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Books That Make a Difference

Empowering children through timeless messages of hope, courage and The Golden Rule.

Books That Make a Difference

Empowering children through timeless messages of hope, courage and The Golden Rule.

Cardinal Rule Press produces high-quality children's literature

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.

For Families

Our books are available to order at local booksellers nationwide, along with online retailers. Each of our titles come with a free Reader’s Guide with activities and lessons you can use with the book, such as coloring sheets.

For Educators

Cardinal Rule Press is committed to providing books that empower, entertain & educate children. You will find a list ranging from timeless and modern topics like courage, empathy, diversity,  STEAM, LGBTQ and more.

For Booksellers

We are pleased to work with you as you bring books to childen and families worldwide. Sign up for our monthly newsletter or read our blog where we have our team creating content to help add value to the work you do.

Are you an author or illustrator?

We’d love for you to consider us for your next project. Our focus is on children’s picture books that empower children through meaningful stories for readers, age 4-11 and non-fiction books for parents and educators.

From The Blog

Diverse Holiday Books to Add to Your List!

We love to make your life easier - that’s what we try and do each and every month! As you start your holiday shopping, we’ve got some awesome DIVERSE HOLIDAY BOOKS we’re reviewing and sharing for you to snag up this gifting season OR add to your own diverse library of books! Let’s dive into our...

Holiday Deals & Discounts {Picture Books & More}

Tis' the season! It's that time of year where we start thinking about our loved ones and how we can show our love during the up coming seasonal celebrations. Our team at Cardinal Rule Press has put together some gift guides to take the work out of it for you. We love a THEMED GIFT! So we've...

Summer Library Tour: New Haven Public Library

During the summer of 2020, our publishing company hosted an interview series with popular bookstores and libraries across the country. Our founder, Maria Dismondy, hosted the interviews. We got to take an inside look into these creative spaces that house our favorite things---books and books and...

Summer Bookstore & Library Tour: Mocha Books in Tulsa, OK

During the summer of 2020, our publishing company hosted an interview series with popular bookstores and libraries across the country. Our founder, Maria Dismondy, hosted the interviews. We got to take an inside look into these creative spaces that house our favorite things---books and books and...

Summer Bookstore Tour: The Twig Bookshop in San Antonio, TX

During the summer of 2020, our publishing company hosted an interview series with popular bookstores and libraries across the country. Our founder, Maria Dismondy, hosted the interviews. We got to take an inside look into these creative spaces that house our favorite things---books and books and...

Real Life Author Advice On Manuscript Submissions

At Cardinal Rule Press, we are lucky to work with amazing and talented authors. Not only are they talented - they’re EXPERIENCED! These are folks who have been through the submissions process, hustled, researched, worked, and come out on the other side with a published children’s book. ...

Summer Bookstore Tour: Warwick’s in La Jolla, CA

During the summer of 2020, our publishing company hosted an interview series with popular bookstores and libraries across the country. Our founder, Maria Dismondy, hosted the interviews. We got to take an inside look into these creative spaces that house our favorite things---books and books and...

Looking for Authors: Realistic Fiction Picture Books

Cardinal Rule Press produces high-quality children’s literature that empowers children through timeless messages of hope, courage and the Golden Rule. We are a traditional publishing company located in southeast Michigan that produces a select number of books each year; all of which make a...

Business Book Review-The Paper Solution

Each month, founder of Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy, will be reviewing business books she is currently reading. Along with a brief review, she is sharing some of her favorite quotes from the book. The Paper Solution: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It From Taking Over Your Life...

Creating the Ultimate Children’s Virtual Book Club!

If there is one thing we ALL love... it’s connecting through books. As booksellers and librarians, it’s those connections that feed us. Due to the pandemic, many of us have been left feeling disconnected, and missing those little reader’s faces and conversations that happen in “normal” day to...

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