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Author: Brian Lies Narrator: Chris Sorensen Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Bat Series Release Date: December 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781470356002

Publisher Description

Brian Lies’ runaway hit Bats at the Beach made this talented author and illustrator a sensation with youngsters everywhere.

Uh oh! A librarian has left the window open, and now it’s time for fun-loving bats of all ages to fly in for a night in the stacks. 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.

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  • “Lies pays homage to the pleasures to be found within libraries and books…The rhyming narrative is generally smooth, with enough humor and sophistication to propel readers along.”

    - School Library Journal

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute book. Enjoyed the illustrations. See if you can name all the stories represented by the bat 'characters' in the middle of the book. "

    - Kay, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute book about enjoying books at the library. The pictures have lots of references to familiar stories. "

    - Laurel, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The most awesome thing about this book is the illustrations. It is very funny. "

    - Laurie, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A window has been left open at the library, and the bats are going on a reading adventure! This would make a great storytime read, whether the theme is bats or libraries. My favorite scene features the bats in storytime, reading the book upside down. "

    - Molly, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sheer genius! The illustrations are just marvelous. Bats at the Beach is awesome, too. :) "

    - Wendy, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a fun romp through children's literature from the perspective of a colony of bats. The lyrical, rhyming narrative is fun to read aloud and the dark illustrations convey the night musings of the bats. We really enjoyed the details, from the water wings (air wings?)on the little baby bat to the way they read the books upside down. The way the bats become part of the stories they read is magical and we loved picking out the stories illustrated. "

    - Dolly, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i love this series! It is wunderbar! Great for all libraries. "

    - Vanessa, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very clever, cute book! I love the illustrations and the idea of introducing the magic and power of a library to someone for the first time! "

    - Amy, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 2009 Indies Choice Book Award Finalist "

    - Chantel, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very clever and cute! Great illustrations with lots of details and great poetic writing. Best picturebook I've come across in a while. "

    - Bobby, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice combination of a good story and great illustrations. Has the underlying message of the importance of reading and in today's digital world, gives a good plug for actual books. "

    - Brian, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another really appealing kids book, about two of my favorite things. "

    - Merry, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What a fantastic book for all book-lovers to read to their children! The illustrations are wonderful and detailed. The story is whimsical and cute. Read this to get your little one excited for a trip to the library! "

    - Sarah, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very creative book about bats who love to sneak into the library at night to read. I used this book with kiddos up to 3rd grade to talk about an upcoming book fair. We also discussed that you can use libraries for books and you don't have to buy all that you read. "

    - Emily, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As a librarian, I can't condone leaving library windows open for the creatures of the night to use, but other than that....what a cute book! "

    - Jenn/Yana, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The illustrations are absolutely beautiful!! A cute story. "

    - Cheryl, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you love books, then you have to check this one out! Bats play in the library and have a grand adventure. "

    - Dana, 12/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Again, the images are beautiful and really allow your imagination to join the story. I love libraries and books and this book was just as nice as the Bats at the Beach. However, I really liked the library twist. My son loved it too! "

    - Holly, 10/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The vividly detailed pictures are what bring this story of a midnight visit to the library, to life. "

    - Ch13_megan, 10/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 28 months - we love the library and bats so this was a great combination! "

    - Heather, 10/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVE the illustrations "

    - Suzanne, 10/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " "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." "

    - Carissa, 9/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book! My two favorite things, bats and books! The images are quite clever too! "

    - Kathy, 8/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I LOVE the illustrations in this book! The bats take a trip to the library, have fun playing with all the books, and escape into the worlds of all the different stories. "

    - Emely, 7/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Giggles ensue when a flock of friendly bats slip into a window that has been left ajar at the library. Awesome readaloud! "

    - Tracie, 4/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " #bookaday "

    - Anne-Marie, 4/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is SO cute. I love the illustrations. Highly recommended! "

    - Alison, 4/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Super cute story of a group of bats having a night at the library. It's a great book for children who like libraries, and when you buy it some money is donated to help bats. "

    - Elizabeth, 2/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Poetry and bats getting the chance to use the library at night when a window gets left open at the library. Shares the love of books and becoming part of the adventure found in books. "

    - Paula, 1/23/2013

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.

About the Narrator

Chris Sorenson has worked extensively as an actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He studied at the Rutgers Professional Actor Training Program and is an original member of the Present Company, producers of FringeNYC. The Thin Air Theatre Company of Colorado considers him their playwright-at-large and have produced ten of his plays over the past eleven years. His screenplays The Roswell Project and Classic Rock are both currently in production, and his horror script Suckerville is currently in development. He has received three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and his recording of Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix was selected by AudioFile as one of the Best Audiobooks of 2010.