Words matter--we can use them to lift others up or break them down.
Do you want your child to discover the powerful impact of their words?
Help your child make mindful choices about the way they speak to others and about themselves with this charming narrative. The Power in Words reminds children that they have the ability to choose their words and actions. Through rhyme and thought-provoking illustrations, readers will explore engaging scenes to help them consider the way broken promises, gossip, and unkind words impact others. Children will be inspired to use their voices to create more beauty, love, and peace in their lives.
"If we all put in effort to be a bit kinder,
our actions will spread and become a reminder,
that our words have the power to make someone's day.
We can lift others up with the words that we say!"
Confident self-talk will increase your child's emotional resilience, self-worth, and happiness.
Your child's self-worth will soar as they explore ways their words can spread love and kindness to others. Readers will learn to speak compassionately about themselves and develop confidence with empowering affirmations, or "I am" statements.
Written by an elementary school librarian to support the emotional well-being of young readers, The Power in Words will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books like: I am Enough by Grace Byers, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, Speak Up by Miranda Paul, and Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden.
- Additional content includes: Kindness for Others, Affirmations, and Child & Caregiver Discussion Starters.
- Parents and educators: find free downloadable resources to accompany this book at meaghanaxel.com.
- The Power in Words is a wonderful book for the classroom or home-- perfect for boys and girls ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 and Grades PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
About the Author
Meaghan Axel is an elementary school librarian who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and daughter. She loves sharing her passion for yoga, meditation, and reading with others. Meaghan discovered the magical power of her breath as an adult and now hopes to empower others with this valuable life skill. Her Powerful Me book series encourages readers to make mindful choices to improve their self-esteem and relationships. Meaghan hopes her books will help children giggle, grow, and bond with others.
Michelle Simpson is an illustrator and designer based out of Niagara Falls, Canada. Michelle graduated with a BAA in illustration from Sheridan College and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's book illustration. She has also worked as a concept artist for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate and Tee and Mo.
"A sweet and simple reminder of the power words can do to help or harm."
--Christopher Willard PsyD, author of Alphabreaths
"Sweet verses teach children about the importance of what we say to each other and to ourselves. Both timely and relevant, The Power in Words opens the door to teaching this crucial lifelong skill to little ones. This resource is perfect for parents and educators who want to support the teaching of mindful and kind speech."
--Wendy O'Leary, Co-Author of Breathing Makes It Better and Mindfulness Educator