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Children's books with breathing meditations, value-rich stories and reflection pages that help deepen connection and safety before bed.
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We have two amazing new Conscious Bedtime Stories for you to enjoy. These stories have wise, lovable characters who model real-life situations to your children, showing them how to resolve challenges before they arise. They also have easy breathing meditations and activity pages that help parents and children connect. (and kids love the stickers!)

The stories are ready to print, and with your support today, we can fund the first print run and deliver your rewards before the holidays. Please back the project today.

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 - Scroll down for the Mr Rogers outtake!

 A mysterious visitor arrives in the Square Village, bringing long forgotten wisdom of circles and weaving beautiful healing melodies. We follow the visitor’s adventures through dreamland and fire as the Square People soften their sharp edges and rediscover their connection, softness, and happiness.

A dreamlike, fantasy tale of a young girl who walks on the earth, spreading light and happiness through her eyes. When night comes she loses her balance and falls off the planet, tumbling through the universe, past black holes and galaxies, before returning safely home at dawn. 

Each book starts with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation, helping you center and bring your attention to the present moment. The stories end with a unique reflective activity page that helps reveal feelings of insecurity, lack of safety or not belonging, so that you can address them directly and help your kids go to sleep feeling safe, loved and belonging. 

 Join the Book-of-the Month Club and receive:

  • A beautiful book each month, for 12 months.
  • With breathing meditations, reflection pages and stickers.
  • A coloring booklet to match the story.
  • A colorful fridge magnet to keep the core values alive in your home.
  • Online full-moon story time.

Makes a great birthday and holiday gift from the grandparents. Start anytime! 

Dr Shefali Tsabary is a frequent guest on Oprah discussing modern parenting. She is a clinical psychologist and author of 'The Conscious Parent' and "The Awakened Family.'

"By the end of the day moms are as tired as their children. Andrew's book is  a sure fire way to nurture MOMS as they nurture their children before bed" - Suzi Lula, Agape Licensed spiritual counselor

"My new all-time favorite children's book! Elegant, wise and profound, these pages will offer your child the inestimable gift of always knowing where to find peace: within their own selves. Every child needs to read this wonderful book!" - Dr. Shefali Tsabary

You are saving the world one book at a time”  - Rosalyn Collier, Peace Center, SanAntonia Tx

"Andrew’s conscious bedtime stories are blissful and soulful. They are a beautiful invitation to expand your heart connection with your child in the last minutes before they go sleep"  - Sandra Fazio, Author the Consious Parent Blog

"The children request them on a regular, if not daily basis. " - Katja , Lead teacher at Little Lyceum Montessori

"The Boy Who Searched For Silence is a book that takes you into a gentle journey within. With a unique pace and fabulous illustrations, it brings the silence within at easy reach. A gift and must-read for children and adults as well! - Patricia Barros, MD (Brazil) PCI Certified Parent Coach.

“A wonderful book that provides parents and care-givers with meaningful and simple resources to nurture the natural spirituality of the young." - Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl , Co-lineage holders of Dharma Ocean 

 *  Families with deep values who recognize the wisdom of their children and want to nurture their spirituality.

* Conscious parents who want to grow connection with their children through simple breathing exercises, meaningful characters and heart-centered activity pages.

* Educators who want work with Conscious Discipline, and child-centered social-emotional learning. 

*Therapists who work with children and families.

*Special-needs educators.

I learned as a healer that it is important to hold a congruent, coherent intention for the deepest healing. I want the energetic pathway of each story to remain intact from start to finish. This can't happen if it gets passed over to a corporate team who make decisions about style and illustration without me.

  • I want to grow community, not just sell books. 
  • I want to keep the collection together. 
  • I want to nourish young illustrator talent.
  • I want the best possible prices for conscious educators and therapists.

