The Gritty Little Lamb

The 2021 Reader’s Favorite GOLD MEDAL WINNER for best Children’s Animal Book. A ‘growth mindset’ children’s picture book, The Gritty Little Lamb is a touching tale about joyful Lambie who loves playing games but has a hard time losing. His parents educate him about the value of practice, perseverance and attitude to achieve his goal which, for right now, is beating Dad. 
 With playful illustrations and spirited rhymes, this story teaches the value of determination and inspires every child to believe in the possibility of their own abilities.

Meet Dan Allbaugh

Dan Allbaugh is a husband and father of two curious and playful boys whose energy and shared love of games are the inspiration for this writing. He lives with his family in Iowa.

Carl’s Fish Farm: An Introduction to Aquaculture

Spend a day with Carl the Channel Catfish as he gives a rhyming tour of his daily life on a fish farm in South Georgia. This educational book contains real-life environmental photos as well as illustrations of Carl, our narrator. Children will learn: -What aquaculture is -What kind of organisms can be farmed in aquaculture -How fish are farmed -What equipment is used -There’s also a hydroponics activity in the back …and so much more! Whether you’re an experienced fish farmer or just a curious reader, this book is perfect for any and all little ones! Created by the fish farmer’s daughter, kids will get up close and personal with the daily aquaculture life through the pictures of “Edge’s Aquatics Farm” in Soperton, GA and the beautifully illustrated cartoons by the author-illustrator. There’s so much to learn in this book!

Meet K. Michelle Edge

K. Michelle Edge is the author & illustrator of numerous children’s titles, including her autobiographical series, “The Adventures of Sissy Dog”. Michelle does her best writing in the bathtub and likes to create digital art on rainy days. The fish farmer’s daughter spent her childhood in nature, growing up on the family farm in Soperton, Georgia. Swimming in the creek, hunting, fishing, climbing trees, and playing with the animals on the property were her favorite things to do. As an adult, Michelle’s love for the environment and being outside quickly turned into falconry, SCUBA diving, rockhounding, sea turtle conservation, coral reef restoration, and wildlife rehabilitation. Ms. Edge has a B.S. in Natural Resources from Oregon State University and graduated Cum Laude as a first-generation college student. Michelle’s books focuses on phonics by rhyming on every page, which is catchy for young children and enables memory through. Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system. Teaching phonics and rhyming to a child develops their phonological awareness skills – which play an important part of becoming a good reader. She is self-published through Amazon, but you can also find her books and social media at www.kmichellebooks.com

Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon

In the magical world of the Hither and Yon, the noble kingdoms of the Land Ever After and The Far, Far Away are on the verge of war. A sinister plot is in play. The Princess Faere has been kidnapped. And all evidence of the foul deed points to The Far, Far Away. With his kingdom on the verge of war with Ever After, Chevalier the mouse goes on a heroes quest to find the missing princess, stop the coming war–And fulfill his destiny of becoming a mouseketeer!!!

Meet Darryl Hughes

I’m a writer and self publisher from NYC.

Our NICU Journey

Our NICU Journey is an inspiring children’s book and keepsake that follows first time parents as they navigate the neonatal intensive care unit. This book provides individuals enduring the NICU a sense of hope and encouragement. It is the perfect gift for families with a loved one or multiples in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU graduates, and healthcare workers and supporters who are dedicated to this fragile community. The final pages include sections to document your own NICU journey and space for guests and healthcare teams’ signatures. Follow along as each page of the story highlights the strength, courage, and perseverance of a child’s fight to come home, visually represented through Beads of Courage®. Whatever your story, know that you are not alone.

Meet Sarah Immonen Ward

Sarah Ward has a BS in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia and a degree in dental hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia. She is a mother of three NICU miracles and is passionate about giving back to the NICU community. The Ward family welcomed twins born at 28 weeks where they spent months in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Two years later their singleton was born at 37 weeks and needed assistance in the NICU to help with breathing difficulties. The amount of time in the NICU did not change feeling of fear, uncertainty, and disappointment. With the help of their amazing medical teams featured in this book, the Ward children are home and thriving. Since her experiences in the hospital, Sarah has enjoyed connecting with fellow NICU families and healthcare workers in hopes to bring comfort and support. If this book helps you find comfort on your journey the Ward family would love to hear about it.