Monday, October 1, 2012

"The Skin We're In" Released Nationally

"The Skin We're In"Written by Bill Kirk
with illustrations by Eugene Ruble

Sacramento author Bill Kirk's children's picture book, "THE SKIN WE'RE IN", was released nationally in September 2012. The book was published by Guardian Angel Publishing in Saint Louis, MO under their Health and Academic Wings imprint, which is ideally suited for children in "read alone" ages 8 - 13.

"THE SKIN WE'RE IN" will be released simultaneously in e-book and hardcopy print form. The e-books will be distributed by Follett, the largest distributor of ebooks to schools and libraries, as well as through the Guardian Angel Publishing website.

The print version will be available for sale from most online retailers, such as Amazon, Google,, Border Books and Barnes and Noble. It can also be ordered through your local brick and mortar bookstores, including Barnes and Noble and Borders Books.

Book's Blurb: "THE SKIN WE'RE IN" is the sixth book in a series of anatomical rhymes by children's author Bill Kirk. The series, which is called THE SUM OF OUR PARTS, covers several anatomical systems including the skeleton, muscles, skin, circulation, the nervous system and many others. The entire collection will be "kid-friendly" with just the right balance of technical content, humorous verses and anatomical factoids, brought to life through the playful illustrations of artist Eugene Ruble.

Just think of all the surprising things that our skin does for us. This book is a fun way to help you learn about the different tissues that make up your skin and how skin works to keep you healthy. Get ready to learn the real skinny about skin.

Author's Bio: Kirk's writing has been influenced by his travels on five continents and the every day inspiration from his grandchildren. In addition to stories written in rhyme, Kirk writes fiction and satire for local and national publications. Kirk also wrote news and features for two Sacramento newspapers in the mid-1990s, The Suttertown News and The Old City Guardian. His children's stories have appeared in Boys' Quest, Fun For Kidz, Grandparents, Wee Ones and Saplings magazines. His poems have also been published by North Dakota Horizons, Absolute Write, The Baseball Almanac and the University of South Carolina Gamecock Health newsletter.

Kirk says his goal for his children's stories is to challenge the imagination of his readers, young and old, by exploring everyday life, simply and profoundly, and having fun in the process. Bill and his wife, Rita (a clinical psychologist), married since 1969, have made Sacramento their home since 1985.

Title: The Skin We're In
Author: Bill Kirk (
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
ISBN (e-Book) 13: 978-1-616332-97-6
ISBN (print) 13: 978-1-616332-96-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2012948748
Publication Date: September 2012
Number of Pages: 24
Price: Ebook $5.00, CD-Rom $10.95 (+$5.95 s&h), Print: $10.95 (+$6.95 s&h)
Available at most online booksellers or from: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

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