About Us

With the release of The Legend of Sleeping Bear (an Official Children’s Book of the State of Michigan) in April of 1998, Sleeping Bear Press was launched into the world of children’s books!

Deeply committed to its mission of providing books that engage, entertain, and educate, these award-winning books provide opportunities for children to explore the world in educational, library, and home settings.


“Sleeping Bear Press books distinguish themselves because of the care that is evident in the creation! The quality is exceptional. Stories combine words and art to create meaning and touch hearts. I highly recommend these books to colleagues, family members, and friends!”
— Mary Byatt Elementary Teacher at Birches School, NJ

  • The imprint features beautifully illustrated board books, beginning readers, picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels
  • A unique alphabet series format reaches a wide range of readers through original art, poetry, and expository text
  • Historical fiction and non-fiction provide insight into our past.
  • Humor is frequently incorporated as a tool to engage all ages and keep families reading!


"A very creative way to journey through the zoo. A must read for anyone visiting a zoo. [Z is for Zookeeper]"
—Brad Andrews (Zoological Director), Sea World and Busch Gardens