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The Story of Solomon Screech Owl

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The Story of Solomon Screech Owl will delight both parents and kids alike! From the moment Sollie takes flight, this little owl will make such an impression on your imagination that you’ll want to read his adventures again and again. The rhyming verse is delightfully humorous and easily understood; the characters are oddly charming; the illustrations are works of art that put the reader right in the middle of Sollie’s world. All combine to make each story exciting and informative. Traveling with Sollie provides a magical opportunity for parent and child to discover new places and experiences together.

The Story of Solomon Screech Owl

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The Peach Twins

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We are passionate about improving education for all children and the importance of reading to your child early on in order to build the strongest foundation for your child’s future success. We hope to start with “The Magical Peach Twins and Friends: The Legend of How the Peach Twins Saved Breakfast” (The Peach Twins) book as a means to promote your child’s learning.  We eventually plan to create a complete educational system to improve your child’s education and life.

The Peach Twins is a fun, uplifting and updated version of the Japanese folktale called Momotaro (or the Peach Boy). The Peach Twins is specially designed to empower your child by building their vocabulary and color recognition as well as instill the love of learning while making reading fun for both you and your child.  

The story follows the Peach Twins as they go on an adventure, making new friends and learning life lessons along the way.  Ultimately, they find the “evil doers” who they eventually defeat by using problem solving and teamwork, without the gory violence from the original story.

For more information on this Kickstarter project, click here:

The Peach Twins

StorySticker Recordable Children’s Books

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StorySticker turns any children’s book into a recordable audio book. Record and play their favorite books anytime, anywhere.

Make Any Book An Audio Book

StorySticker converts any physical book to an audio book. Apply it to any new book you purchase, or a cherished hand me down on your child’s book shelf.  Our app has been user-tested by dozens of families, and is purpose-built to be simple and easy for anybody to use!

  • Record: Read your favorite book, page by page, with the StorySticker app or at the StorySticker website.
  • Save: Your completed book is saved to your StorySticker, which is then placed in the cover of your book.
  • Play: Listen to your story anytime, anywhere – for a lifetime.

For more information on this successful Kickstarter campaign, click here:

StorySticker Recordable Children’s Books

 

Animal esCAPEs

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Written by Barbara Gleason – Successfully funded Kickstarter Campaign of $1,830

This educational book will entertain young readers about the many unique animals Cape Cod has welcomed over the years.

This educational book will entertain young readers about the many unique visitors Cape Cod has welcomed over the years. Each animal in the story will engage readers to ponder what healthy activities they participate in, much like their animal friends. Activity, exploration, imagination and play are all themes encouraged throughout this wonderful tale.

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Animal esCAPEs

What Makes a Baby

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A modern picture book about where babies come that it fits for every kind of family and every kind of kid.

What Makes a Baby is my response to the fact that books about where babies come from leave many of us out.  They tell a nice story (mommy + daddy + intercourse = you!) but the truth is that more and more of us are acknowledging the help we get to bring children into our lives.  That help might be a doctor, fertility clinic, adoption or foster agency; it might be a turkey baster and a friend; it might be a sperm donor or a surrogate.  What Makes a Baby helps parents tell children a story about where they came from that isn’t just true for them, but true for everyone.

Crafted for children roughly from pre-school to 8-years-old, What Makes a Baby is written and illustrated to include all kinds of kids, all kinds of adults, and all kinds of families – regardless of how many people were involved, what the orientation, gender identity, or other make up of the family is, or how it came to be that way.  It’s a social justice approach to sex education.  Like all picture books, it’s meant to be read to a child and gives the adult reader the opportunity to fill in as much detail as they would like.

Written by a certified sexuality educator, Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is being designed and produced with the help of Zab Design & Typography and will be an exquisitely made hardcover picture book.  32 pages and full color, it will be as fun to look at as it is useful to read.

This Kickstarter Campaign successfully earned $65,516 from 1954 backers.  In the final day it surpassed the goal of pre-selling 2,000 copies!

What Makes a Baby

Charles the Lion Dog

The real and imaginary story of Charles – a lovable “labradoodle” who was mistaken for a lion, and became famous worldwide.

