Welcome to Ripple Grove Press. Ripple Grove is a place not too far from here, where imagination and wondrous stories begin. Let's take a step off the path and see what we can find.
Best Picture Books of 2014: The Gentleman Bat
We are overjoyed that The Gentleman Bat was included in The Harvard Coop's collection of Best Picture Books of 2014.
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The Gentleman Bat Story-time and Book Signing
Abraham Schroeder, author of The Gentleman Bat, will be at the Queen Anne Book Company doing a reading and signing your copies of The Gentleman Bat.
Sunday, December 28, 1pm
Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Avenue North
Contact the Queen Anne Book Company for details.
Ripple Grove Press has moved!
As of November 1, Ripple Grove Press hit the Oregon Trail! We're now set up on the left coast and back to work.
Here's our new address for submissions:
PO Box 86740
Portland, OR 97286
Keep them coming!
The Gentleman Bat is on sale now!
Join the charismatic gentleman bat on a nighttime stroll down cobblestone streets where the town is lively and energetic. Along the way he meets his lady friend. Dancing and merriment fill their evening until the weather takes a turn. But not to worry, when you’re called the gentleman bat, you always come prepared.
Visit your local bookseller today to buy your copies! The Gentleman Bat is also available on Powells.com, Amazon.com,
The Gentleman Bat: Reviews are coming in!
With The Gentleman Bat on sale now, reviews continue to come in. Click on the cover here to read them.
Coming Spring 2015
Here's a sneak peek of our spring offerings. Click on the cover for more information.
Too Many Tables
Written by Abraham Schroeder/Illustrated by Micah Monkey
Preparations are going smoothly for a new restaurant in town until the owners realize they are missing a key ingredient. Watch what happens when word gets out that tables are needed for opening day.
The premise is simple, silly, and unforgettably entertaining. Abraham Schroeder's second book from Ripple Grove Press is a delightful story that breaks from the carefully measured humor of his debut book, The Gentleman Bat. Here he teams up with illustrator Micah Monkey, whose colorful and expressive drawings throw readers into a chaotic world filled with just too many tables! The comical story and bright visuals will keep readers thoroughly entertained as they revisit the book time and time again.
About the Author/Illustrator
Abraham Schroeder is an artist, designer, and writer currently living in Petaluma, California, with his wife and son, after residing in a dozen other places, including Massachusetts, Alaska, and Japan. He is also the author of The Gentleman Bat (Ripple Grove Press, 2014).
Micah Monkey is a primate, animator, and illustrator living in Los Angeles with his woman and two offspring. He likes pizza and ice cream, and has seen every movie ever made. He got his name from climbing trees, bridges, and buildings, which children should never do.
Coming Fall 2015
Mae and the Moon
Written and illustrated by Jami Gigot
Mae and the moon love to play together. Their favorite game is hide and seek. But when the moon disappears one evening and cannot be found, Mae wonders what happened and begins to worry. Determined to find her glowing friend, Mae takes matters into her own hands and sets off on a wonderful and curious voyage through her imagination.
This charming book, beautifully illustrated in soft moonlit hues, will capture the hearts of moon gazers everywhere.
About the Author/Illustrator
Jami has always loved a good story. As a child she would secretly read by moonlight well past her bedtime. Passionately interested in the relationship between words and pictures she studied animation and VFX at Vancouver Film School and has worked as a Digital Artist on several films (including Avatar, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Captain America). Though she hails from Madison, Wisconsin, she now calls Vancouver, BC home with her husband and two children, both of whom happen to be incredible moon spotters. This is Jami’s first picture book.