Babs Caplan
13"Pandora's Box"April 19, 2000 (2000-04-19)

While peering through a book of Ancient Greek myths, the lions read the tale of Pandora's Box. When it is discovered that the book is missing pages, Theo and Cleo head off to search for them. Meanwhile, the cubs have Click drag the box out of the book so they can see what is inside. Upon opening the box, the library is invaded by a pesky spirit that gives everyone and everything the hiccups.

Book read: Greek Myths
14"Lionel's Great Escape Trick"April 20, 2000 (2000-04-20)
Lionel has developed an obsession with Harry Houdini, and aspires to be a great escape artist himself. To that end, he has Click drag him into a website so he can talk to Houdini in person. Meanwhile, Leona, thinking that her brother is stuck in a closet, tries to use magic words in hopes of freeing him.
15"There's a Fly in My Soup"April 21, 2000 (2000-04-21)

The lions spend the day reading "fly in my soup" jokes, which make everyone laugh. The only one not cracking up is Click, who apparently does not have a sense of humor, so the lions try to teach her about finding things funny. It doesn't work at first, but in the end, Click finally learns to laugh by making "fly in my computer" jokes.

Book read: The Universal Encyclopedia of Fly Jokes
16"The Popcorn Popper"April 24, 2000 (2000-04-24)

The cubs read a book about a girl who loves popcorn, but when she is granted a magic popcorn popper, it won't stop popping because she can't read the instructions. The cubs have Click drag the popper out of the book so it can make them popcorn, but they end up losing the instructions and are unable to make the popper stop popping, even when Click puts it back in the book.

Book read: The Popcorn Popper by Pops Popadopoulis
17"Something Fishy"April 25, 2000 (2000-04-25)

Lionel reads a new "Cliff Hanger" book that has Cliff disguising himself as a fish so he can be carried off the cliff by a passing eagle. Inspired by this, Leona dresses herself up as a fish and has Click drag her into the book so that the eagle can make her fly as well.

Book read: Cliff Hanger and the Fish and the Eagle by Livingston Dangerously
18"Hug, Hug, Hug!"April 26, 2000 (2000-04-26)
The lions read the story of "Pygmalion", in which the sculptor carves a statue of a woman so beautiful that he falls in love with it. Seeing how miserable he is that his creation can't love him back, the lions have Click bring Pygmalion and his statue out of the book so they can teach him to love the statue in other ways.
19"The Ram in the Pepper Patch"April 27, 2000 (2000-04-27)

The cubs read a story about a ram who invades a young girl's pepper patch. The story ends when the ram runs away after he is stung by a bee, but in the process, he bursts out of the book. Afraid to go back in the book out of fear of getting stung again, the ram is offered to stay in the library until his pain goes away, his strength and speed causing massive damage to the library in the process. The lions finally convince him to return to the book after a library patron sees how boring the book is without him.

Book read: Ram in the Pepper Patch by Chile Ramirez
20"A Peck of Peppers"April 28, 2000 (2000-04-28)
Babs Caplan returns to the library in the hopes of writing an unbeatable tongue twister. While Leona wants to help her no matter what, Lionel agrees to help her solely so he can beat it, claiming that there isn't a tongue twister he can't say.
21"Sausage Nose"May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)
The lions watch an old Swedish film in which a poor couple are given three wishes by an old lady. When the wife uses the first wish to wish for a single sausage, her angered husband accidentally uses the second wish by wishing that the sausage ends up stuck to her nose. To this end, the couple manage to exit the film and enter the library, where they meet the lions and ask them to help decide what they should use their last wish for.
22"Red Hat, Green Hat"May 2, 2000 (2000-05-02)

Lionel reads a story about two farmers/best friends in Africa who argue about the color of a woman's hat whenever the woman passes by. Leona, meanwhile, has made a similar hat that she intends to show to everybody. When she does, everyone in the library gets into the same argument as the farmers, prompting Lionel to have Leona show them that the hat is more than one color.

