Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket is the tale of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, far too much of their parents' attention. Filled with evocative watercolor illustrations, the book traces the impact on Daniel of his sister's illness and treatment in the context of his ongoing emotional and cognitive development. The author's unique background as professional artist, cancer survivor, and retired clinical child psychologist enriches both the story and the art. Grounded in sound knowledge of child and family psychology, Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket can help children become more comfortable sharing their feelings, enable family discussion about difficult health matters, model strategies for parents, and aid young siblings in becoming more empathic toward one another.
Sure to become a family classic, The Little White Light is about an inspiring, delightful and uplifting relationship that will comfort you just as it comforted Penny.
The little white light has a special charm about it when it blinks, as Penny discovers at night, in the morning and even during the day.
Children of all ages, as well as adults, will enjoy reading along with the help of the delightful and whimsical color illustrations. The Little White Light will become a memorable experience every time it is read for years to come.
Inspired by the lyrics to "Maralissa Lou" by popular children's entertainer, Eddie Coker, this is the story of Zim, a fifth grade boy who finds himself embraced by the popular kids in Miss Poppycock's class. Zim's life is happy-go-lucky until he is confronted with Maralissa Lou, a small boy with birthmarks on his face, who is eager to be Zim's friend. When Zim sees the reaction of his popular classmates to Maralissa, he lets himself and his good heart down for the first time in his life. He walks away, leaving Maralissa alone and asking, "Hey, why won't you play with me?"
This book features two kinds of hearts - your physical heart and your spiritual heart. It contrasts the choices we make that feed our spiritual heart with joy and peace with the choices we make that contribute to misery and internal conflict. It uses metaphor and alliteration to describe emotions in concrete terms that make it easy for children to visualize the immediate choice and the effects of those choices over time. Full colorful illustrations bring the comparisons to life!
World-renowned storyteller Joseph Bruchac retells this traditional story of love, loyalty, trust, and magic, which can be found in various forms among many of the indigenous nations of the northeast, both Iroquoian and Algonquin. Join him and award-winning illustrator Bill Farnsworth, as they recount this ancient and unique Abenaki tale of keeping a promise to one’s family and of the proper relationship of humans to the natural world.
The Magic Tree is a wonderful example for using a positive mental attitude & handling life challenges!!!
The Magic Tree – It’s a magical story of personal transformation through positive affirmations.
Magic, the little tree goes through a challenging time where everything that is familiar is beginning to change- from the way he looks, to his surroundings. He feels he is losing his identity, and when his friends are not there anymore to keep him company.
Magic also has to deal with loneliness, sadness, and confusion. The little tree tries his best to keep a positive mental attitude, despite all the challenges. His wise parents help him on this journey, they teach Magic valuable lessons on self-love, self-acceptance, gratitude, perseverance , and more.
You Are Loved serves as a beautiful reminder that children are nurtured by love. In this heartwarming story, a young girl is shown that love brought her into this world and that she is safe and deeply cared for by her family and her community.
Cynthia James is an award winning author of inspirational books and a sought after international speaker. She has created workshops and retreats for youth for over twenty years. In this, Cynthia's first children's book, she shares her belief that every person is unique and powerful and supported by a loving universe. Cynthia lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband.