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The Night Library
By (author): David Zeltser Illustrated by: Raul Colón
9781524717988 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries Apr 02, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 8.81 x 11.25 x 0.34 in 40 pages FULL COLOR Random House Children's Books Random House Books for Young Readers
The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum in this fantastical picture-book adventure about the magic of books and libraries, perfect for book lovers of all ages!

After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he’s getting a book for his birthday, he’s visited in the night by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library. Soon, he’s magically whisked away from his cozy home in the Bronx, and the two mighty lions show him the wonder of the library. There, the inquisitive Latino boy discovers the power of books and their role not only in his own life, but also in the lives of the people he loves.

Raul Colon’s gorgeous, rich art creates an immersive world in this book about books, which is sure to capture the imaginations of kids and adults and inspire them to grab their library cards and dive into the worlds of stories.

BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS are beloved by readers, librarians, and teachers—and inspire fandom in new readers

RAUL COLON is an award-winning picture book darling

FANTASY STORIES are perfect bedtime reading

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is an attraction for many librarians and bookworms!

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: the story features a Latino family

DAVID ZELTSER emigrated with his family from the former Soviet Union at age five. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in physics, he was admitted to vet school to study wildlife medicine, but ultimately came back to his first love—storytelling. David and his friend Julia Chiapella cofounded the Santa Cruz Young Writers Program’s tutoring and writing center at the Museum of Art & History. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Fiona; their daughter, Naomi; and their dog, Ella.

RAUL COLON is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children’s books, including Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.

Author Residence: Santa Cruz, CA

RAUL COLON is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books, including Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.

Illustrator Residence: New York, NY

Author Website:

Author Social Media: @davidzeltser


  Colón’s gorgeous art paired with Zeltser’s text creates a dreamy, magical world in this book about books. ­VERDICT Sure to inspire people of all ages to pick up a book and ­experience the magic that unfolds.
-School Library Journal

The author of Ninja Baby (2015) opts here for a pensive tone, well suited to this dream fantasy. Colón’s mixed-media scratchboard-style art complements the wistful text as the characters roam from the Bronx toManhattan and into the library’s grand hall and children’s room…. this should please bibliophiles of all ages.

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