Books Published by Miriam Laundry Publishing

Miriam Laundry Publishing is a Hybrid Publishing House that mentors new authors and publishes quality children's books that are written to inspire and empower children.

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By: Laura Suárez

Suddenly we heard a voice, Then we heard a knock, The police had found our tía, On another block.

Where had our Tía Queta been? Why was she with the police? Inspired by a true story, Tía Queta's Table describes the powerful relationship between a young girl and her beloved Aunt Queta. When trouble strikes, only through her warm heart and quick thinking can the young girl help bring her family back together again.

Grateful Being Me by Deena Kong Book Cover


By: Deena Kong

Who’s that new kid in school?

Meet Rosila as she embarks on an adventure in an unfamiliar place — at a new school, with new classmates, in a new country, speaking English for the first time! She has no idea how the other students will react to her as she starts this new life in America as the new girl. From the very first day of school, Rosila learns how different she may be from her fellow classmates…

Join Rosila as she learns what it means to love oneself without regret.

If Rhinos Could Fly By Shelina Manek Book Cover


By: Shelina Manek

Kiffi has a dream. He wishes he could fly.

Then one day, on his way to visit his best friend who is sick at home, Kiffi ignores his mother’s warning and heads to the mud hold instead. But he doesn’t realize that the path to the mud hole isn’t as safe as it once was, and danger is ahead.

Follow Kiffi and his friends on their adventure, and find out the real reason Kiffi wants to fly.


By: Judy Umstead

Puppies are curious and can be naughty. Sometimes they bark a lot, they chew things, and they jump on people. Lola was that kind of puppy and the family who had her didn't know what to do. They tried to find Lola another home, but no one wanted this adorable, but naughty, little girl.

Will Lola ever find the perfect home?

Adelaide the Cabin Mouse: Oh my, I'm so shy! By Cynthia King Johnston Book Cover


By: Cynthia King Johnston

Have you ever been shy?

Well, Adelaide the Cabin Mouse certainly is. Her shyness has gotten in the way of her friendships and speaking up when she wants to.

Travel with Adelaide, the adorable cabin mouse, through her journey with shyness and how she came to solve it and finally feel good about herself.

They Call Me Quirky By Karen Berglund Book Cover


By: Karen Berglund

Have you ever wondered what your dog is really thinking? Everyone keeps calling this tiny Pomeranian “quirky” and he doesn’t know what it means!

Join this lovable pooch as he searches for the true meaning of the one word he hears the most. But maybe he isn’t the quirky one after all, for his REAL name is hidden in clues along the way...

Grandma and the Super-Duper Bouncy Balls by Donna Aljets Book Cover

Grandma and the super-Duper Bouncy Balls

By: Donna Aljets

It’s Saturday, the day all the grandchildren come to visit. Grandma always has something new and fun to play. What will it be today?

Come along with silly grandchildren and one happy grandma as they bounce their way through the day, discovering these super-duper colors.

Tolita: The Best Bad Dog by Lauren Gillman and Camila Gadotti Book Cover

Tolita: The Best Bad Dog

By: Lauren Gillman and Camila Gadotti

Sofia’s dog, Tolita, is a mischievous but lovable rescue. Tolita barks all the time, does not like to be left alone, does not get along with other dogs, and does not listen to her family.

Is Tolita a bad dog or a special dog? It’s up to Sofia to find out…

"Andrew Conquers the Court" by Antonietta Tripodi Quinn

Andrew Conquers the court

By: Antonietta Tripodi Quinn

Andrew has loved playing basketball his entire life. Now a 5th grader, it’s time to try out for the school team. Andrew is sure Coach will be impressed. Until...

"Thank you for trying out for the school basketball team. I am sorry to let you know that you did not make the team. I hope you will continue to work hard and try out again next year. - Coach"

Devastated, Andrew wonders if he should give up on basketball altogether or wait to try out again next year. The choice is his, but it won’t be easy. Follow Andrew through this inspirational story based on real-life events as he learns what it takes to make the team.

"Seasons Playtime with Joe and Jack" By Pia Ryan Book Cover


By: Pia Ryan

Join twins Joe and Jack on their seasonal play with their friends, no matter the season. They always find ways to have fun, whether they are jumping in puddles or making snowmen with their friends from their neighborhood on Rainbow Row.

So come and follow Joe and Jack, and their Rainbow Row friends, as they enjoy playtime through the different seasons, and see the fun things they do. There is delight and playfulness that each season brings. Shared experiences and adventures strengthen bonds of friendships. Come meet them all.

Peek in and see what Joe and Jack receive at the end of the day after they have played with their friends.

Jax Finds His Talent By Tammy Stuhr Book Cover


By: Tammy Stuhr

Hi! I’m Jax, a doggie who loves adventure and trying my paw at new experiences. On a recent road trip to visit my talented cousins, I couldn’t help but wonder…

Do I have a talent?

I hear every doggie has a talent. But do I believe it about me? This is a story of a plan I concocted to hide my lack of talent. Join me and my friends on this adventure of finding my talent and sharing our unique gifts with others.

"Hidden Treasures" by Maggie Sullivan Book Cover

Hidden Treasures

By: Maggie Sullivan

Usually, Amelia looks forward to her school's annual end of year show, where she can sit back and watch her friends showcase their talents, but not this time. This year, everyone is required to participate in the day by showing a talent or hidden treasure. The only problem is that Amelia has no talents and has to find a hidden treasure to display. But time is running out, and the special day isn't far away.

What will Amelia do?

This book can be read for pure enjoyment or it can be used as a teaching tool for parents, teachers and children to have critical conversations about the hidden treasures that are in all of us. It includes a number of learning connections at the end of the story and a Reader's Guide that can be downloaded at

Carmela the Brave by Gina Marro Book Cover


By: Gina Marro

Carmela must participate at school, but there is one problem: there are lots of noises and smells in her classroom, and they give her big headaches. Carmela decides she will just have to survive the day. Until...

