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Upstream! is an independent publisher of fun children's books based in Almonte, Ontario.
Here are some of the titles we have published:

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies cover  Bugs! Birds! Blooms! cover  How Two Make a Nest cover  Do it, Earl! Do it! cover

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BOOKS

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies   Bugs! Birds! Blooms!   How Two Make a Nest   Do it, Earl! Do it!

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies cover

ISBN 978-0-9879045-2-2
$12.00 / Paperback / 2015
32 pages / colour / 8.5" x 8.5"

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies
written by Monica Blackburn & illustrated by Sam Hamilton

A famished frog is drawn down a river full of life in pursuit of appeasing his appetite in this new counting book. Count the flies as we follow our hero as he is flipped, frazzled, frustrated, and ultimately full!

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies

One Famished Frog & Ten Faraway Flies



Bugs! Birds! Blooms! cover

ISBN 978-0-9879045-3-9
$12.00 / Paperback / 2015
32 pages / colour / 8.5" x 8.5"

Bugs! Birds! Blooms!
by Linda & Sam Hamilton

“You've arrived! And not a moment too soon! Today's performance has nearly begun. Cast your senses this way and share in the many wonders of our garden.”

Join a troupe of bugs and birds as they inspire the reader with the delights of their garden. Intrigue! Suspense! Magic!

Bugs! Birds! Blooms!

Bugs! Birds! Blooms!

Bugs! Birds! Blooms!



How Two Make a Nest cover

ISBN 978-0-9879045-1-5
$12.00 / Paperback / 2014
32 pages / colour / 8.5" x 8.5"

How Two Make a Nest
written by Monica Blackburn & illustrated by Sam Hamilton

“Simon and Sophie were so excited they couldn't sleep. When the sun came up the swallows took off with a whoosh! They were on their way!”

Fly alongside a pair of barn swallows as they journey north to build their first nest together and—once built—how they make their nest a home.

How Two Make a Nest

How Two Make a Nest

How Two Make a Nest

How Two Make a Nest



Do it, Earl! Do it! cover

ISBN 978-0-9879045-0-8
$12.00 / Paperback / 2012
32 pages / colour / 8.5" x 8.5"

Do it, Earl! Do it!
written by Monica Blackburn & illustrated by Sam Hamilton

“Earl was a small snail. He spent the winter dreaming. Oh, how he wanted to eat the first succulent juicy salad greens at the edge of the world. It was an awfully huge dream for such a small snail! Could he do it?”

Earl slimes his way through the days of the week as he makes his way towards his dream. Each richly illustrated page shows the natural world from a snail’s perspective; a great way to learn about nature in your own backyard.

Do it, Earl! Do it!

Do it, Earl! Do it!

Do it, Earl! Do it!

 

 

ABOUT

Here's a little bit about the creators of books published by Upstream!

Sam Hamilton is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Almonte. Creating children's books began as a creative outlet between Sam's design contracts. Now, six books later, it has become his focus. And it's fun! Check out his design portfolio here: www.samhdesign.com.

Monica Blackburn was born and raised in Almonte. As the Children’s Librarian at the Mississippi Mills Public Library, her favourite part of the job is reading to children during Storytime. And, with an increasing number of books she's authored, she's contributing to Storytime in a whole new way!

Linda Hamilton is an artist living and working in Almonte. A constant observer, Linda draws much of her inspiration from the natural world. Check out her shop on Etsy here: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/lvohamilton.


 

IN STORES

Our books are also available in these fantastic stores:

Mill Street Books Kentfield Kids Wee Bee Growing Again Riverguild Fine Crafts
  Kaleidoscope Kids Books Octopus Books  

 

 


 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? Bulk orders? We'd love to hear from you!
Send us an e-mail: sam@samhdesign.com.
Visit us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/upstreamdesign

 






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