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Mascot Books is a full-service hybrid publishing company dedicated to helping authors at all stages of their publishing journey create a high-quality printed or digital book that matches their vision.

Mascot Books is a full-service, multi-genre, independent book publisher and distributor. Mascot Books is a hybrid publishing company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. The company publishes a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children's, cookbooks, and coffee table books. Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books in 2003 with the publication of "Hello, Hokie Bird," a children's book about his alma mater’s mascot. After a successful initial title, Aryal left his job as a corporate attorney to start Mascot Books. Since inception, the company has published more than 2,500 titles. Mascot Books was recently featured in The Washington Post.

Why We Love P.E. by #mascotauthor Jerome Jones has been awarded the Gold Mom's Choice Award! Congratulations, Jerome!

Get your copy of Why We Love P.E. here:

Mom's Choice Awards Healthy Kids Books

Congratulations to #mascotauthor R.B. Schimmel for winning the 2019 Best Indie Book Award in the Children's cateogry!

Get your copy of The Way to Be From A to Z here:

The Amazing Adventures of Super Dreidel - Mascot Books

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with The Amazing Adventures of Super Dreidel by Howard Eisenberg!

This is the first installment in Howard's new WRITE YOUR OWN ENDING series. Two pages are left blank in the middle of a pivotal moment in the story, giving readers the ability to use their imagination and create their own adventure.

Get your copy of at the link below!

Guess Who Zoo by Howard Eisenberg   Rachel and her brother Randy didn’t know when they built a Super Dreidel for Hanukkah that it would fly them thousands of years back in time and into the middle of a war. They didn’t know it would help the Maccabees win it. But then

Darlene the Drama Queen Book Launch

Earlier this month, #mascotauthor Mel O' Drama celebrated the launch of her second book in the Darlene the Drama Queen series, Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying!

Pre-order your copy here:

Darlene the Drama Queen

Mel's second children's book 'Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying' sees Darlene tackling the issue of bullying, giving advice & techniques...

#mascotauthor Andy Toro gave a special presentation on Olympic Day at Matthew Maury Elementary School!

Andy's incredible memoir Chronicles of an Olympic Defector will be released this March! Pre-order your copy here:

How border crossings and ICE arrests are popping up on the pages of children's books

#mascotauthor and #Immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee is part of #CNN’s new feature on children's books that speak out on Immigration.

Get your copy of Our American Dream here: Inspired by the political moment and their own experiences, a growing number of authors are writing children's books about immigration.

Local author's book benefits DAWGS prison program

#mascotauthor Mercy Hansen Mize was recently featured in an article for The Daily Local News for her new book, Samson's Tail!

Get your copy of Samson's Tail here:

Samson's Tail Book DAWGS Prison Programs PLYMOUTH — When Mercy Hansen Mize went online looking to adopt a shelter dog she not only gained a beloved new family member but a worthy cause and a second

"See the world through Weaver's bright eyes,
With each new day valuable lessons arise.
Life is funny and can change in a blink,
So always remember to PAWS and THINK."

There is only one day left to enter the PAWS and THINK Books giveaway!

UPDATE: ❌Contest Closed❌ Congratulations to our winner, Shelly Katzef Brezicki!🎉

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In the Jewish Heart of Pittsburgh, Mister Rogers Was Actually Our Neighbor – Kveller

"Perhaps this is Mr. Rogers’s greatest legacy — for the Pittsburgh community, and for the increasingly scary world at large: That in our darkest hour, with compassion and kindness as our guide, we can still find our way towards the light."

Last month, #mascotauthor Dorit Sasson wrote this compelling article in light of the "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" movie premiere.

Dorit Sasson, author I’m sitting in a sold-out first weekend movie premiere of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, delighted by the fact that this movie was filmed in my Pittsburgh neighborhood, Squirrel Hill. It’s an upscale, multicultural neighborhood — far more diverse today than it used to be — that is also...

Mascot Books' December Featured Title: Joy of Financial Planning

"We have a chance to transform our pessimism into optimism; our confusion into clarity, our passion into action; and our potential into real life success."

Our December featured title is Joy of Financial Planning by Jason Howell! We chatted with Jason about his extensive political and financial career, his involvement as an alumnus of George Mason University, and how we can reclaim our American Dreams through financial planning. Mascot Books' December featured title is Joy of Financial Planning by Jason Howell! Read our full interview with Jason below.

Join #mascotauthor Nadine Haruni tomorrow at Barnes & Noble Hackensack at 11:30am for a special storytime and signing event!