“This week we’re going to practise our reading aloud skills. Our first reader is Carmela Wolf.”

Reading in front of the whole class is the last thing Carmela wants to do, and there’s no way out.

It’ll be up to Carmela to overcome her fears, cope with the sights and smells around her, and learn what it means to be brave.

Brave Lolis's Box of Hope By Armida Espinoza Book Cover


By: Armida Espinoza

Watching the evening news with her parents, Lolis is shocked to see the destruction caused by a hurricane in Puerto Rico.

Seeing houses, trees, and cars destroyed and seeing children crying as their parents try to comfort them, Lolis feels helpless.

But all it takes is one bag of grain and a determined spirit to inspire Lolis. Now she must take action and ask herself, What can I do to help?

Bilingual Book: English & Spanish

Ahoy! A Pirate Goes to See! by Alexandra Spichtig Book Cover

AHOY! A PIRATE GOES TO SEE! / Ahoi! Ein Pirat geht auf eine Seh-Fahrt!

By: Alexandra Spichtig

Max is in 2nd grade and loves everything related to pirates, but he loves his parrot, Coco, the most of all. At first, Max thought that school was going to be fun. But his teacher keeps catching him daydreaming, he can never finish his work in school, and he struggles to read. Max starts to think he isn't smart enough for school ... until he uncovers the real problem.

Available in English and German


By: Miki Taylor

Bentley, Betty and Mr. Bee are trying to solve Betty's school assignment dilemma. During the adventure they introduce us to twenty-one members of “The Crew” who may or may not help solve Betty’s problem. This fun filled adventure is sure to enlighten and entertain with life lessons and education disguised as fun with added activities for children to enjoy and engage with to set their imaginations soaring.

Shine Your Light by Cindy Della Croce Book Cover


By: Cindy Della Croce

Rosie receives a very special gift when she visits her grandparents for a sleepover weekend. She is having fun shining her wonderfully useful, new flashlight everywhere until, one awful day, it goes missing!

Will Rosie stay in the gloomy darkness or find another way to shine her light?

Curious Chris Why No Flamingos? By Cindy Witty Book Cover


By: Cindy B. Witty

Chris is a curious boy who asks his parents a lot of questions. 

“Why is the sky blue? Why doesn’t the sun smoke if it’s so hot? Why can’t it rain cotton candy?” 

His exhausted parents decide it’s time for a pet. For the first time, Chris has no questions to ask because he knows exactly the pet to choose. But when adoption day finally arrives, Chris needs to make a choice. Will he find his pet at the local animal shelter? 

What Hat Today By Tamee Knox Book Cover

What Hat Today?

By: Tamee Knox

Astral’s mom has a chronic illness. Some days she feels tired and yucky. On those days, she wears her blue baseball hat. Other days, she feels energetic and playful. On those days, she wears hats with feathers.

Astral loves her mom no matter what, but when Astral’s birthday rolls around, Astral can’t help but wonder...

What hat today?

Will they wear feather hats and have a blast, or will Mom be stuck inside with the blue baseball hat, leaving Astral to celebrate alone?

What Hat Today? is the heartfelt story of a mother and daughter who share laughs, smiles, tears, and rest. It teaches readers that even difficult days can have special meaning, and that real love lasts always, forever, no matter what.

Agnes and Mandy's New World by Shirlene Ward Book Cover


By: Shirlene Ward

Agnes and Mandy just moved and nothing is as it should be. The house is ugly, the park is boring, and worst of all, they don’t have any friends.

“How will we ever make friends here?”

“They don’t like us.”

“No one will want to come to this ugly house.”

Then, Agnes gets an idea. It won’t be easy and the girls will need lots of courage, but they are determined to do it.

Will Agnes and Mandy finally learn to love their new home, or will they be stuck in this ugly and lonely world forever?

The Right Side of the Bed by Allison Hamilton Book Cover


By: Allison Hamilton

Do you ever have days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Do you ever wake up grumpy and just want to pull the covers over your head?

Wake up with Zayn to find out if his day will be ruined after a bad dream. He is too tired and doesn’t want to get out of bed when his mom wakes him up in the morning. Can he overcome his mood and make the best of his day, or will he remain grumpy and miserable? Can he find ways to shift his energy, have fun, and turn his negative thoughts into happy memories? If Zayn can, you can too! The power of positivity is within you – it’s your choice to unleash its potential.

One Joyful Adventure at a Time By Maria Cecilia Borja-Van Zitter Book Cover



By: Maria Cecilia Borja-Van Zitter

Sage is vacationing in Ecuador, and she is not happy about it. The travel is slow, the jungle is full of bugs and birds and mud, and there’s no TV. But worst of all, she will have to spend her birthday in this strange place, far from all her friends. It’s about to be the worst birthday Sage has ever had ... or will it?

One Joyful Adventure at a Time acknowledges the difficulties that children often have with new experiences while encouraging them to look for the positive in every moment.

Available in English and Spanish

Pixie Dust and a Prayer by Laura Martini Davis Book Cover


By: Laura Martini Davis

What does winning mean to you?

Pixie wants to be a winner! She knows she is fast and strong, so she is excited to enter a race on Field Day, at her school.

She trains hard. She prays for courage, strength, and speed. She has faith that she can win.

As she nears the finish line, Pixie has a decision to make. Is winning really the most important thing to her? And what makes a true champion?

Athena, Tudor and the Eagle by Nina M. Kelly Book Cover


By: Nina M. Kelly

Athena saw it happen!

Athena and Tudor had been outside, reading through the family history book. Then the eagle showed up. Before Athena could even bark, the eagle swooped down, grabbed the book, and soared away with it.

Now it’s up to Athena to find the book and bring it back home. The only problem is that the eagle carried it deep into the woods, where it’s dark, cold, and full of creepy pests…

Athena, Tudor, and the Eagle is a story about the sensitivity and loyalty of a family dog who learns what it means to be courageous in spite of fear.

