Gentle Giraffe Press

Building strong foundations for a lifelong love of learning


We are Gentle Giraffe Press, an educational publisher and creative content provider. Our mission is to give children fun foundations and build their confidence through a love of learning. We believe the more they know, the further they'll go.

Author Readings and Workshops


Invite author and illustrator Corkey Hay DeSimone to your school or group to read her books and host a workshop.


Corkey Hay DeSimone offers a limited number of readings/workshops to schools and groups each year.

Click here to see her signing schedule and to learn more.

Books and eBooks
Custom Books and Maps
Gentle Giraffe Press creates and publishes custom books, maps, ebooks and print publications for museums, non-profits and groups. Learn more

Children's Books Consulting

We provide turn-key consulting for groups and individuals wishing to publish a children's book or ebook. Read more

Books by Corkey Hay DeSimone
Corkey Hay DeSimone has written and illustrated 25 children's books.Click here to see her titles.

Content Development
What is your mission? How can you prepare the next generation to carry on the work that you've begun?

We look at your overall mission and develop everything from lesson plans and teacher materials, WebQuests, websites and webpages, social media and blogs, games and scavenger hunts, custom books and publications, community outreach and full campaigns.

We create custom solutions. Contact us for a complimentary needs assessment and to learn all about the services we provide.
Educational Campaigns
What would you like to teach your youngest members or audience?

We develop and implement education and awareness campaigns for non-profits and groups. We pride ourselves in offering turnkey campaigns that reach students and teachers, children and families.

To learn more about our work and what we offer click here.
Product Development

With twenty-plus years of experience, we design, source and manufacture products for museum gift shops, catalogs, educational campaigns, schools and non-profits.
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Website and App Development

We create websites, webpages and apps dedicated to educating children.

We develop custom creative content designed and written specifically for our clients.

Do you have a website or page dedicated to students, teachers and families?
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