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The English Schoolhouse - An Award-Winning Boutique Publishing House

The English Schoolhouse was the coolest and best language school in Rome. Now it's grown and evolved into a boutique publishing house based in Texas but run in Rome, Italy. We serve up cool books for cool kids, and coming soon we have...


K is for Kahlo

What better way to introduce kids to notable artists from around the world than through the alphabet?

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Fatou and the Kora

Fatou and the Kora is a modern West African fairy tale set in Dakar, Senegal. Fatou, a young Senegalese girl, resides in a region where it is thought by many that the kora, or the African harp, is an instrument that is not to be played by girls. Fatou follows her instinct and discovers a generational gift within herself, while also teaching her father an unexpected lesson.

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy is not only the founder and CEO of the largest teeth collecting organization on the planet, Teeth Titans, Incorporated, she's a clever and wildly successful business woman with an affinity for all things dental. A natural innovator and problem solver, Tallulah finds herself unexpectedly stumped when six year-old Ballard Burchell leaves a note instead of his tooth under his pillow. What's a Tooth Fairy to do when there's no tooth to take?

The Ghanaian Goldilocks

Set in Accra, Ghana, The Ghanaian Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic Goldilocks fairytale. Like traditional kente cloth, West African culture and themes are woven seamlessly into the story of a boy with sun lightened hair named Kofi, better known to his friends and family as Goldilocks. Like the Goldilocks in the traditional tale, Kofi has been known to get into some trouble here and there, but it's an unexpected visit to a neighbor's house that teaches him a valuable lesson of a lifetime.

Reviews of The Ghanaian Goldilocks

"From the first page to the last, the Ghanaian Goldilocks mesmerized me and kept me smiling. With it's lovely language and beautiful imagery, the book is a great read for kids of all ages (I don't have kids and loved it). The author has a way with words that draws you in and makes you feel like you are eating the fufu and trying on the clothes. The illustrations are spot on, so vivid and beautiful. As someone who's spent time in Ghana, the geographical and culture references are spot on and take me back to one of the best vacations of my life. Thanks so much for turning this beautiful and creative idea into reality. I know children (and parents) around the world will really enjoy. Perhaps there will be a series of Kofi's adventures a la Curious George style (hint hint no pressure). Great job and looking forward to reading more from this author."
— Kimberly Wise

"As a kindergarten teacher, I am always looking for books that introduce culture to my students. The Ghanaian Goldilocks goes above and beyond that! The colorful and inviting illustrations, combined with a beautifully written story that ties in a familiar tale will make you fall in love. Both you and your kids will want to read it again, and again. This book is a must have for your classroom library, and at home."
— Jamie Masters
F is for Fufu

F is for Fufu is an ABC book unlike any you've ever seen. Enjoy references to the modern West African tale The Ghanaian Goldilocks while learning more about the culture, people, traditions and staples of the gorgeous country of Ghana...all while practicing your ABCs.

Reviews of F is for Fufu

"This is the perfect companion book for The Ghanaian Goldilocks. Thank you Dr. Pizzoli for this wonderful introduction to a new culture and an alternative to the traditional ABC books. The illustrations from Phil Howell are beautiful."
— Leticia McGowan

"Loved the fact that the author deftly wove into the fabric of an alphabet book, snippets of Ghanaian culture and language!"
— Azane Quacoe
Auntie Nappy

Nefeterius Akeli McPherson was the 39 year old fabulous, smart, and wildly capable big sister of the author. After a long battle with a rare genetic liver disease that resulted in her needing a liver transplant, she passed away in March of 2014 unexpectedly after being diagnosed with cancer only eight days prior. This book is the result of the author wanting to explain just how much her two sons' aunt, Auntie as they call her, accomplished while alive. The book also attempts to address the concept of the cycle of life and death to a young audience. The author's main goal in writing Auntie Nappy was to celebrate a life gorgeously lived, and to explain to her sons why they will no longer see their Auntie, of whom they were very, very fond.

Reviews of Auntie Nappy

"An awesome recount of an amazing woman!! I read this to my boys every night!! The author gives such vivid descriptions and makes you feel as if you know "Auntie Nappy"!! Is a must read for all ages!!! Love love love it!!!"
— Jillian Warren

"Such a beautiful story!!!!"
— Quin
M is for Marrakech: An Alphabet Book of Cities Around the World

Come along for an alphabetical adventure around the world. Join the author and visit fascinating cities all over the planet while brushing up on your ABCs.

Reviews of M is for Marrakech

"M is for Marrakech is an excellent alphabet book for children!!! It broadens a child's appreciation of our local, state, and world maps and the desire to travel throughout the world!!! Children will learn to appreciate and understand the traditions of different cultures; thereby, learning to value and compare the ways of others! Dr. Tamara Pizzoli has once again created an excellent children's book!"
— Katharyn

"Five Stars - Let's travel the world!"
— Frenchy
M is for Mohawk: An Alphabet of Fresh Hairstyles

M is for Mohawk: An Alphabet Book of Fresh Hairstyles is a fun and funky tour through the abc's of hairdos. Enjoy the simultaneously diverse and uniform illustrations on each page and get in on the fun by drawing your own hairstyle for letter Y.

Reviews of M is for Mohawk

"This is a fun book that introduces you to different hairstyles and vocabulary. I learned a few things myself about hairstyles!! I especially love D is for Dreadlocks, since I rock locs! Dr. Pizzoli has a way with words that capture children's attention. Phil Howell the illustrator is excellent the colors and designs just pops off the book! A must-have for your children's library!"
— Frenchy
B is for Breakdancing: An ABC Book of Ways to Shake What Your Momma Gave You

An ABC book all about dances.

See our books come to life! Click the links below for audiobooks and videos.

Auntie Nappy F is for Fufu The Ghanaian Goldilocks

Auntie Nappy
F is for Fufu
The Ghanaian Goldilocks

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