Charlotte and the Quiet Place

By Deborah Sosin/Illustrated by Sara Woolley

Welcome to the home of Charlotte and the Quiet Place. We can’t promise this site will be very quiet because we're cheering about the publication of this new picture book from Parallax Press.

See below for our exciting awards news!

Here you'll also find the latest Charlotte news, reviews, information about school visits and author appearances, a gallery of photos and videos, and much more. For links to bookstores, scroll to the bottom of this page.

So take a deep breath (or two or three) and enjoy!



Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined.

Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, overstimulating world. Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child discovers mindful breathing and experiences the beauty of silence. Children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful.



September 2016: Winner in Children's Trade Books, Certificate of Excellence from the Publishing Professionals Network, in recognition of achieving the highest standard of book design and manufacturing. Bravo to Sara Woolley and the Parallax Press team!


June 2016: Eureka! It's a GOLD for Best Picture Book from Foreword Reviews #‎INDIEFAB‬ Book of the Year Awards, given to books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Check out the list of other fabulous winners. Thank you! Feeling the ‪#‎indielove‬!


April 2016: We're thrilled to win the Silver Medal in Children's Picture Books (7 & Under) from the nationally recognized IPPY Awards, which honors books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Thank you for this wonderful recognition! (Scroll down to #26 on the linked page.) Congrats to all the other winners!


September 2015: National Parenting Publications has named Charlotte a Bronze Winner for 2015. Thank you, NAPPA! Click here for the announcement.


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You may also order signed copies online through Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass.