Neptune Press, LLC is a small independent publisher with an emphasis on books for children (released under the imprint Neptune Kids), traditional mysteries (released under the imprint Foul Play Press) and the Upton Charles-Dog Detective series (released under the imprint Upton Charles).
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Here are a few selections at Neptune Kids:
Not very far from the big city is a very special farm.
It’s special because it grows special trees…Christmas trees!
The trees are able to stretch their graceful branches covered with needles and pine cones toward the sun as they grow taller and taller-all but one.
“The Loneliest Tree celebrates themes of continuity, enduring faith and vision, and surviving loss and rejection at a special holiday season of love and peace.” Midwest Book Review
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
"It is simple and easy to read and the illustrations remind you of beautiful water color beach images. I would recommend for all ages but is best for ages 5-18. 5 Stars!" KIDS FIRST!
"25 Days of Tropical Christmas takes all readers on a magical journey to distant shores to experience a different tradition of Christmas." Midwest Book Review
AVAILABLE ON KINDLE
I'm Francis ... and I'm a mouse. Well, not an ordinary mouse ... I'm a firehouse mouse because I live in a firehouse.
Being a firefighting mouse can be exciting and very rewarding, especially when I help people.
"I believe this story will entertain young children and includes many pro-social and educational benefits. Many young readers may want to visit a fire station or learn even more about theseamazing heroes after reading this book." KIDS FIRST!
"(Francis-the Firehouse Mouse) is very informative but also extremely easy to understand for children which is very important. We are honored that you decided to write a book that has a message that’s near and dear to a lot of our hearts, fire safety." Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
"We wish you the best of luck with Francis the Firehouse Mouse!" City of Orlando Fire Department
There once was a boy
with a blanket quite rare
that his mother had told him
was made with great care.
"Specially created illustrations with strokes of crayon color offer a vibrant backdrop to this charming verse story for children ages 6-10." Midwest Book Review
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Sophie the Skunk is a funny, heartwarming story for young children, which emphasizes the importance of children trying new experiences and of their parents allowing them to investigate different avenues without pressure.
Sophie the Skunk is written for all those who hope to give their children the opportunity to find for themselves their talents and to have confidence in themselves as they learn that trying is good and winning is not everything.
In our world of competition, Sophie the Skunk stands out as a hope for simplicity and growth.
"I believe young children will enjoy Sophie and relate to her struggles and obstacles as she searches to find her talent. The illustrations are wonderful. Without any hesitation, I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 8." KIDS FIRST!
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Even Francis needs a vacation every once in a while. He decides to visit his brother, Freddie, who lives on a farm far from the bustling city.
There are many chores that have to be done each day-caring for the animals-working in the fields-picking vegetables for the market and planting new crops to harvest later in the season.
It is really different from fighting fires.
"This book teaches children about the world around them as well as some of the good values one should have and practice. It has great educational content, wonderful collages of real pictures of objects and designs, great vocabulary and stimulates family reading due to its high-level vocabulary." KIDS FIRST!
Neptune Press will be releasing these following titles over the next few months:
AVAILABLE WINTER, 2020
Francis is exhausted. He has been working extra shifts because many of his fellow firefighters have been out sick. The Chief tells Francis that he needs to take a few days off and relax.
Francis decides that he will go to the beach and visit his sister, Fiona, who works as a lifeguard. It has been a long time since he has walked along the sandy shore.
Fiona is delighted that her firefighting big brother is coming and she wants to share with him all the amazing things the oceans have to offer.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY, 2021
AVAILABLE MAY, 2021
Once you open the door to Anna Belle’s bakery,
you know that you have entered some place very
special. The smell of freshly baked bread; the taste of
double chocolate chip cookies; the vision of colorfully
decorated birthday cakes and the sound of… Wait!
Pastry doesn’t have a sound.
After you meet Anna Belle, you also know you have met
someone quite marvelous. She is creative, full of energy
and probably the best detective in town.
Join Anna Belle and her feline assistant, Jocko, as they
reveal the true identity of the culprit who has been
robbing neighbors and end her light finger lifting of precious jewels in
AVAILABLE AUGUST, 2021
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