Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot, The Happy Life, 1896
Located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Thompson Mill Press focuses on the development, publishing, and distribution of children's educational picture books containing anthropomorphic characters. Our initial plan for distribution includes all of the United States and Canada. Future distribution plans include Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe and Mexico.
Our Mission
We're committed on bringing to the world brilliantly illustrated picture books that entertain, educate, and enrich the lives of children, their parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians.

Discover our Award-Winning Debut Title in the

 Kobee Manatee Children's Educational Picture Book Series!


 

Gold Medal Winner in the "Children's Educational" Category

2016 Readers' Favorite

International Book Awards!


Winner in the "Children's Educational" Category of the 

2015 International Book Awards!


Gold Award Recipient in "Children's Picture Books" - Mom's Choice Awards!


Award-Winning Finalist in the "Children's Educational" Category of

 The USA Best Book Awards!

IndieFab Finalist in Foreword's Book of the Year Awards!
For children aged four to eight, you'll uncover an incredible and educational adventure with our award-winning debut title, KOBEE MANATEE: Heading Home to Florida. 

Kobee takes a rare summertime trip from Florida all the way up to New England, but has to get back home before winter or he'll die from the cold. On his twelve hundred mile journey south, he meets two new friends and faces several unforeseen obstacles. You'll also discover fun facts on the habitat and behavior of the West Indian Manatee. To learn more, click here.
Kobee Manatee
Discover Cool Manatee Facts!

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"Children can learn a great deal about manatees and their habitat by reading about Kobee and his friends and their traveling adventure." - Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation, Save the Manatee Club 

 

"This luxuriously illustrated, infectiously charming story makes us want to save the manatee and have a plush version to hug."  - ForeWord Clarion Reviews 


"A swimmingly fun, educational trip sure to be enjoyed by young friends of the manatee." - Kirkus Reviews

 

"Preschool through early elementary aged children will enjoy learning about manatees thanks to Thayer's combination of enticing storyline and fun facts, not to mention Gallegos' excellent pictures." - The Children's Book Review (www.thechildrensbookreview.com)


"A thoughtful and entertaining introduction to manatees for young children that effortlessly mixes fact and fiction. These gentle and mysterious creatures have found effective advocates with the launch of this talented author and illustrator team."                  - BlueInk Review






Uncover Neat Weather Stuff!
Kobee’s thrilling Journeys continue in Our Second Award-Winning Children’s Educational Picture Book titled, Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather
 
Hold on Tight as Kobee Manatee and His Pals Encounter Incredibly Wild Weather!




IBPA 2016 Ben Franklin Silver Award Recipient!



Winner, Silver Medal in the "Children's Adventure" Category
  2015 Readers' Favorite 
International Book Awards!
 

 Finalist, in the "Children's Educational" Category
 2015 USA Best Book Awards!  

INDIEFAB Finalist in Foreword's Book of the Year Awards!  




Loaded with surprises and exciting facts about weather, this thrilling tale follows Kobee Manatee as he travels across the mighty Atlantic Ocean into the strong Gulf Stream current . . . during hurricane season! His daring adventure begins when Kobee decides he wants to surprise his sister Kim, who lives in the Bahamas, on her birthday. Will Kobee and his friends, Tess and Pablo, be able to travel safely from Key West, Florida, through all of the wild tropical weather coming their way?  Each page includes in-depth, scientific details titled “Kobee’s Fun Facts,” which expand on the weather events the characters encounter along the way.



"A rare children's book that gives kids a colorful learning adventure and some weather fun facts parents will enjoy too."  - Rob Marciano | ABC News Senior Meteorologist


"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling." Kirkus Reviews

"This vibrantly illustrated and amusing adventure will make learning about weather feel incidental." - ForeWord Clarion Reviews



Introducing our Third Title in the Award-Winning Kobee Manatee Children's Educational Picture Book series, Kobee Manatee: Shipwreck Sea Friends!  


Endorsed by World-Renowned Oceanographer and Documentary Film Maker - Fabien Cousteau!
Travel with Kobee Manatee as he uncovers a Historic Shipwreck and Extraordinary Reef Fish off the Coast of Puerto Rico! 


Coming in early 2017...
Identify Colorful Reef Fish!

Kobee Manatee with his pals, Tess the seahorse, and Pablo the hermit crab, meet some new sea friends as they explore colorful coral reefs and the historic shipwreck of the SS Antonio López near Puerto Rico.  You'll discover some of the most colorful reef fish in the world!  

But wait ... Kobee becomes trapped deep inside the ship!  Can he be saved in enough time?

You won't want to miss the excitement, friendship, and fascinating facts about some very popular tropical fish and the remarkable coral reefs they call home!  This is our third title in the Award-Winning Kobee Manatee Children's Educational Picture Book series, Kobee Manatee: Shipwreck Sea FriendsStay tuned for more updates!



“Kobee and his ocean pals are full of fun, adventure, and inspiration. They give the reader a better sense of the magic and mystery within our ocean world. Following them onto the historic wreck dive of the SS Antonio López off of Puerto Rico, we learn all sorts of fascinating facts about wildlife and dangers, all while being entranced by the camaraderie of these fast friends. Even if one never gets a chance to ‘peek below the blue veneer’ of our planet, the adventures of Kobee and his aquatic mates are sure to make anyone appreciate how precious life is below the waves.” – Fabien Cousteau





Contact Us
For more information on Thompson Mill Press contact us:

Thompson Mill Press LLC
2110 S. Eagle Rd., #368
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940  

Available at all major wholesalers.   U.S. and Canada ordering questions?   Please call: (312) 337-0747

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