May 2019 Featured Title: Swamp Diva

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by Brenda Farrington, available now!Why We Love Itis a tale like no other. From its unique illustration style courtesy of Penny Weber to the confidence that the bikini-clad reptilian protagonist exudes, we

New Releases for May!

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Ready for your new favorite read? Our new list of releases has everything from a sassy crocodile with confidence in droves to incredible insights into the future of artificial intelligence. Check out the full list below!May’s Featured Titleby Brenda FarringtonTourists travel from miles around to see the trendiest gator in

Illustrator Feature: Vanessa Alexandre

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By Emily Evans-MillerFreelancers are the backbone of the publishing world. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is illustrator Vanessa Alexandre.How did you get in to illustrating books? What made you decide to pursue this

Celebrating Earth Day

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By Emily Evans-MillerHappy Earth Day! To celebrate our planet’s natural beauty and all the creatures who live here, we’re sharing a handful of our favorite nature-themed titles.Check out the full list below!By Melissa Rooney, Ph.D.This Dr. Seuss-inspired tale by Melissa Rooney follows one frog’s plight to escape its evaporating birth

New Releases for April!

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Spring has officially sprung! Why not celebrate the longer, warmer days outside with a new favorite read? This month, we’re releasing a financial literacy guide to help your family flourish, children’s books perfect for any early reader, and fiction titles to take you on a new journey. Check out the

April 2019 Featured Title: Owning the Dash

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by Anthony C. Delauney, releasing April 2, 2019!Why We Love ItApril is Financial Literacy month, and Owning the Dash is full of information and best practices that will set your family’s feet on

Featured Editor: Abby Mergenmeier

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By Emily Evans-MillerHere at Mascot, we think it’s high time to recognize the unsung heroes of the publishing community: illustrators and editors. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is editor Abby Mergenmeier.How did you

A Q&A With Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti

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By Emily Evans-MillerThe latest season of The Bachelor may have ended a few weeks ago, but we’re still feeling the love from fan favorite contestants turned children’s book authors Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti. Their debut picture book is available today!Jared and Ashley took some time out of their

Ask the Authors: National Reading Month

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By Emily Evans-MillerMarch is National Reading Month, kicked off by Dr. Seuss’ birthday on the 2nd. In honor of such an important month for book lovers nationwide, we’ve decided to take it back to the titles that started our love for reading. Our staff has talked a lot about I

March 2019 Featured Title: Line Change

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by Matt Brown with Todd Civin, releasing March 12th!Why We Love ItLife can change in an instant—and no one knows that better than Matt Brown. His incredible story of courage, resilience, and overcoming