About BeaLu Books
All About BeaLu Books
BeaLu Books is an indie children’s book publisher. We are readers, writers, artists, teachers, learners, and dog lovers of all ages, who believe in the power of literacy to bring positive changes to the lives of children in our communities and the world. Creating engaging books that connect with and support and challenge readers at all levels is what keeps us awake at night, in a good way. Read on to see what’s been keeping us up lately!
BeaLu Book’s publishing story begins with One Chance a middle grade fiction book.This action adventure is written by 15-year-old author Sarah Frank. Sarah started writing One Chance when she was in fifth grade, and we are beyond excited that it’s ready for you.
Our story continues with AHA! Readers that are coming out in Spring of 2018. They are written by educators who participated in the AHA! Writers Institute. This advanced writing institute is a collaboration between the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP) and BeaLu Books. The second AHA! Writers Institute will be held in July of 2018.
As our story continues, we will add story journals, picture books, chapter books, and much more. But one thing will always remain the same, our books will come from the readers, writers, artists, teachers, and learners in our communities and schools and from YOU!
What’s in a name?
When deciding to start a publishing house, we had to come up with a name. Now that’s not an easy task. It had to be short and catchy but we also wanted it to remind us of our core values – a company with heart, a dedication to the communities we are a part of, and a commitment to giving back.
After a lot of thought and playing with words, we decided to name would be BeaLu Books after my rescue dogs, Mr. Beans and Lucy. What better way to remind us of the importance of heart, commitment, and dedication. They are by my side every day and have these traits in spades!