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Books published in 2018

Fahrenheit BooksTM

Fahrenheit BooksTM publishes print and electronic books for readers of all ages. Founded by a former developmental editor and manager 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 use the independent distributor ALRAN Books. ALRAN Books is our authorized and recommended distributor for fast, personal service. They can be reached at 603-827-3245. Their website is or email to Somwba and DBE certified.

Our books are also available through wholesalers Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions, and via retail outlets Barnes & Noble and

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Books appearing in 2020 and 2021

  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.

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/Casehouse), $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.

SpeKulative Stories Anthology Series


Stories and Poems Featuring the Automobile (the Good, the Bad, and the Odd)

WIth a special essay by an actor from the famed Twilight Zone episode "You Drive," written by Earl Hamner Jr, who went on to create The Waltons television series.


Additional book details TBA.

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: 20 September 2019

Cover art by Jesse J. Bonelli

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: 20 May 2019

Possible Side Effects by Jeffrey L. Buford, Jr.

Publication date: 14 July 2017

194 Pages

ISBN: 978-09968785-62 Paperback, $14.95

ISBN: 978-09830945-62 eBook, $4.95


"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.

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 

Cover photo by T Marshall Photography

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

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