Health & Harmony

It was good to see some of our regular customers at the Children’s Health & Harmony Festival over the weekend. And I got to introduce the store to some new potential customers. I gave out $5 coupons to the store, as well as lots of flyers and catalogs, signed up a bunch of people on our mailing list, and gave  away lots of cool stickers and coloring sheets, not to mention the big prize of a $20 gift certificate to the store at the end of the day.

I decided against hauling a display of books to sell on site at the festival, but now that I’m back in the air-conditioned comfort of the bookstore and reflecting on Sunday’s festival, here are some of the books I might have taken to tie in with the theme of the day:


Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying–so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way–it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate! They find a quiet spot, a special place with a few simple things, and just breathe. They do this every day, feeling their breath going in and out. They slow down and calm down. Now it’s easier to deal with whatever comes their way, and they have time to notice all the magical things in life, too! New from the same author: Peaceful Piggy Yoga. Both books suggested for ages 5 to 9.


Good Enough to Eat is a guide to kids’ nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn: all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals; each nutrient’s function; which foods contain which nutrients; how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day; how the body digests food; all about calories. Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o’ Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids! Suggested for ages 5 to 9.


In this exhaustively researched book, the authors (calmly) talk parents-to-be through everything from the safest laundry detergent to which crib mattresses contain toxic flame retardants. You’ll find out how to choose the right face cream, plastic water bottles, household cleaners, types of fish, and much more—all with an eye toward keeping you and your baby safe and healthy. It also features a collection of personal diaries from well-known writers and organophiles, including Barbara Kingsolver and Marion Nestle, as well as recipes from organic chefs. Required reading for anyone heading into this exciting stage of life, The Complete Organic Pregnancy is your chance to make a difference for your children, even before they’re born.

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  1. Hi Shannon,
    I’m afraid we don’t have any books on caring for animals like that, and I couldn’t even find any to order for you! I would suggest trying the library or even calling a local veterinarian for advice. Good luck!

  2. help us!!are dog brought a baby mole to the house we dont know wat to feed it i dont know nothing about moles its so young its eyes arent open and it is the sizeof my pinkywe have been fedin it warm milk with a little tube please help us with anything!!!!!!!!!

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