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A big-hearted monster teaches kids about the power of empathy.

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The Squeezor is Coming!

The Squeezor is Coming! (MacLaren-Cochrane, Amazon)

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
ISBN: (HC) 9781387021734; (SC) 9781387021741;
(Dyslexic HC) 9781387021758; (Dyslexic SC) 9781387021765

The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to give hugs: Great, big, wrap-his-arms-around-you-twice, squeezy hugs. The trouble is, he looks so scary, even other monsters run away! How can he get everyone to look past his appearance and be his friend? Join the Squeezor in Ghastly Gigapolis as he figures it out!


Reviews

“This is not just another story book. It has a strong scholastic element to it . . . This story will turn the readers into givers and social enthusiasts.” – Ashish Kejriwal

“Kids will love the book’s splashy color, monsters aplenty, and gross-out humor. Parents will love the story’s durable lesson: be yourself.” – Terry Vittone

“A delightful book!  Read it for the story, read it for the lessons, read it for pictures that have a subtle and humorous attention to detail.  Just read it – you’ll smile and be better for it.” – Lesley Rynders


Sidney Snail shows children a whole world to explore. And they can color it in!

What’s At the End of Your Nose? (Amazon)

Amazon
ISBN: 9781541290167

Sidney Snail is so bored that he’s about to leave town in search of adventure. But when mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces him to take one last look around, Sidney discovers he’s been missing amazing things all along.

With delightful black & white illustrations on matte paper, What’s At the End of Your Nose? can also be used as a coloring book!


Reviews

“A great starting point to spark discussion about one’s environment and finding magic in the ordinary.” -Luisa LeFleur, The Children’s Book Review

“This astonishing tale of a bored snail is one filled with smiles and excitement from beginning to end.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite (starred)

“My kids loved the pictures and the engaging narrative and went to bed grinning and talking to each other about snails and Bub Bells.” -Tom Kretzmer


What happens when the family guinea pig follows his dream?

Dr. Guinea Pig George (Amazon)

Amazon
ISBN: 9781542818520

Guinea pig George really does think he’s a doctor, even if he’s the only one who does! Then one day, George is able to show what he can do during a very unexpected house call.

Dr. Guinea Pig George helps kids believe in themselves, even if their dreams seem out of reach.


Reviews

“A sweet and funny animal story for newly independent readers.” -Kirkus Review

“This is one of the most unique, joyful books I have read in a very long time.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite (starred)

“This is one of those books that clearly needs to be on a nightstand for a little child. The illustrations are beautiful and the content is perfect.” -J. Gibbens


A tiny kitten with a big meow and a little girl with a big heart prove that any size can save the day.

Coming soon!

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Hush, Mouse!

Hush, Mouse!

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
ISBN: 9781387830565
Also in dyslexic font.

A kitten named Mouse meows so much that she’s always being told to hush! Only Little Liz appreciates Mouse, because nobody really pays attention to what she has to say, either. Then one day, they prevent a crime, and prove that even though they’re small, they’re worth being listened to!


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