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Fen’s Drop of Gray

Little Fen loves all of the beautiful colors in the world and loves capturing them with her treasured set of paints. One day, Fen notices a little drop of gray in her paints and can’t seem to stop it from spreading. Before long the gray is everywhere, and Fen no longer enjoys doing what she loves the most. With a little encouragement from her mother, Fen finds a way to put the colors back in her world and begin enjoying life again. Fen’s Drop of Gray sends a powerful message about childhood depression and how parents can help their little ones learn to cope.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | 24 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362194

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Children's Books S.T.E.A.M Children's book

Nano’s Journey! A Little Stem Cell Visits the Heart and Lungs

The human body contains many organs, and every organ is made up of countless tiny Normal Cells with a job to do. Little Nano is different; she is a cell with an evolving story, a Stem Cell. Nano can become different kinds of Normal Cells, but she doesn’t know which kind yet, or which organ she’ll eventually call home. Big decisions! So the little Stem Cell will go exploring the organs of the human body, a wonderful journey!

“NANO’S JOURNEY! A Little Stem Cell Visits the Heart and Lungs” is a picture book written for 1st to 5th grade students. It is the first in a series that will explore the organs of the human from a Stem Cell’s point of view. Stem Cell Science is an extremely important field, central to research in Embryology, Diseases, and Aging.

Author Aldo Pourchet is a biologist, veterinarian, and biotech entrepreneur based in SanFrancisco. He spends most of his time studying biology and researching cancer and infectious diseases to create new therapies. As a research scientist, he has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and collaborated with respected colleagues around the globe. “NANO’S JOURNEY! A Little Stem Cell Visits the Heart and Lungs” is Aldo’s first children’s book for future scientists.

Illustrator Jen Yoon (Jeongin Yoon) is an illustrator based in Seoul and New York. She enjoys mixing both traditional and digital mediums, creating complex layers. https://www.jenyoonart.com

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Graphic Novel Poetry

Knock Knock! Who’s Dead? The Spirited Story of the Fox Sisters

On the night of March 31st, 1848—on April Fools’ Day eve—an entity tore the veil thought to forever dissever the living from the dead and spoke in code through knocks and raps to two teenage sisters, Catherine and Margaret Fox. After apersistent and creative Q&A, The Fox Sisters discovered they were communicating with the Spirit of a Peddler who was murdered and bricked up in their cellar.

 

Soon The Fox Sisters were telling their story to spellbound crowds at a time when women rarely gave public lectures, making them unforeseen missionaries for the budding Spiritualism Movement: a practice involving conversing with the dead. Spiritualism became enormously popular during the Civil War when so many women lost their male family members to the conflict.

 

Katie and Maggie Fox’s journey made it possible for many female Spiritualists to become financially independent and gain positions of authority in the male-majority society. Though the connection between Spiritualism, antislavery, and women’s rights is often absent from history books, the three revolutionary movements clearly fueled each others’ success.

 

Excerpt:

So The Great Civil War had just come to an end.

An event most historians don’t recommend

The repeating-of, seeing that so many died:

Far too many sons lost, scores of mothers left crying.

Our Nation Divided was eager to heal—

Like the thousands of families hearing the pealing of

Funeral Bells echo all the night long:

“Gone along, gone along. Gone untimely along.”

But the mourning kept going. Folks came to discover

They weren’t quite ready to fully recover

From such luscious sadness; the dabbing of eyes,

All the whimpering, groaning, and speaking in sighs.

And so very eventually—ocean-to-ocean—

The Nation subscribed to a curious notion:

A fervent belief, linking opposite coasts,

That their dearly departed had just become ghosts.

Who though no longer living, nor breathing, nor seen,

Were still sharing their houses as they’d used-to been.

And were dying to tell that they didn’t much mind

Being spirits—great comfort to those left-behind.

So.

The Civil War’s carnage, our national schism,

Set fuse to a movement called Spiritualism.

Ted Enik © 2021

 

We should include a couple of knockout spreads.

 

Bios

Ted Enik was part of the favored stable of Magic School Bus artists, channeled Hilary Knight for the canonical hardcoverEloise in Hollywood, is the co-author / illustrator of the well-received Wee Witches, and for a decade was the primary artist for the popular Fancy Nancy “I Can Read™” series. Throughout Ted has been a writer—plays and film—and now hopefully resonant, unexpected-and-collectible illustrated books and graphic novels. Most recently, Ted has joined Pixel Mouse House Books, Publisher / Packager, where he works to rejuvenate properties in the public domain or marry ideal collaborators.

