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A Perfect Pet for Peyton
by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne
illustrated by Wilson Williams Jr.

ISBN: 978-0802403582
published by Northfield Publishing (Moody Publishers)
designed by Jill Ronsley

Based on New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman's book, The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells the entertaining and playful story of five children, each of whom discovers his own pet and personal love language. Children and parents, cuddling up and spending precious time together, will not only be delighted by the array of animals in the colorful illustrations, but will also experience the power of the love languages as they read this book again and again. This wonderfully imaginative children's book will help children learn the importance of love.

“I've been writing and producing books for over twenty-five years now and have worked with hundreds of people in publishing. During that time I've learned that some of the people you connect with are gems—great people with good hearts who are passionate about their work, extremely talented, absolutely reliable, professional and a joy to work with. Jill Ronsley is one of those gems and I highly recommend her.”
Rick Osborne, Best-Selling Author & Publisher, Lightwave Publishing

For more information, visit Moody Publishers, Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.

 
   
       

Penny's Perfect Present
by  Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne
illustrated by  Wilson Williams Jr.
ISBN: 978-0-8024-0358-2
published by Northfield Publishing (Moody Publishers)

Coming soon! 

 
   

The Long and the Short of It: A Tale About Hair
by Barbara Myers and Lydia Criss Mays
illustrated by Shennen Bersani
ISBN: 978-1-60443-017-2
published by the American Cancer Society
designed by Jill Ronsley

Gold Mom's Choice Award 2011
Bronze Award in the 2011 National Health Information Awards
USA Best Books 2011 Awards Finalist, Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Non-Fiction

The Long and the Short of It: A Tale About Hair follows the stories of Isabel and Emma, two young girls with "hair problems." One wants her hair to be longer; the other has lost her hair because of cancer treatment and would just like it back. Although their stories are different, each girl's experience leads her to a new understanding . This 48-page picture book features fun activities, a discussion guide for parents and teachers and inspiring life values, such as courage, friendship, patience, pride, etc., for children who must deal with cancer in their family, their school or themselves.

For more information and to purchase, visit the American Cancer Society or order through your local bookstore. Also available at Amazon.com and other online bookstores.

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“I would recommend Jill Ronsley without hesitation. Her design captured the feel of our book project perfectly. She was always timely, even with last-minute requests. Without fail, she delivered just what we needed and was meticulous and thorough. Above all else, Jill was a pleasure to work with. She was always prompt and friendly, and was always willing to go the extra mile. She is a consummate professional.”
Jill Russell, Editor Publishing Department American Cancer Society

 
   
   

A Moment in Time
by Jennifer Butenas
illustrated by Charlotte Cheng
ISBN: 978-0984003907

A fun-loving story in rhythm and rhyme about a family of four and their moment in time. It's a balmy, summer Cape Cod day and this visiting family is savoring every moment. Experience the delight, joy and exhilaration a mindful moment can bring!

"Jennifer Butenas has written an exceptional story promoting 'mindfulness' and reminding readers of the joy of simple relaxing moments."
—Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Moonbeam Bronze Award 2012
(Picture Books)
New England Book Festival 2012 Honorable Mention

"In this, my first publishing project, Jill was helpful and patient as she professionally lifted me up. Communication is very important to me, and hers was impeccable, timely, consistent and thorough. From editing to interior design and completion, with Jill sending my book files to my printer, the process was seamless. I highly recommend Jill as both an editor and interior designer. She offered great guidance, and I would certainly come to her again for my next book."
Jennifer Butenas

 
   
     
     

Kasey's First Day of Basketball Practice
by Kentrell Martin & Kentrell Martin Jr.
ISBN: 978-0-9851845-5-1: (softcover)
ISBN: 978-0-9851845-6-8: (ebook)
Published by Shelly's Adventures LCC

Kasey's First Day of Basketball Practice shows the importance of being yourself while teaching children who love basketball about the game. They learn little-known basketball facts and can access a comprehensive glossary of terms that every child who wants to play basketball should know. A special element of the story is that it teaches 10 signs in American Sign Language (ASL), which broadens the reach and purpose of the book for all children.

"Working with Jill is one of the best decisions I've made as a self-published author.  She was very professional during the entire process, and addressed any questions or concerns that I had in a prompt manner.  Jill is also very knowledgeable in the children's book publishing arena, and her candid advice proved to be invaluable.  She saved Shelly's Adventures a ton of money by providing me with beneficial tips along the way.  I highly recommend her services and will be working with her on future titles." —Kentrell Martin

 
 

Shelly Goes to the Zoo (Shelly's Adventures Series)
by Kentrell Martin
illustrated by Marc Rodriquez
ISBN: 978-0985184513
published by Shelly's Adventures LLC

Available from Shelly's Adventures, Amazon and other booksellers.

