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Here and Now

★ "Evocative.... robust.... playful.... a kid-centered take on mindfulness that should encourage budding philosophers, scientists, and questioners."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books​, STARRED review


What a lovely message for all children - and the illustrations are quietly moving and expressive. Especially pertinent as we head into the holidays with all of the temptation to speed up and do more instead of enjoying each moment.


★ "Meditation meets noticing in this contemplative picture book....A well-considered work about taking in the present moment."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"A unique glimpse of what can be appreciated separate from what we see in front of us, and a topic worthy of a follow-up lesson."—School Library Journal



Julia Denos is the author of the multi-awarded picture book Windows, as well as Here and Now, both illustrated by E.B. Goodale, and author/illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color, her author/illustrator debut, which was a 2016 ALA Notable selection. She is the illustrator of Margaret Cardillo's Just Being Audrey, and Just Being Jackie, as well as I Had a Favorite Dress, by Boni Ashburn. Inspired by her love of nature, words and watercolor, she lives and works in coastal Massachusetts. 

E. B. Goodale is the illustrator of Windows and Here and Now, written by Julia Denos, A Most Unusual Day, written by Sydra Mallery, and Richard Jackson's forthcoming A Kiss for Akaraka.









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