Shiloh Penfield’s previous works include the children’s book Unraveling Rose, Boy Zero Comic, a guest artist spot on Red Knight comic, and multiple independent projects.

 

 

 

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Children's Books LGBTQ

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has a modern day ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairytale ends?

Now a Hulu Original Series!

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Children's Books Health and Safety

The Big Bad Coronavirus and How We Can Beat It!

The Coronavirus outbreak has changed almost everything in little Lisa’s life: going to school, being outdoors, and playing with friends. With help from Mommy, Lisa learns how we can look out for one another and stay safe—until a treatment or vaccine is found.

This new children’s book illustrates that even in these scary, uncertain times, there are simple helpful things we can do, and basic safety rules we should all follow regardless of age.

A timely “read aloud,” and a perfect tool to help address a child’s Covid questions, and in doing so reduce their anxiety and confusion. Lisa even fights and chases off a big blue Corona-Dragon!

 

 

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Children's Books

Joceyln’s Box of Socks

Jocelyn loves socks. She wears them everywhere . . . even in the bathtub! When a box of socks depicting different emotions arrives in the mail from her grandparents, she is ecstatic. After tearing open the package, she decides to wear a different pair of socks for when she’s happy, when she’s sad, and everything in between. Jocelyn soon discovers that her beloved new socks are not as exciting as they seem and are weighing her down. Can she learn how to manage her feelings and mix and match her socks to fit her every mood? Complete with a teacher’s guide ideal for parents and educators.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | 33 color images | 48 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356933 | Binding: hard cover

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Children's Books New Age

Wee Witches

“Wee Witches Children’s Book –– Hands down the most delightfully perfect children’s book on the market, Wee Witches is richly illustrated ABCs book complete with pagan symbolism and earth-loving messages for the little witch in your life.”   Enchantments

This ABC primer is a playful and richly symbolic introduction to the world of Wicca and the magic of Nature. Illustrated poems bring to light the Pagan Path, with each letter featuring a Wee Witch learning about the wheel of the year, tools of the Craft, rites of passage, faerie friends, and meaningful colors. This is a helpful and affirming tool for Pagan families, as well as an appealing collection of subtle, educational light verse for their budding Wee Witches, including A for Acorn, M for Maypole, and S for Spiderweb. Accurate symbols of Witches’ worldview are woven throughout the magical artwork, as well as hidden clues to a secret “Witch Name” revealed at the end of the book

Size: 8″ x 8″ | 26 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357985 | Binding: hard cover

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Children's Books Self Improvement

Maia and the Tall Wall

Maia is a curious girl, with lots of questions that she asks anyone who will listen. Behind Maia’s house is a peculiar stone wall. As Maia grows older, she notices that the wall grows too. While the wall gets higher and higher, Maia grows shyer and shyer. Before long, she is afraid to ask her questions out loud, and the thing she wants to know the most is, “What’s on the other side of that wall?” Maia tries all kinds of ways to get to the top, but none of them seem to work. Finally, she summons the courage to speak up, and a most surprising thing happens—she gets an answer! By using her voice, and with help from others, Maia gets to the top of the wall, and a whole new world opens up!

Size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | 28 color images | 32 pp

ISBN13: 9780764360800 | Binding: hard cover

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Children's Books Poetry

Casey At the Bat

“And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.”

Since its debut in 1888, that closing couplet has continued to echo down the decades. The ballad about a puffed-up 19th-century sports superstar quickly caught on with an America ready to elect Baseball the national pastime, and its position as an everlasting classic was instantly secured—safe at home, you might say.

This book is a wonderful read-aloud for parents of the very young, a rich visual adventure for current kid players, and a great gift for baseball-fans of all ages; a timeless comic melodrama about the whiff heard ’round the world!

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Children's Books Poetry

What Does My Dog Jack Do at Night?

What.Does.Jack.Do?

Have you ever wondered what our pets do when we are not around? One little boy might just have the answer. What Does My Dog Jack Do At Night?, A new title from author Adam Mock, brings to life the dreams of a child and his ideas of what goes on when we are not watching. Jack may seem like a normal dog, but he might just have a few tricks up his collar.

Available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble

"What Does My Dog Jack do at Night?" is now and audiobook!