Category Archives: Book Releases

Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters — Worldwide Release

We’re happy to announce that Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon by Norman Walters is now available at retailers worldwide.

Grab a copy at a major retailer or request it from your favorite bookstore!

Chasing the Dream is the second installment of Norman’s travels through the Peruvian Upper Amazon. After reaching Iquitos, one of the world’s largest cities not accessible by roads, he traveled 110 miles farther up the Amazon River by boat and into the untamed wilds of the jungle.

These are his experiences during the ten years he spent in the jungle, where a single mistake could be deadly. Norman’s stories reflect the universal experiences of blending cultures, following your dreams, and facing brutal hardships–along with the joy of overcoming them.

Norman Walters is the co-founder of Yacumama Lodge in Iquitos, a city that straddles the fine line between uncontrolled jungle and civilization. He built this eco-tourism lodge for other adventure-seekers like him in the hopes that others can share the experience of living in the jungle.

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Hadley the Lunar Rover — Worldwide Release

Calling all aspiring astronauts: Hadley the Lunar Rover by Demetri Capetanopoulos is now available at retailers worldwide!

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Hadley the Lunar Rover is a charming picture book that follows Hadley, a NASA moon-buggy left behind when the astronauts returned to Earth. Hadley and the other robots on the moon begin to feel lonely, but Hadley doesn’t lose hope of seeing their human friends once again.

Hadley the Lunar Rover is the perfect book for anyone who loves space and dreams of exploring the cosmos one day.

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Dumpster Doll: The Early Years — Worldwide Release

We’re pleased to announce that Dumpster Doll: The Early Years by Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone is now available at retailers worldwide.

Find a copy at any major retailer as a paperback, hardback, or e-book, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore!

Michelle Mays was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair. Hope dawns in the form of foster care, only to be deferred by multiple placements and a system not equipped to support the children it’s meant to protect.

Through powerful vignettes of a life disjointed, Mays’s story is a journey of hope that is echoed in the experiences of thousands of children in the court and foster care systems today.

“Dumpster Doll gives you a chance to open your eyes and glimpse what children in the system go through and how they got there. You may be uncomfortable, and I hope that you are. It is my sincere hope that Dumpster Doll provokes you to do something in your own community to help children.”

            –Crystal Morgan, founder of Fostering Love

Dumpster Doll is brave not because it is unique, but because it unflinchingly shines a light on family turmoil, flaws in judicial systems, and ultimately, the grit and tenacity that thousands of children exhibit each day just to make it through.

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The Curious Case of the Mummy’s Mommy — Worldwide Release

We’re happy to announce the second installation of Oswald St. Benedict’s A Boy Detective Story series, The Curious Case of the Mummy’s Mommy,  is now available at retailers worldwide.

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Oswald’s story continues in The Curious Case of the Mummy’s Mommy as he travels around the globe with his father and solves mysteries alongside his younger sister, LilyBaby. This time, their adventures take them to Egypt where there’s rumored to be a living mummy.

Join Oswald and LilyBaby as they solve a four-thousand-year-old mystery.

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Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake — Worldwide Release

We’re proud to announce Bette Millat’s picture book, Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake, is now available at retailers worldwide.

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Little Sparkle is the youngest snowflake in a big family, but her parents are too busy to play with her, and her siblings want to go and hang out with their friends instead.

The North Wind decides to help her by blowing her far across the land so she can find friends to play with, but the North Wind blows her too far from home!

The Great North Star told Little Sparkle to look for her in the sky if Sparkle ever needs help, but Little Sparkle’s home seems so far away…

Sparkle the Runaway Snowflake is a delightful tale about the value of family with captivating illustrations drawn by the author herself.

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Gingerbread Smash! — Worldwide Release

Happy release day to Vicki Roach! Her newest book, Gingerbread Smash! Two Mischievous Boys Learn the True Meaning of Christmas, is available just in time for the holiday season! This is Vicki’s third published children’s book with Proving Press, and we can’t wait to see her next project.

Find a copy at any major retailer as a paperback, hardback, or e-book, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore!

Two brothers, tempted by their sweet tooth, wait until their mother goes to bed to eat the gingerbread house she made. After tearing the gingerbread to pieces, they receive a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to be forgiven.

Grab your copy of Gingerbread Smash! today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review when you’re finished.


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Seeking Balance by John McGory — Worldwide Release

We’re happy to announce the worldwide release for Seeking Balance: The Ultimate Guide to English-Speaking Excellence for the Shy, Foreign or Frustrated by John McGory.

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Seeking Balance is the ultimate guide to English-speaking excellence.

Does your spoken English do the job, or does it fail you in key moments? Seeking Balance gives readers an easy-to-use roadmap on how to achieve English-speaking excellence anytime and anywhere in the world.

Two billion people speak English, making it the world’s most popular language. John McGory, the International award-winning teacher, says today’s global spoken-English explosion creates one undeniable fact: “Whether you live in Boston, Beijing, or Brussels, better English creates bigger opportunities in business, education, and life.”

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Sneezy the Squirrel — Worldwide Release

Grab a box of tissues, because Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott has hit the shelves!

Find a copy at any major retailer as a paperback, hardback, or e-book, and you can request it at your favorite bookstore!

Enjoy Sneezy’s journey illustrated by the talented R. K. Blessing.

Sneezy the squirrel’s mighty sneezes shake the entire forest. His allergies make him different from the other woodland creatures, and he has a hard time fitting in.

But when another sneeze echoes through the treetops, Sneezy sets off to discover if there’s a friend in the forest who is different too. Along the way, he’ll learn a special lesson. It’s our differences that make us who we are!

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Connections in the Open Field — Worldwide Release

We’re excited to announce the worldwide release of Connections in the Open Field by Ruth-Ann Thompson.

Find a copy at any major retailer as a paperback or e-book, and you can ask for it at your favorite bookstore!

Just like every child, Cecil LaCede has fears about his first day of school, but he’ll soon find comfort in meeting a vari­ety of new friends: acorns, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and even beans, all first-time students too. Ruth-Ann J. Thompson shows children how easy it is to make connections in the open field.

 “Ruth-Ann Thompson has done an excellent job with Connections in the Open Field in addressing the diverse needs of children. She has done it in such a way that the children will learn to value differences while enjoying the text.”

           —Willette Johnson, elementary school teacher

Ruth-Ann J. Thompson is a motivational speaker and writ­er of articles relating to children, autism, and teens. Ruth­-Ann now brings us Connections in the Open Field, the first book in The Open Fielders, a series that will touch the heart of a child and encourage the hearts of parents.

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads when you’re finished.


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Comet Saves the Day! — Worldwide Release

The children’s book by Perry Koons, Comet Saves the Day! is now available at retailers near you, and just in time for the holiday season!

Grab a copy at an online retailer or request it from your favorite bookstore.

Santa is busy preparing for Christmas when he hits a snag. Santa’s elves try really hard to fix the problem in time, but Comet is the only one who can save the day and get Christmas back on schedule.

Follow Comet as he puts the “Merry” back in Christmas and a “Jingle” back in Santa’s step!

Don’t miss your chance to get Comet Saves the Day! this holiday season, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.


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