I’m so excited to share Percy’s Museum by Sara O’Leary with you all today. This wonderful picture book follows a young boy as he moves away from his home in the city, finding a new life in the country.
Feeling alone and missing the busy bustle of the city, Percy turns to nature and soon discovers there is much to do in the country as well. Percy collects leaves, rocks, and insects, building his own museum in the playhouse in the backyard of his new home, learning valuable lessons along the way.
As someone who spent their childhood in the country, Percy’s Museum really spoke to me, and reminded me of my own adventures in nature—though if I’m being honest, I mostly made mud pies and never curated a museum. The illustrations by Carmen Mok capture nature in such a fun way, highlighting all of Percy’s discoveries.
Percy’s Museum is a sweet story about embracing change and growing where we are planted, and a perfect pick for Earth Day coming up next month. You can grab a copy when it releases next week, or preorder your copy today wherever books or sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Sarah O’Leary is an author of both children’s and adult fiction based in Canada. To learn more about her and her work, please visit saraoleary.ca.
Carmen Mok is an award-winning illustrator and designer based in Ontario. Please visit her website at carmenmokstudio.com to learn more about her and her work.
I would like to thank Groundwood Books for providing me with a review copy of this wonderful book. I hope you’re all as excited to share it with your nature-loving little ones as I am.