Saltwater Taffy in Boca Rotan, Florida

Saltwater Taffy in Boca Rota, Florida

Saltwater Taffy, the award-winning children’s book, was recently at the Miami Book Fair International to pick up the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal for Children’s Books.  Since we were there, we shot up the coast to Boca Rotan, Florida where the kids at Water’s Edge Elementary School went crazy for Saltwater Taffy!  Here are some shots from the amazing assembly for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders!


Saltwater Taffy has taken home two GOLD MEDALS for Children’s books.  We are so excited the children of the country are responding so favorably for this adventure novel.  We are currently on the Accelerated Reader List across the country and hoping to be added to the Sunshine Reading List in Florida.  This stop should help that desire.




It doesn’t get any better than giving away free children’s bookmarks to students across the country.  Yes, that’s right…we are giving away the official SALTWATER TAFFY bookmark to elementary school teachers, librarians, and parents of Tweens.

This limited edition free children’s bookmark from the award-winning adventure novel Saltwater Taffy is a perfect gift for young readers across the country.  All you have to do is follow us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE+, or write a comment somewhere on the Saltwater Taffy website and we’ll send you out a SAWEET package of bookmarks!



Hurry while supplies last.  Who knows, we might even include a few Saltwater Taffy stickers and posters too!  Saltwater Taffy is the award-winning adventure novel for tweens (and the entire family) and has been endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country.  This amazing adventure novel takes readers on an epic journey as the characters discover a treasure map that once belonged to the ruthless New Orleans pirate, Jean Lafitte.  Soon to be a motion picture adventure for the entire family, Saltwater Taffy is also available on the iPad, Kindle Fire, Kobo, and every eReader on the market today….and tomorrow!

Always remember, every moment is another adventure…waiting to happen!



The Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and winners have been announced for 2012.  We are happy to report that Saltwater Taffy has taken home the GOLD medal in the Children’s Book category 4th-6th Graders.

Book Awards

This marks the 4th book award taken home by the amazing Saltwater Taffy team.  A big shout out and thank you to R.C. Nason for his amazing artwork, which helped bring the kids of Saltwater Taffy to life.

We would also like to extend a huge thanks to Perseus Distribution and especially Sabrina McCarthy for believing in this indie title…we couldn’t have done it without your vision and guidance.  We are heading to the Miami Book Fair International on November 17th for the awards ceremony and yes, more east coast marketing!  We hope to see you there!  Congratulations Saltwater Taffy!

Saltwater Taffy was written by Eric DelaBarre and has been endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country and will soon be a feature film.  Due to hit theaters in the summer of 2014, Saltwater Taffy follows the epic journey of five Tweens as they uncover a treasure map leading to the lost treasure of Jean Lafitte.


Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist

The Readers Favorite Book Award for 2012 has been announced!  We are happy to report that Saltwater Taffy by Eric DelaBarre, an advocate for child literacy, has been named a finalist for the READERS FAVORITE BOOK AWARD – Children 4th-6th.

Winners for the Readers Favorite Book Awards will be announced on September 1, 2012 and medal presentations will be at the Miami Book Fair International in November, 2012.

If you have read Saltwater Taffy, please go to our review page and rate the book with a few sentences!

Readers Favorite

Saltwater Taffy has been endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country and will soon go before cameras for the feature film adaptation.


Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER

Saltwater Taffy has been given the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in the LIFE SKILLS category!!!!

Gelett Burgess Children's Book AwardThe Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach.  The books selected by the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Council must stimulate a child’s imagination, as well as inspire them creatively.

Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child’s life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.

Saltwater Taffy is not only an epic adventure novel for Tweens, the book teaches and guides young readers to live their lives on purpose with a purpose.  Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy follows the lives of 5 tweenage friends as they embark on a treasure-hunting adventure.  Set during the 4th of July weekend, Saltwater Taffy is a g-rated story for the entire family.