Awake, Asleep (Board book)

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By Kyle Lukoff, Nadia Alam (Illustrator)
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A rhythmic, meditative read-aloud about the extraordinary beauty found in babies' and toddlers' everyday moments, written by Stonewall and Newbery Award-winning author, Kyle Lukoff—now available as a board book!

A kiss, a blink, a dawn, a break.

A yawn, a peep, a stretch, awake!

From sunup to sundown, a young child's day is bursting with discovery and wonder-filled moments. Follow a day in the life of three diverse families and their little ones, as everyday moments like sharing breakfast and exploring the park are rendered full of love, exploration, joy, and wonder. Sparse, beautiful rhyming text from Newbery and Stonewall Award-winning author Kyle Lukoff is a rhythmic and poetic read-aloud perfect for any time of day, paired against luminous, tender illustrations from artist Nadia Alam.

Showcasing a diverse range of kids, and families that include same-sex parents, single parents, and multigenerational households, Awake, Asleep reflects our world with beauty and joy, rendering the simple moments in a young child's day as transformative, wonder-filled memories.

Now available in a sweet board book edition, this lyrical read-aloud is perfect for bedtime cuddles and cozy storytime all day long!

About the Author

Kyle Lukoff is a National Book Award finalist and the Newbery and Stonewall Award-winning author of multiple books for young readers, including When Aidan Became a Brother, Call Me Max, and Too Bright to See. Kyle spent eight years as an elementary school librarian, but now he writes full time, assists in sensitivity readings and consultations, and presents on children’s and youth literature all across the country. He got hired at a bookstore when he was sixteen, which means he’s been working at the intersection of books and people for well over half his life. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at
Nadia Alam is an illustrator, and first generation Bangladeshi-Canadian. She is an avid daydreamer and meanderer who draws to capture the world as she sees it. Awake, Asleep is her first picture book. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two lovely kids, and a dog named Momo. Visit her online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338776225
ISBN-10: 1338776223
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 26
Language: English