In real life Charles the Lion Dog became an international sensation when he was mistaken for an actual lion wandering the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. His playful owner, Daniel Painter, had groomed the very furry labrador/poodle mix to leave a longer “mane” and a tufted tail resulting in the uncanny resemblance to a lion. When Charles took an impromptu and unaccompanied stroll one morning along streets near the city zoo, several Norfolk residents couldn’t believe their eyes and quickly dialed 911 to report an escaped lion. Police sorted out this most peculiar case of mistaken identity and everyone had a good laugh. Then the local paper saw the police report and ran a story. That was picked up by the local TV news, which was picked up by the national media, which went viral on social media – and suddenly Charles was an international celebrity with appearances on Good Morning America and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and nearly a million-and-a-half views on various videos on YouTube and more than 56,000 friends on his own Facebook page!

Charles the Lion Dog is aimed at young, emerging readers – but will certainly be enjoyed by children of all ages. It is the whimsical story of 7-year-old Daniel who has always wanted a lion for a pet.

His parents try unsuccessfully to explain to Daniel why that isn’t a good idea, suggesting more traditional pet choices, but the youngster isn’t dissuaded. One day while visiting the Humane Society in the hopes of maybe finding Daniel a rescue dog, his frustrated parents have a brilliant idea. They adopt a very raggedy, unkempt labradoodle who desperately needs a home to avoid an untimely demise. They take the dog to the groomer with specific instructions on how to clean up this lovable bundle of fur. The next day, when they present their son with his uniquely coiffed pet, Daniel is smitten. He finally has his lion!

For more information on this Kickstarter Project, click here:

Charles the Lion Dog

Please Watch our ‘Spirit Bear’ Video on Youtube!!

We need your help to make our video go viral! Please watch, like and share this video for us and help spread the word about spirit bears!!!

Growler the Wolf Pup

Meet Growler the Wolf Pup and his family in a charming, rhyming photo picture book by Jenni Bidner. Ages 2 – 8 years old.

Growler the Wolf Pup, A children’s Book in Photos & Rhyme

Thank you for considering my Kickstarter project. I have spent hundreds of hours photographing wolves over the past 10 years. In the book, I have combined my favorite wolf puppy pictures with rhymes to produce a playful, educational book on wolves.

Growler is written for the Read-to-Me and Learn-to-Read ages (2 – 8 years old). Wolf enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the adorable photographs, and the “More About Wolves” and Glossary sections will appeal to older children and provide talking points for parents. The book will be a high-end, hardcover book of the quality found in national bookstores.

This Kickstarter Campaign has raised $1,031 so far and has 40 days left to meet their goal.

Growler the Wolf Pup

A Swim Through Space

From the Coral Reef to the Andromeda galaxy, swim with Dolphin Boy and Space Girl exploring the ocean and space!

A Swim Through Space is a children’s book about the story of the most happy bottle nosed dolphin in the whole ocean, Dolphin boy! He lives in the great barrier reef and explores the ocean with his friend Larry the sea turtle and Bernard the blue whale. One day by a certain chain of events Dolphin Boy meets Space Girl where they go on the most exciting journey through space.

Not only is this children’s book fun to look at and read, but it’s also great for children. Teaching them facts about both space and the ocean, two things kids love to think about and explore in their minds.

A Swim Through Space is a beautiful 40 page, full color illustration 8.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, perfectly bound book.

Their Kickstarter Campaign successfully earned $1,458

A Swim Through Space

Planet Money T-Shirt

We are a team of multimedia reporters covering the global economy. We are going to make a t-shirt and tell the story of its creation.

This Kickstarter Project successfully earned $590,807

What’s Planet Money?

Planet Money is a joint project of NPR and This American Life, which focuses on coverage of the global economy. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.

So wait, what does this have to do with t-shirts?

Almost every single t-shirt out there — from the cheesiest vacation tank top to the fanciest boutique designer tee — is the result of a complicated global odyssey. We will take you on that odyssey and document the route our t-shirt took to your back. We’ll meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn, and cut and sew the fabric. We’ll ride on the cargo ships that bring our t-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the US. And we’ll examine the crazy tangle of international regulations which govern the t-shirt trade the whole way. Our t-shirt will have a cool little code on it that you can scan with your smartphone. It’ll bring you to an interactive page where you can see photos of the people who made your shirt and follow its journey around the globe.

View the Kickstarter Project here:

Planet Money T-Shirt