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Business Book Review-Boundaries

Business Book Review-Boundaries

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. Boundaries Summary: Does your life feel like it's out of...

Children’s Books On Manners

Children’s Books On Manners

Manners is one facet of social intelligence, which supports positive interpersonal and professional outcomes throughout life. While we’re never too old to improve upon our manners, it’s better for everyone involved to start early. Here are ten of our favorite books on...

Children’s Books About Kindness

Children’s Books About Kindness

Always telling your kids to “be kind,” but not sure how to help them understand what it means or how to put it into action? These ten books explore the concept of kindness with courage and warmth. 1. THE POTATO CHIP CHAMPBy Maria DismondyAmazon I  BookShopChamp...

The Launch of Sunny Side Upbringing

The Launch of Sunny Side Upbringing

It took a year to write and edit this book. Months working with photographer Sarah Luczak on multiple photoshoots for the book Sunny Side Upbringing. It was a labor of love. A parenting book that teaches positive character traits. A parenting book that is about REAL...

Books About Friendship

Books About Friendship

Understanding what a good friend is and how to be one is invaluable for children’s social wellbeing. These ten fun books demonstrate how to grow a caring, generous, and empathetic friendship. 1. STICK AND STONEBy Beth Ferry and Tom LichtenheldAmazon I ...

Evie’s Field Day Book Release

Evie’s Field Day Book Release

Evies Field Day Book Release July In May 2020, we released a new book into the world by Claire Annette Noland and illustrated by Alicia Teba. The book is called Evie's Field Day: More Than One Way to Win. This was a very special book release because took place in the...

PRIDE Books for Families

PRIDE Books for Families

Cardinal Rule Press is celebrating Pride month with a book line-up that promotes self-expression, diversity, and inclusion among young readers. Read on to explore our favorites, including the Cardinal Rule Press 2019 release DAZZLING TRAVIS. DAZZLING TRAVIS: A STORY...

The Release of Cookie & Milk

The Release of Cookie & Milk

In October 2019, Cardinal Rule Press released the book Cookie & Milk. The book was written by Michele McAvoy and illustrated by Jessica Gibson. Michele toured New Jersey in the fall of 2019 for the official launch of the book. Teachers and families worldwide have...

Picture Books Set in India

Picture Books Set in India

Over the last several months I have been checking out books set in India from our local library. It is important remember that we can open our children’s eyes to the world beyond their homes by simply reading a picture book. Diverse picture books allow children...

Business Book Review: Don’t Keep Your Day Job

Business Book Review: Don’t Keep Your Day Job

Each month, Cardinal Rule Press founder 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. Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career...

Deal Report Announcement-Fall 2021

Maria Dismondy at Cardinal Rule Press has acquired world rights to LILA LOU'S LITTLE LIBRARY, a picture book by Nikki Bergstresser, presenting a story of generosity as a young girl shares a gift that keeps on giving with her neighborhood. Illutrator Sejung Kim is...

Deal Report Announcement-Spring 2021

Maria Dismondy at Cardinal Rule Press has bought world rights to KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING, a picture book by Michelle Schaub, presenting a story of kindness as a domino effect that brings a community together. Illutrator Claire Laforte is working on the project...

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