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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick

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I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.

Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importance of mindfulness practice, particularly for children. Meditation and yoga are becoming common activities in kindergarten classes and beyond. Taking time to be still and pay attention to their thoughts and bodies helps kids feel calm, focused, and in control. In A World of Mindfulness, meditative text reflects on the sensory ways children experience life, from the feeling of their muscles when they run…to the sound of a turning page…to the memory-laden taste of fresh-baked cookies. Positive and negative emotions are alike acknowledged and affirmed, and a strong sense of self is reinforced.

Richly illustrated by fourteen artists will all-new original art, A World of Mindfulness will create its own quiet moments as children revisit its lavish pages. A closing note about mindfulness practice rounds out this picture book, making it a helpful resource for homes, classrooms, and beyond.

 

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Erin Alladin is the Associate Editor at Pajama Press.

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SUZANNE DEL RIZZO began her career in picture books as the illustrator of the award-winning Skink on the Brink. She left scientific research to make children’s books, creating illustrations with polymer clay/mixed media. Suzanne’s author-illustrator debut, My Beautiful Birds, was a New York Times Notable Book and Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature winner. Suzanne lives with her family in Oakville, Ontario.
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Author/Illustrator Rebecca Bender is best known for her award-winning Giraffe And Bird books. Her illustrations also grace Slug Days, Penguin Days, and Peach Girl. Rebecca graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with the medal for illustration and is now an art director and designer. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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Gabrielle Grimard dessine depuis son plus jeune âge. Sa passion pour le dessin et la peinture l’a amenée à faire des études en beaux-arts et en enseignement des arts plastiques à l’Université Concordia. Sa carrière d’illustratrice a démarré après la naissance de son premier enfant. Elle a déménagé de Montréal à Waterville, au Québec, où elle vit désormais avec ses deux enfants, plusieurs poules et son mari, qui construit des bateaux en bois. Tous deux partagent une ancienne grange convertie en atelier d’artistes.
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A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous illustrations of animals. Her books include That Stripy Cat, Rhino Rumpus, and the award-winning Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That. Tara shares a farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, with her husband, her young daughter, and several cats.

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François Thisdale's work blends traditional drawing and painting with digital imagery. He is the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, which is on IBBY Honor List, and That Squeak, an honour book for the IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award. Missing Nimâmâ won the TD Canadian Children's Book Award. François lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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SCOT RITCHIE is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 50 children's books. His books are translated into Chinese, Arabic, Korean and Russian. He travels the world and Scot likes to think this shows up in his work, giving it a universal appeal.
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MIKI SATO is a Japanese-Canadian freelance illustrator who graduated with a degree in Illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She works with different papers, fabrics, and surfaces to create three-dimensional illustrations. Miki was born in Ottawa, and currently resides in Toronto. Her work has appeared in publications including Today’s Parent, The Walrus, and Reader’s Digest.
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Tamara Campeau’s illustration journey began at Dawson College, where she earned her associate degree in illustration and design. Shortly after, she furthered her studies at Sheridan College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in illustration with honours. Tamara works digitally to bring stories to life through her painterly illustrations. Her work has a strong sense of lighting and vibrant colour palettes, along with dynamic compositions. She loves creating endearing characters with a strong sense of personality and emotion. Her work is inspired by wildlife, children, and the environments they reside in. She uses this inspiration to add a layer of realism to her illustrations. When she’s not at her desk, she can be found breaking a sweat at the local gym or exploring nature with her standard poodle, Peanut.
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Emma Pedersen is an illustrator from Toronto working in the publishing and animation industries. She graduated from OCADU with a major in drawing and painting. She is also a graduate of Sheridan's Illustration program. When not working (which is rare!) she enjoys visiting used book stores, planning her next trip abroad, and snuggling her dog when he'll actually sit still.
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CARMEN MOK is an illustrator and product designer with experience in typography, photography and graphic design. She is a studio-art graduate of the University of Waterloo and a crafts and design graduate of Sheridan College, Ontario.

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A child of newcomers, Aino Anto grew up one of four rambunctious kids in a big city, with summers spent exploring forest paths. Aino graduated from the University of Toronto and earned an associate’s diploma from the Ontario College of Art, now the Ontario College of Art and Design. Aino’s first picture book is The Moon Watched It All. She lives in a leafy corner of Toronto and still treasures her earliest notebook of stories.

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Sue Macartney's creative style as an author-illustrator has been shaped by life on four continents and work as a graphic designer and children's art educator. Her first picture book is Benjamin's Blue Feet. She has a deep love of nature and lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and a backyard full of birds.

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Amélie Dubois is an artist living in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has worked as an artist for almost two decades in the domains of animation and visual effects. Her knowledge in the field led her to work as a visual effects artist in various post-production studios for television and film. Today Amélie is devoted to illustration. When she isn’t drawing she can be found walking her dog or playing guitar and signing songs.

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Andrea Blinick is an artist and an art educator with a passion for children’s literature. Andrea lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters, who often inspire the storytelling behind her art. She enjoys music, writing, comedy, trying new restaurants, and making a mess on her art table. Andrea’s first picture book as sole illustrator will be published in Spring 2021.

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Age:
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