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This Book of Mine

This Book of Mine

A Picture Book

Sarah Stewart; illustrated by David Small

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


A dazzling depiction of the connection between diverse readers of all ages and their books, from beloved author-illustrator team Sarah Stewart and David Small.
This Book of Mine is a celebration of the power of reading, of the ways in which books launch our adventures, give us comfort, challenge our imaginations, and offer us connection. From new mothers to fantasy lovers, butterfly hunters to musicians, the readers of This Book of Mine all share a common passion for favorite books—whether freshly discovered at the library or bookstore or saved from childhood and reread across a lifetime. A unique gift for bibliophiles young and old, This Book of Mine trumpets a simple truth: A well-loved book in hand brings color to any reader’s life.

Praise for This Book of Mine

“A lovely salute to the power of reading. . .Book lovers everywhere are encouraged to remember their own book friendship, a small ‘treasure for a lifetime’ and a celebration of the devoted relationship between reader and book.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Stewart and Small celebrate the friendships between books and readers. . .A book likely to be snapped up by book lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Those who live and breathe books will understand the passion that Stewart and Small celebrate.” —Publishers Weekly

The Quiet Place:

“A warm, gentle portrait of an immigrant's isolation and the ways that creativity and a loving family can offer both a safe haven and a bridge.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A moving, memorable portrayal of one child's immigrant experience.” —Booklist, starred review

“Stewart and Small offer a stirring, backyard-size metaphor for the determination and drive for self-betterment that characterize the immigrant experience.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


Reviews from Goodreads

Sarah Stewart; illustrated by David Small

Husband-and-wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor Book, among many other awards; and The Library, loved around the world. Small has also illustrated other acclaimed books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner, So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, and his graphic memoir for adults, Stitches, finalist for the National Book Award. Stewart and Small live in a historic home filled with thousands of books on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.

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Copyright David Small

Sarah Stewart

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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