We are a kind-hearted independent publisher and education company dedicated to work that is inspiring, uplifting, and beautiful.  We strive to promote kindness, caring and compassion through our publications, products, presentations, appearances, social media and philanthropic endeavors. We believe such pursuits have the capacity to transform lives.

Norbert, the beloved star of our award-winning picture book series, has a social media following of more than 1.9 million people worldwide. 

As a mother-daughter team, we closely collaborate on all facets of the creative, educational, and publishing process with an eye for what is nurturing, delightful, and affirming. Representing 40 distinguished years in the fields of art and education, over 30 combined years of entrepreneurship, and over 15 years of marketing expertise, together we are uniquely positioned to share our skills, passions and experience for the greater good while encouraging others to do the same.

Dr. Virginia Freyermuth is a statewide and national award-winning Artist Educator with a Master of Fine Arts Degree and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has taught all ages from PK-12, college and adults. Her delightful painted illustrations grace the pages of Norbert's first three books.

Best-selling children's book author Julie Steines is a Phi Beta Kappa college graduate with expertise in sales, marketing and working with children. With Norbert, she volunteers as a registered animal therapy team at children's hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

If you are interested in our work, then like us, you believe that quality, care, dedication, a positive outlook, personal growth, and inspired actions are important in this fast-paced world.

Norbert is a trademark of Polly Parker Press

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