Category: In the News
It’s Children’s Book Week! 📚 Coloring Page Alert! Freebies below for home and classroom activities.↓
Reading books with your kids can be a great way to spend quality time together and to help your kids develop important skills:
• Improved language and communication
• Improved problem-solving
• Enhanced focus and concentration
• Increased memory and creativity
Plus, it’s just plain fun! 😃
Oh, the free coloring page? Here it is!
Free bookmarks to print & color? Go right here!
We love the hashtag #ReadBooksSparkChange. What better way to kick that off than when of our bears from “My Expansion” by @nanmanet? This book is about sparking change in the relationship between Big Bear and the cub. From learning and growing as a bear family in the book to finding more expansion by reading great books, we think this art by illustrator @themesquitetreestudio is perfect.
Need even more free pages for classroom activities? Go here for the full list.
Here’s today’s news! For our “My Expansion” book, we are honored and humbled to receive a 4-star review, and a “Indie Reader Approved” status today from IndieReader. Congrats to Nancy Manet and Michelle Buvala for this fine, detailed review recognizing the hundreds of hours that go into producing a book like this.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Nancy Manet’s book MY EXPANSION, beautifully illustrated by Michelle Buvala, is an original, creative, and compassionate story to encourage and offer guidance to a child who may be different from other children . . . While MY EXPANSION is clearly a children’s book, the messages it conveys are as much directed at parents as they are at children. “ ~IndieReader
Thank you to everyone on our team that strive for excellence in all our books.
We’ll be at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books! Great new books, too. Watch this post.
Three New Books Debut on March 4:
Salt and the Sea
|The Gecko is
On the Cover
Schedule. See us in booth #408
Saturday, March 4, 2023
10am Meet and Greet: Michelle Buvala
10am: Free Family Craft #1: Gecko Headbands for the book, “The Gecko is On the Cover.”
12noon Meet and Greet: Nancy Manet
12noon Free Family Craft: Bear Masks for the book, “My Expansion.”
2pm Meet and Greet: Harriet Cole
2pm Family Crafting #3
4pm Meet and Greet: Sean Buvala & Marc Severson
4pm: Family Crafting: #4
Sunday, March 5, 2023
10am Meet and Greet: Nancy Manet
10am: Family Crafting #1:
12noon Meet and Greet: Amanda Malek Ahmadi
12noon Family Crafting #2
2pm Meet and Greet: Tamera Norwood
2pm Family Crafting #3
4pm Meet and Greet: Harriet Cole
4pm: Family Crafting: #4
Our best wishes to you and those you call family. We hope you find peace and patience as this holiday season begins. Be good to yourself.
If you’ve got kids, big kids, or adults who like Coloring Pages, here’s a free download from Michelle Buvala from @themesquitetreestudio. Use this link now to download the pdf.
Our offices will be closed until Monday, November 28. If you have appointments with our staff this week, those meetings are still taking place. Please follow our Instagram for the latest updates.
Our Free Monday Night Coaching for authors and creatives will be at its regular time of 4pm Pacific (Los Angeles) / 7pm East (New York) on Monday the 28th. See you there in our FB group.
What an absolute honor this month, during the online ceremonies of the “Benjamin Franklin Book Awards” from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), that we learned our book “10 Ballet Dancers” has been awarded a SILVER medal in the category of “Interior Design: Children’s and Young-Adult Books.”
So many people make a book “happen,” and we are grateful for every person from our family, staff (much of which is family), authors, illustrators, and those in our resource “tool kit” who we call upon to make the magic happen.
Receiving the BFA has been a dream since we created the “official” company in 2015. We’d say to all of you who are working towards making something great in the arts: please stay with it. Work and focus on getting to your own levels of excellence. While art and books in themselves are reward enough, to have a book honored like this is both humbling and inspiring.
#IBPABens #smalltoothdog #10balletdancers
Some updates on our publishing company in Arizona, talking about new releases and our upcoming streaming during the Tucson Festival of Books! With Sean Buvala.
So, You Want to Publish Your Book?
Author, Speaker, Healer, Teacher?
We have a new workshop for you. Also, see the video below. First thing you must know: we’re different as a publisher. Our first concern is helping you as an author (or other creative) develop the mindset and carer path that will help you reach out to your audience and readers, building a stable future. It’s not just about “writing a book.” Rather, we’re about helping you succeed with your next book…and beyond.
We focus on publishing nonfiction books in the areas of the arts and creativity. We also publish kids’ books and collections of world tales. We do not publish fiction such as novels outside of some collections of stories. Regardless of your genre, our workshop will help you come to understand your modern publishing options.
Let’s Start With Some Truths.
“I want to publish a book.”
We know you have the dream. We’re authors and speakers, too.
New News!! We’re happy to tell you that we’ll be in the virtual exhibit hall for 2021 (virtual) Tucson Festival of Books this year. We’ll be live streaming interviews with authors and illustrators, classes, and storytelling throughout the weekend of March 6 and 7. Watch for information! Pop over and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel to get the updates on all the live presentations.
First, please note: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. So, please read this before you submit anything at all:
We are currently seeking submissions for two specific projects here at Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing. We’re developing (picture books for kids) and also (preteen reading for, um, preteens) that have either the subject/theme of “oceanography” or “kindness and caring.” You may interpret those themes broadly. We are a diverse company with a variety of options for producing content and we have some specific marketing projects and goals in mind.
Again, please do not send an unsolicited manuscript to us. It will be deleted or trashed if you have not first sent a query letter and had your manuscript requested.
First- subscribe to our mailing list (on this page) to stay up-to-date on our projects.
Then, send your simple query letter (less is more, friends) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line, “book query.” Thanks.
First-time authors are welcome. Please note our Mission Statement below so you’ll understand how we operate and to be sure our values align with yours:
We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
We publish books on the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, and staff.
We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company supporting and incorporating members (and allies) of marginalized communities.
We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.