We don’t believe that the stories we share with children need to be candy-coated. Kids are resilient. They are capable of engaging in dialogue about issues vital to their lives and to sustaining a community. Keep reading to learn about Sugarfree Books – books for kids that assume they are great. Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate you!
Sugarfree Books came about through the experience of its founder, Mark, as an educator and scholar working with children’s literature as a part of teacher education. He often heard prospective teachers (and parents for that matter) talk about children as innocent beings. These imagined children were products of media archetypes and generalized personal experience. On the contrary, he thinks kids are more complicated than that. They are capable of sophisticated thought. They have the same capacity as adults for right and wrong, happiness and suffering.
Ultimately, we don’t need to make life any sweeter than it is. Sugarfree Books is about honest storytelling.
In 2022, we restructured and moved our home office. We paused new title production until early 2023 and are now beginning again. Our books are still available for purchase through major retailers.