Crescent Renewal Books is an imprint of Who Chains You Publishing.

Crescent Renewal Books presents educational and thought-provoking books that—while not animal-focused—advocate for the environment, family, and other social issues.

Who Chains You Books formed our Crescent Renewal imprint in the fall of 2017 to focus on other aspects of humane education that aren't animal-related. While we will remain dedicated to our advocacy for animals, we will review manuscripts that take on other social and environmental issues as well—mostly for authors who have already published under our main imprint.

Crescent Renewal Books publishes books in all genres from children to adult and fiction to nonfiction that we find educational and powerful.

Do you represent a nonprofit? If you'd like to order any of our books (from either imprint) in bulk to sell to benefit your organization, please visit our Nonprofit Order Page or email us at info@whochainsyou.com for special wholesale pricing.

If you're interesting in submitting a book for publishing consideration, visit our submissions page. In addition, we're printing a whole series of fun and/or educational books featuring YOUR STORIES, too!


Papa's Pumpkin

Now Available! Papa's Pumpkin

By Sandra Biersdorfer
Illustrated by Nikki Cooper

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Kylee Rain loves cupcakes with sparkly sprinkles, anything pink, Paris, France, and her Papa—her favoritest person in the whole wide world.

Her Nana and Papa live with them in a big old house on a farm in the country, where she gets to cuddle with her grey kitty Purrlock Holmes and explore their HUGE vegetable garden with its extra large pumpkin patch.

Ever since she was little, Kylee’s helped Papa take care of the pumpkins. Sometimes he tells her, with a wink and a grin, “Why when you were just a teeny weeny baby, you showed up one day in that pumpkin patch, and you were so stinkin’ cute we decided to keep you! That’s why to me you’ll always be ‘Papa’s Little Pumpkin.’”

Kylee and her Papa prove that the bond between a grandparent and a grandchild can indeed be something special. From motorcycles to airplanes and everything in between, join Papa and Kylee in this heartwarming tale as they make lifetime memories while waiting for their pumpkins to grow into the prettiest, plumpest pumpkins in the patch.

Perfect for ages 4 and up—and all the young-at-heart grandparents too—this book from Crescent Renewal is sure to find a spot on your family’s bookshelf. 

The Life of Bud

The Life of Bud

3rd Edition

By Laura W. Eckroat
Illustrated by Greg White

Join us for the tale of a special leaf named Bud, whose life journey reminds us that we are all important and needed.

Bud starts out as a tiny bud—small and insignificant—yet he arrives into this life with a feeling of purpose and hope.

Soon he grows into a beautiful, vibrant piece of the Mighty Oak Tree, taking his place in the circle of life, and thrives as he recognizes his part in something greater.

Those who have sought a children’s book that gently explains the topics of life and death need look no further. The Life of Bud teaches acceptance and celebration of a life well-lived. It is a valuable addition to the reading shelves of children eight and up, and a meaningful family bedtime tale.

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Nana's Banana

Nana's Banana

3rd Edition

By Sandra Biersdorfer
Illustrated by Raynald Kudemos

“Nana, am I your apple?"

"No—not even if you painted me a pink and purple chapel." And so the game begins!

Join us in this juicy adventure with Sully and Nana, and guess how many different fruits Sully can name. Which endearing fruit does Nana pick just for him? Find out in this laugh-out-loud silly, funny, full-of-alliteration, rhyming game that ends with a heartfelt poem sure to bring a tear to any Nana's eyes.

Perfect for ages 4 and up (when read by Nana, of course!), and a delightful family read for every bedtime story.

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A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

3rd Edition

By Laura W. Eckroat
Illustrated by Greg White

Oversaturated with the latest video game and phone apps, does anyone slow down to remember A Simpler Time?

Join A.J. as she discovers a summer of fun with her mom. The phones stay home while mother and daughter go on simple adventures—discovering four leaf clovers, animals in the clouds, and lightning bugs in a starlit sky.

Richly illustrated by Greg White, A Simpler Time is a exceptional tale to share with children age 7 through pre-teen, and will inspire you too to find some simpler moments during your next family gathering.

“In this technology frenzy we call life, often, the simple times are taken for granted. Laura Eckroat reminds children of all ages that nature can be as interesting as iPhones and computers.”—Ted Kerasote, author of Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

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Daisy

Daisy: A Life Cycle Series

3rd Edition

By Laura W. Eckroat
Illustrated by Greg White

Daisy: A Life Cycle Series builds a colorful connection between the reader and the stages of a growing plant, cycling through germination, growth, and maturity at a level school-age children can get excited about. This gentle story also reflects on the life-death-life cycle which all living things undergo. The stages are accurately relayed through the descriptive feelings of the plant.

Daisy makes a great learning tool for the classroom, or a wonderful bedtime tale for parents who want to teach their children through family storytime. The book features gorgeous illustrations from artist Greg White, and this third edition from Crescent Renewal Books—an imprint of Who Chains You Publishing—is perfect for ages 7 and up.

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