The Shelly's Adventures Series offers a unique and fun-filled educational resources that incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) while telling a story. In Shelly's Outdoor Adventure , Shelly introduces her friends to commonly used signs while exploring the great outdoors. In Shelly Goes to the Zoo, Shelly and her friends spend a day with animals. While exploring the different exhibits, she teaches them animal signs and shares a few interesting facts, too.

Foreword Magazine's IndieFab Finalist
Indie Excellence Awards Finalist
Readers Favorite 5-star Review

 
   
       
Shelly's Outdoor Adventure (Shelly's Adventures Series)
Written by Kentrell Martin
illustrated by Marc Rodriquez
ISBN: 978-0985184506
published by Shelly's Adventures LLC

Available from Shelly's Adventures, Amazon and other booksellers.

     
     

The Zoopendous Surprise
by Boots
illustrated by Andrea Gabriel

ISBN: 978-0-9792035-5-8

"We have a surprise today," the zookeepers whisper. "Shhh! Don't tell the elephants!" Mary and Ellen, the Asian elephants, are eager to find out about the surprise, but none of their animal friends at the zoo will tell them! Colorful illustrations add to the charm of this fact-based story about two real elephants living at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas. Little readers will be guessing until the very end just what the Zoopendous Surprise could be.

Available from Pleasant St. Press, Amazon.com and other book sellers.

 
Johari's Joy
by Boots Hensel
illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  978-0989182201
published by Kimber Court Press

Johari, the rhinoceros, doesn't have a friend. He is all alone. Joy, the pig, is all alone too. A zookeeper places them together. Can this odd couple become friends? Or is living with a stinky pig more than this rhinoceros can handle? Find out what happens in the latest book in the zoo series, Johari's Joy. Interesting facts and corny jokes are included.

Eric Hoffer Finalist
Indie Excellence Book Award
Silver Mom's Choice Award

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants." —David Attenborough

Available from Amazon and other booksellers.

 
   
   

Laura and the Leprechauns
written and illustrated by Amber T. Kingston
ISBN: 978-0-9795933-0-7: (English edition)
ISBN: 978-0-9795933-3-8: (German edition)
ISBN: 978-0-9795933-2-1: (EBook edition)
published by Chrysalis Press

Do you believe in leprechauns? Little Laura does. That is, until her friends tell her that they aren’t real. But Laura doesn’t give up so easily. She decides to write to the wee folk to find out for herself. When two tiny leprechauns pay Laura a visit, she has a St. Patrick’s Day that she’ll never forget!

Finalist - Benjamin Franklin Awards 2008
Interior Design – Books for Children & Young Adults

Mom's Choice Award 2009
Children's Picture Books Category

Available from Chrysalis Press or Amazon.com. To read a few pages of this book, click here. Now available for Kindle and EPUB.

“From my first email exchange with Jill I knew I had met a great match. Jill is an amazing mentor. Her editing skills transformed my book into one that I am proud to have published. Her book design skills are first rate, and I couldn’t be happier. She exceeded my expectations on every level, from her competence in all types of media to her timely responses to my emails. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” —Amber T. Kingston

 

Mommy, Draw Stars on My Tummy: Rhymes, Songs and Touch-Play Activities to Stay Connected
by Martine Groeneveld
illustrated by Brad Kunkle
ISBN: 978-0982295908

National Best Books Awards 2009 Finalist!
For information, click here.

Nurturing touch within a family is the foundation for healthy child development. In Mommy, Draw Stars on my Tummy, “touch-play” activities are combined with catchy rhymes and tunes, which you and your child will enjoy together, again and again. Exquisite oil paintings on every page by Brad Kunkle add beauty and subtlety to this publication, making it a book to leave on your coffee table.

“A wonderful book that should be read by every parent! A great way to enhance contact and affection in the parent-child relationship.”
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D., Belilovsky Pediatrics New York, An Americhoice Center of Excellence in Pediatric Care

“Working with Jill has been a great journey for me. As a first time author, I appreciated her guidance, patience, knowledge and experience very much. My book was not easy in terms of design, but her creativity made it come out exactly as I hoped it would. Thank you, Jill, for this great learning experience and outcome!”
Martine Groeneveld

For more information and to purchase the book, click here or visit Amazon.com. Look inside the book here. Also available at Borders, where you can search inside.

 
   
       
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