Adventure, mystery, and wild creatures all play a part in Gloria Repp’s many books for children. She grew up in the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Northwest, and it was there she learned a love for wilderness that pervades her writing. Besides taking part in wilderness adventures, she has taught creative writing and worked as a children’s book editor.

These days, she’s exploring the beautiful forests of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and thinking about the next stories in her frog-fiction for young readers: the Tales of Friendship Bog.


Pibbin the Small

“This first book in the Friendship Bog Series offers a great family read . . . a fun and simple story that beautifully illustrates courage, friendship, and humility.” ~ Monique Bergmeier,


Pibbin, a tiny treefrog, is desperate to get help for his injured friend but the doctor lives far away. The other frogs tell him he’s too small to go. “You’ll run into snakes and that giant bullfrog,” they say. “Black Snapping Crabs might eat you.”

Book 1 in the Friendship Bog Series … An easy-to-read adventure for ages 5 and up.


The Story Shell

“An enjoyable read-aloud for my son. Since then, he’s picked it up several times to re-read himself. He enjoys the adventure of the story, and the suspense was just the right amount for his age.” … bookbabe


Gaffer’s story shell, the delight of Friendship Bog, has disappeared. Did someone steal it? Do those very large tracks belong to a thief? If only Leeper were here, that brave, strong frog would have a plan. But now it’s up to Pibbin, and he sets off to track down those tracks . . . alone.

Book 2 in the Friendship Bog Series…An easy-to-read adventure for ages 5 and up.


Gloria’s Cause:

Minority Group Literacy

I support John & Adreanna Waller, part of a literacy team working with the Guayabero tribe in Colombia, South America. They have spent decades with this minority group that is struggling to maintain its identity and gain the literacy skills it needs to prosper in the shadow of majority culture. The Wallers have translated the New Testament into Guayabero and created a Guayabero dictionary as well as teaching the tribespeople to read in their own language. They are presently working with local language helpers to translate the Old Testament.



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