News & Events

Thank you for coming out to The Piano’s launch party!


It was such a fun event and it was lovely to see all of these faces celebrating music and books together! Thank you to Portland Piano Company for hosting!

The Piano featured in The Oregonian

“….a charming picture book about the experience of learning how to play an instrument from the perspective of a piano and its journey through one young musician’s life. The illustrations by Elle Smith, the author’s daughter, add warmth and depth to the story.”

Amy Wang, The Oregonian, February 4, 2022

Full story: Catch up with these 10 picture books from Oregon authors and illustrators


Check out press for The Piano

Book Review: The Piano by Chari Smith

- Bookworm for Kids


A Piano's Story

- The Reading Behaviorist

New Children's Books from Local Jewish Women
- The Jewish Review

The Piano by Chari Smith
- Not Just a Librarian blog



Tune in

Reading with Your Kids Podcast 

- Chari and Elle talk with host Jed Doherty - 2/24

What are you Reading? What are you Writing? Podcast
- Chari and Elle talk with Karen E. Osborne, Released 2/3

Interested in having Chari and Elle as a guest on your podcast, blog, or other media? Send us a note.