Archive for September, 2015

New Children’s Book Series “My Dream For You…” Celebrates the Joy and Wonders of the Simple Things in Life

Posted in Press Releases on September 9th, 2015



For Immediate Release


New Children’s Book Series My Dream For You

Celebrates the Joy and Wonders of the Simple Things in Life




Initial Title in the Launch-My Dream For You is Happiness

Available September 22, 2015 from Hamer House Books


Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 9, 2015)– “When you are happy, you can find joy in so many little things in life.” So starts the beautiful new book  My Dream for You is Happiness, the initial title in the My Dream For You book series launching September 22, 2015 from Hamer House Books


Elegantly written by Carole Ann Hausman and gorgeously illustrated by Joanne Raptis,  My Dream for You Is Happiness is designed to capture that covenant between child and a loved one reminding that special child how much they are loved. Perfect for getting ready for naptime or bedtime, My Dream for You Is Happiness will plant soothing seeds of serenity in that magic time just before drifting off to dreamland.  The book is not a “once upon a time” story from a child’s viewpoint, but a journey for all in contentment, joy and wonder.


“I felt so secure and loved as a little girl when my grandmother would read to me,” says Carole Ann.  “Reading time was special and sacred because she would stop the millions of things she was doing, sit down, put me in her lap and read. Everything else could wait.  Time stood still.  I was absorbed in the lyrical sound of her voice and the gentle turning of the pages.

“It is in this tradition that I created the My Dream for You book series.”

Even the youngest of babies who may not quite understand the words in the book will understand the gentle feelings and sweet sentiments that make this new series a must for friends and families to enjoy together over and over again.


No matter your age, no matter how many possessions you have or lack, no matter what your child wants to be when he or she grows up, the dream for a contented life is universal and infinite.  Just “think of all the people who love you very much, take a deep breath and be happy.”


The hard-bound 34 page My Dream For You is Happiness retails for $12.99 and is recommended for ages 0-5.  To purchase visit  The next book in the My Dream for You series will be released in early 2016. For more information visit


About the Author

Carole Ann grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Nashville where she developed a respect and appreciation for nature.  She now lives with her husband and two cats in South Florida where she enjoys writing outdoors in the fresh tropical air.  She delights in gardening, travel, live music and cake.


About the Illustrator

Joanne Raptis was born in New York City but considers the peaceful mountains of Pennsylvania her second home. A self-taught artist, she drew inspiration from her childhood cartoon heroes and from nature. She is now a student at Barnard College studying psychology and spends any free time drawing, dancing, crafting, and being outdoors.



Book Series:     My Dream for You

Book Title:       My Dream for You is Happiness

Release Date:   September 22, 2015

Category:          Children, Ages 0 to 5 years

ISBN:               978-0-9863906-0-9

SRP/Format:     $12.99 Hard-bound, 34 p. color

Publisher:         Hamer House Books

PO Box 550653

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33355


Andrea Blain



Newest Title in Award-Winning Once Upon A Sign Children’s DVD Series – The New tone Soup in American Sign Language – Celebrates the Power of Sharing through American Sign Language

Posted in Press Releases on September 8th, 2015

For Immediate Release

Soup’s On!

Newest Title in Award-Winning Once Upon A Sign

Children’s DVD Series Celebrates the Power of Sharing through American Sign Language



  ”The New Stone Soup in American Sign Language”

 Available on DVD September 22, 2015

From DawnSignPress-The Nation’s Leader in ASL


 Just in Time for National Deaf Awareness Week


San Diego, CA (September 8, 2015) – Hungry for some delightful family entertainment? Look no further than a tale of magic, community and sharing with “The New Stone Soup in American Sign Language,” the latest release in the award-winning Once Upon A Sign DVD series, available September 22, 2015 from DawnSignPress, a company well-known for quality children’s ASL products.


Arriving just in time for Deaf Awareness Week (Sept. 20 – 27, 2015),The New Stone Soup in American Sign Language” tells the story of three traveling magicians who hope to enjoy a delicious meal after entertaining the folks in a local village. The people are happy to revel in the show but not at all willing to share their food with the performers, so the trio comes up with a plan to get the community to contribute food and learn that sharing can be a joyous and happy thing. They create the magical Stone Soup, which is enriched with delicious ingredients contributed by all – what could be better?

To watch a trailer of “The New Stone Soup in American Sign Language” visit


Once Upon a Sign is a multi-award-wining DVD series.  Previous titles in the release include The New Jack and the Beanstalk in American Sign Language, The Magic Mirror in American Sign Language (Winner-San Diego Film Festival-Best Educational Film, Bronze Telly Award Winner, Parent’s Choice Approved Winner), The New Goldilocks and The Three Bears in American Sign Language and The New Little Red Riding Hood in American Sign Language.  All are endorsed by KIDS FIRST! and have received the Dove Family Foundation Seal of Approval.  Suggested retail price is $15.95 for each of the 25-minute DVDs.


Once Upon A Sign re-creates classic children’s stories with modern themes performed by an all-deaf cast entirely in ASL with voice-over and English subtitles.  Each DVD also features “Fun Signs,” a recap of key signs from the story.


The next title in the DVD series, “The Three Little Pigs in American Sign Language” will be released later in 2015.  For more information, visit


About DawnSignPress:

 DawnSignPress creates, develops, and publishes quality children’s American Sign Language (ASL) videos and books. After 35 years of pioneering ASL products, DawnSignPress is still on the cutting edge of the educational and social media trends relating to ASL Now, with ASL’s popularity n the mainstream on a steady rise DawnSignPress looks to offer quality ASL to a wider audience. For more information visit




Series Title:                Once Upon a Sign

DVD Title:                  The New Stone Sup in American Sign Language

ISBN                           978-1-58121-260-0

Release Date:              September 22, 2015

Category:                    Children, Ages 3-8

SRP:                            $15.95 each

Length:                        Approx. 26 Minutes



Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations

Phone:  847-933-9884