Bats at the Library

Two batwings up for Bats at the Library, written and illustrated by Brian Lies.  It came out this year and has been on lots of best-books lists.  The story, written with fun rhythm and rhyme, is super cute:  Bats discover that a librarian has left a window open to the public library, and since they love to learn, they fly in to read books all night.  The pictures are beautiful, and there’s lots of clever literary references, particularly when the bats get “lost” in the book during storytime.

Brian Lies has several other books out, including another featuring the friendly bats – Bats at the Beach.  I will definitely be checking that one out soon!

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One Response to Bats at the Library

  1. […] The Pencil You may recognize Allan Ahlberg’s name from the 1986 book The Jolly Postman (one of my favorites!), which he worked on with his wife Janet.  His latest book, The Pencil, definitely belongs on Time’s list of Top 10 Children’s Books of 2008.  (Also on the list – Bats at the Library.) […]

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