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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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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.
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
The Earth was a shining example of kindness and inclusion – until it wasn’t.
It all started with whispers…
In Super SEL the best-laid plans do not always stay the course. Earth had been an example to all the other worlds. People of all ages were caring, loving, and helpful.
However, the whispers caused doubt and disruption. Everything changed.
Was there any hope for the future? Could the people of Earth learn how to control their emotions?
Sela, a special young girl who understood her assignment.
If you’re looking for a gentle way to introduce the basics of social-emotional learning, such as:
Super SEL is a unique, entertaining choice that children will enjoy.
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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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!
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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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!
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
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.
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.
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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.
Mantras are golden!
Increase your child's positivity, creativity, gratitude, and happiness with this interactive, entertaining book.
Seamus is an enthusiastic little Irish friend who not only teaches children about mindful mantras that reinforce values and virtues, but also helpsthem to express their feelings and emotions in a thoughtful way.
This charming, imaginative, and easy to read picture book promotes positive self talk, which is important for improving and maintaining strong mental development and self esteem. It is also great for bonding with mom, dad and grandparents too.
After reading Seamus and the Pot of Mantras your children will incorporate the mantra "I am thankful" into their daily life and you will notice an increase in their positivity, creativity, gratitude, mood, mindfulness, and overall happiness.
It will sit nicely on your bookshelf alongside other Mindful Mantras and St Patrick's Day Books, like the work of Adam Wallace (How to Catch a Leprechaun), James Dean (The Great Leprechaun Chase) Natasha Wing (The Night Before St. Patrick's Day) and Laurie Wright (I can Handle It ).
Your child will definitely cherish this book as he/she grows older.
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