Charlotte and the Quiet Place

By Deborah Sosin/Illustrated by Sara Woolley

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



Charlotte and the Quiet Place has been chosen to star in a Kickstarter campaign sponsored by SpellBound, a dynamic tech company that produces "augmented reality" apps for use with picture books, designed especially to help children cope with the stress and trauma of hospitalization.

The app transforms books into magical 3D experiences, allowing the reader to see characters leap from the page, hear narration and music, and interact with characters and their world. We can't wait to see the story come alive: Otto chasing the squirrel through the park! The subway screeching and rumbling! And the "hoo-ahh" breaths!

Sign up on Kickstarter starting on October 17 and pledge what you can to support this exciting project. BONUS! SpellBound is also partnering with Hands Across the Water (, an organization serving children in the adoption and foster care system, to donate books.

Find out all about the campaign here!



GOLD WINNER 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, 2015.

SILVER MEDAL in Children's Picture Books (7 & Under) from the IPPY Awards, which honors books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors, 2016.

BRONZE WINNER, National Parenting Publications Awards

WINNER, Children's Trade Books, Certificate of Excellence from the Publishing Professionals Network, in recognition of achieving the highest standard of book design and manufacturing, 2016.



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.


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