New review for “You’re Here!”

elephantA new review is in for the first book of our Year-by-Year board-book series, You’re Here!.

Kristin Ammerman of, a women-run blog, had this to say about You’re Here!, “…a sweet book perfect for baby showers. The colors are soft and the illustrations sublime.” You’re Here! was featured as #2 in Ammerman’s 7 Board Books Perfect for Baby Showers.



Q & A with Illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch

Did you know that Year-by-Year series illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch is also an author? Learn more about her on this Author Turf blog post!

Meet Year-by-Year series illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch

Learn about Julie and her process, advice for kid artists, and more in this blog interview with children’s author Carrie Charley Brown.

You’re Here! an “exuberant ode,” announces Publishers Weekly

Read their full review of You’re Here!, well, here!

“You’re Here!” a perfect picture book, says children’s lit blogger

Children’s book author and picture book expert Susanna Leonard Hill is charmed by You’re Here!

“The story is simple and sweet, and expresses beautifully the wonder and love and happiness of a new baby.  It would make a perfect gift for any family with a newborn.  If you are a parent, it will make you a little teary, thinking about when you first met your babies  But the reason I love this book the most is the art.  Julie Rowan-Zoch’s sweet drawings are simply perfect for this story.  The family, depicted as elephants, are just darling.  The baby’s rosy cheeks, delightful expressions and infant antics are picture perfect.  Julie’s art adds an extra layer of warmth and emotion to this little treasure of a book.”

Read the whole review here!