Mindful Kids

Introducing Mindful Kids, the one-of-a-kind mindfulness activity deck for kids age 4 to 104! Make any moment mindful from morning to night with 5 categories of cards, designed to fit into each part of the day. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards provide easy-to-follow steps for each practice. The cards and 8-page instructional booklet include tips for children of a wide range of abilities, making this deck an inclusive tool for nurturing inner peace and strength.

A Catfish Tale

Deep in the bayou, a Cajun fisherman named Jack catches a magic fish that offers to grant wishes in exchange for being set free. Jack doesn’t have a lot of wishes, but his wife Jolie sure does—for a mansion, a paddleboat, fame, and fortune! With each wish, all the fish says is, “Ah, tooloulou if that ain’t the easiest thing to do.” But when Jolie wants to be crowned Mardi Gras queen, have things gone too far?

Who Was Walt Disney

Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family’s white house. His family was poor, but Walt loved living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.

Meditation is an Open Sky

You know when you’re having a really bad day and nothing seems to go right? You feel scared, sad, and mad all at the same time, and you don’t know what to do. This little book about mindfulness can help you. It will teach you how to meditate and grow your heart. It will help you create space around your feelings, accept yourself as you are, and discover your inner wisdom.

Becoming Buddha

In a vast kingdom beneath the Himalayan foothills, a child of wisdom was born. Prince Siddhartha was raised in luxury and educated to become the next ruler. But one day the young prince looked beyond his royal palace. He witnessed sickness, misery, and death and vowed to overcome these afflictions. Siddhartha gave up wealth and family life and put on the simple robes of a wanderer. His spiritual journey was long and twisting, but it ended under a sacred Bodhi tree. In meditation, Siddhartha realized a release from mental suffering. He learned the truth of universal wisdom. He became a Buddha, an enlightened one. And for the rest of his life, he taught others the way to inner peace. With a foreword and meditation guide by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, this simply told, beautifully illustrated story has universal appeal.

Marshall, The Sea Dog

Soundprints and the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum are pleased to showcase this special-edition book, covering the real-life rescue story of Marshall, the Newfoundland dog, and the people aboard the W.F. Marshall in 1877. Also included is a tear-out map, suitable for framing.

Marshall, A Nantucket Sea Rescue

Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue unfolds on a stormy night in March 1877 when the WF Marshall wrecked near Surfside Life-Saving Station on Nantucket. Rescuers from the life-saving station came running. They used a small cannon to fire a rescue line to the ship. Onto the line, they attached a life-ring with pants called a breeches buoy. One sailor at a time got into the breeches buoy, and the life-savers pulled him from the ship to the beach. Everyone on board——including a young woman, her baby, and a big, black Newfoundland dog——was saved. After the rescue, young Nantucketers Alice and Edith Gardner adopted the big Newfoundland dog and named him Marshall, after the ship. They taught Marshall tricks and romped all over the island with him.

Mr. Lincoln’s Gift

One evening my stepfather handed me a box of old letters written to his great, great grandfather Francis (Frank) Bicknell Carpenter. Reading these fragile pieces of history, I discovered they were written by famous Americans — poets, painters, and politicians of the nineteenth century. Why were they writing Frank Carpenter? Years of research gave me the key to Carpenter’s forgotten story inside Lincoln’s White House.

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