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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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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
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.
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
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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.
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!
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!
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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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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The Book Loving Bear is an easy-to-read children's book about the joy of reading and speaking up against bullying.
The story follows Bookie, a cute little bear that enjoys reading, who with the help of his mother and teacher overcomes being bullied for his love of books.
This book was created to help children understand that there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving books, to promote reading, and to teach little ones how to talk about their feelings and emotions.
The Book Loving Bear is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners
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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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!