Your Magic Backpack books meet a need for 8- to 12-year-olds and beyond! Using simple metaphors, kid-friendly language, and a diverse cast of characters, this series helps readers young and old learn how to navigate big feelings and tough topics.
The students at Sunnyvale Elementary carry a lot in their backpacks – including some things you can’t see quite so well, like big, confusing emotions. Today, one fiery red book keeps spilling out and exploding onto everyone: ANGER! It’s time for the kids to use their best detective skills to figure out what’s underneath those angry feelings. Become a backpack detective like this diverse group of students and you can learn to:
Stop when I’m furious.
Pause and be curious.
What is underneath the mad?
Am I lonely, stressed, or sad?
While there are no quick fixes for all of life’s complex problems, What’s Inside Your Backpack? highlights some of the ways we can nurture resilience in body and mind. Using the metaphor of books and bookmarks, author Jessica Sinarski offers gentle, effective strategies to help children impacted by trauma. By sharing their burdens with people they trust, kids can lighten their load and realize just how strong and courageous they really are!