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Children's Fiction Books & Libraries

A Starlit Trip to the Library

by (author) Andrew Katz & Juliana Léveillé-Trudel

illustrated by Joseph Sherman

Chouette Publishing, Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Books & Libraries, Friendship, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Bears, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


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.

About the authors

Andrew Katz has been writing and teaching in Montreal for more than fifteen years. After graduating from medical school, he completed his master's in English and Creative writing and began teaching at Dawson College. His areas of specialization include Children’s Literature, and in 2013 he won the Dawson College Director General’s Award for Teaching Excellence. How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read is his first children’s book.

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Juliana Léveillé-Trudel co-authored with Andrew Katz the first installment of Julia’s adventures, How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read (2018). She is also a novelist (Nirliit, La Peuplade, 2015), a playwright, and a founder of the Productions de Brousse. Her work has been translated into English, Spanish, Icelandic, Danish, and Basque. She splits her time between Montreal and the Quebec countryside of her childhood, surrounded by forests, animals, and books.

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Lauréat du prix Gemini, Joseph Sherman est un concepteur, réalisateur et designer d'animation. Il a travaillé sur de nombreuses séries télévisées pour enfants, parmi lesquelles on peut citer Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Esme and Roy pour Sesame Productions et Alma's Way pour Fred Rodgers. Il a également illustré des albums pour enfants, dont Comment attraper un ours qui aime lire et Voyage de nuit à la bibli.

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Editorial Reviews

" Katz and Léveillé-Trudel’s story celebrates books, libraries, the act of storytelling and the comfort of a well-told bedtime tale "

Tessie Riggs

" The illustrations in this were DIVINE. I love when they make an already wonderful story even more amazing. Two pages in and I knew I needed a hard copy. "

Megan Mann

" ... an impressive picture book ode to libraries and librarians in the form of an adventure will captivate children ages 3-7 with its vivid, enchanting illustrations "

James A. Cox

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