One day Hannah wakes in the early hours of the morning. Everyone is fast asleep, so Hannah does a few things she’s never done before. She gives the cat a saucer of milk to lap. She eats cold cherries from the fridge without asking. She borrows her sister’s doll…and her music box…and her colored pencils. In the dim night light, everything is just a little different from before, as if Hannah has stepped into another world. Sakai evokes the hush of night with loose, expressive brushstrokes and muted blues, punctuated by the occasional vibrant cherry or electric pink stripes of pajamas. Perfectly capturing the private world of discovery of a little girl, Hannah’s Night is a quiet treasure that gets better with each rereading. Grades Pre-K–1.