It may still be hot out but we're dreaming of fall! Click on the image above to see what to expect from Ripple Grove Press!
We are excited to share with you the cover of this beautiful book coming in the spring of 2019.
About the Book
Can empathy be taught? The importance of empathy and its impact are explored in A Girl Named October. The title character, October, is ever present as the narrator navigates a life without realizing how even the smallest memories, interactions, and expressions can impact a very large, and often imposing, world. Touching the world is no longer an abstract idea, but a concrete action that reveals how everything we do affects everyone around us.
Lighthearted in its approach, but powerful in its message, A Girl Named October tells a story that will spur conversations with children and adults alike.
About the Author/Illustrator
Zakieh A. Mohammed has always felt fortunate to be surrounded by inspirational stories found along the boulevards of Chicago, the hills of Pennsylvania, and the villages of the Middle East. An educator for over twenty years, she is an award-winning teacher and Chicago public school administrator. Zakieh resides with her family in Chicago.
Andrea Tripke is a German-born illustrator. In 2003, she moved to the United States to pursue her dream in the arts. Andrea received her formal education as an artist at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. She lives in Florida with her husband, Dirk; her daughter, Lily Blu; and her incredibly stubborn Lhasa apso, Frankie. Visit her website at andreatripke.com.
It has been a really busy start to fall for us at Ripple Grove Press! Next year we're releasing five titles instead of our usual three, because the stories and artwork we have been receiving are so stunning we have to share them with everyone.
For example, have a look at these behind-the-scenes photos of illustrator Andrea Tripke's work! She works to perfect the layout and design on the computer and then meticulously hand paints every spread! In OCTOBER, written by Zakieh Mohammed, the eponymous character October experiences the world a little different from others. You can clearly see how beautiful her awareness is!
Watch for more sneak peeks coming soon!
The talent we get to work with is so amazing! Check out this sneak peek from OCTOBER, coming in 2018, illustrated by Andrea Tripke. The story by Zakieh Mohammed is truly touching too.
"October was a wise, quiet girl with long lashes of autumn wheat."
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!
We are very excited to reveal the cover for Iver & Ellsworth! This beautiful book by Casey W. Robinson and illustrated by Melissa Larson comes out in May 2018.
From a factory rooftop, Iver and his good friend Ellsworth (a rooftop bear) are content to watch the busy world below.
“Everyone’s going somewhere,” Iver says. “We can see the whole world from up here. That’s enough somewhere for me.”
But after Iver retires, the friends must venture out in search of a new somewhere. Of course, the very best views are those you share with an old pal.
Sneak peek from PAUL
Coming fall 2018, from Nathan Alice and illustrated by the talented Jenn Hogan, this beautiful book follows Paul as he travels through life with his ukulele!
We are excited to share with you the cover of Seb and the Sun by Jami Gigot.
About the Book
Seb is determined to find some light for his sleepy coastal town. It is so far north, the sun does not shine in winter and the days are cold, dreary, and dark as night.
So Seb embarks on a mission to find the sun. Along with his friend Walrus, he makes a plan, collects supplies, and rows far out to sea.
Will Seb be able to find the sun and bring its light and warmth back to his town?
About the Author
Jami Gigot is the author/illustrator of the picture book Mae and the Moon, and has worked as a digital artist on several motion pictures.
In addition to writing and drawing, she enjoys combing the shoreline for treasures with her family. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she now lives in Vancouver, BC.
Visit Jami at jamigigot.com