A Penguin's Quest

Copyright ©2022 by Scott McDermott

Written by Scott McDermott  Illustrated by Christine Anderson

Pub Date 2.2.22

ISBN 9781733354851

Picture Book - ages 3-8  36 Pages

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.

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


The Adventures of Camellia N.  The Rainforest

Copyright ©2018 by Debbie Wideroe

Pub Date 10.2.18

ISBN 978-0-997085143

Picture BooK ages 4-9

The Adventures of Camellia N. The Rainforest is the third in a series of environmentally-focused educational storybooks targeted to early readers 5-9. In this extraordinary expedition, 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.

Ella McBella In The Dark

Copyright ©2021 Written Laura Pells / Illustrated by Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 5.4.21

HARDCOVER  EDITION ISBN 97817333544813

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.


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 It's Just a Bunnypalooza!

Copyright ©2019 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 3.12.19

ISBN 978-0-997085174

Picture Book - ages 3-8

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. Not only will these furry little creatures not allow Lizzy to attempt ‘hip-hop’ without them, they do not want to lose their friend. Word travels fast and before long, where once there were two bunnies there are now three … and soon four and then dozens more. All the while, Lizzy remains steadfast in her denial right up until the “Rabbit-a-Raucous  Recital.”

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And A Book: The Inhabitants of Myth

Copyright ©2020 Written & Illustrated by Michael Molinet

Pub Date 10.20.20

HARDCOVER  EDITION ISBN 97817333544806

Picture Book  (ages 5-12)  32 pages

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...

…And a Book can be a quick, lyrical read. However, the rich, layered illustrations, charming protagonist and dynamic personalities of the book’s inhabitants will draw the child into exploring this world of mythology over and again.

Now What?

Copyright ©2021 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco

Pub Date 10.12.21

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.

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It's Just So…

"Silver - Foreword Indies - Best Picture Book" - Foreword Reviews -2016

"Finalist - Foreword Indies - Best Picture Book"- Foreword Reviews 2016, 2017, 2019

​"1st Place - Best Picture Book Series" -  Moonbeam Awards - 2019

"1st Place - Readers Favorite - Picture Book - Coming of Age" 2017

​"1st Place - CIPA Evvy Awards - Best Picture Book" - 2018

"Book of the Year" - Creative Child Magazine - 2019, 2020
"Finalist" International Book Awards - 2019
"Second Place - Dragonfly Awards" - Story Monster Magazine - 2019
"Gold Medal" Mom's Choice Awards - 2016, 2017, 2019

Nothing

Copyright ©2021 Written & Illustrated by Michael Molinet

Pub Date 9.14.21

HARDCOVER  EDITION ISBN 97817333544844

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.