The Adventures of Onyx


'The Adventures of Onyx' is a children's book series about a black lab who joins the United States Coast Guard.  Join Onyx on her adventures around the Great Lakes and learn about the different aspects of the Coast Guard.  Written by Tyler Benson and illustrated by David Geister.  Book 8 in the series will be released fall 2016.

Rosie the Response Boat


"Rosie the Response Boat" is a board book for young children ages 0-4.  Rosie not only teaches children about Coast Guard boats, but also the importance of friendship and working together.  Written by Kristy & Tyler Benson and illustrated by Steve Mark.


Onyx's Newest Adventure... November 2016


 The Saginaw River Ice Rescuers

Hogan and Onyx are training at the Coast Guard's National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, when their instructor receives an urgent call about a snowmobiler who has fallen through the ice.  There is no time to waste, and Hogan, Onyx, and the rest of the trainees must get to work right away.  When the Coasties reach the man in distress, it is clear he is suffering from hypothermia.  The team must act quickly.  But the spring ice is too thin, and when Hogan tries to reach the man, the ice beneath him gives way.  The ice is too weak to support Hogan or any of the other Coasties, except for one-Onyx the miracle dog!