Blue Whale Press is an independent publisher of children's books sold through retail and trade distribution.
We have several titles coming out during the next year by various authors and illustrators, so watch this space for updates.
As an award winner as soon as it left the pen, Sienna, the Cowgirl Fairy is the first in this chapter book series. Sienna is not your normal cowgirl, for she’s half human and half fairy. But Sienna wants nothing to do with fairies. When her ma sends her to fairy camp instead of cowgirl camp, she ain’t none too happy. Not only must she deal with cliquish fairies who reject her spunky spirit and outspoken ways, she must also noodle out how to help Mother Nature end the Texas drought. Can Sienna balance cowgirling with some tried ’n’ true fairy skills to both fit in and make it rain?
A Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award winner written by Alayne Kay Christian, and illustrated by Brian Martin. This this is a fun book for anyone who has interest in cowgirls, fairies, magic, horses, weather, or Texas
Available in hardcover (978-0-9814938-5-5) and softcover (978-0-9814938-6-2).
Porcupette and Moppet is a delightful picture book by Nadine Poper. In this comical story about a bumbling predator and his bibliophile-prey, certain disaster is averted not by running and hiding, but by simply reading a book —a very important book! Alicia Young’s beautiful art brings even more life and humor to Nadine’s fun and educational story.
A picture book for ages 4-8. Available Spring 2019.
Written by Nadine Poper, and illustrated by Alicia Young.
Rabbit is afraid of many things, but most of all he’s afraid of gigantic, monstery BEARS! In this tender story about a very nervous rabbit and his worst fear, No Bears Allowed illustrates how things aren’t always as scary as they seem and how you just might have more in common with others than you think.
A picture book for ages 4-7. Available Summer 2019.
Written by Lydia Lukidis, with hilarious artwork by Tara J. Hannon.
In this very uncommon pup story, Lottie makes an unusual discovery while beachcombing one day. She then spends her day wondering, Who will care for this little lost pup? and asking, “Will you care for this little lost pup?” But she finds that it will take a very special person to care for this very special pup. Milanka Reardon’s graceful art helps tell the story and make the surprise twist even more exciting. This book helps children understand the importance of all the sea’s creatures and how they might one special day be able to help them.
A picture book for ages 4-8. Available Summer 2019.
Written by Sarah Hoppe, and illustrated by Milanka Reardon.
Twelve-year-old Alex was taught illusion by the best. Misadventures of a Magicianís Son tells the story of Alexander Finn’s personal journey dealing with the death of his father, a celebrated magician, and the extraordinary gift he left behind. Uprooted from his childhood home for the seemingly hokey town of Orchard, Maine, Alex refuses to unpack and wants nothing to do with his new surroundings. But when he discovers an unusual deck of animated cards tucked in the back of his father’s old desk, things begin to unravel and Alex’s true adventure begins.
A middle grade book for ages 8-12.
Masterfully written and illustrated by Laurie Smollett Kutscera.
Randall the shrimp is a master at excavation. Randall the fish is his skittish yet happy-go-lucky watchman. This very funny story about one of the sea’s oddest couples illustrates how certain species, in this case a pistol shrimp and a goby, depend their symbiotic relationship for survival, overcome each other’s quirks, and become the best of friends.
Available Fall 2019.
Written by Nadine Poper, with very creative art by Polina Gortman.
Winner of the Mom’s Choice Award for children’s picture books, and an IPPY silver medalist, Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa tells the story of a bond between a grandchild and her grandparents. Emily loves visiting her grandparents where she is showered with affection and enjoys the freedom to eat sweets, stay up late, and help Grandma in the garden. When Emily’s visit with her grandparents ends, she’s saddened by thoughts of missing them. To comfort her, Grandma gives Emily a book that teaches her to use her imagination, memory, and natural surroundings to help her feel close when they are apart. In a surprising role reversal, Emily comforts Grandma by sharing her own secrets for staying close
A wonderful gift for long-distance grandparents, long-distance grandchild, Grandparent's Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Grandma, grandchild, military children, also a good book to help children deal with death, or being apart from long-distance loved ones.
Written by Alayne Kay Christian, and illustrated by Joni Stringfield.
Available in hardcover (978-0-9814938-0-0).