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Milo Imagines the World


Milo is on a long subway ride with his older sister. To pass the time, he studies the faces around him and makes pictures of their lives. There’s the whiskered man with the crossword puzzle; Milo imagines him playing solitaire in a cluttered apartment full of pets. There’s the wedding-dressed woman with a little dog peeking out of her handbag; Milo imagines her in a grand cathedral ceremony. And then there’s the boy in the suit with the bright white sneakers; Milo imagines him arriving home to a castle with a drawbridge and a butler. But when the boy in the suit gets off on the same stop as Milo–walking the same path, going to the exact same place–Milo realizes that you can’t really know anyone just by looking at them. (from the publisher)

  • Written by Matt de la Peña
  • Illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Autographed Copy
  • Available in both English and Spanish
  • Hard Cover Picture Book

Awards and recognition for Milo Imagines the World include:

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Indie Bestseller
  • Six Starred Reviews
  • 2022 Bank Street Josette Frank Award Winner
  • A New York Times Best Book of the Year
  • Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Year
  • A Common Sense Media Best Book of the Year
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
  • Shelf Awareness Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • A Horn Book Best Book of the Year
  • A BCCB 2021 Blue Ribbon Book
  • 2022 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books List
  • A Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of the Year
  • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • An ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • BCALA Best of the Best 2021 Booklist
  • Finalist for the 2022 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • 2022 NCTE/CLA Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Award
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