“Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull . . . “

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal

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Visit the Fair!

cover of Trouble At The Christmas Fair

Crown Prince Nero has his hands full when his royal mother decides to solve all their problems with her Quality Blackfly Gingerbread. The problem is . . . not everyone agrees what “Quality” means.

This short story is a quick taste (22 pages) of the magical world of the Seven Kingdoms for your favorite readers. Get it free for a limited time when you sign up for the Readers List. Not available elsewhere. For a full-length adventure, try a Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale.

The Magic of Growing Up

Have you ever had problems speaking up at a feast, reading a map, taking a test in a strange kingdom, or being fair to your friends? The kids in the Seven Kingdoms can relate!

These smart and friendly heroes and heroines . . .

  • speak up, (and hatch dragons),
  • take tests, (and defeat the Blackfly queen),
  • deal with less than perfect scores, (and cupids),
  • find their way around, (and get lost),
  • stay friends even when they disagree, (and babysit an illegal baby dragon)
  • find a way to belong in a new place (and welcome out-of-town giants)
  • and more!

When you’re on an extraordinary adventure, it’s funny how an overlooked skill can help.

Running readers through the emotional wringer is not the goal. These family-friendly stories are designed to be playful, with nonsensical–yet logical–twists and turns. Their anything-is-possible tone is inspired by young readers’ powerful and creative brains.

Happy reading!

Kaub castle is red and white plaster with gray turrets. It stands on an island in the middle of the Rhine River
The Middle Rhine Valley in Germany is a World Heritage Site. Its famous castles inspired the world of the Seven Kingdoms.

Readers of the Seven Kingdoms:

girl in burning tower bookcover

“An engaging read that works on so many different levels. Can’t wait for the rest in series to add to my classroom bookshelf!”

–Julie Bramhall
Reviewer

boy in hot air balloon with dragon

“As someone who has no sense of direction, I love that Nero is directionally challenged. . .hope there are more books to follow.”

–Charlotte’s Reviews
Goodreads reviewer

book cover twins, baby dragons, submarine

“Whimsy and adventure at every turn! . . . another wonderful read.”

—Eileen Schnabel, author, One If By Land, Two If By Submarine

bookcover Rule Trouble

“I loved the idea of the Seven Kingdoms . . . allowing children to make the rules and legally upholding them . . . I found myself wanting to adopt a baby dragon myself. I know children will feel the same way because he was just too irresistible . . . I highly recommend this story!” [5 stars]

–Diana Coyle, Reader Views

book cover image for Valentine Factory

“highly recommended”

“Gr 4-7–Decher’s fourth book in the “Seven Kingdoms” series is a zany story of ingenuity and collaboration . . .”

–Jen McConnel, School Library Journal

New in 2024!

About the author

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Laurel Decher

Laurel Decher lives in the outskirts of a mid-sized city in Germany, between a medieval chapel on St. James’ Way and a boundary marker tree complete with scary face. It’s a little surprising, since she expected to live in Vermont for the rest of her life. You never know when adventure will call.

Her books are about taking advantage of opportunities that scare us (or that we are positive aren’t for us.) *cough* Because these are the risks make life richer and more magical. Every kid knows that. 🙂

Let the Seven

Kingdoms

come to you . . .

Want a little magic for your kids every month?

Peek behind-the-scenes, get book recommendations (and an exclusive free short story!) for your high-powered readers.

(Kids under 13, please have a trusted grown-up sign up for you.)

Peek behind-the-scenes, get book recommendations (and an exclusive free short story!) for your high-powered readers.

(Kids under 13, please have a trusted grown-up sign up for you.)

Stories of adventure and hilarity

For ages 9 to 12

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