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

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

We formed the Crescent Renewal imprint in fall 2017 as a result of requests by our authors to publish titles they'd written that were not animal-related. While our main focus will remain on Who Chains You Books and our advocacy for animals, we will review manuscripts that take on other social and environmental issues as well.

Crescent Renewal Books will publish 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 our books in bulk to sell to benefit your organization, please visit our Nonprofit Order Page or email us at 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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