Children’s Books



A DAY SPENT WITH MIA ‘N’ TEDDY
written & illustrated by Sandra A. McGuinness
Pear Tree Publishing, 2022
$TBD, ISBN: 978-1-62502-049-9

 

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Her Mom and Dad have planned a fun day to celebrate. To start off the day, they make her favorite breakfast. Then a surprise gift to open! Next a trip to the carnival. Mom and Dad tell Mia that she should leave her new gift at home so that nothing happens to it. But it is hard for a little girl to leave her new gift at home and she begs to bring it along. Her parents say, “OK” but are worried that something will happen to it. Will Mia keep her new gift safe or will all of the excitement at the carnival cloud her judgment? – Taken from the back cover



PEPPERONI MACARONI
written by Alfred M. Struthers
illustrated by Cathy Provoda
Pear Tree Publishing, 2021
$TBD, ISBN: 978-1-62502-042-0

 

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“Food can be so boring, you need to mix things up to really get those great flavors,” thinks Joni, a small girl that loves to experiment with food. One day Joni’s parents hold a party and hire a chef to prepare all of the food. Joni is not happy with the results and takes it upon herself to make things better. What happens next is both a surprise and a chance for Joni to shine for herself.



KING’S DAY OUT: THE CAR WASH
written by Maggie van Galen & Dr. Amy Wheadon
illustrated by Leslie Beauregard
Pear Tree Publishing, 2020
$TBD, ISBN: 978-1-62502-024-6

 

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Ride along with King, a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, and his best friend, a boy named Ben, as they go on an adventure to the car wash. The two friend’s senses are tested to the limits as King and Ben experience the sights, sounds, smells and feelings associated with this new activity. Ben, a child with sensory differences, shares the tools he’s learned in occupational therapy (OT) to help King overcome his fear and anxiety. In the end, King and Ben are proud of themselves for conquering the car wash and excited to head to the park for some playtime! – Taken from the back cover



MIND BUZZ
written by Ann Biese
illustrated by Jasmine Hollingsworth
Pear Tree Publishing, 2021
$TBD, ISBN: 978-1-62502-044-4

 

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Meditation practices in just a few minutes a day for stress and finding peace. – Taken from the back cover



FOREVER OURS
written by Heidi Lane
illustrated by Colleen Sgroi
Pear Tree Publishing, 2020
$17.99, ISBN: 978-1-62502-041-3

 

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“Forever Ours” is a delightful story told through the eyes of teddy bear parents as they experience the love of their newborn with new eyes, new hugs, new smiles, new love and new laughter. A story of true love, perfect for bedtime! – Taken from the back cover



MAGGIE BELIEVED
written by Ann Biese
illustrated by Colleen Sgroi
Pear Tree Publishing, 2020
$17.99, ISBN: 978-1-62502-040-6

 

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Meet Maggie, a stray dog who dreams of a loving family to call her own. Even though her life is difficult, she continues to believe in a happily ever after for herself. – Taken from the back cover



MINDFUL MOON
written by Ann Biese
illustrated by Colleen Sgroi
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$14.99, ISBN: 978-1-62502-030-7

 

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What would you do if you were the moon and could watch every season from the sky? Mindful Moon takes us on a journey of living in the present moment through all the seasons of the year. – Taken from the back cover



DAVY’S RIDE DOWN
written by Michele Gibeau Cronin
illustrated by Ben F. Taylor
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$19.99, ISBN: 978-1-62502-026-0
Practice before play!



 

 

Davy’s imagination takes him on an unusual ride down a snowy, steep hill. With vibrant, full-color paintings and a simple text, the joy of sledding is demonstrated through the mind of a young child, eager to go outside. This story teaches that while every child needs to play, have fun and enjoy life, there is discipline that helps a person learn things that are life-enriching. For Davy, it is the violin. – Taken from the dust jacket



WORRY BEE
written by Ann Biese
illustrated by Colleen Sgroi
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$14.99, ISBN: 978-1-62502-018-5
Help children with anxiety!


 

When Worry Bee has worries, breathing techniques help settle the mind and body, ensuring that all is well. This book offers strategies to help young children cope with their fears and overwhelming feelings. – Taken from the back cover


THE BANANA TREE
The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest
Softcover – Book one
written by Maggie van Galen
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$12.95, ISBN: 978-1-62502-021-5
Monkey business means trouble!



 

 

Keeno spots a big, shiny banana tree, but it is far away—all the way on the other side of the river of their jungle home—and his parents have told him never to cross the river without an adult. Ernest reminds him of this, but Keeno decides to cross anyway. When he finds himself in great danger, he must rely on his friend Ernest to rescue him! In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and following family rules. – Taken from the back cover


THE DIAMOND MINE
The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest
Softcover – Book Two
written by Maggie van Galen
Pear Tree Publishing, 2018
$12.95, ISBN: 978-1-62502-023-9
Can Ernest save the day, again?



 

 

Keeno wants to give his mom a beautiful diamond from the diamond mine and plans to swap it out for the river rock he has found. Ernest explains that this would be stealing, but Keeno decides it’s just a trade. Follow the adventure as Keeno finds himself in great danger and relies on Ernest to rescue him…again! In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and asking before taking. – Taken from the back cover

A NEW FRIEND
The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest
Harcover – Book Three
written by Maggie van Galen
Pear Tree Publishing, 2017
$19.95, ISBN: 978-1-62502-010-9
Lessons about friendship and being yourself

 

 

“Keeno and Ernest are relatable characters to children of all ages as they demonstrate kindness and true friendship. My own children and I read this latest adventure and really love it. What a great message about listening to your heart. I tell kids all the time to trust their intuition and be true to themselves.” Kate Donlin, Literacy Coach, Penn Brook Elementary

WHAT MAKES THE UNITED STATES?
written & illustrated by Lois Sargent
Pear Tree Publishing, 2015
$15.95, ISBN: 978-1-62502-008-6
Perfect for elementary school-age children

 

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“Ms. Sargent has written a delightful book to help young children understand how the United States was formed. Her poetic style of writing along with her charming illustrations, guide the child from a single home to a great nation, the United States.” Helen Venditti, Retired Teacher





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