cover image A World of Mindfulness

A World of Mindfulness

The editors and illustrators of Pajama Press. Pajama, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-77278-138-0

From the team behind A World of Kindness comes this picture book, which does double duty as a mindfulness guide. Fourteen artists illustrate, with a table of contents helpfully identifying the respective page numbers. Composed prose emphasizes sensory experiences and emotions that many children have witnessed: the sounds of birds and dogs, “the smell of a brand-new book,” the textile feeling of soft pajamas. “Sometimes my mind is like a mixed-up swirling snowstorm. It isn’t right or wrong—it’s just how I feel,” reads one page, buttressed with a textured illustration, by Miki Sato, of a child bundled in stitch-detailed winter clothes. Other illustrations feature impressive dioramas in various media, as well as more traditional colored-pencil and watercolor art. The children have differing skin tones and hair textures, highlighting the universality of this effectively grounding read. Ages 3–6. (Nov.)