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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Lies Narrator: Chris Sorensen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bat Series Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781470356002
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/16/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 2/13/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Long | 2/12/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/12/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/10/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 2/3/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa Green | 1/30/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Carr | 1/28/2014

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantel | 1/24/2014

    " 2009 Indies Choice Book Award Finalist "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby | 1/16/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/13/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 1/10/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/6/2014

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Goode | 1/2/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn/Yana | 12/27/2013

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/22/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana Wright | 12/7/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 10/16/2013

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ch13_megan Carlisle | 10/13/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/7/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/7/2013

    " LOVE the illustrations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carissa | 9/18/2013

    " "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." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/28/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emely | 7/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 4/20/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 4/17/2013

    " #bookaday "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 4/10/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/23/2013

    " 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. "

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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.