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Fahrenheit BooksTM

Fahrenheit BooksTM publishes print and electronic books for readers of all ages. Founded by a former developmental editor and manager for McGraw-Hill/Dushkin (McGraw-Hill Higher Education) and Grolier.

If you are a teacher or school administrator and need to order your books through an approved vendor, please consider the independent distributor ALRAN Books. They can be reached at 603-827-3245,, or by email: Somwba and DBE certified.

Our hardcover children's books are available through wholesalers Baker & Taylor, and Follett School Solutions, and Barnes & Noble.

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Please note: Individuals can ONLY order author personalized copies (at the retail price) when ordering directly from us, via the BUY IN SHOP buttons below. Retail buyers get free shipping within the United States.

SpeKulative Stories Anthology Series

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Popular Non-Fiction by Juliana Gribbins 


Fiction & Non-Fiction by C. Jennings Penders

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Fiction & Poetry by Jason J. Marchi

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Fiction & Non-Fiction by Jeffrey L. Buford, Jr.

Popular Picture Story Books

The Legend of Hobbomock:

The Sleeping Giant

A picture storybook, ages 6 to 10, grades 2 to 5

and homeschoolers


A Connecticut Barnes & Noble #1 bestselling picture storybook for ages 6 and up.  A favorite of teachers, librarians, and students in the elementary and middle school grades. Adopted for ELA curricilum and informational standards, and Native American studies, in schools across the U.S.


Currently adopted to the 5th grade curriculum in Regional School District #16 in Prospect/Beacon Falls, Connecticut.


Also adopted to the elementary reading curriculum in East Haven, Milford, West Haven, Bristol, and Farmington, CT, and summer reading lists in Branford, CT and Boy Scout troops in Hamden, CT.


Cover design by Tom Goddard.

In recognition of contribution to excellence in educational publishing The Legend of Hobbomock: The Sleeping Giant --and its accompanying 98 page Educator Literature Guide as written by Ruth Spears--was selected as a top 4 Finalist in the American Association of Publishers (AAP) 2015 REVERE Awards for PRE K-12 Learning, in the Beyond the Classroom, Relate category. The book is also a Connecticut Press Club Award winner and a Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Recipient.

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In 2018 this book was made into an animated stills video. Watch the preview here.

Recipient of four gold medals.

Eleven awards in total.

The Growing Sweater

A picture storybook for ages 4 to 8



  • First Place in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) At-Large Contest, April 2015.


  • Third Place in nationwide NFPW Communications Contest, June 2015.


  • A Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Recipient, Feb. 2015.


  • A Tassy Walden Award Finalist.


  • Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Awards 2016.


  • Winner, Independent Publishers of New England for Children's Books and Finalist for Design, Oct. 2016.

The Growing Sweater in the WINNER  (GOLD AWARD) in the 2017 Independent Press Award contest, in the Picture Books: All Ages category.


The Growing Sweater won the GOLD AWARD in the 2016 Literary Classics contest, in the Early Reader Picture Book category.



"This award-winning fantasy tale by Jason J. Marchi is an instant classic. The Growing Sweater is expressly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children." 

  -- Midwest Book Review, Dec. 2016

The Growing Sweater at RJ Julia Booksellers, in Madison, CT, just to the right of the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. That's very good company to be in!

Date Expectations

by Juliana Gribbins



A collection of humorous essays about one woman's return to the dating scene after 14 years with the same man. These entertaining, enlightening, laugh-out-loud essays first appeared in the Shore Publishing Newspapers under the column title "Single on the Shoreline," and reached 100,000 avid readers.


First Place Winner (GOLD) Independet Press Awards 2017


Winner of a silver medal for humor in the 2016 IPPY Awards.


ISBN: 978-0-9830945-4-8

5.5" x 8.5"

185 pages

$14.95 retail USA




Cover art by Mark Brewer


Ode on a Martian Urn

A Collection of Poems by Jason J. Marchi


A collection of startling poems that grab you by the collar and won't let you go. The metaphors and themes in these poems are "Clear, clean, and quick [like] a heartbeat warm in the bitter afternoon," wrote Ray Bradbury.


A must read for collectors of immensely readable and understandable poems not larded in murky images.



"Beautifully crafted poems [that] not only touch the heart, but also create vivid images in the mind."

Amy J. Barry, award-winning columnist & journalist,

 Day Publications.


"A masterfully crafted collection of discovery...a powerhouse of science and rhythmical splendor."

