Helping children to overcome rejection and loneliness
These 6 books are a great resource for teaching children about love and relationships. They provide kids with the tools to build strong relationships based on trust, respect, and empathy.
These stories help children to understand the importance of connection and belonging. They teach children how to express love in meaningful ways as they explore themes of loneliness, friendship, and acceptance.
Each book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation, four simple breaths to settle in, calm and connect at story time.
The lovable characters have heartfelt victories over relatable challenges, helping children to feel supported, inspired and empowered.
At the end of each story, you can explore activity pages designed to start conversations and deepen the core lesson at the end of the day.
The books and their core lessons are:
- The Hug Factory Bursts with Love - Helping kids to reduce anxiety when feeling pressured.
The Fish who Searched for Water - Helping children find comfort in what they already have
We are Circle People - Helping children find connection and belonging in the modern day village
Rolling Thunder finds his Herd - Reducing kids' anxiety in new environments
- The Prayer who Searched for God - Using prayer and breath to find God within
The Dad who Didn't Know - Encouraging children (and Dad's) to acccept help from others
Available as a 3 Book or 6 Book bundle.
THE HUG FACTORY BURSTS WITH LOVE
Helping kids to reduce anxiety when feeling pressured
This charming story for ages 3 to 8 explores the inner workings of the beloved hug factory as emotions are at an all-time high. When the hug factory is backlogged, it has to face the uncomfortable feelings that come with the pressure of squeeze, squeeze, squeeze…while trying not to burst!
Follow the adventure as a crowd of impatient hugs get squeezed tighter than ever in the Hug Factory. As pressure builds, hundreds of hugs get squished, squashed, and squooshed against the factory walls, all hoping to free themselves and deliver their special love and care.
This drama-filled sequel to the bestelling favorite, The Hug Who Got Stuck, helps children identify their feelings and remember that they have a way to calm before they burst.
Luminously illustrated, this book, which is part of the Conscious Stories collection, is perfect for parents seeking to help young kids with emotional overload. The book ends with The Hug Squeezy Meter, an activity page that helps kids measure how much pressure they are feeling and how close they are to bursting.
“This book feels like a warm, soft embrace, reminding us to breathe and take our
time. Amelia and I had fun reading together.”
Dad, and bestselling author
“This book wraps words around what my heart knows to be true about connecting with children."
International Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor
Head of School – Johannesburg, South Africa
THE FISH WHO SEARCHED FOR WATER
Helping children find comfort in what they already have
This charming and imaginative bedtime tale for kids ages 4 through 8 tells of the adventure of a heroic fish who searches for water to end his loneliness and increase his happiness.
It will delight children and parents alike. This beautifully illustrated book will help children recognize the love that surrounds them and increase their awareness of the world around them.
The Fish Who Searched for Water ends with The Love Hunt, a set of questions to help children recognize and appreciate that they are surrounded by love wherever they are. A delightful reminder that what you seek is already here.
"This beautiful little book magically transforms ancient non-dual spiritual teachings of Oneness and unconditional love into an accessible, colorful and fun story that everyone can enjoy and understand"
Author of 'The Deepest Acceptance' and 'Falling in love with where you are.'
WE ARE CIRCLE PEOPLE
Helping children find connection and belonging in the modern day village
A mysterious Visitor from a far-away place arrives in the Square Village, bringing long-forgotten the wisdom of circles and weaving beautiful healing melodies. Follow the Visitor’s adventures through dreamland and fire as the Square People rediscover their connection, softness, and happiness.
At the end of the book is The Circle Feeling exercise, helping children to create physical connection with their loved ones and to understand what being connected feels like.
“The best conscious children’s book series for the next generation.”
Erin Fall Haskell
Doctor of Divinity, Host & CEO of Good Morning LaLa Land
“As parents we can become quite square and be pulled through life by what we feel we should be doing each moment, day, month, and year. Perhaps this book can teach all of us that our children are our circle people, they are here to remind us of the beauty and connection that is around us, beneath us and within us each and every day.”
M.A. in Child Development,
Educational Psychology, Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education, CLD
ROLLING THUNDER FINDS HIS HERD
Reducing kids’ anxiety in new environments
In this delightful tale for ages three to eight, Rolling Thunder, a shiny black horse, faces the challenge of moving to a new herd. Things look gloomy until Gracie, a kind, motherly mare encourages him to be himself. See how he learns to trust his true nature and make new friends.
This beautifully illustrated book is crafted to reduce anxiety and encourage children to be themselves in new situations like changing schools or joining a new class. It teaches kids to drop their need for performance and simply be themselves.
The book ends with Rolling Thunder’s Friendly Questions, a playful activity page to help parents connect more deeply with their children about showing up as their real, authentic selves.
A rich story based on truth, authenticity, and relationship. Rolling Thunder captures the essence of each horse as well as the energy of the herd, softness, and acceptance, giving us the chance to learn about ourselves.
Prof. Duey Freeman, MA LPC, Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies
Our new favorite book in this series! Being comfortable in your own skin (and soul) is one of the most liberating lessons a child can receive. - Akira Chan and Renee Airya Co-founders of Little Humans by Mindvalley
The story of Rolling Thunder beautifully captures the heart and imagination of children and adults and provides a unique and applicable reference for new social situations and interactions.
John and Bernadette Spillane, Happy Dog Ranch Foundation, Inc
THE PRAYER WHO SEARCHED FOR GOD
Using prayer and breath to find God within
This imaginative, heartfelt story for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of one special prayer as she travels on a single breath to the edge of the universe to find God. This book will help children of all faiths to use prayer and breath to find God within themselves.
The book ends with Breathe Your Prayers, a short exercise to provide children an easy way to pray.
"Andrew Newman's spirit-filled stories bring readers into a bright new paradigm of children's literature. Filed with marvelous quests and luminous color, these tales will engage, uplift, and heal adults and kids alike"
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD
"As the father of a newborn, I think it's never too early to teach our children about the power of prayer and that God is closer than their very breath. I'm confident that parents of every religious and spiritual background will find this story to be of great value in introducing their child to the beauty of faith, prayer, and mindfulness"
Rev. David Alexander (Father of Wiliam and Josh)
THE DAD WHO DIDN'T KNOW
Encouraging children (and Dad's) to accept help from others
This beautifully conceived bedtime story tells the tale of Dad as he winds himself up in knots thinking that he should know everything! Learn how his loving family helps him find peace. Lovingly and humorously illustrated, this book is for a slightly older age group of 7 - 10. This book will help children tap into their Inside World and to understand that they need not have the answer to every question in order to be peaceful.
The book ends with a reflective exercise called Sail the Seas of Knowledge, where children can explore the types of questions with which they are presented daily. This is a deeply liberating story that you can lean on in the moments when you don't know, (but think you should!)