Championing Diversity in Children's Literature

All Colors...All Shapes...All Sizes


Books that ALL Kids See Themselves In


Celebrating Differences

Proudly Colorful

Dreams Are Color Blind

About Don Hoffman

about_hoffman-photoDon Hoffman is an Emmy Award-winning children’s book author and a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) fellow whose work has been delighting both children and adults for years. His published stories reach back to 1999, with successful titles for leading publishers Scholastic, Charlesbridge/Imagine, Dalmatian Press, and Popcorn Press. Hoffman’s books, which have received widespread acclaim and continue to rack up impressive sales numbers each year, are sold at Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble stores and online at, as well as at independent bookstores.

I write books that help kids learn and grow.

Through creative and fun-filled stories with relatable characters who become true friends, readers of all ages gain powerful insights.

Don Hoffman

2 Million Copies Sold

Published works include:

The Puppy Adventures of Sparky the Fire Dog  (September 2017)

Happy Thanskgiving Hammy!  (November 2016)

Double Trouble on Halloween!  (October 2016)

Turbo & Tuxedo  (August 2016)

Sparky the Fire Dog  (September 2011)

A Very Special Snowflake (November 2008)

A Counting Book with Billy & Abigail (February 2004)

Good Morning, Good Night Billy & Abigail (February 2004)

Abigail Is a Big Girl: Are You a Big Girl Too? (December 2002)

Billy Is a Big Boy  (September 2002)

Don Hoffman’s Books have been published by these fine publishing companies

Don Hoffman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group,
which publishes children’s books under three imprints.

Featuring early-concept, board and picture books that tell stories and begin that all important journey of life-long learning[For ages 0-5]

The only imprint of its kind, featuring early concept, pop-up, nonfiction, board and picture books, folk and fairy tales that celebrate families and loving relationships within the LGBTQ community [For ages 0-10]

Titles in the categories of folk tales, fairy tales; pop-up, novelty, and picture books; and easy-concept non-fiction [For ages 4-10]

Where You Can Find Don Hoffman's Books

You can find all of Don's current titles through Independent Publishing Group (IPG). They are the exclusive distributor for Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group and its three imprints including Peek-A-Boo Publishing, See-Saw Publishing, and Rainbowkidz Publishing. IPG operates six different distribution programs to accurately position groups of publishers and their titles for particular audiences.

Books by Don Hoffman

Follow Sparky and Learn About Fire Safety!

This adorable Dalmatian puppy is an important member of the team at the fire station.

But he’s more than just a cute character: Sparky is the official spokesdog for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and what he has to say can save lives…

Available in May of 2017

The Puppy Adventures of Sparky the Fire Dog

Meet all the puppies in Sparky’s family and see the exciting new places where they live. We all know that Sparky grows up to be a trusted fire dog at Fire Station Number 5. Now you can learn how Sparky was born on a farm as one of twelve puppies in a litter. All of the puppies loved the farm, but as they grew up they each found a home, a special job, and family of their own.

Available May of 2017

The Puppy Adventures of Sparky the Fire Dog Coloring Book


Let your child use their own imagination and creativity as they explore the farm where Sparky grew up, and the fun places where his brothers and sisters find ways to help others.

Coming July of 2017

Enjoy the Simple Pleasures that Life Brings

In Happy Thanksgiving Hammy, little Jesse is thankful and happy for all the wonderful people and events in his life

A simple and moving message that helps children to think about what they have to be thankful for in their homes and lives.

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Twins Freddie and Teddy Go Trick-or-Treating

 Freddie as a gory goblin and Teddy as a one-eyed pirate create chaos as they gleefully scare their household.

As they prepare to go trick-or-treating, mom asks them to remember to be polite when given a treat by the neighbors. However, the twins forget to say thank you for treats as they try to be as scary as possible…

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Everyone Needs a Friend



The big city can be a lonely place – especially when you are a bulldog with a big heart. Follow Turbo throughout the year as he searches with his nose, listens with his ears, and dreams of finding a friend.


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A Story of Roy G. Biv


The rainbow people play beautiful music on instruments like the flute, the tuba and drums. Little Roy G. Biv, whose name stands for the colors of the rainbow, doesn’t have a talent for playing a musical instrument. However, his dancing shows that he has a gift for rhythm, so the Rainbow band gives him a shiny silver whistle and golden baton and ask him to lead the band!  Find Your Music exposes children to colors, musical instruments, and especially the powers of persistence and creative thinking.

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Loyalty, Friendship and Determination!


An Urban Legend is Born! 

Readers will marvel at Tony’s dedication, loyalty, bravery and devotion. The story’s focus on the power of relationships will bring readers back again and again.

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Loyalty, Friendship and Determination!


The Holiday Classic with Over 1 Million Copies Sold

On a snowy winter day, Jeff and Veronica take their new puppy out for a game of catch. But Snowflake soon disappears! Her white fur blends right into a mound of snow. The neighbors try to help while Snowflake plays a game of hide-and-seek with the reader!

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Share Important Milestones with the Big Boy in Your Life!


Billy is having a birthday, but he has more than turning a year older to celebrate—Billy is growing up!

Focusing on specific developmental milestones that children identify with and take pride in, this colorful book follows Billy through the significant changes in a child’s first years. Record your child’s milestone achievements on special pages inside just for them!

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Share Important Milestones with the Big Girl in Your Life!


As Abigail learns to say “please” and “thank you,” and pick up her own toys, she becomes a big girl.

Abigail is a Big Girl celebrates a child’s first accomplishments and encourages them to dream of all the things they will soon be able to do. Record your child’s milestone achievements on special pages inside just for them!


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What We Do Each Day Before and After We Play!


Billy and Abigail wake up each morning eager to start the day.

Before they go out to play, they brush their teeth, comb their hair, get dressed, and even set their own place for breakfast! Good Morning, Good Night Billy & Abigail shows how much fun and freedom comes with being self-sufficient.

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Come Along With Us On a Counting Adventure!


Billy and Abigail show how useful and fun it is to count things they discover right outside their door, like squirrels, acorns, rocks and more.

A Counting Book with Billy and Abigail is a great tool for teaching young readers to count to ten, and also to observe the world around them, full of things just waiting to be counted.

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Accolades for Don Hoffman’s books…

Children will giggle and adults will fondly remember their own landmarks as they follow Abigail and Billy through the significant stages of childhood.

Cleveland Daily Banner

The books address a need to offer preschool children more pride in their accomplishments.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Young tykes will identify with the accomplishments and love the bright illustrations.

Charlotte, NC—Parent

Kids will share in the pride that comes with learning something new.

Nashville, TN—Parent


A Very Special Snowflake (iOS) Tops Apple Charts

Don Hoffman’s Classic Holiday Gem Boasts 20,000 Downloads Author Don Hoffman’s A Very Special Snowflake, the children’s best-seller with more than one million copies sold worldwide has reached another impressive milestone. As of December 22, the... read more

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