The entire team at Ulysses Press is thrilled to finally announce the official launch of Bloom Books for Young Readers! BBYR is a new imprint devote solely to childrens books from birth through middle grade!

For forty years, Ulysses Press has been a leading independent publisher of adult trade nonfiction across a range of categories from travel to education to self-help. We are now taking our book publishing expertise and passion for creating high-quality books that readers are missing elsewhere and applying it on the juvenile publishing space.

Bloom Books for Young Readers will focus on an open and experimental mindset, putting out a wide range of creative projects in many formats, for a large age range. There is also an emphasis on uplifting diverse points of view, and reaching underserved audiences.

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One Hundred Percent Me by Renee Macalino Rutledge

One Hundred Percent Me

A heartwarming story about the joys of multicultural families and being mixed race. One Hundred Percent Me takes readers (ages 4 to 8) along as a young girl explores and accepts her unique identity. It can be confusing to be a child of mixed race. As the little girl moves through daily life in the big city, she hears some people say she looks more like her Puerto Rican dad, while others claim she takes after her Filipina mom. Should she favor one identity over the other? No! In fact, honoring every facet of her identity equally becomes the main character’s favorite affirmation. This beautifully illustrated book about celebrating differences, claiming our belonging, and acknowledging our heritage encourages all readers to embrace the fact that we are all 100% ourselves.

Luna Finds Love Everywhere by Dr. Shainna Ali

Luna Finds Love Everywhere

Celebrate the joy of learning to love yourself with Luna and friends! Meet Luna, a little girl who loves playing outside, helping her family, and learning new things. As Luna goes through her regular routine, she realizes how much love there is to appreciate around her and within herself too. She learns kindness, sharing, and even what to do when things don’t go her way. With simple prompts and activities scattered throughout the story, children will be able to explore the principles of self-love into their own lives. Kids will have a blast learning along with Luna as they discover the importance of loving each other and oneself!

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids by Alana Al-Hatlani

Unofficial Hogwarts Kids Cookbook

Calling all Potterheads! It’s time to whip up something spellbinding in the kitchen. With 50 easy-to-follow, low-mess recipes, you and your kids will learn to cook all of the best wizarding world favorites. From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special. Perfect for any young fan of Harry Potter, The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids will have aspiring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats, and cooking creative dishes in no time.

Danny the Digger Series by Aja Mulford

Danny Digger Christmas

Discover the heartwarming story of Danny, a young mini excavator struggling to find his place in the busy winter city construction site, who is about to get the most important job of all—saving Christmas. The perfect stocking stuffer for any kid who loves excavators, backhoe loaders, trenchers, cranes, and mixers, Danny the Digger Saves Christmas follows the story of a mini excavator working alongside his family in a big-city construction site. With a cold, cold winter in full swing, Danny’s little shovel can’t dig a thing, and he’s left collecting cones and holding work lamps. But when a mysterious flying object crash lands in the frozen pond of a nearby park, little Danny is the only vehicle light and quick enough to save the day. Will Danny become the one who saves Christmas?

Introduction to Igbo Mythology for Kids by Chinelo Anyadiegwu

Igbo Mythology for Kids

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Igbo heroes, deities, creatures, folktales, and myths, including Chineke the creator, Ana, Igwe, Anyanwu, Ekwensu, and more, plus the story of the first mermaid, the legend of Udenolu the shapeshifting crow, and the story of the tortoise and the lion king. The first definitive collection of Igbo legends and traditions for kids, this book explores the mythological origins of the Igbo people, the ancient Nri Kingdom, and Igbo cosmology before delving into the Alusi, or the core Igbo deities. Following this introduction to the pantheon of gods and goddesses, a collection of the most popular Igbo myths, folktales, and legends will immerse kids in exciting stories of tricksters, shapeshifters, and heroes.