Amadou’s Zoo

Child of Galaxies

Written by: Blake Nuto Illustrated by: Charlotte Ager For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Mindfulness. Summary:  I knew I would love this book when the opening line is referencing my favorite quote from Carl Sagan! Child of Galaxies is breathtakingly gorgeous in its lyrical wording and brilliantly designed artwork. Speaking directly to…

Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down [released 5/19]

Written by: Kate Dopirak Illustrated by: Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Learning, Kids Outdoors, Observation, Nature.  Summary:  This is a really adorable book that follows a child who always does everything quickly, because there is always a reason to hurry up.  Hurry out of the house, hurry around the classroom, hurry…

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 share books that focus on social-emotional learning and development, and coping…

Treasure

Written by: Mireille Messier Illustrated by: Irene Luxbacher For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, Siblings, Growing Up, Nature, Natural World, Appreciation, Lived Experiences. Summary:  This book is adorable! The tale starts with two siblings taking a walk through the woods near their home, looking for a treasure.  There are few words in the book, but they are all…

Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Rashmi Bismark!

Hello everyone!  It’s been such a long time since we had someone to feature for Sound Off Saturday, and we are thrilled for our return post to be author Rashmi Bismark.  You might have heard of Rashmi before when we were part of the cover reveal team for the latest Bharat Babies book, Finding Om!…

Under the bodhi tree, a Story of the Buddha

Written by: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Kailey Whitman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Buddhism, Historical Figure, Historical Fiction, Spirituality, Nature, Mindfulness. Summary: In lyrical and flowing language, this book tells the story of a prince named Siddhartha.  He was born in India, and had a natural curiosity about the world around him.  Siddhartha’s father may have tried to…

The Sleepy Pebble and Other Stories [released 10/15]

Written by: Professor Alice Gregory & Christy Kirkpatrick Illustrated by: Eleanor Hardiman For ages: any age Language: English Topics Covered: Sleep, Meditation, Mindfulness, Family, Bedtime Stories.  Summary: This book was sent to us by the publisher, Flying Eye Books, Nobrow in the UK, but all opinions are our own. This book is a collection of stories meant to help with a smooth bedtime…

ABC Mindful Me

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Mindfulness, Self-Expression, Meditation, Friendship, Yoga, Social Emotional Development. Summary: Much like Engel’s other books, this one introduces the intimidating topic of mindfulness in an approachable and easy to understand way for young children. Each letter in this oversized board book explores…

ABC Yoga

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Yoga. Summary: This book is a great way to introduce children to yoga by weaving a story into the poses.  By having a pose with a picture for each letter of the alphabet, children understand how their bodies should…