Book read: Red Hat, Green Hat retold by Ed Ledbetter
23"The Lucky Duck"May 3, 2000 (2000-05-03)

The lions read a book that features an incredibly cute duck. Suddenly, the duck leaps out of the book, having grown sick and tired of being cute. Lionel, who can't take the cuteness either, offers to teach the duck how to not be cute. Eventually, Lionel writes a book in which the duck is less cute by having him play in the mud. The duck agrees to enter this new book, but not before Click copies him so his old book will still have its own duck.

Book read: The Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Duck by Ernestine Darling
24"The Old Man"May 4, 2000 (2000-05-04)

Babs Caplan once again returns to the library so she can write a scary story about an old man. The story appears to repeat itself endlessly, once again prompting the lions to insist that it needs improvement.

Book read: The Old Man, The Scary Old Man, and The Old Man from Another Planet by Babs Caplan
25"A King and His Hawk"May 5, 2000 (2000-05-05)

In this extraordinarily sad and unexpectedly dark episode, Lionel reads a story about a king whose best friend is a hawk. When the pair reach an oasis in the middle of a desert, the hawk stops the king every time he tries to drink from it. The furious king kills the hawk, only to discover that the oasis had been poisoned and the hawk was actually trying to save him. Overcome with emotion by the incredibly sad ending, Leona tries to hide the book where no one will find it, and in the process, nearly makes the same mistake that the King did with Lionel.

Book read: A King and His Hawk by Ingrid Ringling Singer
26"The Roar That Makes Them Run"May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)
Lionel and Leona visit a website about African animals, where they learn that lions have a mighty roar that makes all the other animals run. Inspired, they try to have Theo unleash such a roar, but he politely refuses to.
27"Piggyback, Piggyback"May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)

Theo reads a story about a king who rides on his assistant's back to prevent his feet from getting dirty. This inspires Leona to do the same with her dad, having him carry her on his back everywhere she goes.

Book read: The Dirty Smelly King by Sir Hackney Mackinhack
28"The Fox and the Crow"May 10, 2000 (2000-05-10)

Cleo reads a fable in which a fox tricks a crow into singing in the hopes that she becomes the queen of all birds, only for her to drop the piece of cheese she was holding, which lands in the fox's mouth. The pigeons, depressed about the story's ending, protest the story's treatment of birds in the hopes of getting it banned. To rectify the situation, Lionel and Leona rewrite the story so that the crow now holds an incredibly big piece of cheese in her beak, which hits the fox on the head when dropped.

Book read: The Fox and the Crow by Aesop
29"Giants and Cubs"May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
Lionel finds a newspaper article detailing a baseball game in which the San Francisco Giants "clobbered" the Chicago Cubs, and is furious that the Cubs have lost. Meanwhile, Leona overhears her brother's anger, but mistakes the Giants for actual giants who wish to clobber actual cubs. To clear up the confusion, Click brings two of the Giants out of the newspaper, who explain that the names of the teams are not meant to be taken literally, and that no one team always wins or loses.
30"Be Bop"May 12, 2000 (2000-05-12)

In this musical episode, a pair of dancing overshoes appear in the library, producing bebop music wherever they go. The lions discover that the shoes come from a book about jazz legend Charlie Parker, which they read. After the story, the dancing shoes reemerge from the book, and the lions and nearly everybody else in the library gets into the rhythm. The only person not enjoying the music is Barnaby B. Busterfield III, who doesn't understand jazz that well.

Book read: Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka

Season 2 (2001)

No. Title Original airdate
31"The Sad Dad"April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02)

Leona and Lionel have had Click drag them into a book about ships. After discovering that the room they are in is too small, Click drags Theo into the book so he can settle the cubs' issue. He reads them a Russian folk tale that focuses on a man (played by Bruno Kirby) whose house is far too small to contain his large family. He visits a "wise woman" (played by Denny Dillon) to seek advice for his dilemma, but her advice ends up making the house even more crowded. When Cleo and the other patrons of the library want to hear the story as well, Click drags them all into the book as well, recreating the folk tale's situation.

