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Berry Song, Michaela Goade | Nature Connections | Wild Craft | Foraging - Alder & Alouette

Berry Song | Ages 4 to 7 years

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Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of wild craft, the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.

On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a young Tlingit girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth. Salmon from the stream, herring eggs from the ocean, and in the forest, a world of berries. 

Salmonberry, Cloudberry, Blueberry, Nagoonberry. Huckleberry, Snowberry, Strawberry, Crowberry.

Through the seasons, they sing to the land as the land sings to them. Brimming with joy and gratitude, in every step of their journey, they forge a deeper kinship with both the earth and the generations that came before, joining in the song that connects us all.

Michaela Goade's luminous rendering of water and forest, berries and jams glows with her love of the land and offers an invitation to readers to deepen their own relationship with the earth.


  • School Library Journal Best Books 2022
  • Publisher’s Weekly Best Books 2022 (youth)
  • Kirkus Best Books of 2022 (youth)
  • CSMCL Best Multicultural Children’s Books of 2022


  • Berry Song
  • Written and illustrated by Michaela Goade.
  • Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, July 19, 2022.
  • Ages 4 to 7 years
  • 0.5" H x 12.0" L x 9.2" W (1.1 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover