Upcoming Events

Get your copy from Bay Books in Coronado in October and get a Halloween favor for the kids!

Alexandria Farmers Market
Every Saturday
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Patricia Palermino’s booth

Press Releases

New Children’s Book, Oz, Dog of the Del, Features Fearless Dachshund


Coming Soon.

Press Coverage

“Coronado, San Diego, Dachshunds, Girls, Summer Vacation”

The Children’s Book Review


“A hound at Hotel Del Coronado share history with a little girl in: OZ, DOG OF THE DEL”



“New Children’s Book Brings Coronado History to Life”


What People Are Saying

“Children ages 4 and up, along with adults that feel a strong connection to Coronado, are likely to be swept up in the serene playfulness of this charming picture book that flows as nicely as a warm summer breeze.”

The Children’s Book Review

Oz, Dog of the Del, is a sweet little kids’ story with special appeal for dog lovers and fans of California history alike.”


Oz, Dog of the Del is a delight for readers young and young at heart! Oz beckons me back to my childhood in California and all the fun and special memories I have of visiting The Del and Coronado Island. Kiland weaves a timeless story that will become a favorite for every family who experience Oz’s amazing adventure!”

R. Kirkorian, PhD
Preschool Director/Child Psychologist, Alexandria, Virginia

“Taylor Kiland and Pat Palermino have unlocked the secret of what kids like. A dog, a girl, a journey — whatever it is about Oz, Dog of the Del this gorgeously colorful book rocketed straight to the top of the most-requested list as soon as it came into our home; it’s a rare bedtime that my two-year-old doesn’t demand multiple readings of this charming tale in rhyme.”

Amy Argetsinger, mother of two year-old Eliza
Washington, DC

“My two-year oldĀ loves Oz, Dog of the Del and gets very excited to see what Oz is doing on each page. The text and the pictures are very engaging, and the book is a popular item in our bedtime reading rotation!”

Chris P-T, mother of two-year-old boy
Washington, DC