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A Message from our co-founders
Passion. Determination. And friends.
You can do a lot with these three things. Mountains can be moved. Minds can be changed. Worlds can be created.
When we set out to create All The Wonders, we hoped to build a platform where readers and everyone in their lives could see books the way we see them: as portals. More than mere words on a page. More than stories contained in ink. There are worlds in these books begging to be explored, and wonder waiting on every page. Our hope was to create opportunities for readers to experience that wonder firsthand, and to find it in stories they might not have discovered on their own.
Throughout this first year we featured twelve different books: nine picture books, one chapter book, and two novels. Our features have included videos, podcasts, crafts, narrative tours, and more, all designed to help provide as many different points of entry and interaction with the story as possible.
We believe all readers are special, and the qualities that make them so incredible are reflected in the books they read. This is why our team of writers, illustrators, podcasters, and filmmakers have worked so hard to offer up a diverse collection of resources to support growing readers of all ages.
As we celebrate the end of our first year, we want to thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to growing with you.
– Blake & Matthew –
A look back at our first year!
Books We loved
What makes a book stand out above the rest? Is it a character you adore from page one? Is it art so beautiful, you wish you could hang every page on your wall? Is it plot? Is it theme? In the case of the twelve books we featured this past year, there is no single answer. They tell tales of imagination, bravery, acceptance, loss, and of course, wonder. Each book is unique in its own way, just like we readers are. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Click through the photos below to see how we celebrated all the wonders of children’s books in our first year.
We wanted to find a special way to say thanks to everyone who supported us this first year, so we partnered with the publishers of our twelve feature books for one massive giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a set of ALL THE BOOKS we have featured since last October, from MAX THE BRAVE to MS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY, and everything in between!
Thank you to Sourcebooks (Max the Brave), Chronicle Books (Leo: A Ghost Story), Candlewick Press (Home, Swap!, Return, Raymie Nightingale), Tundra Books (This is Sadie), Balzer & Bray (Worm Loves Worm, Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color), Dial Books (Dory Fantasmagory), and Walden pond Press (Ms. Bixby’s Last Day) for providing copies of the books for giveaway.