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About Sonica Ellis
Sonica Ellis was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in rural Manchester Parish, after which she immigrated to the United States, where she has lived since 2012.
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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We all want our children to be good readers.
Santa wants Jingles to help read the Christmas list, but Jingles doesn't know how to read yet. Jingles isn’t feeling confident about it and could use your help practicing sounding out the letters and getting the Christmas magic flowing through him once more.
This cute children's picture book story will help your child overcome reading fears and discover the magic of reading.
Let’s show children how magical reading is and teach them that every expert was once a beginner, perseverance is the key to success and practice makes perfect.
The Elf Who Couldn’t Read is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners
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They will have fresh supplies, make new friends, and gain more knowledge.
But sometimes, nerves might get in the way. That’s when the help of a savvy teacher makes all the difference!
Ms. Garcia knew that self-confidence was an essential tool for school success.
She greeted her students with a mirror.
As each student took a moment to reflect on themselves, they couldn’t help but see positive attributes staring back at them.
“I Am” helps children recognize the importance of positive self-talk and affirmations while also laying the foundation
for respect and kindness toward their teachers and classmates.
This book is perfect for calming the back-to-school jitters that students might face.
Mean beans are pretty rare.
Most beans, especially in the town of Beansville, are warm, tender, and kind. But Little Lyla wasn’t.
Lyla’s angry emotions would often boil over! At home, Lyla picked on her little sister.
Then she’d misbehave at school and snap at her classmates.
But, why? Could Lyla be jealous?
When Lyla finally asks her mom a tough question, she gets a lesson in the abundance of love.
In The Mean Bean, children learn it’s okay to ask questions and share their big feelings when another child joins the family. Talking and sharing are the best ways to sort things out!
A simple yet powerful read for children ages 3 to 8
Going to kindergarten is exciting but it can also be stressful for young children.
This easy to read and beautifully illustrated rhyming children’s book is the story of a sweet and adorable little duck named Max.
Max just graduated preschool and he’s having a hard time leaving his preschool teachers, friends, and all that he knows behind.
Follow him as he says his goodbyes, centers himself and looks forward to starting something new - being a Kindergartener!
Going to kindergarten is huge milestone for kids and should be celebrated.
The goal of this book is to help children overcome the anxiety, jitters, and worries of starting kindergarten, and instead get them excited about a new experience and being a part of something fun and exciting.
Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, early and emerging young readers, parents and teachers.
Great for children ages 3-5
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It’s never too early to teach children about self-love and acceptance.
The Little Gray Digger is an easy to read children’s book about self-love, inclusion, friendship and diversity that teaches your little ones that it is OK be different, and to embrace what makes them unique and special.
The story follows Scoop, a little gray digger in Builderville, as he struggles to love and accept himself in a town where everyone else is yellow and he is as gray as a stormy sky.
Scoop feels as if he does not belong until he meets a special friend who teaches him that there is power in being different and that true friends will always accept him for who he is.
The Little Gray Digger is perfect vehicle for parents, teachers, and counselors to teach toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children not only to love themselves but also the positive value of accepting others who may be different.
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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An easy to read Halloween themed friendship book for kids
The Witch’s Cat is a touching children’s book about the power of friendship and how the smallest drop of confidence can inspire and motivate others in tremendous ways.
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.
Aunt Glinda’s Famous Friendship Spell!
An eye of newt and a dash of rye
The lace of a boot and a mother’s sigh
Bat whisker cake and ghost dust pie
Friends you shall make. Be true when you try.
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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that Mr. Turtellini, their neighbor, will be spending the holiday alone. Duck and Frog want to
help. They decide to invite Mr. Turtellini and their other neighborhood friends to their
Will Duck and Frog’s kindness make this the best Fourth of July yet?
The goal of this book is to teach kids that being thankful is more than just being grateful for you have, but also showing others your appreciation. This helps to build self-esteem and confidence, and makes
you a positive and uplifting person.
After all, gratitude is the best attitude, and there is always something to be thankful for.
Taylor The Thankful Turkey is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten age groups.
How do you get to be a princess?
Little Sophia wants to find out, so she can be just like her friend.
Determined, she sets off to make it happen. But what does being a princess really mean?
With wise advice from her Gramma ringing in her ears, Sophia learns to stay true to her values, treat others with fairness and to find ways to make the world a better place.
Will standing tall and using good manners make Sophia a real princess?
A perfect read for little ones to learn that they don’t need to be like others to be special!
Is bigger always better, or is it the little things that matter most?
It’s December, and the Christmas Tree Farm is ready for the flurry of families that will come in search of their “perfect” holiday tree. The trees, all huddled together, chitchat and dream about being stunningly decorated with a mound of presents at their feet. As the bigger trees leave for their new destinations one by one, Little Tree is so excited to meet his family, too.
In this holiday story about kindness and hope, magical Christmas dreams do come true – but not always as one might expect.
The Little Red Pickup Truck is an easy to read children’s book about kindness,
friendship and empathy.
This is a perfect vehicle for parents, teachers, and counselors to teach toddlers, preschool, and kindergartners that when you are kind to others, others will be kind to you.