Featured Title: Melanin Brown Discovers America

April’s featured title is (drum roll please)… by Candice Davis!Melanin Brown is a very wise seventh-grader who witnesses a new student being bullied because of his beliefs. This situation makes her feel very uncomfortable, and she knows that the actions of those students are wrong. With the guidance of her parents and her experiences with teachers and friends, paired with her own desire to treat people the way she wants to be treated, Melanin learns to confront difficult situations and social constructs while simultaneously navigating her own sense of truth and justice.We chatted with Candice about how current events influenced her … read more

April Book Releases

The warm days are upon us this April, which means it’s time to get out in the sun with your next favorite read! Check out our new releases below because we have some special books waiting for you.Children’s BooksBy Marielle PariseauA speck of cinnamon and white fur, Billy did more than any mouse could have ever done. He helped Jeanne find her place in the countryside. He conquered her heart.

Based on the true story of a little deer mouse who lived in the author’s kitchen for nearly half a decade, Billy Braveheart is a tale of survival, courage, and friendship. … read more

All the Children’s Book Awards You Should Know About

You’ve put your heart and soul into your book and now you’re ready to get noticed. There are many children’s book awards that are waiting for your submission and range in terms of fees, categories, and significance. We organized a list of some of the most distinguished children’s award programs that you can enter, and win!Image Credit: Brands&PeopleSide note: Some of the deadlines for these awards have passed, but we hope this can be a reference for all future submissions.Book Excellence AwardsThe Book Excellence Awards is an international book awards competition that recognizes books for their high quality design, … read more

March Featured Title: untold: defining moments of the uprooted

This month, our featured title is edited by Gabrielle Deonath and Kamini Ramdeen! This remarkable collection of real stories explores the South Asian experience in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. Thirty-two emerging voices share deeply personal moments relating to immigration, infertility, divorce, mental health, suicide, sexual orientation, gender identity, racism, colorism, casteism, religion, and much more, all while balancing the push and pull of belonging to two cultural hemispheres. Every story sheds light on the authentic truths of living as womxn with hyphenated identities that have only been whispered – until … read more

Commemorating our Women Authors

Happy Women’s History Month! March is the month to honor the achievements of women, educate people on women’s equality, and shine a spotlight on women’s history. We admire and appreciate all of the women authors that we’ve worked with, and wanted to feature some of their books that highlight women’s issues, empower women and girls, and feature strong women characters. Thank you for your inspiration and ability to make positive changes through publishing!By Megan TouchtonAbout the BookWith the light of your heart, you’re determined to soar.

Your inner strength will guide you across every mountain and shore.Written in honor of strong … read more

March Book Releases

With spring just around the corner, we have new releases in full bloom! Maybe you’re looking for an endearing children’s tale or a spiritual memoir about miracles. Perhaps you’re more into sports books and want to read about the most intense college football rivalry. Either way, there’s a little bit for everybody with these new reads.Click on the book titles to be taken to their Mascot listing.Children’s Books By Paula MenefeeJoin the Bulldog as he spends a fun-filled day in Artesia, New Mexico. Follow the mascot as he tours the community on his way to the big game at the Bulldogread more

From One Author to Another on the Writing Process

All authors have some kind of writing process: what happens in between writing that first sentence and sending the manuscript off to the publisher. Some might write addictingly for a few days and others might write over the course of a few years. Regardless of the time frame, every author needs somewhere to start and some structure to follow.Mary Jo Hazard is the author of Stillwater, a highly anticipated novel praised as “compelling” and “thoughtful” by Kirkus Reviews and debuted as a number one new bestseller on Amazon in the category of Young Adult books about suicide. We asked … read more

February Featured Title: 121 Days: The Corbin Raymond Story of Fighting for Life and Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury

Our February featured title is 121 Days: The Corbin Raymond Story of Fighting for Life and Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury by Sadie Raymond with Todd Civin!On the morning of July 4th, 2018, Sadie discovered that her son had been a passenger in a car that had collided with a tree and was on his way to the hospital via ambulance. For 121 days, Corbin fought an arduous battle for his life, and, through faith and love against all odds, Corbin won. Featuring real-time journal entries and contributions from other members of Corbin’s family, 121 Days is a revelatory story … read more

Celebrating our Black Authors

February is Black History Month! It’s a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans, so we wanted to put the spotlight on some of our Black authors. We believe their books, which promote diversity and Black voices, inspire great changes in the world and we are honored to have worked on them.Click on the book titles to be taken directly to its Mascot listing!By Andre GatlingAbout the BookPenelope thought moving to a new neighborhood would be exciting, but she didn’t expect to be bullied because she was different. She befriends Chloe, a homeless puppy who is also … read more

February Book Releases

There’s no better Valentine than an irresistible page-turner. From an enthralling WWII historical fiction novel to delicious recipes from Chef Elizabeth Lee, with a bunch of heartwarming picture books, you’re bound to fall in love with one of our new releases. Children’s BooksBy Brandi PearceIn this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else’s tummy, not his mommy’s. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born?Join Augustread more