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Publisher of Books Prepares Children for School

Meet Stacey Kannenberg, CEO of Cedar Valley Publishing in Fredonia, WI

Stacey Kannenberg is an author, publisher, speaker, motivator, consultant, blogger, keynote, spokesperson and Mom CEO.  As the “Ready to Learn Mom”, Stacey is a nationally renowned education expert and award-winning author, with an expertise in children’s education and “Mom entrepreneurial ship.”  Mrs. Kannenberg is the Founder and CEO of two publishing companies:  Cedar Valley Publishing and Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited, an imprint of Cedar Valley Publishing. 

Stacey is the co-author of the award-winning and state approved, Let’s Get Ready Series with Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!   Stacey just released the highly anticipated Spanish/English Bilingual Edition of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!  iA Prepararse Para Kindergarten!  Her books are truly making a difference with parents, kids, educators and schools! 

Stacey is proud that her books have sold over 60,000 copies, are 100% made in America, are used inside over 400 school districts nationwide, have been reviewed by over 700 mom bloggers – and Cedar Valley Publishing was recently voted as a top 50 Children’s Publisher for 2009!  Cedar Valley Publishing donates 10% of all book sales back to literacy foundations and schools!

 Stacey is the publisher of two books by Syndicated Columnist and National Radio Host/Personality, Jodie Lynn.  Jodie’s titles are Syndication Secrets and Mom CEO (Chief Everything Officer) Having, Doing, and Surviving It All! Stacey is also the publisher of the soon to be released books by Barb Rockaway:  Mommy, Where are You? and Daddy, Where are You? These books are to help a child deal with the death of a parent.  

To help support her publishing business, Stacey is also a Principal, Consultant and the Chief Connecting Officer for Mom Central Consulting, as well as the Vice President of Mother Talk, where she specializes in viral, grassroots and word-of-mouth marketing to brands, businesses, authors and publishers. She uses her 22+ years of expertise to help her clients reach their goals.  Mrs. Kannenberg is also a media favorite with her extensive television segments, magazine, newspapers and hundreds of radio interviews!  

Cedar Valley Publishing sells award-winning books, including Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!, Let’s Get Ready For First Grade! and a Spanish/English version of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!

The books that Cedar Valley Publishing sells to schools, families, book stores and libraries is the main business model of the company.

Stacey Kannenberg is first and foremost, Mom to Heidi, 10 and Megan, eight and wife to Michael and resides in Fredonia, WI.

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  1. Stacey is one of the most amazing women I’ve ever known (and I’ve known a lot since I’m no spring chicken). Not only is she a successful businesswoman, but she is the world’s best connector, somehow able to keep in her head, the hundreds (maybe thousands) of people she knows so that when opportunities to connect come along, she’s on it.

    Anyone self-publishing a book would do well to stay on her trail like a dog to learn the secrets of her success in an arena that has many aspirants and few real winners.

    Delighted you featured her this month.

  2. Stacey Kannenberg truly is the human connector. Not only does she bring her warm and winning personality to every interaction, she also publishes books that create a positive and lasting impact in children’s lives. Stacey is an inspiring woman. She’s a real mom, who’s devoted to her beautiful girls, yet finds time to help other authors shine and get noticed.

    You’ll never find anyone with a bigger heart or more commitment to children’s education. Bravo for featuring one of my favorite people.

  3. What a great post! Stacey is one of my most favorite people. She connects with people and shares her wealth of knowledge with so many. And she is one of the biggest cheerleaders of moms! Kuddos!

  4. Since I met Stacey six or seven years ago, I have constantly been inspired by her approach to business and to supporting families. As with the best entrepreneurs, she has a finger on the pulse of her customers, because she is what they are, and she spreads her positive, effective message well. I am honored to know her and be considered an associate.

  5. Stacey has a weekly talk show called “Get Ready To Learn Mom” on my station She is an amazing person and a wonderful talk show host. You could not have picked a better business woman to feature.

  6. Yay for Stacey! She is an advisor, a connector, a brilliant publisher, and a very smart business person!

  7. Josephine Geraci says:

    From one mom to another mom, I was online researching and trying to find a book that would help me help my son get ready for kindergarten. I came accross Stacey Kannenberg’s book, Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten and I’ve been hooked ever since. I buy Stacey’s books for my kids–even my three year old loves the Kindergarten book! I buy them for my nieces, nephews, neighbors and with three children (7,5 & 3) I have at least two birthday parties a week! I purchased 10 of Tracey’s books, wrapped them ahead of time and now there is no more stress trying to find the perfect gift for these young children ages 3-6. The kids love them and the parents are so grateful for a thoughtful and useful gift. Stacey is an inspiration to all.

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  9. Louise Masin Sattler says:

    I applaud you for spotlighting Stacey Kannenberg. As an School Psychologist, owner of an educational company and a contributor for – I love that Stacey has created books that are in tune with the developmental levels of preschool-first grade children. Her books cover the domains of learning necessary to enter and succeed on an academic level for young children by using a very engaging approach.

    Bravo to Stacy and Cedar Valley Publishing for giving schools and parents a book that shows excellence and what is RIGHT with education today!

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