The Twilight Library
Snuggle up for a story that’s sure to captivate your senses!
When the sun goes down, beetles, bats, and nighthawks wake up. Together they answer the call of the narrator of the night and visit the library of twilight.
The creatures of the night gather, making themselves comfortable on the forest floor as the Night Librarian transports them into the land of imagination with her silver silken stories. From feasts of tangy berries and salty seeds, to whisker kisses, the scent of evergreens, and crashing waves of blue oceans, Carmen Oliver’s lyrical text and Miren Asiain Lora’s ethereal art is sure to evoke your senses and send you into dreamland to spin stories of your own.
Read the blog interview “Magic Moments” with illustrator Miren Asiain Lora here.
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This exquisite picture book, perfect for bedtime, envisions a night spent among nocturnal creatures in a truly unique library.
Oliver and Lora have created an homage to the ability of words to paint pictures in the imagination more powerful than anything the real world holds.
School Library Journal
The creative gathering of animals ("Flap, Flap, Fly" for the bat) and the spider's repeating line, "...let me spin, spin you a story," draw the reader in. This is a perfect book for bedtime storytime - send your little ones to bed with dreams of stories, and have them create their own stories in the morning.
Jennifer Sniadecki, Media Literacy Coordinator, SBCSC
Gorgeously beautiful illustrations illuminate the setting of the sun, the dusk, the night. A soft luminous tale.
Youth Services Book Review
Young children ages five to nine will cherish this exquisitely illustrated picture book. The storyline is unique and the characters are precious, many of whom possess human-like features.
San Francisco Book Review
...simply lovely book, full of gorgeous illustrations...
You will admire the writer-artist team who have created this mystical, ethereal book. The critters who find the forest library are overawed by the experience. You will be, too.
Vermont Country Sampler
Filled with an almost tangible air of magic and ethereal art, The Twilight Library is a stunning ode to stories and nature. Kids and parents alike will adore the wondrous cacophony of animals as they flock nightly to hear the Night Librarian tell his mysterious tales. This is going to be a fantastic addition to children's libraries everywhere!
Mary Louise B., Bookmarks
A lyrical ode to the power and magic of storytelling, readers and listeners will find themselves invited into an ethereal, crepuscular world full of nocturnal creatures as they prepare to hear a tale spun by the Night Librarian. Fittingly, the Night Librarian is a spider who “unravels the story threads” for the awaiting nighttime critters. This story promises to become a bedtime favorite for the whole family to enjoy together
Children's Literature Reviews
The watercolor illustrations are beautiful and mesh perfectly with the small amount of text to create the night time dreamlike atmosphere.
Kiss the Book blog
- Foreword Indies Award nominee
- Society of Illustrators Original Art, 2022
- Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award nominee