“Silver Moon” is a lavishly illustrated traditional Chinese fairytale

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released Joanne L. S. Risso’sSilver Moon. The book was illustrated by Christiane Künzel.

sm_fcAbout the Book:
Silver Moon is a Chinese fairytale, and the name of a beautiful princess with a strange illness. Two magic blue gnomes from the Moon, named Pik and Pok, try to cure her of her illness with help from the Man in the Moon, a pair of moon swans, and a dashing young prince from India.

About the Author & Illustrator:
Joanne L.S. Risso
was born and raised in Gippsland, Australia. Her mother used to read the story of Silver Moon to her when she was a little girl. She believes that princes, princesses, and palaces; maidens, mermaids, and magic; dragons, fairies, witches and castles should all be kept alive through stories and play. She lives with her husband and four children in Central Pennsylvania, where they often search for fairies in their garden, put on family plays with vampire-mermaids and pirates, and have sword fights in their tree-fort.

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Christiane Künzel was born in 1978 in Osnabrück, Germany. Having a great love for stories, she started illustrating them early on. She then began turning her passion into her work by studying arts and English at the University of Osnabrück. She currently teaches children from age 10 to 18 at a German ‘Gymnasium’ in Arts, English and Dance. She lives in Hamburg with her two children and her husband, who enjoy seeing the stories they read turn into vivid images.

Silver Moon – A Chinese Fairytale
Authored by Joanne L. S. Risso, Illustrated by Christiane Künzel
List Price: $24.95
8.5″ x 11″ Hardcover
Color on White paper
36 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064726
BISAC: Childrens / Fairytales / International

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Silver-Moon-HARD-COVER-9…

For more information about the author, please see:
http://www.joannerisso.com

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Other books by the author:
Over the Sea, Joanne L.S. Risso and Kathy Connelly (illustrator),  Sunbury Press Inc., 2011.

In the Field, Joanne L.S. Risso and Missi Allen (illustrator), Sunbury Press Inc., 2013.

My Mom is an Alien, Joanne L.S. Risso and Dylan Matukaitis (illustrator), Sunbury Press Inc., 2014.

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Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure

SAN JOSE, Calif.Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure, the first volume in this new middle-grade series.

dasfia_fcAbout the Book:
Hudson wants to add color to his picture, but his grandfather’s pen makes his medieval drawing come to life, transforming him into one of his characters.

When you fall into an adventure, you never know where you’re gonna land.

Excerpt:
Hudson hunched over his desktop and stared at the blank sheet again. He gripped his pencil and leaned over the desk surface as if he were about to dive into the picture. He was ready to create.

With long strokes, he drew the outline of a lake and a mountain with two peaks. He picked the higher mountain peak and drew a castle made of stones. Then he connected the castle to the lake with a winding path. After filling in the landscape with trees, he pulled back from his picture and nodded his head.

The book on medieval history sat propped opened against the wall near Hudson’s stacks of books. He had books on every subject: space, animals, geography, the world wars, and many more; but his current favorite was the book with pictures of knights, dragons, and mysterious castles.

His grandfather, whose desk he sat at, would have been proud of all the reading he’d done on the Middle Ages that week. The current chapter displayed a picture of a typical 11th century scene. Serfs performed their daily duties in one section, working crops and selling goods, while knights trained with weapons in another section.

The picture Hudson drew was supposed to be a copy of that picture, but it lacked the realism he wanted. Life was like that for Hudson. He could never quite make the picture into a work of art.

“I need a few characters,” Hudson said. “I need a knight, a few dragons… a troll or two, and a princess.”

RickC PicAbout the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia and son Clay. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of Ricky Robinson Braveheart and Stink Bomb. You can find his blog at http://www.rickybruce.com.

Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure
Authored by Ricky Bruce
List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
62 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065235
ISBN-10: 1620065231
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dot-and-Scribble-Fall-in…

My mom is an alien — no, really!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Joanne Risso’s latest childrens book “My Mom Is an Alien,” dealing with immigration in a stimulating way. Dylan Matukaitis provided the illustrations.

mmiaa_fcAbout the Book:
My mom says she is an alien, but I am not so sure. She does sound funny when she speaks, and she eats weird food. Sometimes I think I see antennae sticking out the top of her head. She does not drive a spaceship, though, just a minivan. How can I really tell if she is an alien or not? You be the judge!

My Mom Is an Alien humorously explores the concept of immigration to the USA from the perspective from an Australian woman.

About the Author

Joanne L.S. Risso was born and raised in Gippsland, Australia.  She never had a pet platypus, but she did have a pet kangaroo named Fred when she was a girl. Joanne was classed as having ‘alien status’ by the U.S. government when she first immigrated to the U.S.A. She lives with her husband and four children in Central Pennsylvania. Please visit http://www.joannerisso.com to learn more about the author, who does not really have green skin or own a spaceship, though she does sound funny when she speaks.

