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!



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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