A Starlit Trip to the Library
by Andrew Katz; Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
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Pub Date 18 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2022
Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books
Sail to the library under the stars in this twinkling sequel to How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read.
One gentle summer evening, Julia is camping out in the forest with her animal friends. Everyone gathers for the night’s most eagerly awaited event: story time by the campfire. But when Julia digs through her bag, she discovers . . . that she has forgotten to bring her book!
Will Julia and her friends have to go to bed without a story? Or will they bravely join Bertrand, the bear who loves to read, in navigating to his favorite book scavenging spot?
An ode to libraries and librarians, this scintillating new adventure will captivate readers of all ages with its vivid, enchanting illustrations. As the poet Emily Dickinson once wrote, there is no boat like a book to bear us lands away.
As a bonus, A Starlit Trip to the Library includes the lyrics to “Julia’s Song”–– an original lullaby written and composed by co-author Andrew Katz and performed by Taes Leavitt, aka Boots from the two-time JUNO Award-winning children’s music duo SPLASH’N BOOTS. A link to the song video is included at the back of the book, and the song is also available on music streaming services.
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Average rating from 167 members
This book was darling. The illustrations really made the characters come to live. I love the adventure of them going to find a book for a bedtime story. I think this is a perfect length book to read to a little one to hold their attention but still get a complete station.
The artwork is beautiful. The story is simple and comforting, with gentle adventure and a love of reading. Some of the characters have distinctive voices- adults may be a little annoyed by Bertrand's pompousness, but children may well love him. The little bit at the end of the book about constellations was interesting, and may spark children to explore astronomy further.
The addition of a song which can be played on YouTube was an unexpected surprise.
A super-special heartwarming and inspiring children's tale, this is the sequel to HOW TO CATCH A BEAR WHO LOVES TO READ. A delightful union of child, animals, bedtime stories-'and a "Night Library!" A warm, inspiring, and very joyful tale!
This book is awesome. The illustrations are amazing and the story is so cute. I will definitely be buying a copy of this book for my collection. I really enjoyed it and the kids did too.
A Starlit Trip to the Library was such a lovely, escapist story of Julia and her animal friends!! This would be the perfect bedtime story, a real treat. It wasn't really scary either. Beautiful illustrations. I liked the use of astrology and constellations. The song at the end was a neat addition too.
Thank you #Netgalley and Chouette Publishing for an arc of this book.
'A Starlit Trip to the Library' tells of a girl and her animal friends' trip through the woods to visit a special nighttime library in search of a bedtime story to read around the campfire. With interesting anecdotes about star-guided navigation, the magic of libraries and librarians, and lots of new words for young readers, as a bookseller I'd recommend this book. The fairytale illustrations are lush and vibrant, with especially beautiful endpapers.
I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
The illustrations in this book are so vibrant! The constellations are captivating, and I like theat there's a note about animals in the stars after the story. The story is a cute simple tale about taking a trip to the library at night. You only evern see Julia the human, and the rest are animals. Fun read!
This was an enchanting story where a girl goes on a journey down the river with a bear to find some new books. The art was perfect, and I felt like I was right there with her on this fun adventure.
One of the most stunning illustrations I have ever seen for a picture book. For a child's book I found some of the words to be big ones depends if this book is read to them or on their own. Beautiful story about friendship and books. So well done.
A really sweet children’s book. The illustrations were perfection. Loved the story. Would recommend without doubt.
Amazing illustrations that transport the reader to a magical world with a bear and a little girl, both eager to read and friends of books. It is just the perfect bedtime story for every child.
I liked the explanation about constellation at the end of the book. Everything is so beautiful explained that it will be so easy for the kids to memorize this. I have also listened to Julia’s song on YT and followed the verse at the end of the book. Simply enchanting.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is a wholesome book filled with beautiful illustrations. A fantastic story for all to enjoy.
𝑨 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒕 𝑻𝒓𝒊𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒓𝒚
By Andrew Kats, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
Illustrated by Joseph Sherman
Children’s Picture Book
Julia is camping with her forest friends, who are excited to hear a bedtime story. When she realizes she forgot a book, another animal friend takes them to the night library.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is a fun book. The illustrations are delightful, with all the cute little forest critters having a fun night in the forest. The colors are calming as well as eye-appealing.
A couple of my favorite things are animals and books. A Starlit Trip to the Library combinesbith. The animals wanting a bedtime story is adorable. The idea of an outside librarian providing books is a happy thought.
If I had grandchildren, I’d read this to them for sure.
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher, for providing this ebook for me to read and review.
The illustrations in this book are gorgeous! There is a lot of great vocabulary in the book and we enjoyed the story. It combined many of our favorite things; camping, animals, astronomy, and books. I’ll be recommending this book for our public library.
This book is full of adorable illustrations and fun forest animals. This is the perfect bedtime story for any young children. I would recommend this book for any elementary aged library.
Thank you to Chouette Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
A beautifully illustrated, sweet bedtime story for ages 2-6.
A mix of animal and human characters use the stars to navigate down a river to get to the library. A nice read.
Adorable illustrations with a great story. The perfect bedtime story for little readers. It’s a cute story to enjoy together before bed or anytime. I know my toddler would love this story no matter what time of day!
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.
A lovely story about the power of books and how they can bring people together.
The illustrations and colours really add to the joy of this book.
This book is an adorable journey that brings together the wonderful outdoors and my favorite place: the library.
Through a grand adventure to the library, this group of friends learn more about the world around them and how to work at the team.
The illustrations within the book are also gorgeous. These type of books are perfect for my children just learning to read because they can tell their own stories by looking at the many details available on each page.
Julia and her friends (cute little animals) are camping in the forest. They ask her to read a bedtime story, and Julia discovers that she doesn’t have a book with her.
Luckily, another friend, Bertrand, the sailor bear, comes by and asks Julia to join him. He is on his way to the library! The group sails through the forest using stars as a guide and reaches the majestic library where Olga, the owl, is a librarian. Do Julia and her friends find the book they want?
This is a super cute story with fabulous illustrations. It’s a sequel but that wasn’t a problem. The story works as a standalone. There’s an explanation about the constellations at the end followed by the lyrics to Julia’s song.
My only issue with the book is that even questions are tagged as ‘said’. It would have been better to use different words to get the detail right. Complex words shouldn’t be a problem as Bertrand speaks almost like a royal and uses difficult words. If kids can understand that, they can easily understand words like asked, questioned, inquired, etc.
Overall, the story is beautiful and the illustrations are perfect for bedtime reading. They have a magical quality.
I received an ARC from NetGalley, Chouette Publishing, and CrackBoom! Books and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This light, cute story is full of colorful illustrations and sweet friendship with animals. What struck me the most was the colors. The pictures told much of the story while the text grounded the story. All the characters were cute and sweet. I would definitely add this title to my school library.
A cute story about Julia and her friends Frieda, Abigail, Scotty, and Bertrand who embark on a trip via river to the library to find a bedtime story to read on their camping trip. The illustrations are whimsical and vibrant; the vocabulary offered for kids could be a bit challenging if reading the story on their own, but is perfect for a read along. I also enjoyed how the animal constellations were pointed out and talked about during the course of the story.
I don't know how one would want more out of a children's book than this one. It has it all! A great story, a child whose great friends are animals, camping, a journey, going to get books and throwing in teaching about constellations!
I adored this book! Julia has friends, animals friends, and brilliantly illustrated by Joseph Sherman who take us on a journey on a raft through a beautiful nightime setting of constellations and a campfire where Julia makes a crown of flowers for her friend Abigal the beaver, they had me there. And the A frame house glowing, the whole book glows with this luminesense of the feeling of being out at night and looking out when it's dark and if a building is lit up it glows, Joseph Sherman captured that. The colors, my goodness the colors. I am going to buy this book for every child I know. It's a great story but for a bedtime story magnificent.
Julia then goes on an adventure with the menagerie of her beautiful friends with aa tent decorated with flowers, a bear with a captains hat, an owl for a librarian and magic. It has nature, animals, books, adventure and as I said constellations thrown in. It's everything I'd want in a children's magical book. I'm sold. I want to buy many.
I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher, CrackBoom Books for the opportunity to read and review A Starlit Trip to the Library by Andrew Katz, Juliana Levelle-Truedel, illustrated by Joseph Sherman.
I'm now off to see everything Joseph Sherman has illustrated. :)
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
I read this with my 10-year-old daughter who loves illustrations. She gave this 5 stars because she loved the art style, and she enjoyed the little adventure that Julia had with her animal friends. For her, this was a perfect bedtime story. The song at the end was a good little addition as well.
For me personally, I loved the art style too. Or reminded me of some of the picture books I had when I was a kid.
A Starlit Trip to the Library by Andrew Katz and Juliana Leveille-Trudel
I read this to both my 3 and 5 year old and they both really enjoyed this book. A story about Julia and her animal friends who go on a quest for their bedtime story book.
This book is beautifully illustrated and kept the kids attention and then some. My 3 year olds favorite part was the bear and my 5 year olds was the sailing!
I highly recommend buying this book when it comes out September 6.
This is childrens book for 3- 5 years old. The story is about Julia and her animal friends looking for book. The illustrations are beautiful and bright and really draw you in. A lovely story that I think lots of children will enjoy.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
This was a fun and easy read about a young girl, Julia, and her animal friends camping in the woods, about to read bedtime stories when they discover she forgot her books at home! Their bear friend Bertrand shows up and takes them on a magical journey to the library, pointing out stars and constellations on the way there. This was a fun book about loving stories, especially at bedtime, and the excitement that the library holds. The illustrations were fun and had a Disney feel to them. I would definitely recommend this to my nieces and my library.
What child does not like to go to the library? In this book, Julia and her friends Frieda the Skunk, Scotty the Squirrel and Abigail the Groundhog, are camping out in the woods, when their friend Bertrand the Bear poles down the stream and stops to visit. Julia has forgotten her book, so Bertrand offers to take them to the midnight library.
This is a lovely book. Lacking any small children, I read it to my three dogs who seemed to enjoy it. I recommend this for any parent with young children. The illustrations are lovely, the story is completely charming and the book makes it easy to use voices for the different characters. It is just the right length for a bedtime story.
