New Release Books by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia

Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia is the author of Arthur Wants a Balloon (2021), Balloons for Papa (2021) and Bess the Barn Stands Strong (2020).

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Arthur Wants a Balloon

release date: Jul 22, 2021
Arthur Wants a Balloon
'A light in the dark that makes the heart soar' - Karl Newson, award winning children's book author and illustrator 'A unique, important and incredibly beautiful book' - Frances Stickley, children's book author '[This book] belongs in the offices of every school counsellor and child therapist' - Donna Cangelosi, Psy.D. Child Psychologist Arthur's gloomy dad rushes him through the park every morning, through grey and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a balloon from the park's vendor, but Dad always says no. One rainy morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out, even if only for a few moments. This is a book about a parent's depression that has a ray of hope and sunshine at the end. A young reader will grasp onto the concept that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.

Balloons for Papa

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Balloons for Papa
A perfect book to help discuss mental health, depression, empathy, loss, and hope with young children. Arthur's gloomy father rushes him through the park every morning, through gray and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a bright balloon from the park's vendor, but Papa always says no. One morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out--and Papa's smile back--even if only for a few moments. Brimming with affecting and poignant words, beautiful black-and-white illustrations, and bursts of color on every page, Balloons for Papa sends the message that even in the worst situations, there is light and love.

Bess the Barn Stands Strong

release date: Sep 08, 2020
Bess the Barn Stands Strong
A steadfast old barn shows she’s sturdy enough to save the day. Beam by beam and board by board, Bess the barn is built by able hands to keep the farm’s animals safe and sound. Through many seasons and celebrations, that’s just what she does, until she starts to sag...and creak...and slump. Then new everything comes along: a new farmer and a shiny new barn. A mean storm arrives not far behind, putting both barns to a dangerous test—can old Bess weather this threat to the farm? Bess opens her doors wide, welcoming all to celebrate the year-round ups and downs of farm life and admire the enduring strength and importance of something made to last.


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