Don M. Winn is a multiple award-winning children’s author of eleven picture books and four children's novels. His Sir Kaye the Boy Knight® series of novels for independent readers include The Knighting of Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, Legend of the Forest Beast, and The Eldridge Conspiracy.
Don's picture books include: The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon; Superhero; Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge; Shelby the Cat; Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy; and many others.
Don has been writing for over 20 years. After beginning with poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Almost immediately, his growing young readers begged for chapter books, which led to the creation of the Sir Kaye series. As a dyslexic himself, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Winn's goal is to write books that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Don's articles on dyslexia have been featured in TODAY Parenting, the Costco Connection Magazine, MD Monthly, Latin Times, Fostering Families Today, and many others. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.
Parents and educators know that when stories are fun and engaging, kids spend more time reading. But what if the books you choose for your children or students not only entertain but also teach?
All of Don Winn’s picture books are tailor-made to help parents and educators teach valuable life lessons to children of all ages and reading levels. They are designed to engage young minds and to open a dialog between parent and child. Crafted as modern fables, each book features a successful learning experience for the main character that adults can use to help children develop more effective coping skills. Many of the picture books are written in rhyme, which means that even the very youngest children will enjoy the rhythmic cadence as you read aloud.
Go to the picture books page to view Don's catalog of award-winning picture books available as softcovers, hardcovers, eBooks and audio books.
Don Winn’s Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series, starring the young knight Sir Kaye Balfour, is full of fun, exciting adventures that appeal to even the most reluctant reader. Kaye's beloved but absent father is his inspiration, and he strives to meet challenges with the values his chivalrous father taught him. His best pal, Reggie, who is dyslexic and also struggles with low self-esteem, often surprises himself by his ability to make meaningful contributions to those around him. The Sir Kaye series is unique because it features characters learning to meet life's challenges without magic or superpowers. These young heroes deal with internal questions and uncertainty as they work through the events they face, and each one finds his own way. The books are fun and enjoyed by any reader, but they are particular favorites of kids who need heroes dealing with difficulties like their own: dyslexia, learning challenges, absentee parents, being targets of bullying, or struggling with low self-esteem.
Learn more about the Sir Kaye series on Don's blog.
Go to the chapter books page to view Don's catalog of award-winning chapter books available as softcovers, hardcovers, eBooks and audio books.
Cardboard Box Adventures Publishing (CBA) is an independent publishing company founded in 2009 by author Don M. Winn that is dedicated to providing quality books for kids. CBA Publishing’s award-winning books testify to the appeal of its stories and characters to all children, but CBA books are especially designed to captivate the struggling or at-risk reader.
CBA Publishing is named after the endless fun that kids create using just their imaginations when playing with something as simple as a big cardboard box. These books endeavor to spark young imaginations in the same exact way.