Blue Jay Press


Like the blue jay, at Blue Jay Press we are curious, intelligent and fearless. We want to tell stories that need to be heard and we want to attract attention with our taste for all things impeccable.

Independent Publishing House,
Toronto, Canada and London, UK

We are excited to announce our first publication. A children's picture book about plastic pollution, A Cry for the Ocean.

Available in soft or hardcover.

"This book is an important reminder that children are our future, and the need for empathy and empowerment is crucial for positive environmental change."

Rose Tavelli - Children's screenwriter


A girl named Sukara is at the beach and discovers a mermaid who is upset about the damage that plastic is wreaking on her home. She is distraught and crying. Then, to her horror, the mermaid discovers that even her tears are plastic. She shows Sukara what is happening in the ocean because of plastic pollution. Sukara starts crying, and they discover something magical about humans that can save the oceans. Sukara embarks on a quest to share what she knows.


Recently, the sad situation in the oceans has become much more publicized, and some momentum is gathering to prevent plastic from being produced and thrown away at the current rate. 

The hope is this book will help to increase awareness of the plight of the ocean, and create more hope that we have it within ourselves to repair the damage we have done.

Working with incredibly talented illustrator Tamara Piper, this is a beautiful picture book with colourful and touching illustrations. Accompanying the book is a collection of teaching resources and activities for teachers and parents that is available on this website to download. 

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