Little Red is making friends

Squirrel life at Grandma’s house in the forest clearing is cozy, serene, and pretty uneventful, so why don’t we get our capes and set out on a fruit hunt?! Together with Grandma, Red embarks on a spirited adventure. Along the way she eats delicious blueberries, helps a blue jay build her nest, and befriends a pack of wolves (yes, you read that right, not one wolf but a pack). In this book inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, lively illustrations reminiscent of watercolor are woven with the right amount of text to tell a captivating and touching story about playfulness, compassion, and making friends. Psst, I’ll let you in on a secret. There are 32 butterflies spread throughout the illustrations of this book, can you find them all?

Meet Alina Manolache

After spending a decade building a career in an unrelated field, Alina decided to leave it all behind and pursue her dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator, hoping to spread joy and positivity to younger and older readers alike. Since a traditional art education was out of reach, Alina relied on her self-drive to develop the abilities needed to express on the page the feelings and stories she dreamed of sharing with others. Alina’s love for fairy tales, watercolor painting, and animals is readily apparent in her first book “Little Red is making friends”, which she wrote, illustrated, and self published. In her debut work, the visually stunning illustrations combined with her storytelling evoke undeniable feelings of joy and compassion. Alina brings ideas to life from her home in Romania where she lives with her husband, and if she’s not writing or illustrating, she’s reading mystery and fantasy novels.

Everything Here Belongs to You

Everything Here Belongs to You succeeds beautifully at telling an intimate and deeply felt story of a troubled connection between two young women, set against a larger narrative of ideological conflict.” -IndieReader (4.8 Starred Review)

Saborna Roychowdhury’s novel is an absorbing, richly detailed narrative set in the early 2000s in Kolkata that explores the complicated dynamics of social class, female bonds and family expectations. In alternating points of view, the Everything Here Belongs to You follows Parul and Mohini through their early lives and coming of age. The two young women grow up under the same roof, but live very different lives.

Parul was six years old when her desperately poor father brought her from their village to live with the Sens, a middle-class Hindu family. Following common customs, Parul was taken in as a servant, asked to hide her Muslim identity, and trained to do household chores alongside Mrs. Sen. By contrast, Mohini, the Sens’ daughter, who is a few years younger than Parul, has led a life of privilege and education.

As Parul grows older, she becomes increasingly unhappy and resentful with her lot in life. Mohini struggles with their relationship as well, never sure whether to treat Parul as a sister or a servant. When Parul has a passionate, secret affair with Rahim, a radical Muslim, the careful order the Sens have maintained is thrown into chaos.

Parul must decide where her loyalties lie when Rahim asks her to betray the Sens and endanger a young American man who is staying with them and to whom Mohini is attracted. Parul’s choice will shock the family and determine everyone’s future.

Follow the powerful and emotional story of two young women, Parul and Mohini, as they navigate their complex relationships and the strict societal expectations placed upon them. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, one woman is faced with a heart-wrenching choice that will determine the fate of those around her. This beautifully written and deeply intimate exploration of love, loyalty, and identity will leave you questioning the norms and expectations placed upon us and the power of our own choices.


Meet Saborna Roychowdhury

In 2004, Saborna’s short story “Bengal Monsoon” appeared in New York Stories magazine and received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Saborna was born and raised in Kolkata, India, and moved to the U.S. for undergraduate work in chemistry. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and twin daughters. When she is not writing and chasing fictional characters, she is a very earnest Chemistry Instructor at various Community Colleges

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

The Penguin who found a magic box: A Picture book for kids about screen time, technology and balance

Hi, I am Pip the penguin and I found something truly MAGICAL today! It was hidden in my best friend Noah’s new home in Antarctica and It’s the MOST AMAZING thing I have ever seen! Wanna know what it is and what I did with it? Well, I won’t be spilling my secrets here – that would be silly. For that, you’ll have to come on the journey with me and read my book. I promise it’s worth it. So are you ready to join me and discover my SUPER DUPER AMAZING MAGIC BOX? GREAT! Then I’ll see you inside the book.

Meet Cove Books

The author, who refers to herself as “Just a mama who loves to write and draw”, is an animator turned full-time mom. She began her writing journey inspired by her child’s fascination with penguins. How long will this journey continue and where will it lead? Only time will tell :) As for why the funny profile picture? It was drawn by the author’s daughter when she was just five years old. The little girl was so thrilled with her creation that her mama decided to keep it as her profile picture forever. It’s a small reminder of the joy and creativity that children can bring into our lives. For any information or feedback, she can be reached at [email protected]

Kay-9 The Robot Dog

Ryan is lonely. He’s an only child and his dad is away serving in the military. He can’t have pets and all he wants is a dog. So he decides to make one

Meet J.M. Gulmire

J.M. is a kid at heart and private educator with a house full of critters and elves. Also a screenwriter and claymation animator, Gulmire is the Amazon Bestselling author of “Kay-9 The Robot Dog,” and “A Vacuum for My Birthday.”

DESIREE’S PRIZE: Trouble Don’t Last Always

All seems lost for Anna “Desiree” Kane, a beautiful, homeless mother who loses her children to the system and hits rock bottom a few weeks before Christmas. However, with a twist of fate, she meets a local shelter worker and pastor, Jacob Day, who is well liked in his community, but jeopardizes his integrity when he goes against all odds to help rebuild her life by showing tough love. They must trust God for restoration to overcome the battles that will rip them apart.

