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What’s At the End of Your Nose?

Illustrations by Kelly Cline.

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. Right in front of his nose!

This book will help kids find wonderful, meaningful moments in even the simplest things around them.

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


Click here for an excerpt!

What are people saying?

“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

Purchase What’s At the End of Your Nose? on Amazon

Dr. Guinea Pig George 

Illustrations by Kelly Cline.

Who says guinea pigs can’t be doctors? Dr. Guinea Pig George really does think he’s a doctor, and it never occurs to him that he might be wrong!

Then one day George goes on an unexpected house call and gets to show what he knows during a “pig-culiar” situation.

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


Click here for an excerpt!

What are people saying?

“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

Purchase Dr. Guinea Pig George on Amazon

Coming in August 2018!


The Squeezor is Coming!

The Squeezor is Coming!

Illustrations by Matt Fiss.
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing.

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 doesn’t look like he just wants to give you a hug. He looks like he wants to eat you up! Even other monsters run away from him in terror.

This makes the Squeezor very sad. He can’t help the way he looks. How can he get everyone to trust him?

Then he gets a great idea: He has to figure out what the other monsters need!

Find out how the Squeezor overcomes first impressions with compassion and empathy.

^Check back to find out!

Coming soon in 2018!

Cover to be revealed soon, as well. 🙂 

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Hush, Mouse!

Hush, Mouse! 

Illustrations by Alicia Young.
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing.

A tiny gray kitten named Mouse likes to meow—a lot. And she never seems to meow at the right time, so her people are always telling her to hush.

Little Liz is the only one in the family who appreciates Mouse. Little Liz is short for her age and her people’s ears are too high above her voice, so nobody pays much attention to what she has to say, either.

Little Liz and Mouse understand each other perfectly and spend a lot of time together. Then one day, they prevent a crime, and prove that even though they’re small, they’re worth being listened to!

^Check back to find out what they did!

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