Fall 2023

My Calm-Down Books

Set of 5 titles

Big feelings are normal for kids. They’re also a challenge if kids don’t have the tools to deal with them. Feelings of frustration, loneliness, or anger can be overwhelming without coping skills. This series provides early readers with ideas for finding their calm through breathing, mindful movement, creativity, rest, and communication. Written in effective, simple language, each book is filled with color photographs to help beginning readers comprehend valuable mindfulness concepts. The books in this series will give kids the tools they need to cope with stress and hard feelings anywhere and anytime. The series is also available in Spanish.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$126.35 $94.75
Title   ATOS Format Qty
My Calm-Down Books (5 titles) NEW
I Can Breathe NEW
I Can Create NEW
I Can Move NEW
I Can Rest NEW
I Can Talk NEW
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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Kindergarten
Dewey Number 155.4-613.7
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level C
Language English
Publisher PowerKids Press
Format Reinforced book
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 7 x 7
Graphics Full-color photographs

My Calm Down Books - School Library Journal

Positively affirming what children can do when they have strong feelings, these titles teach readers how they can take control of themselves. Sentences are short with sight words and limited, repeated vocabulary used. Between these short sentences, there are big, colorful pages of pictures showing the actions and feelings. The children in the photographs throughout are shown first experiencing sadness or frustration and then demonstrating breathing in deep or running in nature to show what is possible for young readers with big feelings — that they too can take control of themselves and their feelings! VERDICT These titles can be easily integrated into classrooms and used to direct activities that encourage calming down in the selected manner.

My Calm Down Books - School Library Journal

In a world where children are constantly bombarded with stimuli that can trigger a wide range of emotions, these series titles provide a safe and nurturing space for them to explore their feelings. Through relatable situations and engaging narratives, these books capture the essence of each emotion, from loneliness to anger, and how to process them—through mindful movement, rest, creativity, and communication. What truly sets this series apart is its focus on guiding children through healthy ways of processing their emotions, through its delivery of skillful coping strategies and practical tips, all delivered in an age-appropriate and easily comprehensible manner. Each book emphasizes the importance of open communication, allowing kids to express themselves without judgment, and encourages seeking support from trusted adults when needed. The illustrations accompanying the text are delightful. Each emotion is depicted through vibrant and expressive characters, capturing the essence of what it feels like to experience that particular emotion. VERDICT Ideal for ECE classrooms for its visual appeal to younger readers who might not yet have a strong grasp of reading.