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About Sonica Ellis
Sonnie finds motivation and inspiration from memories of her childhood in rural Jamaica. Many of the colorful cast of characters in her village find their way into her stories.
When not writing you might find Sonnie reading (comics, fantasy, sci-fi, mythology and fiction in general; playing video games or spending time with her daughter, Jada-Lee and her family dog, GiGi.
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Have you ever been accused of something you did not do? How did it make you feel?
The animals of Brambles Farm live simple and happy lives, but even farm life has its mysteries.
Red Rooster, Barnyard Detective, and the Case of the Missing Egg is a farm animal mystery that begins when a frantic Henrietta Hen is convinced someone has stolen one of her eggs. She rushes to Red Rooster who immediately gets on the "case." After interviewing all possible witnesses, all suspicion points to Mr. Fox.
Did Mr. Fox steal Henrietta’s Egg?
Join Red Rooster as he uses his detective skills to solve this barnyard mystery.
The characters are quirky and lovable. The beautiful artwork and story are a creative vehicle to present a valuable message to young children.
Red Rooster, Barnyard Detective seeks to teach about the power of words, the dangers of jumping to conclusions, the unforeseen consequences of such actions, and the grace of contrition and forgiveness.
This farm animal book is perfect for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary age group.
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Are you looking for anxiety books for kids?
Jimmy the Jittery Jitterbug is an easy to read anxiety book for children.
Jimmy just can’t seem to stop jittering. He jitters in the morning. He jitters during the day. He even jitters at bedtime. Just watch what happens when it’s Jimmy’s turn to read aloud at school.
This beautifully illustrated children’s book will focus on common types of anxiety and phobias in children - separation anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias - and provide strategies and tools that help Jimmy to overcome his worries and fears.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. If unaddressed, anxiety can often lead to depression.
Lets teach our children about mental health and provide them with the right tools, attitude and growth mindset to keep them anxiety/worry free.
Jimmy the Jittering Jitterbug sits comfortably on your shelf with other anxiety relief for kid books such as What to Do When You Worry Too Much (Dawn Huebner), Breathe Like a Bear (Kira Willey), Coping Skills for Kids Workbook (Janine Halloran) and other books on parenting, separation anxiety books, and phobia workbooks
Do you believe in MERMAIDS?
Legend says that The River Mumma, a beautiful and enchanting mermaid, inhabits the rivers of Jamaica and that, like a mother with her children, she keeps watch over the many creatures dwelling in and around the rivers’ waters. As the legend goes, the River Mumma guards a hidden treasure left by Spanish pirates hundreds of years ago.
Fitzroy is a kind and warm-hearted Jamaican boy whose 14th birthday proves to be most unusual and memorable, as he encounters the River Mumma face to face!
If you like mermaid children’s books such as How to Catch a Mermaid, Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, Emily Windsnap, Three Little Mermaids, When We Believed in Mermaids, The Little Mermaid and other mermaid tales then you will love The River Mumma.
I think you will find it mer-mazing!
Before you can love others you must love yourself
Lana Llama when in a field full of unicorns, just be yourself.
Follow Lana's journey of self-discovery as she learns that there is more to her than what is in the mirror, and that she is unique, loved and beautiful just the way she is.
In the end, Lana learns to appreciate the magic within her and what she uniquely has to offer the world. This delightful, uplifting story will help your child develop strong self-esteem, self-love, self-appreciation and maintain a positive outlook on life.
Self Love Affirmations To Build Your Child’s Self- Esteem & Confidence
Self love can be something taken for granted. Positive self love affirmations are a keystone to a healthy, happy and successful life. This is why it is so important to practice positive self love affirmations and mindful mantras. Positive words are very important in building a child’s self-esteem and are vital for growth.
- Today, I choose me.
- Happiness flows from me
- I feel beautiful, I am beautiful
- I am grounded, peaceful, and centered
Even as adults we can struggle with our emotions and feelings, especially when the Hollywood, TV and social media emphasize physical appearance above character and kindness. Let’s equip our kids with the tools to process and talk about their feelings and emotions. Let’s help them be confident and teach them that they’re more than what they see in the mirror.
The best book for raising confident children
Lana the Llama aims to teach kids the importance of love and respect thereby building self esteem.
It will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside “I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful (Hopscotch Girls), The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown), Have You Filled a Bucket Today? (Carol McCloud), Dear Girl (Amy Krouse Rosenthal), and I Can Handle It. Lana Llama will encourage your children to love what they see in the mirror.
Lessons to take from this children’s picture book
Lana the Llama learns some important lessons from her new friend Ellie the Unicorn.
- Be Kind
- Be yourself
- Believe in yourself
- The power of words
- Don’t change who you are so people will like you. Just be yourself and let people get to know the real you.
If you like friendship books, children’s books about unicorns, llama books or even unicorn gifts for girls and boys, then this book will be perfect for
Keep your eyes open for a Lana the
Meet Blippy, a spunky little robot who keeps our universe safe and sound!
With short and sweet, rhymes Blippy the Robot engages the imagination of children and gently introduces them to the concepts of role models, teamwork, and consequences.
