Tennyson's Big Secret

Copyright ©2023 by A.H. Benjamin

ISBN 9781735853550 Picture Book - ages 0-6  32 Pages / Pub Date September 27, 2023

From acclaimed London-based author comes a charming read aloud picture book that is humorous and touching. Tennyson has a BIG secret. He can do a MAGICAL thing. Guessing this quite spectacular, possibly loud, potentially outrageous, or ultimately endearing secret brings the reader to the heart of the latest picture book by renowned London-based author AH Benjamin. Through simple dialogue and a smattering of outlandish and comical illustrations, this picture-walk, early-reader adventure follows young Tennyson and his highly confused kitten as we await the big reveal.

"AN IMAGINATION SPARKER FOR THE VERY YOUNG. Tennyson has a magical power that the narrator encourages readers to guess…using accessible vocabulary words to encourage emergent readers (and) humorous mixed-media illustrations. Although some readers might argue that Tennyson could not do some of the 'impossible' things described,

they’ll find the ending squeezes them just right." –Kirkus Reviews






Y ahora que?

Copyright ©2023 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

ISBN 9781733354868 Picture Book - ages 3-8  44 Pages

The award-winning NOW WHAT? Spanish edition. 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. ​​

Marvin's Little Mermaid

Copyright ©2024 by Deborah Stevenson & Stella Maris

ISBN 9781735853567 Picture Book - ages 4-8  32 Pages / Pub Date April 16, 2024

When a carnival fortune teller informs new-kid-in-town Marvin, YOUR WISH WILL COME TRUE, it’ s a no-brainer. What lonely Marvin longs for more than anything is a friend. Marvin tries his luck at the “ Win a Goldfish” game, and to his amazement, he wins! But what he wins is no ordinary goldfish. Waving at him from the little glass fishbowl, is Stella— a tiny mermaid. She’ s his wish come true! They both love gummy bears, collect shells, and miss home. It’ s the perfect friendship, except Stella is a fish out of water in Marvin’ s world. Marvin’ s Little Mermaid is a tender story of compassion and being a good friend, even when it costs us dearly. With a dash of humor, a pinch of magic, and a delicious, surprise twist, this picture book will delight children ages 4-8.

Gauzy illustrations complement the fairy-tale feel of this picture book about the magical power of friendship… (and) a selfless act that reaps rich rewards.” –  Danielle Ballantyne, Foreword Reviews



The Cousins Are Coming

Copyright ©2023 by Kay Jones

ISBN 9781735853543 Picture Book - ages 3-8  32 Pages / Pub Date May 23,  2023

What happens when the annual family ‘get-together’ commences? Humor, mischief, a twinge of jealousy, an abundance of mayhem, and a healthy dose of pure joy! Through lyrical rhyme and colorful, humorous illustrations readers will realize that “The cousins are coming!”—followed by a “dash out the door to meet the crew…with hugs and laughter and a kiss or two. “YUCK!” From ‘rock-paper-scissors’ to unauthorized spying on the parents, the gathering of two families presents relatable interactions between children, some coming-of-age moments, a touch of tenderness, and the building of memories. Kay Jones’ first picture book is more than a playbook for friendship, it also captures the gift of family.

"A nostalgic picture book that distills the energy of an extended-family visit. Jones captures the frantic excitement…cartoon illustrations aptly capture the chaos." – Kirkus Reviews

Quest For The Neptius

Copyright ©2023 by A.H. Benjamin

ISBN 9781733354875 Middle Grade Chapter Book - ages 7-12 / 122 Pages / Pub Date March 7, 2023

Meet Marissa, a caring, curious, and brave eleven-year-old girl whose summer stroll on a quiet beach becomes an epic adventure that pulls her into a mysterious undersea world. Lured by the simple sounds of a unique seashell, Marissa finds herself pulled into a battle between an ancient marine species and advanced life forms not of this planet. Her survival and only path home is that of legends as she befriends magical creatures and battles an evil nymph while in quest of a simple flower. The petals of the Neptius flower hold the answers and are the salvation for Marissa and an entire undersea universe.

"Quest for the Neptius is a delightful fantasy novel in which an ordinary girl is awed by her encounters with good, evil, and her personal power to achieve greatness." – Foreword Reviews