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A publishing company dedicated to connecting kids with nature

Little Red House Books Publishing Company was founded by Dr. Sofia Fortunato, an evolutionary biologist and mom, in 2020. The mission of her publishing company is to connect children with nature through magical storytelling. This year she has published two children's books with ocean themes. 


Dr. Fortunato graduated from the University of Bergen, Norway in 2014 with a PhD in Evolutionary Biology then moved to Australia in 2015 to pursue a postdoc at the ARC Centre for Coral Reef studies for three years. Her research focused on the evolutionary developmental biology of sponges and corals, but her passion for arts always remained strong.

“The call for the arts was strong, but I didn't know what exactly it was that I wanted to do."


Then, inspired by her children, Fortunato started writing stories about nature, illustrating and leading workshops for kids, which is when her book publishing passion grew roots.

Little Red Books is now looking for more authors and illustrators that share Fortunato's mission and ECOS is helping to spread the message. Click on the button below to learn more about LRH Publishing and share your work.


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