Nadine will be reading the latest book in her Freeda The Frog - Children's Book Series, Freeda the Frog Says Farewell to Her Fish!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, December 14th at 11:30 author Nadine Haruni is visiting Barnes & Noble Hackensack for Storytime & signing. Freeda the Frog Says Farewell to Her Fish is the latest book in the Freeda the Frog series.
#freedathefrog #freedathefrogsaysfarewelltoherfish #nadineharuni #bnstorytime #storytime #booksmakethebestgifts #bnhackensack

Mascot Book's 5 Tips for Publishing a Book in Time for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a great time to release a book, but it requires some planning! Check out our tips for publishing a book in time for the holidays. The holiday season can be a great time to publish a book, but you will need to plan ahead. Check out our tips for releasing a book in time for the holidays!

Searching for Santa in Chambers County Children's Book - WLTZ

"We have Christmas traditions that I remember as a child, and so I really wanted to preserve those for my community, and also for my children."

#mascotauthor Kimberly Carter was recently interviewed by WLTZ First News about her new book, Searching for Santa in Chambers County!

Searching for Santa in Chambers County is an adorable holiday story that highlights the importance of preserving tradition and spending time with family. Get your copy here:

Kimberly Carter - Author   Mascot Books announces the release of Searching for Santa in Chambers County written by Kimberly Carter and illustrated by Ingrid Lefebvre. Crisp air, twinkling lights, and the sweet scent of evergreen is in the air, and there are plenty of special memories to be made. Two-year-old Adalyn can’t...

When the Day Ends and Dreams Begin Book Signing

#mascotauthors Don Rose and Javier Lopez recently appeared on ABC10 to talk about their book series, When the Day Ends and Dreams Begin!

Join them for a book signing event at Barnes & Noble tomorrow from 1pm-3pm!

When the Day Ends and Dreams Begin books are perfect bedtime titles, full of creative and imaginative stories that children will love. To purchase books in this series, visit Find out where you can catch the authors in person!

Our #mascotauthors continue to do big things!

Last week, John Barrows and his daughter visited Washington, D.C. to donate $10,000 from the profits of his book to the World Wildlife Fund! We are so proud and honored to work with authors like John, who are great authors and even greater philanthropists.

I Want to Be in Sales When I Grow Up is available for purchase on the Mascot Bookstore:

#mascotauthor Phyllis Bordo recently read her latest book, Quincey Loves Lilly Esther Forever, to students at Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School!

The Lilly Esther series helps children to cope with their worries and anxieties, no matter what they are. To purchase books in Phyllis' series, visit

Phyllis was at Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School today. Such a heartwarming conversation with the kids about Quincey Loves Lilly Esther Forever.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Mascot Books' December Releases!

Celebrate this holiday season with new books! From children’s titles to nonfiction, our December releases have something for every reader’s wish list.

Check out our full list of December releases at the link below! This holiday season, give the gift of reading! From children's titles to nonfiction, our December releases have something on every reader's wish list.

Read Along with Barb - Santa's Fairy Helpers by Claire Saeli May

Last month, #mascotauthor Claire May joined Barb's Book Buddies for a festive reading of her book, Santa's Fairy Helpers!

Get into the holiday spirit and purchase your copy of Santa's Fairy Helpers here:

Do you believe in Fairies and the magic of Christmas? Then you must join Barb and author Claire May as they share the secret to making Santa’s Fairies as hap...

Tuckey 4-Book Bundle - Mascot Books

Go Tuckey! Use code HOLIDAYTUCKEY2019 to get 20% off of the Tuckey the Nantucket Whale four-book bundle on the Mascot Bookstore.

This offer ends December 15th, 2019!

Tuckey The Nantucket Whale children's book series. This book bundle includes four Tuckey classics by Captain Robert Cameron: – A Day with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale– Tuckey the Nantucket Whale Travels the World– All the Colors of the Rainbow with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale– Kiteboarding with Tuckey the Nantucket WhaleBuy the bundle and save ...

Episode - BYUradio

Last month, #mascotauthor Kara Arundel appeared on BYUradio to talk about her recent book, Raising America's Zoo! Way to go, Kara!

Get your copy of Raising America's Zoo here:

#mascotauthor Kristy Hamby recently reached a huge milestone of 100 school visits! Her books, Chicken Lips and Chicken Lips: One Lucky Cow inspire readers to embrace their individuality.

Congratulations, Kristy!

To purchase books in the Chicken Lips series, visit

I had such amazing experience yesterday at Midway Elementary School! I crossed a huge milestone of 100 school visits off my bucket list!
This was such a huge deal to me. When I first started last year, I didn't know if I could even get into one place, so this was just WILD!
I am so thankful for every single stop I have been blessed to go to!

Midway, I will remember yesterday forever! Your students and staff were just awesome!

And, LOOK who got to come with me!!! It's 'The Farmer' and the @settendownstringband !!! The kids go nuts when they hear them play #beyourowncow !

Midway Elementary

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Happy holidays! Use code HOLIDAYFREEDA2019 to get 20% off of the Freeda the Frog four-book bundle on the Mascot Bookstore!

