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Bats at the Library (Library Binding)
July 2008 Indie Next 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
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
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."
"In this latest from Lies, it's all-deservingly-about the artwork. He brings a sure, expressive and transporting hand to this story."
"...the charm is all in the story itself." September 14, 2008 The New York Times Book Review