Yours in Books (Hardcover)

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Yours in Books (Hardcover)


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In this endearing picture book narrated in exchanged letters between Owl and Squirrel, Owl longs only for peace and quiet. He requests books from Squirrel’s bookshop to cope with the forest’s youth who’ve made themselves at home in his space, but before Owl knows it, they’ve found a place in his heart, too. With bright, cheerful illustrations that have a timeless feel, this charming book reminds us all how beautiful friendship and community are.


— From Staff Picks: Picture Books

Yours in Books is a picture book (love?) story told in letters between a furry bookshop owner, an avid, if a bit cranky, feathered reader, and their forest friends by author Julia Falatko and illustrator Gabriel Alborozo.

Owl just wants some peace and quiet to read his books—alone. But when the forest youngsters ruffle his feathers, he enlists the local bookshop owner to send him handpicked books to help cope with the chaos and the mess. It’s not long before Owl discovers Squirrel and learns that just as important as solitude are companionship and community.

Told entirely in letters, this charming picture book celebrates books and bookshops, letter writing, and love.

“A delightful tribute to books, friendship, and company.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“A warmly cheerful homage to how books can kindle bonds, open minds, and unite community.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
Julie Falatko is a children’s book author. She lives with her family in Maine, where she maintains a Little Free Library in front of their house. Yours in Books is her first book for Cameron Kids.

Gabriel Alborozo is a seasoned cartoonist, animator, and archaeological and book illustrator who has been drawing since he was a teen. He lives in East Sussex, England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951836207
ISBN-10: 1951836200
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English
"A delightful tribute to books, friendship, and company."—Kirkus

"A warmly cheerful homage to how books can kindle bonds, open minds, and unite community."—Publishers Weekly