Book read: It Could Be Worse adapted by Vladimir Vladimirovich Vladivostok
32"Humph! Humph! Humph!"April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)

During the library's Designated Reader Day, Lionel introduces everyone to his new friend Gus the Bunny. When Leona meets Gus, she asks him to be her designated reader, but Gus repeatedly declines the opportunity. As such, Lionel reads the story she wanted to hear, which focuses on a camel who shrugs off any and all responsibility, and is given a hump for being so grumpy all the time. After hearing the story, Leona still wants Gus to read it to her, but Gus eventually reveals that he can't read to her because he doesn't know how to read. Hearing this, Lionel assures Gus that some people take longer than others to learn how to read, and promises to teach him.

Book read: How the Camel Got His Hump by Rudyard Kipling
33"The Good Seed"April 4, 2001 (2001-04-04)

While Leona and Cleo are gardening on the roof, Cleo reads a Chinese fable about a boy who tries to plant a seed so that he may become Emperor, but the seed just won't grow. Meanwhile, down in the library, Theo believes that Lionel is ready to handle more responsibility, so he puts him in charge of the returns desk while he takes a nap. While Lionel is at the desk, he decides to, against Click's warnings, open a suspicious e-mail that comes in. The e-mail turns out to contain a virus that wreaks havoc on the library's computer system and causes Click to suffer a catastrophic malfunction.

Book read: The Empty Pot by Demi
34"Icarus's Wings"April 5, 2001 (2001-04-05)

The lions read the fable of "Icarus's Wings", in which the clumsy Icarus and his craftsman father Daedalus escape from the clutches of an evil king by fashioning wings made out of feathers and wax. This inspires Walter and Clay to fashion a pair of wings for Busterfield, who has grown bored with sitting in the library's second floor for years. When the wings end up successfully carrying Busterfield into the sky, he is soon spotted by the cubs, who are eagerly seeking UFOs.

Book read: Icarus's Wings retold by Bing Dingling
35"Zoop! Zoop!"April 6, 2001 (2001-04-06)

Leona and Cleo return from a shopping trip, having just missed a visit and reading from musician Pete Seeger. Lionel offers to reread the story Seeger had read, in which a ukulele playing boy and his magician father, whom the townsfolk had ostracized out of annoyance with their habits, work together to defeat Abiyoyo, an evil giant that plagues the village one day. After hearing the story, Leona develops a crippling fear of the giant, prompting the family to help her overcome said fear.

Book read: Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
36"Clickety-Clack, Clickety-Clack!"April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09)

Cleo reads a story about a farmer who learns that his cows, who have come into possession of a typewriter, can type. The cows use the typewriter to inform the farmer that they will refuse to give him milk unless they receive electric blankets in return. Inspired by the story, Theo, who has a passion for typewriters, digs his own personal typewriter out of the basement, but discovers that it is too old and dusty to work properly. As such, he has Click drag the cows’ typewriter out of the book so he can use it. Unable to finish the story, Cleo and the cubs work to fix the original typewriter so the cows can have theirs back.

Book read: Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
37"Poetry Day"April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
The lions host the library's annual Poetry Day, in which different characters recite different poems. Also making an appearance is Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, who emerges from a book to recite "Rain", one of the poems from his book, A Child's Garden of Verses.
38"Bobby the Hopping Robot"April 11, 2001 (2001-04-11)
Lionel has just received a new toy, Bobby the Hopping Robot, who unfortunately does not appear to live up to his name. He and Theo reassemble Bobby over and over in the hopes of making him hop, but can't seem to make him function properly. In the end, Leona and Click discover that the Bobby's instructions have been misprinted. Bobby finally ends up hopping properly when the instructions are followed in the correct way.
39"Teacher's Pet"April 12, 2001 (2001-04-12)
Cleo plans on taking the cubs to her pride reunion, but when is suddenly unable to tell if someone is sneaking up behind her, she discovers that she is coming down with the flu. This prompts Theo and the cubs to do everything they can to nurse her back to health in time for the reunion.
40"The Last Cliff Hanger"April 13, 2001 (2001-04-13)

Lionel is excited to hear that a new "Cliff Hanger" book is being released. However, the new book also turns out to the last book in the series. In the book, Cliff finally gets off the cliff by jumping onto a passing whale, which blasts him onto a beach. Not only is Lionel devastated that his favorite book series is over, the singing chorus aboard the helicopter are also unhappy, as they are now out of a job and reduced to singing about everything they see. When Lionel has Click drop him and Leona onto the beach to meet him, Cliff himself confesses that he can't stand the easy life. Cliff also can't go back to the cliff, since his author, Livingston Dangerously, purposefully wrote him there. Eventually, the lions meet Livingston Dangerously via video chat, and help him rewrite the ending so that Cliff is washed off the beach, onto the whale, and is back to his usual spot on the cliff.

Book read: The Last Cliff Hanger by Livingston Dangerously
41"Pebble Trouble"April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)

A melancholy Leona hides under a table in the library's cafeteria because something is troubling her (which isn't revealed at all in the episode). In an attempt to get her to come out, Cleo reads her a story about a young donkey who finds a wish-granting pebble, but is not very careful with what he wishes for.

Book read: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
42"Oh, Yes, It Can!"April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
Storyteller Karen Kandel visits the library and recites an Ashanti folk story about a group of villagers who suddenly hear their belongings talking to them. After hearing the story, the lions start to hallucinate that their own belongings are talking to them.
43"Five, Six, and Thistle Sticks"April 18, 2001 (2001-04-18)

Lionel's best friend Lenny the Lizard comes to visit, but Lionel learns that Lenny has moved on from "Cliff Hanger" and now enjoys a new book series called "Justin Time". This makes Lionel think that the two of them can't be friends anymore, so Cleo reads them a story that teaches that friends can always be friends, even if they don't always like the same things.

Books read: Cliff Hanger and Trixie the Tricky Pixie by Livingston Dangerously, Justin Time and the 600 Pound Chicken by Lulu Zbacken-Towne and When I Was Five by Arthur Howard
44"Bug Beard"April 19, 2001 (2001-04-19)

When his family snacks on some meat in front of one of his friends, Lionel begins to find them embarrassing. In response, Cleo reads a Dominican folk story about a small, dirty, fun-loving, dancing man who lives in a dense forest. The man is discovered by a woodsman, Mr. Cutter (played by Ossie Davis), who invites him to his house for dinner. Mrs. Cutter (played by Ruby Dee) frowns upon the man's slovenly appearance and lack of manners. With nowhere else to turn, the Cutters briefly emerge from the book to ask the lions for help. After collecting some books about manners and hygiene, the Cutters clean the man, dress him up, and teach him proper etiquette. This not only makes the man miserable, but the forest starts dying without him present, as he was its protector. Seeing their mistake, the Cutters allow the man to return to his forest home, which returns to life. Inspired by the story, Lionel agrees to not let his family's natural instincts embarrass him anymore.

Book read: The Story of Bug Beard retold by Tug Smugly
45"Trains and Brains and Rainy Plains"April 20, 2001 (2001-04-20)

Theo reads a story about Ki-pat, a farmer in Africa who observes an intense drought plaguing his land. He manages to fix the problem by shooting an eagle feather into the clouds, causing it to rain. Hatching an idea, the cubs have Click drag them and a train into the book. While riding the train, the sparks said train produces cause the plains to catch fire. When news of the illustrated fire spreads, a band of firefighters are prohibited from using water because it will ruin the book. Fortunately, Walter allows for one his feathers to be dragged into the book, where Ki-pat uses it to pierce the clouds and produce rain, extinguishing the fire.

Book read: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
46"Quest, Quest, Quest!"April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23)

Once more, Babs Caplan visits the library to write a story. Her latest work is a medieval fantasy tale in which Lady Esther (played by Faith Prince) and her companion Lester the Jester (played by David Garrison) attempt to retrieve the Chest of Budapest from the evil Count Chester the Congested (played by Michael McGrath). As expected, the story's ending is rather problematic, so the cubs once again assist Babs in improving it.

