Mission Statement.

a drawing of our small tooth dog*We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
*We publish books in the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
*We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, staff and customers.
*We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company.
*We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.

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Mesa Book Festival 2017

We’ll be at the Mesa Book Festival on December 9th! We hope you’ll stop by our booth.

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Small Tooth Dog at Tempe Book Festival 2017

So, how much fun did we have at the Tempe Book Festival? Lots and lots. We were proud to introduce #PrincessCortland from the “Apples for the Princess” book, too! Thank you so much to the good team at Tempe Public Library for putting on such a great and diverse event.

princess cortland with sharon gilbert

princess cortland with jill from the library, standing in a hand-held frame with lots of apples on it
Princess Cortland with Jill from the Tempe Public Library.
michelle buvala stands at a table full of books and art
Michelle works at the vendor space at the Tempe Book Festival.

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Our Publisher in the IBPA Magazine!

Sean Buvala had a nice article in the trade magazine for the Independent Book Publishers’ Association October edition. In it, he talks about the many ways an author might connect with an audience for books sales and speaking connections.

a collage of the article that sean wrote for ibpa.

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Story on Saturday Podcast

Our publisher, Sean Buvala, has released a new podcast series. It’s a bit kinder and gentler than his “Inappropriate Folktales” podcast, but still not really designed for the little ones. You can find it a storyonsaturday.com, with links to ways to subscribe at all the normal podcast-y places.

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Autumn 2017

shelves full of art paperThings are moving forward for our group for the Fall of 2017. Well, Autumn in our part of the world anyway. Here’s a pic from our run today to our local and serious art-supply store as our staff gets ready for some exciting new things. We gotta have supplies!

We’re going to be hosting vendor tables  and offering workshops  at the city of Goodyear’s Art of Cultures event in October. We’ll be doing the same for the Tempe Book Festival in November. We’re still talking to Thrill Halloween about doing the same with them, with a special focus on the artwork from The Mesquite Tree Studio.

We’ve got two new books coming. Our book in helping kids write and tell stories should be out late November. Our Aesop and Art book, The Fox and the Crow, has been moved around a bunch but we’re pretty sure we’re looking at December.

Along the way, we’re creating workshops and articles both public and private.

Thanks for stopping by our site.

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An Aesop Tease

watercolor collage illustration of the wren and eagle Aesop fable.Just a little tease of the art from our forthcoming “The Fox and the Crow” collection of Aesop tales. Currently on for a late August release. All art by Michelle Buvala of The Mesquite Tree Studio in Arizona. This is a piece from “The King of the Birds” fable.

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2017 Catalog Sheet

We are glad to tell you we have a new 2017 Catalog Sheet ready for you. You can download the .pdf right here. It includes two of the new releases we have for 2017: “The Kids’ Guide to Making Great Stories” AND “The Fox and Crow” (finally!) Aesop book.

Download the 2017 Catalog List for Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing.

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Making the Art

a close up of a lions head sculpted out of grey clayWe’re pleased to tell you that the Fox and Crow book is back on track after a few big ol’ bumps in the road. We anticipate a late-summer release. In order to create the image for “The Donkey Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” Michelle had to create a clay sculpture or a “maquette” (learn about that at Wikipedia) of the image that reflected back from the water of the lake. Here’s an up-close image of the face of the lion.

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Art, Books, Stories in Goodyear.

Last weekend, we had a nice gathering of stories and art at BOONgarden in Goodyear, Arizona. We sold some books, sold some art and had a fine evening of adult storytelling. Here’s a brief clip from Sean Buvala sharing “The Strongest Man in Ireland.”

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