Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Australia

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Beth Lancione’s Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper. The book was illustrated by Kathy Haney.

About the Book:
case8.500x8.500.inddIn the fourth of Solomon Screech Owl’s stories, Sollie travels to the land down under, exploring the Australia where he meets many of the strange and wonderful creatures that dwell there.

About the Author & Illustrator:
The late Beth Lancione, formerly of Etters, PA, retired from a long career in public education and began what she hoped would be a long second career as an author of children’s books. The Solomon Screech Owl stories, conceived as an eight book series in which Sollie will visit the seven continents in his quest to see all that the world has to show him, was inspired by Beth’s love for her grandchildren, her enjoyment of adventurous travel, and her experiences working with owls as a volunteer at a rescue facility for injured birds of prey.

Kathy Haney, a retired high school art teacher, resides in Salem, Oregon. She is an active award-winning artist, creating drawings and watercolor paintings, designing posters, and illustrating books. An area of special interest for her is early childhood literacy, having taught young parents the value of reading to their infants, volunteering in Guatemala’s efforts to increase literacy in indigenous peoples, and proudly being the first person to read a book to her grandchildren. Kathy and her husband, Gary, love to travel, and much of her artwork reflects the peoples and cultures they encountered. She is excited to share the adventure of travel with Solomon’s readers.

Beth and Kathy had been friends since high school. The Solomon Screech Owl series is their literary collaboration.

Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper
Authored by Beth Lancione, Illustrated by Kathy Haney
List Price: $19.95
8.5″ x 8.5″ Hardcover
Color on White paper
38 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067871
BISAC: Childrens / Adventure

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Solomon-Screech-Owls-Kan…

Citizens of Riverbank never fear! Stink Bomb to the rescue!

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s children’s book “Stink Bomb.”

About the Book:
Join our heroes Stink Bomb and Grub as they protect the buggy citizens of Riverbank from the nasty spiders Arac and Nid.

About the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia and son Clay. He has Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of one other book for children, Ricky Robinson Braveheart.

sb_fc_pubStink Bomb

Authored by Ricky Bruce, Illustrated by Mosa Tanksley

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
96 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063422
ISBN-10: 1620063425
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Stink-Bomb-9781620063422…

Dr. Matt Anderson is an expert on flamingos

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — Speckled Egg Press, an imprint of Sunbury Press, has released Downingtown resident Dr. Matt Anderson’s children’s book “Pink Flamingos All Around.”

About the Book:

pfaa_fcPink Flamingos All Around is a fantastic frolic full of fabulous flamingo fun. The text, which is rhyming in nature, contains some factual information about the birds, as well as some general silliness. The images are bright and attractive, containing cartoon flamingos that are designed to capture both the beautiful and unique nature of these amazing birds. The book is designed to be both educational and entertaining for children and their parents.

About the Author:

Dr. Matthew J. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) where he teaches and investigates various aspects of animal behavior, with a particular interest in flamingos.  He is the director of SJU’s interdisciplinary minor in Animal Studies, and has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Pink Flamingos All Around is his first children’s book.

Pink Flamingos All Around

Authored by Dr. Matthew Anderson

List Price: $12.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.60 x 29.21 cm)
Color on White paper
24 pages
Speckled Egg Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063149
ISBN-10: 162006314X
BISAC: Childrens / Nature

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Pink-Flamingos-All-Aroun…

Real visitors from outer space … Meteors!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Dr. Stephenie Slahor’s children’s book “Meteors.”

About the Book:

They come to Earth from other reaches of our Solar System. They’re meteorites and they have been puzzling and fascinating Earthlings for centuries. In this book, you’ll read facts about their origins and characteristics, but you’ll also learn some of the many interesting stories about meteors and meteorites.

About the Author:

Stephenie Slahor holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Juris Doctor degree.  Her career spans the fields of journalism, law, administration and education.  She has traveled extensively and has lectured and taught at many colleges and universities.

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Authored by Dr. Stephenie Slahor

List Price: $9.99

8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color on White paper
28 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062715
ISBN-10: 1620062712
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Meteors-9781620062715.htm

"Colors in the Garden" introduces the ROY G BIV color spectrum to children

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Wendy Lattys children’s book “Colors in the Garden” and the spiritual version “Colors in the Garden the Creator Made.”

citg_fcAbout the Book:

Colors in the Garden introduces the ROY G BIV color spectrum using plants and animals in natural environments which inspires children to see how these colors are displayed in the world around them.

About the Author:

Being an Illustrator of children’s books was Wendy Latty’s “impossible” dream. The book you are holding in your hands is the beginning of the hope that was not disappointed. After graduating with Art Honors from high school, Wendy moved to Philadelphia and received her Associates Degree in Visual Communications with a specialization in Illustration.  She currently lives in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with her husband two daughters and the family sidekick Sancha the cat.

