Secrets I Know (Hardcover)

By Kallie George, Paola Zakimi (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, 9781101938935, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/23/2017)

List Price: 17.99*
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Perfect for fans of Liz Garton Scanlon's All the World and Amy Krouse Rosenthal's I Wish You More, this charming, whimsical story about one imaginative little girl’s magical world is sure to enchant readers young and old.
Follow the girl throughout a day spent in her own backyard, and you'll discover lots of secrets only she can tell. For example, did you know that whispers hide in trees? Or that trees make great umbrellas? With a simple, poetic text from Kallie George and extraordinary illustrations from debut artist Paola Zakimi, here is a book families will read again and again and treasure for years to come.

About the Author

Kallie George is the author of the picture books The Lost Gift and Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, and the chapter book series The Magical Animal Adoption Society. When she's not writing, she leads workshops for aspiring writers. She lives in Vancouver. Visit her at
Paola Zakimi spent all of her childhood and part of her youth in cold Patagonia, Argentina. She has a popular Etsy shop, where she sells illustrations and nursery decor featuring characters of her own creation. This is her first picture book. Visit her at and on Twitter @paolazakimi.

Praise For Secrets I Know

PRAISE FOR Secrets I Know:

“Psst! This book holds delightful secrets. And these secrets shouldn't be missed.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

George’s poem celebrates nature, friendship, and understanding things not just with the head but with the heart.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Basically I will read anything Kallie George makes." --Jbrary (blog)

PRAISE FOR The Lost Gift (by Kallie George): 

"The writing is simple yet expressive." --Horn Book Magazine

PRAISE FOR Teddy & Co. (illustrated by Paola Zakimi):

"Each lightly illustrated chapter functions well as its own short story and as a piece of the narrative whole. These are lovable and unique characters that will charm parents and children alike." --Johanna Albrecht, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC