Watch The Grouchies book trailer.

  •  iParenting Media Award
  • Mom's Choice Award for Children's Picture Books (Gold)
  • SLJ, NoveList Remarkable Reads

     Swimming with the Snappers makes Sergio feel BIG, BRAVE, and BOLD.


     But sometimes the Snappers' idea of fun gives Sergio "squishy" feelings. He doesn't like it when they start picking on a minnow named Gil...but it's hard to stand up to your friends!


     Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Julia Martin Burch, PhD, on bullying, friendship, fitting in, and ways to discuss these issues with your child.

Big, Brave, Bold, Sergio

Book Signing March 2018

One of "Miss Debbie's" Favorite Storytime Guests

Children's Book Author 

The Grouchies

Big, Brave, Bold Sergio by Debbie Wagenbach

Magination Press, 2009

Big, Brave, Bold, Sergio

Book Signing March 2018 

The Grouchies as read on YouTube

by Sandra Lubian

Big, Brave, Bold Sergio

Magination Press -- 2018

Big, Brave, Bold, Sergio

Book Signing March 2018

Enjoy Grouch-Fest at Burlington By The Book.

       What can you do when the grouchies take hold? How can you keep a bad mood at bay?​
       With funny rhymes and a silly chant, The Grouchies shows kids simple and fun ways to turn around grouchy moods. But most of all, kids will understand how their mood and negativity can affect their family and friends, and really get in the way of having a good day.
       An extensive Note to Parents further explains the child's experience and provides parents with easy-to-apply tips and tools for helping their kids when a grumpy day comes along.

Big, Brave, Bold, Sergio

Book Signing March 2018

Hear a teacher talk about The Grouchies.

The Grouchies as read on YouTube

by Mrs. V

Debbie Wagenbach

Children's book illustrator and mother reviews

The Grouchies.

Big, Brave, Bold, Sergio

read by Debbie Wagenbach