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I HEAR YOU, OCEAN de Kallie George & Carmen Mok

This joyful and soothing picture book about ocean sounds will transport readers to the seaside.

by Kallie George
illustrated by Carmen Mok

Greystone Kids, September 2022

When a child visits the ocean with his little brother, he whispers to him, “The ocean has lots to say, if you listen.” Together, they hear wondrous things, like the rumble of pebbles tumbling and filling the beach with shiny gems, the bark of a seal playing peekaboo, and the whooshing of a shell murmuring messages.
The second book in the Sounds of Nature Series for young children, I HEAR YOU, OCEAN
 is an excellent resource for outdoor education and social-emotional learning, helping to teach: 

How to engage with nature in fun and respectful ways 
• Mindfulness and empathy with the world around us
• Positive and gentle play with younger siblings
• The ocean makes magical sounds—you just have to listen!

Kallie George is an author and picture book editor who has written numerous acclaimed books for children. She grew up on the Sunshine Coast in BC, where she spent her days roaming the forests and listening to all the sounds within. Now, she and her husband have made a home in the woods so that her son can do the same.
Carmen Mok has received several illustration awards, including the SCBWI Canada East People’s Choice Portfolio Award for Illustration and the Storyteller Award. Mok is the illustrator of I Hear You, Forest, Grandmother’s VisitViolet Shrink, and A Stopwatch from Grampa. She lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.


With a new foreword from Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times-bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass—and an afterword from Bill McKibben—this special 25th anniversary edition of a beloved bestseller invites readers to see ourselves as part of nature, not separate.

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
25th Anniversary Edition
by David Suzuki
Greystone, October 2022

The world is changing at a relentless pace. How can we slow down and act from a place of respect for all living things? THE SACRED BALANCE shows us how.
In this extensively updated new edition, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in science and nature—from the climate crisis to peak oil and the rise in clean energy—and examines what they mean for humankind. He also reflects on what we have learned by listening to Indigenous leaders, whose knowledge of the natural world is profound, and whose peoples are on the frontlines of protecting land and water around the world.
Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and Indigenous knowledge to offer concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

The most complete expression to date of an environmental ethic from one of the world’s leading conservation writers, combining science, theology, poetry, and philosophy to express a worldview towards which the human species must shift… THE SACRED BALANCE has a beautiful spirit.” —E.O. Wilson

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist, environmentalist, author of more than fifty books, and the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss. She is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.


An actionable, approachable workbook for Better Sex through Mindfulness that allows readers to apply the book’s groundbreaking research to cultivate desire in everyday life.

A Guide to Cultivating Desire
by Lori Brotto
Greystone, October 2022

In her trailblazing book Better Sex Through Mindfulness, clinical psychologist Dr. Lori Brotto revealed how mindfulness can be used to treat sexual difficulties such as lack of desire, pain, and trauma. An instant favorite among sex therapists and clinicians as well as readers, the book featured a foreword by Emily Nagoski and was recommended by Dan Savage and by Dr. Jen Gunter in The New York Times. In this functional workbook, readers can apply Dr. Brotto’s award-winning research in a simple, structured setting for optimal results.
Designed primarily for women, with instructions and inquiries for developing a mindfulness practice with or without a sexual partner, this guidebook also includes information for men and gender diverse people. Dr. Brotto infuses her workbook with compassion and hope, inspiring gentleness and curiosity on this path towards more fulfilling and pleasurable sex for all.

Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto has been featured in the New York Times, The Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

WILDFLOWER de Melanie Brown, illustré par Sara Gillingham

A stunning picture book that celebrates gardens and inclusion from an award-winning talent.

by Melanie Brown
illustrated by Sara Gillingham
Greystone, May 2022

Daisy is new to the garden and just opening her petals to the sun when Rose tells her that she’s just a weed. What’s a weed? Rose explains that weeds aren’t planted on purpose and only get in the way. As Daisy compares herself to other plants in the garden, she begins to feel even worse: she isn’t tall like Sunflower, nor sweet like Strawberry, nor fragrant like Rose. Just as Daisy worries that Rose might be right—that she is a weed after all—a strange and beautiful plant offers a new perspective. Maybe Daisy does have a purpose! And why do others get to decide who she is? This sweet and empowering story shows the inner strength it can take to define ourselves on our own terms, and how supporting one another can help us grow.

Melanie Brown has worked as both an elementary school teacher and an interior designer, and she lives in Vancouver with her family and a sweet silver Labrador retriever named Rosie. WILDFLOWER is her first book.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than twenty-five titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, the Empowerment series, and the bestselling In My series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.

I AM A PEACEFUL GOLDFISH de Shoshana Chaim, illustré par Lori Joy Smith

For fans of Deborah Underwood’s The Quiet Book and Susan Verde’s I Am Peace, this gentle story introduces kids to mindfulness and breath awareness.

by Shoshana Chaim
illustrated by Lori Joy Smith
Greystone Books, April 2021

When we are overcome with emotions, our breath—and a bit of imagination—can bring us back to a peaceful place. In I Am a Peaceful Goldfish, two children learn how to settle their difficult feelings with imaginative breathing techniques, pretending they are elephants, flowers, and even dragons!
A perfect book for readers of
I Am Peace and I Am Yoga by Susan Verde.

Shoshana Chaim is a former kindergarten and physical education teacher turned wellness expert, who concentrates on helping families make healthy lifestyle choices. She also teaches children’s yoga and hosts The Plant Trainers Podcast. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator of multiple children’s books and an artist whose works have exhibited in galleries around the world. Smith lives on Prince Edward Island with her husband, two girls, three cats, two bunnies, one dog, and two sheep.