For All the Stars Across the Sky

By Karl Newson
Illustrated by Chiaki Okada

A beautiful new bedtime classic, which celebrates the immeasurable love between a mummy and baby.

For all the stars across the sky, big and little and bright. Here’s a wish from me to you, before we say goodnight… Every evening, when the sun is fading, Luna and her mother play a game. They close their eyes, make a wish, and imagine themselves on the most incredible of adventures – swimming with the sound of whale song, flying like birds, and gazing over the tallest treetops... Glowing with lyricism, intimacy and love, this beautiful bedtime story celebrates the bond between parent and child, and is brought majestically to life by illustrator Chiaki Okada.

  • The text reads like a soft, soothing lullaby while the illustrations are exquisite and artful. Together, they transport the reader to another world
  • For fans of Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?, A Kiss Goodnight and Guess How Much I Love You
  • Just as parents say, “I love you to the moon and back”, parents might say, “For all the stars across the sky...”

About the author

Karl Newson is a children’s author, illustrator and picture book blogger. He is the author of Here Comes the Sun and A Bear is a Bear (except when he's not), illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. Karl lives in London, and is a dad of two boys. Find him online at, on Twitter as @Karlwheel and on Instagram as @karl_newson.

About the illustrator

Chiaki Okada was born in Osaka, Japan and studied Illustration at the Setsu Mode Seminar art school in Tokyo. She has made books with authors from all across the world, and many with her husband, Ko Okada. Her art, which often explores the everyday life of small children, has been exhibited widely, including at the Bologna Book Fair. For All the Stars Across the Sky is her first picture book published in the English language. Find Chiaki online at

ISBN: 9781406371697
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Dimensions: 280 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 22/02/19 at 00:23:14
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