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Happyland Press is an independent publisher founded in 2020 by Nicholas J. Nawroth with a mission to craft imaginative stories that bring joy to readers of all ages. 

We believe meaningful stories can foster connection, inspire creativity, and spread happiness. As an independent publisher, we take great pride in our personalized approach to crafting books families and book lovers will treasure for years to come.

Our exclusive flagship children’s picture book series, The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws®, delights toddlers and parents alike with its adorable dog family and heartwarming stories. Created by a dog dad, every story is based on a real-life event from his fuzzy family. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy the cute illustrations of the dogs. Parents and grandparents will love reading the heartwarming stories to their family.

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Book 1: Molly Waits Her Turn
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Book 2: The Twins Take Over!
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Book 3: Brave Little Gracie
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Book 4: Hole in the Fence
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Book 5: Smells Like Bath Time!
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Book 6: Bowwow Bedtime
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Book 7: Santa’s Fuzzy Little Visit
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Book 8: Doggie Detectives
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Book 9: Howl-O-Ween Hijinks
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Book 10: First Day of Puppy School
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Book 11: A Visit to the Doggie Doctor
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Book 12: Momo Has a Bad Day


Nicholas J. Nawroth is a children’s book author/illustrator, digital artist, and graphic designer who lives in Ohio with his wife and their doggies. He wrote and drew his first comic book at about age nine featuring his dog, Woody and he has been drawing and designing ever since. His artwork focuses on the intersection of dreams and mythology and his illustrated children’s book series, The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws is available wherever you buy books. After a long day, he loves to snuggle up on the couch with his wife and doggies to watch movies.