Saltwater taffy book
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Best selling Children's BookEndorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year, Saltwater Taffy is set during the 4th of July weekend and follows the lives of five young 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.  OftenSaltwater Taffy referred to a Stand By Me meets The Goonies styled adventure,  Saltwater Taffy is an award winning children’s book that has been placed on the Accelerated Reader list for school libraries.

Award Winning“A wonderful book for reluctant readers – pirates, treasure maps, and a coming of age story that perfectly captures the heroic struggles of adolescence – what’s not to love?”

Josh Anderson
2007 Kansas Debate Teacher of the Year
2007 Kansas Teacher of the Year
2007 National Teacher of the Year, Finalist

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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


Hear what award-winning Teachers, Mommy Book Bloggers and expert child Psychologists have to say about the amazing adventure and impact of Saltwater TaffyCLICK HERE.


While we offer signed copies of Saltwater Taffy here on the official site, Saltwater Taffy is available wherever books and eBooks are sold…including Target, Walmart and more. BUY


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501C and GROUP DISCOUNTS:  Do you have an upcoming fundraising event 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!