Liam Lion Lost at the Bloomsburg Fair

After falling out of the stroller, Liam wonders if he will ever see Eric again. Will his new friends help reunite him with his family before it’s too late? Or, will he remain a lost toy forever?

Meet Jessica D. Adams

Jessica D. Adams writes children’s books about The Underground Toy Society that aim to teach children to love and appreciate what they have, think of others, and hopefully clean their rooms. Jessica’s two daughters are the inspiration for the books, as well as co-illustrators for many of the books. Jessica also wrote short time travel books, Meeting Grandmom and Back to Grandmom, which are great stories for kids as well as adults to remember or talk about lost loved ones and family history.

The Penguin who had the Tiniest Friend in the World

Hi, I am Pip the Penguin and I have the tiniest cutest friend in the world – Munch Munch. Would you like to meet Munch Munch – there could be a surprise waiting :) Would you like to know what that surprise is? Would you like to see what I did when I found out about the surprise? Then why are you waiting – just open the book and dive right in! See you inside :)

Meet Cove Books

Formerly an animator, and currently a full time mother of an amazing 5 year old who loves to write and draw during her (rare) leisure.

Little One

A celebration of the beauty and potential found in all little ones. Cherish the blessing found in your little baby with this rolling, fun and cute picture book. “Little hands, little nose, great big eyes and little toes.” Let your heart explore all that God has in store for your new born. Every read through ends with you speaking a blessing and prayer over your beloved little one.

Meet Andy Smart

Andy has had a life-long love of great stories and artistic expression. This passion guided him to study Animation at Sheridan College and Capilano University. In his heart Andy has always been a classical artist. Loving to draw, paint and sculpt. The computer has been a powerful tool to create his vibrant artwork. Now it’s his passion to craft stories that parents can trust and truly enjoy reading together with their children.

Scott the Dot Hatches a Plot

Scott is very distraught – nobody seems to pay any attention to this little dot. What can he do to make the world see that he has so much to offer?!?!

Meet Olive Dair

Olive Fair comes from a long line of educators, all of whom she failed miserably by not becoming a teacher herself. Still, she feels the same desire to help children explore the world and broaden their horizons and does so through storytelling and humor.

The Penguin who helped me Fly

Hi I am Pip, the Penguin. But this book is not about me. It’s about Ollie, the owlet who couldn’t fly. * I HELPED HIM FLY. * What! A penguin giving flight lessons! But penguins can’t fly! I hear you. But I did do the unthinkable. How I did it? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out :)

Meet Cove Books

Formerly an animator, and currently a full time mother of an amazing 5 year old who loves to write and draw during her (rare) leisure.

The Smile

In a land where there is six months night and six months day, where the wind rarely rests, and food is scarce, a girl and her family struggle to survive. When mother and father leave to find food, Ahnah and her favourite dog, Akiak, must endure on their own, but by following a dream, they may bring a smile to more than one face.

Meet Marin

THE SMILE will be a permafree book – forever. Why you may ask? Here is the story. As a creative person, I am an adamant defender of our freedom of expression. Over the last few years, I have noticed that in the quasi-democratic world, institutions, media outlets, schools, and universities ban books, therefore, ban ideas. Governments are even worse – they send the wrong message and try to criminalize speech and even thought. When I finished writing THE SMILE, I sent the manuscript to a linguist – a university professor. I was looking for help and searching for a well-experienced editor of Inuit origin. I wanted to be sure my story, although simple, was well-grounded and correctly depicted the Inuit lifestyle. Here is her reply (typos included): “Dear Mr. Darmonkow – My position, and that of people who work with Indigenous cultures, is that no one has the right to tell or make up a story about these cultures without strong and definite endorsement from the Indigenous people themselves. The Indigneous people themselves are the ones to tell the stories, but may also support writers from other cultures who have spend the very long time necessary to understand the Innu or Inuit culture. The issue is ‘cultural and voice appropriation,’ you can Google it.” To be honest, her answer bothered me. A lot. Not because it was related to my humble story but because, to me, it is wrong by default. Cultural and voice appropriation means that Homer, regarded as an enemy of homosexuality had no right to create the gay protagonists Achilles and Patroclus; that Shakespeare, a white man, had no right to create Othello; that Tolstoy, a male author, had no right to sculpt the character of Anna Karenina; and that “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which outsold the Bible when it was published, had no right to exist because the author was not only a woman, but a white female. The literary world is full of similar “inappropriate” examples. In addition to the above, the idea of the book is mine, it is not stolen from a myth or a folktale. I created the book to add value to a culture that I do not belong to, but I rather admire. “Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression,” anyone? Hope you enjoy my little book – it is not banned yet.

Taffy the Turtle

From the creator of Pete the Shark comes an empowering story about speaking up when you see a wrong. What you see and say can make a difference. If you see something wrong…do something. Say something…you can save a life! In this inspiring new book with colorful illustrations, Taffy the Turtle and her ocean friends learn an important lesson about the difference it makes when we see a wrong and do something about it. If it is wrong…use your voice: Say Something! Picture Day is this week and Taffy cannot wait to have her picture taken… …But when Taffy tells on her classmate for breaking a class rule, it results in her classmate not talking to her and an awkward school picture. Now, she wonders if it’s good to “say something when she sees something”. She decides not to tell on anyone again. Will that decision expose the community to danger when Taffy spots real trouble? Inspiring and enriching children’s books for kids 4 and up.

Meet Karlene J. Froling

Ellery’s Magic Bicycle

A touching picture book about a remarkable childhood bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle, perfect for children ages 4 to 7 and for fans of The Giving Tree.

Inspired by the author’s own childhood adventures, this heartfelt story will take readers on a whimsical journey through Ellery’s childhood with her magical bicycle in tow. Ellery and her bicycle share many wonderful new experiences together; lonely yet curious Ellery finds adventure, love, and friendship, as well as weathering sorrow and loss.

When she grows up, Ellery starts to forget her special bond with the bicycle. Will Ellery remember what’s important before it’s too late and the magical bike is lost forever?

A story of redemption, Ellery’s struggles, hopes, and triumph serve as an uplifting reminder to parents of their childhood bonds. Young readers will grow to love Ellery’s strong, kind, and compassionate spirit, and will see their own cherished bicycle in a new light.

  • A heartfelt and emotionally powerful read-aloud book
  • Books for kids ages 4 and up
  • Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students.

Praise for Ellery’s Magic Bicycle:

★ ” A fantasy grounded in real life with a gentle message about loyal friendship.” –– Kirkus Reviews 
★ “An uplifting picture book in which a girl forms a magical friendship that lasts throughout the years.” –– Foreward Reviews ★
★ “A sweet tale about honoring the best of your past that young readers should enjoy.” –– Blue Ink Reviews ★

Meet Maria Monte

Maria Monte writes beautifully sweet, heart-warming, and fun stories that teach little ones great values, such as kindness and love. Her spare time is divided between family, caring for her young son, and writing children’s books. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Maria enjoys mochas, watching comedies, and losing herself in wiki rabbit holes.