Thanks to Chouette Publishing and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review a pre-publication copy of this book.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is written by Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, with illustrations from Joseph Sherman. First off, the cover for this is absolutely enchanting! I had to read it. Even better though, is the art contained inside, it is ✨ magical ✨!
This story follows Julia and her forest friends as she sets sail on an expedition to find a bedtime story. It’s an all-around charmer and there’s no foes to be found.
There are also some fun extras at the end which enhance the story and reading experience. I’m sure this will become a treasured bedtime favourite to many.
Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book and all the characters. Great flow of story.
The pictures that went with the book were well done. I really liked them. They were also super colorful which was nice.
Overall, I would read more by this author and would love to see other stories that followed these characters.
A Starlit Trip to the Library begins with out intrepid heroine Julia and her forest friends, camping in the woods. When it comes time for a bedtime story, they cannot find a book to read. Luckily their friend Bertrand comes to help save the day, and takes them on a starlit journey to the library.
This cute book with vibrant and fun illustrations makes it a perfect bedtime story for reading to little ones. Not only does it teach about constellations, but it gives an opportunity for adults to share some more advanced vocabulary items with the children they are reading to.
This is a perfect addition to any library, whether public or personal.
Thank you to NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for the free eARC for this honest and unbiased review.
Such a fun read! I loved the idea of a Night library. The illustrations are gorgeous, full of colour, full of details, full of life.
Good continuity to How to catch a bear who loves to read!
So many teachable moments in this read aloud! Stars, the night sky, animal habitats, friendships, they could build a raft using STEM materials... this is a great addition to any teacher's library!
In A Starlit Trip to the Library you'll go camping with young Julia and a vibrant cast of her forest friends. When Julia's books seem to go missing you'll embark on a fun and adventurous trip to library as Julia and Co. search for the perfect bedtime story.
This book will be beloved by children and parents alike. The illustrations are whimsical and eye catching and the story is engaging and fun. The prose are accessible for the young but elevated just enough so the book will be discussion inducing....I can just imagine my young nephews asking what "Indubitably" means! I love a story that doubles as entertainment and education and this one strikes the balance perfectly.
A Starlit Trip to the Library would make a happy addition to anyone's home library.
Very cute book.! I love that they incentivize kids to visit the library and are not afraid to use big words in the dialog.
A beautiful story perfect for bedtime. The story is a sweet adventure, perfect for book lovers and calm enough to settle any little one. The illustrations are beautiful and I loved the addition of the Animals Among The Stars information at the end.
I have a huge space fan at home so this was perfect and would be fit for any other space fans too!
Cute story and the illustrations were beautiful. Children will love all the animals and the adventure.
4⭐️!! This childrens bedtime story is such a cute adventure. The art is also so beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and the art style is so whimsical. I read this last night with my toddler and he loved pointing out all the cute animals. Highly reccomend as a cute, adventerous bedtime story for your young readers!
Thank you to NetGalley for access to a copy in exchange of an honest review.
Julia, a smart adorable little girl who loves to read books, is with her animal friends camping out in the forest underneath the stars. Her friends Scotty, the squirrel, Abigail the groundhog, and Frieda the skunk are all ready for the main event of the evening... storytime by the campfire. Julia goes to her bag to retrieve the book she chose to share and discovers she forgot to pack it. Oh my! Whatever shall they do now?
Luckily Bertrand, a kind bear who also adores books, is sailing his raft and navigating it to his favourite book-scavenging spot... the library! He kindly offers to have the group join his modest expedition. They board his raft and follow the nightly stars to their destination.
The night librarian, Olga, always leaves a generous selection of books outside behind the library for those who cannot acquire library cards. A book paradise awaits the motley crew and they dive into the boxes filled to overflowing with excellent books. Finally they secure the perfect book for their bedtime story. Bertrand and his crew board his raft once again and they sail homeward. While afloat Julia opens up the much anticipated book and reads aloud as the friends gather close together to see each picture and drink in the accompanied story.
This tale will inspire a sense of wonder in its readers. It celebrates courage, friendship and the love of books. The illustrations are truly gorgeous. They are detailed, colourful and give you a sense that you are right there with the group participating in their exciting book adventure. I love the story and highly recommend it!
My 5 year old and I really enjoyed this story. It managed to feel cozy, but adventurous at the same time. My daughter loves learning new words so I appreciated the vocabulary in this book and how it used words you don’t necessarily see in children’s books often. The illustrations are perfect for the story and really elevate everything. And the ending with more details about constellations and Julia’s song really add to the fun of this book.
Thank you NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for the digital ARC!
This book is awesome. The illustrations are amazing and the story is so cute. I will definitely be buying a copy of this book for my collection.
Have you ever gone camping and forgotten your book? There is no worse feeling. Luckily, there is a friendly bear who often sails to the library at night and can take you along. This story is full of love for reading. The text can be a bit wordy at times, but the originality illustrations definitely make up for it. Plus, it was my first time seeing or hearing about the swan constellation!
A cute book about a trip to the library to find a story to read at night. I haven't read the first book (as this is a sequel), but it wasn't necessary! Very cute illustrations as well.
I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed the story, which featured a fun adventure involving Julia and her animal friends; the illustrations were so lovely. I'll have to get a copy of this book when it comes out!
Such a cute little story that could be used for several different topics in the classroom. Julia and her animal friends are having a campout in the forest but they can't go to sleep without a storybook. They go on an adventure to the library where they are able to get what they need. Along the way there is discussion about stars and constellations as well. Such a fun adventure with great illustrations!
Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGally & Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books
Indubitably an enchantingly magical story of a young girl, Julia, and her forest friends. Julia reads to her friends at night to help them get to sleep. Her forest friends enjoy her fun voices and gentle way she reads them a good night story. On this particular night she forgets the bedtime book and…. the evening adventure ensues! The graphics are out of this world and are at a level with an animated short video. Will we be seeing A Starlite Trip to the Library on a streaming platform near us soon?! We surely hope so.
Loved this! This was a very cute entertaining read. My niece loved it and asked me to read over and over again. It also made her want to go camping!
This book is co-authored by Andrew Katz, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel with the intricate, colorful, fun illustrations done by Joseph Sherman.
Searching for a missing bedtime story, the friends travel together to the library where the wise librarian helps out. Along the way they even learn about some of the Constellation Myths as they navigate at night.
Read it TO a small one, WITH and older one, all by yourself, as an exercise in ESL!
I requested and received a free e-book copy from Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
I read this with my goddaughter and we both loved it! It's a perfect example of a story I would have loved and found magical as a child.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is a fun book taking you in an adventure with a little girl and her group of friends, a pack of animals, while they journey to find new books to read at night around the campfire. Bear leads the group on the journey down the river, through colorful pages as through many new discoveries until they reach the library. This book is a wonderful fantasy story that would be a perfect bedtime read for any family.
I acquired A Starlit Trip To The Library pre-release in exchange for an honest review
Makes me want to take a starlit trip to the library, but there isn't one for miles around here! despite being a sequel this really works as a standalone with a hint of a Story Makers vibe [please tell me you remember Story Maker?] and a very sweet lullaby tucked in at the end. All I will say is I want to go on a boat ride to the library in the middle of the night with my friends. A beautiful read.
What a fresh, fun read! There are lots of great picture books about reading and libraries, but none of them combine those topics with a camping trip, a river boating expedition, and a pirate bear who navigates by the stars. Add in a little girl who can "do the voices" and "read very softly at the end" and you've got a wonderfully unique story ready to become a bedtime classic for the next generation. The artwork is vibrant and gorgeous, and complements the words perfectly. I can't wait to order this for our elementary libraries as well as read it to my grandson at home!
Julia and her animal friends including Captain Bertrand head out on the water in search of a bedtime story, landing them at a library with a sweet surprise waiting. Beautifully illustrated childrens book full of adventure and friendship. A book about books can never fail. Indubitably
A cute story, a sweet girl, plenty of animals, lots of adventure and a special library – all ingredients for a perfect children’s picture book!
Julia is camping out with her forest friends. As the stars begin to twinkle, it is time for the most anticipated event – Storytelling by the firelight. Unfortunately, Julia discovers that she has forgotten her book at home. Just in time, Bertrand Bear comes sailing down the river, and together, Julia and the animals embark on an informative and a fun adventure, that includes learning about the constellations, saving one of the animals’ flower crown, and of course, a trip to the library with the coolest night librarian!
I was surprised to see how much the authors have been able to pack within this little picture book. While it is of the standard length, there is so much of action and adventure. Plus, there is some information about constellations, which adds to the educational factor.
This is a sequel to “How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read”. The characters thus show a great familiarity with each other. Of course, this doesn’t make any difference to the understanding of the story – it works perfectly as a standalone. But boy, would I love to get my hands on the first book!
There are a couple of difficult words such as ‘scintillating’ and ‘scavenging’. But I suppose these can be explained to little readers as this is meant to be a bedtime readaloud book. There are about 4-6 sentences per page and the text takes only a fourth or a fifth of each page. The rest has the illustrations. So there is plenty for kids to look at while their accompanying adult narrates the story to them. The illustrations deserve 10 stars. My digital version was such a delight, with full-coloured pages and vibrant artwork. The physical copy must be a treat for little eyes!
Recommended for little ones who want to embark on a magical adventure before bedtime. The book will suit ages 3-7.
My thanks to Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books and NetGalley for the DRC of “A Starlit Trip to the Library”. This review is voluntary and contains my honest opinion about the book.
A beautiful story about a girl who befriends some forest animals. While they are having a campout, they realize their bedtime story is a missing. Bertrand shows up just in time to assist them! With his use of large words to increase vocabulary and his knowledge of navigating by the stars, young readers are taken on an adventure of learning and fun! Along with the words of the story, the pictures are beautiful, detailed and help to move the story throughout the pages. Thank you to NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for an advanced copy of this story! All thoughts and opinions are my own!
With thanks to the author, Chouette Publishing, and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
A wonderful, cosy book, perfect bedtime story material for my 7 and 9-year old daughters!
After discovering that she has forgotten to bring a book to read while out camping with her friends, Julia bumps into another friend Bertrand the bear and accompanies him on his raft, together with her other friends, on an adventure to reach the library in search of a book that she can read to them before bed. Once there, the night librarian Olga the Owl helps them find the perfect choice. Incidentally, Olga was a hoot (sorry!) in the way she complained about the unorganised way the day team had left the boxes of books for her to deal with, that she would now have to alphabetise!
