Written and illustrated by Julia Kuo
launch date March 1, 2022

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Let's Do Everything and Nothing is a lush and lyrical picture book from Julia Kuo celebrating special moments—big and small—shared with a child.

Will you climb a hill with me?
Dive into a lake with me?
Reach the starry sky with me,
and watch the clouds parade?

Love can feel as vast as a sky full of breathtaking clouds or as gentle as a sparkling, starlit night. It can scale the tallest mountains and reach the deepest depths of the sea.

Standing side by side with someone you love, the unimaginable can seem achievable.
But not every magical moment is extraordinary. Simply being together is the best journey of all.


Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese-American illustrator based out of Seattle. She has taught illustration courses at Columbia College Chicago and at her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. Julia was the visual arm of Chicago’s 2017 March for Science and has had the honor of being an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2014 and in 2017. She is currently the recipient of a 2019-2021 Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellowship at the University of Chicago.


Julia is proudly represented by Emily Van Beek at Folio Literary for book illustration. Please reach out to Emily directly at emily@foliolit.com for any book inquiries. You can also reach Julia at juliaskuo @ gmail.com.

photo by Erin Drewitz

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Luminous: Living Things that Light up the Night (2022), Greystone Books
Let's Do Everything and Nothing (2022), Roaring Brook Press
Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now (2022), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story (2021), Little, Brown and Co. 
I Dream of Popo (2021), Roaring Brook Press
Heroism Begins With Her (2019), Harper Collins
The Accessory Handbook (2018), Ten Speed Press
Distillery Cats (2017), Ten Speed Press
The Sound of Silence (2016) , Little, Brown and Co.
The Curious Artist: Drawing Trees and Leaves (2016), Quarry Books
Go, Little Green Truck! (2016), Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
How To Get Dressed (2015), Ten Speed Press
20 Ways to Draw a Shoe (2015), Quarry
Daisy and Josephine (2014), Paula Wiseman Books
The Thing About Luck (2014), Atheneum Books
20 Ways to Draw a Dress (2014), Quarry
20 Ways to Draw a Cat (2013), Quarry
Everyone Eats (2012), Simply Read Books, purchased and reprinted by Scholastic 
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream (2011), Little, Brown and Co.

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