Just For Me Books™ series offers advice on grief, fear, anger and making friends
May 24, 2012
Four books in the new Just for Me Books™ series offer
children ages 4-8 advice on how to handle grief, fear, anger and
making friends in healthy ways. The books, written by various
authors, feature artwork from acclaimed illustrator Anne
FitzGerald. The series was released in April by Abbey Press, with
plans to release two more books in mid-December.
Death can be hard to understand, especially for children who are
new to the experience. Being Sad When Someone Dies: A Book
About Grief ... Just for Me! by Linus Mundy offers practical
coping skills to help young readers understand their feelings of
grief and reassures them things will get better. Mundy attempts to
speak directly to the child in words he/she can understand.
Children face a lot of difficult things in life including fear.
Sometimes I'm Afraid: A Book About Fear...Just for Me! by
Michaelene Mundy helps young readers understand what it means to be
afraid and how to find courage and support in their friends and
Anger is normal and everyone gets angry, but children often
respond to anger by throwing tantrums, yelling or hitting.
Being Mad: A Book About Anger...Just for Me! by Molly
Wigand helps children learn to understand and accept their anger
and to express it in healthy ways.
Psychological studies show strong friendships lead to long,
healthy and happy lives, but making friends isn't a skill taught in
schools. How To Be A Friend: A Book About Friendship...Just for
Me! also authored by Molly Wigand, introduces children to the
values that make good friends and how they can become a good friend
The Just for Me Books™ series is published by Abbey
Press and is available for $7.95 each at the Saint Meinrad
Archabbey Gift Shop and online at www.carenotes.com.
Linus Mundy has written several books for children and adults
and has provided articles for religious publications. Mundy was the
publisher of Abbey Press for several years and founder of the
highly acclaimed series of CareNotes and Elf-Help Therapy books
offered through Abbey Press. Mundy and his wife, Michaelene, wrote
the Bringing Religion Home newsletter for several
Michaelene Mundy has written a number of books for children. She
is a school and community counselor and has taught elementary
school children. Mundy is the author of Sad Isn't Bad and
Mad Isn't Bad, both books in the Elf-Help Books for Kids
series offered through Abbey Press. She and her husband, Linus,
live in Jasper, IN.
Molly Wigand is a writer and editor from Lenexa, KS. She has
taught creative writing to adults and children. Wigand is the
author of numerous children's books including the Elf-Help Book for
Kids Help is Here for Facing Fear offered through Abbey
Anne FitzGerald is an internationally known artist and has
written and illustrated over 200 children's books. FitzGerald works
from her studio in Limerick, Ireland, where she also teaches art at
Liberty Christian School.
Abbey Press is operated by the Benedictine monks of Saint
Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN.