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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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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.
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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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.
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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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 Witch and the Anxious Broomstick is an easy to read children's book about being anxious, overcoming worry, and developing a growth mindset towards trying new things. The goal of this book is to help children realize that everyone gets anxious from time to time and it's nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Just remember to take big breaths and center yourself, but most importantly to go at your own pace.
I really hope you enjoy this story. Please leave me a review and let me know your thoughts.
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
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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!
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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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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