Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds

Today, I am reflecting on how grateful I am for Peter H. Reynolds and Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Shortly after Amy died in 2017, Peter illustrated the poster displayed below. I have one framed in my home office, a space I have spent way more time in than I ever expected to in 2020. Amy's words and Peter's art help me keep my heart open and remind me to make the most of my time here. Thank you, Amy and Peter! 

You can purchase a print here.

Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to reveal the heartwarming cover for Our Table, Peter's forthcoming picture book published by Scholastic. Thank you, Peter!


I created OUR TABLE as a fable, a cautionary tale, about a family whose table shrinks the more they become distracted by technology. Violet takes note and then—takes action. As we fast forward into the future, do not forget about what we know is essential. Technology has changed our lives, some of it quite powerful and helpful, but we cannot let it change who we are as humans. We must remember, as we squeeze through the portal of the future, that we bring with us what we know works, what is most important. Human connection. Shared stories. Shared memories


We are so lucky to have this beautiful new picture book from creative visionary Peter H. Reynolds! With universal themes of gratitude and thanks, Thanksgiving felt like the perfect time to share the cover for this family-driven story about time spent together around the table, which gains special relevance during the pandemic. I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Violet and her family in OUR TABLE.

--Liza Baker, Vice President & Publisher of Cartwheel Books and Orchard Books, Scholastic

Look for Our Table on October 5, 2021. 

Scholastic's Description: 

Peter H. Reynolds brings his signature touch of love and kindness to this special, timely picture book, as families are now, more than ever, are rediscovering and reevaluating what means the most: time together with one another. Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?

Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Dot, Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, and Be You! His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create "stories that matter, stories that move." He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at peterhreynolds.com.


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