Spotlight on Mindfulness

Here’s a roundup of Magination’s eight books that introduce young readers to mindfulness. Kids will learn how to combat stress, anxiety, and depression through reflection, breathing techniques, and other mind-healthy skills. Each book includes a Dear Reader or Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about emotional awareness and mindfulness, plus practical advice and activities for introducing mindfulness into daily… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors: Jon Lasser, PhD, and Sage Foster-Lasser!

              Jon Lasser, PhD, is a psychologist, school psychologist, professor and program director of the School Psychology program at Texas State University. At Texas State he has developed and taught graduate courses for the school psychology program and has also taught the freshman first-year experience course.  Sage Foster-Lasser is a student at the University… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Chris Lyles

Christopher Lyles has illustrated numerous books for children.  Inspired by vintage graphics and antique surfaces, he uses collage and mixed media applications to create his art.  He lives in a quiet New England town surrounded by wilderness.  When he is not creating picture books, he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking the surrounding woods. Chris shared with us… Read more »

New Year, New Books!

It’s a busy year for Magination Press! We have lots of books in a variety of subject areas for many age groups! From mindfulness, to spatial relationships, to social anxiety, and LGBT history, we’ll have many new books to choose from this year. For a preview of our spring titles, keep reading! FEBRUARY 2017 A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness Frank… Read more »

2016 Award Winners!

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We love when our authors and books are recognized for their contributions to children’s literature! We figured it would be a good time to share a list of award winners in 2016. Here they are!                    Bounce Back was named a winner in the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Motivation and Inspiration. The Tween Book won… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Janet McDonnell

Janet McDonnell is a writer and illustrator living in the calm outskirts of the Windy City. Her characters populate many books and magazines for children. I’ve wanted to work with Janet for years keeping her tear sheet on my desk, waiting for the “right” book for her to illustrate. And, we found it (three times over)! Janet has illustrated two (and is… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD

              Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD, and Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, are clinical psychologists in Baltimore, Maryland, with over thirty years each in private practice working with children and parents. We delighted when they agreed to write books for our hugely popular What to Do series. They also just released a teen self-help book… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Euan Cook

Euan Cook is an illustrator living and working in London. I had Euan’s art samples for a long while, sitting and waiting on my desk for the right story. Eventually I found it and together, we watched a story unfold, words become illustrated, and characters drawn to life. And WOW–then we had a book! Although Euan has drawn for books and magazines published around the… Read more »