We make books for our children
and yours.

About Curious Bird Books

Back in 2013, artists Eric Gjerde and Ioana Stoian set up Busy Hands Books, a tiny independent publishing company based in the UK with the intent of creating books about paper crafts.

However, after a move to the US and the addition of two children to their family, this husband and wife team soon started to create titles for their own children to enjoy. Books that meet children where they are with a focus on allowing children to be authentic, books that encourage curiosity about the world we live in and books that inspire families to spend time together outside in nature.

So, in 2024, nestled in a mountain valley in New Hampshire, USA they launched Curious Bird Books, a new publishing company to continue their endeavors.

Our Books

We have several new titles coming in 2024 that we are eagerly working on.

Our current titles are available online and wherever books are sold.

Always be You

Begin One Way: A Children’s Book of Road Signs

Origami for All

Our Illustrators

As artists ourselves, we love to collaborate with talented individuals. Here are some of the artists we’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Dawn M. Cardona

Dawn M. Cardona is a Korean American self-taught illustrator and designer based in South Carolina.

Her hand cut paper illustrations are featured in Always be You, 2019.

Sophia Vincent Guy

Sophia Vincent Guy is a Canadian-born architect turned illustrator currently living in Israel.

Her digital illustrations are featured in Begin One Way: A Children’s Book Of Road Signs, 2022

Get in touch

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Please note: we are unable to accept unsolicited submissions from authors or illustrators at this time.