All the World

Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

Reviews and Honors:

  • Winner of 2010 Caldecott Honor
  • A New York Times Best Book of 2009
  • A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2009
  • A Kirkus Best Book of 2009
  • A School LIbrary Journal Best Book of 2009
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • A 2010 Indies Choice Honor Award
  • Featured in General Mills’ Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories campaign
  • All the World is "… a sumptuous and openhearted poem...(that) expresses the philosophy early readers most need to hear: there's humanity everywhere. " — The New York Times 
  • "… [ All the World ] magically affirms the importance of even the smallest creatures." — Kids' Indie Next List, Top 10, Fall 2009
  • "Scanlon and Frazee seem to be saying to readers that the world is not your oyster but your seashell-to discover, wonder at, and hold gently in your hand." — Horn Book, Starred Review
  • "Frazee's warm, endearing vignettes…are a joyous counterpart to Scanlon's text. Together they create an empathic, welcoming whole.” — Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
  • "At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness." — Kirkus, Starred Review
  • “Masterful.” — Shelf Awareness
  • "Perfection." — School Library Journal, Starred Review
  • Foreign language versions include Spanish, Porteguese, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew
  • Video version by Scholastic-Weston Woods, featuring narrator Joanne Woodward

Curriculum Guide (pdf)

Book Trailer (video)

Video Interview on Kirkus Reviews


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