Mindfulness Books for Children

Teaching Children To Navigate Difficult Emotions


“A Winning Series”- Publishers Weekly     SS

Yoga Child, Founder, Gail Silver, E-RYT, Jd, is the author of the award winning Anh’s Anger children’s book series, published by Parallax Press. The books in this three part series teach mindfulness practices to children through imaginative story based fiction. These stories have been recognized by School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, The New Yorker,  and  and have received acclaim from many others as a “must have” tool to help children navigate difficult emotions. Learn the story behind the stories  in The  Children’s Book Review  interview with, author Gail Silver and inquire about scheduling an author visit for your school or library.

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Anh's Anger -- Book by Gail Silver

Recipient of  The Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural Awareness.

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This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, “sit with his anger.” The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person as his anger comes to life in full color and personality. Anh and his anger work through feelings together with humor and honesty to find a way to constructively release their thoughts and emotions and to reach resolve with Anh’s grandfather.

Reviews

Yoga Child 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
Yoga Child
5 out of 5
"One of the best books we've ever seen on the issue of dealing with anger. This story is simply amazing, healthy, beautiful...a gem."

Steps and Stones: An Anh’s Anger Story

When Anh, an easy to relate to elementary school boy, is left out at recess, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anger, personified as a red, hairy impulsive creature, has some ideas about how to best express himself, but Anh has other ideas, and is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk.

Reviews

Yoga Child
5 out of 5
"In their second collaboration, Silver and Krömer have developed a winning series."

Peace, Bugs, and Understanding: An Adventure in Sibling Harmony

It’s not always easy having a sibling. In this third installment of the Anh’s Anger series, Anh is all grown up and is enjoying a picnic with his daughters. Lily, the older of the two, lashes out her younger sister, Ruby who “always ruins everything.” Thanks to some preplanning on Dad’s part, Lily gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal takes us back to the final pages of Anh’s Anger where Lily discovers Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years.

Reviews

Yoga Child
"A solid addition for collections in need of picture books on anger management, sibling rivalry, and self-control."