"To write is to give your thoughts the freedom to dance across the page." - T. Hammond



Stories to help children learn about mental health. Click on each book to learn more.

Read alouds

Click on the following videos to enjoy a Read-aloud with your children.


Trish Hammond is an elementary school principal. Her many years in the field of education, have led her to write resources for children that explore the issues of mental and emotional health. She is the author of four educational picture books: I Have Squirrels in my Belly (Anxiety), I Have Bees in my Brain (Inattentiveness), I Have Geckos on my Glasses (a poem about honesty) and  Sometimes it's Hard to be Me (dealing with Change). She also enjoys writing novels for teens and is working on her first novel.

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