Get your bundle here:

This offer ends on November 30th!

Freeda The Frog - Children's Book Series

[11/22/19]   We earned $40 for Children's Miracle Network with the #40DayDash challenge! A big thank you to #mascotauthor Anthony Delauney for spearheading this awesome campaign!

To learn more about the #40DayDash, visit

Get your copy of Owning the Dash here:

Mother writes children's book to deal with grief after infant daughter's death

"I thought it was important to speak about it in a realitstic and honest way, but make it not so scary for a child to understand."

Yesterday morning #mascotauthor Jodi Kalson and her daughter Micah appeared on FOX 29 to talk about her new book, The Girl Who Lives in the Sky!

Partial proceeds from the book will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Get your copy here: Jodi Kalson wrote "The Girl Who Lives in the Sky" after the loss of her daughter.

Mascot's November Featured Title: Darcy and Daisy the Christmas Puppy

"It was such a fun, true story and I immediately thought it would make a great children's book."

Our November featured title is Darcy and Daisy the Christmas Puppy! We chatted with #mascotauthor Karin Hoving about her inspiration behind the book, Darcy & Daisy's extremely popular Instagram account, and whether she herself is more like Darcy or Daisy!

darcyanddaisy Our November featured title is Darcy and Daisy the Christmas Puppy by Karin Hoving! Read on to see our Q&A with the author.

Good News Network

"She wanted to use her platform to give back to the community in an even bigger way, so Mittleman donates a portion of the proceeds from each book to a different non-profit every three months—over $5,000 to date."

Happy #NationalPhilanthropyDay! Congratulaltions to #mascotauthor Miranda Mittleman for this wonderful feature in the Good News Network.

To purchase books in her PAWS and THINK series, visit


Congratulations to #mascotauthor Alysson Foti Bourque for winning the NYC Big Book Award! Her book, Alycat and the Friendship Friday, was the winner in the Picture Books for Ages 4-8 category!

Get your copy of Alycat and the Friendship Friday here:

🏆🏆🥇🏆🏆I can finally announce some BIG NEWS! Alycat and the Friendship Friday has won the NYC BIG BOOK AWARD! I am so honored to receive this award in the Picture Books - Ages 4-8 category! We all know how many picture books are out there and to win this category means so much to me. Thank you all for your continuous support!

NYC BIG BOOK AWARD - Books from all presses are judged on presentation, editorial quality, and audience appeal. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. Book entries streamed in from cities across the globe such as Bangkok, Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Nagaski and New York.

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Tara McClary Reeves: Thank you, veterans, and the loved ones who are there for you

"Thank you veterans, and the loved ones who are there for you."

#mascotauthor Tara McClary Reeves recently wrote an opinion piece for Fox News!

To purchase her children's book, Is Your Dad a Pirate?, visit Please join me and my family in making Veterans Day memorable both for veterans and their faithful spouses.

Honoring Veterans Day with Mascot Books

On Veterans Day, we recognize our United States military veterans for all of their sacrifices and contributions for our country. To honor this special day, we're highlighting some of our notable wartime and veteran titles. Veteran's Day is a time to honor our valued veterans for their contributions to our country. We're highlighting some of our veterans titles.

Mascot Award Submission Guide with Lori Orlinksy, Author of Being Small

As a first-time author, the award submission process can seem daunting. To shed some light on the subject, we chatted with Lori Orlinsky, Author of Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) and the recent First Place Winner in the Children's Category at the Author Academy Awards!

Lori shared her award selection process, best practices for researching awards, and her tips for future award-winning authors. The award submission process can be daunting. We chatted with Lori Orlinsky, award-winning #mascotauthor of Being Small to shed some light on the subject!

Join #mascotauthors Jill Olinger Vinson and Watt Hamlett as they celebrate their new children's book, A Day in Herndon!

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Please join Jill Olinger Vinson and Watt Hamlett to celebrate their new children's book about Herndon at ArtSpace Herndon this upcoming Saturday the 9th! Reston A to Z

Mascot Books: November Book Releases

It's November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What are we thankful for? New books!

Check out our full list of November book releases below!

#mascotbooks #bookrelease Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What are we thankful for? New book releases! Read our full list of November releases below.

This Chicago immigration attorney wanted a picture book about immigration for her kids. So she wrote one.

"I looked for a book that reflected what has been going on with the types of immigration issues I was dealing with and that children might be hearing about in the news. There are a number of good books about immigrants but usually they are focused on a specific story. I thought there should be a book for kids that concentrated on immigration in positive ways.”

Way to go, Fiona! #mascotauthor Fiona McEntee was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune for her upcoming book, Our American Dream! Fiona McEntee came to Chicago from Dublin, loved it and stayed. She's a lawyer and now the author of the children's book “Our American Dream.”

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