"One night shortly after moving to Alaska our son, Jesse, said, 'Goodnight Mommy Moon.' And I replied, 'Goodnight Jesse Star.' In the morning I began work on Northern Lullaby and it was as if I had dreamed it all night long."
"Framed by the Dillons’ magical evocation of the northern night sky, Carlstrom's soothing words, — part poem, part lullaby — convey both grace and dignity." —Booklist starred review
"Much like the classic Goodnight Moon, but with a nod to Alaskan wilderness and lore, Carlstrom's latest picture book is a gentle hymn about preparing for bedtime and the magic of nightfall... The non-rhyming quatrains of Carlstrom's poetry possess a soothing, lilting quality, perfect for quiet reading times." —Publishers Weekly starred review
Society of Illustrators Gold Medal
Publishers Weekly top 50 books of 1992