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Everybody in the Red Brick Building (Hardcover)

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By Anne Wynter, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
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What happens when a baby’s cry wakes up a whole building? With vibrant and eye-captivating illustrations by Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora, this fun read-aloud will show you! In her debut, Anne Wynter weaves in a sense of community for the red brick building inhabitants, with a tinge of humor that will make this an amusing bedtime read. With its domino effect, I felt a strong sense of nostalgia for the books of my own childhood that made this one feel like a modern-day classic.

— Andrea C.

November/December 2021 Kids Indie Next List

“An enchanting debut by author Anne Wynter with vivid illustrations by the incomparable Oge Mora, Everybody in the Red Brick Building is fabulous! A joy to read for the whole family.”
— Kathy Neff, Square Books, Oxford, MS


A fresh, urban take on bedtime stories in the spirit of The House That Jack Built and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, from debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora.

Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . .


Rraak! Wake up!

Pitter patter STOMP!


A chain reaction of noises wakes up several children (and a cat) living in an apartment building. But it’s late in the night, so despite the disturbances, one by one, the building’s inhabitants return to their beds—this time with a new set of sounds to lull them to sleep.

About the Author

Anne Wynter is originally from Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, their two children, and a cat. In addition to writing children’s books, she’s written more than a dozen short plays that have been produced around the country. Anne earned a degree in drama from Washington University in St. Louis, received a certificate in short story writing from the University of Chicago, and studied writing for children at the Writing Barn. Everybody in the Red Brick Building is her debut. To learn more about Anne or to say hello, visit

Oge Mora graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. Her debut picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. She is also the author-illustrator of Saturday as well as the illustrator of The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read. Oge lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and invites you to visit her website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062865762
ISBN-10: 0062865765
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English
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Last Updated At: 5/26/2022 06:11am