Cardinal Rule Press
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 difference in the world while reflecting modern-day diversity.
Cardinal Rule Press leads the way in providing messages that empower families, schools and communities through inspirational children’s books and educational programs and events that support our books’ powerful themes.
Bucket Filler Books
Since 2006, three million copies of Bucket Filling books have been sold and every year they reach more families and schools in countries around the world.
With your help, these books are creating a kinder, better, and more bucketfilling world! This line of Bucket Books have been translated into ten different languages.
We publish books to educate families and teachers, harnessing the power of community with a focus on inclusivity and character building.
These books are non-fiction and geared towards professional development and personal growth for teachers, parents and caregivers.
How We Got Here
2022 • Cardinal Rule Press acquired Bucket Filler Books, a publishing company by Carol McCloud.
2020 • Violet Street Books, imprint of CRP, with a focus on books for parents was formed.
2016 • Cardinal Rule Press founded by Maria Dismondy, Publisher and CEO.
2008 • Maria Dismondy writes and publishes Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun with a Michigan publishing company.