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This Is Ruby

Illustrated by Alea Marley
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Hardcover
$17.99 US
7.38"W x 10.31"H x 0.41"D   | 13 oz | 40 per carton
On sale May 25, 2021 | 32 Pages | 978-0-7352-6361-1
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Reading Level: Lexile AD530L
Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things grow and figure out how things work, with her dog Teddy by her side. And Ruby has lots of ideas about what she wants to be: maybe an animal conservationist? Or an archaeologist? She's great at excavating (i.e. digging holes). Or maybe an inventor? She's already invented a book with smells instead of words (so dogs can read it) and a time machine (the dinosaurs did have feathers after all, and the future is looking wild). This is Ruby, and this is her world.
  • WINNER | 2022
    Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021 — Starred Pick

“Step right into Ruby’s fabulous world, full of the ordinary and extraordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Children will recognize Ruby’s joyful independent exploration of the many delights and opportunities available to a curious mind. Highly recommended.” —CM Magazine

"Visually, Ruby is totally delightful . . . The pages of this book are so inviting, and children will respond to Ruby’s acknowledgement that 'she will always find something new to make, and that she can be whatever she wants to be'." —Imaginary Elevators

“Energy and joy fill these pages in both words and images.” —Library Matters
Sara O'Leary has a degree in screenwriting from the University of British Columbia and teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. She has written a number of critically acclaimed books for children, including This is Sadie, which was adapted for the stage by New York City Children's Theater. A former literary columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio, she also writes short fiction. The Ghost in the House is her first novel. Visit her online at saraoleary.ca. View titles by Sara O'Leary
Alea Marley is a children's illustrator living and working in England. Her books include Everybody's Somewhere by Cornelia Spelman, Loretta's Gift by Pat Zietlow Miller, The Many Colours Of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba. Find Alea online at aleamarley.co.uk, and on Instagram at @aleamarley.com. View titles by Alea Marley

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Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things grow and figure out how things work, with her dog Teddy by her side. And Ruby has lots of ideas about what she wants to be: maybe an animal conservationist? Or an archaeologist? She's great at excavating (i.e. digging holes). Or maybe an inventor? She's already invented a book with smells instead of words (so dogs can read it) and a time machine (the dinosaurs did have feathers after all, and the future is looking wild). This is Ruby, and this is her world.

Awards

  • WINNER | 2022
    Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award

Praise

One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021 — Starred Pick

“Step right into Ruby’s fabulous world, full of the ordinary and extraordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Children will recognize Ruby’s joyful independent exploration of the many delights and opportunities available to a curious mind. Highly recommended.” —CM Magazine

"Visually, Ruby is totally delightful . . . The pages of this book are so inviting, and children will respond to Ruby’s acknowledgement that 'she will always find something new to make, and that she can be whatever she wants to be'." —Imaginary Elevators

“Energy and joy fill these pages in both words and images.” —Library Matters

Author

Sara O'Leary has a degree in screenwriting from the University of British Columbia and teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. She has written a number of critically acclaimed books for children, including This is Sadie, which was adapted for the stage by New York City Children's Theater. A former literary columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio, she also writes short fiction. The Ghost in the House is her first novel. Visit her online at saraoleary.ca. View titles by Sara O'Leary
Alea Marley is a children's illustrator living and working in England. Her books include Everybody's Somewhere by Cornelia Spelman, Loretta's Gift by Pat Zietlow Miller, The Many Colours Of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba. Find Alea online at aleamarley.co.uk, and on Instagram at @aleamarley.com. View titles by Alea Marley

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