Being Present

From the Set My Early Library

Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Being Present explores the importance of connecting with others and focusing on the present instead of the future. This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 155.42/4913
Lexile 450L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534147126), Paperback (9781534149984), PDF (9781534148550), ePub (9781534155497), Hosted ebook (9781534151413), Kindle (9781534153837)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Being Present

K-Gr 2–These very simple books may be read in various ways: independently or as read-alouds or as one-on-ones shared with lap-sitters. Texts are narrated in a conversational tone in second person. Focused questions are interspersed throughout so children may pause for self-reflection, such as “What do you like about yourself?” and “What do you do to slow down?” The final page of most titles asks, “How can you be mindful today?” This self-help series encourages children to feel positive about themselves, others, and the world. Titles promote kindness, emphasize pausing/listening, and encourage meditation and yoga. Kids are reminded to ditch devices to be present in the moment. Commendably, illustrations, photos, and covers demonstrate “mindfulness” as they feature people of various skin tones and ethnicities. ­VERDICT A niche subject and more likely to be requested in public than school libraries.

Author: Katie Marsico

Katie Marsico is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults. She lives with her husband and seven children near Chicago, Illinois.

Illustrator: Jeff Bane

  • Being Mindful
  • Glossary
  • Index
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs