Nighttime Ninja

ninja+cover+smallby Barbara DaCosta
illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Ed Young
Little, Brown 2012
ISBN: 9780316203845

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal…and gets a big surprise! Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission? With spare text and lush illustrations, Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young’s Nighttime Ninja is a fun, adventure-filled story about the power of play and imagination.

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“With measured pacing, careful design, and a beautifully symbiotic partnership of word and image, this enormously appealing, timeless story promises to delight preschool audiences and families alike for years to come.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Don’t be surprised to hear a whispered, ‘Read it again.’ ”
Library Quest

English paperback: Nighttime Ninja from Scholastic Book Club/Fairs
Japanese: よふかし にんじゃ from Mitsumura Educational
Spanish: Ninja Nocturno from Scholastic Book Club/Fairs

Winner: CBC Children’s Choice 2013
Publisher’s Weekly—Best Illustrated 2012 selection
Finalist: Read Kiddo Read 2012
Shortlists: International School Awards: Panda Awards (China), Sakura (Japan)
Lists: American Library Association Notable
ALA Summer Reading list 2013
Parent’s Choice selection
IRA-Children’s Choice selection
Junior Library Guild selection
Chicago Public Library Best of Children’s Books
Children’s Book Council Diversity initiative
Bookshare selection for visually impaired (Adolescent Literature) reading list
Plus library and school reading lists around the world!

Publisher’s Weekly Booklist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Kirkus, St Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Meridian Magazine, and other magazines, newspapers, and blogs.