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The Midnight Library

For ages 3-5
3.97 based on 1456 ratings & 271 reviews on
Two Hoots

18 December 14


When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night . . .

A beautiful, big-hearted book about the joy of reading and the importance of libraries. Stylishly designed and produced, this is the perfect gift for anyone of any age that simply loves books.

In the media

If you have not yet encountered Kazuno Kohara's work, do remedy this straight away; her bold style, using linocut and an extremely limited palette of colours (in this case three colours) is incredibly beautiful and effective. Her drawings are dynamic, slightly manga-esque and very child-friendly. The Midnight Library is a declaration of love to libraries. Will someone send one to Ed Vaizey, please?
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