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New Releases for June 2017!

There’s nothing better than lounging by the pool with an ice cold lemonade and a good book! Kick off your summer the right way with our new releases, which include a variety of genres for all ages! 

Non-Fiction

FIND YOUR WHISTLE By Christopher Ullman “Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives. In this sweet and authentic memoir, world whistling champion Christopher Chris Ullman a managing director at one of the world s most powerful private equity firms tells readers how he found, developed, and shares his whistle with big-wig politicians, special needs children, Wall Street billionaires, and more than 400 people on their birthdays every year. Chris inspires readers to find their simple gift – their whistle – and make the world a better place.“ I first met Chris in 1994 when he whistled on the Today Show. I was smiling then and he’s made me smile again with this sweet and heartwarming memoir. –Katie Couric Chris’ book is well worth reading. his main point, so gracefully and humorously told, is that by having the skill to whistle in a way that creates joy in the world, he is doing what others can and should do: find their own whistle and use that skill or talent to bring happiness and pleasure to others. –David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group With Find Your Whistle, Chris Ullman has penned a memoir that hits all the right notes. Told in a warm and witty style, Chris writes a compelling tale of his lifelong journey to become a world champion whistler and how he’s used that skill to make the world a little brighter and happier. –Daniel F. Akerson, former Chairman and CEO, General Motors HOUSE CALL: A DOCTOR’S TIME IN MEDICINE AND GOVERNMENT By J. Roy Rowland and Selby McCash Former Congressman for Georgia and longtime family physician J. Roy Rowland’s account of the health care reform efforts initiated by President Clinton reveals in candid detail how the nation’s most prominent political leaders turned the promise of historic progress into tragic failure. The downfall of health care reform back then still influences politics today. Dr. Rowland’s story spans more than 90 years from his days growing up in a small Georgia town during the Great Depression to his career as a primary care doctor and then a maverick political figure during a period of turbulent change. In this extraordinary and timely memoir, he continues to urge Americans to learn from the past so history won’t repeat itself. GENEROUS FRUITS: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HOMESTEADING By Barbara Bamberger Scott “In this—the first comprehensive chronicle of American homesteading from earliest settlement to the current day—author Barbara Bamberger Scott quickly establishes her voice as a passionate urban homesteader and accomplished writer. Scott’s personal, ‘I’ve-been-there’ approach to the subject—its roots and branches, its past and future—targets both the avid practitioner and the armchair philosopher. Highly recommended for anyone who has walked this path, or is considering it.” —Wanda Urbanska, simplicity advocate and author of The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life 30 DAYS TO STOP SUCKING, START THRIVING: GET YOUR MINDSET IN CHECK By Jessica Lewis No one just stumbles upon success. It’s something that is pre-determined, pre-measured, pre-calculated, and planned. To find success, you have to go after it day after day, week after week, and never give up. Your mindsets and habits must set you up to live your life with purpose and passion. Many of us have moments of inspiration, but we let it fade, putting a longer hold on our dreams. If you’re tired of waiting to make your dreams a reality, or if you’re surrounded my mediocre and are looking for something better, look no further than this journal, which invites you to answer questions and present yourself with challenges that will help you develop motivation that lasts. 30 Days to Stop Sucking, Start Thriving is a life-changing journal. If you go through all 30 days of this book, you will find inspiration to achieve your goals and clarity on what your goals are, as well as tried and true mindsets that you must adopt to achieve your goals.

Fiction

THE EYE OF THE STORM (BOOK TWO OF THE TRIPLE CROWN TRILOGY) By Kimberly Campbell When Lilly Garrett came out of retirement to ride Genuine Storm in the Kentucky Derby, no one expected them to win. Now, the Preakness is coming up and while Storm gets ready for his next big race, Lilly is confronted with a past that no longer wants to stay hidden. Lost love, heartbreak, betrayal—everything comes to light in the two weeks leading up to the big race. With the help of Charlie, Doug, and the rest of the team, Lilly must confront the reasons she left racing in the first place. Does she want to be a jockey again, or will she leave the sport behind forever? Time is running out, and the team is desperate. Will Lilly make her decision in time to help the people who count on her? Most importantly, will Genuine Storm stand a chance at the Triple Crown if Lilly Garrett isn’t the one riding him?

Children’s Chapter Books

ATTILA THE HUMMER By Maggie Smith It looks like Beaky Broadbill’s time at Rowdy Rufus’s Flight School won’t be as easy as he hoped. He’s had the misfortune of being placed in the group belonging to Attila the Hummer, the nastiest, toughest hummingbird commander at the school. Will Beaky be able to survive his torturous training and maybe find out what his mean group leader doesn’t want them to know?