It was great how the author referenced the star constellations for navigation in the story, and how this was subsequently explained in more detail after the story had ended. The illustrations were bright and colourful and some of the best I have seen in a children's book, and the inclusion (via QR code) of a song to accompany the book was a nice bonus. Top marks!
Do you know a child who loves to read and go to the library? If so, you should add this book to your collection immediately. This is a perfect bedtime story to read to a child or for a child to read to you. The entertaining story paired with the colorful illustrations will lull anyone to the sweetest of dreams.
There are so many wonderful things about this book that I’m not sure where to begin. A Starlit Trip to the Library is a story about a young girl named Julia who goes camping with her adorable animal friends: Frieda (a skunk), Abigail (a beaver) and Scotty (a squirrel). While gathered around the campfire, the animals ask Julia to read them a story. She searches through her backpack but her book is nowhere to be found. Just when Julia and her friends are feeling sad and disappointed, they hear a deep, growly voice singing nearby.
Soon, a boat arrives at the shore near the campground and out steps Julia’s friend, Captain Bertrand, a friendly bear who is, of all things, on his way to the library. He offers Julia, Frieda, Scotty, and Abigail a ride on his boat and they set sail for the library together in search of books.
Along the way, Captain Bertrand gives them lessons about the constellations they see in the sky as he navigates his boat. At the library they meet Olga the owl librarian who helps them choose some books before heading back to their campsite.
The interaction between the characters is natural and the animals are portrayed as Julia’s peers, rather than as pets or subordinates. It’s simply a wonderful story.
Not only is the story by Andrew Katz and Juliana Levielle-Trudel a treat for any child who loves a good reading adventure, but the whimsically wonderful illustrations by Joseph Sherman are alone worth the price of the book. Any child who loves books and/or animals will no doubt love A Starlit Trip to the Library.
A beautiful story with beautiful illustrations 😍. I'm really pleased to see the illustrations these were so gorgeous and stunning. The story setup is absolutely sweet and interesting specially the exploring library part and lastly I really loved all the characters in this book.
And again I'm saying this book has lovely illustrations (which is why I'm giving 5 stars) the kids will definitely love it.
Thanks to Netgalley and Chouette Publishing for giving me this lovely E-ARC.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is a cute book about a young girl and her animal companions. Tonight, they are camping but Julia has forgotten the bedtime story and who can sleep without a bedtime story? Luckily Bertrand the bear shows up just in time to captain their raft to the nighttime library where they should certainly find a good book to read.
This was a very cute book, with lots of animal characters and their love for a good story. While rafting downriver, they learn about navigation by the stars and more animals in the sky. The illustrations are detailed and fun and follow the story really well. I had not read book one, but I don't think that you need to in order to understand anything. It might have helped with learning who the characters were, but it was pretty clear.
I think parents and young readers will enjoy this bedtime adventure story about locating a bedtime story, especially if they like animals.
Review will be live on the blog closer to release date.
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.
A starlit trip to the library is a cute story about a little girl who goes camping with her woodland friends only to discover she's left her book at home. Unable to sleep without a bedtime story the group go on a nighttime excursion to the library. They come away with a book that fits all their needs and wants in a story and the girl reads it perfectly to all her friends. I loved some of the humour in this book and would live to share this with children I work with! The illustrations are great and humorous too!
Love a trip to the library! The animal characters were so funny and I loved that each of them had a distinct personality. Scotty was definitely my favorite!
This was such a wonderful, heart-warming story.
Gave me feels.
I think this will be popular with kids, and a great introduction to visiting a library.
I really like books about books so I knew I would enjoy this one! The art and details are really nice, and I really enjoyed how quirky the characters were.
I loved this magical children's book, which is a story about a girl called Julia, who, along with her animal companions, take a trip outside in nature. When Julia realises she doesn't have her storybook with her to read at bed time, they go to a special magical library to find the perfect book for them to read around their camp fire.
This is a such a beautiful book, which has amazing illustrations and cute characters. My daughter and I really enjoyed it and we loved it so much!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.
Julia is back in a new book! She's on a camping trip with done woodland friends, when she discovered she doesn't have a book to read at bedtime! Luckily, her bear friend, Bertrand, happens upon them on his way to the library, and she and her woodland pals get to tag along
This book is simply beautiful. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and gorgeous. The characters are cute and I do love a book about getting more books. The owl librarian is really leaning into the usual cartoon character stereotype, but she's pleasant and not snooty, so I can appreciate that.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy via NetGalley in return for sharing my thoughts on this book. Thanks to the author and publisher for this opportunity!
I received an electronic ARC from Chouette Publishing through NetGalley.
Adventure, camping, river voyages, library visit - Katz blends all of this to share with readers. Julia is camping out with her forest friends when she realizes she forgot the bedtime story book. Fortunately, her friend Bertrand offers help and they all journey to the library. The wise librarian finds the perfect book and everyone settles in to listen to the story as they journey back. I appreciate the information on constellations and navigating by the stars seamlessly woven in.
