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Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Bats at the Library (2008)

by Brian Lies

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“Bats at the library” would entice many young readers of the ages of about 4 to 8. Thus the story is about a group of bats who sneak into a library at night time, when no one else is around to read the books. “Bats at the library” has been written as a rhyme and it contains quite a bit of alliteration, so children would enjoy reading it aloud. Lies' magnificent, detailed and comical paintings fill up every page and depict the text perfectly. Mostly darker colors are used, which suits the bat and night time content. “Bats at the library” is great for developing reading skills and imagination. ( )
  augustaspors | May 9, 2017 |
I love the illustrations of all the different types of bats in this book. I also loved how the author personified the bats and made them love reading so much. ( )
  Annabelleurb | Oct 26, 2016 |
Wonderful, yes, fans of libraries will not be disappointed. But also frustrating - I did not recognize all the references. Goodnight Sun is easy, of course. And the bat version of Pippi Longstocking is cute. Peter Rabbit, Alice, etc... but who is riding a horse & escaping from a mob? And who says from bed No more melted cheese for me," perhaps because of nightmares? A bibliography or answer key would be perfect." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A cute rhyming story about bats' adventures after dark in the library, and encouraging children to get lost in a book. The illustrations are the best part, and figuring out which story the bats might be in. ( )
  Ermina | Feb 25, 2016 |
Using this on Tumblebooks allows the readers to really get into the colors and pictures of the books. There is a lot to be discussed and referred to when reading this book. This is one where lots of ideas come pouring out while reading it a first time through (as an educator). The pictures are vivid, the words rhythmic, and the engagement intense. Bat's at the Library could be used at the beginning of the year in the library. This could can be used to teach reading of pictures, making predictions, literary styles, recognizing layers in a book, reading between the lines, just to name a few ideas. The colors are so rich and the visuals haunting and enticing, there are a number of possibilities. ( )
  AKcensorfree | Feb 8, 2016 |
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To Kate O'Sullivan, my first true batvocate; to the librarians at the Riverside (Ill.) Public Library, the Duxbury (Mass.) Free Library and the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library; and to Amy Tull who told me about that one winged visitor without a library card....
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Another inky evening's here -
the air is cool and calm and clear.
Other bats, in munchy moods, will study guides to fancy foods or hang out by a lamp instead to talk about the books they've read.
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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!

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Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there.

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