Children’s Books

POSITIVE PETE PENGUIN’S FIRST BUS RIDE By James Davis It’s the first day of school, and Pete Penguin is nervous. He’s never ridden a bus before! What if he can’t find a seat? What if he doesn’t make any friends? Pete can’t help but worry, so it’s up to Momma Penguin to save the day. Will Pete Penguin learn to be positive after all? THE FIRST SONG By Lisa Batch Imagine living in a time with no music. Who wrote the first song? People grunted and animals howled, then someone created a melody allowing all of the jungles’ people and animals to communicate peacefully. A PRINCE AFTER ALL  By Heather Crick Even though Charlie and Sarah are the best of friends, Sarah has a secret. When Charlie find out, he changes Sarah’s life! SASSY By Poppy Hall
When Sassy the pig ends up somewhere new,
He has to figure out who to talk to and what to do!
Sassy was inspired by real life events in the author’s childhood. When she was a little girl, she used to drive by the same pig on a farm every single day. Her brother named him Sassy and it stuck!
One day while they were driving by, all these cars were stopped along the side of the road. A horse was lying down in the field with Sassy sprawled across his back taking a nap! Thus Sassy the book was born from the unlikely friendship between a pig and a horse.
SCIENCESTRATIONS: GAMEDAY WEATHER By Kyle Dunn Fletcher keeps checking the weather to see if it is a good day to play baseball. Will it ever be a nice day? Activities and investigations are included to test your knowledge! BAKU & ISTANBUL: MAXWELL’S ABC ADVENTURES! By George Kingsley Hewan Jr., Ed.D, and Tara Paige Hewan
Join Maxwell on an alphabet journey through Azerbaijan and Istanbul! Learn about the importance of tradition, culture, and innovation with Maxwell by your side.
MOMMY BREASTFEEDS ME By Amanda Porter This book provides a delightful way to promote breastfeeding and provide support for mothers facing challenging cultural views. THE ADVENTURES OF CITY FROG by Steven Zanetis Come journey with City Frog as he leaves the comfort of his farm pond for the big city. Along the way he’ll meet a whole host of new friends–a caged rabbit, a lost Labradoodle, a hapless raccoon, and many more. Can City Frog put his wits and skills to use to help his new friends out? And when his adventure is over, can he make it back home? PRINCESS LIBUŠE OF PRAGUE AND HER PRAGUEMATIC INSIGHTS By Susan M. Cox A whimsical telling of the legendary princess who founded Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Princess Libuše governed her kingdom when women were not generally permitted to rule, but legend says she had magical powers that allowed her to see into the future. Princess Libuše of Prague celebrates the Czech culture and embodies the timeless lesson that girls rule! THE NICE MONSTER UNDER MY BED By Jaxon Glover
Jaxon wants to be brave and strong, but it can be so hard. The world is so big and he’s just a kid. But when a visitor comes to town, Jaxon might just find a new best friend and the courage he never knew he had.
The Nice Monster Under My Bed is a children’s book that is sure to delight readers of all ages.
ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW WITH TUCKEY THE NANTUCKET WHALE By Robert Cameron All of the Colors of the Rainbow with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale is a children’s board designed to help even the earliest readers learn their colors. Follow along with Tuckey as he swims around Nantucket, sharing all of the beautiful colors he sees along the way. SCRIBBLES by Theresa Mackiewicz Scribbles struggles in school and would much rather be drawing frogs all day. Mrs. Sunshine recognizes that Scribbles needs some guidance in order to feel successful. Come along with Scribbles and watch how she conquers school and drawing! THE ADVENTURES OF BUGABOO AND LADYBUG: UP, UP, & AWAY
By Jewel Sweeney
Join Bugaboo and Ladybug on the first of many adventures! See where they go and what they do as they explore the world around them. Let’s hope that everyone makes it back safe and sound!
ONCE UPON A GRADUATION By Katie Henry Follow a little girl from her first day of school to her Once Upon a Graduation. Join in her imagination and congratulating her classmates! THE LOOSE TOOTH FAIRY KIT By Jennifer Silvestri Tooth Fairy Land is a beautiful, magical place where the Tooth Fairy and her helpers use donated teeth from children around the world to build upon their special land. The Tooth Fairy seeks out teeth in “the finest condition” so her buildings can be strong and last forever! It’s time to prepare your teeth for Tooth Fairy Land! The Tooth Fairy has sent out her special helpers, the Loose Tooth Fairies, to help you take good care of your teeth. Your very own fairy is here and she brought a toothbrush with magical fairy dust in it just for you! Kit Includes:
  • Beautifully illustrated Children’s Book
  • Your very own Loose Tooth Fairy
  • Your very own Magical Toothbrush
FREEDA THE FROG & HER NEW BLUE FAMILY By Nadine Haruni Freeda and her family get used to life after the divorce. They have a new routine in place, but things change when Freeda meets a new blue frog. This change brings new topics into the family discussion such as, “How do you handle a parent remarrying?” and “Does the color on the outside of a frog matter?”  

