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Iceland, the Puffin Explorer Series

Book One: Puffins Take Flight

My puffin friend Árni is about to leave his burrow for a four-year adventure out at sea. But Árni doesn’t want to go—at least not today. You see, he wants one more day to play with his best friend Birta, but she can’t be found. While Árni searches Iceland for Birta, his mother and father are searching for him. Little pufflings shouldn’t be wandering about all alone!

Would you like to see if Árni finds Birta and Árni’s parents find him before it’s too late? Come along on Árni’s big adventure as he explores Iceland, the land of fire and ice!

In this first book of the Iceland: The Puffin Explorers series, readers are introduced to puffins and where they live. Educational fun facts are placed throughout the book to share interesting things about Iceland and puffins, like how puffins are also called Clowns of the Sea because of how funny they look walking, flying, and landing.

Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or a book store near you! ISBN# 978-1-950590-06-3 hardcover

Book Two: Puffins Off The Beaten Path

Two puffin friends are exploring Iceland looking for two little lost lambs, but on the way, they discover their predator the Artic Fox and other animals in Iceland too difficult to ignore. The puffin parents are searching for these two little one’s while realizing Iceland is more than their puffin colony’s cliffs—they find Whooper Swans and a family of sheep in the middle of the street!

Would you like to know what Árni and Birta do when they see a wild reindeer, or what Árni’s parents say when they see turf houses that look like huge burrows? Come along as we explore Iceland, the farmlands, and how Iceland can grow their own fruit when the temperatures are so cold!

In this second book of the Iceland: The Puffin Explorers series, Árni and Birta meet Icelandic horses, sheep, and reindeer, and experience other natural wonders of Iceland. Fun facts are presented throughout the adventure to share interesting things about Icelandic farms and animals, like how sheep roam freely and are protected by laws if they are in the middle of the road.Illustrated with actual photographs taken while the author explored the beautiful country of Iceland, this eye catching picture book is sure to mesmerize young readers.

Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or a book store near you! ISBN# 978-1-950590-08-7 hardcover

Book Three: Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice

In the land where summer has twenty-four hours of sun, the dark of night begins in September with the dipping of the sun. Two puffin friends, Árni and Birta are exploring Iceland but have only hours left before dark. Meanwhile, Árni’s mother and father continue searching for them. It’s getting late and all pufflings must head out to sea when night falls.

Before Árni and Birta set off on their long four-year sea journey, an Icelandic Faery plays clever tricks on them, making their grand adventure longer than expected! Hot on their tails, Árni’s parents find the famous Blue Lagoon and a beach glistening with diamonds. Would you like to join the fun with these adventurous ones?

In this third book of the Iceland: The Puffin Explorers series, Árni and Birta discover glaciers, volcanoes, natural energy, and some of the legendary folk of Iceland. Fun facts are placed throughout the adventure to educate about Iceland’s volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, and much more.

Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or a book store near you! ISBN# 978-1-950590-10-0 hardcover

Iceland, The Puffin Explorers Series books are illustrated with actual photographs taken while the author explored the beautiful country of Iceland, this eye catching picture book is sure to mesmerize young readers.

Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star (YA)

Twelve-year-old Annie loves her friends, her animals, and the horse ranch she has lived on her whole life. Ripped from it all at what feels like a moment’s notice, she is placed on a 53-foot sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean with her mom, dad, a captain, a tutor, and her older brother who seems to hate her. Living in such small quarters with her brother DJ is nightmarish all on its own, but her heart was left on the ranch with her animals and she has no one to talk to.

Feeling alone and heartbroken, Annie starts journaling while they sail The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Virgin Islands. Over the course of nine months aboard the Western Star, she learns how to trim the sheet, raise the main sail, scuba dive, share a small cabin with her brother, and even makes new friends despite her painful shyness.

Will experiencing amazing new adventures and discovering a whole new world above and below the deep blue sea help Annie be ready for whatever her future as a teenager brings?

If Pets Could Talk Series

Imagine if our pets could talk. What zany things would they say? In RA Anderson’s “If Pets Could Talk” series, you’ll see things from a new point of view and crack up at their hilarious captions and hashtags!

Click on each title to find the book on Amazon.

If Pets Could Talk: Farm Animals

In this book, RA Anderson brings her popular Instagram account to life with hilarious photos of lots of different farm animals, including horses, cows, fish (?), and more—complete with hilarious captions. Do horses use hashtags? They do now!

If Pets Could Talk: Dogs

In this book, RA Anderson brings her popular Instagram account to life with hilarious photos of lots of different dogs including rescue dogs, complete with hilarious captions. Do dogs use hashtags? They do now!

If Pets Could Talk: Cats

In this book, RA Anderson brings her popular Instagram account to life with hilarious photos of lots of different cats in different and wacky situations—complete with hilarious captions. Do cats use hashtags? They do now!

If Pets Could Talk: A Service Dog

A Service Dog, this special edition of the If Pets Could Talk books, was created to share a special look into the life of this unique medical alert dog. The purpose of this book is to donate the proceeds to nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organizations that train service dogs and then place them with people in need. For my father, his service dog meant an extension of his life. Now it’s my turn to help pay it forward. Enjoy this book and share in the joy of knowing you are helping others in the process.