Children's Books

I have three new picture books publishing in 2020 by Barefoot Books, written under my pen name, Celeste Cortright!

The More We Get Together

NOW AVAILABLE!

The More We Get Together

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Betania Zacarias
Sung by Audra Mariel and Kena Anae

Set to the familiar tune of "The More We Get Together", this colorful picture book follows four children as they work together to make a difference in their urban community. Includes endnotes about fuel conservation, recycling, activism, teamwork and more. Available in hardcover and paperback with audio singalong and video animation. For ages 3-7.

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Ready, Set, Go! Sports of All Sorts

COMING SOON!

MARCH 2020

Ready, Set, Go!

Sports of All Sorts

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Christiane Engel

Rhyming nonfiction text and energetic artwork featuring a diverse and inclusive group of children introduces the basics of eight of the world's most beloved sports: baseball, track, football/soccer, gymnastics, hockey, karate, basketball and swimming. Includes educational endnotes. Available in hardcover and paperback. For ages 3-7.

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Fun and Games: Everyday Play

COMING SOON!

FALL 2020

Fun and Games

Everyday Play

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

In this lyrical nonfiction book, join a diverse and inclusive group of children as they explore eight of the world's most popular toys and games: hide-and-seek, dominoes, jump rope, tangrams, dollhouses, hoop rolling, spinning tops and cuddly toys. Includes educational endnotes. Available in hardcover and paperback. For ages 3-7.

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Interested in pre-ordering a signed copy of The More We Get Together or Ready, Set, Go!?

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"We can make a difference when we work together,
We can make a difference, together as one.
When we put our passion towards kindness and action,
We can make a difference together as one."

The More We Get Together

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Betania Zacarias
Sung by Audra Mariel and Kena Anae

Set to the familiar tune of "The More We Get Together", this colorful picture book follows four children as they work together to make a difference in their urban community. Includes endnotes about fuel conservation, recycling, activism, teamwork and more. Comes with audio singalong and video animation. (View a sneak peek of the animation here!) For ages 3-7.

"This book is the complete package—wonderful story, important message, diversity, vivid illustrations, a musical CD, and tips for making the world a better place for everyone. What is not to like about that!?" — Youth Services Book Review, Starred Review

HARDCOVER WITH ENHANCED CD | $16.99 USD
PAPERBACK WITH ENHANCED CD | $9.99 USD

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"We’re ready for action and all set for fun.
Let’s GO and get ready to play, everyone!"

Ready, Set, Go! Sports of All Sorts

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Christiane Engel

Rhyming nonfiction text and energetic artwork featuring a diverse and inclusive group of children introduces the basics of eight of the world's most beloved sports: baseball, track, football/soccer, gymnastics, hockey, karate, basketball and swimming. Includes educational endnotes. Available in hardcover and paperback. For ages 3-7.

HARDCOVER | $16.99 USD
PAPERBACK | $7.99 USD


AVAILABLE MARCH 2020
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Curious why I decided to use Celeste Cortright as my children's book pen name?

It's kind of a long story, but I'll give you the short version. Before me, there have been a few other Barefoot Books employees who have opted to use a pen name for their #kidlit writing, including Stella Blackstone, Sunny Scribens, and Skye Silver. So, I thought I'd continue the tradition of "stellar" first names with my very own. And in case you were wondering, Cortright is actually my given middle name!

"It’s time to play! Let’s laugh and learn.
Join in the fun and take a turn."

Fun and Games Everyday Play

Written by Celeste Cortright
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

In this lyrical nonfiction book, join a diverse and inclusive group of children as they explore eight of the world's most popular toys and games: hide-and-seek, dominoes, jump rope, tangrams, dollhouses, hoop rolling, spinning tops and cuddly toys. Includes educational endnotes. Available in hardcover and paperback. For ages 3-7.

HARDCOVER | $16.99 USD
PAPERBACK | $7.99 USD


AVAILABLE FALL 2020

Stay tuned for a sneak peek inside, coming soon!