Featured Slider

Book 3 is out! Buy Josie and the Trouble with Trash

Book 3 is out! Buy Josie and the Trouble with Trash

By on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured Slider, Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Trash is piling up all over Brooklyn. Where does all this trash come from? And where does it all go? Josie and the gang become trash detectives. But this time, they have to organize their teachers too. And just as they are making progress, Josie’s brother Damien, who has been acting strangely, disappears! That leads to the biggest surprise yet in the Josie Goes Green series. Our third book, Josie and the Trouble with Trash, is OUT! Buy the...

Read More
Josie Meets a Jaguar: Check out Book 2!

Josie Meets a Jaguar: Check out Book 2!

By on Feb 8, 2017 in Featured Slider, Josie's Blog | 0 comments

  BUY NOW!  Can Josie Save the Jaguar? When Josie meets a jaguar in the Amazon rainforest, she and her new friend Lucia discover a secret: The forest is in big trouble. Back in Brooklyn, Josie and her gang are ready for action. To save the Amazon, they create a solar company, award-winning photographs, a new dance and the funnest night ever. Will that be enough to save the forest and the jaguar? Josie is going nuts waiting to find out. Publisher Dede Cummings says: “We’re delighted to have Josie back. She’s our feisty nine-year old crusader and the heroine of the first ever children’s ‘cli-fi,’ or climate fiction.” The book is for ages 7-11 and is appropriate for schools, school districts, children’s social issue book clubs, and families. The book opens with a dramatic encounter between Josie and a wild jaguar. That leads to a discovery of illegal logging near the indigenous village she is visiting. The book toggles back and forth between action in Ecuador and the kids back in Brooklyn who are working to support the villagers as they make a decision about logging. Illustrated by veteran children’s book artist and Brooklyn, NY resident, Janet Pedersen, Josie comes alive again on the page with her furry friends and classmates—along with their dance-crazy teacher! Book 2’s theme of protecting the natural world while acting in solidarity with indigenous peoples echoes the current campaign of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. The co-authors Antonia Bruno and her parents are delighted that Antonia’s brother Benjy has joined the team and contributed to this book. All four have visited the Ecuadorian rainforest, a visit that helped inspire this book. Praise for Josie Meets a Jaguar “Josie, the irrepressible fourth-grade green crusader, returns with a rousing adventure and an international eco challenge.” —Mike Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club “Any book with Jaguars and leeches is definitely worth reading—and this series is turning into a classic!” —Bill Mckibben, Author of Eaarth “How wonderful it was to spend time again with Josie, her friends and family, and be inspired by her passion for protecting the environment. I wish there were more books like this that help kids think about how they can be citizens of...

Read More
Get your copy of Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade

Get your copy of Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade

By on May 13, 2016 in Featured Slider, Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Hey everyone! The first book in the Josie Goes Green Series, Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade, is now available for 6 bucks! Can Josie put the brakes on Global Warming? After a summer with Grandma in Ecuador and an encounter with Frozey the Polar Bear at the zoo, Josie decides it’s time to take action on global warming. Her first idea for Going Green is to organize her grade to drive less by forming the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade. Best friends Matt and Lizzy, along with her brother Damien and other characters from the neighborhood go along for the ride. But not everyone is in favor of the plan, and trouble begins for Josie and Bike Brigade. “I love this book and I can’t wait to have my kids read it. Great for adults too —irrepressible Josie and her pals can teach grown-ups a thing or two about protecting the planet.” – Mike Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club   “Hooray for the bike brigade, real live superheroes. Not just because they bike, but because they organize!” – Bill Mckibben, Author, Educator, Environmentalist and Founder of 350.org   “This is a gift for today’s kids — a book about serious stuff that is fun to read.” – Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA.   “Josie is a wonderfully accessible character who appeals to boys and girls equally. She is funny and fierce, carefree and conscientious, all rolled up into one cool kid. The story is as inspiring as it is engaging.” – Kathy Collins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project   Buy it now for six...

Read More
Josie receives Green Earth Book Honors Award!

Josie receives Green Earth Book Honors Award!

By on Apr 28, 2015 in Featured Slider, Josie's Blog | 0 comments

We’re so excited! Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade has received the Green Earth Book Honors Award in the category of children’s fiction. This is an annual award for books that best raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility we have to protect it. The Green Earth Book Award recognizes books in five categories – Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Young Adult Nonfiction. The winners and honors book awards for all categories are listed at http://www.natgen.org/ Order your copy of Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade now from your local bookstore! Thank you Green Earth Book Awards and Go...

Read More
About the Series

About the Series

By on May 12, 2014 in Featured Slider | 0 comments

Josie Goes Green is a children’s series for ages 7-11 written by Antonia Bruno and her parents, Kenny Bruno and Beth Handman (known collectively as ABK Bruno).  The protagonist, Josie, is a fun-loving 9 year old girl that becomes a seasoned environmental organizer over the course of the series. In the first book, Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade, Josie learns about global warming and organizes all her classmates to ride their bikes to school to reduce pollution from gasoline. In Josie Meets a Jaguar, Josie learns about rainforest destruction and organizes her classmates to end logging and help a local tribe find another way to survive. The series was conceived both to teach kids about global warming and environmental destruction, and encourage them to take action in their community. Buy Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade Pre-order Josie Meets a...

Read More