Catch a Cup of Sunshine with Buster and Author Robert Stanek
01/04/2011

Robert Stanek continues his ground-breaking Bugville Critters books with the 23rd installment’s publication on December 14, 2010. Robert Stanek quietly worked on the Bugville Critters for 15 years, satisfied with only the gleeful cheers, laughs and giggles of his children who delighted to hear his tales of Bugville and a little bug called Buster. As his children got older, they urged him to get the books published so other children could enjoy them as much as they did.

Online PR News – 04-January-2011 – – Seattle, WA, December 14, 2010 -- Robert Stanek continues his ground-breaking Bugville Critters books with the 23rd installment’s publication on December 14, 2010. Fifteen years in the making, everyone’s favorite bug, Buster, is now setting out to learn about calendars by measuring the sun with a ruler, catching sunshine in a cup, and climbing aboard a rocket ship.

“In many ways, the precocious lovable bug, Buster, is a lot like his creator, Robert Stanek,” says publisher Jeannie Kim. “Buster's active imagination is always taking him somewhere.” Author Robert Stanek has received hundreds of letters from young readers asking about Buster. “This is Caldecott-worthy,” Jeannie Kim says. “Truly magical and innovative. Spot on funny. Masterfully written and wonderfully illustrated.”

Robert Stanek quietly worked on the Bugville Critters for 15 years, satisfied with only the gleeful cheers, laughs and giggles of his children who delighted to hear his tales of Bugville and a little bug called Buster. As his children got older, they urged him to get the books published so other children could enjoy them as much as they did, and that’s exactly what Robert Stanek set out to do in 2004.

As a young child, Robert Stanek’s family was very poor. He was one of five children raised by a single mom. Books allowed Robert to escape the poverty and violence that filled his early life. “I learned so much from books,” says author Robert Stanek. “Without books to escape into as a child, I don’t know what I would have done. To me, each book was a magical window, and I wanted to create that same sense of wonder in my own books.”

Robert Stanek has been dreaming up stories since he was a boy, but it was only since the early 1990’s that his work began to get published. As a technology journalist, Robert (writing as William R. Stanek) has written for PC Magazine, Dr. Dobbs, TechNet Magazine and a variety of other leading magazines. As a technology writer, he’s has written for Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Pearson, Microsoft, O’Reilly and other publishers. Of that, he says, “My many technical articles and technical books have helped millions of readers learn essential job skills and stay competitive. That’s important, especially in these troubling economic times.

"My children’s books are helping kids learn essential life skills. The Bugville books provide stories that address real issues and challenges children face as they start school, make friends, and learn about the world around them. Each book provides a positive lesson about life, friendship, family, our world, the natural world of which we are all a part, and our environment."

Buster isn’t the only bug in Bugville. There’s an extensive cast of colorful characters and exiciting locales that bring Bugville and Four Meadows to life.

For more information, visit www.bugvillecritters.com and www.reagentpress.com.

Catching a Cup of Sunshine (The Bugville Critters #23, A Learning Adventure)
Robert Stanek
RP Books & Audio - Reagent Press
ISBN: 978-1-57545-195-4 $9.99 36pp
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere.

About the author
Robert Stanek is the author of over 100 books. His epic series Ruin Mist Chronicles includes Keeper Martin's Tale, Kingdom Alliance, Fields of Honor, and Mark of the Dragon and was also released for young adults as The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches #1 - #4 and In the Service of Dragons #1 - #4. He is also well-known for his Bugville Critters children's picture book series. His books have been bestsellers on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Audible.com, and Apple iTunes. Related web sites include www.robertstanek.com, www.ruinmistmovie.com, www.themagiclands.com, www.ruinmist.com, and stanek.reagentpress.com.

About the Publisher
RP Books & Audio was founded in 1994 as Virtual Press. Our products fall into four major categories: children's fiction, teen fiction, adult fiction and nonfiction. Our imprints include Reagent Press, Reagent Press Books for Young Readers, RP Audio, RP Audio Kids, and Classroom-To-Go. Related web sites include www.reagentpress.com, audio.reagentpress.com, and kids.reagentpress.com.

Contact :
Jeannie Kim
RP Books & Audio - Reagent Press
Seattle, WA
360-791-0705
reagentpress@aol.com
http://www.reagentpress.com
http://www.bugvillecritters.com