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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...

At-Home Field Day

At-Home Field Day

Due to Covid-19 Closures, Cardinal Rule Press is hosting the largest EVER Virtual Field Day! (Note: this event has passed and was LOTS of fun!). WHAT IS THE AT-HOME FIELD DAY? In light of the Covid-19 school closures and in celebration of the new picture book, Evie’s...

Business Book Review-Tiny Habits

Business Book Review-Tiny Habits

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. Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything Summary:...

Books that Model STEAM for ALL

Books that Model STEAM for ALL

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. In the past, these were not areas of academics girls were encouraged to study. Today, we promote equality across genders and encourage our boys and girls to engage in play and learning that leads...

Family Reading Challenge!

Family Reading Challenge!

If you are like more than half the country, you are currently home with your children. On top of that, you are most likely home schooling and managing your children's virtual schooling too. Oh wait, you might even be working from home too (I am doing all of the above...

Business Book Review-Outliers

Business Book Review-Outliers

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. OUTLIERS Summary: In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell...

Business Book Review-Publishing for Profit

Business Book Review-Publishing for Profit

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. PUBLISHING FOR PROFIT Summary: Publishing in the 21st century is...

Business Book Review-Dare To Lead

Business Book Review-Dare To Lead

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. DARE TO LEAD BY BRENE BROWN Summary: Leadership is not about...

Parenting Books To Raise Kind & Caring Kids

Parenting Books To Raise Kind & Caring Kids

Today we want to share a round up of parenting books that focus on character development. It’s proven science that we are not born with certain character traits such as empathy, kindness and generosity. These traits are developed over time. Our children learn from our...

Books That Defy Gender Stereotypes

Books That Defy Gender Stereotypes

Over here at Cardinal Rule Press, we are dedicated to books that empower and teach children to be themselves. Here is a compilation of books we’ve pulled together, including one of our very own DAZZLING TRAVIS. Dazzling Travis: A Story About being Confident &...

Books To Empower All Genders

Books To Empower All Genders

Over here at Cardinal Rule Press, we are dedicated to books that empower and teach children to be themselves. Here is a compilation of books we've pulled together, including one of our very own COOKIE AND MILK Cookie & Milk: A Scientifically Stunt-tastic...

Guest Article by Author Michele McAvoy

Guest Article by Author Michele McAvoy

We are excited to host our children's authors here on our blog. Here is an eye opening article by author of the book, Cookie & Milk, Michele McAvoy. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLSby Michele McAvoy THE PAST When I was a little girl, my mom would say that I was "big boned." When...

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