Iggy's Books & Other Favorites

Inkapus on the Move

Inkapus on the Move Book Cover

Leaving your comfort zone.
Iggy’s long time home, Crystal Cove, becomes polluted. So, Iggy and a few of his friends set out to find a clean place to live. This proves to be more challenging than they expected.

Iggy and his friends must work together to solve problems, deal with disappointment, and stay strong when things get tough.      

Topics: Being new and making new friends, communication, the differences between introverts and extroverts, problem solving, overcoming embarrassment, humor.  


Good Friends Are Hard to Shake

Good Friends Are Hard to Shake Book Cover

  Why would anyone ditch their friends?
Iggy loves his new friends, but sometimes he just needs a little social break—something they don’t understand. The more Iggy tries to be alone, the more they chase him. It’s all fun and games—until Iggy nearly loses his ink.   

  The quintessential Iggy book, this fun story surfaces some of the main communication differences between introverts and extroverts.   

Topics: Being new and making new friends, communication, the differences between introverts and extroverts, problem solving, overcoming embarrassment, humor.  

Accidentally Famous

Accidentally Famous Book Cover

 Life may have special plans for you.
A well-meaning friend submits Iggy’s ink art to a big contest. A quiet inkapus, Iggy finds himself suddenly thrown into the spotlight and totally unprepared—and it only gets more embarrassing from there. Will he ever have a quiet life again?

  Iggy has to decide between living a life that is comfortable, or embracing a future that is bigger, but a whole lot scarier.   

Topics: Friendship, working together, overcoming fear/challenges, problem solving, overcoming embarrassment, humor, the introvert perspective.   

Iggy's Creative Adventure Book

Iggy's Creative Adventure Book Cover

Learn and Play 

Kids can learn and play with Iggy’s full-color adventure book. Full of puzzles, games, facts and fun, kids will learn about the differences between introverts and extroverts. They’ll also learn interesting facts about their favorite Iggy characters, sea creatures and more! Includes: Personalization pages, “Thank you note” activity (for you!), coloring and drawing pages, fact pages (for adults to read with children), introvert/extrovert quizzes, number games, matching, word search and more!  

Come Be Wild With Me

Come Be Wild With Me Book Cover

Won't you come along? 

In a world driven by devices, this beautiful story invites all to reconnect with nature and each other.    This lyrical story follows a mother and child into the woods. Away from life and all its distractions, they find adventure, fun and healing. The extraordinary illustrations document their physical transformation as they get closer to nature, and the words inspire all to step outdoors.

What If...

What If Imagine the Possibilities Book Cover

Imagine the possibilities... 

This colorful book uses whimsical illustrations to help young children imagine all kinds of exciting possibilities such as "What if people could make rainbows or fly like birds?" or "What if no one got sick and everyone was healthy?". Then, in a touching twist, it asks them to make it happen-they are the future and they can make it beautiful. A truly extraordinary story, it will delight and inspire children and adults alike.   Great for pre-school and kindergarten age children.   

About Author Kristen Maxwell

Kristen Maxwell creates delightful books for children. No matter the topic, she aims to help develop healthy mindsets early, equipping children for success in the real world.