Gerry Owns Her Talent by Geraldine McCall Book Cover


By: Geraldine McCall

This is the story of a six-year-old girl named Gerry, who never thought seriously about anything. She only did whatever she wanted, day after day.

Then one day, Gerry’s mother decided to enroll her and her older sister, Carolyn, in piano lessons.

The last thing Gerry wanted was to learn to play the piano. But her mother said she must do something. The only problem was Gerry didn’t know what she wanted to do, and time was running out to pick a new hobby…

Octavia and Ludovic Welcome Baby Brother By Liliana Tommasini Book Cover



By: Liliana Tommasini

Octavia and Ludovic can’t wait to meet their new sibling and have lots of fun together. But when the baby arrives, they discover he isn’t much fun at all.

How will they ever make memories with a sleeping, eating, burping, and crying baby?

Octavia and Ludovic Welcome Baby Brother is an amusing story about three siblings who must learn to love, laugh, and bond, even if it isn’t easy.

Book Available in English and French

Peter the Little Sunflower by Susan Kinnane Book Cover


By: Susan Kinnane

More than anything, Peter the little sunflower wants to be chosen.

Every week, while the little children skip through the flower field, looking for the perfect bunch to bring to church, Peter wonders if he’ll ever be picked. He hopes his own beauty will bring joy to Mama Mary.

Then one day, a storm rolls by leaving Peter with a broken stem and crushed leaves. Now a wilted flower, Peter knows he’ll never be good enough for Mama Mary. That is, until a child skips his way and reminds him that even the broken can be beautiful.

Georgia's Allergy By Kathy Aneziris Book Cover


By: Kathy Aneziris

Because of her allergy, Georgia must carry an EpiPen with her at all times. But as she prepares for her first day at a brand new school, she starts to worry…

What if no one likes me? What if the other kids make fun of me?

With her fanny pack secured in place, Georgia goes to school. The only thing is, nothing is how she expected it to be. But for better or worse, you’ll have to read to find out…

Georgia’s Allergy is a story about friendship, empathy, and how to love yourself exactly as you are. Readers will discover the reality of allergies and anaphylaxis and how they can practise compassion each day to make everyone feel like a friend.

Who Are You, Suzie Woo? by Bianca Geissler Book Cover


By: Bianca Zee-Geissler

It’s Culture Day at Chelsea Elementary School and Suzie Woo has no clue what she will present. Her mother and father are from two very different cultures and she feels in between two worlds. Will Suzie be able to find a solution to her own identity, one which her classmates understand and accept?

Suddenly, her bedroom mirror starts to sparkle and glow...

Grace's Lunch by Sylvia Morrison Book Cover

Grace's Lunch

By: Sylvia Morrison

Grace enjoys spending lunchtime under the big mango trees out in the school yard.

But one day, Grace notices that her friends have nothing to eat. Even though she’s hungry and sad, she runs home with her lunch in her backpack. Unless she wants to stay hungry and sad forever, Grace must help her friends have a wonderful lunch, no matter the cost.

Grace’s Lunch inspires readers to use what they already have to create the change that they want to see in the world.

Ivy and the Hummingbird by Janice McMorris Book Cover


By: Janice McMorris

Ivy does not like big or unexpected noises. Then one day, she hears a sound that she can’t ignore. Filled with curiosity, Ivy decides to face her fears and find out what could make such a startling noise. But what she finds might surprise her...

Bella Ballerina by Silvina Timpanaro Book Cover

Bella Ballerina

By: Silvina Timpanaro

Bella loves to dance. She dances at home, at school, and in her bedroom. Then one day, Bella’s mom gives her a special gift:

ballerina slippers and ballet lessons!

At first Bella is over the moon, but as the lessons continue, she realizes that maybe being a ballerina isn’t as easy as she thought. If Bella wants to keep dancing, she’ll have to push herself harder than she ever has…


By: Eve Olive

A group of little stars dance and twinkle in the night sky, gradually tumbling earthwards, gradually assuming their human form.

Adventure awaits!

They must find their very own parents and their very own place on Earth.

In this gentle birth story, each child finds where love and warmth await them — a story with global and cosmic overtones.

Bible Fun Colouring Book by Kit Yeung


By: Kit Yeung

God’s Word is the Word of Life. It gives us faith to pray and experience God’s love each day. The Bible is the loving invitation from God our Creator to discover his love as a hidden treasure in Christ Jesus. This book is written for children to begin their own journey to discover God’s love by having fun with colouring.


By: Shelia Rocchio

Little Oak loves the backyard. There are trees, shrubs, flowers, squirrels, birds, and more! But when the backyard is hit by an early snowstorm, Little Oak’s dreams of growing into a big, mighty tree are swept away. With a big branch snapped and gone, Little Oak can’t help but worry.

What good am I now? What will others think of me? Why did this have to happen to me?

But all hope is not yet lost. With the help of an unexpected friend, Little Oak discovers that being mighty might look a bit different than it originally thought.


By: Janet Francis

It’s Friday, two days before Lucky’s birthday, but instead of making a guest list and buying decorations, Lucky has to label diagrams. With Lucky’s science project due soon and her birthday just around the corner, something must give. Lucky has two choices: she can either plan the perfect birthday party and get a zero on her science project or finish her homework and let this year’s birthday go uncelebrated. Her friends and family want to help lighten the load, but Lucky has six words for them:

“I want to do it myself!”

Will Lucky persevere, finish her project, and have a great birthday, or will the load be too heavy for her to bear alone?



By: Nancy Parkhill

The Wee Woods is in a land far, far away. In the Wee Woods, many animals live and play.

Sheldon Skunk wants to play with the other animals, but they do not want to play with him. They say he is stinky.

But, when Sheldon offers a helping hand to an animal in need, things start to change...

Jax Dreams of Heaven by Tammy Stuhr Book Cover


By: Tammy Stuhr

Hi! I’m Jax, a doggie who loves adventures, bacon and salmon.
I love my family most of all. But when Grandpa shows up to visit without Grandma by his side, I can’t help but wonder ...

