Bungalo Books was launched in 1986 by editor/publisher Frank B. Edwards and illustrator John Bianchi. Together, the pair created almost 40 children’s books with sales of about 2 million copies.
In November 2012, Frank turned Bungalo into an ebook publisher —to create illustrated non-fiction for adults as well as picture books for children. On November 12, Bungalo released Everest: High Expectations by Pat Morrow and Sharon Wood. A few days later, nine titles in Bungalo’s well-loved New Reader series were made available at Apple’s iTunes store.