Helping Children Understand Depression: The Black Cloud Blues, Spotlight and Giveaway

As parents we want to protect our kids from pain, but sometimes it is out of our control. Depression is a really challenging emotion that is complex and difficult to understand, even for adults. I was excited to learn about a new children’s book, The Black Cloud Blues, that is providing validation and tools to help kids cope with depression. It is a great resources to be added to your home, school, or pediatric setting.

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Children’s Literature and Activity Books

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Have you heard about the U.S. Government Publishing Office? They create and publish children’s literature and activity books. There are a variety of topics for all readers. Some of my favorites are exploring the outdoors, building self-esteem and strengthening the family bonds.

Be sure to visit their online bookstore for Federal Publications from NASA, The National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more. With more than 4,000 titles and topics, you are sure to find something for everyone.

To learn more follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Children’s Book Spotlight and Giveaway: “The Day That A Ran Away”

I am excited to feature a second book from children’s author, B.C.R. Fegan. I had previously shared, Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32,  which is still one of my son’s favorite nightly reads. We added to his collection with, The Day That A Ran Away, which is perfect for starting his new school year.

The Day That A Ran Away

Guest Blogger, TaleBlade Press

Book Description

While Mrs May is checking her students’ homework, she notices that Jet hasn’t managed to write down the letters of the alphabet. Instead of providing a familiar excuse, Jet offers Mrs May an elaborate story about how every letter happened to leave his page while he was walking to school that morning.

The Day That A Ran Away clearly and cleverly moves through the alphabet from A to Z. Each page has a number of items to find and the simple rhyme on each page will help readers remember the letter sequence. The story also touches gently on the concept of homework and the importance of making an effort.

The Day That A Ran Away will be available September 1st, 2018 in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and ePub through all major online retailers.

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