Beatrice Likes the Dark


By April Genevieve Tucholke

Illustrated by Khoa Le

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Two sisters learn to celebrate their individuality in this slightly spooky tale about love, family, and how our differences can bring us together.

Beatrice likes the dark. She likes black clothes, graveyard picnics, and a sky full of stars. Her sister, Roo, likes the light. She likes bright clothes, picking strawberries, and hot, sunny days. Can Beatrice help Roo love the dark as she does? Can Roo help Beatrice love the light? Or are they simply too different to get along?  
Lushly detailed artwork from award-winning illustrator Khoa Le brings to vivid life acclaimed author April Tucholke’s heartwarming tale about two very different sisters who learn that love runs deeper than their differences.


  • "Tucholke presents each sister’s preferences in a way that will have readers empathizing with both..Le’s artwork masterfully uses color to set the mood...A sweet tale of sisterly differences and love."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Le’s detailed paintings hold all the magic and wonder the girls feel for their respective surroundings, playing with light and shadow in fantastic ways. A lovely testament to sisterhood and beauty found in all the world’s corners."
  • "“With stunning illustrations and sweet messaging, BEATRICE LIKES THE DARK is a sweeping picture book about sisterhood and celebrating differences."
    Young Adult Book Central
  • "A stunningly beautiful book about sisterhood... It’s perfection from start to finish."
    Book Riot
  • "The bewitching ethereal illustrations set a Halloween mood.” 
    The Horn Book

On Sale
Sep 13, 2022
Page Count
32 pages

April Genevieve Tucholke

About the Author

April Genevieve Tucholke has lived all over the world, from Portland, Oregon to Edinburgh, Scotland. She has explored abandoned buildings and hunted for secret passageways since she was a teenager. Her acclaimed, award-winning novels have been published in sixteen countries. She resides in Savannah, Georgia. Visit her online at


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