An eBook Kind of Christmas

I like paper. I love the smell of freshly printed pages of a new book and the feel of a page before it becomes dog-eared from loving use. It feels very natural and comforting to me to hold a physical book in my hand maybe because that’s how I grew up.

I know I am not the only one who loves paperbacks or hardcover reads, but I also know for a fact that in our technology-based world, many people like the ease and portability of consuming their beloved books on some sort of an e-Reader. E-books come with font flexibility that helps the reader see the story better and e-readers can store thousands of e-books on a single device! Imagine trying to find room in your home for all of the books you want to read.

There is no right or wrong way to read a book, just the act of reading in any form is acceptable. This is just not the world we live in now: we live in an “ebook-kind-of-world,” and I’m okay with it.

There are children now who love to hold a Kindle or Kobo device in their hands and instead of turning the page, they try to scroll through to the next image. This is their world now and so, for them, I spent a great deal of time in 2020 turning some of my books into ebooks.

Beautiful Diverse eBooks by Deedee Cummings

Love Is…

     Love Is…is a charming children’s book that shares a valuable message: love is a gift meant to be shared by every being. Filled with beautiful illustrations and a stunning palette, this book shows children the different ways that love can be expressed – many of which can easily be forgotten or taken for granted. Love is… is a masterpiece of word and color poetry that draws readers of all ages into the story. {For ages 2 and up}

     “My 6- year old son saw ‘Love is…’ and couldn’t wait for me to read it to him. It filled his bucket. We discussed the beautiful illustrations and talked about love. We love the positivity of the book and that it reminds us to shine our light and to not close off our hearts.”~Eat Pure Love

My Trip to the Beach

My Trip to the Beach

The young girl depicted in this story is feeling down so she finds a space all her own–an imaginary beach that makes her heart feel happy. With the help of the sun, the waves, sand, and sea spray, she discovers how to use nature’s gifts to take each bad thought and erase them like the waves wiping the flaws in the sand away. Through calming, inspiring, and simple exercises in My Trip to the Beach, readers will learn that mindfulness and meditation can transport them to special places to aid in the coping process. These practices can also enhance the skills of readers when it comes to important life skills like strengthening concentration, decreasing stress levels, reducing anger and impulse issues, and aiding in better self-awareness. As a seasoned therapist, the author provides poetic perspectives on life and its struggles that will help encourage children to focus on imagery, positivity, and the important message that with each sunrise comes a chance to begin again. {ages 5 and up}

“When I visit the beach, I am reminded of how awesome and majestic the world is.”~ author, Deedee Cummings

I Want to be a Bennett Belle

In this endearing children’s story, a smart and curious little girl asks her grandmother what she hoped to be when she was growing up. From there, another future Bennett Belle is born.

After her grandma begins sharing the story of how she became the woman she was meant to be, the young girl learns all about the mission of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina: to instill each of its students with self-respect, confidence, compassion, pride, and preparation to compete as a professional in an ever-changing world. As the little girl falls in love with the spirit, sisterhood, and legacy of Bennett College, she discovers it is never too early to think about higher education or becoming the best woman she can be.

This book is also the author’s tribute to the HBCU (Historically Black College) that her mother and several female family members attended. Bennett College is special for many reasons and is often referred to as “the Mecca of Black girl magic.”  In this endearing children’s story, a young girl learns all about Bennett College and its mission from her grandmother, a proud Bennett Belle. {ages 5 and up}

My Dad’s Job:

My Dad's Job

Being a father is one of the hardest jobs on earth and in My Dad’s Job, the story of a dedicated father teaches his son how to be a responsible, intelligent, and loving person.

This sweet story of a young boy growing up with his beloved father will remind the adult readers that their children are watching and listening to them as examples of adulthood. Inspired by the author’s husband Anthony, and the couple’s oldest son, Little Anthony, My Dad’s Job shares a powerful message about the value of being present and parenting with love, direction, purpose, modeling, and consistency. {ages 5 and up}

“In therapy, we call this act of steady guidance and modeling to kids ‘planting seeds.’ Sometimes it seems as nothing has changed, mattered, or taken root and then one day you look up, and there’s a full bloom!” ~ author, Deedee Cummings

Heart

     Lyrically and visually beautiful, Heart is a book for all ages and all walks of life.  Within the pages of Heart, readers, parents, and educators will find affirmations that, when hearts close from fear, other emotions like love, peace, joy, and happiness become closed off as well. Inspired by her work with foster children, the author uses lyrical prose and stunning illustrations to share beliefs of love, life, faith, and the power of prayer.

 This is a much-needed book for children of all ages, especially those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Heart provides an overall message to readers that, to find faith, they must never stop believing that there are good people in the world. This is a book that is an excellent resource for classrooms, home bookshelves, and children’s counselor’s office.” Change to “counselors’ offices. Heart will help lift readers’ spirits and serves as a guide to the path to healing. {ages 5 and up}

This is the Earth

This is the Earth

A recent Purple Dragonfly Award First Place winner, Cummings uses bold and bright illustrations in This is the Earth to share a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, and inclusion. Published in early 2019, the book’s message bears repeating: peace is meant for all of us, and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the united family that we really are.

This exceptional and timely book shares the reality that we are all sharing this world that we call home instead of acting as though each continent, each country, and each neighborhood is like a completely different planet. Within the pages of This is the Earth, readers will discover thought and conversation-invoking concepts on issues and struggles that have our world at odds with each other. Kids and adults will love the lyrical message and thoughtful artwork that reinforces the fact that every human being is our neighbor on Planet Earth; a place also known as Home. {ages 4 and up}

In The Nick of Time

In The Nick of Time

In The Nick of Time is a timely tale about a little Brown Boy named Nick Saint who helps Santa save Christmas for one special family in need. One snowy day in December, Nick accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing that Christmas is almost upon them, he opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

ebooks by Deedee Cummings


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About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All ten of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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