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The Insanely Awesome Book Series

Using humor and science to educate kids about their social and mental health

Books! Books! Books!

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After a year of social isolation and a pandemic, many children are experiencing mixed emotions and anxiety at the return of "normal life." This engaging chapter book for ages 7-11 discusses feelings, ways to cope, reduce screens, and understand vaccines. Illustrated by 12 year old Caroline Charland.

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This FREE FREE FREE educational Guide is intended for use by parents and teachers. It offers summaries of each chapter, discussion questions, and INTERACTIVE activities for each chapter.  

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This engaging chapter book, written for ages 8-11, discusses staying safe during the pandemic, while keeping up schoolwork, friendships, and mental health. Funny, informative, and designed to appeal to young readers! 

Illustrated by 12 year old Caroline Charland.

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This educational Guide is intended for use by parents and teachers.  It offers summaries of the major points made in each chapter of the Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook, as well as Discussion Questions and Guides and additional Activities for each chapter.  

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The Insanely Awesome Adventures Online

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Every year, younger and younger kids are online. This beginning-reader picture book goes over the basics of digital safety and health, in an entertaining format. Designed for kids aged 5-7 years old.

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The Insanely Awesome Internet Book 

COMING IN 2021!

This catchy book uses 8-11-year-old humor to educate kids about how to use cell phones safely and wisely. Based on research and tested with real elementary school kids!

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This Activity "BOREDOM BUSTER" book is chock-full of fun activities for kids. Its content is based on the Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook. It features coloring, Spot the Differences, Word Finders, Limericks, Crossword Puzzles, and much more!

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About Us

Dr. Elizabeth Englander is a Psychology professor and the founder and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center that delivers research, resources and programs about social emotional learning and peer relationships. She is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker, and the author of several books and more than a hundred articles.  http://www.elizabethenglander.com

Dr. Katharine Covino is an Assistant Professor of English Studies who teaches writing, literature, and teacher-preparation classes at Fitchburg State University.  Her research interests include critical pedagogy, gender, and identity. She has published and presented on issues related to literacy praxis. Prior to teaching at the university level, she taught middle school and high school in Austin, Texas.  She is also a children’s book author with multiple upcoming projects in the works.