By Hayley Barrett
Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents, a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn.

The house is hushed. The lights are low. We’re basking in a newborn glow. The note on the door says, “See you soon.” Why? Because inside the cosy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon, at home with their newborn with the world at bay: cocooning, connecting, learning and muddling through each new concern. Paired with winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.

  • A perfect baby shower gift.
  • Tenderly illustrated, this gentle and warm picture book has the hallmarks of a modern family classic in the making.
  • Will take its place on the shelves alongside other essential new baby books such as Nancy Tillman's On the Night You Were Born.

About the author

Hayley Barrett says that fond memories of her own days spent nesting and cocooning with her husband and each of their newborns inspired her to write Babymoon. This is her first children’s book. She lives in Massachusetts, USA. Find her online at and on Twitter as @hayleybwrites.

About the illustrator

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author-illustrator of Alma and How She Got Her Name and the illustrator of La Princesa and the Pea and La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, both by Susan Middleton Elya. Juana Martinez-Neal was born in Lima, Peru, but now lives in Arizona, USA. Find her online at, on Twitter as @juanamartinez and on Instagram as @juanamartinezn.

ISBN: 9781406387360
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Dimensions: 215 x 242mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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