Children’s Books

Sprinkles to the Rescue (self-published)

Rescue workers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so who says a giant donut can’t be one, too? Sprinkles leaves her job as the giant donut on the sign of a donut shop to pursue her dream. Determined to become a hero, Sprinkles jumps at the opportunity to join the Rescue Academy and prove to herself that she has what it takes. 

Sprinkles to the Rescue features a sweet and strong leader with all the tasty donut humor readers could want.

Kirkus Reviews Indie published a review of Sprinkles in their April 15 issue. You can also read the review online here.

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A is for Anthony: An Alphabet of Saints and Animals. (Aquinas Press)

Looking for a book for a Catholic child in your life? There are other alphabet books of saints on the market, but this one takes a very child-friendly approach to the saints, introducing both well-known saints (The Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas, St. Luke the Evangelist) and more obscure saints (St. Ursula, St. Oda, St. Zoe of Pamphylia) by talking about their relationships with animals. Some saints had pets; some tamed wild animals; some are associated in art with a symbolic animal.

This booklet (4×6) is published by Aquinas kids and illustrated by the talented Miguel Lopez. It is suitable for distribution in Religious Education programs, and would also make a great First Communion present or stocking stuffer. You can find it sold in bulk here and individually here or on Ebay.

Spooky and the Gargoyle (self-published)

Category winner in the 2020 Indie Reader Discovery Awards!

“A charming tale of camaraderie and friendship.” — Kirkus Reviews

Full of strange shadows, the old Maxwell place can be frightening to a timid little kitten like Spooky! As she explores her new home, Spooky finds an unexpected companion in the gruff gargoyle who guards the gates . . . but can she turn this curmudgeon into a new friend?

Children ages 4-8 will love watching Spooky overcome her fears as she settles into a new life. This atmospheric friendship tale makes a delightfully creepy story for Halloween, but is sweet enough to read year-round.

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