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FOR RELEASE APRIL 2014 Contact:                Leslie  Little,  Publicist   (325)  370-­‐1465   leslie@brightskypress.com  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

NEW PICTURE BOOK SERIES INTRODUCES YOUNG READERS TO PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT MAKE AMERICA SHINE Splash into River Royals Master the Mississippi with Eliza Jane and Henry as they take a wild ride down the Mississippi River in hopes of being crowned King and Queen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Filled with local culture, geography and history of the Mississippi River Basin, this imaginative journey takes children through ten states where they meet new friends, as colorful as the states from which they hail, who also want crowns. The travelers soon discover that in these great states, you don’t need a crown to shine; the strength of the United States lies in the hearts and dreams of its people. Citizens “from Lake Itasca to shining sea” work together to make America shine brightly. With the charm of Eloise and the audacity of Huckleberry Finn, River Royals Master the Mississippi, the first in the River Royals Series, enchants and educates children ages five to eleven as it introduces the vibrant communities along America’s largest river system. Penny Weber’s detailed illustrations add even more information about each state, and a map allows little readers to follow along. Join this happy caravan as they explore the Mighty Mississippi and discover the wonders of America at every bend in the river. Advance praise for River Royals: "the River Royals series title 'Master the Mississippi' overachieves its stated goal of introducing children ages five to eleven to American geography in a fun way" - Midwest Book Review "young readers [will] gain a mind full of knowledge about the mighty river" - The Oxford Eagle "Young readers will join [Eliza Jane] with enthusiasm as she learns about Mardi Gras, Elvis, the cotton industry, and more" - Texas Exes Alcalde Magazine "effervescent, vivid illustrations splashed with sunshine and joy" - Midwest Book Review "Perfect children's book" - PaperCity Houston "River Royals enchants and educates" - Goodreads.com "ready to take young minds on dashing adventures through literature" – Walmart Katie O’Neill Clark and Sarah Caton Wynne love America and celebrate patriotism with their children, friends and families. One book (and river) at a time, they share facts about history and geography, while instilling an understanding and appreciation of the United States “from rivers to shining seas!” Katie and Sarah live in Houston, Texas with their families. And look  for:    River  Royals  Paddle  the  Potomac,  coming  Fall  2014     River  Royals  Crash  the  Colorado,  coming  Spring  2015   Bright  Sky  Press    |    2356  Rice  Blvd.,  Suite  202    |    Houston,  TX  77005  

River Royals Press Release 03/14/14