The Whatifs

Written & Illustrated by:  Emily Kilgore & Zoe Persico For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Mental Health Social Emotional Learning Anxiety Own Voices   Summary:  I have OCD and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I was officially diagnosed in college but these two facets of my personality have been around for as long as I…

Gustavo the Shy Ghost

Written & Illustrated by: Flavia Z. Drago For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Anxiety, Mexican Culture & Identity, Latinx, Day of the Dead, Friendship, Own Voices. Summary: Gustavo is a little ghost that yearns to make friends with the other monsters, but he’s too nervous. He tries unsuccessfully to work up…

Becoming Brianna [released 5/5]

Written & Illustrated¬†by:¬†Terri Libenson¬† For ages:¬†8-12 years Language:¬†English, some Hebrew.¬† Topics Covered:¬†Jewish Culture, Judaism, Bat Mitzvah, Growing Up, Friendship, Anxiety, Bravery, Family, Single-Parent Families, Divorced Parents, Financial Strain, Own Voices.¬† Summary:¬† Brianna is about to have her bat mitzvah, and she can’t quite seem to remember why she let her mom guilt her into it….

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…

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 That Feeling when he has to participate in running races, at…