There are many folk behind the scenes that bring this project to life. They are all superstars who help create amazing stories.  Alexis Aronson is the illustrator who made true magic for you to enjoy. Conor is the great typesetter. Karen helps with editing, advertising and wholesale channels. Lucy makes the coloring books. Graham helps with brand management. Tom is our web guru. Janica runs finance. Suzanne coaches from the sideline.The shipping team takes care of fulfillment. The list goes on,  but these two amazing women are on the front line. Parents to beautiful families and always available to you on email and social media. Thanks Y'all. I appreciate you.

Risks and challenges

We have learned so much in the last 3 years about all aspects of the publishing industry. This is our third major launch, and we are confident that these books will be delivered on time, in the quality that you have come to expect from ConsciousStories.com. Our fulfillment team is ready, and the growing pains can easily be accommodated, so that you have a seamless customer experience.

We haven't solved the problem of really high international shipping costs. This can disappoint some customers. We've done our best to price competitively so that you can be included.

If you have a little patience and some grace, then we can continue to make conscious decisions and communicate clearly about our delivery times.

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    1 NEW STORYBOOK OF YOUR CHOICE

    For your pledge of $15, you'll receive one of the new books. Choose from "The Girl With Waterfall Eyes" or "We Are Circle People" -Each book is a beautifully illustrated, hardcover, 32-page picture book. Starting with the Snuggle Breathing Meditation and ending with a reflective activity page and stickers. (RRP will be $17.99 after launch)

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    BOTH NEW STORYBOOKS - YAY!!

    For your pledge of $28 you will receive one copy of "The Girl With Waterfall Eyes" and one copy of "We Are Circle People." Enjoy these two stories with your loved ones.

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    HOLIDAYS COME EARLY!

    Get both new stories and a third book of your choice. That is 3 fantastic new books, delivered just in time for the holidays. Time is running out to get these great pre-holiday special prices. These books are something special and new with unique messages for your kids.
    Available at this special price for 7 days only.

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    4-PACK OF CONSCIOUS STORYBOOKS

    We will send you the two new stories PLUS two stories of your choice from the collection. All in time for the holidays.

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    10-PACK: 5 COPIES OF EACH NEW STORYBOOK

    So you love the stories and want to give them to all your friends! We will send 5 copies of each new book to you for all your holiday and birthday gifts. 5 copies of "The Girl With Waterfall Eyes" and 5 copies of "We Are Circle People"

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    THE FULL COLLECTION -CLASSROOM GIFT PACK

    A special bundle of 13 Conscious Stories with supporting material for your classroom or home activities:
    *Downloadable coloring sheets for each story.
    *Downloadable teaching aids for each book.
    *FREE USA SHIPPING.
    (excluding "The Dad Who Didn't Know" because it's out of print)

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    BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP (+2 FREE)

    It doesn't get any better than this. We are giving away the two new stories for FREE with every 12-month membership. Join the Book-Of-The-Month Club for 12 months. Your children and grandchildren will love receiving their monthly storybook, coloring booklet and magnet reminding them of the core lesson. The first book will arrive in mid-December in time for the holidays. (shipping is free) (USA only)

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    ANGEL DONOR - 10 CLASSROOM GIFTPACKS

    Do you have 10 schools you would like to support? We'd like to help you. We have a super-special pricepoint to help make this affordable. 10 CLASSROOM GIFT PACKs. That is 130 books, reaching thousands of children with core lessons, breathing practices and consciousness-raising stories.

    If your schools are inside the USA we can ship directly to them.
    If they are outside the USA, we need to ship to one address only.

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    AUTHOR SCHOOL VISIT

    Plan an amazing author visit with Andrew Newman anywhere in USA. I'd love to fly in for a full day at your school, reading with children, supporting teachers, talking to parents or speaking at your conference. We can co-create a visit that serves your community needs.
    Includes:
    *a customizable full day visit that can be designed to include mindfulness through storytime practices, readings in different classes, creative writing, inspirational speaking, parent talks and teacher coaching.
    *one CLASSROOM GIFT PACK with the full collection of 13 stories for your school library valued at $197
    *all travel and accommodation in mainland USA.

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