Kate DePalma

picture book author and editor


Written by Tessa Strickland and Kate DePalma, and illustrated by David Dean

Originally published as The Barefoot Book of Children


Nautilus Book Award (Gold) 2016

Moonbean Children's Book Award 2016

Tillywig Toy & Media Award 2016

Foreword INDIES (Silver) 2016

“A lyrical exploration of humankind that strikes a lovely balance between celebrating individuality while recognizing the rewards of community” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"...lays the foundation that young children need to respect and protect the rights of other children like them in their own backyard and around the world" — Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA

See a complete list of awards, reviews and endorsements here.


Books by Kate DePalma