Category Archives: Book Releases & Events

Pella author opens the door to understanding for families with mentally ill children

Author Bev Roozeboom of Pella is celebrating the release of A Day in the Life—a powerful book that takes an in-depth look into the lives of families whose children have chronic mental health disorders. […]

Mother and son honor St. Jude’s in new holiday children’s book

Author Shannon Basinger-Kotz and her eleven-year-old son and illustrator Vinny M.R. Kotz have a gift for weaving holiday magic. Last Christmas, they published their first book, The Little Lost Nutcracker. This year, they are celebrating… […]

Decorah eagles soar in new children’s book

In 2011, the bald eagles of Decorah became an internet sensation when researchers at the Raptor Research Project began live streaming footage from a webcam installed near their nest. Seven years later, millions of viewers around the world still tune in each spring… […]

Serás tú mi amigo?: Pella author publishes bilingual children’s book celebrating friendship

In her latest children’s book—Will You Be My Friend?/Serás tú mi amigo?—Pella author Karen Fitzsimmons has a simple message: While it feels good to have a friend, it feels great to be a friend. “I wanted to get across to young readers what being a true friend is all about,” she said. […]

Fishermen live longer: Iowa author publishes book on beloved sport

“If you truly love the sport of fishing, you are no longer the one doing the catching,” said author and lifelong fisherman Ben Chiodo. “The fish have bagged you.” In his book Fishing: More Than a Passion—published this fall by the Write Place—Chiodo […]


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