Making Smiles… and Kids’ Books

Welcome to Kaine & Duds

Hop on That Bus, Gus

Creepy, shady, and downright unpleasant, the tick has terrorized forests and grassy fields long enough. It’s time we call out the no-good buggers for what they truly are… the worst. Join our mysterious narrator as she lays out her argument for why ticks are the most awful creatures to walk the planet. Read More…

Hop on That Bus, Gus

Every year, Holly tries to make Thanksgiving even better with some magnificent balloons. But balloons and hedgehog spikes don’t always get along. Encouraged by her dad, she sets a plan in motion. Can she make her wish come true? Find out in this adorable story about family and the power of a smile. Read More…

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. Read More…

Hop on That Bus, Gus

All things change … why not the Alphabet Song? From Kaine & Duds, here comes a fun musical story about the 123s and their quest to sit alongside the ABCs in their iconic jingle. With outspoken #1 at the helm, the digits have plenty of ideas for how numbers can become a part of the beloved Alphabet Song. Read More…

 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. Read More…

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! Read More…

What Our Fans are Saying

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“The story entertains on multiple levels, with my 3-year old daughter having her mind blown that a jar of peanut butter could sport a mustache.”

– mrmalto

“You made me an avocado fan for life!”

– ZP

“My preschool class thought it was a hoot.
They especially liked PB’s mustache.”

– Anonymous but obviously awesome fan

“After reading way too many mind-numbing, boring kids’ books, this one was a welcome change.”


“The artwork is adorable and the story is excellent!!!”

– Enrique

“This story is so cute! Illustrations are adorable too!”

– Keeshy

“Perfect books to help kids ages 4-8 celebrate!

I love this author duo.”

– DC Mom

“Fun, whimsical illustrations that delight.”

– L. Darowz

“He loves to look for clever Easter egg-like charms in the illustrations and I love to hear him giggle when he reads it.”

– Sarah Gallagher

“Doggone great!”

– DR

Kaine & Duds Using the Force

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.

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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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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