About The Book

Olive is not your ordinary girl. And one day when this spunky young lady decides to go for a walk in her grumpy, too-busy city, she finds some extraordinary things. What Olive does with them will delight and inspire. This lively picture book is filled with the author’s exuberant collage artwork and playfully hand-lettered words.

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  • Ages 4 to 8.
  • Hardcover picture book with dust jacket.
  • Full color throughout.
  • 10-1/2 inches wide by 10-5/8 inches high (26.67 cm wide by 26.99 cm high).
  • 32 pages.

What did we think?

“All the lost things” is one of those story books that you treasure long after your child has stopped wanting you to read it. The simple yet touching story resonates with children & adults alike while the illustrations draw you into Olive’s subterranean journey with a combination of hand drawn illustration & collage.

This is the perfect book to help children develop & explore feelings of empathy & the joys of giving. Experience the joy of giving yourself by buying a copy today for a child you love.


This book received 9 /10 from our junior bookworm reviewers



The downloadable activity kit comes with a coloring page, a maze, and a library scavenger hunt that encourages kids to locate the Children’s Librarian, the audiobook section, and more. It is specially designed with the help of a children’s librarian to familiarize young readers with their local library — perfect for parents, teachers, and librarians!

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The book trailer


About the author

Kelly Canby was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the grand old age of three, which is probably about the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons. And it was probably only a few years after that when she decided that playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life! This is Kelly’s debut children’s picture book.