Bats at the Library

By Brian Lies
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618999231, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“Book-loving bats swoop through an open library window and spend a magical evening reading bat favorites such as Good Night Sun. Readers will recognize childhood classics, and I found myself grinning at every page. The illustrations are breathtaking, and the story is wonderful. Like Lies' Bats at the Beach, this book will delight all ages.”
-- Joanne Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA


Description

Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky evening’s here— The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!—Bat Night at the library!

Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light. Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book-fest!




About the Author

Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame. In addition, he has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. Visit www.BrianLies.com to learn more about the author and his books.




Praise For Bats at the Library

“…the library-after-dark setting works a magic all its own, taking Lies and his audience to an intensely personal place.” Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Dark, inky acrylic paintings accompany a sprightly rhyming text, a wonderful sequel to 2006's completely charming Bats at the Beach." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"These book-loving bats might encourage young readers to explore more stories on their own.” 08/03/08 San Antonio Express-News

"… appealing acrylic illustrations that teem with bats so charming they will even win over chiroptophobes."

Booklist, ALA

"In this latest from Lies, it's all-deservingly-about the artwork. He brings a sure, expressive and transporting hand to this story."

Kirkus Reviews

"...the charm is all in the story itself." September 14, 2008 The New York Times Book Review

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