The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there's a difference we can make and a love we can all show.
This is the story of a circle. When we're first born, our circle is very small, but as we grow and build relationships, our circle keeps getting bigger and bigger to include family, friends, neighbors, community, and beyond. Brad Montague originally created Circles
as an Instagram video adorably narrated by his kids, and now this picture book adaptation is the perfect way to start a conversation about how to expand our worlds with kindness and inclusivity—even if it seems scary or uncomfortable. This book makes an ideal new-baby, first-day-of-school, or graduation gift, or any milestone that celebrates someone's world getting bigger.
May 18, 2021
Up to Kindergarten
Lexile: AD500L | Fountas/Pinnell: L
Brad Montague is creator of the hit web series Kid President
, and Kid Congress
, and author of the New York Times
best seller Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome
and Becoming Better Grownups
. As an illustrator his work is regularly featured in Joanna Gaines's The Magnolia Journal
. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids.
Kristi Montague is a designer, maker and jack-of-all-trades who owns and operates Montague Workshop, a creative studio, with her husband, Brad. From Kid President
to books and birds and more, their studio aims to joyfully rebel against the world that is to create the world that could be. She's also a mama to two kids and lives in a 117-year-old house in rural Tennessee.
Praise for The Circles All Around Us
"Written in rhyme and featuring soft pastel illustrations, this title demonstrates how bringing new people into our lives, even though it can sometimes be scary or uncomfortable, can happen and can make our lives better for it." —School Library Connection
"The overall message is one of inclusion and performing acts of kindness. A delicate line and soft colors depict a diverse cast of winsome characters and the dainty details of how they spread goodwill." —School Library Journal
"How and why a symbol of exclusion can be transformed into just the opposite . . . the message is worthy." —Kirkus