Book read: The Quest for The Chest by Babs Caplan
47"The Spider and the Lie"April 24, 2001 (2001-04-24)
Trying his hand at writing, Lionel, with Click's help, writes a story in the crime genre. Told in classic film noir fashion, Lionel's story details Leona dealing with a suspicious library patron known as Monkey C. Monkeydew, who wishes to check out a book, but does not have a library card. Monkeydew states that if he can check out his book without a library card, he promises that he will bring it back first thing tomorrow morning, while also pointing out a spider on a nearby shelf that can act as his witness. The next day, Leona spots Monkeydew and asks him to return his book, but he lies that the events of the day before never happened. Not convinced, Leona soon takes Monkeydew to court, hoping to prove that he broke his promise.
48"Why the Baboon's Balloon Went Ka-boom!"April 25, 2001 (2001-04-25)

When Theo catches the cubs playing soccer indoors, he warns them that small things can have big impacts. To prove his point, he reads a story about a disastrous chain of events that started all because a small bug had sneezed. Since Theo had pulled the book from the middle of a tall stack, the sudden movement caused the pen he placed on top of the stack to fall to the floor, causing a similar chain of events that trashes the library.

Book read: Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo by Rosetta Stone (Dr. Seuss)
49"But, Mama, But..."April 26, 2001 (2001-04-26)

Cleo is going away for a long while to see Aunt Priscilla and her three newborn lion cubs. This causes Leona to worry, as her mother has never had to leave home for such a long period of time before. To calm her down, Cleo reads a story about a boy who talks to his mother about her adventures in coming home.

Book read: I Miss You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt
50"Dreaming Shakespeare"April 27, 2001 (2001-04-27)

Everyone in the library celebrates Shakespeare Day, a tribute to the many works of the Bard. The Information Hen is the only one not celebrating, completely unaware of who Shakespeare was. This proves problematic for her, as she is chosen to star in a re-enactment of "Romeo and Juliet".

Book read: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
51"Rats"April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)

Leona returns from a trip to the playground in tears, upset because her friend Tammy having called her a nasty name. This prompts one of the library's patrons, a rat scholar named Frank, to read an Irish folk tale about how rats had been ridiculed into leaving Ireland in the days of old. Eventually, Leona learns that even though words can be powerful, they shouldn't be able to stop anyone.

Books read: How the Rats were Rhymed out of Ireland and How the Rats Came Back by Shannon Shamley
52"Tweet! Tweet!"May 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)

Theo and Cleo read a book about dinosaurs, discovering that they are the ancestors of birds. Inspired by this, Walter and Clay have Click drop them into another book about dinosaurs so they can meet their relatives. The only things they find in the book, however, are a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex and an asteroid. Special guest appearances by Big Bird, Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street.

Books read: Bone Poems by Jeff Moss and Meet the Dinosaurs by Doreen van Beetsleet
53"Good Night, Knight"May 2, 2001 (2001-05-02)
A group of puppeteers visit the library to put on a show involving knights. When Leona accidentally breaks one of the puppets, she's asked to perform in its place.
54"The Chess Mess"May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)

The lions celebrate "Alice Day" by dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland. After reading "Through the Looking Glass", Theo has Click drag the giant chessboard out of the book so he can play a few games against her.

Book read: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
55"Stop That Chicken!"May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)

An argument between Lionel and Leona has them engaging in a tug of war over a "Fun with Chicken Jane" book. In the process, Chicken Jane is accidentally thrown out of the book and ricochets around the library. She lands in a book about Colonial America, where she provides her usual brand of advice to Paul Revere. As the lions search for her, Chicken Jane is then thrown from that book and lands in a copy of "Sleeping Beauty", where she also provides advice to Prince Charming. When she is again thrown from the book, things quickly turn serious, as Click has detected that Chicken Jane has landed inside Molly Stewpot's cookbook "Cook a Lot Like Me". To this end, the lions and the rest of the library patrons work together to rescue Chicken Jane and bring her back to her own book before it's too late.

Book read: Chicken Jane and the Pond

Season 3 (2002)

# Title Original Airdate
56"Hay Day"September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)

A girl gives deals to a troll to let him turn straw into gold thread.

Book read: Rumpelstiltskin by Raymond Jay Haywire
57"Pigs Aplenty"September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)

Cleo and Theo are going out, and Marmy Smartypants is Lionel and Leona's babysitter. When they decide to have a "Pig Party", Click thinks that a disaster is imminent.

Book read: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by David M. McPhail
58"What Parakeets Need"September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)

Lionel and Leona are given the responsibility of taking care of a parakeet, and Leona tries to get it to say its name, "My name is Sweety Tweety.".

Book read: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
59"Too Cool"October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07)

One of Lionel's classmates, Derek Cheetah, comes to the library, but Lionel thinks Derek's too cool for his baseball team.

