2024 NAPPA Award winner
A playful, rhyming book for kids ages 3-7 on how to send loving, kind thoughts to yourself and others to make the world a better place.
Keep sharing your love
from morning till night.
See the change you can make
with a love that shines bright.
Worried or sad, grateful or glad, you can send good wishes to yourself, others, and the whole world with your thoughts! Just repeat these simple phrases: “May you be protected and safe. May you feel happy and pleased. May your body be healthy, and may you live with ease.”
This book teaches young readers that even from far away, you can wish others happiness, good health, peace, and safety. Starting with the individual child and extending outward to the whole universe, the rhyming couplets and beautiful art carry the reader through the thoughtful process of extending love and kindness to yourself and all those around you. The book makes a great daily ritual to increase lovingkindness, and if a child is having a rough time or witnessing outside struggles, they can use the repeated phrases in the book to find peace and calm.
October 17, 2023
Preschool - 2
SUSAN B. KATZ is an award-winning bilingual author, National Board Certified Teacher, educational consultant, and long-time meditation practitioner. Susan is also the founder and executive director of Connecting Authors, a national nonprofit bringing children’s book authors and illustrators into schools and libraries as role models of literacy and the arts. Katz served as the Strategic Partner Manager for Authors at Facebook and delivers keynotes at conferences nationally and internationally. You can read more about her books and school visits at www.susankatzbooks.com.
JENNIE POH was born in London and spent her formative years in Malaysia, returning to the UK at the age of nine. She studied fine art at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, alongside illustration courses at Central St. Martins. She mainly works digitally but enjoys making her own paintbrushes and textures, using natural materials such as leaves, bark, flowers, and anything else she may find while out walking. Jennie’s clients include Bloomsbury, Little Tiger Press, Harrods, Magination Press, Baker Publishing, Capstone Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press, Lantana Press, and Eden Cooper.
“This beautiful and happy book will bring pleasure to all the adults who read and sing it and all the little people who have it read and sung to them. It is a must for every child’s library and a perfect baby shower gift to have at arm’s reach at all times. Blessings are the universal soothers for those offering them and those receiving them. May all beings be blessed!”
, author of Pay Attention, For Goodness' Sake
and Spirit Rock Meditation Founder and Teacher
“Share Your Love
is a gorgeously written and illustrated guide to teaching lovingkindness practices to children and their caregivers. Like the practice itself, the rhymes will echo in mind and heart, long after finishing the book.”
—Dr. Christopher Willard
, Harvard Medical School faculty and author of Alphabreaths
“Share Your Love
should be on every child’s shelf. Lovingkindness is the antidote to a world of violence and will give children a sense of agency that they, too, can spread love to friends, family, community members, and even those they don’t see eye-to-eye with. Share Your Love
is a beautiful path to creating more peace in the world.”
, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
“Charming, fun, original, memorable, inspiring, Share Your Love
is an extraordinary and very special picture book.”
—Midwest Book Review