Charming story to delight younger readers. They will love the brightly colored illustrations that clearly show the energy and action as the text reveals what happens next on their trip. Don't miss the QR code at the end to hear the song written to go with the story.
Loved this book because the story revolves around the constellations. I really enjoy looking at the stars at night and have since I was a child. Kids will love all the adorable animals who befriend Julia. They are having a good time camping out when another friend drops by. Love the assortment of animals as it gives the impression of how diverse our own friends should be.
I received an advanced reader copy for free from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
The illustrations in this book are so incredibly beautiful! I found myself scanning every inch of the page with each page turn. There were so many details to see and the art style will definitely be very appealing for kids. I thought that the story was cute and it was a nice way to have a short, simple adventure to follow. I can see myself reading this to kindergarteners and first graders that are just learning about the library and get really sucked into the illustrations. Overall, I think that this book would be a nice addition to any elementary library.
This is such an adorable little book. Even as an adult, it made me want to take my own starlit trip to the night library - what a novel idea!!
The illustrations in this book are beautiful - an starlit trip on a raft comes to life amazingly well.
On a serious note, i love books like these - that encourage children, not only to read, but that also espouse the wonders of a library and librarians. They are a treasure to our society and help so many people to improve their reading abilities and to just escape to magical worlds.
I loved it.
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me access to this book.
While this book is longer than a read-aloud for my toddler, my young readers enjoy reading it with me and we especially love exploring the constellations.
Gorgeous illustrations and a fun and engaging story. This book would be excellent for storytime sessions under a library theme, I believe children will really enjoy it!
I found this to be a wonderful book, I love the illustrations, which I know the wee ones will
definitely, with out a doubt enjoy. However, it's the educational value that made it into a real
winner. Young children will not only learn about the constellations, they'll also be learning some
new words as well. Such as Cygnus for the swan and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor for the big and
little bears. They also will be introduced to the library, and find out that the librarian is there to help
them in finding just the right book, exactly the one they're looking for. All in all I recommend this title
for every child's library, both at home and in a preschool setting as well. I'm giving this terrific book a
4 and 1/2 stars rating. Happy Reading Everyone!
Thank you to NetGalley, Chouette Publishing, and CrackBoom! Books for providing this free ARC,
The review and opinions are solely my own.
I love anything with bears, and anything with reading, so this was a perfect combination. The world that this child lived in seems like something I would have wanted to escape to as a child. I want Olga to be my librarian!
The illustrations in this were DIVINE and really made the story that much better. I love when they make an already wonderful story even more amazing.
And this was an amazing story! It was about library books and the constellations and sharing stories together and the promise of adventure! Could not love this more than I already do. Two pages in and I knew I needed a hard copy.
This is a sweet picture book that celebrates friendship, libraries and the love of a good bedtime story!
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and I can picture little hands reaching for this book often in my elementary library.
This book is like a big cozy hug (from a bear named Bertrand), and it's filled with pretty big words. Maybe this is for the slightly older early reader or it is something to be read together with a parent/teacher. Also, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous and feels like a magical camping trip, which I adore.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC. All opinions are my own.
This is a bright and colorful book. I love that the adventure in this book revolves around storytelling. This book would easily be a favorite and read by both adults and children many times.
What a lovely book! A cute story containing two of my favourite things: books and animals - I just had to read it when I saw it on NetGalley.
I liked the friendship between the characters, the way Bertrand talked and at the end of the book the children can learn about star constellations and star-guided navigation.
The illustrations are really beautiful: so colourful and detailed - absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book.
Ooh a grand adventure to the library at night! This is my kind of trip to the library! A great story accompanied with colorful, vibrant illustrations.
A beautifully illustrated book for younger kids.
We go on a night visit to the library - we must be brave in the dark, but we have stars to lead our way!
Be warned however - the story is short enough that a child may ask for another or to read it again.
Definitely the perfect book for a little one who loes stories.
Gorgeous, magical illustrations!
This book promotes reading and storytelling, with a shout-out to our often forgotten libraries. It also introduces readers to seafaring navigation via constellations, and includes some additional educational information at the end of the book.
Julia and her friends have been spending a lovely night camping together, making flower crowns, decorating tents, and even roasting nuts! When the evening begins to come to a close, everyone is excited for Julia to read them their bedtime story, using fun voices, and making sure to speak quietly at the end.
When Julia realizes she forgot her book at home, it'll take the help of their friend Bertrand the seafaring bear to take them on a late night journey to the library to find a bedtime story.
A Starlit Trip to the Library by Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel is a fun and whimsical story with wonderful illustrations by Joseph Sherman. Definitely a fun read with captivating pictures for young readers.
Thank you to Chouette Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this title.
An adorable bedtime story for all ages. The illustrations are amazing, the adventure to the library guided by stars is fun but I would have loves to see a little bit more of how the constellations guide the way. I adored this book and so did my two year old, so much so we read it a few times over!
A Starlit Trip to the Library was such a delight to my book loving heart. The illustrations were dreamt and colorful all at the same time. This was a joy to read to my children for bedtime and one we will visit again and again.
