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Manatees are mellow mammals, but get excited about their favorite books.  What warms our blood even more at blue manatee is seeing a child find theirs.  For from each bedtime-busting story and impassioned page-turner (" more page, one more chapter, please..."), grows a life-long love of reading.

If there is a particular book you are looking for, please give us a call to see if we have it in stock.

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baby boxblue manatee boxes

For new babies, out of town toddlers, and beyond, send a box of books from your buddies at blue manatee!




Author events

Books for upcoming author or illustrator events. Order your copy in advance and you'll be at the head of the line to get your book signed!

Autographed books

Missed that author event, or looking for an extra special gift? We've got you covered!

blue manatee press

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Local Authors/Illustrators

Hometown literary heroes: Cincinnati-based children's book authors and illustrators!