Book read: Earl's Too Cool for Me by Leah Komaiko
60"You Can't Catch Me!"October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14)

It's Leona's birthday and her family reads her the story of "The Gingerbread Man." However, she becomes very sad at the end of the story when he gets eaten by the fox. The gingerbread man (in the story) was sad when the fox ate him up.

Book read: The Gingerbread Man by Pat Hatchman
61"Huff and Puff"October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21)

After hearing the story of "The Three Little Pigs," Leona writes a sequel in which the Big Bad Wolf gets better after getting his tail burned while Lionel's depicts him being brought back to life by a mad scientist and renamed "the Wolf-inator" who blows the brick house down and is chased away by the pigs as robots.

Book read: The Three Little Pigs by Muffy Huffington
62"Out in Outer Space"October 28, 2002 (2002-10-28)
Lionel and Leona's maternal grandfather comes to the library and tells a story about Ellen Ochoa, a friend who is the first Hispanic woman in space. Lionel and Leona make their biography about him.
63"Help!"November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)

Lionel and Leona lost their favorite book, so they decide to help the Information Hen in hopes of finding it.

Books read: The Little Red Hen by Mel Helper; Henry, the Very Helpful Red Herring by Helen Yelper
64"Two Coats, One Goat and One Boat"November 11, 2002 (2002-11-11)

A man makes things out of an old overcoat.

Books read: Cliff Hanger and the Enchanted Goat in a Coat in a Boat by Livingston Dangerously; Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
65"Treats!"November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18)
The creators of the Lions' favorite "Wheaty Meat Treats" ad are hired to make a commercial for the library. But they can't seem to get it right.

Season 4 (2003)

# Title Original Airdate
66"Art Party"September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)
While cleaning out the closet, the Lions come across the painting of 'The Sleeping Gypsy' by Henri Rousseau. Cleo tells the cubs that people can get different feelings from the same arty, thrusting both Lionel and Leona to make their own stories about the gypsy.
67"Grow, Mane, Grow!"September 16, 2003 (2003-09-16)
Lionel tries to use a device to make his mane grow longer. He also makes up a song called "Grow, Mane, Grow".
68"Three Goats, No Waiting"September 17, 2003 (2003-09-17)

Lionel directs the "Three Billy Goats Gruff" play, but he has trouble finding someone who's scary enough to play the part of the Troll.

Book read: Three Billy Goats Gruff by Noam Oakley
69"Step by Step"September 18, 2003 (2003-09-18)
Lionel, Leona, and Cleo discover a treasure map that belonged to Busterfield when he was a boy.
70"Dance in Smarty Pants!"September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)

Lionel and Leona want to meet Arty Smartypants, but Cleo reads to them a book he wrote.

Book read: No Dancing by Arty Smartypants

Season 5 (2005)

# Title Original Airdate
71"Pigs, Pigs, Pigs! & The Three Little Pigs"April 18, 2005 (2005-04-18)
72"The Carrot Seed & The Empty Pot"April 25, 2005 (2005-04-25)
A boy tries to prove he can grow a large carrot, but he does not succeed.
73"Wings & What's In the Box?"May 2, 2005 (2005-05-02)
A boy disobeys his father's warnings, then Leona has fun with an empty box.
74"A Shower of Stars & Two Moons and One Lagoon"May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
(1.) A lion cub sees stars for the first time. (2.) Then, Lionel and Leona make up a story about touching the moon.
75"The Golden Meaty Awards"May 16, 2005 (2005-05-16)
Lionel gives out awards for his favorite songs in the show.
76"Click, Clack, Moo & The Little Red Hen"May 23, 2005 (2005-05-23)
(1.) A farmer's cows go on strike while typing, (2.) And then a hen tries to do things by herself without any help.
77"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble & I Miss You, Stinky Face"May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30)
(1.) A donkey makes a bad wish using a magic pebble. (2.) Then a boy imagines all the adventure his mother will have when coming home.
78"A Tasty Piece of Cheese; The Lion and the Mouse"June 6, 2005 (2005-06-06)
79"Earl's Too Cool; When I Was Five"June 13, 2005 (2005-06-13)
80"It's Red! It's Green!; Joseph Had a Little Overcoat"June 21, 2005 (2005-06-21)
(1.) Two men argue over a hat. (2.) Then a man make things out of his old overcoat until there's nothing left.

