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Red Pebble Books for Children
by Red Rock Press

When you see a Red Pebble Book or related product, you know that you have found something very special for children. The Red Pebble imprint signifies that we are in the land of genuine childhood, a place where fantasy is honored and where children are nurtured, not dragged, into adulthood.

What Sea Creature Is This?

Written by Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrations by Gloria Brown


Paperback, 12 by 9 inches, 32 pp.



“This charming account of wonders and oddities of the ocean world is lighthearted yet true to facts. Please treat eager, young learners to this book.”Robert A. Knox, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

“The illustrations of amazing creatures in this book combine with delightful description to unlock the mystery of what lives in the deep. It's like scuba diving without getting wet!”George Z. Peterson, Monterey Aquarium; Secretary, American Academy of Underwater Sciences

This is a Sponge.

The sponge is an animal but it doesn’t move around like most sea creatures. Tube and vase sponges are small but the barrel sponge is large enough for a person to climb inside.

This is a Tripod Fish.

The tripod fish has three thin, stiff fins that are used as legs. The tripod fish looks like it is on stilts, or like a camera ready to take an underwater photo.

This is a Sea Cucumber.

Some are short –– under an inch long. Others stretch out to about six feet. Even a tiny sea cucumber is a trickster.If threatened, it gets so mad it squirts its sticky insides all over the enemy. A sea cucumber can also break itself into pieces to escape a predator. When safe, a broken cucumber will grow back missing body parts.

The Amazing Menorah of Mazeltown

Story by Joy Fate & Harold Dresner
Illustrations by Neil Shapiro


Hardcover, 9 by 10 inches, 32 pp.


This modern parable rooted in the ancient Hanukkah-origin story illuminates over a week and a day the multiple meanings of light. Ages 5-12.

Hollywood movie writer Hal Dressner lives in Ashland, OR. Illustrator Neil Shapiro is a well known cartoonist in Chicago.


"You know those sweet, funny, memorable picture books that made you want to squoosh into a fat chair and read with your kid? This is that. You'll smile through this whole book." ---Hollywood star Paul Reiser

"A creative new take on the Festival of Lights!" ---Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl, Central Synagogue, NYC

"Imaginative illustrations complement this story of hope.We should all be so lucky." ---Actor, Peter Riegert

The Munched-up Flower Garden

Story by Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrations by K. Michael Crawford


Paperback, 9 by 10 inches, 32 pp.


Meet the Troublesome Creek gang. Trouble seems to follow these five around as if it knew just where they lived. This spring, sassy Liz figures to plant the prettiest flower garden that has ever grown in Troublesome Creek. She’s down in the dirt everyday, sweet talking to her pathetic sprouts, but some mysterious force bodes ill for her buds. Can Liz duck the trouble headed her way?

Nancy Kelly Allen, who lives in a Kentucky log cabin, brings a distinctive down-home voice to this children's series. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and librarian. K. Michael Crawford has illustrated 11 children's books.

Trouble in Troublesome Creek

Story by Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrations by K. Michael Crawford


Hardcover, 9 by 10 inches, 32 pp.



Paperback, 9 by 10 inches, 32 pp.


Now it’s James’ turn to rescue the Troublesome Creek gang.

It’s summertime and it’s baking outside We mean it’s hot! But when James leads his diverse gang to their favorite swimming hole, he sees Aunt Pearl’s flowers are bloomin’ but the fish are dead! Why? James finds the answer to this eco-mystery in a deep, dark cave on the bank of the creek. Clue: Some dangers from the long-ago past live on.

Nancy Kelly Allen has been an honored author at a Library of Congress' National Book Festival!

K. Michael Crawford, is a past winner of the Biblio Illustration Award.



Thank You, Teacher, Because...

by Daisy Barth

6 by 8 inches, 62 pp.

paper, $9.95

Thank You, Teacher, Because... was born on an early June day when Daisy, then 11, said, "Why don't you publish a book I need? A book that I can give to my teacher on the last day of school."

"If you write it and draw pictures for it, and it's good, we'll publish it", we responded. "But say what's in your heart, not what you think you should say."

The result is a charmingly-illustrated book that tells what real kids appreciate about certain real teachers. A few of the many thank-you reasons are:

. . .you answer stupid questions.
. . .you never run out of pencils.
. . .you don't play favorites.

...cobwebs don’t grow between my fingers
waiting for you to call on me.
Teacher Cobwebs
Teacher Spinach know there are things self-respecting
kids won’t eat.

Where do the Balloons Go?

By Elena Davis

Illustrations by Anna Jurinich


Hardcover, 9 by 11 inches, 32 pp.


Here is the acclaimed children's book, Where Do The Balloons Go? (for children ages 4-8) by Elena Davis, which is about a splendid birthday party in Balloonland, where balloon fairies (of both genders) live with their balloon pets.


Heading to the Wedding:

You’re Invited to Join Patrick and Evie on the Great Adventure of becoming ( almost) Perfect Guests
Story by Sara F. Shacter
Illustrations by Christine Thornton


Hardcover, 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, 32 pp.


An entertaining and instructive story that will defuse wedding couples’ important concern: Will young guests mar our big day?

Every child invited to a wedding needs this amusing book to learn who’s who, what’s what and how to behave at a wedding while still having a great time. Its story is a delight for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated, Heading to the Wedding, is the first book on its topic and will appeal to children and their concerned parents.

Chicago teacher Sara F. Shacter wrote this to prepare her twin sons for the honor of being wedding guests.




To Mom, I love you because...

by Tomoe Sasaki Farley


Paperback, 5 by 6 1/2 inches, 62 pp.


In art and a few well-chosen words, Ms. Sasaki Farley says it better than you or I could but in the way each of us would like to honor mom on Mother's Day, on her birthday, on any other gift-giving occasion.

Have a peek at just a couple of reasons.

Mom, I love you because... made sure I was the warmest kid
in the neighborhood. made a bath seem like an adventure. gave me strength when I needed it. looked like a queen when you
dressed up.

“If you love your mom , you’ll get a kick out of this well-put-together book. It has eye appeal and will be a keepsake. Farley’s drawings are touched with whimsy— you’ll chuckle over each of them.”—Midwest Book Review

Pop, you rock because...

by Tomoe Sasaki Farley


Paperback, 5 by 6 1/2 inches, 62 pp.


Tomoe Sasaki Farley’s ode to dads is as memorable and warm and amusing tribute as her Mom book. wore that stupid tie I gave you. did the heavy lifting.

...filling your shoes meant more than growing big feet.