Caroline Nastro will visit #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on November 28, 2016. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at

With the holiday gift-giving season upon us we’re featuring a lovely picture book, The Bear Who Couldn’t Sleep, and its author Caroline Nastro in #LitChat.

the-bear-who-couldnt-sleepThere’s no place like home when it’s time for bed. When Bear can’t sleep, he goes on an adventure and discovers the wonders of New York City—a parade, Central Park, hot dogs, and more! But when he finally gets tired and looks for a place to rest . . . he learns why it s called the city that never sleeps. What’s a bear to do? Caroline Nastro’s gentle adventure and Vanya Nastanlieva’s engaging illustrations are sure to comfort and delight!

Caroline Nastro was born and raised in New York City, where she currently lives. She is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and theater director. This is her first picture book. Illlustrator Vanya Nastanlieva was born and raised in Bulgaria. She currently lives in Cambridge, England. She received her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art in 2011. Her picture book, Mo and Beau, was highly commended in the 2011 Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, and was published in 2015. This is her first picture book for NorthSouth Books.

Follow Caroline Nastro on Twitter: @CarolineNastro.