10 Ballet Dancers: Book Launch Video

Thanks to everyone who participated in the book launch for 10 Ballet Dancers!

Tags : , , , , ,

10 Ballet Dancers! New Book Trailer!

“A challenging, inventive tale that works best for young dancers.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Get your copy!






Waltz (Tschaikovsky Op. 40) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4605-waltz-tschikovsky-op-40-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Tags : , , ,

New Free Halloween Coloring Pages

There are several new free Halloween Coloring pages available on our GO FETCH! Page. Come grab some and share! 

small version of a coloring page

Tags : , , ,

Join Us for Some #FlatBalletDancers Fun!

Author Amanda Malek-Ahmadi is eager to help you learn about her book being released with us soon! “10 Ballet Dancers” is coming October 2020. The book is illustrated by Kathrine Gutkovskiy.

Would you like to play along? So, Amanda has a little project much like the “Flat Stanley” fun of classroom memories. Take a look at her video and see if these #flatballetdancers should make a stop in your mailbox!

Learn more about this lovely and fun book for kids, visit the page in our online store at 10balletdancers.com!

Tags : , , , , , ,

Award, Too! “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” Receives Storytelling World Honors

showing our books from audience to zeal and dont throw me in the cholla patch along with gold award callouts

And! Marc Severson’sDon’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” gets an Honor (honorable mention) in the 2020 Storytelling World Honors event. We’re proud of this unique and quirky book (with Francesco Orazzini’s great art) and can’t wait to bring the next book in the series in late 2020 or early 2021.

Tags : , , , , ,

Award! “From Audience to Zeal” is a WINNER in the Storytelling World Honors 2020

We’re honored to tell you that two books under our imprint here at The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group (Tolleson) received honors from “Storytelling World.” First, in the niche of oral storytelling, with hundreds of books submitted, “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story” received the WINNER in category 7 for “special storytelling resources.”

The author, Laura Packer says, “I am thrilled and humbled to be one of Storytelling World’s 2020 honorees. Along with being a practical guide, ‘From Audience to Zeal’ is a love letter to storytellers and storytelling. I am so glad it will find a broader audience thanks to this recognition.”

Small-Tooth-Dog at Tucson Festival of Books, 2020!

drawing of our logo dog named quill with the a burrowing owl which is the symbol of the 2020 tucson festival of boos

We are happy and excited to share with you that we are a participating sponsor at the Tucson Festival of Books in March 2020!

We’ll be sharing updates and more with you about our time at the Tucson Festival of Books, 2020! Here are a few photos from 2019!

Scheduled to appear from our “house” includes authors and illustrators:

The Schedule So Far:

Both Days: Dedicated. Vendor and Activity Booths.

All Weekend! Special goodie bags/tools for school and library staff (show your ID or leave us a business card.)

Special Saturday Events, March 14, 2020:

10am-5pm: Michelle M. Buvala: Art Projects and Book Signings.

10am-12pm Amanda Malek-Ahmadi: Signing postcards and bookmarks for her upcoming book.

12pm-2pm Sean Buvala: Book Signings

2pm-345pm Harriet Cole: Poster Signing for an upcoming book.

4pm Sean Buvala and Harriet Cole on the Children and Storytelling Stage: “These Stories Get Weird: Folktales and Fairytales With Bizarre Stuff.”


Special Sunday Events, March 15, 2020:

10am-530pm: Michelle M. Buvala: Art Projects and Book Signings.

10am-12pm Amanda Malek-Ahmadi: Signing postcards and bookmarks for her upcoming book!

2pm-315pm: Marc Severson: Book Signing

330pm-4pm Marc Severson storytelling on the Storytelling Blanket.

More news and artists coming soon!



Amanda Malek-Ahmadi (Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am) [X]
Amanda Malek-Ahmadi (Sun, Mar 15, 10:00 am) [X]
Harriet Cole (Sat, Mar 14, 2:00 pm) [X]
C.S Fritz (Sat, Mar 14, 2:00 pm) [X]
Marc Severson (Sun, Mar 15, 2:00 pm) [X]
Michelle M. Buvala (Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am) [X]
Michelle M. Buvala (Sun, Mar 15, 10:00 am) [X]


logo for tucson festival of books friend of the festiva


Tags : , , , , ,

Happy New Year 2020!

Wishing you and yours the best in 2020. We’ll have some great books for you!

the words happy new year over lit candles with a golden hue

Tags : , , , , ,

Seasonal Schedule 2019.

close up of a lit christmas tree with a large gold ball ornament and a felt ornament shaped like a white cactus

Our staff wishes you a fine slate of the Winter Holidays of Light and Family. With our team spread out in both hemispheres, we know it may or may not actually be winter where you are. Nonetheless, best wishes to you in the time of the solstice.

We’re running a very light schedule. Everything is moving forward, but if you call the office, you might not get someone to answer. Feel free to email us at staff@smalltoothdog.com between now and January 2nd. There are still a few Instagram and Twitter posts that will pop up. Come follow along if you’d like.

Tickets for all events (both free and gated) can still be purchased at this Eventbrite page or this Eventbrite page.

We’re looking forward to many more books in 2020 and some fantastic events offering education and entertainment.

Thank you all (customers, staff, authors, and Illustrators) for a great 2019. We’re happy to be on this journey with you in 2020.


Tags : , , , ,

Authors: Three Things for Better Public Speaking (and you have to speak in public.)

As part of our wind up to our 2020 Indie Author’s Mindset Conference, here is Sean Buvala talking more about the three things you need to be effective as a public speaker. You don’t need to do cheesy motivational speaking to make an impact…

Tags : , , ,
%d bloggers like this: