The Be Books Children’s Book Series By Lauren Grabois Fischer
“The Be Books” teach children to BE… Positive, Accepting, Kind, and Loving, Through Stories That Build Self-confidence and Create an Awareness of Being Their Best Self.
Books in "The Be Books Series"
There is a quote by Alvin Price that I remind myself of daily: “Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”
As the mother of three wonderful, unique, and imaginative children, it is a quote that really speaks to me. All of our children are amazingly unique, and this is something we should celebrate with them.
By helping our children acknowledge, accept, and embrace the qualities that make them unique, we not only raise their confidence, but we can also teach them to accept and appreciate the differences they see in others.
Be Who You Were Meant To Be by Lauren Grabois Fischer is a beautiful children’s book that will invite discussions with your children about the qualities and abilities that make us different. This book will teach young readers to be proud of what they can do now and to feel confident to work hard to accomplish whatever they dream of being in the future.
The illustrations are bright and lively and will keep your children engaged and entertained. And not only is this book in English but it is in Spanish as well! When you get to the end of the book, you will find discussion questions and activities to help drive the message home that you should always be yourself and be proud of who they are.
I am sure you have heard the phrase, “not all heroes wear capes.” It’s usually used to refer to someone performing an act of kindness or an otherwise selfless act.
Perhaps when you talk to your children, superheroes such as Ironman, Captain America, or Black Widow come to mind first when you ask them.
But really, it only takes one small act of kindness or bravery to become a superhero yourself. So why is this important? Because every child should know that they are superheroes too!
Every day, we make choices that show the kind of person we are. We don’t have to wear a cape and fight crime to be a superhero. We just have to be kind and do the right thing!!! This book empowers children and adults to do good and to do their very best!!!
You are a Superhero by Lauren Grabois Fischer is the perfect book that will help children discover that through the choices they make, they too can possess true superpowers.
This book will share examples of what a real-life superhero does every single day. “Do you take care of the ones you love?” “Are you responsible and reliable? Do you treat others with respect? Do you take care of your world?”
Young readers can follow along as the young girl in the book shows them what it takes to be kind, considerate and how to use your words and actions wisely.
Watch as your children discover their extraordinary abilities and as they realize that they, too, ARE SUPERHEROES! This book will make the perfect book to add to your bookshelf collection. It will be one that will empower your children with self-confidence, teach them to be accepting and positive, and how to be kind and loving—all of the ingredients of helping your children become their best selves.
Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots
Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots is a wonderful children’s book to teach your children how to embrace how special and beautiful they are. This world is made up of so many different people, places, and things, and this book helps encourage readers to accept themselves and others.
Fischer cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in a fun and easy, child-friendly form. The book features bold, bright colors and silly scenes that allow children to connect and open up for emotional discussions.
Targeted to young children from 0-8, this book will inspire children to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence—and it is never too early to promote healthy self-esteem.
Social-emotional skills, self-regulation, and positive character traits are a few life skills that I am a huge advocate of, and teaching children about the power of choices and words is a necessity. As parents, we can’t take for granted that children know what a choice is or know the difference between positive and negative choices and words.
Love Grows Love is a great children’s book to introduce and reinforce the power of choices and our words. This book helps children understand that their choices will shape their days and sequentially their lives.
Love Grows Love is written in a poem style that gives real-life examples of how our actions can affect not only your own life but others. This book teaches children that we can use our power and choices to help others and encourage positive energy throughout the world.
You know how the saying goes: our children are our future. They hold the fate of the world in their small, sticky hands, and seeing how 2020 is going so far, they’re going to need all the help they can get today to become effective and kind leaders of tomorrow.
It’s our responsibility as parents to raise children eager and willing to make the world a better place. To leave it even better than how they found it, instead of hoping it can survive another generation.
In The Light Within Me, parents can open up a dialogue with their children on how they can make the world a brighter and better place. This children’s book will get children pondering how they can use their unique “powers” to add more light into the world. This book will also teach children that they can be the kindness that others can be grateful for, even – when you’re feeling low.
The Light Within Me will also teach children that no matter how big or small your actions are, you can make a difference, both in others and in yourself, and inspire others to make a difference too!
And because kids can sometimes feel helpless because they feel like they are so small. Teaching them that they can contribute—even as kids—can make them feel better. Teach your children that they CAN change the world! Share this children’s book with your family and discuss what actions you can take this year to create a positive change in the world you live in.
Life is all about perspective.
