If you have 12 books so far, these 5 books will help you to complete your collection
THE SUNBURNT POLAR BEAR
Helping children understand climate change and feel empowered to make a difference
Polar Bears are in trouble. The earth is getting too hot and Polar Bear moms are very worried about the warm weather. It is affecting their homes and their food supply and they are going to need our help. This climate change story gently introduces young readers to climate change and helps them feel like part of the solution.
It includes special educational pages outlining
- Climate change basics for young kids
- Top tips to help the polar bears thrive
- Step-by-step guide to writing a letter to politicians demanding change.
Even though you are a kid, you can stand out and make a difference. Change needs to happen now. - Gretha Thunberg
The truth is our planets alarm is now going off, and it's time to finally wake up and take action - Leonardo Di Caprio
ROLLING THUNDER FINDS HIS HERD
Reducing kids’ anxiety in new environments
In this delightful tale for ages three to eight, Rolling Thunder, a shiny black horse, faces the challenge of moving to a new herd. Things look gloomy until Gracie, a kind, motherly mare encourages him to be himself. See how he learns to trust his true nature and make new friends.
This beautifully illustrated book is crafted to reduce anxiety and encourage children to be themselves in new situations like changing schools or joining a new class. It teaches kids to drop their need for performance and simply be themselves.
The book ends with Rolling Thunder’s Friendly Questions, a playful activity page to help parents connect more deeply with their children about showing up as their real, authentic selves.
A rich story based on truth, authenticity, and relationship. Rolling Thunder captures the essence of each horse as well as the energy of the herd, softness, and acceptance, giving us the chance to learn about ourselves.
Prof. Duey Freeman, MA LPC, Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies
Our new favorite book in this series! Being comfortable in your own skin (and soul) is one of the most liberating lessons a child can receive. - Akira Chan and Renee Airya Co-founders of Little Humans by Mindvalley
The story of Rolling Thunder beautifully captures the heart and imagination of children and adults and provides a unique and applicable reference for new social situations and interactions.
John and Bernadette Spillane, Happy Dog Ranch Foundation, Inc
ELLIE JUMPS A MILE
Teaching kids to recognize fear and calm themselves
This charming story for ages three to eight features our beloved Ellie the Elephant, known for her gentleness. Ellie faces her fears when frightened for the very first time. Things look scary until her friends Cheetah, Monkey, and Snail share their experiences and Dragonfly-Fairy helps them all understand the power of calming themselves.
This beautifully illustrated book is designed to encourage children to pause when feeling afraid. It teaches kids to slow down, take a deep belly breath, and focus on what is around them.
The book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation™ and ends with Ellie’s S.T.A.R. Breathing, an activity page that helps families practice calming and self-regulation skills so they can recognize fear and calm themselves.
Ellie helps children see that all of us—even the biggest, toughest creatures—sometimes feel afraid. She guides children in understanding fear a bit better, and then she and the Dragonfly-Fairy model deep breathing exercises so children are more prepared to calm themselves the next time they encounter a big feeling like fear.
As a lifelong educator and expert in social-emotional learning, I’m absolutely thrilled that Conscious Discipline’s S.T.A.R. breathing is a part of Andrew’s inspiring children’s literature.
Dr Becky Bailey. Founder, Conscious Discipline
THE DAD WHO DIDN'T KNOW Encouraging children (and Dad's) to accept help from others
This beautifully conceived bedtime story tells the tale of Dad as he winds himself up in knots thinking that he should know everything! Learn how his loving family helps him find peace. Lovingly and humorously illustrated, this book is for a slightly older age group of 7 - 10. This book will help children tap into their Inside World and to understand that they need not have the answer to every question in order to be peaceful.
The book ends with a reflective exercise called Sail the Seas of Knowledge, where children can explore the types of questions with which they are presented daily. This is a deeply liberating story that you can lean on in the moments when you don't know, (but think you should!)
THE LAUGHING WITCH Teaching children about sacred space and honoring nature
This lovingly crafted bedtime story for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of The Laughing Witch as she prepares her pot with the fruits of the forest she loves. Learn how she lives hand-in-hand with all of nature and how she creates sacred space to honor those she loves and cares for. This book will help children to become aware of and appreciate, honor and bless their connection to the natural world around them.
The book ends with The Bedtime Bubble spell, a short exercise to help children to create a safe and loving atmosphere in which to fall asleep.
"A delightful reminder of the beauty of nature"
The Animal Communicator
"The energy of Andrew's storytelling Makes me go to that magical place in which anything is possible"
Susan Enderle -'totally rocking aunt!'