Where’s Grandma?

I hear Grandma has gone to Heaven. Ever heard of Heaven? Me neither. This is the story of a dream I had about visiting Heaven. Join me and my friends on this adventure of finding hope!

The Adventures of Rocky: Don't Worry Rocky by Deirdre Palm Adams Book Cover


By: Deirdre Palm Adams

Rocky the Puppy is excited to spend the day at the beach. But when the wind sends sand flying into her eyes, the sun’s hot rays beam down and the waves knock her over, Rocky becomes overwhelmed with worry.

Should Rocky turn tail and go home? Or maybe she just needs to meet new friends, who help her overcome her fears and ride the waves.

This is a powerful story of how friendship and gratitude can bring joy to every moment, calming even the mightiest tides, while encouraging children to believe in themselves.

Out of This World Granny by Roberta Tays Wright Book Cover


By: Roberta Tays Wright

Grandparents’ Day is quickly approaching, and Frannie will be all alone. None of her grandparents can attend the celebration, leaving Frannie nothing but disappointed.

“What if we postponed the date by one month?”

“Maybe I can phone my grandparents that day?”

“Why don’t we share our grandparents?”

But no matter what Frannie and her friends try, nothing seems to work. If Frannie wants to enjoy Grandparents’ Day, she’ll have to think outside of herself and outside of this world. 

Yup! by Lis Drage Book Cover


By: Lis Drage

Lacey’s friends are waiting for her, but she’s stuck at home. Before she can go out and play, Lacey must answer her father’s questions.

“Have you done your homework?”

“Have you made your bed?”

“Have you finished all your chores?”

Lacey thinks she’s passed with flying colours, but little does she know, these are NOT the answers Dad wants to hear. If she wants to meet her friends, Lacey needs to listen to what Dad is trying to say.

The only problem is that Dad won’t stop talking, and time is running out!

Belly Button Tales By Eva McNamee Book Cover

Belly Button Tales

By: Eva McNamee

When Hailie and Madi ask their mom for a bedtime story, they aren’t expecting THIS story…

“Madi! Help! I’m falling into my belly button!”

Inside Hailie’s belly button, they hear growling, and look like the perfect snack for the big, hungry snake-beast living in Hailie’s tummy. Unless they want to become monster food, they need to escape. Fast.

Will Madi and Hailie escape, or will they be trapped inside Hailie’s belly button forever?

Are We There Yet? Temby's Big Journey by Shelina Manek Book Cover


By: Shelina Manek

Little elephant Temby is getting ready for a BIG change.

The dry season is coming, and the water hole is running dry. Along with his Mama, his Grandma, and the rest of the herd, Temby must prepare to travel across the Savannah on a great migration.

The Mirror Box by Wade Bergner Book Cover

The Mirror Box

By: Wade W. Bergner

Christopher and Papa are inseparable.

They play games together, go hiking together, and laugh together. But one day Christopher’s mom enters his room with tears in her eyes and bad news to share. Papa has passed away.

Unsure how to move on from this awful news, Christopher spends the day in his room, wishing Papa was by his side. Then with the help of his dog, Sammie, Christopher discovers the Mirror Box. Soon, Christopher realizes that Papa might not be so far away after all.

The Mirror Box is an honest story of one boy’s journey from grief to acceptance. As readers follow Christopher, they’ll experience the hope and peace that comes from this magical, heartwarming gift.

Positopia World: The Hidden Portal By Linda J Cronin Book Cover


By: Linda J. Cronin

Jack is just like most other kids. He loves riding his bike and making mud pies. Jack also has an engine that can turn green, yellow, or red. When he is very upset his engine is red; when he has settled down a bit, or is nervous or worried, his engine is yellow; and when he is calm and happy, his engine is green. Sometimes, Jack has trouble controlling how he reacts to his engine.

One day, while playing in the backyard, Jack accidentally opens a portal into another world. Positopia World is full of amazing colors, stunning landscapes, and talking animals. The adorable woodland creatures help Jack learn how to bring his engine back into the green.

But when he starts to miss his family, Jack decides it’s time to go home. The problem is, the only portal back is on the other side of the dark and scary Midnight Forest...

The Christmas Skunk and the Very Merry, Very Stinky Christmas by Jane Carey Book Cover


By: Jane Carey

One Christmas, Little Skunk decides to seek his own present. He ventures out into the wilds and is pleasantly surprised to find the perfect feast was waiting for him. But little does he know, this food belongs to someone else, and they won't take too kindly to Little Skunk if they find him...



Clarity and the Wisdom Tree by Debra Quercetti Book Cover


By: Debra Quercetti

There's a Wisdom Tree in the forest, and it's waiting for Clarity.

While walking through the forest with her family, Clarity stumbles upon the Wisdom Tree - an old, dying tree with hardly any leaves. When Clarity learns why the Wisdom Tree is special, she starts wondering.

Will the Wisdom Tree talk to me?

Little does she know, the Wisdom Tree has an important message for Clarity, but it's up to her to discover it.

Join Clarity as she discovers our deep-rooted connection to trees, learns how to navigate her inner-self and discovers the most important wisdom of all.

The Adventures of Wembly the Pug by David Shoup Book Cover


By: David Shoup

His family finds Wembly slumped on his bed.
“I wish I was brave like big brother Ted.”
“I wish I could bring you, Mommy and Dad.
Then I wouldn’t be scared, or nervous, or sad.”

Wembly’s first day of school is just around the corner, but the more he thinks about it, the worse it seems. Wembly has two options: let his worries hold him back or overcome his fears and learn to embrace this new adventure.

In this inspiring story, Wembly must learn that, even in the midst of change, doing his best is more than enough, and help is never too far away.

What's For Breakfast by Sandy Mak Book Cover

What's For Breakfast?

