Welcome to CurlyQ Press, an imprint of Applewood Books, Inc. specializing in high-quality children’s
and young adult books that you and your kids will want to curl up with!
Once you pick them up, your kids won’t put them down.

At CurlyQ Press, we select up-and-coming authors, and work hand-in-hand with them, to channel their artistic vision and produce high-quality, treasured books we are proud to share with our children.

Upcoming

 

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Bear Hugs and Sock Bugs

Written by Alicia Hogan Murphy
Illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis

In the "feel-good" spirit of Free to Be You and Me and Shel Silverstein, there is a new, fresh voice on the scene, sending our youngest generation messages, through humor and rhyme, of strong self-esteem, the importance of YOU and that kindness matters.

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Swan Boat Season in Boston

Written by Jennifer Delaney
Illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis

Local families and travelers from around the world have made it their destination to visit the Boston Public Garden and take a ride on the Swan Boats.

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Just Released

 

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The Muddy Foot Prince

Written by Alicia Murphy
Illustrated by Michael Schweitzer

The Muddy Foot Prince is the tale of Prince Oliver James Huntington IV, who loves to explore nature, splash in puddles, and get dirty, just like any young boy. The problem? He's a prince.

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Little Mouse's Adventures
on The Freedom Trail

Written by Brittany Bang
Illustrated by Caitlyn Knepka

Follow Little Mouse and her friends as they explore the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts. In this colorful, whimsical book, Little Mouse takes readers on a journey, and teaches children and adults alike, all about the many historical landmarks one can visit throughout Boston.

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Current Books

 

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Airplanes
Take Off and Land

Written by Patrick McBriarty
Illustrated by Johanna Kim

Experience a day in the life of Pilot Stacey and her nephew Little Harry as they take a fascinating flight aboard Crow-Flies Airline flight #6.

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Little Mouse’s Adventures
At Fenway Park

Written by Brittany Bang
Illustrated by Caitlyn Knepka

Follow Little Mouse and her friends as they explore the wonders of America's most beloved ballpark on Opening Day.

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Drawbridges
Open and Close

Written by Patrick McBriarty
Illustrated by Johanna Kim

Experience a day in the life of Bridge Tender Todd and his sidekick Ponticat to learn about the inner workings and individual steps of opening and closing a drawbridge.

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My Pirate’s Tale

Written and Illustrated by B.L. Medeiros

My Pirate’s Tale by Bonnie Lee Medeiros is a treasure chest adventure kit, complete with a delightful children’s storybook and props that allow parents to enliven reading in a whole new way.

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“You have something very unique—you actually listen and envision, not only with your head but with your heart. Being creative and caring is icing on your literary cake!
Bonnie L. Medeiros, Author of My Pirate’s Tale