Deal Announcment: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, illustrated by Hayden Goodman

Holt Children’s has bought a new picture book illustrated by Hayden Goodman. The book, a diverse visual reimagining of the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore, is slated for release in Fall 2025.

Goodman’s illustration debut was The Green Piano (Anne Schwartz Books, 2023) by Grammy Award-winner Roberta Flack and Tonya Bolden; her forthcoming projects include The Heart Never Forgets (Atheneum, 2024), written by Ana Ot and Fangs, Feathers and Folklore.