By: Sandy Mak

Willie loved one thing more than anything. More than playing, more than drawing, more than sleeping...

Willie loved to eat breakfast!

Today, Willie is craving a gooey, cheesy omelet. But his mom has already prepared a different breakfast. If Willie wants his omelet, he must make it himself.

The only problem is that Willie has never made an omelet before. Can Willie figure out the perfect recipe or will he miss out on his favorite part of the day?

Brave Lolis Learns English by Armida Espinoza Book Cover


By: Armida Espinoza 

It’s Lolis’s first day of school, and while she should have been playing games and making new friends, Lolis instead feels overwhelmed.

To pass the first grade, Lolis needs to learn English. But, as a second language learner, Lolis feels alone and hopeless.

It’s up to Lolis to learn a second language, pass the first grade, and conquer the impossible all on her own. But maybe the impossible isn’t as untouchable as she thinks.
Es el primer día de escuela para Lolis, y aunque debería haber estado jugando y haciendo nuevos amigos, Lolis se siente abrumada.

Para aprobar el primer grado, Lolis necesita aprender inglés. Como estudiante que aprende inglés como segundo idioma, Lolis se siente sola y desesperada.

Le toca a Lolis aprender un segundo idioma, aprobar el primer grado y conquistar lo imposible por su cuenta. Pero tal vez lo imposible no sea tan intocable como ella piensa.


Kids of Courage Camp Adventures Kim's Challenge by Kim Spence-Bollinger Book Cover


By: Kim Spence-Bollinger

Every year Kim’s twin sister, Mandy, competes in the 4th of July Charity Bike Race for a chance to win the prize money for Camp U-Belong, a summer camp for children with disabilities.

But when Kim, a young girl with Cerebral Palsy, gets home from camp, she discovers that Mandy can’t compete in the race this year. Now it’s up to Kim to come up with a new plan, find a way to compete, and raise money for Camp U-Belong.

And she only has 2 weeks to do it.

Join the kids of Camp U-Belong as they face challenges, building lasting friendships, and discover the joy in helping others. The first book of the Kids of Courage Camp Adventures series will show its readers that no obstacle is too big when you have the courage to try!

Athena the Brave by Nina M. Kelly Book Cover

Athena the Brave

By: Nina M. Kelly

Athena used to love going to the dog park, playing fetch and chasing birds. Then Brutus showed up and started bullying Athena and her friends.

That's ugly! You're a baby! You look funny!

With the Annual Olympus Park Dog Race coming up, it's up to Athena to raise everyone's spirits and help make the biggest event of the year the best one yet.

There's just one problem.

An even more vicious dog has other plans for the big day...

Athena the Brave follows the story of Athena, a white pomeranian, as she learns why our words matter and how to forgive and find friendship even in the most unexpected ways.

The Mysterious Gift by Anne P. Roda Book Cover

The Mysterious Gift

By: Anne P. Roda

You may think being a child in a royal family is all fun and games, but KayTee, the youngest child in the Royal Rose family, would strongly disagree.

While her brother and sisters get to play croquet, ride horses, and go to parties, KayTee is cast aside. Until one day, KayTee decides to embark on her own adventure in the forest. There, she meets an elder who claims she has just what KayTee needs.

The Mysterious Gift is the heartwarming story of a young girl who learns that, to be special, all you need to do is embrace the beauty within.

Oh No Riley Book Cover by Valerie Whetstone

Oh No, Riley!

By: Valerie Whetstone

When Jake and his family bring home a brand new dog, they have three words to say:

“Oh No, Riley!”

Through all of Riley’s misadventures, Jake must overcome big obstacles in his life, learn about unconditional love and take responsibility. But it will be much harder than Jake originally bargained for...

Oh No, Riley! is a fun children’s book for both readers and parents to learn how to adopt positive growth mindsets in their everyday lives. Readers will enjoy interacting with Riley’s adventures as they search for Riley’s hidden bones and practice dog training and confidence-building mindset exercises found in the back of the book.

Parents and teachers can access special bonus resources at

Two Wins for Wiley Book Cover by Karen Patricia Nespoli and Caitlin Bree Kennedy

Two Wins for Wiley

By: Karen Patricia Nespoli and Caitlin Bree Kennedy

Wiley is his baseball team’s best hitter. With the play-offs around the corner, the pressure is on for Wiley to practice hard and play his best. But there’s one big problem.

Wiley suffers from frequent stomach aches, and they’re only getting worse.

When his coach suggests that he tries acupuncture, Wiley must make a difficult decision. He can either face his fear of needles and get better for the big game, or risk losing the play-offs as he watches from the sidelines.

Will Wiley conquer his fears and bring his team to victory?

Musical Soul Mates by Cindy Witty Book Cover


By: Cindy B. Witty

Eleanora loves music. Happy, sad, soft, or loud. Whenever there’s a beat, Eleanora joins in with the fun.

But when it’s Eleanora’s turn to speak in front of her kindergarten class and share her Show and Tell, the fun disappears. The only way Eleanora will ever be able to conquer her fears and show her talent is with the help of a close, yet mysterious, friend.



By: Jane Carey

“SHMUG-A-LA’s my name and FUN is my game! I’m a Whach-a-ma-call-it, and so much more! We’ll think of things you never thought of before!”

Are SHMUG-A-LA’S fun-filled presence and ideas enough of a challenge to inspire a young boy to “choose fun” in the midst of a difficult set of circumstances in his life?

SHMUG-A-LA TAMES THE SHMOVID MONSTER follows the story of a boy who discovers the power of the imaginative and how a shift in focus and perspective can help conquer even our biggest monsters.

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By: Heather Jack

Meet Rosie Ann, an active little girl who loves to play, but hates piano lessons! Rosie thinks she hates music too!

Join Rosie as she faces adversity and discovers a lot about herself and music. Beautiful paintings depict music through nature and the five senses.

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By: Vanessa Ireson

It’s almost time to fly south for the winter, but Goose-Goose doesn’t feel ready. Everything will be different! And scary! And new! So, he decides he just won’t go.

