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Door 8: International Children’s Day


Task 1:  What was your favorite children’s book growing up? Your favorite middle grade book?

I cannot recall the name of my favorite children's book, but it was one that my mom sent away and they put my name in as the lead. It was about an alligator and I and we were private detectives. My husband actually found it earlier this year in a box in our garage. I was so thrilled to have it back. I thought I had lost it. My favorite middle grade book was hands down The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. I would mark in the book each time I read it and the inside cover was full of check marks. I read it so much that is literally fell apart. 




Book: Read a children’s or YA book or a book where children or teenagers play a significant role, or written by an author who was under the age of 18 at the time of publication.

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.

Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.


My take: This is an adorable little book with beautiful pictures to introduce children to mindfulness. I wanted to read it because I am beginning to learn mindfulness and thought it would be nice to start out at a child's level with it. I really enjoyed the simple introduction and highly recommend this to parents of young children.


Total Points = 2