Bedtime Book of Texas Aggie Traditions Benefiting Orphan Care

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Texas A&M Alumni, Mark & Cimbrey Brannan have written a children's book entitled Goodnight Aggieland. The book is reminiscent of the children’s classic, Goodnight Moon, is full of colorful full-page illustrations, and authentically portrays beloved campus locations, classic Aggie gear and uniforms, and the time-honored traditions of Texas Aggies. The book was conceived during the adoption of their Ethiopian son, and a portion of proceeds goes towards orphan care.

Mark and Cimbrey Brannan are impressing Aggies across Texas with their beautifully written and illustrated children’s book entitled Goodnight Aggieland. Both Houston natives and former students of Texas A&M University, Mark and Cimbrey are passionate about conveying the traditions of Aggieland in charming format for children and all who wish to discover the magic of Texas Aggie traditions. Fans are moved by the book’s attention to detail and inspired by its poignant purpose.

When Mark and Cimbrey began the adoption of their future Aggie son, Zane, from Ethiopia, they searched in vain to find a children’s book that would help explain Texas A&M from the inside out. Teaching their son Texas Aggie culture, language, and traditions would be an important part of Zane’s integration into their family, and designing an appealing avenue for him to grow to love Texas A&M University was a must for the Brannans. With that dream in mind, Mark and Cimbrey created Goodnight Aggieland to explain to all children the place we all know as Aggieland.

Goodnight Aggieland is reminiscent of the children’s classic, Goodnight Moon. The book’s colorful full-page illustrations authentically portray beloved campus locations, classic Aggie gear and uniforms, and the time-honored traditions of Texas Aggies. Goodnight Aggieland serves as an inspirational bedtime storybook as well as coffee table conversation piece for any Ol’ Ag. From Fish Camp to Silver Taps, each tradition is celebrated in a rhythmic cadence that marches through Aggieland one page at a time.

Not only is reading Goodnight Aggieland a perfect way to treasure traditions of Texas A&M, but also purchasing the book supports children and families in need. In honor of their son, Zane, The Brannans have committed to giving 10% of their proceeds to Legacy 685 (, a non-profit organization that supports adoption, foster care, and orphan care around the world. The Brannans believe that opening homes and loving families to children orphaned by poverty, AIDS, and other tragedies is truly what Aggies are all about. The Brannans hope to develop a love for Aggies as readers flip through the pages of Goodnight Aggieland, and in doing so, they desire to also raise awareness and support for the plight of orphans around the globe.

To purchase or receive more information about Goodnight Aggieland, visit or email Mark and Cimbrey Brannan at goodnightaggieland(at)gmail(dot)com.

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