Colors in the Garden
Authored & Illustrated by Wendy Latty

$12.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
34 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063095
ISBN-10: 162006309
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Colors

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Colors-in-the-Garden-978…

citgtcm_fcColors in the Garden the Creator Made
Authored & Illustrated by Wendy Latty

$12.95
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
34 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063101
ISBN-10: 162006310
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Colors

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Colors-in-the-Garden-the…

Elvis the dinosaur? (no offense Baby Boomers!) Cryolophosaurus one of many featured in Dinorific 3

"Elvisaurus"

“Elvisaurus”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mike and Ethan Sgrignoli’s third children’s book “Dinorific Poetry Volume 3: Even More Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son.”  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks had previously reissued the first of two volumes.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Can you really ever have enough dinosaur poetry?  We don’t think so.  So here’s ANOTHER batch of clever, fact-packed dino rhymes that tell stories, deliver information and challenge some long-held beliefs…all while keeping you entertained.  Nineteen watercolor illustrations by Ethan, accompany his dad’s eleven original poems that feature the likes of Megalosaurus, Macrauchenia, Baryonyx and Cryolophosaurus.  Plus, nine dinos use their unique attributes and take to the baseball diamond for a rousing game.  Don’t sweat it, pronunciations are, of course, included.  Be careful…you might just learn something.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.
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Dinorific Poetry Volume 3
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
54 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062364
ISBN-10: 162006236
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Introducing Speckled Egg Press!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has announced a new imprint for their children’s category — Speckled Egg Press.

speckledegg-logo“We want to stir up some more interest in this category, which has been lost among our many books for adults,” said VP of Marketing and Author Relations, Tammi Knorr.

Speckled Egg shall include elementary and pre-school age products.  The Young Adult category will remain under the Sunbury Press brand.   Following are the authors and books moved to the category:

Ashley Lucas: “Boo, Bat and Pumpkin Throw a Party”
Joanne L S Risso: “In the Field” and “Over the Sea”
Stephanie Slahor: “Meteors”
Amanda Brown: “Goodnight Sammy” and “Flying Courage”
Carole LaPlante: “Night Noises” and “The Magic Within You”
Michael & Ethan Sgrignoli: “Dinorific Poetry” series
Dan Shutters: “The Mouse with the Broken Tail”

The following titles are planned for the imprint:
Matt Anderson: “Pink Flamingos All Around”
Wendy Latty: “Colors in the Garden”
Amanda Brown: “Max’s Clips”

In the Field

In the Field

For more information about Speckled Egg Press, please see:
http://www.speckledeggpress.com
The company is currently searching for a part-time managing editor for Speckled Egg Press who will make decisions about which titles to publish and to assist in the publishing process.  Please send any inquiries to LKnorr@sunburypress.com.

For more information about Sunbury Press, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com

"Dinorific Poetry Volume 2" has 14 more dinosaur poems just for you…

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

dp2_fcABOUT THE BOOK:
We’re upping the ante folks…14, count ‘em, 14 new dinorific ditties designed to dazzle dino lovers. You’ll meet Carnotaurus, Argentinosaurus and Megatherium (a 20 foot long sloth. Really.) We even delve into the ocean’s depths to meet Megalodon, Dunkleosteus and Kronosaurus. And did you hear the one about the dinos playing poker? You will.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 2
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
60 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062357
ISBN-10: 162006235
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Father & son duo Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli are one Dinorific pair!

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Children’s author Mike Sgrignoli and his son Ethan, the illustrator, have signed with Sunbury Press to publish their Dinorific Poetry series.  The Mechanicsburg publisher of trade paperback and eBooks has reissued the first of two volumes, to be followed by a third currently in the works.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
dp1_fc“Dinorific Poetry Volume 1: Stories of Ancient Animals Created by a Father and Son” features ten delightful poetic stories conceived by Michael coupled with twenty-two of Ethan’s imaginative watercolors. You’ll meet Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaur and a host of other unique and admittedly obscure dinosaurs. There’s even a story about where the skull of a Plesiosaur got mistakenly placed. Dig in!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
The Sgrignolis have risen to local acclaim thanks to their positive message and appearances at local schools, bookstores, childcare centers and other venues.

Michael is a poet, musician, forward-thinking, public-speaking, rugged individualist who strives to be the best darn daddy ever while balancing a full time job. Ethan is a fun-loving, imaginative, animal lover who (his father believes) IS the best darn son ever. This father/son literary project has provided the setting to engender greater mutual respect and has delivered an even more precious gift: more time spent together.

Dinorific Poetry Volume 1
Authored by Michael Sgrignoli, Illustrated by Ethan Sgrignoli
List Price: $9.99
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
58 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062340
ISBN-10: 162006234
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Dinosaurs

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dinorific-Poetry-Volume-…

Joanne Risso's "In the Field" teaches children about gardening and the cycles of nature

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Joanne Risso’s latest children’s book “In the Field”; teaching children about gardening and the cycles of nature.  The book is illustrated by Missi Allen.

In the Field

In the Field

ABOUT THE BOOK:
“In the Field” is a thoughtful journey in which a young boy discovers connections between his family and the environment. His desire to make his mother happy unintentionally interferes with the environment around him. How can he repair the damage he has done, and see his mother’s smile again?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joanne L.S. Risso was born and raised in Gippsland, Australia. Trained as a teacher, she has worked with children deep in the heart of Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Joanne and her family take care of their garden: full of vegetables and flowers and weeds! She lives with her husband and four children in Central Pennsylvania. Please visit www.joannerisso.com to learn more about the author.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Missi Brenneman-Allen lives peacefully and works happily in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Please visit www.missiallenart.com to learn more about the artist.

In the Field
Authored by Joanne L. S. Risso, Illustrated by Missi Allen
List Price: $9.99
8.25″ x 6″ (20.955 x 15.24 cm)
Full Color Bleed on White paper
40 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061961
ISBN-10: 1620061961
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / Environment

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/In-the-Field-97816200619…