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If You Look Up to the Sky

There are times when a full moon will guide you, a storm will excite you, and a big, blue sky will inspire you to believe anything is possible. These are a few of the many gifts we receive from the sky and universe when life feels scary and confusing.

Told by a grandmother to her grandchild, If You Look Up to the Sky is about the power of everlasting love and the ways the sky connects us through good times and bad. It offers a child comfort in knowing that you never need to be afraid… if you look up to the sky.

If You Look Up to the Sky is the recipient of the 2018 IBPA Ben Franklin Gold award for Best New Voice in Children’s/YA, Silver award for Children’s Book 4 to 7, and the Independent Book Publishers Gold medal for Children’s Book 7 & Under.

“Fosters familial connection and resilience; told in luxurious prose with illustrations worth framing.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Writing with tenderness and warmth, Dalton emphasizes that that there is comfort to be found in both the memories of lost loved ones and in the great expanse of the universe." – Publishers Weekly

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