Slated for a 2017 release, Della and Lila and the Treasure Adventure is a swashbuckling, adventure tale about our favorite river girls who set sail with some memorable (and friendly) Monongahela River pirates. The girls are determined to find the fabled buried treasure of General Braddock and George Washington. Of course, there will be exciting new adventures and many lessons learned along the way. We'll meet lots of new friends and run into (swim into) a few old friends as well.


Follow the girls and their pirate mates on a great river adventure. Stay tuned for exciting updates and news about our newest tale. 

Della and Lila and the Treasure Adventure 

Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid

"Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid" is the first in a series of children's picture books featuring stories told by Della (7 years old) and Lila (4 years old) Mitchell and arranged by their mom, Brianne. The book is illustrated by Sian Bowman. 

"Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid" explores the themes of nature, conservation, family, community service, and helping others. Throughout the text children are introduced to research patterns in the forms of charts, maps, and footnotes. Beginning concepts of biology, geography, and environmental science are also presented.

A beloved local landscape provides the backdrop for this story about two sisters, Della and Lila, who befriend a mermaid in trouble. As the increasing mistreatment of the Monongahela River persists, Marina the Mermaid turns to two little girls, Della and Lila, to help her save her home.

Della and Lila rally their family and friends and form a summer-long campaign to raise awareness about pollution and ecological damages in the Monongahela River. The girls and their friends work very hard to try and save Marina's home. But, will they be able to do it?

​Find out what happens when Della and Lila work together with their family, friends, and community to help save our river. 


​​Della and Lila Book Series