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Here and Now

Julia Denos, ILLUSTRATED BY E. B. GOODALE

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

Explore identity and connection, inspire curiosity, and prompt engaging discussions about the here and now.

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“The ink and watercolor images complement the text beautifully, with close-ups and panoramic views shifting to cozy vignettes, all emphasizing the focus on emotional connection between characters.

Readers will find themselves returning for a thoughtful moment again and again.” Read full review here. 

Kirkus (starred review)


BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS (starred review)

“Goodale’s mixed-media illustrations gain delicacy from fluid touches of line in face and surroundings, but they’re also robust (the scenes of city life are comfortably lively, with details that will repay thoughtful attention) and playful (the mise en abyme scene of Mom holding this book open to the spread of Mom holding this book open to the spread, etc., will tickle viewers’ brains). It’s a different approach to the theme than Portis’ thoughtful Now (BCCB 7/17); both books offer a kid-centered take on mindfulness that should encourage budding philosophers, scientists, and questioners.”