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


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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!


Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review
“Far too many kids feel as unlovable as the Squeezor, and this story is for them. Benishek’s droll and humorous story will please everyone in the room and maybe especially those adults who are still kids at heart. Matt Fiss’s brilliantly grotesque illustrations make this book one to linger over and read again and again and again. Literally. It’s that good.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

“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!

BUY: Amazon

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

ISBN: (SC) 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!


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

Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review
“This astonishing tale of a bored snail is one filled with smiles and excitement from beginning to end.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite 

“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?

BUY: Amazon

Dr. Guinea Pig George (Amazon)

ISBN: (SC) 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.


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

Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Review
“This is one of the most unique, joyful books I have read in a very long time.” -Rosie Malezer, Readers’ Favorite 

“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 in March 2019!

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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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