Purchase DEAR STREET
My debut picture book, Dear Street is available now “wherever books are sold”, as they say.
Here are some of my fav indie bookstores (and many ship to anywhere in Canada!):
Type Books in Toronto
Queen Books in Toronto
Book City in Toronto
A Novel Spot Bookshop in Toronto
Another Story Bookshop in Toronto
Words Worth Books in Waterloo
Mables Fables in Toronto
Woozles in Halifax
Munro’s Books in Victoria
Pages on Kensington in Calgary
Bookmark in Halifax
It’s also available in the States.
Hi, Barnes & Noble, nice to meet you!
About DEAR STREET (Kids Can Press, May 2023, more here)
A girl shares her love for her neighborhood, and finds that love multiplies, in this child-friendly story that encourages mindfulness and gratitude.
Alice loves her street. She loves its tall maple trees and marigolds and its apartment buildings with their colorful balconies. But not everyone feels the same. “Grumble, grumble, more construction, grumble, late, grumble,” she overhears. So Alice decides to write her street a love letter, which she leaves for someone to find. Through the seasons, as Alice encounters people grumbling about other things, she writes those things love letters, too, and leaves them to be found. She writes to her local park, a maple tree and even the snow. Then, one day, when Alice finds herself grumbling, she discovers a letter someone else has written to the spring crocuses. And Alice feels the joy she has been spreading to others come back to her!
Lindsay Zier-Vogel has created a delightful, uplifting story that celebrates how small acts by a single person can make a difference in a community. It inspires readers to pay attention and appreciate what they encounter every day. Caroline Bonne-Müller’s busy color-drenched illustrations beautifully evoke the abundance surrounding everyone (grumbling or not!) every day. This story was inspired by the international Love Lettering Project created by the author, in which participants write love letters to their communities and hide them for strangers to find. An explanation of the project at the end of the story encourages readers to write their own letters. This heartwarming picture book aligns with social studies lessons on cultures and communities, and character education lessons on caring, empathy and initiative.