Books

Here’s a selection of our latest titles. Our goal is to create beautiful, standout, high-end children’s books; contemporary “classics” that can change kids’ lives. Readers and collectors (of all ages), look to us for unusual, maybe historical, always unexpected picture books.


The Bathysphere Boys: The Depth-Defying Diving of Messrs. Beebe and Barton
Written by Ted Enik , Illustrated by G.F. Newland

Available September 2019
Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8

The true story of the invention, disasters, and adventures of the first bathysphere—a small, cramped, bare-bones spherical deep-sea submersible that set the world record for deepest dive in 1934. Explorer William Beebe and engineering grad student Otis Barton teamed up despite mismatched personalities and disagreements and changed deep-sea exploration forever. Told through engaging rhyme, this playfully illustrated addition to the Unhinged History series follows their journey from frustrated inventors to international celebrities. The tiny bathysphere was miserable to be in, with terrible lighting, little room to move, stale air, and minuscule portholes—but still the scientist-adventurers went far under the waves to experience the mysterious waters as no one ever had. After near calamities and false starts, Beebe and Barton saw, for the very first time, deep-sea creatures in their home environment, broke world records, and made history.
Size: 8″ x 10″ | 40 color images | 48 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357930 | Binding: hard cover



The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived
Written by Daniel Errico,Illustrated by Shilo Penfield
Available March 2019.

Age level: Picture Book: Ages 0-6

Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has a modern day ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairytale ends?

Size: 8″ x 10″ | 33 color images | 40 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356902 | Binding: hard cover

 


Mr. Oliver's Magic at the Museum

Mr. Owliver’s Magic at the Museum
Written and Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken
Available NowAge level: Picture Book: Ages 0-6

Mr. Owliver loves his job as night watchman for the Animaltown Art Museum, partly because he’s an owl and is up at night anyway, but mostly because he’s proud to protect such beautiful works of art. His friends think he must be lonely, but he has the company of all the subjects in the paintings. One in particular, the lovely Ms. Wren in Auguste Wrenoir’s The Loge, is his favorite. One night on his birthday he has a feeling things aren’t as they should be. That’s when he makes a startling discovery that begins a night full of surprises. This is definitely a birthday Mr. Owliver will never forget! This book is designed to introduce children to some famous masterpieces while entertaining the adult reader with visual puns.

Size: 8″ x 10″ | 35 color illustrations | 40 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354274 | Binding: hard cover

 


Unraveling Rose
Written by Brian Wray, Illustrated by Shilo Penfield

Available Now
Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8

Rose is a stuffed bunny who loves the little boy she lives with and all the fun they have together. They play in the park, paint pictures, and read stories. Everything is perfect, until she discovers a loose thread dangling from her arm. Rose tries to ignore the little string, but it is no use. No matter how hard she tries, Rose can’t stop pulling at it. Before long, the thread is all she can think about. Slowly, her arm unravels, its stuffing falls out, and Rose can no longer do the things she loves doing. Can Rose find a way to forget about the little loose thread? The story offers a great way for parents and teachers to talk to children about what happens when impulsive and obsessive thoughts get in the way of enjoying everyday life, and what to do about it.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | 23 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353932 | Binding: hard cover


Sticks 'N Stones 'N Dinosaur Bones

Sticks ‘N Stones ‘N Dinosaur Bones
Written by Ted Enik, Illustrated by G.F. Newland

Available Now
Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8

The first book in the Unhinged History series is a ripping yarn―full of adventure and deceit―that brings to life the best-known public spat in all of paleontology: the bitter rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. This frenzy of discovery and one-upmanship―known today as the Bone Wars―was a gold rush–like scramble to find the most and “best” dinosaur fossils, thus bringing to glory to their respective home-base universities. Lively and witty rhymes plus wonderfully demented illustrations reveal how the paleontologists’ infamous rivalry began, and how―despite making genuine and lasting contributions to the field―their mutual obsession with outdoing one another spun out of control.

Size: 8″ x 10″ | 50 color illustrations | 48 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353949 | Binding: hard cover