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Book Review: When Miles Got Mad

 Author: Sam Kurtzman-CounterInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpAbout This Book: When his little brother breaks his favorite toy, Miles gets MAD. As his anger swells, he catches sight of himself in the mirror -- but instead of his own reflection,...
by Books That Heal Kids on Nov 14, 2016

Book Review: Jack's Worry

Author/Illustrator: Sam ZuppardiInterest Level: Ages 5 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: A touching and reassuring story about the jitters associated with first experiences — and the satisfaction that comes with conquering your fears. Jack love...
by Books That Heal Kids on May 9, 2016

Book Review: Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Author: Deborah SosinIllustrator: Sara WoolleyInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpAbout This Book: Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise — her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the w...
by Books That Heal Kids on May 3, 2016

Book Review: Good Morning Yoga - a pose-by-pose wake up story

Author: Mariam GatesIllustrator: Sarah Jane HinderInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: Calm and awake, "I can do this!" is all I need to say. A deep breath in, a long breath out - I am ready for the day! This "wake up" story is so much...
by Books That Heal Kids on Mar 31, 2016

Book Review: Angry Octopus - A Relaxation Story

Author: Lori LiteIllustrator: Max StasuykInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: Children love to unwind and relax with this fun exercise known as muscular relaxation. Children will be able to relate to the angry octopus in this story as t...
by Books That Heal Kids on Jan 11, 2016

Book Review: Sam's Pet Temper

Author: Sangeeta BhardraIllustrator: Marion ArbonaInterest Level: Ages 3 and UpFree Activity Page Click HEREFrom the Book Jacket: Sam has a new pet. It's a TEMPER, and he found it on the playground. At first, the Temper is great company. Bu...
by Books That Heal Kids on Nov 2, 2014

Book Review: Moody Cow Meditates

Author/Illustrator: Kerry Lee MacLeanInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: It all started one stupid, rotten day when everything went wrong…Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he los...
by Books That Heal Kids on Sep 19, 2014

FAV QUOTE FRIDAY: Soothe Your Soul With These Good Thoughts For Inner Peace and Serenity

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." ~Alice Walker  "Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." ~Brian Tracy In every walk with nature, one receives far more th...
by Eco-Style Life Beau Monde on Jul 19, 2014

LIFESTYLE: This Is The Year Of Mindful Living (Or Revival Of Ancient Practices) via Huff Post

 Zen Shui - Meditation Class (Sigrid Olsson via Getty Images) There's been a growing interest in what's being called 'mindfulness' over the past decade; the cultivation of a focused awareness on the present moment. Mindful living  and mind...
by Eco-Style Life Beau Monde on May 18, 2014

Book Review: The Grouchies

 Author: Debbie WagenbachIllustrator: Steve MackInterest Level: Ages 4 and UpFrom the Book Jacket: Lots of things make kids grouchy. Their sister plays with a favorite toy. They can't finish a puzzle. Or they're just in a bad mood. So what can c...
by Books That Heal Kids on Dec 16, 2013

Book Review: Crankenstein

Author: Samantha BergerIllustrator: Dan SantatInterest Level: Ages 4 and Up     Book Description: BEWARE OF CRANKENSTEIN! Who is Crankenstein? HE IS A MONSTER OF GRUMPINESS THAT NO ONE CAN DESTROY! MEHHRRRR!!! HE'S ALIVE!He m...
by Books That Heal Kids on Aug 27, 2013

Book Review: Peace, Baby

Author: Linda AshmanIllustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Interest Level: Grades K-2From the Book Jacket: When you want to push and shout, hoot and holler, punch or pout, breathe in slowly. Let it out....Say: Peace, baby!Friends grab toys. Siblings don't...
by Books That Heal Kids on Apr 23, 2013

Book Review: Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story

Author: Gail SilverIllustrated by Christiane KromerInterest Level: Ages 4-9From the Book Jacket: Anh looked at his Anger. He hadn't seen him for awhile. "Why were you wearing all that stuff?" Anh asked. "I almost didn't recognize you." "I was trying...
by Books That Heal Kids on May 24, 2012


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