Making Smiles… and Kids’ Books

Welcome to Kaine & Duds

 Where is That Amazingly Delicious, Incredible Avocado?

When does a superfood feel a little less than super? When he keeps getting interrupted by Peanut Butter and his gang of snack buddies.  Avocado is just so excited to share his big news but will he ever get the chance?  Find out in this deliciously fun book about friends, manners, and amazing party dips.

Skeletons ARE NOT Spooky!

Have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, skeletons are actually a lot of fun? Perhaps they really dig hanging out at the park with great pals and taking bubble baths just like you and me. It’s about time we see just how absolutely UNspooky skeletons are in this entertaining tale for every body.

Hop on That Bus, Gus

Based on the mostly true story of the Kaine family dog, this tale has jokes for all ages. Join Gus and his canine friends as they ‘borrow’ a school bus to fulfill a lifelong dream.  Just a warning, you will be on the edge of your seat as things get pretty hairy with our furry friends behind the wheel. Bow wow, yippy yo!

Books should be fun to read – especially kids’ books!

Our mission is to create books that are enjoyable not only for children but for the parents, family, friends, and teachers that share in these reading experiences. Sprinkled throughout our books are laughs for all ages and generations.

Whoever said kids’ books are only for kids?

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About the Authors

Kaine and Duds began their literary careers after realizing how many tens of pennies could be made authoring children’s books. Their first collaboration, “Where is That Amazingly Delicious, Incredible Avocado?” went on to become a bus stop best seller in their respective hometowns of Northern Virginia and Southern California, prompting them to explore other captivating storylines about pugs who drive school buses and skeletons that get jiggy with it. The duo promises to delight young ears while providing a well deserved treat to nightly storytellers.

What Our Fans are Saying

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A classic allegory in the style of man versus himself (technically fruit versus itself, who knew?) — the avocado is at first peanut butter-splained but eventually gets the last laugh, triumphing over the established “kid food” hierarchy to carve out a place as a super food who’s a super dude who can’t stand the rude.

– mrmalto

I loved this charming and sweet little story about an avocado. I usually just eat avocados and don’t read much about them but love the innocence of this book. My 2 year old loved it and my 6 year was practicing his reading with it! Go Kaine and Duds! You made me an avocado fan for life!

– ZP

A must-have book for your kids or grandkids! After reading way too many mind-numbing, boring kids books, this one was a welcome change. Not only is it fun for adults to read, the kids you’re reading it to will love it as well! Spoiler alert: the book includes a fun food activity that you can do as a family 🙂 Highly recommend!

– EAH 

WOW, the perfect book for my daughter, she loves everything spooky and “Skeletons ARE NOT Spooky” was the ideal story for her age. We received the book two days ago and is already her FAVORITE. We read it several times before bed.

Get this book NOW!

– Enrique S.

No bones about it, this book is perfect for Halloween AND anytime! A fun read to get kids thinking about their own skeletons – which are definitely NOT spooky. My preschool class enjoyed the illustrations and they all think it is pretty cool that they each have a skeleton too!

– DR

Fun Fact

Kaine and Duds make their finest literary decisions through intense rounds of rock, paper, scissors. Best two out of three.

Fun Fact

The first version of “Skeletons ARE NOT Spooky” included a full vocal rendition of ‘dem bones.

The song was removed due to werewolf’s inability to stop howling.

Bizarre Fact

Kaine can pick up a tennis ball with his foot. Duds can pick up a tennis ball with her hands… like a normal human.

Why are there tennis balls everywhere?

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