Ten Speed Press

Ten Speed Press is an independent press that specializes in books that enrich and inspire your life. They have books for readers of all ages from the very youngest to the young-at-heart.

From the site: “From the bathtub to the bestseller list, Ten Speed has built its reputation on enduring career and business books like Richard Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute? (the best-selling job-hunting book in the world), acclaimed cookbooks that range from the upscale (Charlie Trotter’s) to the perennially popular (Mollie Katzen’s The Moosewood Cookbook) and the downright quirky (White Trash Cooking). Along the way, the company has also made its mark with an eclectic list of unclassifiable books, How to Shit in the Woods, Why Cats Paint, Cannabible, and Furry Logic.”

Over the years, Ten Speed Press has branched out into other divisions, including Tricycle Press which specializes in childrens books.

We had the opportunity to review two Ten Speed Press books - Beach Babies Wear Shades & Doorknob the Rabbit and the Carnival of Bugs.

Beach Babies Wear Shades is a bright and colorful boardbook by Michelle Sinclair Colman. It’s simple and easy for young ones to follow along as they talk about all the things that babies do at the beach. It will make all of you in colder weather dream about the warm sunshine.

Doorknob the Rabbit and the Carnival of Bugs is a fun read about an organized and clean-freak bunny who’s world is turned upside down when he receives a bunch of unexpected late-night visitors. He tries everything he can think of to get rid of these rascal bugs until he finally figures out the solution that was staring him right in the face. What is it? You have to read the book to find out!

Check out these titles and lots more at Ten Speed Press. Your kids will thank you!

Win it!

I have a copy of Doorknob the Rabbit and the Carnival of Bugs to give away to one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just stop by Tricycle Press before midnight, Dec 20th and check out their children books.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which book is your favorite. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified on Dec 21st.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Tricycle Press.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Please leave a way to contact you in case you win. Good luck!

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104 Responses to “Ten Speed Press”

  1. Ajacobsen said:

    Albie’s Trip to the Jumble Jungle looks like a great book!!

  2. Ajacobsen said:

    I have your button

  3. Peggy Gorman said:

    I love brownies so one of my favorite books is “Brownie Experience” sounds wonderful and I know it wwould be used do much

  4. Peggy Gorman said:

    I subscribe

  5. Michael Capp said:

    Twelve Terrible Things.

  6. judy brittle said:

    Ten Stinky Babies sounds really cute. Thank you!

  7. judy brittle said:

    I’m a subscriber.

  8. Debbie said:


  9. susan varney said:

    i lke to read go baby

  10. Mama Zen said:

    I like A is for Antarctica!

  11. carolyn s said:

    I think Guardian of the Tall Stones would be great for my daughter, there are a ton of younger ones my nieces would love such as Adventures of Cow and A Carousel Tale.
    thanks so much for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

    carolyn s

  12. carolyn s said:

    I am a subscriber.

    thanks again

    ceashark at aol dot com

  13. Janet F said:

    I like Lifeprints.

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  14. Janet F said:

    I am subscribed.

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  15. Janet F said:

    Button is on my sidebar.

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  16. Jenn S. said:

    My daughter would enjoy ” What The World Eats”
    by Faith D, Peter Menzel.

  17. Natasha Archie said:

    I like the title “Busy Pandas”. What kid could resist a Panda. Merry Christmas a have a Blessned New Year.

  18. Natasha Archie said:

    I am a subscriber

  19. sito said:

    Twelve Terrible Things sounds fun.

  20. sito said:

    I subscribe.

  21. Jo said:

    milestones project

  22. Jo said:

    I subscribe

  23. stampedwithgrace said:

    subscriber :)

  24. stampedwithgrace said:

    Making Cents and Mudpies Book of Boredom Busters sound fun!

  25. stampedwithgrace said:

    your button’s on my blog :)

  26. Ronni Fox said:

    I like ” Twelve Terrible Things”…and so will my grandson, who shares my sense of humor.

  27. MaryBeth I said:

    Lotions, Potions, and Slime - this looks like a fun book! Miss N., my arts and crafts princess, would love this

  28. Mia J. said:

    Fantastic Flights looks like it would be good. We have been trying to create some good paper airplanes. Perhaps this could provide some inspiration.

  29. Shannon Baas said:

    I like the busy barnyard book.

  30. Thomas Semesky said:

    THINKERTOYS looks interesting!

  31. melissa said:

    Arlene Alda’s ABC’s looks like one my twins would love

  32. melissa said:

    I am a subscriber

  33. melissa said:

    Your button is on my sidebar

  34. Marianne said:

    I love the one titled “Good, the bad and the smelly”!


  35. Marianne said:

    I’m a subscriber!


  36. Marianne said:

    I have your button on my blog!


  37. Nancy J. said:

    I think “Bake you a Pie” sounds like a very good read

  38. Nancy J. said:

    I’m subscribed

  39. Nancy J. said:

    Your site Button is on my sidebar here

  40. Sandy said:

    brownie experience- but I want to read myself the one in the woods if the company wants to send it to me !

  41. Sandy said:


  42. Amanda said:

    Ten Stinky Babies sounds funny and cute! These look like really cute books.

  43. Amanda said:

    I am a subscriber :)

  44. tracey johnson said:

    my daughter likes busy kitties. thanks for the chance to win and have a merry christmas.