Meet Melissa Hudson

Melissa Hudson obtained an MFA degree in English and creative writing, a Masters degree in education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has appeared on two national television talk shows and spoken on various radio channels across the country. She was featured in an International women magazine and was named an international woman of Faith for her extraordinary passion to spread the name and fame of Jesus Christ. Ms. Hudson is an Amazon Bestselling Author of three ebooks, “Desiree’s Prize: Trouble Don’t Last Always,” and, “Don’t Go There: Where Terror Lurks In The Shadows,” and “ER NURSE.” She is a children’s picture book author of the work, “There’s a Stinky Monster inside My Shoes,” and a self-help relationship writer of the book, “The Female Fool: 10 Reasons Why You Aren’t Attracting a Good Christian Man,” and a novelist of the novel, “Black Wedding Veil: beauty is the den of death, and the body is the road to the grave.” She is an educator in the public school system, a widow and has one son.

The Broken Road

Kri’s running from a lot of things. Thankfully, she’s got a plan. She’s moving to DC, issuing a moratorium on dating, and burying herself in work. Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand derails Kri’s plan with hurricane force. He’s determined to win her heart, but someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored. Can Kadyn save Kri from her past or will she remain forever broken?

Meet K.S. Ruff

I live in Northern Virginia with my football-crazed husband, two beautiful daughters, and two psychotic Shih Tzus. I teach courses in international relations, foreign policy, peacekeeping, and human security at the American Military University. What can I say? I still love school. I’ve written six romantic suspense novels in the Broken Series, a middle-grade fantasy novel entitled Saving Tir na nOg, and a children’s book entitled Brave Just Like Me. I’m addicted to coffee, dark chocolate, reading, and writing; although not necessarily in that order. Reading will always be my first love. Writing appears to be edging out coffee for second place, unless it’s morning. In the morning, it’s coffee.

Where I Get My Super Power: (children’s book about inner strength, friendship, love, overcoming bullying and children helping each other)

“Where I Get My Super Power” is a must-read for parents, educators, and children alike, delivering a crucial message about overcoming bullying and the enduring power of kindness.

Meet Ageno H Monica

MONICA AGENO is a Melbourne based Author and illustrator. She has a genuine love for life, and her passion, drive, and wild imagination seep onto every written page. She also paints in her spare time. She writes both childrens’ books under the pen name Ageno H Monica and New Adult romance books under her name Monica Ageno. She believes in the importance of reading to children from an early age to help build their confidence and her children’s books are both imaginative and lesson based.

Bruno and Rufus, The Great Cake Adventure. Includes INTERACTIVE VERSION with Voiceover, Animation, and Quest.


Where stories come alive!

Journey into a world where stories leap off the pages! Dive into an enchanting tale of friendship, adventure, and delightful surprises around every corner.
Meet characters that will inspire, entertain, and become your child’s new favorite companions.

But the magic doesn’t end with words on a page. Transform reading time into an immersive experience with our interactive adventure story edition!
Every page comes alive with captivating voiceovers, whimsical animations, and melodies that will have little feet tapping in delight.
Engage and challenge young minds with a quest weaved seamlessly into the narrative. As the tale unfolds, hints and clues lead to a grand finale – and guess what? A special gift awaits those who complete the journey!

A story for kids aged 2-8, this book promises more than just a reading—it’s an adventure, a game, and a treasure hunt rolled into one delightful package. Dive in and let the magic begin!

About story:
Join Bruno the bear and Rufus the rabbit on a heartwarming adventure through an enchanted forest, as they learn the true meaning of friendship. This beautifully illustrated tale follows the duo’s journey to create a unique honey-carrot cake, teaching young readers the importance of communication, compromise, and understanding. Through their adventures, children will also gain valuable insights into developing their own emotional intelligence.

How Can You Unlock the Book’s Interactive Edition?
1. Flip the pages to find the QR code.
2. Scan it using your device’s camera or a QR scanner app.
The link to the website can also be found on the same page as the QR code.
3. Register and, enter the activation code located inside the book.
4. Dive into the interactive experience.

The interactive version is compatible with computers, tablets, and phones.


Meet TaleNest

Welcome to TaleNest, where storytelling transcends the page!

We specialize in creating children’s books that are not just reads, but interactive adventures. Each book comes alive with voiceovers, captivating animations, quests, and vocabulary lessons, all designed to impart valuable life skills.

But TaleNest is more than a brand; it’s a collaborative community. We bring together a talented ensemble of parents, writers, animators, designers, and professional voice-over artists, all united by a shared passion for enriching young minds. Our mission is to make learning an unforgettable journey, one story at a time.

Join us in turning the page to a new chapter in children’s education.

The Penguin who stopped a Fire

Hi, I am Pip, the Penguin and I stopped a dangerous forest fire today. How did I do such a brave thing? How did the fire start in the first place? Find out in this colorful book all about me.

Meet Cove Books

The author, who refers to herself as “Just a mama who loves to write and draw”, is an animator turned full-time mom. She began her writing journey inspired by her child’s fascination with penguins. How long will this journey continue and where will it lead? Only time will tell :) For any information or feedback, she can be reached at clovebookskids@gmailcom