Henry is Kind: A Story of Mindfulness (Henry & Friends Mindfulness Series) (Paperback)

Henry is Kind: A Story of Mindfulness (Henry & Friends Mindfulness Series) By Linda Ryden, Shearry Malone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Ryden, Shearry Malone (Illustrator)
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The Henry and Friends series is now available in paperback!

A classroom-tested resource for social and emotional learning  

Henry’s discovery of the many ways he can be kind will inspire young readers to use the simple mindfulness practices taught in this book to develop their own capacities for kindness.

Ms. Snowden and her class practice sending kind thoughts to the people they love, and they launch a class Kindness Project. There is only one problem: Henry can’t think of one kind thing he has done. Declaring that kindness is stupid, he stomps to the classroom door on the verge of tears, but his classmates save the day by reminding him of the kind things he has done for each of them.  

About the Author

LINDA RYDEN teaches mindfulness, kindness, and conflict resolution to more than 600 elementary school students and has developed her Peace of Mind curriculum to integrate these practices into education nationwide. Her work has been recognized in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, and her program has been featured on local CBS, ABC and Fox5 news stations. Visit www.TeachPeaceofMind.com for more.

SHEARRY MALONE is the illustrator of the Absolutely Alfie books (Viking) a spin-off from the EllRay Jakes series. Shearry’s loose, quirky illustrations make Tyaja, Henry, Sergio, and their pals as universally appealing as the kids in Charlie Brown’s world.  Shearry illustrated Henry is Kind, Sergio Sees the Good, and Tyaja Uses the THiNK Test.

Praise For…

What did you like about the book? Mindfulness in the classroom is a growing trend, and Henry is Kind is a wonderful way to introduce the concept to lower-grade elementary students. Henry is listening to his teacher and classmates talk about all of the kind acts they have done, and he starts getting frustrated that he can’t think of a single nice thing he did. Luckily, his classmates are there to remind him that no small act goes unnoticed, and sometimes even the littlest moments make a big impact. At the end of the book, Ryden included a few pages on Mindfulness and Heartfulness. These pages have a plethora of information and resources for readers to incorporate the practices in their own lives. To whom would you recommend this book?  Parents, Public and School libraries

— Meghann Price, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Lynn, MA - Youth Services Book Review,

These delightful, captivating books are full of
powerful practical methods for kids - and their parents.
— Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, and Buddha’s Brain

Henry Is Kind is bright, fun, and engaging, which is wonderful because it means kids will love it. And it provides an easy way for teachers and parents to help children understand and enjoy being kind, which means adults will love it too.

— Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love

Linda Ryden is an amazing author, teacher and overall
person. Her approach to mindfulness makes it achievable for all, and I consider
her an expert in the field of social emotional learning and mindfulness. Her
books serve as a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and students.
— Wanda H. Legrand, Ed.D Deputy Chancellor District of Columbia Public Schools
Product Details
ISBN: 9780884486626
ISBN-10: 0884486621
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Henry & Friends Mindfulness Series