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Laurie Dawkins
I love, love, love these books! They are so cute and the messages are so perfect for now. Congrats!

Jodie Hagedorn
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Deb Schwenk Craig
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A young fan reading Sonja Wendt's books

Growing Compassionate Children: Grower’s Guide
The world needs more compassion and where else to start, than with raising compassionate children.  This first place award winning parenting book includes twelve steps of “growing” compassionate children, a Grower’s Guide. There are stories and topics addressing the impacts of societal issues such as the use of social media, anger, mental health, and violence to focusing on acts of kindness and making this world a better place for all. The topics are diverse and include math and science concepts as they apply to plants and growing compassionate children.
I’m Not a Weed
If you are looking for a story about inclusion, acceptance, and welcoming, this award-winning book on cultural diversity is for you! This is a story about a sunflower, Suzy,  that blows into a perennial garden. Mr. Gardener considers anything that he has not planted, a weed. Mrs. Gardener fell in love with this unplanned sunflower.  This is a Purple Dragonfly book award winner that shows how love is infinite and to welcome even the unplanned, into our garden.
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Can Old Be Beautiful
This Amazon #1 Best Seller book in 4 categories (Peer Pressure, Values, Self-Esteem & Self-Respect, and Girls & Women’s books) is about six-year-old Maggie who questions her grandmother whether old things can be beautiful. The intent of this story is to see beauty from beyond societal norms to what is simply natural in life.  It can lead to thoughts and discussion on positive self-esteem.  The illustrations in the book are beautiful and culturally diverse. This is a warm and wonderful multigenerational book for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends to read to young children.
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What’s Wrong with Grandpa
If you are looking for a story about understanding aging, disabilities, acceptance, and compassion, this Amazon #1 Best Seller in four categories is the book for you. This multi-award-winning children’s book in categories including disability awareness and special needs, is  a sweet story to help explain the impacts of aging and disabilities in general.  Joey misinterprets Grandpa’s inability to do what he could do with him in the past as a reflection on him, questioning whether his grandpa still loves him anymore. This is a multigenerational story which is wonderful for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends to read to with children leading discussion on how easily situations can be misunderstood.
Baba-Balu Belongs, Too
Have you ever felt left out, or that you just did not belong or fit in? Do you know a child that might feel this way? Human beings need the feeling of self-worth to grow and develop into a healthy contributing part of society. BaBa-Balu Belongs, Too a multiple award winning story in areas including School Issues, LGBT, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is about a monarch caterpillar who doesn’t fit in. He feels uncomfortable in his own skin. The story reaches a turning point where he feels loved and accepted. This allows him to become the beautiful butterfly he is meant to be. This story follows the metamorphosis cycle and includes several of its scientific terms.

Laurie Dawkins
I love, love, love these books! They are so cute and the messages are so perfect for now. Congrats! Jodie Hagedorn
. . .We are totally enamored with your beautiful & thoughtful creations . . .

Deb Schwenk Craig
Her content and illustrations are a pure labor of love . . .

A young fan reading Sonja Wendt's books

I’m Not a Weed
A story of sunflower, Suzy, that blows into a perennial garden. Mr. Gardener considers anything that he hasn’t planted, a weed. It is a message of “welcoming” something or someone new or different. It is a story of inclusion and acceptance.
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Can Old Be Beautiful
A story of a little girl and her grandmother who engage in an insightful discussion of age and beauty. Children are influenced by society what constitutes is beautiful. This book is a thought provoking book that touches on the beauty of the natural process of aging and old things.
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What's Wrong With Grandpa book

What’s Wrong with Grandpa
A story of a little boy who misunderstands the natural process of aging while hiking with his grandpa.
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Baba-Balu Belongs, Too
A story of an insect that after experiencing the sensation of inclusion, grows and experiences his beautiful self. This book also ties in the Metamorphosis cycle into the story.
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Growing Compassionate Children
This book includes twelve steps of “growing” compassionate children, a Grower’s Guide.