Helping children to overcome self-doubt and insecurity
These books are a great resource for helping children to learn about self-worth. They teach children about purpose, authenticity, gratitude, and integrity.
The core lessons emphasize the importance of believing in yourself, knowing your value and being true to yourself.
Each book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation, four simple breaths to settle in, calm and connect at story time.
The confident characters have heartfelt victories over relatable challenges, helping children to feel supported, inspired and empowered.
At the end of each story, you can explore activity pages designed to start conversations and deepen the core lesson at the end of the day.
The books and their core lessons are:
The book ends with The Goodness Stretch, a set of questions to help young listeners and readers to relax their bodies, emulate the qualities of a tree, and to stand in their own goodness.
This charming story for ages 3 to 8 follows the adventures of our hero, Alchemy the unicorn, as she searches for her own special kind of magic. Alchemy’s quest takes her from high in the stars to the oceans and forests of Earth. Just when she’s about to lose hope, Alchemy meets a little girl who helps her find magic where she least expects it.
Luminously illustrated, this story reminds us that we can each find a special kind of magic inside us by just being ourselves.
This book includes Alchemy’s Magical Steps, a playful activity to meet your own personal unicorn, that will help parents and children practice connecting with their inner magic.
"This book adds magic to the soul of each lucky child who reads it, lovingly supporting them to find their own unique gifts."
Sarah R. Moore
Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting
"We all have special unicorn magic inside of us. We just need to open our hearts and love ourselves enough to see it. Designed for children but with teachings for us all!"
THE GREAT LOVE OF ROSE AND THORN
Helping children embrace vulnerability and strength as part of their wholeness
Did you know that there was once a time when roses had no thorns, and thorns had no roses? Then Rose met Thorn. This charming fairy tale follows our heroes, Rose and Thorn, as they discover that, despite their differences, something magical happens when their opposite qualities of softness and strength join together. Theirs is perhaps the greatest love story of all time.
Beautifully illustrated, this book, which is part of the Conscious Bedtime Stories™ collection, is perfect for parents seeking conscious parenting tools. The Great Love Of Rose And Thorn will help children learn that their uniqueness could be the perfect partnership for another. It ends with Rose & Thorn’s Wholeness Exercise, a brain balancing technique that harmonizes oppositional feelings and creates wholeness.
“This book is so beautiful!!! It brings the concept of balance to life in a developmentally meaningful way, offering a glimpse of wholeness and true potential.”
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. R. Psych. & Author
“This sweet story offers a pure example of how vital it is to integrate all aspects of self into wholeness for the evolution of our consciousness.” Leyla N. Creator of Being LUCA
THE ELEPHANT WHO TRIED TO TIPTOE
Reminding children to love the body they have
Book of the Year 2018 by Creative Child Magazine.
This rhyming bedtime story for ages 3 to 8 follows the adventures of Ellie as she falls in and out of love with herself. This tale reminds children to be their true self and to love the body they have. The book ends with Ellie’s Bedtime Body Scan, a progressive relaxation exercise to help children relax, to love and appreciate their own bodies and to fall gently to sleep.
There is something about Ellie that people just fall in love with. She stretches across age groups, delighting the readers.
"We love this book. The story and the artwork both brings a smile and teaches a lesson; it accomplishes this for us and our son. For decades, there has been research on the importance of teaching emotional intelligence to children as early as possible. As new parents, we wondered how to do this and instill values such as openness, mindfulness, and acceptance (of yourself and of others). Andrew Newman's book series accomplishes this beautifully wrapped in delightful artwork and wonderful stories with a lesson." RichM, Parent.
THE FORGETFUL ELEPHANT
Helping children return to their true selves when they forget who they are
This charming and heartwarming rhyming bedtime story tells the tale of Ellie, an elephant who forgets and remembers her own true and perfect nature.
Will Ellie discover her deepest happiness inside? Lovingly and humorously illustrated, this book is the second story featuring Ellie. This book will help children to find inner happiness when they forget how to do so.
The book ends with The Supercool Sleepmaker, an exercise to help children relax into sleep while recognizing their own unique perfection.
"I found Andrew's books to be deep and meaningful, light and refreshing. I hugely recommend them to parents, educators and anyone who connects with children"