We are dedicated to the publication of books that
bring peace and joy to the hearts and minds of today's
children, and their families. In a world of ever increasing distractions, we aim to provide a centering and reassuring experience for our young readers while engaging them in life's biggest questions.
BoathouseBooks was founded in 2005 in an old boathouse on
Our recently released children's
book Here You Are, by author and illustrator Mayke
Beckmann Briggs, has opened a new door into the hearts and minds of children everywhere.
With its colorful nature illustrations and sweet portraits, Here You Are is a great baby book. With the simple and meaningful statements, Here You Are also makes for an ideal
first reader book, inspiring both insight and reflection in the growing child.
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Here You Are can be ordered from Baker and Taylor
Here You Are is available from Follett Library Resources
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We are interested in children's books with
a strong spiritual element, without being preachy. We join
the Dalai Lama in stating that our religion is Kindness. Stories should be
engaging without being overly stimulating, and should deliver a moment of joy
and recognition. We are interested in writers who are skilled at writing
between the lines, and can figure out how to give the reader an actual experience of love, gratitude, joy or peace.
We look for art that is sophisticated in
its simplicity. Child-like art that a child can imagine he could possibly
have created himself, is preferred.
As the world gets increasingly perfected around us, we would like to offer an intentionally un-designed, non-tech feeling, while
retaining high artistic value. This
value should come from a deep understanding of children.
Manuscripts can be sent by email (preferred):
Or by mail:
PO Box 8057,
Alta, UT 84092
All manuscripts have to be double spaced. Due to the large volume of submissions we no longer return manuscripts. Thank You for your understanding.
Update 2012: Even though we have received many wonderful manuscripts and beautiful art work we have not yet found "the one" to follow Here You Are. We enjoy working with authors and have done our best to send feedback and inspiration to help with submissions to other publishers.