Welcome to the new incarnation of Bungalo Books. After 26 years publishing printed books, Bungalo made the switch to ebooks in 2012 — more specifically multi-touch ebooks for Apple’s iPad. (They also work on Macs running OS 10.9 Maverick.) We think it’s the ideal medium for both illustrated non-fiction titles for adults and children’s picture books.

Anniversary. It is with great sadness that we mark the third anniversary of the passing of Bungalo Book co-founder, illustrator and author John Bianchi. He was a talented artist, a valuable friend and a truly funny man.


For more information about John, please visit this link.

The next book project. Bungalo Books was about to start work on Beyond Juno Beach: A Young Canadian Soldier’s Dangerous Drive Across Europe (1944-1945) when Covid-19 disrupted the publishing business and the world. The book is still in the works but the timing is uncertain. More details soon we hope.

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A different normal. Mid-March’s Covid-19 school shutdown means that Frank will not be making any author visits to schools and libraries this calendar year. Tentative bookings for 2021 can be made although of course nothing is guaranteed until school boards finish their restructuring. There is an opportunity to create some online experiences to connect with students but no plans have been put into motion yet.

A return to normal. Frank returned from his two-year adventure in Vietnam in summer of 2018 where he wrote magazine stories for a Saigon magazine, took thousands of photographs (for a book project) and travelled through Southeast Asia. The search is on for publishing partners and ebook opportunities.

View Bungalo Books’ YouTube videos about early literacy (for parents and teachers).

Discover how non-profit literacy agencies, schools and libraries can buy print copies of Bungalo Books/Pokeweed picture books for just $2 each.

Check out Everest: High Expectations, a richly illustrated adventure story of two classic expeditions on the world’s highest mountain.

Or explore the delightful New Reader series for young children who are learning to read. You can receive one of our kids’ iBooks for free from iTunes. Go here for details.

popchucks-end_cover2018With the 2018 release of Popchuck’s End, Paul Toffanello’s Popchuck trilogy is complete. Paul is touring schools and libraries through Ontario, BC, California and Arizona with the books. And ebook versions of all three titles (Ghost, Revenge and End) will be coming to Apple and Amazon as ebooks.

Frank B. Edwards. Publisher.

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