Amen Kaur has created an emotion guide book to help our whole family deal with our feelings. The illustrations are expressive and relatable. My son, who loves to draw, spent a lot of time studying the feelings portrayed in the illustrations. Amen takes us through several types of feelings and scenarios that we all deal with on a daily bases. Readers of all ages can get a lot of great tips of how to work through emotions and feelings. I like that this book can be read all at once or perused in pieces as needed with the circumstances of the moment. Amen gently reminds us of our inner powers and abilities to find the tools and resources we need to be our best and our healthiest. I truly love this book and I hope you check it out. You can learn more about Amen Kaur, her book and her blog about Mindful Parenting on her website.
Kathleen Sheridan Russell has written a clever adventure about a silly bear that needs a little help to find his way back home. My son and I laughed at all the bright colorful illustrations and the crazy antics of this bear and his new found friends. My son and I had a talk about finding your way when you are lost and who you can ask for help. You can read the story and follow Walter's journey through real destinations in Whistler, British Columbia. The book has a heart warming feel and you can tell it was written and illustrated with love and care. Check out the website to learn more about the original story and information about this adorable book.
Jamie Lynn has written a very curious and silly tale about a strength competition in the jungle. Who will win? You will have to check out this book to find out. My son read this book to me and we had an interesting conversation about our personal strengths and strengths of other people we know. Taking the time to share the strengths we perceive and appreciate about each other was encouraging and uplifting. The illustrations are delightful and expressive, are created by Sakshi Mangal the same illustrator that did the art in Winston Winks and the other Winston books. To find out more about this book check out Jamie Lynn's website.
Here is a great summertime beach read for kids. The Tooth Fairy needs to help the Shark Tooth Fairy because there is work to be done and the Shark Tooth Fairy is not feeling well. Erica Morgan has written a very creative story that can prompt many conversation about helping others and aquatic creatures. The illustrations are bright and fun. There is a find the shark tooth game in the book on every page. This is a clever story that combines the worlds above and below water. Definitely a treasure of a book.
Layton Lavik has written this beautiful book about our planet Earth. When he found out he was going to be a father he wanted to share his love of nature, science and astronomy with his child. He wrote and developed a poetic story that is full of Earth facts while he was deep sea diving as a commercial diver. I can't think of being more immersed in your subject matter than that. I appreciate the respect and love he shows for the magic of our planet in his story in rhyme. The pages are filled will fun illustrations. Layton Lavik lives in Canada with his beautiful family. This is a book worth checking out! You can find out more about Layton Lavik on his website.
Sue Wambolt's second book in her Hollerbrook Farm series really is a shining star. Gabby the Goat gets in some crazy antics on the farm. Everyone is trying to figure her out. She definitely has her own way of doing things. I really liked this story that made me think about the discovery of our uniqueness and acceptance of the ones we love. You can find more about Gabby the Goat and Pete the Hungry Pig on Sue Wambolt's website.