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A Day That's Ours


 For the parent and child, A Day That's Ours slows down to explore the small wonders of our surroundings, and the emotions of sending a child to school.

In this heart-warming, poetic story, a father and child share the last few moments of quiet before the school year begins. They take the time to notice each detail as they spend their special day together – from making a special pancake breakfast to noticing each spider’s web and falling feather. A moving story for parents to share with their little ones as they take their first steps into school or nursery. 


Blake Nuto is an elementary teacher with a deep love of children's literature and a desire to integrate philosophy and mindfulness into education. His first picture book, A Child of Galaxies, was nominated for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2021. He currently lives and works in Tasmania.

Vyara Boyadjieva is a Bulgarian illustrator, currently based in Sofia. In 2017, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna with a degree in Illustration and Comics, and in 2020 she completed a Master’s in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She now has the pleasure to be working full-time as a picture book maker.

Selected by the CBC's Love Makes the World Go Round Summer 2022 Showcase

"An absolute joy. A Day That’s Ours is all about a special day between a father and child in the last week of summer break. While the two don’t do anything that out of the ordinary, it’s all the quality time together that makes it full of magic."
—Little Cub Literacy

Collections: All, Picture Books

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