Fall 2019


Cover: Openness



Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Openness explores the importance of being open to new experiences and ideas. 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.


  • Level: Kindergarten - Grade 1
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781534147133): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Paperback (9781534149991): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2020
  • PDF (9781534148567): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Hosted ebook (9781534151420): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Subject: Language Arts, Natural Sciences
  • Series: My Early Library
  • Subseries: My Mindful Day


  • Lexile® Measure: 460
  • Guided Reading Level: K

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Being Mindful
  • Glossary
  • Index


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

Illustrator: Jeff Bane


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