  45. marty lentz said:

    Q Is For Quark……..FOR SURE!!! My grandson will l-o-v-e this……and I have 6 more books on my shopping list now, for other grandkiddies- that I didn’t know existed!

    (The books, I mean - not the grandkids~ ;-/)

  46. marty lentz said:

    Not an entry….only because I don’t know how to ‘put your sidebutton on my sidebar’. Do I HAVE a sidebar? if you have time to jot me an e-mail SIMPLE DIRECTIVE, that would be great, and I’d get another entry!

    Getting a bit older can be so delightful.

  47. Maggie M said:

    Great book site. My two favorite children’s books are from the Life Lessons and Social Skills section, “George Hogglesberry, Grade School Alien”, which is out-of-stock, and “Twelve Terrible Things”, also out-of-stock, so they must be great books. I ended up buying “We Can Work it Out”, a conflict resolution for children, a cookbook for my son and a book for my teenage granddaughter that looked really good. I would also like to win the two books being offered in your giveaway :)

  48. Maggie M said:

    I’m a subscriber :)

  49. Lisa L. said:

    My niece would get a kick out of Go Baby.

  50. Sharon Jones said:

    Busy Pandas…thanks for entry!!!!

  51. Sharon Jones said:

    have your button on my sidebar
    thanks again!!!

  52. Sharon Jones said:

    am subscribed. again…thanks

  53. Elizabeth M. said:

    Twelve Terrible Things looks so fun!

  54. Elizabeth M. said:

    I’m subscribed!

  55. Elizabeth M. said:

    I have your button

  56. Clifton Wade said:

    The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly - thank you for this great contest and prize!

  57. christopher h said:

    we like ‘busy pandas’

  58. Elizabeth M. said:

    I blogged here

  59. Eloise C said:

    Inside the Slidy Diner looks like a fun book, one my daughter would surely enjoy, she loves to read. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!


  60. Eloise C said:

    I am also subscribed, thanks again!


  61. Christina G. said:

    I would love to read Stock Market Knowledge for All Ages. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Christina G. said:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  63. Christina G. said:

    I posted on my blog: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/island-review-ten-speed-press-giveaway.html

  64. Christina G. said:

    I have your button: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/

  65. Stephanie V said:

    busy doggies looks adorable!

  66. Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom) said:

    The first book of Sushi! I have to start them out early :)

  67. Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom) said:

    I am a subscriber

  68. Cherie J said:

    I like What The World Eats by Peter Menzel, Faith D’Aluis. Thanks for the contest!

  69. Cherie J said:

    I am a subscriber.

  70. Erin said:

    Both the Petit Connoisseur series and the World Eats series look so neat. Thanks!

  71. Gwen L said:

    The Mudpies Book of Boredom Busters. Well, actually, the whole series of “Mudpies” books. When kids moan, “I want to dooooooooo something!” these books would come in really handy.

  72. Valerie Mitchell said:

    busy pandas looks cute

  73. Valerie Mitchell said:

    email subscriber

  74. Adrienne Gordon said:

    Twelve Terrible Things looks fun!

  75. Susan C said:

    Busy Pandas is my favorite. Pandas are sooo cute!

  76. nancy said:

    My favourite is Busy Bunnies

  77. clenna in NH said:

    I am a subscriber

  78. clenna in NH said:

    I love the book Raptors, Fossils, Fins & Fangs- great for kids who ask about all these animals, birds and fish.

  79. Shae said:

    I’d love to read What Does Mrs. Claus Do?

  80. Shae said:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  81. Shae said:

    Your button is on my sidebar!

  82. Lauralee Hensley said:

    We think Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus At The Vet could be an exciting read.

  83. keywestbiscuit said:

    King & king looks nice. Very interesting collection.

  84. keywestbiscuit said:

    I subscribed

  85. Janet F said:

    I like Go Baby! book.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  86. Janet F said:

    I am subscriber

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. Janet F said:

    Your button is on my blog.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. sandra kao said:

    my favorite is baby pandas

  89. Shelly said:

    My nephew would like G is for Googol

  90. Shelly said:

    I subscribe to your feed

  91. staceyk said:

    I like the Making Cents book to teach kids about money and math! THanks!

  92. staceyk said:

    Also subscribe via google reader.

  93. Holly said:

    Amy & Ivan looks like a cute book. Thanks for the chance to win.


  94. Robyn said:

    Boy Who Cried Fabulous lookslike a great book. I love inspirational books for kids. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  95. Kate said:

    Foodie Babies Wear Bibs looks fun

  96. Heather Weber said:

    The Child’s Seasonal Treasury looks like a wonderful addition to anyone’s home library!

  97. Miss Heidi said:

    The Busy Pandas book looks adorable. Thanks.

  98. Cindy B. in Montana said:

    Twelve Terrible Things! Thanks!

  99. Cindy B. in Montana said:

    Subscriber here!

  100. John said:

    Makings Cents sounds like a great book for kids!

  101. justyn said:

    My kiddo would love the Dangerous Snake and Reptile Club book!

  102. Kristie said:

    ‘Good, the Bad, and the Smelly’ looks cute!

  103. Valerie Mabrey said:

    Makings Cents sounds like a great book for my kids

  104. Jessica Cote said:

    My favorite is Daddy, Papa, and Me

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