Tag: fear

Grandad Mandela

Written by: Zazi, Ziwalene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrated by: Sean Qualls For ages: 4-10 years Language: English  Topics Covered:  Historical Figures, History, Activism, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, Social Change, Imprisonment, Black Culture & Identity, South Africa. Summary:  I am shocked that I haven’t shared this book on Instagram yet, I… Continue Reading “Grandad Mandela”

The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter

When You Need Wings

Written & Illustrated by: Lita Judge For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Fear, New Places, Anxiety, Growing Up, Mindfulness, Coping Strategies.  Summary:  In this uncertain time, we know fear is at an all-time high for a lot of folks.  We’ve been making an effort to… Continue Reading “When You Need Wings”

Kaia and the Bees

Written by: Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Growth, Fear, Lying, Beekeeping, Environmental Conservation, Family, Education, Emotional Regulation. Summary:  Kaia’s family has a pretty unique hobby, especially for living in an apartment building.  Her dad keeps bees!  He is very… Continue Reading “Kaia and the Bees”

Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Written & Illustrated by: Joe Todd-Stanton For ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Adventure, Girls Outdoors, Family, Strength, Fear, Social-Emotional Growth.   Summary: This is the tale of Marcy, daughter of Arthur from the first Brownstone’s book. Marcy is very afraid of the dark, and also very skeptical that… Continue Reading “Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx”

I Am Not A Number

Written by: Jenny Kay Depuis and Kathy Kacer Illustrated by: Gillian Newland For Ages: 7-11 years Language: English, some Ojibway. Topics Covered: Indigenous People, First Nations, Historical Figures, Residential Schools, Culture, Community. Summary: This book is an emotional look into the story of Irene… Continue Reading “I Am Not A Number”

Captain Starfish

Written by: Davina Bell Illustrated by: Allison Colpoys For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Anxiety, Fear, Courage. Summary:  This book is about a young boy named Alfie, who gets That Feeling when he has to do something new.  Alfie gets… Continue Reading “Captain Starfish”

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Written by: Maya Angelou Illustrated by: Jean-Michel Basquiat Edited by: Sara Jane Boyers For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Courage, Fear, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: This book is the poem of the same title by Maya Angelou, coupled with the profound paintings… Continue Reading “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me”

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