But when he finds himself in an unexpected situation, Goose-Goose discovers that when he leans on a friend and trusts his instincts, new can be pretty great.

Uh oh! Here comes the snow! Ready? Set? Let’s Go, Goose-Goose!
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By: Primrose Mary Lewis

Chantalabella has a school project due at the end of the week.

“It’s okay, I can do it later,” she says. But time is running out and Chantalabella hasn’t even started. Will she finish it in time, or will she miss the deadline on the biggest project of the school year?

Love from Your Heart is an inspiring story about how to care for oneself and others through creativity, responsibility, and friendship.

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By: Lis Drage

Trevor has one itchy back and two big problems:
His arms are too short!
Luckily, his big sister Lacey has a few tricks up her sleeve...

My Arms Are Too Short! is the second book in the Lacey series. It follows the fun story of Lacey, and her little brother Trevor, doing what siblings do best - pulling pranks and making memories. Readers will enjoy laughing, jumping, and spinning with Trevor and Lacey as they follow along with their silly adventure.

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Kathryn and purelove

By: Kathy Bowes, M.S.W.

PureLove and a beautiful soul named Kathryn have a loving, healthy, and playful relationship in Heaven.

She is very curious about what it is like on earth and is excited to go, but she’s afraid she won’t feel close to PureLove while she’s there. Kathryn fears she will miss PureLove too much.

What will she do?
Will she be brave enough to go to earth?
If she goes, will she feel PureLove with her while she’s there?

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Big Words for Little Hearts 

By: Susan M. Fuller

Big Words for Little Hearts is an engaging guide that helps children learn how to promote mindfulness in their everyday lives. Simple repeatable mantras help children create a daily focus, breathing exercises allow children to build upon social-emotional skills and yoga poses maintain healthy minds, bodies and souls.

As they work through the big words found in this book, young children will enjoy the experience of growing their mindfulness along with their parents, caregivers and teachers. They will discover we can all learn from those around us, even from the littlest hearts.

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One Joyful Scoop At a Time!  /

¡Una Alegre Porción de Helado a la Vez!

By: Maria Cecilia Borja-Van Zitter

One Joyful Scoop at a Time! is the fun-loving story of Bo, a little boy who loves to swim, play, run, and jump! But after an unfortunate swim lesson, Bo starts missing out on his favourite activities.

“No ice cream today, Bo.”
“No playing at the park today, Bo.”
“No fun surprises today, Bo.”

Bo has had enough. With his patience wearing out, Bo decides It’s time to make a change...

One Joyful Scoop at a Time! is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers as they help children learn to overcome adversity, practice patience, and develop good listening skills. This book will inspire its readers to think for themselves, strengthen their self-esteem, and appreciate their God-given gifts.

Book Available in both English and Spanish.

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The Big Book of I AMs: Positive Self-Talk for Children

By: Robyn Allaby

Learning to control our thoughts and be mindful of the way we talk to ourselves is a simple, but very effective, tool for building self-confidence and self-esteem.

With The Big Book of I AMs, children will learn powerful affirmations they can use every day to practise positive self-talk.

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Tracy and the Heroes in Blue

By: Janet Dobson

After weeks of being hospital bound fighting pediatric cancer, Tracy finally comes home. But she soon discovers that life at home will look very different from now on.

“Maybe you should lie down and rest before dinner, Tracy.”

“Wash your hands, Tracy.”

“You can’t go back to school yet, Tracy.”

Tracy just wants life to go back to normal, but at this rate, nothing will ever be the same as before. Join Tracy as she learns that she is not alone on this journey and there is hope. Tracy and the Heroes in Blue is the honest story of one girl’s journey to discovering that you can always find joy, even when life feels far from normal.

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Jazzy-Cat's Cattitude

By: Becky Gramley

What is a “Cat”-titude?
It’s a cat’s attitude.

For as long as she can remember, Jazzy-cat was a happy-go-lucky cat. Then, Roscoe, the new family dog shows up and makes himself at home. He steals Jazzy-cat’s food, plays with her toys and soon becomes the center of attention. As Jazzy-cat struggles to adjust to her new life, she finds herself in a sticky situation that may cause her to lose more than her favorite place to nap.

Will Jazzy-cat figure out a way to live with Roscoe in peace or will she lose her friends forever?

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Little Isabella the Tiger Moth

By: Mary Beth Shepherd

Little Isabella the tiger moth's dream is to fly to Strawberry Moon. But the moon is far away and Little Isabella is worried about the journey.

Can she conquer her fears and follow her dream?
What friends might she meet along the way?
What dangers will she face?
And where does magical moondust come from?

Read Little Isabella the Tiger Moth and join Little Isabella as she makes a surprising discovery....

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Octavia Can Do It! / Octavia est capable!

By: Liliana Tommasini

Octavia is a spunky little girl who loves to bake cookies with her Mama. Mixing flour, butter and eggs are one of her favourite things to do. Today, Octavia wants to do things differently.

When Mama steps out of the kitchen, Octavia takes over with an “I can do it” attitude. But as flour and cocoa cover the walls, cabinets, and countertop, she starts to question herself.

Will her cookies turn out as good as Mama’s cookies?

Octavia Can Do It! is the humorous story of a young girl as she discovers that even the most independent people need a little help sometimes.

Book Available in both English and French.

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Farm Dog Fred Saves The Day

By: Sarah Jones

Push... Poke... Nudge... Farmer Joe wouldn’t budge!

With Farmer Joe sick in bed, who will take care of the animals today?
Farm Dog Fred bravely steps up to help Farmer Joe and his friends, but he must overcome obstacles that stand in his way. Fred’s friends are all counting on him.

Can he save the day?

Farm Dog Fred Saves the Day is an interactive rhyming story about one dog’s bravery, self-confidence and determination. Farm Dog Fred encourages young minds to come alive. Parents, grandparents, teachers and children will enjoy acting out animal sounds and identifying sight words as they join Farm Dog Fred on his farm adventure.

