When discussing death amongst children, grief and the mourning process is a difficult topic to convey. Whether it is due to the death of a close friend or family member,...
We help the next generation of readers fall in love with books that make a difference.
We are an independent publishing company that produces a select number of books each year. We work diligently to release children’s literature that represents today’s diversity while remaining dedicated to messages that make a difference.
Our Biggest Fans
"Sassy & supportive girl power to the max!"
"The book succeeds in communicating the message promised in the subtitle.”
American Librarian Association
“Realistic portrayals of competition and teamwork make this a strong addition to any library.”
School Library Journal
“This book shows that people from different cultures have strikingly familiar emotional & familial similarities.”
City Book Review
“This earnest story of being a good sibling, neighbor, and friend may inspire readers to find ways to be generous in their own lives.”
“Named Top 50 Books for Children”
The Huffington Post
“Reading comprehension in ELL students gets a boost when kids are exposed to culturally relevant books.”
Meet Our Founder
Maria Dismondy started out in the classroom years ago before writing ten books. She loved getting powerful messages into the world through realistic fiction, so much so that she began Cardinal Rule Press in 2015. A million copies sold and counting, these books loved worldwide continue to share timeless messages with modern diversity.
Square pegs in a round hole—an expression you may have heard before. Usually referring to someone or something that, for one reason or another, doesn’t ‘fit’. It’s a square peg...
Have you ever come across Audio Description books and wondered what they were? Or, how they differ from audio books?? Well, look no further, as we are here to clear...