Everyone in the house is sleeping, but outside, the night world is wide-awake. It's a wonderful night to explore! Perfect for bedtime, this book from Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein celebrates the secrets of the night world and the joys of the sunrise.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Call Number: JUV PZ7 .B6924 Fl 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
Inside a tent it's cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem--like the flashlight beam itself--reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.
Night Rabbits by Lee Posey; Michael G. Montgomery (Illustrator); Michael Montgomery (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 .P838175 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
A young girl arrives at a creative solution for peaceful coexistence with the creatures that enchant her but frustrate her father. This touching, evocative story of a young girl's special relationship with gentle nightttime creatures will capture the hearts of readers of all ages. Young Elizabeth treasures the rabbits who dance on the lawn in front of her family's summer cabin. On hot, sleepless nights, she goes out to the hammock on the porch and watches a magical nocturnal scene: gentle rabbits frolicking in the grass to a chorus of night sounds. But the rabbits are eating the grass that her father has cared for all summer, and Elizabeth must come up with a solution that both protects the rabbits and helps her father care for the lawn. Illustrator Michael Montgomery's stunning paintings beautifully reflect the elegant magic and mystery of Posey's story.
Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari; Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
Call Number: QL737 .C22 G5195 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-19
A howl in the night. A watchful eye in the darkness.A flutter of movement among the trees. Coyotes.In the dark of the night, a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town, where she encounters a mouse, a rabbit, a flock of angry geese, and finally an unsuspecting turkey on the library lawn. POUNCE!Perhaps Coyote's family won't go hungry today.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen; John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 .Y78 1987
Publication Date: 1987-10-23
Celebrating 30 years of the beloved classic Owl Moon from renowned children's book author Jane Yolen and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator John Schoenherr! Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird. But there is no answer. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is. Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime.
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
Call Number: JUV PZ7 .H28674 Go 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
From the creator of Shh! We Have a Plan comes a mesmerizing bedtime tale of a forest settling into slumber and one little bear trying to stay awake. The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. But someone isn't sleepy just yet. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit longer. Can he do it? Chris Haughton's bold and vibrant illustrations will captivate little ones eager to stay up just a teeny bit longer, while sweet depictions of animals cozying up in their beds for the night will soon have them yawning off to a dreamland of their own.
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