Ingrid Simunic is an award-winning communications strategist with a passion for building the world around us through creativity and effective storytelling. She is a published PhD with a heart for research and a voice for stories. Ingrid loves to talk to people and explore her community. She uses everyday life and interpersonal relationships as the main source of inspiration. When creating her children’s books, Ingrid has the joy of collaborating with her son from concept to finish, incorporating his humor as a vital ingredient.

Author's books

Elliot and the Hungry Seagulls

Elliot receives an invitation to a fishing tournament, which sets him and his friends on an adventure to take home the prize. Other kids aren’t their only competition, though, as seagulls try to take their bait like the infamous pirate Captain Kidd, who buried stolen treasure nearby.


Are the seagulls really salty thieves, or can they help Elliot and his friends win the tournament?


Elliot And The Osprey Nest

(8customer reviews)

As the first book in the series, you get to meet our eager, animal-loving hero, Elliot. He notices an osprey nest on the shores of Sag Harbor, and his plans for summer change. Now, Elliot spends his days observing the fascinating osprey chicks through his brand new binoculars. He is just a secret observer until, one day, he has the chance to help and form a bond with the tiny family of ospreys!

A must-read if you love kids’ books about birds.

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Elliot and the Raccoons’ Wild Party

(8customer reviews)

In this lovable raccoon children’s book, Elliot takes on an adventure following a group of raccoons all around Sag Harbor the night before the town’s annual HarborFest celebrations. He watches the plump little comedians feast on a buffet of discarded food as they run from place to place, leaving messes in their wake. If only the owners of those trash bins learned what Elliot had learned from a wildlife expert at school.

Young readers get to join the adventure while learning fun facts about raccoons.

Elliot and the Whale Tale

(6customer reviews)

Elliot gets a gift and a big responsibility when his mother buys him a betta fish. He excitedly cares for it and thinks his little blue friend has a secret – he isn’t a fish, but a baby whale! Elliot wants to help him grow and then release him in the ocean, but the sea may no longer be safe for whales. Elliot must first learn to do his part to care for the ocean before his friend can go home… if the ocean is his home, that is.

It’s a must-have if you’re looking for whale books for kids.

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