- Jeffrey L. Buford, Jr., book reviewer and journalist, St. Louis  Post Dispatch .



Cover and interior art by Noel Belton



J.E. Rogers is the multi award-wining author of two middle-grade fantasy novels set in Australia. Through her writing, Jeanne teaches about the environment and endangered animals. Visit her website at


A Native American Creation Myth

Written by J.E. Rogers

Illustrated by Guy Atherfold

Publication date: 15 July 2017


Book Details: 8"x10", 15 color illustrations, 40 pages, glossary.


ISBN: 9780983094586 (Hardcover/Casebound), $18.99 retail

ISBN: 9780983094593 (Paperback), $12.99 retail

ISBN: 9780996878586 (eBook), $9.99 retail


Winner of a SILVER medal in the 2017 IPPY Awards, in the multicultural juvenile/young adult division. This places Kohana in the top 4% of all entries!

Tied for Second Place in the 2018 New England Book Show.


The Great Spirit looked down over the vast plains and the animals he created and he was pleased. Author J.E. Rogers weaves an exciting version of a Native American creation myth about how the wolf became the domestic dog -- and how today we consider the dog to be our best domestic friend.

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Cover art & design by
Christopher Dobbins

SpeKulative Stories Anthology Series


Stories and Poems Featuring the Automobile (SciFi, Fantasy & Horror)

The first anthology in a series...

AUTOMOBILIA presents stories and poems by established and new writers. Stories that feature the automobile, such that if the auto was removed from the story, the story would not work.

Including classic stories by Richard Matheson,

Jack Finney, George Clayton Johnson,

and William F. Nolan.

Publication date: 15 January 2024


SpeKulativeTM Stories call for submissions

The Man in the Black Frock Coat

by Jason J. Marchi

Thirteen theme linked suspense stories not for the emotionally timid.

ISBN: 978-09830945-3-1

256 pages

$17.95 retail USA

Ages 13+

Publication Date: Spring 2022

Cover art by Jesse J. Bonelli

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The Island People, a story novel

by Jason J. Marchi

Thirteen unforgettable stories of suspense featuring ghosts, time travel, lost loves, lonely lighthouses, and the unique nature of island isolation. 

ISBN: 978-09968785-0-0

240 pages

$17.95 Retail 

Ages 13+

Publication Date: Spring 2022

Cover photo by Ross Draper

Possible Side Effects by Jeffrey L. Buford, Jr.

ISBN: 978-09968785-62 Paperback, $14.95

ISBN: 978-09830945-62 eBook, $4.95


Publication date: 14 July 2017

194 Pages

"Pill Head" cover graphic by Bryan Christie Design. Used by permission.

Out of What Crypt They Crawl by Jeffrey L. Buford, Jr.


Ten stories in the tradition of H.P Lovecraft and Roald Dahl, with a touch of Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson.

ISBN: 978-0996878-8-7

182 pages

$14.95 Retail

Ages 14+

Publication: March 2018.

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Arrivals and Departures by c. Jennings Penders.


Seven tales of ghosts and intrigue set on the Block Island, Rhode Island, and summer resort island filled with its own special magic of sand, sea, and escape from the mad world.

ISBN: 978-09968784-5-6

254 pages

$14.95 Retail

Ages 12+

Publication: October 2020

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Random Acts, Stories of Redemption by C. Jennings Penders

Twelve stories that feature those who are cast out by mainstream society, and seek acceptance despite their differences. Ghosts, vampires, and werewolves are those who populate this book, metaphors for all who seek redemption in life.

ISBN: 978-09968784-1-8

164 pages

$14.95 Retail

Ages 12+

Publication Date: 20 November 2018 

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Taking Off a Coat

Ruminations on the Infinite Soul by C. Jennings Penders

Concepts and ideas about faith and spirituality gleaned from the author's love of everything from science fiction, fantasy,

to photography and overcoming physical challenges. 

ISBN: 978-09968784-2-5

186 pages

$14.95 Retail

All ages

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

Cover photo by T Marshall Photography


Venus Remembered


by Ray Bradbury & Jason J. Marchi

Ray Bradbury's classic and most reprinted short story "All Summer in a Day" with Jason J. Marchi's inspired sequel "All Summer in a Day."

Foreword by William F. Nolan (Logan's Run)

Introduction by Jonathan R. Eller, Founder of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI.

Discussion questions for both stories for classroom use. 

ISBN: 978-09830945-7-9

56 pages

$19.95 retail USA

Ages 10+

Publication Date: November 2020

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