The way we physically, emotionally, and mentally view the world shapes our children and us more than you might think. We have all heard the saying about the glass being half full or half empty before, and how you view the world will shape how you learn, behave, love, and ultimately how you live.
Life by Lauren Grabois Fischer is a great children’s book to open up the dialogue with children on how they can use a positive perspective to view their world and how they can enjoy it to the fullest.
This children’s book teaches children that we have complete control over how and what we feel, and we have the power to live our lives with meaning, purpose, and happiness.
In this book, Fischer states that “age is just a number. Beauty truly lies in the eyes of the beholder.” Gratitude, fear, wisdom, love, and peace are things that we can choose to have in our lives because life is all about perspective.
So what will you choose to teach your children?
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About the Author, Lauren Grabois Fischer
“From a very young age, Lauren dreamed of becoming a children’s book author.As soon as she was able to lift a pencil and a crayon, she began writing poetry, short stories and drawing illustrations to all of her work.
Throughout her childhood, she continued to write, imagine and create. Lauren graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. She taught for a total of nine wonderful years, six of them in Arizona and three in south Florida; where she currently resides.
Rapid Fire with Lauren Grabois Fischer
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Lauren: It was not really a realization. It sort of just happened. When I was young, I loved to write creatively. I wrote poetry and short stories and even loved to create little comic books. It was a very good form of self-expression but also a huge release of my emotions. My poetry helped me get through many big milestones in life.
I remember I wrote a lot throughout high school and all of the emotional drama that comes with life at that age. And moving away for college and making new friends, my poetry was right there by my side, helping me express pain and fear and love and hope. It wasn’t until I entered a National Poetry Contest in high school and took second place that I realized how special it was to share my words with the world.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
Lauren: My family has always been supportive of my writing. I think their only complaint would be how often I ask them to read “my new poem” or “my new story.” They don’t always have time to read them all.
There are a few people who stand out in my mind as instrumental in me getting to the point of publishing children’s books. I want to start by saying that my husband saw how important writing was to me. He was the one that recognized that my dream was to publish children’s books. He is the one that gave me that final push of confidence to do it, and he helped me create my business and publish my first book.
My grandparents and my mom were also my biggest supporters. My Grandpa always saw potential in my poetry and stories and always told me that I was a gifted writer. My grandparents believed in me so much that it made me believe in myself. Their confidence in my work gave me the confidence to keep writing and sharing my words.
Even now, my Grandpa is so proud as each new book comes out, and he can read them and enjoy them and know that others are doing the same. He has had such a huge impact on my life that in my most recent book, Life, he is the main character. My grandpa lost his battle to cancer on October 26, 2020.
My mom and my sisters are also so influential in my life. They have read thousands of poems that I have written. I know that it can be a bit overwhelming at times, but I am so grateful that they see value in what I do. And they are so supportive and my best friends.
I want to add one more thing. My children think it is normal to have a mom who writes and publishes books. I love that they just think it’s another thing.
Q. What do you think makes a good story?
Lauren: To me, a good story is one the touches your heart. I know that when I pick books for my children, I want the books to have a deeper meaning and teach them something. I want them to become better people because of something that they learned. I love books that make you think and wonder and dream. What a beautiful gift to give to a child… a gift that helps them dream.
Q. How did you become involved in the subject or theme of your book?
Lauren: Once I became a mom, my priorities became all about my children, and I wanted a safe world for my children to grow up in. After publishing my first book, it sort of organically happened on its own. Each book continued to have a positive theme. I had created my company, “The Be Books,” with the idea of writing books for children explaining how to “be.” It has evolved and become this incredible company of positive, uplifting, empowering, and inspiring books that promote the kind of world that I dream for my children and all children.
Q. What inspires you as a writer?
Lauren: I am a deep thinker. I have always been someone that feels for the world and believes in love. I have always been a dreamer and a writer. I am inspired by many things. I am inspired by my children. I love learning from them and growing with them. I am inspired by nature: clouds, rainbows, sunrises, sunsets, rain, mountains, the ocean… it all gives me a sense of purpose and gives life meaning.
I am inspired by the ripples in the water as the water moves. I am inspired by a rainbow after a storm. I am inspired by a candle that stays lit far longer than the rest. Life inspires me. I feel that as I learn and grow, I want to share what I am learning with others. Both positive moments and negative moments have inspired the deepest of my writing.
