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Never Fear, God Is Near by Mikal Keefer, Illustrated by Nomar Perez

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Never Fear, God is Near Illust. by Nomar Perez is Out Now!

June 11, 2018

Never fear, Nomar Perez‘s newest book is here! Released on May 29th as a #1 new release on Amazon, Never Fear, God is Near is the most recent book in the Best of Li’l Buddies board book series. Illustrated by Perez, this adorable book follows Beacon, a small toucan on a big adventure. Little ones will love following Beacon on his flying test as he dodges trees, flies down to the sea, around a cliff, and up high in the sky. All with his parents nearby reminding him, “Don’t worry!” Beacon’s adventure reminds little ones to “Never Fear, God Is Near” in fun, age-appropriate ways. Packed with  vibrant, full-color illustrations and relationship-reinforcing Bible truths, little ones will delight in this engaging story.

Grab your copy of Never Fear, God is Near here.

 

I Can Explore by Betsy Snyder

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High Praise For Betsy Snyder’s I Can Dream and I Can Explore Books

31 May 2018
 Congratulations to Betsy Snyder, who illustrated the adorable I Can Explore and I Can Dream interactive board books for early readers. The books have garnered positive reviews from Kirkus Review, and Booklist, praised as “likely to delight many digits” and “a playful choice for toddlers.” Using their fingers, young readers can assist characters in their exploration of the world in I Can Explore, and help pursue their aspirations in I Can Dream. With interactive holes on every page and a satisfyingly funny touch-and-feel cover, this charming board book offers a uniquely entertaining way to play and read together.
Grab your copy of I Can Explore here and I Can Dream here.

I Can Dream by Betsy Snyder

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High Praise For Betsy Snyder’s I Can Dream and I Can Explore Books

31 May 2018
 Congratulations to Betsy Snyder, who illustrated the adorable I Can Explore and I Can Dream interactive board books for early readers. The books have garnered positive reviews from Kirkus Review, and Booklist, praised as “likely to delight many digits” and “a playful choice for toddlers.” Using their fingers, young readers can assist characters in their exploration of the world in I Can Explore, and help pursue their aspirations in I Can Dream. With interactive holes on every page and a satisfyingly funny touch-and-feel cover, this charming board book offers a uniquely entertaining way to play and read together.
Grab your copy of I Can Explore here and I Can Dream here.

I Am A Bird by Dana Walrath, illustrated by Jaime Kim

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I Am A Bird, Illustrated By Jaime Kim, Is Available Now

May 2, 2018

The wait is over! You can now purchase the adorable picture book I Am a Bird, written by Dana Walrath and illustrated by Jaime Kim. Released yesterday, this book celebrates the bonds between fathers, sons, and nature. A father and son spend a day at the beach, exploring connections and relationships between themselves and the nature that surrounds them in this poetic picture book debut.

Get your copy of I Am a Bird here.

Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castaway Island by Constance Lombardo

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Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castaway Island Hits Shelves Today!

April 24, 2018

Happy book birthday to Constance Lombardo‘s Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castaway Island! The third book in Lombardo’s Mr. Puffball trilogy, Escape from Castaway Island follows the final adventure of everyone’s favorite feline. Chock-full of drama, jokes, and stunts galore, Mr. Puffball’s escapades on his road to Hollywood stardom are sure to delight readers. In this eagerly anticipated conclusion, Mr. Puffball dives headfirst into the thrilling world of reality TV.  Will this be his ticket to the red carpet?

Grab your copy of Mr. Puffball: Escape from Castway Island here today to find out.

A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo By Jill Twiss Illustrated By Gerald Kelley

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News Roundup For A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

April 12, 2018

Since its surprise release on March 18th, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo has garnered non-stop attention and praise. Illustrated by EG Keller aka Painted Words’ very own Gerald Kelley, the book was the #1 most sold book on Amazon Charts for two weeks in a row, and still remains in the top 5 this week. It’s currently #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for picture books, and has been posted about on prominent news outlets such as People, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, where it’s currently #10 on the fiction best-selling book list. John Oliver appeared on The Ellen Show to talk about the book, as well as Late Night with Seth Meyers, where Meyers commented on the “gorgeous illustrations” by Keller aka Kelley.

