Kind Kids: 50 Activities for Compassion, Confidence and Community

Discover all the forms kindness can take! Fifty unique games, crafts and mindfulness activities help kids develop empathy and respect for themselves, their loved ones, and the wider world. Written by preschool mindfulness experts Dr. Helen Maffini and Whitney Stewart, the cards include hands-on solo and group activities perfect for home or classroom use and... Read More

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Over the past 50 years, scientists have made incredible progress in the application of genetic research to human health care and disease treatment. Innovative tools and techniques, including gene therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 editing, can treat inherited disorders that were previously untreatable, or prevent them from happening in the first place. You can take a DNA test to learn where your ancestors are from. Police officers can use genetic evidence to identify criminals―or innocents. And some... Read More

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person's approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense... Read More

Mindful Tots: Loving Kindness

Help toddlers learn to “wish happiness, kindness and calm for everyone” -- including themselves! This sturdy yet stylish board book is designed to enable caregivers to practice an ancient mindfulness exercise, the loving-kindness meditation, with children as young as 2 years old. Written by the award-winning author of the bestselling Mindful Kids activity deck, Whitney Stewart, in collaboration with early childhood development specialist Stefanie Paige Wieder,... Read More

Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride

Nurture kindness and help manage toddlers’ everyday emotions with Mindful Tots: Tummy Ride, written by the award-winning author of the bestselling Mindful Kids activity deck, Whitney Stewart, in collaboration with early childhood development specialist Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed.. With clear, straightforward instructions, and calming ocean wave imagery, this cheerful board book enables parents and caregivers to enjoy a simple breathing exercise with children as young as 2... Read More

Mindful Tots: Animal Antics

An imaginative movement exercise that adults and toddlers can do together to help children focus and transition between activities. One of four stylish board books in the Mindful Tots series, designed to help toddlers manage the ups and downs of everyday... Read More

Mindful Tots: Rest & Relax

A simple body scan exercise that adults and toddlers can do together to soothe themselves and get ready for sleep. One of four stylish board books in the Mindful Tots series, designed to help toddlers manage the ups and downs of everyday... Read More

What Do You Celebrate? Holidays and Festivals Around the World

Holidays are FUN—and so is this picture book that introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world! What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, with background and cultural... Read More

What’s on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food

What’s on your plate? Chances are it’s not quite the same as what’s on other children’s plates around the world. Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food. Beautiful photographs and illustrations capture the food culture of 14 countries, from Brazil and Spain to Morocco, India, and China. Each spread includes an overview of the country and its native foods, photographs of the various dishes with pronunciations and descriptions,... Read More

Mindful Me Activity Book

Being mindful won’t take away your problems, but it can help you handle them. In this activity book, kids will learn to settle their thoughts and look inward through a series of fun writing prompts, games, and meditation exercises. Serving as a guide to reflect upon the lessons learned in Mindful Me, it offers kids a place to record their reflections, creating a tangible account of how far they’ve grown in their meditation... Read More

Mindful Me

Sometimes kids lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over.  When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! Mindful Me introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal... Read More

Mindful Kids

Introducing Mindful Kids, the one-of-a-kind mindfulness activity deck for kids age 4 to 14! 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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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