Welcome to Patty Costello Books. I am glad that you are here.
I was inspired to write my first children's book, Catalina and the King's Wall, while attending the Women's March in January, 2017 with my year-old son.
What is Catalina and the King's Wall about?
Catalina is an immigrant who works tirelessly as the king’s cookie maker, but she misses her family dearly. One day she overhears the king planning to build a wall. She fears her family will never be able to visit her again. With as much baking bravado as she can muster, Catalina tricks the king into building walls that soon droop, drip, swirl and swoosh away. But now the king demands a wall that will outlast even a Twinkie. Luckily, Catalina has the perfect ingredients to bake up a family reunion!
"There are many little ways to enlarge a child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
— Jacqueline Kennedy onassis
"Reading = Hope x Change"
— Jacqueline Woodson, 2018 – 2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
To create books that inspire children to want to change the world, one step at a time.