Locally & Independently Published Children's Books

Bookshop Santa Cruz has hundreds of locally and independently published books on our shelves. Our consignment program allows us to continue to accept all of the professionally-produced, self-published books from our local authors and to devote our resources to prominently featuring them throughout the store.

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Author Bio: 

Paul is a lover of the ocean and our natural environment. Living in Santa Cruz, California he has ample opportunity to explore nature with his dog Ella. This book is based on a true story from his surfing on the Central Coast. He is a docent at Natural Bridges State Park where he can be found leading tidepool and Monarch butterfly tours for school children. A portion of proceeds from this book will be donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting our marine resources.

$7.99
ISBN: 9780692443361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self-Published - July 14th, 2015

Author Bio: 

Jenni Kaye grew up reading books about big red dogs, cats with hats, and soups made of stone. Now she shares these tales with her daughter and son. Kaye, also known as J.K. Mahal, is a graduate of Chula Vista Performing Arts High School and Loyola Marymount University. She worked as a newspaper journalist, page designer and editor, as well as a performing arts center publicist, before devoting herself to writing books.

$9.99
ISBN: 9780988491427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daring Ink Press - January 19th, 2015

Author Bio: 

Kristin Elizabeth is a mother, video game producer and avid knitter raised in Virginia and North Carolina who moved to California where she now lives with her daughter. The idea for this book series was born during a trip to the Palace at Versailles with her mother, a retired teacher and elementary school librarian, who always encouraged her to have a passion for reading, history and adventure.

 

$8.99
ISBN: 9781312681408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: French Club Books - November 27th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Susan loves writing and photography. The imagination of her grandchildren and the enthusiasm of the kids in her neighborhood all inspire her to want to write stories for children. Currently, Susan is getting a tree house built in her back yard.

By Susan H. Anawalt, Amanda Jones (Illustrator), Marco a. Marquez (Designed by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781611636758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zenz Enterprise - November 11th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Joan M. Jacobs, author, entrepreneur, and creator of the KC and the Keep Well Kids Club© program has a 30 year career based in creative writing design, public relations and healthcare marketing. She is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor Degree in Sociology.

$19.95
ISBN: 9780983893011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creative Kids Concepts, LLC. - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 

Rosalie Rowe, now retired, has taught children for over forty years in France, New Zealand, and, most recently, at Ernie Pyle School in Fresno, California.  In her classrooms, she has shared her love for Nature and all creatures great and small. 

Nancy Ruiz DePuy is a recently retired Community College Art History Instructor, writer, artist and avid gardener living in Santa Cruz, California.  Rosalie has been a family friend for a long time.  Our mothers were best friends growing up.

$12.95
SKU: ROCKYHEN

Author Bio: 

Agatha Relota is an author, fashion model, dancer, and mother of two. In 2006, Agatha’s nieces asked that she teach them to dance. She soon discovered a lack of books capturing the vibrant spirit and history of ballroom dance. Inspired by her curious nieces and, also, by her own love of dance, Carla and Leo’s World of Dance was born. She wrote the book with the belief that dance can teach children valuable skills to take beyond the dance floor, such as manners, self-confidence, and discipline, as well as a heightened awareness of the world’s cultures.

By Agatha Relota, Thierry Perez (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500515600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thames & Hudson - June 2011

Author Bio: 

Linda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.

$8.99
ISBN: 9781501014086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace - August 30th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Elizabeth Borelli, NC, is a certified plant based nutrition expert, award-winning author, cooking instructor and mother-of-two.  Her mission is to help connect kids and families connect with healthy home cooking and everyday food choices through fun and engaging activities and helpful resources
$12.95
ISBN: 9780692229712
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self Health Cafe, a Wyatt-MacKenzie Imprint - July 13th, 2014

$19.00
SKU: SPROUTKIDS

$25.00
ISBN: 9781939288196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self Health Cafe, a Wyatt-MacKenzie Imprint - September 2013

Author Bio: 

Janet Whitchurch grew up drawing and in her teens entertained the idea of illustrating children’s books. After getting a B.A. and M.A. in Art at Stanford University where she studied Russian, as well, Janet taught studio art and art history to high school students for 30 years while she and her husband raised a family of three children. During this time she worked  on art during the summers or whenever she had the opportunity. After retirement and with children grown, married and with children of their

$12.95
ISBN: 9780991569700
Availability: Special Order
Published: Whitty&Wyllie - April 30th, 2014

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