CIPA member and author Sue Baer announced that her book, The Grumbly, Rumbly Thunder has signed with book distributor Partners West. It is available on Alibis, B&, and in some Barnes and Noble brick‐and‐mortar stores. Other independent book stores are carrying it as well.

Sue collaborated with illustrator John Squadra to create a fullcolor, hard‐bound 32‐page picture book, explaining in simple terms the basic science of thunder and lightning, and why thunder need not be scary. Most appropriate for children ages 2‐7, this story has been known to allay the fears of people of all ages who want to hide under their beds when thunder booms.