Show some more love for Marlon Bundo and the two great charities (The Trevor Project and AIDS United) that benefit from your purchase by ordering a copy here today.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Illus. by Gerald Kelley, #1 Besteller On Amazon, Sells Out In One Day

March 20, 2018

Congratulations to Gerald Kelley, who illustrated A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, for such a successful debut! Under the pseudonym EG Keller, Kelley teamed up with John Oliver and author Jill Twiss on a top secret project that was ultimately revealed on a segment during Sunday’s episode of Oliver’s show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. The book is an adorable, witty parody of Charlotte and Karen Pence’s Marlon Bundo: A Day in the Life of the Vice President. In Twiss’ version, Marlon Bundo is a gay male bunny who falls in love with another male bunny, and decides to get married. The parody’s antagonist, Stink Bug, is an anti-gay marriage politician with a striking resemblance to Vice President Mike Pence, who shares Stink Bug’s anti-LGBTQ views. The book sold 10,000 copies within the first 15 minutes of its release, and has already sold out, with another printing already in the works. All the proceeds of the book will be donated to the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth, and the AIDS charity AIDS United.

Click here to order your copy of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.

Exotic Fruit By Huy Voun Lee

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Exotic Fruit by Huy Voun Lee Is Out Today!

April 10, 2018

Happy book birthday to Exotic Fruit by Huy Voun Lee! Exotic Fruit is a board book that introduces kids to nine varieties of fruits that aren’t indigenous to the United States. Going beyond mere apples and oranges, this vibrant picture book both informs and entertains, with colorful drawings that reveal the inside and outside of each fruit, as well as their origin and alternate names.

You can grab your copy of Exotic Fruit here.

Standroid & Dandroid Make A Mess By Michael Slack

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Great Review For Michael Slack’s Standroid & Dandroid Make A Mess From Publishers Weekly

April 5, 2018

What do you get when two curious robots make a mess of things? An excellent review in Publishers Weekly! Michael Slack‘s fun new board book Standroid & Dandroid Make A Mess hit shelves on Tuesday, and has already gained positive feedback from reviewers. Nobody can resist the allure of this “charming robot pair” as they cause trouble and seek a solution to their sticky situation.

You can read the full review here and grab your copy of Standroid & Dandroid Make A Mess here.

Shorty & Clem Blast Off! by Michael Slack

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Great Review From Kirkus For Michael Slack’s Upcoming Shorty & Clem Blast Off!

April 2, 2018

Kirkus had only positive things to say about Michael Slack‘s upcoming sequel to 2017’s Shorty & Clem. In Shorty & Clem Blast Off!, the uniquely dynamic duo of dino and bird butt heads over a model rocket kit, with their drastically different personalities putting them at odds. Will Shorty and Clem be able to set their differences aside to get the job done? Kirkus notes the pair’s “expressively drawn faces,” and remarks that the “sophisticated pacing … practically guarantees chuckles.”

You can read the full review and pre-order your copy of Shorty & Clem Blast Off! here.

OLGA: We’re Out of Here by Elise Gravel

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 Stellar Kirkus Review for OLGA: We’re Out Of Here!

March 14, 2018

The second book in Elise Gravel‘s Olga series has received an excellent review from Kirkus. The book hit stores yesterday, and follows the space journey of Olga and her pal Meh, who is ailed by a mysterious sickness that Olga must help combat. The reviewer showers praise upon the “delightfully unconventional heroine,” pointing out her boldness, intelligence, and humor.  Also complimented is Gravel’s “charming artwork,” more specifically the “pleasing” and “appealing” nature of the illustrations.

You won’t want to miss this “well-wrought sophomore,” which is now available for purchase here!