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Insanely Awesome Books

Written by a leading researcher in child development and a literacy scholar with a penchant for zany children's humor, these books has been meticulously illustrated by an amazingly talented 12 year old. Your kids will find them relevant and informative, and they won't be able to put them down.

The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook:
A Humorous Mental Health Guide for Kids

Written by Elizabeth Englander, PhD and Katharine Covino, EdD - Illustrated by Caroline Charland
This pandemic has ushered in a social and emotional crisis for many American children. Your children may be going to school online, at least partially; and you are probably juggling work, their schooling, and coping with the pandemic and the recession. On top of this, American kids are more socially isolated and more dependent on screens than they have ever been. All of this change is taking a toll. This book is designed to address these problems by directly appealing to kids aged 8-11 years old, using uproariously funny and highly-engaging writing and hands-on activities to teach them how to pay attention to their screen use, their mental health, and their social relationships. Available in print and e-book formats. 
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The Insanely Awesome POST Pandemic Playbook: 
A Humorous Mental Health Guide for Kids

Written by Elizabeth Englander, PhD and Katharine Covino, EdD - Illustrated by Caroline Charland
Now that the pandemic is winding down, kids are going back to activities, sports, camps, and school. While they are super excited for a return to normal life, they may also be feeling a little anxious as they return to old routines. Friendships also changed during the pandemic. Of course, kids are thrilled to see each other again. But, they may also be a little worried that their relationships may feel or seem different.  All this means that children and tweens may need a little help as they learn how a) to understand and monitor their own feelings, b) to re-invigorate their rusty social skills, c) to get away from screens, and d) to think about getting vaccinated. Enter The Insanely Awesome POST Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide For Kids - a book that uses humor to engage and entertain kids, while teaching them useful scientifically-based skills and techniques. Available in print and e-book formats. 
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The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook:
Humorous Mental Health Guide for Kids
The Educational Guide for Parents and Teachers

Written by Elizabeth Englander, PhD and Katharine Covino, EdD - Illustrated by Caroline Charland
This is the educational guide to accompany the Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide For Kids. It contains summaries of every segment of the book; discussion guides for every segment of the book; advice; and Activities. Available in print and e-book formats. 
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The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook: Boredom Buster Edition
Awesome Activities, Brain Teasers, Mazes, Puzles and More!

Written by Elizabeth Englander, PhD and Katharine Covino, EdD - Illustrated by Caroline Charland
This companion Activity Book to the The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide For Kids is a Boredom Buster!  Available in print and e-book formats. 
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