Farm Dog Fred Saves the Day will have your little ones identifying animals, shouting out their sounds and acting out the scenes.

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Peyton and the Magical Compass

By: Diana Zalucky

Why do the kids laugh at her? Peyton is sad that she gets made fun of for seeing the world in magical ways that the other kids just don’t. They see clouds. She sees spaceships. They see rocks. She sees faces. Peyton begins to wonder if the kids are right—maybe she is making it all up.

But Peyton receives a special gift that will ultimately change how she sees the world and herself.

Peyton and the Magical Compass encourages children to be confident in their gifts, trusting in their imagination, and in themselves. Beautifully illustrated by Shany Ahmed, this story is sure to delight you and your young reader as you enter a world of magic through the innocence and wonder of a true believer’s eyes.

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By: Malini Anurajah Welti

2020, the world went on pause.

It was a year of challenges and a spectrum of new experiences.

WE ARE ONE has been framed as a conversation.

It is a calling, an appeal.

It is time to come together as One.

To embrace that we are not separate from each other, but part of One another.

Together it’s time WE become Extraordinary.

Not just for Humanity.

Written & Illustrated with love, light and raucous inspiration.

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It's A Wonderful Story

By: Amanda Rose

“Oma how did you get from Germany to Iowa?”
“Amanda, that is a wunderbare Geschischte!”

When Lydia is sent out for a winter coat, she does what any young woman would do – she chooses fashion over function. Little does she know that this choice will change everything…

Follow Amanda and her Oma in this true story about how one suit jacket was able to conquer borders and create family in the most unexpected way. A heartwarming story about family, immigration, and love beyond boundaries, It’s A Wonderful Story will show readers that the more we learn from each other, the more we can appreciate and celebrate our differences.

Like Oma Lydia says, “Anna and I weren’t much different at all, only the places we called home were different.”

Best Friends Forever: A Puppy's Tale

By: Portia Y. Clare

Scoopie has just turned four, and she is getting a puppy for her birthday!

Scoopie and her new puppy, Sandy, become instant best friends. They play together, eat ice cream, and sleep in the same bed!

But when Sandy falls ill, Scoopie is left with endless questions:

What’s wrong with Sandy?
Will she get better?
When will we get to play again?

With just one diagnosis, everything changes.

Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale is a tender, heart-warming story about love, loss, and everlasting friendship. It is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers that will help them guide children through the real-life experience of owning, loving, and losing a beloved family pet, and finding the courage to share that love again.

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Eddy Saves the World

By: Laura Anika Barber

Instead of preparing for his presentation on climate change, Eddy daydreams about catching robbers and saving the world. But when Eddy shows his superhero costume to his friends, he’s surprised to hear their reactions…

“I wish your costume could help me save the fish.”
“I went to watch the polar bears last week, but I didn’t see any!”
“There was a fire in a forest nearby.”

Soon, Eddy discovers that a danger even bigger than thieves and robbers is threatening the world…

…and it’s up to him to save it.

You Belong Too

By: Tara Anderson

To everyone else at Meadowbrook Public School, it’s just an ordinary Monday.

But to Annie, it’s so much more.

Today is her first day at a brand-new school. She can feel the butterflies fluttering in her tummy.

Even though Annie’s Mom reminds her that she can do hard things, she wonders if it’s really true.

As she sits alone at recess, she begins to lose hope.

Maybe I can’t do hard things.
.... Or can she?

Join Annie as she overcomes her fears and takes a brave step towards kindness and friendship that leaves a positive effect on her entire class.

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By: Deborah Saracini


While Ally is snorkeling in La Jolla, a seal pup tugs on her flipper and changes her life forever. Though frightened at first, Ally quickly notices that the seal is just playing with her. But when Ally sees a group of people taking photos of the seals, touching them, and kicking sand their way, the mother seals flee into the water, leaving their pups alone.

With a passion for protecting her new friends of the sea, Ally realizes that it's up to her to help the seals and bring a voice to the voiceless.

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Toby the Turtle

By: Shelia Rocchio

Uh-oh! I don’t think I like this!

Suddenly, the little turtle felt nervous and scared!

Maybe I don’t want to be someone’s pet after all!

Young and old alike can have fears when facing uncertainty and changes in life. Change can be scary! The question is…How do we manage these very real feelings?

Toby the Turtle is the heartwarming story of a little turtle going through a BIG change. On his new journey, Toby must learn to adapt to change, overcome his fears, and find friendship in the unknown.

Batter Up Billy

By: Brian Williams

When Billy plays baseball, he isn’t thinking about homeruns. Instead, Billy dreams of cake pops, caramel, and cheesecake.

Billy doesn’t like playing baseball, but when his dad tells him that sports are for boys, Billy has no other choice than to join the games and give up on his dreams of becoming a baker.

Until one day, Baker Beau visits Billy’s class, reminding him that batter is for more than just baseball.

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Too Young

By: Sally Wong

Have you ever been told, “You’re too young”?

Niren and Mikki are on a quest to make a difference, but no one will let them.

You’re too young!

It’s too dangerous!

These are too heavy for you!

That’s all they keep hearing lately.

…Until they realize that the chance to become heroes has been hiding right under their noses all along.

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Lucky's Hidden Talent

By: Janet Francis

Talent Day is Lucky’s least favourite day of the year. While her friends can twirl and twist and jump, she never has any talents to share! Lucky worries that she’ll never be good at anything. But then, Lucky tries a new experiment: the BIG Explosion! 

With a bottle of pop and a handful of mints, Lucky realizes that her talents weren’t so far away after all…

Lucky's Hidden Talent is a book all about one girl's mission to find her unique talent, opening the door for all children to discover their unique talents.

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Gertie Saves the Day

By: Karen P. Nespoli

Gertie is determined to win the Groundhog Day Celebration Competition. Jeff may think that she is too short to win the competition, but Gertie is in it to win it! That's when the fun gets started with more twists and turns than a pretzel.

