Jan 29 2024

Blue Manatee Press and All About Books Join Forces!

Blue Manatee Press and All About Books Join Forces!
“We are thrilled to partner with All About Books, a trusted family business aligned with the mission and needs of ROR and its affiliates, which will make ordering easier and more cost-effective while providing valuable feedback on how we can continuously improve our catalog.”

Dr. John Hutton, Manatee-in-Chief

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that All About Books has formed a partnership with Blue Manatee Press. Starting in Spring 2024, we will be offering a selection of their incredible titles on our website and featuring them in our 2024 Catalog. The best part? These fantastic books will be available at discounted prices!

Blue Manatee Press, led by the esteemed pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, has conducted groundbreaking research on shared reading and its profound impact on early brain development. Through his pioneering work, Dr. Hutton has explored various aspects of caregiver-child interactivity, story format, and screen time using MRI technology. Additionally, he has developed and tested a structured approach to reading with infants known as SHARE/STEP, which has revolutionized early literacy practices. Let us introduce you!

At Blue Manatee Press, their mission is to create children's books that are not only educational and empowering but also incredibly enjoyable. With a strong emphasis on health literacy, positive parenting, limiting screen time, and promoting hands-on, creative play, their books are truly a delight for both children and parents alike.

One of the standout series from Blue Manatee Press is the Love Baby Healthy collection, which serves as the perfect companion to the well-known Sleep Baby Safe and Snug. These beautifully illustrated and evidence-based books are a must-have for parents of infants. And keep an eye out for the highly anticipated release of Bedtime Baby, Safe and Sound, a follow-up to Sleep Baby that incorporates the latest safe sleep guidelines from the AAP.

Another noteworthy author and illustrator from Blue Manatee Press is Doug Cenko, whose heartwarming books My Mama is a Mechanic and My Papa is a Princess challenge traditional stereotypes of parenting. These delightful titles demonstrate that parenting goes beyond societal expectations and encourages children to embrace their unique interests and passions.

Blue Manatee Press offers an array of titles that promote dialogic reading, an evidence-based approach to making reading with children interactive and impactful. In line with this approach, SHARE This Book exemplifies the SHARE/STEP method developed by Dr. Hutton, providing parents with valuable tools to foster a love for reading in their infants. Discover more about dialogic reading and the innovative SHARE/STEP method by watching the educational videos provided below!


We are thrilled to introduce these 21 new Blue Manatee titles to our All About Books 2024 catalog, catering to readers of all ages. Whether you're a brand-new parent seeking beautiful titles to cherish, looking for interactive read-alouds that will captivate children, or hoping to engage with everyone's favorite hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo, we have something for everyone. Step outside and join in a game of ball or pick up an instrument with the whole family. All About Books is proud to be your trusted book vendor, offering Reach Out and Read and Literacy programs the opportunity to enjoy these incredible Blue Manatee titles and more.

As always, All About Books remains committed to providing a wide variety of high-quality children's books. We take pride in offering a diverse selection of Spanish-English bilingual titles, ensuring that every child can access the joy of reading. Additionally, we offer free shipping and order bonuses on every order over $100, making it even easier to bring the world of books into your home. Visit our website to explore our extensive selection and discover the magic that awaits. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at service@allaboutbooks.org or give us a call at (866) 732-3667. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

Paige Satterly
Hey there, I’m Paige Satterly

Paige joined the AAB team in early 2019 and now has taken on the role of Marketing Manager. Her work takes her from working on website updates and creating the annual catalog, to maintaining all of our marketing materials and creating new titles with our publishing company: Chosen Spot Publishing.