January 15, 2016

Children’s Books



“My Daddy’s in Jail” by Anthony Curcio 

“Written by an ex-con. Endorsed by PhD’s, school principals and judges. Awesome book with an inspiring message: You are loved and you will get through this.” -BERT BURYKILL, Vice Magazine

There are nearly three million adults in the U.S. alone that are in prison or jail. Many of these being parents that leave behind unanswered questions with their children: What is jail? Why did this happen? Is it my fault? Is my daddy (or mommy) bad? Do they love me? My Daddy’s in Jail is a story of two bears who have a father in prison. The book is narrated by a very odd cockroach.

(June 30, 2015  ICG Books)






The Boy Who Became King, LeBron James: The Children’s Book (32 pages)

The Boy Who Became King is the inspiring true story of NBA superstar LeBron James. This Fully illustrated picture book biography tells the story of a young boy and his loving, single mother and their struggle to make it on their own. With the help of a coach and his family, LeBron is introduced to the game of basketball.

Against all odds, “the kid from Akron” not only makes it to the NBA but becomes a basketball legend who now helps others who are struggling like he and his mother once were.

Children’s/Kids Picture Book Biography K-6






“The Boy Who Never Gave Up” by Anthony Curcio

The Boy Who Never Gave Up is the inspiring true story of NBA superstar Stephen Curry. This Fully illustrated picture book biography tells the story of a young boy who many said was too short to play in high school, too weak to play in college and not good enough to play in the NBA.

Against all odds, this small boy who follows his dream, not only makes it to the NBA, but becomes one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.

Children’s/Kids Picture Book Biography K-5

(August 17, 2017  Amazon)


Watch Video of ASU Head Coach and college basketball legend, Bobby Hurley, read The Boy Who Never Gave Up to an elementary school in Arizona!




“The Honeytown Detectives and the Cake Caper” by Anthony Curcio

There’s not a cloud in the sky as Grammy Bear’s famous gigantic cake is brought out for the grand opening of Grumpa’s Grocery. Honeytown News 5 anchor, Mallory Mallard, is reporting live when suddenly it starts pouring rain from the clear sky above. Luckily, someone left a box of pink rain jackets for everyone to put on, but just as they do, the rain is gone…and so is Grammy’s cake.

“I saw someone wearing a pink rain jacket steal Grammy’s cake!” Piggles shouts. The problem is, everyone in Honeytown is wearing a pink rain jacket.

Follow the Honeytown Detectives as they search for clues, gather evidence, interview witnesses and narrow down suspects before discovering the true identity of the thieves along with the motive behind this cake caper that utilized a feather, red paint and an elephant to pull off.

(January 12, 2016 Westway)




Chicago Cubs: World Series Champions Coloring and Activity Book

Hours of fun for grown-up’s and kids alike with this detailed Chicago Cubs World Series Championscoloring book loaded with star players from the 2016 season. Also featuring an exciting and creative ‘design your own’ field, hat and uniform section and much more!

Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Addison Russell, Miguel Montero, Jason Hammel, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler, David Ross and many more!

For All Ages!

(60 pages, printed on thick white paper preventing bleed)





NBA All-Stars Coloring Book (100 pages)

Hours of fun coloring your favorite NBA stars and team logos. Design your own jerseys, shoes, players and more!

100 Pages (75 total pages to color), printed on thick white paper preventing bleed.
Ages 6+








“Critters Cry Too: A Story of Addiction” by Anthony Curcio

Critters didn’t need much to be happy, a good game of critterball and doing what they loved to do most -talking to each other – was usually enough, but when Whateveritwas (what Critters call cookies) came, all of that changed.

Some Critters stopped talking, stopped playing and stopped being themselves. All they wanted was more Whateveritwas.

“Calvin was sad, he was also mad. Critters call this mad-sad. When a critter is mad-sad, they get angry but only because they are really sad inside.”

With a broken heart, Calvin had to do something but there wasn’t much of anything he could do. Following good advice from an obnoxious insect friend and having a loved one to talk to, Calvin learns how to find himself even while some of the Critters he loves were still lost.

(Release Date: 3/1/2016 trade paperback and electronic verions)





NHL All-Stars 2017 Coloring Book for Adults and Kids

Hours of fun coloring your favorite NHL stars and team logos. Create your own players, design your own uniforms, skates and more! The ultimate book for Hockey fans of all ages!

Featuring Nicklas Backstrom, Jamie Benn, Jonathan Quick, Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban, Shea Weber, Patrice Bergeron, Brent Burns, Dustin Byfuglien, Sidney Crosby, Drew Doughty, Johnny Gaudreau, Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price, Ryan Getzlaf, Mark Giordano, Claude Giroux, Taylor Hall, Victor Hedman, Braden Holtby, Patrick Kane, Erik Karlsson, Duncan Keith, Anze Kopitar, Henrik Lundqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Connor McDavid and more!

100 Pages, printed on thick white paper to help prevent bleed.
Ages 6+





Rio 2016 Gymnastics “Final Five” Coloring Book for Kids

Hours of fun coloring the US Women’s Gymnastic Team “The Final Five” from the 2016 Olympics in Rio. 60 highly detailed pictures of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez!
Also includes gymnast bio, a design your own Leotard section and much more!

100 Pages, printed on thick white paper to help prevent bleed.
Ages 6+