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Princess Wigglebottom and the Forgotten Christmas

introduces us to Tia Martina's beloved golden retriever, Princess Wigglebottom. Inspired many years ago by her dog, Healey, Princess Wigglebottom is a much-loved family member who can sometimes be a little bit naughty.

After rising early on Christmas morning, Princess Wigglebottom fears she has been forgotten as she makes a mess of the presents under the tree. After sniffing various boxes and engaging in a little mischief, we are all reminded that the most important present on any holiday is the gift of family and love.

Written in rhyming verse by Tia Martina and beautifully illustrated by Patrick LaurentPrincess Wigglebottom and the Forgotten Christmas, is the first book of an ongoing series. 

An instant Christmas classic, this book is not to be missed!

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for Any Child

When the World Went Quiet tells the true stories of the animals around the world showing up in unexpected places during the global pandemic of 2020.

Tia Martina's melodic words are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Kelly Ulrich. Together, they take us on a journey around the globe introducing us to the animals along the way. From India to Singapore, Argentina to America, this is a children's book for all ages.

It closes with a loving invitation to all children everywhere to think about what they can do, no matter how small, to make more room for the animals, too.

This book is not to be missed!

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Tia Martina is a children's author who loves finding magic in everyday events. Whether it's from walks in the forest with her dog or watching her bird eat a bowl of spaghetti, she enjoys capturing the little moments that make life special and fun.


For over two decades, the name “Tia Martina” has been synonymous with fun, hugs, and love—as well as a good story or two. Tia Martina is actually author Martina Faulkner’s alter-ego. When she decided to start sharing her children’s books, it seemed only natural that they would be under the name used by her many nieces and nephews, both biological and not.

As a former children's buyer, stylist, and designer for national retailers, Martina spent years working in the children's industry in various capacities. Her love for the written word, combined with her keen eye for visual storytelling, has developed her passion for creating children's books.


When Tia Martina is not writing new adventures or coming up with new characters and ideas, she loves spending time with her dogs (Lucas and Maddie), her friends, and her family, or painting, coloring, and listening to music.

You can learn more about Tia Martina's work by clicking here.

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