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Pear Press is a small publisher of big books.

We believe books are still important in the 21st century. We strive to combine the best of old-world publishing and new-world media. Our mission is to maximize the reach of our content around the world.

Our Books

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Brain Rules

12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

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Brain Rules for Baby

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

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Brain Rules for Aging Well

10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

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Zero to Five

70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)

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Modernist Cuisine

The Art and Science of Cooking

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The Decision Maker

Unlock the Potential of Everyone in Your Organization, One Decision at a Time

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Joy at Work

A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job

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Europe on a Budget

Real Stories from Backpacking Around Europe and Studying Abroad that You Won’t Find in Any Guidebook

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  • Brain Rules

    "Dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom…a writing style that makes words leap off the page."


  • Brain Rules for Baby

    "Dr. Medina hits the nail on the head with 'Brain Rules for Baby.' We are always looking for ways to make our kids smarter, better, happier. Medina gives such practical, usable advice and tips."

    Nina L. Shapiro, MD
    UCLA School of Medicine

  • Zero to Five

    "The coolest—and easiest—book for new parents."

Our Authors

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John Medina

Brain Rules & Brain Rules for Baby

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.

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Tracy Cutchlow

Zero to Five

Tracy Cutchlow is the editor of the bestselling books Brain Rules for Baby and Brain Rules. As a journalist, she has worked for MSN Money and the Seattle Times. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.

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Dennis Bakke

The Decision Maker & Joy at Work

Dennis Bakke is the co-founder of Imagine Schools. Bakke previously co-founded and served as the president and CEO of AES, a Fortune 200 global power company. He lives with his wife in Arlington, VA.

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Pear Press books are distributed by Perseus Books Group.