About

We’re an independent publisher with a mission: to promote the power of reading. Books teach us creativity, empathy, and tolerance. That’s why we’re here.

Led by Kat Malecka, a storyteller passionate about using literature to inspire, our team creates relatable characters and journeys of self-discovery, nurturing empathy and understanding in young readers.

Rooted in Rotterdam, a multicultural and bustling city, Muffin Books celebrates diversity and open-mindedness. Our stories prioritize positivity, kindness, and empowerment, encouraging young minds to dream big and embrace uniqueness. We aim to instill resilience, compassion, and an appreciation for diverse perspectives.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to discuss our books, place an order, or explore our extras like stickers, postcards, and coloring sheets. We’re here to chat and assist with any questions or interests.

To get in touch via email, drop us a message at editors@muffinbooks.com. We’re based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, so if you’re nearby, let’s grab a coffee and talk. Just give us a shout! 🎈

We believe that every child deserves to feel heard and understood.

What our readers say:

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A surprising blast from the past

24/10/2023

I’ve had the pleasure of reading through Fluffy’s adventures, and it definitely took me on a nostalgia trip many years back, when my younger self imagined their own teddy bear going on adventures and experiencing the world together with them 🙂

The stories are short, simple and to the point – with valuable lessons for children to take away from them. Highly recommended!

Barty

Because it’s OK to be different!

13/09/2023

I loved Hari and her friends from the very beginning. They wonderfully show that the fact that we are different from each other does not mean anything bad. On the contrary! Each character brings significant value to the team. It explains personal diversity to children in a wonderful and simple way. A big plus for colorful and charming drawings. I will come back to the stories often.

Jagoda

Cute book with important messages

13/09/2023

When you pick up the book, you can immediately feel that the author put her whole heart into it. It is filled to the brim with short stories from the life of the main character – Fluffy the Teddy Bear. Every adventure ends with an important message (for children and not only). All stories are decorated with charming pictures. I highly recommend it!

Jagoda

A beautiful story about friendship, understanding, and celebrating differences

23/08/2023

“Curious Hari and the Power of Acceptance” is a great book about friendship and understanding. I loved reading about Hari, Cobi, and their friends. Each character brings their own perspective, allowing readers to see the world through different eyes. Their adventure teaches us that being different is okay, and that understanding and kindness are important.

I felt many emotions while reading this book. There were moments of pure joy, laughter, and even a few tears. It’s a story that stays in your heart and makes you think about the importance of friendship and being kind to others. Shared experiences and conversations truly underscore the idea that life’s purpose revolves around togetherness, support, and showing kindness.

Hari’s questions about the world and helpful answers that book provides made the story very relatable. The book teaches us that we should listen, and be kind to everyone, no matter how different they are from us.

It’s a book that I recommend everyone should read. The writing is easy to read, and I think the pictures in the book complement the story wonderfully! :).

Arthur

Charming stories, just a splash of color away…

05/07/2023

The book is packed with numerous delightful stories that capture the imagination. While the stories themselves are engaging and heartwarming, I found myself wishing for drawings in color. The black and white illustrations, although charming, didn’t quite capture the vibrancy and magic of Fluffy’s world as I had hoped. A splash of color would have truly brought the characters and settings to life. However, despite this minor drawback, the book still offers great value with its vast collection of stories. Each tale takes Fluffy on a different adventure, filled with valuable life lessons and plenty of laughs along the way.

Rowan

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