Cora is excited to enter the local sandcastle-building contest—until the contest is canceled due to litter at the beach. Determined to help save their favorite place, Cora and Mama get to work picking up the single-use plastics that have washed onto the shore. It will take more than four hands to clean up the beach, but Cora is just getting started (Source).
Charlotte Offsay was born in England, grew up in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two small children. Through her work, Charlotte hopes to make children laugh, to inspire curiosity, and to create a magical world her readers can lose themselves in time and time again. Charlotte is the author of The Quiet Forest, illustrated by Abi Cushman (Paula Wiseman Books, 2024), Challah Day, illustrated by Jason Kirschner (Holiday House, 2023), A Grandma’s Magic, illustrated by Asa Gilland (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2022), The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Kate Rewse (Albert Whitman, 2021), and How to Return a Monster, illustrated by Rea Zhai (Beaming Books, 2021) (Source).
Katie is an illustrator based in Bournemouth, England, where she studied for both her BA and MA in illustration, since graduating in 2017 Katie has specialised in children’s book illustration. In 2020, she was shortlisted in the AOI World Illustration Awards, and in 2021 the non-fiction title Climate Action for which Katie was the illustrator was longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and was also one of Waterstone’s children’s books of the month. Katie is particularly interested in how illustration can be used to inspire positive change and she finds inspiration in the outdoors, travel and adventure (Source).