Q. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Lauren: I love spending time with my family. We love to go on walks, and we love to relax at the beach. We are big fans of bike riding as well. My son and I love playing the game “Mastermind,” and my daughter loves “Tic Tac Toe.” You can often find me trying to win a game of Rummikub with my husband.
Q. What type of books do you write?
Lauren: I write picture books that are geared for children birth to nine years young. You will often hear me say that my books are deep enough that they are written for 0-120. Many parents and teachers have told me that they themselves love reading the books and that it has opened their eyes to the simplicity and depth of some topics that I write about.
I write all of my books with the intention to empower and inspire children to be kind, accepting, positive, respectful, grateful, and love who they are. There will always be a deeper meaning behind my books and something to think and talk about.
All of my paperback and hardcover books include Inspiration/Discussion Pages and Activity Pages to inspire positive conversations in the home/classroom. I always include a diverse selection of children in my books because I want them to represent the world and the beauty of our differences. I dream that through reading my books, children can learn to be accepting and kind to everyone and treat everyone with respect.
Q. What do you love most about being an Author?
Lauren: I believe that our actions and choices affect others in both positive and negative ways. I think writing is a perfect example of how powerful our words really are. What I love most about being an author is that I can use my one voice and speak to millions of people.
My book, The Light Within Me, has a line in it that says, “My light is not just for me. My light has a magic power. It can be shared. The light within me can become the light within you! And the coolest part is… that when I share my light, my light only grows stronger! It never dims!” I love that the lessons I am learning in my life. I am able to share them with others, hopefully, someone out there is better off because they learned something from one of my books, or they overcame an obstacle because they believed in themselves.
Q. Are you working on anything at the present that you would like to share with your readers about?
Lauren: I am currently finishing up with my illustrator, my book, The Zoo’s Big News. It will be out by this holiday season. It is the backstory to my book, Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots. I wanted to explain to my readers how the mom felt when she noticed that her baby was different. It’s important to understand and be okay with the mixed emotions of it all. And then we see her evolve and realize how special her baby really is. Those moments when we open up our hearts; those are what make life worthwhile.
I am also working on a few other projects, including my book, “The ABC’s To A Mindful Life.” This book will be out in Spring 2021. I am currently working on journals that will accompany each of my books and inspire more greatness in the world.
Q. Is there a message in your novel that you hope readers will grasp?
Lauren: Every single one of my books has value and a hidden lesson. I wrote my first published book, “Be Who You Were Meant To Be,” as a poem for my son. I wanted him always to know that he could do anything that he dreamed of. I wanted him to believe in himself and be kind to others.
“You Are A Superhero” is an important book to me because so often, children love the idea of a superhero and think of it as a fictional character. I wanted children to know that they too are a superhero when they make kind choices and respect others and the world.
“Every So Often A Zebra Has Spots” is one of my deepest books, but you would never know it. It asks the reader, “what if …” and references animals that do not fit the role that we expect of them. It is so important to me that we raise our children to be aware of our differences and see them as a positive and beautiful thing. Very often, someone who is different from you can be perceived as “scary” when, in reality, there is so much to learn from someone who is different than us.
“Love Grows Love” is one of the most simplistic books and yet so so deep. An important lesson that every human should know is that for the most part, we get what we give. The world is like a mirror, and it reflects our actions back to us. If I am kind to another, I will usually receive kindness in return. If I am angry or hateful towards someone, they will probably be angry and mean right back to me. This is an important concept to understand.
“The Light Within Me” was written at a time in my life when I myself needed my own light. I like to write about things that I can relate to and that have helped me. Through loss I realized how much I truly had. And how I really had the control of how I wanted to react. I could learn from what I was experiencing or I could fall and break down. I chose to learn. I chose to find my light and grow and share with others. That book is a very special book to me as it is a reminder to everyone that we can contribute to the beauty and positivity in this world.
My sixth book, “Life,” is extremely important to me. Someone referred to this book as “deeper than the ocean.” That really pulled at my heartstrings. This book is the story of a great grandpa and a great-grandson as they discover the true meaning of life. It opens your eyes to the truth behind age just being a number and how perspective is really everything in life.
It is my hope that I provide some comfort to someone out there and that I help them on their journey through life. I hope that they can look back one day and say, “That book really opened my eyes to the importance of kindness and acceptance for all.” I hope that my Activity Pages and Inspiration/Discussion Pages at the back of my Paperback and Hardcover books spark beautiful conversations in your home and classroom.
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Lauren Grabois Fischer, in exchange for an honest review.