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: 
Ms. Morgan is a successful business woman and an accomplished entrepreneur who enjoys writing children books, poetry, short stories and young adult novels for the reading pleasure of her family, friends and others. Writing has always been her hobby. Since she retired from the Beauty Industry in late 2009, she began attending classes in a writing program at Stanford University to assist in honing her talent 
The Sophisticated Slug Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465365392
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Xlibris Corporation - September 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Fred Carlson is a musical instrument builder, artist, author, songwriter/composer and old-time banjoist living and working in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Fred grew up in rural Vermont (in Cabot...where the cheese comes from!). When Fred was 14 years old, his mother started a commune with some friends, then left to "save the world" a year later, leaving young Fred and his older brother behind. Fred stayed at the commune for the next 20 years; surrounded by woodworkers, musicians and craftspeople, he was inspired to learn how to build musical instruments.
A Luthier's Alphabet of Imaginary Instruments Cover Image
ISBN: 9780962644788
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Published: The Guild of American Luthiers - December 1st, 2011

The Veggi World Coloring Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781453817544
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 8th, 2011

Author Bio: 
Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up in very cold, snowy place and dreamed of living in the desert. And so she did. Laura loves writing about the murky seas of perception while eating lots of popcorn. She lives with her hubby, and dog Oso, in their tree house on the coast of central California not far from her two grown daughters who love climbing trees as much her.
Winnemucca: A Young Adult, Small-Town Fairy Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781466280618
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 13th, 2011

Author Bio: 
Tory Beale, an artist and former child therapist, lives with her family in La Selva Beach, California. Cynthia Messer lives with her family in Soquel, California, and is an educator and child advocate. Their friendship began with the scheduling of puppy play dates, and, as their dogs became friends, so did they.
These stories grew out of their delightful excursions and real adventures with Jack and Rugby.
The Adventures of Jack and Rugby: Best Friends Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935530282
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Park Place Publications - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Wendy Abigail Treat is the mother of four children and has taught for 24 years as a special education teacher. She received her B.S. degree from U.C. Davis in Applied Behavioral Science with a focus on cross-cultural child development. She went on to earn teaching credentials (General Elementary and Special Education) and an M.A. in Education with a focus on curriculum and instruction. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at U.C. Santa Cruz.
Goodbye Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979950308
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phoebe Belle Press - December 1st, 2010

Author Bio: 
Eloise Lovelace is a retired special education teacher with ALS, an incurable disease that wreaks havoc on the body but leaves the intellect untouched. She currently resides with her husband in the coastal mountain community of Boulder Creek, California, where she spends her time reading, writing, traveling and playing with her two retrievers. She has two daughters and three young grandchildren.
Your Ema Loves You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781456743789
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Published: Authorhouse - March 3rd, 2011

Author Bio: 
Leonard Jacobson is a renowned spiritual teacher and successful author published in numerous countries including the U.S., Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Romania and Denmark.
In Search of the Light Cover Image
By Leonard Jacobson, Fiammetta Dogi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781890580056
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Conscious Living Publications - June 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Loretta Halter is a veteran public elementary school teacher with a background in environmental studies and dance. She earned her California teaching credentials at San Jose State University. Inspired by the redwood forests near Santa Cruz, California, and desiring to help preserve them, she wrote A Voice for the Redwoods as a contribution to that effort.
A Voice for the Redwoods Cover Image
By Loretta Halter, Peter Bartczak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780982294208
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Natures Hopes & Heroes - April 1st, 2010



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