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 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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Enter to win an advance copy of The Day That A Ran Away.

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Good luck, winner will be chosen 8/22/18.

Bibliotherapy is a Powerful Tool for Children: Spotlight and Giveaway!

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I’m sure many of you have seen past posts of one of my favorite teams creating children’s literature, Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher. This dynamic duo have published some incredible books that resonate deeply with children who are coping with separation, loss, relocation and finding resiliency. They are always willing to share their support and resources by donating books to programs and children in need.

They also love child life specialists and want to celebrate our work all year long (not just the month of March)! They are giving away one free paperback copy of Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs to any hospital’s child life department. All you have to do is email xoxo@sunkissesmoonhugs.com with “Child Life Offer” in the subject line. That is it! Don’t miss out on this fantastic resource!

Susan and Courtenay aren’t done celebrating child life specialists. They are giving away a set of all three of their hardcover picture books signed by them, as well as a signed advance review copy of my Susan’s novel INSPIRED.

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Choose one or more ways to enter the giveaway:

  1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment on this post.
  2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy, leave a comment and tag a friend on the post.
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Good luck, winner will be chosen 4/10/18.

Learn more about their books:

Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs

The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

The Big Adventures of Tiny House

INSPIRED