Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Source: TLC Book Tours and Black Rose Writing
Paperback, 32 pages
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Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics, illustrated by Gregor B. Jones, is a children’s book for ages three and up.  The cartoon-like illustrations by Gregory B. Jones are cute and the colors are vivid and bright.  They allow readers to get a complete picture of Brady’s world and what he dreams most about.  Barlics gets it right with the rhyming and the use of poetic stanzas as a way to capture young readers’ attentions.  The author clearly thinks with a youngster’s mind as they fear the unknown or things they don’t understand.  Things that make noise and shadows in the night can be frightening for children at any young age, which is why many request night lights and other comforts in bed.  Barlics has crafted a story to help kids understand that there’s nothing to fear and that it’s okay to go to sleep at night.

The story is creative and ironic at the same time, since the bat is clearly a creature that thrives in the night and he improvises by finding something that can light up his evening.  My daughter is just starting to be afraid of the dark as she gets closer to age three, but she has her star-light turtle and her glow worm to make her night better too.  Young kids can easily follow along in the story and even relate to Brady’s trials and fears.  Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics is a cute story with a good message that can help parents appease the fears of their young readers in a fun and creative way.

About the Author:

Brian was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Northern California. He is a Pediatrician with a strong love for children and is dedicated to their health and well-being. He believes not only in the physical health of children but also in the enrichment of their minds and building of their character. He is a strong advocate of the well-supported idea that reading to your child encourages a strong parent-child bond, promotes literacy, and helps them tap into their seemingly endless imaginations. He has recently started a new venture as an author of children’s books. His award-winning book “Brady Needs a Nightlight” is now available and might become your child’s favorite bedtime story!

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Brady Needs a Nightlight is a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Honoree!

If you want to win a copy of Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics, please leave a comment below by Jan. 13, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.  U.S. and Canadian residential addresses only.

1st book for the 2014 New Authors Challenge.


  1. Bats are my favorite critters so I know I’d love getting to know Brady. 🙂

    Thanks for being on the tour Serena!

  2. I wanted to extend a thank you to you, Serena, for the wonderful feature of my book. I hope your readers enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Good luck to all who left a comment and thus may receive a free copy. If you enjoy ‘Brady” look for my second book, “The Perfect Shade of Green” due for release on Feb 6, 2014. You can learn more at my website http://www.brianbarlicsauthor.com!

    Thanks again,


  3. Special and great for my daughter. Loved reading about this book.

  4. This delightful book would be ideal for my granddaughter. Thanks for your wonderful feature.

  5. That looks and sounds adorable!
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  6. Hi Serena,

    I don’t think I have come across a children’s book about a bat before, especially not one who is afraid of the dark, so thumbs up to the author for a pretty unique storyline, which in itself will capture the imagination of any child.

    Thanks for the lovely feature, the post looks great.

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  7. No need to enter me. It does look cute, and I bet my daughter would have enjoyed it when she was younger.
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