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, a baker for a very hungry king, uses her baking skills to cleverly stop the king from building a wall to separate the kingdom from its neighboring kingdom—a wall that is intended to keep people who are “different” out. Through beautiful illustrations and enjoyable prose, kids learn how to stand by their convictions even when powerful people tell them not to.
"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.