The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

Book - 2014
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Once there was a library that only opened at night. Step inside and meet the little librarian and her three assistant owls.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, ©2014
ISBN: 9781596439856
Branch Call Number: KOHARA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

The illustrations appear to be woodblock prints, a subtle nod to picture books of yesteryear. The characters and situations are easy for a child to identify and follow as squirrels toot their horns and owls carry bookstacks to and fro.

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ChristchurchKids Aug 25, 2014

The librarian at the Midnight Library (evening hours only) might be a little girl in pigtails, but she knows just what each animal in the library needs. She's got an activity room for the noisy band of squirrels, comforting words for a sad wolf, a library card for a slow-reading tortoise, and even a goodnight story for her drowsy owl assistants. Contrasting the cool blues and blacks of nighttime with a deep, warm yellow, The Midnight Library's illustrations are whimsical, inviting, and perfect for bedtime. For another minimally coloured nocturnal tale, pick up The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson.

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Jun 24, 2014

Don't let the seemingly simple two tones of this picture book fool you -- Kazuno Kohara is absolutely brilliant at conveying atmosphere and tone through simple lines and expressions on her whimsical characters' faces. Each interaction between the librarian, her three owl assistants and patrons of the library is a delight, and the end brings the story full-circle in a wodnerfully satisfying way.

BAIR Apr 09, 2014

A wonderful story about what happens in a library. A library that is only open at night! Squirrels, a tortoise, owls and a wolf all make an appearance in this book!

forbesrachel Jan 18, 2014

A young librarian happily solves some of the common problems of the library. Anyone who works in such a place will nod in approval to how she handles loud youngsters, mess, and that one patron who will not leave at closing. She creates the perfect example of how a library is meant to be a place that everyone can enjoy, and how helpful librarians try to be. Undoubtedly things are not as perfect as her world, but it is still a nice thought.

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