Our Mission

as an indie publisher we strive to empower children & FAMILIES through the creation of engaging & diverse children's literature around tough topics

Our Values


We recognize the importance of working together, having everyone at the table, and quieting our voices to let others be heard. 


We believe that all people are worthy of love, belonging, and representation.


We strive to be our most authentic selves, including being vulnerable and knowing where the scope of our expertise lies and when to seek other resources. 

Bethany Walker

AUTHor & FoundER

Bethany Walker is an author, social worker, and trauma therapist. She is a member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. Bethany's work was recognized as a finalist for YA in the 2022 Kids' Choice Kidlit Writing Contest and as Honorable Mention in the 2022 Picture Book Party.  In her free time, she binges horror movies and collects an absurd amount of books. Find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook @bookshelfofbeth.