Brian Lies is the award-winning author/illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers BATS AT THE BEACH, BATS AT THE LIBRARY and BATS AT THE BALLGAME, and his latest, BATS IN THE BAND. He's the illustrator of more than 22 other books, including the recent MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT (by W.H. Beck, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) and MORE (by I.C. Springman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). He has won many awards for his work, including the 2011 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas State picture book award). Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. He has loved libraries and books since he was little, and when he travels, he rarely misses an opportunity to explore the local library.