Press & Blog — children

The Tale of Five Pikas Coming in 2019!

Melissa Marsted

Tags books, children, climate change, national parks

Molly will teach readers all about pikas, including how they escape from other animals who hunt them, including Sierra Nevada red foxes, weasels, hawks, bobcats, and golden eagles. But what is an even greater danger to our pikas even more than all of these predators? Read The Tale of Five Pikas in 2019 to learn more about how changes in weather and climate are one of the biggest threats to our dear little pika’s way of life.

A Kids' Book on Utah's National Parks

Melissa Marsted

Tags books, children, luckypennypress, national parks

A.C. Gilbert's Legacy Continues Online via Great-Granddaughter

Melissa Marsted

Tags ancestry, autobiography, children, ebook, history, imagination, luckypennypress, toys

NEW HAVEN >> Industrialist/toymaker A.C. Glibert’s great-granddaughter Melissa Marsted remembers the moment she found out her house was being threatened in Santa Barbara, California, in tumultuous 2008.  Marsted, a grant writer going through a divorce at the time as well as the loss of a consulting contract, had just returned from a run with the older of her two sons. “A friend had called and said, ‘Look out your window.’ And you could see the flames and the smoke probably about a mile away as the crow flies. We had about an hour to evacuate and then within 24 hours,...

Lucky Penny Press Releases eBook of Poetry for Kids

Melissa Marsted

Tags children, ebook, imagination, luckypennypress, poetry

full article from the Santa Barbara Independent  Lucky Penny Press, the innovative publisher of eBooks for children, has achieved another first: a beautifully illustrated picture book of poetry by Santa Barbara’s poet laureate emerita Perie Longo. Appropriately titled, A Mosaic of Poetry for Kids, the book showcases twelve Longo poems wondrously illustrated by twelve talented artists: Peter Bermant, Cyndi Brooks Burt, Jean Cherouny, Ben Cicatti, Karen Folsom, Robyn Geddes, Izzy Greer, Mary Heebner, Lanny Sherwin, Nancy Shobe, Skip Smith, and Cathy Winton. Most are Central Coast residents save Cherouny, who is the artist-in-residence at the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington,...