This is a sweet story about a girl camping with her animal friends. They love when she reads them bedtime stories but she forgot her book. Luckily Bertrand the bear comes to take them to the library to pick up new ones and they have an adventure on the way and get to stargaze. I loved the message of figuring out the constellations and making it an adventure to go get a library book. It's great to promote libraries for younger kids. I liked the message from the authors at the end about libraries too. The illustrations were beautiful.
Very cute story with adorably lovable animals and a string young female leading the way!
My six year old daughter said the “illustrations were awesome.”
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read and review this childrens book.
Gorgeous illustrations. Great characters. Light adventure. A fun story that children and adults will both enjoy. Lots of words to help build vocabulary as well.
A charming tale with adorable illustrations, this whimsical story shares the adventures of Julia and her friends when she goes camping with them only to discover that night at the campfire that she forgot a book. What is a bedtime bonfire without a bedtime story.
Bertrand, the bear who loves to read, makes his appearance in this story. He has a whole book all about him too that you can read before hand. Julia has to decide if she wants to be brave and go on adventure to hunt down a library book to read.
This story was both entertaining and educational, which can be a tricky balance to maintain in a children’s book, and I will be suggesting it to teachers whenever possible. The artwork was amazing on its own, with incredible detail paid to the smallest things, such as the night sky. There is even a song at the end that goes along with the book. This book shares the power and the sheer joy of reading, the magic of books, while celebrating the wonderful location called the local library.
Thank you to Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books, and Netgalley for this digital ARC of A Starlit Trip to the Library.
Julia and her animal friends are having a camping night under the stars but Julia can’t find her book. But then a bear named Bertrande shows up and takes them on a nighttime adventure to the night library to get a book. This is a charming little story about friendship, adventure, and reading. The illustrations were very enticing and drew me into the story. The plot was well written and had a great ending. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.
This is such an adorable story. Julia is out camping with her furry friends, roasting acorns, making dandelion crowns and decorating their camping spot. Bedtime rolls around and Julia can't find her bedtime story book.
The illustrations throughout the story are eye catching and vibrant. The small details and the constellations truly leave an impression. The characters are cute and add so much to the story of friendships and fun.
A great story to read at bedtime while snuggled up with the family.
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
I am always looking for new books for my niece and this one would be perfect for her.
I love all the illustrations and the story is such a fun one
My only critique is i think the font for the text needs to be bigger.
A Starlit Trip to the Library was a sweet story about Julia who is camping out with her animal friends!! This is the perfect bedtime story, it’s a fairytale adventure that includes looking at different books at the library. The illustrations are cheerful and engaging. The song at the end was a nice surprise and it was downloadable on Youtube.
A Starlit Trio to the Library is about a little girl on a nighttime adventure with her animal friends. They sail a raft to the library at night to find a bedtime story, following the constellations along the way. This story has the most beautiful, calm illustrations and would make for a great bedtime story itself. The author used great descriptive words that will enhance your child’s vocabulary. The book even comes with a QR code for a song written specially for the story.
Thank you to Chouette Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC of this beautiful nighttime book. My children and I enjoyed it!
As a mom of 4 kids 5 & under, we read a TON of childrens books together. So I figure I’ll start reviewing some of the childrens books we read together!
A Starlit Trip to the Library by Andrew Katz and Julianna Leveille-Trudel
Illustrated by Joseph Sherman
This is the story of a group of friends who go camping and want to read a bedtime story but they forgot their book! Together they embark on a trip to the library at night to save their evening plans.
The story is a cute one that definitely encourages children to want to visit the library. I appreciate that quite a bit. The vocabulary is a bit old for my kids age range but I don’t think that’s a negative. I think challenging vocabulary is helpful to improve a child’s vocabulary as well. This books is a great one for that.
The illustrations are beautifully done and definitely kept my children’s attention.
I had previously discovered this book in its French version, and I had absolutely loved it!!
The magic still works with this English version. It's a truly enchanting story: a nocturnal adventure from the forest to the library under a bright starry sky with the lovely and friendly company of animals.
As a bonus, you can now listen to Julia's song as featured at the end of the book, and it's precious.
Job well done! :)
This book is super cute. I can't wait to read it with my speech kids! I reviewed it to find plot points, tier 2 vocabulary (it's full of it!!) and other questions I can be prepared to ask my kids. This is a great book for language based activities. The pictures are also gorgeous. Thank you!
Stunning! Believe me when I say this is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I've ever seen. The artwork is brimming with life and I loved admiring the night sky so much. Overall, it's a fun read about embarking on a trip to the library even if I didn't find the story particularly engaging. It's also a beautiful ode to libraries that will appeal to kids.
Has there ever been a book you were reading that you wish you could jump inside of? This is 100000% THE BOOK I'd love to climb aboard- when other reviewers mentioned the illustrations were brilliant, they were not joking. I've seen LOADS of amazing artwork in books, but these take the cake. Immensely vivid, unique and cozy- the way the illustrator used their style to create such rich and loveable characters- CHEF'S KISS!!!
The story was sweet and I loved the witty language and humor thrown in. While a lot of the words may be too sophisticated for young readers/listeners, I think young kids will love this adventure tale regardless. I can just picture the reader making voices for all the characters- especially Bertrand...he needs a gruff voice with a pirate accent to accompany his sea-faring jest.
