Book Reviews

Five Words That Are Mine A model for gaining a confident identity, based on a girl's skateboarding experience. You
There Was a Shadow A celebration of the ephemeral beauty of shadows. Beauty
Water Facts and reflections about the wonder of water. Reverence
The Squish A sandcastle's tale of strength in togetherness. Unity
Monkey Moon An ancient Buddhist tale about the foolishness of reaching for illusions. Attention
Always Carry Me With You The stability of stones as a metaphor for stable, enduring love. Connections
Emergency Quarters A charmingly captured memory of growing independence under a mother's wise guidance. Being Present
What Makes Us Human A reminder to treasure, preserve, and do all we can to revitalize endangered languages. Connections
Marley's Pride A tale about the joy of a Pride parade — and how to handle its sensory overload. Openness
Song of the Raven Encouragement to seek and restore what's life-giving to Earth and her inhabitants. Questing
Thank You, God Lyrical prayers of thanks for what is nearest and dearest to us. Gratitude
Extreme Survival Skills and encouragement for young readers to protect themselves and the environment. Questing
Leo the Lazy Lizard A reminder that paying peaceful attention to nature is a valuable way of being. Attention
The Little Regent A tribute to female wisdom and the power of ruling by serving. Listening
All About Grief Support for young readers to navigate melancholy, mourning, and more. Being Present
My Friend Andy A reminder that, housed or unhoused, we all deserve respect and care. Kindness
Lights Out How children can help protect migrating birds from the dangers of light pollution. Connections
Someone Just Like You A child's guide to empathy, compassion, and bonding with new friends. You
Planting Hope An appreciation of Sebastião Salgado's photography and environmental conservation. Hope
Make Your Mark, Make a Difference Encouragement for becoming a changemaker. Justice