Penguin Random House: Emily Winfield Martin’s THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE Over 2 Million Copies Sold, New Picture Book Coming in September

Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books (RHCB), celebrates the continued achievements of author and artist Emily Winfield Martin and her beloved Dream World brand, with the news that the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wonderful Things You Will Be has now sold over 2 million copies in all formats in North America. In addition to this milestone, Random House Books for Young Readers has acquired and will publish THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU, a brand-new picture book by Winfield Martin, it was announced by Mallory Loehr, EVP & Publisher of the Random House Books for Young Readers Group. Random House Children’s Books acquired World Rights, with Brenda Bowen of The Book Group representing Winfield Martin. The publication of THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU is scheduled for September 21, 2021.

A stunning companion to The Wonderful Things You Will Be, THIS IS A GIFT FOR YOU celebrates how we share the world, with gifts as small as a feather and as big as the night sky. With gorgeous and moving illustrations and rhyming text, the book celebrates how, like a beautifully wrapped gift, life’s everyday moments are precious—the little things and the big things all carry awe and value.

“This is such a special book. It takes the loving individual message of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and expands it into the bigger world,” says Loehr. “At its heart, it is about the gifts we give each other that say ‘I love you.’ This Is a Gift for You is a fitting companion to The Wonderful Things You Will Be and a worthy present anytime someone wants to give someone a gift that represents all the gifts they have shared and will share.”

“I’m so excited to share this new book,” says Winfield Martin. “It’s about the gifts of time and love and wonder, about perceiving the simple and magnificent beauty of the world we live in.”

Winfield Martin’s New York Times bestselling picture book, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, captures the excitement and wonder of every parent dreaming about what their little ones will grow up to be like. Called a “visually elegant and textually cadenced bedtime treat” by Kirkus Reviews and “enchanting” by Parents magazine, the book quickly became a popular birthday and graduation gift, earning two starred reviews and being named a best picture book of the year by HuffPost. The Wonderful Things You Will Be reached new heights, with over 2 million copies sold, in spring 2021, The beloved picture book, first published in 2015, has become a perennial bestseller, spending 256 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

A deluxe edition of The Wonderful Things You Will Be was published in 2019, following the launch of a lifestyle brand called Dream World, inspired by Emily Winfield Martin’s stories and art. Dream World products include plush, quilting fabric, and baby apparel, among other items, and the brand continues to expand as Winfield Martin’s work grows in popularity.

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