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June 11, 2024

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Coming 2025!

The Hero in You

Written by Ellis Paul

Illustrated by Angela Padron

Albert Whitman Co.

Acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul brings the inspirational words from his songs to the pages of a new picture book! Based on his award-winning family album of the same name, The Hero in You introduces kids to thirteen real-life American heroes. From Chief Joseph to Rosa Parks, their remarkable, heroic lives motivate and encourage us to aim high and try our best. Also included is a special edition CD of The Hero in You with 14 songs and exclusive introductory tracks from Ellis Paul. Readers can listen along to the lyrical book text, then read additional facts about the heroes on each spread.

My Body Belongs to Me

Written by Jill Starishevsky

Illustrated by Angela Padron

Free Spirit Publishing, 2014


Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches you inappropriately, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.

Firefighter Mom

Written by Lea Daniel

Illustrated by Angela Padron

Cricket Magazine, January, 2016


A story about a brave mom and how she became a firefighter while raising her family.

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