Two Homes, One Heart (Hardcover)

Two Homes, One Heart By Jessica Young, Chelsea O'Byrne (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Young, Chelsea O'Byrne (Illustrator)
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From acclaimed creators Jessica Young and Chelsea O’Byrne comes a heartening picture book about evolving families and enduring love.

Two parents, one me.

Are we still a family?

Living in two homes can be a big adjustment, but it can also present opportunities for growth. Jessica Young’s poignant story and Chelsea O’Byrne’s tender illustrations offer gentle reassurance to kids navigating separation or divorce and remind us that while families change, love is constant.


About the Author

Jessica Young grew up in Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: art, music, dancing, cooking, reading, and writing. A former art teacher, Jessica loves writing picture books, early readers, and chapter books, and sharing the creative process with young readers through author visits. Books she has written include: I'll Meet You in Your DreamsMy Blue Is HappyPlay This BookPet This Book, the Fairylight Friends early reader series, the Haggis and Tank Unleashed early chapter book series, and Baby's Here! Visit her website at

Chelsea O'Byrne is an artist with a passion for children's picture books. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016 and has since illustrated several books, including Teatime Around the World (2020), and Hans Christian Andersen Lives Next Door (2023). She lives on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Praise For…

"A separation grows into expanded love... New experiences and traditions are formed, the new home adds a puppy, and the additional physical space creates room to metaphorically grow into... Through love continually shared, the two homes become more and more connected. Brief, rhyming verse flows well across the pages. Though the text is spare, the characters’ love for one another is palpable. The mixed-media illustrations are homey, populating the pages with long-limbed bodies and many cozy details." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The minimalist rhyming text puts the emphasis on the girl’s emotions, while the digital illustrations carry the positive changes over the seasons. Helpful for adults and children alike."?

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063253971
ISBN-10: 0063253976
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English