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Nonfiction Writers Intensive
Tell The Untold Story

Park University is excited to launch the Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) workshop series in collaboration with The Little Fig. NWI’s goal is to build a collection of stories that showcase subjects of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and gender diversity. Open to authors worldwide, whether they are published or not, this 8-week-long intensive enables each author to be successful in creating a nonfiction picture book—from concept to submission-ready completion.

The January 2019 NWI focuses on creating picture book biographies that depict noteworthy yet untold stories of success and entrepreneurship. Manuscripts completed through this comprehensive workshop will be reviewed by The Little Fig and may be offered a contract for multilingual publication.

Just acquired, Lisa Simon’s playful nonfiction picture book showing interdependence of plants and animals. Lisa is represented by Leslie Zampetti at Dunham Literary, Inc. Illustrated by Meredith Lucius.

The Little Fig is delighted to announce Nancy Kelly Allen is joining our team of authors. We look forward to publishing two of her narrative nonfiction manuscripts in 2019. Illustrated by Jeremy Norton.

The Little Fig is pleased to acquire Matt Esenwine’s Everybody Counts! This multilingual manuscript features twelve children of diverse ethnicities festively exploring ethnic foods, native languages and more.

Norma & William Stryker’s La Noche Before Christmas, a dual language parody illustrated by Christian Paniagua, is set to release Christmas 2019!

Ahmed Hassan and Wesley Erwin’s exquisitely written debut manuscript will help children worldwide. The Little Fig is honored to work with them on this forthcoming picture book series, with a debut planned release in 2019. Illustrated by Meryl Treatner.

The Little Fig has signed Juan for a new seven book series.
Juan is an entrepreneurial designer/illustrator from Mexico City.

Star Bright Books has purchased world rights to Juan de Lascurain’s bilingual picture book title.

Animal ABC bilingüe bilingual, a unique introduction to the ABCs, features animals whose names share a common beginning letter, regardless of language. Illustrated with the mosaic originality of Juan de Lascurain, this picture book’s planned release date is September 2018.

Sneak a peek at Sherry’s website, and Juan’s at


Presenting our renovated website with our new logo.


Why the change?
Simple. The Little Fig has grown in the services and products we provide. We continue publishing multilingual children’s books and have expanded into book packaging and products for inspiring kids to explore more.


Blue Valley School District #229 has chosen The Little Fig to publish Mandarin-only picture books, Frog Has No Fur and Dinosaurs Count for the launch of their August 2017 Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program. Check out the books: Frog Has No Fur and Dinosaurs Count.

Juan de Lascurain, famous worldwide for his vibrant mosaic works of art, has signed with The Little Fig to launch three debut children’s picture books.


The Little Fig Fans, Friends & Family – Fun in 2016
A GINORMOUS THANK YOU to all our Fig fans, friends and family for a fabulous year bringing our bilingual books into your communities. (Read more)

Barnes & Noble 2016 Teacher Appreciation Event
2016 began with a great time at Barnes & Noble. Kids and adults enjoyed Christine Peterson reading the English / Spanish languages in The Little Fig’s  bilingual picture books. (Read more)


The Little Fig Friends – Fun in 2015
A huge thanks to friends, family, Johnson County Libraries, Barnes & Noble, Bank of Blue Valley, El Padrino, Filipino Association of Greater KC, and everyone who participated in making our 2015 a fun year to remember. (Read more)

Frog Has No Fur, Herds of Birds, and Oh How Absurd are each now published in English + 10 additional languages.

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