The Cardinal’s Gift

A True Story of Finding Hope in Grief

When tragedy strikes Rachel’s family, she struggles to get out of bed and pay attention at school. But all that changed when one day a special bird appeared.

Rachels Daddy died, and she is having a hard time adjusting. She lost interest in playing with her friends, and she is fearful she will forget important things about her Daddy. Then one morning, she receives a visit and a little encouragement from a persistent cardinal. This is a true story of how a cardinal offered hope to a grieving family struggling to adjust to their loss. “The Cardinal’s Gift: A True Story of Finding Hope in Grief” encourages anyone experiencing loss to pay attention to Mother Nature’s gifts as she teaches us to be hopeful without forgetting those we love.

When Lilly forgets her favorite stuffed bunny, Hun Bun, she must find a way to get through the school day without him.

Hun Bun has been with Lilly since birth and is always there to calm her worries when those pesky heebie-jeebies appear. Heebie-jeebies make her palms sweat, her belly do flip-flops, and her heart race. One day, when she forgets to pack Hun Bun, something begins to change. 

Join Lilly as she discovers how her heebie-jeebies signal her to tame her worries, be brave and take charge to do hard things.

A social-emotional (SEL) children’s book emphasizing self-awareness of emotions and self-management.