** 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: Children's Book (ages 4-7)
** 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's)
Love is a beautiful gift!
Follow the adventures of Santa’s best dog in a rhyming story that shows us how love is a beautiful gift and a powerful force, even when our loved ones are far away.
Lance rides along with his best friend Santa each Christmas Eve, but one year he falls from the sleigh. He's taken in by the animal shelter and then brought home by a military family who needs help as Dad is called to serve his country. When Christmas Eve comes around the next year, what's a dog to do? Will Lance return to the North Pole with Santa or stay with his new family?
This sweet and imaginative picture book, written in verse with delightful illustrations, will tug at your heartstrings and have you rooting for Lance as he tries to decide where his heart truly lies.
SANTA'S DOG is the first of a series of books featuring one of Santa's dogs tackling issues that children may encounter--but told from the dog's perspective. Award-winning author JoAnn Sky lovingly demonstrates the deep bond between canines and their humans. After all, sometimes the best gifts choose YOU!
A Christmas story you can enjoy all year long! Perfect for ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.
CAROL'S QUEST FOR COURAGE
Written JoAnn Sky, Illustrated by Ed Koehler
Courage grows inside each of us!
The highly-anticipated sequel to the Kindle bestseller, SANTA’S DOG, is here in time for Christmas! A fun, rhyming story about conquering your fears and finding your voice.
Santa's singing dog is too afraid to sing! Carol leaves the North Pole in search of her voice but instead finds a girl in need of help. Can Carol overcome her own fears to help the girl?
This touching and powerful story, written in verse with colorful and fun illustrations, incorporates themes of finding one’s voice, trying new things, and the importance of helping others. Children of all ages will enjoy accompanying Santa’s singing dog on her journey as she demonstrates that the courage to face and conquer our fears comes from within.
CAROL'S QUEST FOR COURAGE is the second of the award-winning SANTA’S DOG series featuring one of Santa's dogs tackling issues that children may encounter—but told from the dog's perspective. Award-winning author JoAnn Sky lovingly demonstrates the deep bond between canines and their humans. A Christmas story you can enjoy all year long!
Perfect for ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.
This book is printed in the USA and the publisher supports animal rescue causes.
Written JoAnn Sky, Illustrated by John Tatulli
** Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019 ! **
Everyone deserves a second chance!
"A moving tribute to shelter dogs, the humans who love them, and the wisdom of looking beyond outward appearances." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A fun, rhyming story about acceptance and looking beyond outward appearances. Follow the adventures of Sam, an older dog adopted from an animal shelter whose new family lives next door to an old car junkyard. Confused at first by all the junk, Sam quickly adapts and helps visitors find special parts and "treasures" and also becomes friends with a host of animals who've made the junkyard their forever home. See, treasures don't have to be snazzy and new. This scruffy, old second-chance dog proves it's true!
This sweet, unique story, written in verse with playful illustrations, will capture your heart as you share in Sam’s joy of finding friends, a purpose… and most importantly, love.
In addition to promoting recycling, SECOND-CHANCE SAM is a story about starting over and making new friends that children of all ages will cherish, as it gently reminds us to be thankful for what we have, not to judge a book by its cover, and that everyone deserves a second chance.
Perfect for ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Printed in the USA, this story advocates for the adoption of shelter dogs and the publisher supports animal rescue causes.
About the Author
JoAnn Sky is an award-winning author and two-time Golden Heart® finalist who writes children’s stories as well as young adult and adult contemporary romance. She’s combined her love of books and dogs in her children's books. She hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she has enjoyed creating them. Originally from the Midwest, JoAnn currently lives in northern Nevada with her family and three crazy rescue dogs.
About the Illustrator
Ed Koehler is an illustrator specializing in fun, lively art for children's books and other products. His work has been published around the world and has received numerous awards. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the St. Louis Artists Guild.
About the Illustrator
John Tatulli is an illustrator with an Associates degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He can wear many hats when it comes to his artwork, ranging from comic/cartoon work, inking, story boarding, and character development. His passion is creating emotionally striking illustrations and kid friendly artwork.