Most Days: The Magic of Here and Now

When I heard that Michael Leannah had a new book coming out this year, I knew I had to read it.

His previous release, Most People (2017), was a favorite of mine, and I couldn’t wait to read his latest release, Most Days.

And I’m so glad I did!

With the same heartwarming tone found in Most People, Most Days is all about taking the time to notice all the little things throughout our day that we so often take for granted. This book is the perfect introduction for young readers to the concept of mindfulness.

In Most Days, the term mindfulness is never used, but instead shown through the daily lives of a community, emphasizing that ordinary days can be extraordinary if we take the time to stop and notice.

Megan Elizabeth Baratta’s illustrations perfectly capture these ordinary but remarkable moments in our day, like the sun coming in through the window, the wind in our hair, a hug, or the turning of a page in a book.

Most Days is a great bedtime read, not just because it feels like a warm hug, but also because it presents the opportunity to practice gratitude with young readers and discuss the highlights of our days together.

Most Days is released next week (January 5, 2021), but you can preorder it today wherever you normally purchase books, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: These are affiliate links. I will receive a small commission from purchases made using these links at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this website and continue bringing content to you.)

If you would like to learn more about Michael Leannah and his work, be sure to check out his website at www.michaelleannah.com.

Thank you to Tilbury House for generously providing me with a review copy of Most Days.

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A New Alphabet for Humanity : A Children’s Book of Alphabet Words to Inspire Compassion, Kindness, and Positivity

A Is for Abundance

B is for Bravery

C is for Compassion.

As soon as I saw A New Alphabet For Humanity by Leesa McGregor, I knew I had to feature it on my blog!

This sweet little picture book introduces children to 26 alphabet lessons inspiring them to be compassionate, kind, and respectful to both people and our planet.

My very favorite books for my little one’s library are always the ones that teach me a little along the way, and A New Alphabet For Humanity definitely did. Reading this book, I couldn’t help but tell myself that I could benefit from keeping a few of these lessons a little closer to my heart (Anyone else struggle with forgiveness sometimes, or is that just me?).

This book is the perfect introduction to all the values we strive to instill in our children. Rereads offer the reminder (for children and adults alike) that we can always improve on this qualities as we grow.

In the back of the book, there are some great talking points and empowering questions to encourage continued conversation around demonstrating compassion, empathy, gratitude, kindness, and respect.

I love that the adorable illustrations by Daniela Sosa accurately depict the diversity in the world around us, so everyone can see themselves in A New Alphabet for Humanity.

I think my favorite part about this book, though, has to be that it practices what it preaches! For every book purchased, one tree is planted. It is also printed on recycled paper, using non-toxic soy inks.

You can grab your own copy of A New Alphabet for Humanity at Bookshop.org, Amazon, or directly from the Alphabet From Humanity Team at AlphabetForHumanity.com. (Please note: Some of these these links are affiliate links. I will receive a small commission from purchases made using affiliate links at no additional cost to you. This commission will be used to maintain this website and continue to bring content to you.)

I would like to thank the Alphabet For Humanity Team for providing me with a review copy of this fantastic book! I know I will be reading this one to my little boy for years to come.

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