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by Kallie George & Paola Zakimi

Schwartz & Wade Books

May 23, 2017

Perfect for fans of Liz Garton Scanlon’s All the World and Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s I Wish You More, this charming, whimsical story about one imaginative little girl’s magical world is sure to enchant readers young and old.

Follow the girl throughout a day spent in her own backyard, and you’ll discover lots of secrets only she can tell. For example, did you know that whispers hide in trees? Or that trees make great umbrellas? With a simple, poetic text from Kallie George and extraordinary illustrations from debut artist Paola Zakimi, here is a book families will read again and again and treasure for years to come.

 “Psst! This book holds delightful secrets. And these secrets shouldn’t be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review

 “[Secrets I Know] celebrates nature, friendship, and understanding things not just with the head but with the heart.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review.

 “An homage to the imagination, this gentle and subdued story celebrates the everyday magic of children’s adventures.” —Booklist

 “This quiet picture book celebrates the joys of observation and old-fashioned playtime.” –Horn Book Magazine

 “The large format makes this serene tale perfectly suited for one-on-one or small group reading, as it thoroughly captures the inspiring wonders of a day of play in one’s own backyard.” —School Library Journal