Out-of-this-world illustrations bring Blippy, the planets, and mischievous aliens to life.
Blippy says, “Take me to your reader.”
Enjoy this book today before the next rocket blasts away!
A cute story about kindness, empathy and love.
Kindness Rocks is a touching children's book about the power of kindness and how small things can inspire, motivate and uplift others in tremendous ways.
Little Clara enjoys painting cute messages on rocks and leaving them for people to read. One day a turtle feeling down and out passes by Clara's house. Upon seeing the messages on the rocks he is rejuvenated and rushes home to share the messages with his friends.
This is not your typical rock, mineral or stone picture book, but rather a heartwarming tale that seeks to teach children that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Kindness Rocks will sit perfectly on your shelf alongside rock painting and kindness books for children such as Be Kind, Scribble Stones, Kindness Starts With You -At School, and A Little Spot Of Kindness.
This easy to read kindness book for children is perfect for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary age group.( ages 2, 3,4, 5, 6, and 7)
Spreading kindness and positivity one painted rock at a time.
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Grandma's cuddles start with a hug and soon you're feeling safe and snug.
There are so many things this little mouse loves about his grandma, but what he loves most of all are his grandma’s cuddles.
Grandma’s Cuddles is a relatable illustrated children’s poem that depicts the special bond between a grandmother and her grandchild.
This sweet rhyming picture book is guaranteed to have grandma’s worldwide cuddling their grandkids as they read together.
Some Take Away from the Book
- Bonding with Grandma
- Easy to read (Beginner reader, preschoolers, kindergarteners- basic sight words)
- Rhyming and repetition
- Positive social interactions
- Cognitive development
- A great grandparent gift
Grandma Cuddles will sit perfectly along your shelf beside grandma books such as Grandma Loves You(Helen Foster James), How to Babysit a Grandma (Jean Reagan), Grandma Wishes(Julia Lobo), Letters to My Grandchild(Lea Redmond) and I Love You, Grandma (Jilliam Harker)
If Grandma is far away, buy two copies of the book and host a virtual read aloud over video chat!
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Do you have what it takes to be a Mindful Ninja?
Are you honest, kind, supportive, positive, helpful and loving?
Sylvie is about to graduate from the prestigious INSPIRE Academy, that’s if she can make it to the ceremony on time!
She has completed all of her training and is about to be declared a Mindful Ninja. Sylvie will now spend her time inspiring children to be kind and thoughtful, as well as boosting their self esteem and confidence. Together with her fellow graduates, she will promote among children a growth mindset, honesty, empathy, mindfulness, and kindness.
The Mindful Ninjas is a children’s comic book that aims to teach children that by sowing seeds of kindness and love they help others, and by helping others they in turn help themselves!
We should all strive to be Mindful Ninjas.
Little Pepper was no ordinary cat but the blackest cat you'd ever meet. Pepper finds it really hard to make friends. Is it because of how she looks - the black cat curse? Or is it because she's a witch's cat? Read along to find out more.
The Witch's Cat aspires to teach children the importance of being self confident.It encourages positive behavior, cognitive thinking, a growth mindset, empathy and positivity.
The Witch's Cat will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside Pete the Cat (James Dean), If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (Laura Numeroff), Room on the Broom (Julia Donaldson) and The Witches (Roald Dahl)
The Witch's Cat is a great self esteem building, friendship making book that's perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and beginner readers.
Don't be afraid to try something new.
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Your wings were ready, but my heart was not.
Olive’s Special Father’s Day is a heartfelt story of a cute little bear named Olive whose father has passed away.
Join Olive as she struggles with what to do when her class begins to make Father’s Day crafts and see what Olive’s teacher and classmates and mother do to help.
As a parent, you can’t protect a child from the pain of loss, but you can help him/her feel safe and by allowing and encouraging their child to express their feelings and emotions, you can help them build healthy coping skills that will serve them well in the future.
Every child grieve differently
Death is a common theme in cartoons and television, and some of your child’s friends may have already lost a loved one, but experiencing grief firsthand is a different and often confusing process for kids.
Olive's Special Father's Day goal is to helps children understand that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death and promotes positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. It’s good for kids to express whatever emotions they are feeling. Since many children aren’t able to express their emotions through words, we included a blank page for them to drawing pictures.
If you like books such as The Invisible String, The Memory Box, The Rabbit Listened, Dog Heaven, I Miss You, and The Fourteenth Goldfish then consider giving Olive’s Special Father’s Day a try!
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That's never been more true when home is Jamaica.
Experience the warmth of this beautiful Caribbean island, its diverse culture, and most of all its special people, within the pages of No Weh Nuh Better Than Yard. Prepare to laugh out loud as you discover all the unique characters and hidden gems that are in this sweet, easy to read short story.
Welcome to Waitabit, a small village in rural Jamaica. Get a glimpse of small town Caribbean life through the eyes (and mouth) of Mr. Winston Bugg, if not the town's most likeable, definitely the town's most well known resident.
No Weh Nuh better Than Yard showcases the valued themes that the grass is not always greener on the other side, but instead where you water it. Written in authentic Jamaican dialect (Patois) with footnotes to guide you only adds to the charm of the story and the realness of the characters.