Gertie Saves the Day is more than a book about Groundhog Day. It is a story that explores the excitement of a special event, competition, disappointment and friendship. It is a book that children will want to read over and over again and will make a wonderful addition to any classroom or home library. 

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Paula-Jean and Diddy-Bite-You

By: Geraldine McCall

This is the heartwarming story about a little girl and the friendship she shares with her hard-headed dog.

When Paula-Jean finds out that her parents have decided to adopt a brand-new puppy, she couldn't be happier. But all doesn't go as planned when this new puppy starts barking at peacocks, chasing squirrels, and shaking water everywhere.

As Paula-Jean discovers how to manage her energetic puppy, she also realizes the importance of responsibility and experiences the enduring bond between a girl and her puppy.

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THE Mouse Who Lost Her Squeak

By: Khursheed Sethna

Meek Mouse has lost her squeak. She doesn’t remember where or when she lost it. She wanted to be a Teacher Mouse, but her friends laughed at her dream. With the help of a friend, Meek Mouse goes on a journey to find her squeak. Will she ever find it?

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The Bright Purple monster

By: Lauren A. Bertone

The only unusual thing  about Charlie is the Bright Purple Monster that lives on his shoulder.

Charlie wants to speak up in class, make friends, and score his first goal. The Bright Purple Monster wants to stop him.

“Don’t say that, Charlie!”

“They won’t like you, Charlie!”

“You’re going to miss, Charlie!”

If it was up to Charlie, he’d send the Bright Purple Monster on its way. But conquering his fears and silencing the monster on his shoulder isn’t easy. There’s no way Charlie can stand up to The Bright Purple Monster. At least, that’s what he thinks…

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Where Do We Go?

By: Robert D. De Wolfe

Bears can be a lot like people.

We aren’t so different from bears. We both live with our families in cozy homes and eat food like fish and berries. But sometimes, we don’t treat bears the way we’re supposed to. If we don’t make a change, we could lose some of our beautiful bears. How can we protect our environment and keep both bears and people safe?

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Good Boy, Nacho!

By: Kristine N. McQuown

From the day Benny’s family adopted him from the pound, Nacho has filled their home and their hearts with love. Come along as they explore sunny days, family, friends both human and four-legged, unconditional love, and a bit of squirrel chasing too!

Written in lyrical rhyme and told through colorful illustrations, Good Boy, Nacho! is a book that both children and adults will enjoy - over and over again. There is no doubt that Nacho will become one of the most beloved characters on your bookshelf.

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Goodnight Leena...Sleep Tight

By: Baldev Grewal and Harlene Grewal

An empowering, insightful story of a young girl's journey to understanding the importance of healthy sleep habits.

Leena never goes to sleep on time. Why sleep when she could play her cool new video game instead? Interestingly enough, the main topic for this week in her class is on the science of sleep. As she goes through her days feeling crabby and tired, will Leena finally uncover the secret of a good nights sleep? 

Help your children gain knowledge and understanding of the various components of well-being. The Be Well Children's Books series helps parents inspire and empower their children to take accountability and make choices aligned with their well-being, so they can live their optimal lives. These books can also help teachers open a dialogue with their students on various aspects of well-being, which otherwise do not get addressed. 

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Bend your knees, Louise!

By: Jackie Freeman and Karen Worthy

This fun-loving grandmother teaches, Jack and Louise, the sport of Pickleball in a wise and playful way - and the results are even better than she hopes.

With clever rhymes and outstanding illustrations by award-winning artist, Kevin Fales, Bend Your Knees, Louise! guarantees to make believers - and devoted pickleball players - out of its readers.

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The Power of One

By: Lori Parks

I want to ... but can I?

How often have you heard a child ponder that question? They can become lost in self doubt, and feel powerless.

Nolan is one such child. His heart is calling him to find a way to help; but can one person, especially someone little like him, really make a difference?

Through magical illustrations, and lyrical rhyme, this book's timeless message will plant seeds of hope in its readers heart, and inspire them to take action.

Follow Nolan on his beautiful journey to discovering his personal power, the power that lives in each and every one of us … The Power of One!

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Alex and His Amazing abilities

By: Maggie Sullivan

Parents, teachers and children will love Alex and his Amazing Abilities. The story chronicles the life of a boy named Alex who has been diagnosed with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder.

The story talks about his frustrations of having an Individual Education Plan, “IEP” and feeling different from others … until grade eight. Alex’s teacher, Mrs. Hunter introduces the “IEP” talk and shares the special strengths that many students with learning disabilities have in common. Mrs. Hunter shows Alex how to turn his disabilities into Amazing Abilities.

This book can be used as a teaching tool for parents, teachers and children to discuss Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and how to provide support so that they can turn their disabilities into amazing abilities. 

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By: Lou Rider

What if you could actually go into the world of a supernatural library book, and become the main character?

Take a fourteen-year-old boy with an unusual problem, stir him into a pan simmering with one cup mystery, and two cups fantasy. Add a dash of history, a bit of murder, and a girl who is over a thousand years old. Season it all with a very unusual ghost. Bake it in a supernatural library, and what do you have? Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum.

When Jake takes this book out of the library, he has no idea what he will find. He and his best friend, Petie, actually go into the strange book! Will they be able to survive the dangers there? Will Jake finally overcome his own special struggles? What does the mysterious title, Vindicatum, mean? One thing is certain: there is no guarantee they will come back alive.

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By: Cindy Crosby

Did you know ... there are shark teeth in the desert sand of Saudi Arabia? Japan has restaurants that deliver food by conveyor belt? It would take 550 days to walk the length of the Great Wall of China?

Join us on a trip around the world and meet some amazing friends as we learn about languages, cultures, geography, foods, and much more. Saying Hello is an engaging peek into our world that shows the many ways we are similar, as well as how fun and interesting our differences can be.