About the Illustrator

Dylan Matukaitis is currently a student at Arcadia University, Pennsylvania, where he is studying Graphic Design. He loves reading and drawing, and considers himself a professional at lip-syncing to songs on the radio or his iPod. His favorite color is blue and his biggest celebrity crush is Beyoncé. This is his first published work as a children’s book artist.

My Mom Is an Alien

Authored by Joanne L. S. Risso, Illustrated by Dylan Matukaitis

List Price: $9.99
7″ x 10″
Color on White paper
32 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064290
BISAC: Childrens / Family / Immigration

For more information, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/My-Mom-Is-an-Alien-97816…

Black bear spotted in your neighborhood!

tb_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Speckled Egg Press has released Wendy Lattys children’s book “The Bear,” a lavishly illustrated pictures-only tale for young children.

About the Book:
The Bear is a beautifully illustrated tale about a hungry black bear looking for some food, from the bear’s perspective….

About the Author:
Being an Illustrator of children’s books was Wendy Latty’s “impossible” dream. The book you are looking at is the continuation of the hope that was not disappointed. After graduating with Art Honors from high school, Wendy moved to Philadelphia and received her Associates Degree in Visual Communications with a specialization in Illustration.  She currently lives in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with her husband two daughters and the family sidekick Sancha the cat.

The Bear
Authored & Illustrated by Wendy Latty

$12.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
36 pages
Speckled Egg Press, an imprint of Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063958
ISBN-10: 162006395
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Bears

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Bear-9781620063958.htm

Wubbies spotted singing in hair salons!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Speckled Egg Press, the young childrens imprint for Sunbury Press, has releasedMax’s Clips, a bedtime story for pre-K children featuring the lovable wubbies – colorful stuffed animal-like characters that bring joy to young children.

mc_fcAbout the book:
Do you remember your first hair cut? If you had a friend like Willie, you’d remember the courage that you felt during your first experience of getting your hair cut. In this story of bravery, Max learns that he can do more than Max thought—only with the encouragement that he feels from his friend Willie the wubbie.

About the Author:
Amanda C. Brown is a third grade teacher in central Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband, Matt, and her sons, Sammy and Maxon. Although her journey with the wubbies began more than four years ago, when Sammy was born, she’s excited to continue sharing more amazing adventures with the wubbies and their friends to readers all around the world. Amanda and her wubbies will make you smile as you imagine the amazing things that the wubbies can do!

About the Illustrator:

Jose Archeval is a United States army veteran who truly enjoys drawing. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his loving girlfriend Donna. Jose has enjoyed drawing cartoons and taking art classes to pursue his love of illustrating. Although this book is only Jose’s second experience in illustrating a children’s book, Jose has truly enjoyed the journey and looks forward to illustrating many more adventures of wubbies and their stories in the future.

Max’s Clips

Authored by Amanda C. Brown, Illustrated by Jose Archeval

List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
26 pages
Speckled Egg Press
ISBN-13: 978-1620063484
ISBN-10: 1620063484
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / General

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Maxs-Clips-9781620063484…

Citizens of Riverbank never fear! Stink Bomb to the rescue!

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s children’s book “Stink Bomb.”

About the Book:
Join our heroes Stink Bomb and Grub as they protect the buggy citizens of Riverbank from the nasty spiders Arac and Nid.

About the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia and son Clay. He has Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of one other book for children, Ricky Robinson Braveheart.

sb_fc_pubStink Bomb

Authored by Ricky Bruce, Illustrated by Mosa Tanksley

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
96 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063422
ISBN-10: 1620063425
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Stink-Bomb-9781620063422…

Dr. Matt Anderson is an expert on flamingos

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — Speckled Egg Press, an imprint of Sunbury Press, has released Downingtown resident Dr. Matt Anderson’s children’s book “Pink Flamingos All Around.”

About the Book:

pfaa_fcPink Flamingos All Around is a fantastic frolic full of fabulous flamingo fun. The text, which is rhyming in nature, contains some factual information about the birds, as well as some general silliness. The images are bright and attractive, containing cartoon flamingos that are designed to capture both the beautiful and unique nature of these amazing birds. The book is designed to be both educational and entertaining for children and their parents.

About the Author:

Dr. Matthew J. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) where he teaches and investigates various aspects of animal behavior, with a particular interest in flamingos.  He is the director of SJU’s interdisciplinary minor in Animal Studies, and has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Pink Flamingos All Around is his first children’s book.

Pink Flamingos All Around

Authored by Dr. Matthew Anderson

List Price: $12.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.60 x 29.21 cm)
Color on White paper
24 pages
Speckled Egg Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063149
ISBN-10: 162006314X
BISAC: Childrens / Nature

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Pink-Flamingos-All-Aroun…