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Mascot Books’ Outstanding Author Awards 2014

Congratulations and Thank You to All Mascot Books’ Authors!

Mascot Books is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2014 Outstanding Author Awards! It’s hard to believe, but 2014 was our eleventh full year in business.  Time flies when you’re doing what you love…and working with amazing people along the way.  We’re passionate about great content, and again this year, our authors have produced just that.  It’s gratifying for everyone at Mascot to work with so many imaginative and creative storytellers. You continue to enrich our lives and the lives of our readers. As we continue to publish more quality books in all our favorite genres (fiction, non-fiction, biographies and memoirs, science fiction, sports-related, children’s books, and cookbooks), honoring just a few authors has proven to be a daunting task.  After much debate, passionate back-and-forth, lobbying, and some politicking among the employees, we’ve cast our ballots and are pleased to announce the results below. The 2014 Mascot Books Outstanding Author Awards are presented to: Children’s Picture Books: Since Rebecca Crownover’s launch of the Texas Farm Girl series, Rebecca has been all over the state of Texas in a big way meeting with the Texas farming community and excited children to share her book! Rebecca even had a song written about her and the series by country music recording artist Billy Dawson! Stephanie Sorkin is the author of two amazing and successful children’s books and has a third coming out in the very near future. With her book, “Nutley: The Nut-Free Squirrel” about a squirrel allergic to nuts, she takes delight in helping children with nut allergies and also has a knack for reaching out to create meaningful relationships through social media! Denise Barry has done an excellent job vividly answering the question, “What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with Our Teeth?” and continues her success with Soap on a Rope. Look for Sweeney Mack and the Slurp and Burp Competition coming in 2015! Roselyn Kasmire is a native of Buffalo, New York. She wrote a wonderful and exciting children’s book for the Buffalo Bills in addition to her Mage Magnus series. Fiction: Tom Fitzgerald crafted a suspenseful thriller, Defector in our Midst, that grabs you from the first page and reels you in throughout the book. If your favorite book genre is suspense and thrillers, this one should be on your list of must-reads. J.R. Reiling is a fiction-thriller writer that makes you dig deep into the depths of your mind while clenching onto this book in wonder. Everyone remembers September 11, 2001. J.R.’s book, “Ordinary Day: A Novel of 9/11”  is the story of “what-if” on that deeply tragic and historical date in our country’s history. Non-Fiction: Sean Stellato wrote a true life, inspirational story called “No Backing Down” about his own high school football team, one that overachieved in the face of great adversity. Sean has now become an agent for the NFL. Arlene Krieger wrote two outstanding biographies in 2014. One is about the life of the legendary Las Vegas entertainer, Tony Sacca, called “Tony Sacca, Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment” . The other titled, “Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny ” is about Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Little Anthony. Look for more excellent writing from Arlene in 2015! Deena Baxter opened up her heart in her book “Surviving Suicide“. In this thoughtful book, she shares the story of her stepson’s suicide and how she and her family coped with the tragic loss. She brings light to the subjects of suicide and mental illness in order to help others cope with similar situations. Cookbooks: Excited for the professional football playoffs as much as we are? Paul Swaney’s Stadium Journey Pro-Football Cookbook will provide you with mouth-watering recipes that are sure to win! This book shares recipes and captures the regional food traditions of every single city in the National Football League. Carla Litrenta, Courtney Matinata, and Matt Matinata created two great cookbooks for hungry fans of both “At the Table with NC State“, a North Carolina State University Cookbook  and the University of North Carolina Cookbook, “At the Table with the University of North Carolina“. Take a culinary adventure through Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina! Roya Gharavi is the proprietor of Gourmet Pantry on Main Street in Blacksburg, Virginia. She is a connoisseur of tasty food and offers unique and clever ideas for hosting parties and events. Inside this wonderful recipe book titles “Roya’s Recipes” you’ll find healthy, international cuisine!

We’re Proud to be Your Book Publisher and Look Forward to Publishing More of Your Exceptional Writing in 2015!

     

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