The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara (published Roaring Book Press), 2014.
This picture book is interesting in that the illustrations printed (or appear to be) in an “old-fashioned” three color printing press style. The story is engaging for my four-year-old son who already loves libraries and animals. The library in this story is open from midnight to dawn, and everyone has a grand time. The Little Librarian even finds a room for the band of squirrels to practice their music. It is a story that my son has wanted us to read aloud every day for the last week.
My four-year-old says the following about this book: “This is a library book. It is about a little Librarian. Three owls. They help the Librarian. My favorite page is when the library gets noisy from the music.”
We highly recommend this book.