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Our goal at Ascend Books is to publish exciting media-driven books focusing on high profile events, celebrities, and organizations. Our titles celebrate the efforts of individuals, groups, and their legacies. We capture, commemorate, and recognize anniversaries, championships, achievements, and passions. We celebrate the histories of local, regional, and national sports teams, their coaches, and the players that comprise them. We also proudly publish award-winning children’s books with wonderful illustrations, stories, and themes written by regional and nationally known authors and educators.

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Unhitch the Wagon

Unhitch the Wagon

Toby Rowland

A Passion for Purpose

A Passion for Purpose

Sylvester "Sly" James & Sean Wheelock

Banner Year!

Banner Year!

Brian Hanni

Are You a Baseball Guy?

Are You a Baseball Guy?

Steve Physioc & Rex Hudler

Take the Crown!

Take the Crown!

Miles Schnaer & Mark Fitzpatrick

Hermit

Hermit

Gene Bicknell

Puppies on Parade

Puppies on Parade

Julie Snodgrass & Meagan Martucci

Hark! It’s Harold the Angel

Hark! It’s Harold the Angel

Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

Sullen Sally

Sullen Sally

Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove

The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch

The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch

Joni Wickham & Teresa Bruns Sosinski

Hear From Our Authors

Guardian of the Golden Gate

The Golden Gate Bridge has become, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping.

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Go Chiefs Go!

The Championship Season of the Kansas City Chiefs

Matt McMullen talks about Go Chiefs Go!

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The Shame of Me

Royals broadcaster Ryan LeFebvre speaks out about his personal battle with depression in an interview with KMBC's Kris Ketz.

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Are You a Baseball Guy?

Being a "Baseball Guy" is more than just learning a game. Baseball Guys come in all sizes and shapes and ages - and it's not just for guys!

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Coming & Recent Events

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October 21

Merry Menagerie

Maple Leaf Arts Fest, Baldwin City, KS

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September 16, 2023

Merry Menagerie

Art in the Park, Lawrence, KS

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Postponed! New date TBA.

Are You A Baseball Guy?

Rescheduled after the conclusion of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Season - date to be announced! With Rex Hudler at Made in Kansas City in Overland Park.

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September 8, 2023

Merry Menagerie

Art Westport, Kansas City, MO

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Recent Releases

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Mutt’s Dream

Mutt’s Dream

Howard Burman

Go Chiefs Go!

Go Chiefs Go!

Chris Meggs

Life is Fun…  Baseball is Serious!

Life is Fun… Baseball is Serious!

Ten Little Puppies

Ten Little Puppies

The Editors of Ascend Books

Ten Little Kittens

Ten Little Kittens

The Editors of Ascend Books

‘Twas The Night Before Tipoff

‘Twas The Night Before Tipoff

Chris Meggs

Go Cars Go!

Go Cars Go!

Mandi Dow

The Search for Your Best Furever Friend

The Search for Your Best Furever Friend

Julie Snodgrass & Anne Martucci

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work!

Rhiannon Ally

In The Works

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Peanut and Jelly – The Search for Butter

Peanut and Jelly – The Search for Butter

J.A.M.

A Life Lived Amongst Lives Lost

A Life Lived Amongst Lives Lost

Larry McElwain & Chris Meggs

Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

Debbie Palermo

I’d Like to Invite a Dinosaur to My Birthday Party!

I’d Like to Invite a Dinosaur to My Birthday Party!

Fierce

Fierce

Marian E. Washington & Vicki L. Friedman

Special Edition Autographed Collector's Books

Lombardi's Left Side

By Herb Adderly, Dave Robinson, and Royce Boyles

Lombardi's Left Side is available in an autographed, leather bound, collector's edition. This edition is numbered and guaranteed not exceed 500 copies.

Each copy is personally autographed by Green Bay Packers Hall of Famers Herb Adderley and Dave Robinson as well as co-author Royce Boyles, on a specially designed vellum page one, which is exclusive to this special edition.

Each copy comes complete with a Publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and a special walnut display easel. Each copy is truly one-of-a-kind and will be a treasured display piece in your library or memorabilia collection. Only Available for a limited time and on a first-come-first-served basis.

The collector's edition of this book is close to being sold out. Please email mgore@ascendbooks.com to see if a book might be available.

One Man's Dream My Town, My Team, My Time

By Frank White with Bill Althaus

One Man's Dream My Town, My Team, My Time by Frank White with Bill Althaus is available in an autographed, leather bound, collector's edition. This edition is numbered and guaranteed not exceed 500 copies.

Each copy is personally autographed by Hall of Fame second baseman and eight time Gold Glove recipient Frank White, on a specially designed vellum page one, which is exclusive to this special edition.

Each copy comes complete with a Publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and a special walnut display easel. Each copy is truly one-of-a-kind and will be a treasured display piece in your library or collection.

The collector's edition of this book is close to being sold out. Please email mgore@ascendbooks.com to see if a book might be available.

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