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Saltwater TaffyEndorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year, Saltwater Taffy is set during the 4th of July weekend and follows the lives of five “tweenage” friends as they uncover a treasure map leading to the Lost Treasure of Jean Lafitte.  The discovery thrusts them from one treasure hunting adventure to the next as they try to out-wit, out-think and out-maneuver everyone from a one-legged junk yard man and an overbearing town bully, to the creepy old man living at the top of the hill.  Saltwater Taffy is an award winning children’s book and has been placed on the Accelerated Reader list for school libraries.     

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Dr. Paul Frick

“Friendship, bad guys, and pirate treasure…what more could a young reader want?  Readers will enjoy Saltwater Taffy so much they won’t even realize they are learning some valuable life lessons.”

Dr. Paul FrickEditor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyMeet the Professor
Joy Weiss

“My students and I fell in love with Saltwater Taffy right from the start.  What a great adventure story.”

Joy WeissTeacher of the Year - ArizonaMeet Jill
Dr. Karen Pirnot

“Saltwater Taffy is one of the best children’s books I’ve read in years.  No matter how old you are, this story will touch your heart.”

Dr. Karen PirnotClinical Child & Family PsychologistMeet the Doctor
Dr. Jenni Silberstein

“Reading Saltwater Taffy is like dousing yourself in a journey of self-discovery and awareness…and uncovering the most potent treasure of all…the powerful inner workings of the heart.”

Dr. Jenni SilbersteinClinical Child PsychologistMeet Jenni
Gwen Desselle

“Saltwater Taffy is a riveting tale of adventure, friendship and buried treasure.  Where was this book when I was a kid?”

Gwen Desselle2010 Georgia Teacher of the YearMeet Gwen
Alan Sitomer

“Pirates, adventure and treasure! Saltwater Taffy is a rockin’ good time. Aarrggghhhh!!!

Alan SitomerCalifornia Teacher of the YearMeet Alan


Can you think of anyone better to endorse a children’s book than award-winning TEACHERS OF THE YEAR, Mommy Book Bloggers and child Psychologists?  Hear what they have to say about the Accelerated Reader title, Saltwater Taffy.  To see a complete list, CLICK HERE.


Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year, ABC News, and featured in the Scholastic Magazine, Saltwater Taffy is available wherever books and eBooks are sold. Some noteable retailers include Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Children’s book shops, and yes…even TARGET.  BUY NOW


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501C and GROUP DISCOUNTS-  Do you have an upcoming school event or fundraiser with SWAG BAGS?  If so, there’s nothing more special to attendees than getting a signed copy of a best-selling book like Saltwater Taffy.  Discounts are well below wholesale rates.  The more you order, the deeper the discount!  501c?  Even deeper!

RELUCTANT READER: Is your child a reluctant reader?  Hear what Teacher of the Year, Josh Anderson said about Saltwater Taffy: “A wonderful book for reluctant readers.”  Pick up the book today and watch the transformation happen.