Season 6 (2006)

# Title Original Airdate
81"Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash; Knuffle Bunny"April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)
A lady hangs up a lot of weird things on her wire. Then, a baby misplaces her favorite toy.
82"Sheep on a Ship; Mississippi Skip and his Pirate Ship"April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)
83"Yo! Yes?; Very Loud, Very Big, Very Metal"May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01)
A boy tries to get a friend to play with him. Then, Lionel watches a music video about vehicles.
84"I'll Fix Anthony; Jamaica Louise James"May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08)
85"Pete's a Pizza; Pygmalion"May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15)
A boy is sad that he can't go out to play as it is raining, so his father decides to cheer him up by turning him into a pizza. Then, the lions read a Greek myth about a sculpture maker who learns that love makes statues come to life.
86"Here Come the Aliens; Abiyoyo"May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22)
Lionel and his friends believe that there are aliens in the library, but Lionel becomes disappointed when he realizes there are not. Later, a boy and his father work together to defeat an evil giant.
87"King Midas; The Dirty Smelly King"May 29, 2006 (2006-05-29)
A greedy king wishes that everything he touches turns to gold. He gets the wish, but soon wishes he hadn't. Later, a king rides on his assistant's back to prevent his feet from getting dirty.
88"Cheesybreadville; Stolen Smells"June 5, 2006 (2006-06-05)
89"The Coyote and the Rabbit; The Gingerbread Man"June 12, 2006 (2006-06-12)
A rabbit in a desert challenges a coyote to a race around the world. Later, a gingerbread man gets chased by people and animals who want to eat him.
90"The Goat in the Coat"June 19, 2006 (2006-06-19)

Season 7 (2007)

# Title Original Airdate
91"The Problem With Chickens; An Egg Is Quiet"September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17)
92"Spicy Hot Colors; Yesterday I Had the Blues"September 24, 2007 (2007-09-24)
Cleo reads a story about colors and what Mexican things are that color. Then, a boy tells how colors can describe his family and friends' feelings.
93"Bear Snores On; Night in the Country"October 1, 2007 (2007-10-01)
Some animals have a party and interrupt a bear's sleep. Then, Click reads a story about what happens in the countryside at nighttime.
94"How to Be a Good Dog; Not Afraid of Dogs"October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08)
A cat tries to get a dog to behave. Then, a boy who thinks he's fearless tries to get over his fear of dogs.
95"Dear Mr. Blueberry; I Wanna Iguana"October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15)
A girl writes letters to her teacher about whales. Then a boy tries to convince his mother to get him a pet iguana.
96"Violet's Music; What Instrument Does Alvin Play?"October 22, 2007 (2007-10-22)
97"Moon Rope; Welcome to the Moon"October 29, 2007 (2007-10-29)
98"The Three-Legged Pot; When Jabo Jammed"November 5, 2007 (2007-11-05)
A boy tries to get a heavy pot up a hill, and when Leona gets it out of the book, she tries to make it dance. Then, Fred Newman tells a story about a boy who loves to make music.
99"Charlie's Dinosaur; Here Come the Aliens"November 12, 2007 (2007-11-12)
Here Come the Aliens is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.
100"Making Bread; Cheesybreadville"November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19)
The lions watch a video about a man who goes to a bakery to learn how to make bread. Later, a disaster in the kitchen creates a brand new treat.

Cheesybreadville is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.

