Deputy Dorkface

Deputy Dorkface: A Delightful Children's Series

With Deputy Dorkface on the case, kids’ antics turn into hilarious adventure. Fast-paced, action-packed, funny, with subtle life lessons … these are books families will love.

Fun, educational, entertaining and interactive school assemblies!

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Phoenix Elementary School Performs Sugaropolis

Posted on May 26, 2017

Chaparral Elementary Phoenix Play Food FIght 2 The drama students at Chaparral Elementary in Phoenix, AZ performed their outstanding (and fun!) adaptation of Sugaropolis on stage. After months of hard work and choreography, the students debuted the play in front … Continue reading

Nevada Reading Week reaches enthusiastic students!

Posted on Mar 03, 2017

NRW17 Kevin Janison wrapped up Nevada Reading Week by giving his 27th author presentation in 13 different schools, from February 24-March 3, 2017. The goal: Inspire future authors, share the importance of reading, and just have tons of fun (click … Continue reading

“Best of Las Vegas” Recognizes Deputy Dorkface

Posted on Nov 06, 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Janison! The readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal, who participate in their Best of Las Vegas Poll, recognized Kevin with a bronze in the Las Vegas author category and gold in the Las Vegas meteorologist category. … Continue reading

Read Across America became… Read Across America!

Posted on Apr 05, 2016

The beginning of March brings in Read Across America and Nevada Reading Week celebrations. This year, Kevin Janison and the Deputy Dorkface traveling school presentation road show took it literally. Every time zone in the contiguous United States was visited. … Continue reading

Stinkville Now Available in iBook

Posted on Nov 03, 2015

Big news as Stinkville is now available in an iBook for your iPad.  It comes in a read aloud version, enhancing a young reader’s experience, while steering them through an adventure complete with sounds, splashing and interactive games.  For more … Continue reading

School author visit research shows big benefits

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

Data analysis showed that there were increases in student mean scores in reading interest, reading efficacy, writing interest, and positive attitudes about revision following the author visit. The increases in reading interest, reading efficacy, and positive attitudes about revision were found to … Continue reading

Nevada Reading Week revs into high gear

Posted on Mar 01, 2015

Kevin visits two schools a day during Nevada Reading Week, and the students are ready: Kitty Ward Bands & Kids_low res Kitty Ward Elementary music teacher Extraordinaire, and the Jam Pack, lead the students in the Sugaropolis song. St. Elizabeth_low … Continue reading

Sugaropolis is sweet again!

Posted on Nov 16, 2014

The Royal Dragonfly book awards, out of Arizona, announced their list of 2014 award winning books. We’re proud that they have recognized Sugaropolis as the 1st place winner in the picture book category. We offer a heartfelt thanks and a … Continue reading

Trutherton Wins The Gold!

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

“How Trutherton Got Its Honesty Back” received the Gold award as the top book of the year from the Children’s Literary Classics:  ”2014 was a record year for entries in the Literary Classics International Book Awards.  With entrants from the … Continue reading

Fun, musical lesson idea w/reading comprehension & retention benefits

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

During a professional development training session, Clark County music teacher Tim Wiegand demonstrates a music lesson where the students read the book (Sugaropolis), learn a song he composed, then create frozen statues in a group to represent parts of the … Continue reading