Outside in: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner

Regular price $ 19.99

by Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Cindy Derby

Clarion Books

4/14/2020, hardcover

SKU: 9781328866820


A 2021 Caldecott Honor Book

From the New York Times best-selling author behind The Quiet Book comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, even when we're stuck inside. Five starred reviews!

Perfect for fans of Joyce Sidman and Julie Fogliano, Outside In reminds emerging readers of the ways nature creates and touches our lives in homes, apartments, and cars, and is the perfect homeschooling tool to reflect on the world's connectedness.

Target age: 4 to 7


"Quietly profound...a comforting reminder that Outside will be there for us when we're ready." -- The New York Times Book Review 

"[M]uch subtler and smarter than all those put-down-your-screen stories kids get hit with, and the atmospheric watercolors on these pages mesmerize. Now, more than ever, we need books to remind us that Outside 'beckons with smells, sunbaked, fresh, and mysterious.'" -- NPR, Best Books of 2020

"[A] love letter to nature....Lushness without sweetness--wild, darkly romantic, and exquisite." -- Kirkus

"This gorgeous celebration of nature is a stirring invitation to play." -- School Library Journal

"A moving reminder that nature's beckoning need not go unrequited." -- Publisher's Weekly

"[A] gentle, unpreachy text that conveys the way modern life can be cut off from or blind to nature....Ink and watercolor art is gorgeously luminous....Perfect for an outside storytime, this will also provoke discussion among kids about their own outside/inside differentiations." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author:

Deborah Underwood has written numerous picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Quiet BookThe Loud Book, and Here Comes the Easter Cat and the Caldecott Honor-winning Outside In. She lives in Northern California with her feline muse, Bella.

Cindy Derby is an author and illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for children, including Outside In, written by Deborah Underwood, which received a 2021 Caldecott Honor as well as five starred reviews. Cindy's books have been translated all over the world and have also been awarded a Golden Kite Honor for Picture Book Illustration, a Crystal Kite Award, and many international awards. She lives in San Francisco with her family.