INSPIRING CHILDREN SERIES

Five diverse friends with shining personalities embark on new adventures.  Having fun, acting silly, getting into a little bit of trouble but learning valuable lessons on the way.  

Topics that teach key social values and skills such as dealing with bullying, showing kindness, the true meaning of being a good friend, learning ways to be calm and patient, staying positive, and never giving up are included.

This collection encourages children to be proud of who they are just as they are.  To see the person and embrace their differences.  No Labels - Just Kids! 

INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SHARE (Book #1) 

Jaxon is a mischievous little monkey who loves to share. Eagerly and very excited to share his bananas, he heads to a nearby park.  He grabs a banana, winds up, and...

"Duck Bentley," calls out Toby.  BONK!

Bentley is at the receiving end.  Bentley and Toby decide they must teach Jaxon how to share properly, but they'll have to catch him first.

A story about caring and sharing

INSPIRING CHILDREN TO BE KIND (Book #2) 

What happens when the bully becomes the victim?

Sitting quietly at the back of the bus, Toby finds himself the target of name-calling and finger-pointing.  Arriving at the Fair, the bullies grab Toby's glasses and disappeared. It's not long before cries for help are heard in the distance.  Will Bentley and the others help or continue searching for Toby's glasses?

A heart-warming story of friendship and kindness

INSPIRING CHILDREN TO NEVER GIVE UP (Book #3) 

It's okay to have a bad day and to want to quit.

Bentley and his friends meet children with their own difficulties and struggles, but there is one, a little girl who wants to give up as she stares from a hospital window, wishing she could be with her friends. 

Bentley and his new friends come up with a plan to cheer her up.  Will they succeed?

An empowering story of resilience, friendship and empathy

INSPIRING CHILDREN TO BE PATIENT (Book #4) 

Something is happening in town.  Music is playing and there is a line-up of children.  Jaxon cannot sit still.  Pacing back and forth, he glances around and makes a mad dash to the front of the line, but is quickly sent back.

Jumping in frustration, he accidentally bumps into Bentley, Toby< Marty, and Daisy and knocks over their ice cream cones.

Can Bentley and the others teach Jaxon ways to stay calm and be patient?

A hilarious story of a little monkey who needs to practice patience.

INSPIRING CHILDREN TO ACCEPT EACH OTHER (Book #5) 

The day has finally arrived.  Bentley's space adventure dream is about to come true - or will it?  Bentley's excitment quickly turns to disappointment when his friends are prevented from boarding the rocket ship because they are all different.

Too short, too tall, curly hair, wears glasses, dark skin, light skin.  

Bentley must choose between his dream and his friends.

A story that displays true friendship and acceptance.