Again, I cannot stress enough that I legit want to live in this book so if someone can make that happen I would be forever grateful. Kthanks! ;-)
A thousand percent would recommend, especially as a bedtime story which will also be relatable to the crew in the story seeking just that!
When Julia settles in for a bedtime story when camping with her friends, she is aghast to discover she has forgotten her book! But soon her friend Bertram Bear saves the day and takes them on an adventure his boat down the river to the secret night library.
This is a sweet little book about stories. About the comfort of friendship and stories they can relate to. It is perfect for bedtime reading with little ones.
~Many thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~
This was a magical book. The illustrations capture the peace of being out after dark, but manages to also bring the excitement of going to the library. The kids will love this book.
Oh my goodness this was the sweetest picture book! One I definitely want to get a physical copy of! The story itself was charming and whimsical, and the illustrations were so beautiful. The spectrum of colours and contrast on the illustrations were just divine, I especially loved the constellations in the sky twinkling on nearly every page. The fact that the story is about a girl and her animal friends taking a midnight trip to the library because she just needs to go right then and there was wonderfully adorable. Without a doubt will be gifting this to some of my nieces and nephews.
This book was so sweet! I loved the illustrations. They made the story come to life. Some of the words were too big for my daughter to understand, so there was some explanation our first time through. I enjoyed the addition of constellations; we are big fans of stargazing.
As a huge fan of the public library (we are weekly visitors), I just adored this book. We will definitely purchase this one.
This is such a cute, wholesome, love letter to stories and libraries that I think kids can really connect with. I loved Bertrand the bear and his pirate-y Sherlock Holmes personality.
I absolutely love the pages at the end of the book - I love interactive storytelling and having the the bit on constellations, plus the next page with a song and a QR code to listen to the song ?? So cute and innovative.
Thank you NetGalley and Chouette Publishing CrackBoom! Books for accepting my request to read and review A Starlit Trip to the Library.
Author: Andrew Katz & Juliana Leveille-Trudel
Genre: Children's Fiction
Beautifully done from the cover to the last page. This is a short, incredibly illustrated story where the characters are seeking a bedtime story book. They head to the library where they find a wise old librarian.
I would recommend having this at a grandparents house, and in a babysitter's arsenal, as well as a gift to a child.
I had the E-book to review and cannot speak on the quality of paper.
A Starlit Trip to the Library is a fun picture book about a girl and her animal friends who take an evening trip to the library. When the group did not pack a book to read during their campout, they set sail with Bertrand the bear in search of a bedtime story. Bertrand’s voice was unique and a great one to read-aloud! I liked how the group problem-solved along their way. I would recommend this book to K-2 educators, librarians and parents.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Crackboom! Books for an ARC of this book.
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“A Starlit Trip to the Library” by Andrew Katz and Juliana Leveille-Trudel and illustrated by Joseph Sherman is a beautiful story that will quickly become a family favorite.
Julia and her furry friends Frieda, Abigail and Scotty are having a lovely camping trip, until Julia realizes she forgot to bring a bedtime story. Luckily, her friend Betrand the Bear comes along and saves the day … with a trip to the library. He’s on his way to find some delightful books and brings along the others so they can find the perfect bedtime story.
“A Starlit Trip to the Library” celebrates the treasure that libraries are, while also instilling the value of friendship and teamwork. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, it also teaches us about using the stars to navigate if we just look to the skies.
The book also contains two resources at the end: an explanation of constellations and their use throughout history, and a song for Julia that readers can actually listen to by scanning a QR code.
Readers of all ages will absolutely delight in “A Starlit Trip to the Library,” which is due out Oct. 18.
Five stars out of five.
CrackBoom! Books provided this complimentary copy through NetGalley for my honest, unbiased review.
I thought that this was an enjoyable book
The story was easy to follow and it was fun to read with my daughter
She thought it was really fun and loved being able to help – she is now 5 and has recently learnt to read and she was able to join in and that made it even more enjoyable for us
The illustrations are lovely and they really bring the story to life
It is four stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
This book was sooooo good. And Cute. The illustrations were really amazing and the story was really enjoyable. Although just because it's addressed in kids it shouldn't be a child alone in the woods, without it's parents. So other than that, it was really good.
I’m in love. A sucker for any book about books, reading and libraries, when I saw this title and the beautiful cover I knew I had to take a look. The story is about Julia, who forgot a book to read to her animal friends while camping. Another friend shows up and they travel to an overnight library (yes, please!). The story is super, the illustrations breathtaking. Annnd, at the end you get a QR code for a song to accompany the book! Many thanks to NetGalley for this must-buy little book!
Julia and her friends are camping out. Now it is time for Julia to read a bedtime story following each friend’s special direction but UH-OH, the book is not in her knapsack. What follows is an adventure with a bear on a raft and a trip to the Starlit Library. Such fun.
This title would make a delightful bedtime story. It is enticingly illustrated and has just the perfect amount of adventure for a story that is read right before going to sleep.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Sumptuously illustrated with a cast of delightful animal characters and one determined young lady who knows the importance of a bedtime story, I loved this! Who wouldn’t want to take a night time trip to the library with friends, sounds like a good night out to me. Gentle story , perfect for curling up with before bed.