Now What?

Copyright ©2021 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

ISBN 9781733354820 Picture Book - ages 3-8  44 Pages

The book title begs the question and the answers deal with obstacles which become opportunities in this comical romp. Curiosity, frustration, anticipation, and a unique perspective are at the heart of this tale about Lizzy (from the “It’s Just So…” book series). Primarily a picture walk written in lyrical rhyme, we are taken on a little journey through a day that brings personal growth, a few tears, the meeting of a new neighbor and a good dose of laughter. This latest title from the "It's Just So..." series promotes the concept of "living in the now" and being creative with what life offers.




"1st PLACE - Purple Dragonfly" Story Monster Magazine

Leveled "L" *2nd Grade) F&P

The Adventures of Camellia N.  The Rainforest

Copyright ©2018 ©2019 ©2020 by Debbie Wideroe

Pub Date 10.2.18

ISBN 978-0-997085143

Picture Book ages 4-9

The Adventures of Camellia N. is a three-book series of environmentally-focused educational storybooks targeted to early readers 5-9. In these extraordinary expeditions. In the first book Camellia N. awakens to find herself in the Antarctic with new animal friends and in book two, she explores the colorful undersea world. By her third adventure, Camellia N. awakens deep in the jungle, guided by her newest furry friends..a peculiar GIANT otter named Otto, along with quirky cotton-top tamarin, QTipp and Jacki, a jaguar who just happens to be vegan. Camellia N. discovers that the rainforest is home to half of the species of plants and wildlife on our planet and learns the critical role that rainforests play in our planet’s climate.

"First Place Place - Royal Dragonfly Awards" - Story Monster Magazine - 2018
"Gold Medal" Mom's Choice Awards - 2017, 2018, 2019





 It's Just So…

Copyright ©2016 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 3.12.19 /Picture Book - ages 3-8

ISBN 978-0-997085105

Perfect for children in transitional stages, Lizzy’s story of adapting to a new school is charming and hopeful.
Vibrant illustrations and an engaging main character help young readers explore themes of resilience, courage, and perseverance in Brenda Faatz’s  It’s Just So …

It's Lizzy's first day in a brand new school! At first things feel “just so” scary and “just so” hard, but in the end, they’re “just so”.... not what she thought they would be! From waking up early and boarding the bus for the very first time to meeting new friends and painting outside the lines, it’s a day of discovery and perspective for a little girl named Lizzy.


Copyright ©2020 Written by John Huddles

Pub Date 3.4.20 / Mid-Grade  (ages 8-12)  210 pages


E-BOOK EDITION ISBN 978173354882

"A boy and his robot move to Earth’s moon in John Huddles’s wonderful Boon on the Moon. There’s a raw, childlike joyfulness to Boon’s story; his unabashed enthusiasm for discovery is infectious. Combining innocent wonder with hard science, Boon on the Moon is a terrific and memorable science fiction tale." —Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews (starred)

“ Huddles’ literary debut is a brisk, delightful story…
… a comical lunar romp.” — Kirkus Reviews

When ten-year-old Byron “Boon” Barnett boards a rocket-ship for a move to the Moon with his family (and his irritating robot, José Ignacio), he’s expecting the time of his life in the lunar colony of Cosmopolis. What he’s not expecting is a stellar disaster that’ll demolish Cosmopolis before lunch. Boon insists he knows how to survive it, but people tend not to believe him about stuff. His parents have been lecturing him on the dividing line between using his imagination for fun and using it as an excuse for bad behavior. Suddenly it’s the dividing line between life and death.




Ella McBella In The Dark

Copyright ©2021 Written Laura Pells / Illustrated by Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 5.4.21


Picture Book  (ages 3-8)  40 pages

Meet Ella McBella, energetic and imaginative! By day Ella is fearless and seeks adventure. But by night she fears shadows, the globby green monsters and those strange sounds, which seem to get louder as the skies grows darker. The sun might be sleeping, but not Ella McBella. This is a poetic tale about the power of courage and imagination to help little ones tackle big fears.

And A Book: The Inhabitants of Myth

Copyright ©2020 Written & Illustrated by Michael Molinet

A young boy snuggles up with a story about mythical creatures while enjoying a slice of crumb cake and a glass of milk. But he had better be careful! The Unicorn on page one will get irritated by any crumbs dropped on her page. The Dragon on the next page may lose his fire if the boy is careless and splashes any milk about. But our boy loves this book. …And a Book is filled with nervous Unicorns, righteously indigent Golems, befuddled Leprechauns, aquaphobic Mermaids, as well as other colorful creatures of mythology. As the story progresses, some form of neglect seems to befall each page--a sloppy spill, or a reckless rip, or an unwarranted crayon doodle--and the illustrated creature who lives on that page reacts, unless...

A Penguin's Quest

Copyright ©2022 by Scott McDermott

Written by Scott McDermott  Illustrated by Christine Anderson

Pub Date 2.2.22 / Picture Book - ages 3-8  36 Pages

ISBN 9781733354851

Take a journey with Ingrid the penguin as she ventures from her home in Antarctica in search of a mythic place where it’s said, a penguin can learn to fly. On the advice of some seriously lost pigeons our young protagonist sets out determined to accomplish something never imagined before for a penguin. Along the way we meet some surprising and colorful characters, making this a truly engaging adventure about chasing a dream. The mystery of Ingrid’s destination holds the answers as this little penguin is on the verge of a discovery that could rock the penguin world.

"FOREWORD INDIES FINALIST" Foreword Starred Review


Copyright ©2021 Written & Illustrated by Michael Molinet

Pub Date 9.14.21 / Picture Book  (ages 5-9)  48 pages


A young boy’s simple answers to his mother’s inquiries at bedtime introduce the reader to his recollection of his ordinary day. Q: “How are you doing?” A: “Good.” Q: “What was your day like?”: A: “You know, same old thing.” Q: “What did you do today?”

A: “Nothing.” Far from being ‘nothing,’ our protagonist takes us on several adventures that walk the line between real and imagined, as we discover that his version of ‘nothing’ is more of a robust something than anything we or his mom could have imagined.

 It's Just a Bunnypalooza!

Copyright ©2019 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 3.12.19 /Picture Book - ages 3-8

ISBN 978-0-997085174

It’s Just a Bunnypalooza for our red-headed protagonist Lizzy. Ever rambunctious and creative, Lizzy is learning new dance moves from her furry bunny friends just in time for the school talent show. When she tells her classmates that she’s learning hip-hoppity moves from bunnies, Lizzy becomes embarrassed and self-conscious as the children giggle at her over-active imagination. From there, Lizzy is decidedly in complete denial that animals communicate with her. She becomes an avid "non-believer.” Naturally, the bunnies organize an intervention.

 It's Just So Little…

Copyright ©2019 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 3.12.19 /Picture Book - ages 3-8

ISBN 978-0-997085129

It’s Just So… adventurous for a little girl named Lizzy as she faces challenges of growth and change. She and her faithful puppy adopt a frail little sapling tree, taking on the job of protecting and nurturing their new, well-rooted ‘friend’ throughout the seasons. In the meantime, Lizzy is outgrowing all of her favorite clothes and watching as Mom seems to be outgrowing her clothes as well. Lizzy’s biggest change comes in welcoming the new baby as her family tree seems to be growing too.