Season 8 (2008)

# Title Original Airdate
101"Ruby Sings the Blues; The Camel Dances"September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)
A loud girl learns how to sing. Then, a camel decides to perform ballet in front of other animals.
102"Mole and the Baby Bird; Owen and Mzee"September 22, 2008 (2008-09-22)
A mole learns that some animals shouldn't be pets. Later, Lionel reads a story about a hippopotamus and a turtle who become friends.
103"Stop That Pickle; Chicks and Salsa"September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
A pickle goes on the loose, so some foods come to life to chase after the pickle, but they're too slow to catch it. Later, some farm animals decide to make some Southwestern food after they grow tired of the same foods given to them.
104"Are You a Snail?; Wonderful Worms"October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)
The Information Hen reads a story about what people would do if they were snails. Later, Lionel and Leona help a monkey find her missing pet worm.
105"Stone Soup; Bee-Bim Bop!"October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)
Cliff Hanger reads a book about a village who helps a couple of aliens make a special soup. Then, a girl helps her mother make dinner.
106"Bein' with You This Way; How to Be"October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20)
Lionel, Leona, and their friends watch a music video about being different. Later, Lionel and Leona read a story about pretending to be different animals.
107"No One Told the Aardvark; Sea Horse"October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)
108"Elephants Can Paint, Too!; Jamaica Louise James"November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03)
Jamaica Louise James is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.
109"Trosclair and the Alligator; The Coyote and the Rabbit"November 10, 2008 (2008-11-10)
The Coyote and the Rabbit is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.
110"I Don't Want a Birthday Party; Knuffle Bunny"November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17)
Knuffle Bunny is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.

Season 9 (2009)

# Title Original Airdate
111"Night Shift; Under Construction"September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
112"Bugs; Beetle Bop"September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
113"Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific"October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
114"River Story; Salmon in Alaska"October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12)
115"Pigs in Hiding; Stop That Pickle!"October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
Stop That Pickle! is a repeat of an episode in Season 8.
116"Priceless Gifts; King Midas"October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
King Midas is a repeat of an episode in Season 6.
117"The Popcorn Popper; Oh, Yes, It Can!"November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02)
The cubs read a book about a girl who loves popcorn, but when she is granted a magic popcorn popper, it won't stop popping because she can't read the instructions. The cubs have Click drag the popper out of the book so it can make them popcorn, but they end up losing the instructions and are unable to make the popper stop popping, even when Click puts it back in the book. Then, storyteller Karen Kandel visits the library and recites an Ashanti folk story about a group of villagers who suddenly hear their belongings talking to them.

The Popcorn Popper is a repeat of an episode in Season 1.
Oh, Yes, It Can! is a repeat of an episode in Season 2.
118"The Emperor's New Clothes; The Hungry Coat"November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09)
119"Like a Windy Day; Winter Is the Warmest Season"November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16)
Note: This episode has animated segments by CloudKid featuring the Lions, replacing the usual puppet segments.
120"Angelina's Island; Chinese New Year"November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)

Season 10 (2010)

# Title Original Airdate
121"Three More Little Pigs; The Ants and the Grasshopper"September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)
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.
Note: This episode has animated segments by CloudKid featuring the Lions, replacing the usual puppet segments.
122"A Birthday for Cow!; Rabbit's Gift"September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)
The humble turnip stars in this show about birthday celebrations, vegetables, and the gift of giving.
123"City Mouse and Country Mouse; The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country!"October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)
Click the Mouse trades places with a real mouse, and the country comes to the library.
124"Pablo the Artist; Dream Carver"October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)
The Lion family is inspired to create works of art, and Gus is inspired when he and Lionel work on a page from the Cliff Hanger Coloring Book.
125"Roller Coaster; What Do Wheels Do All Day?"October 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)
Leona is finally ready-or is she?-to take the training wheels off her bike, and Squeaky the Wheel has the audience rolling with laughter in the library.
126"Not Norman; Me and My Cat?"October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
Theo feels as unappreciated as a goldfish named Norman, and a malfunctioning computer gets the Lion family all mixed up.
127"My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks; Just What Mama Needs"November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)
The Lion family turns a box of junk into self-portraits, and Leona tricks Lionel into cleaning her room.
128"Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs; My House"November 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)
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.
129"Deep in the Swamp; Trosclair and the Alligator"November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)
Lionel tries to frighten Leona with creepy, crawly swamp things, and a clever boy tricks a hungry alligator.

Trosclair and the Alligator is a repeat of an episode in Season 8.
130"Red Parka Mary; Not Afraid of Dogs"November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)
Leona and her friend Sadie are scarier than they think, and a boy learns that dogs are not so scary after all.

Not Afraid of Dogs is a repeat of an episode in Season 7.