Coco and Kitty
$22 USA | AGES 4-12
NEW! Coco and Kitty: Unlikely friends learn to trust and accept one another's differences, by the best selling author of Brave Bart, this story is about how Coco, a horse, and Kitty, a cat, become friends after a bad storm and a scary, unexpected move. Important life lessons and unexpected friendships emerge, due to a newfound trust and acceptance of differences and change.
Brave Bart: A Story for Traumatized and Grieving Children, is a beautifully illustrated bestselling children’s storybook about Brave Bart, a kitty who had something bad, sad and scary happen to him. Bart's friend named, Helping Hannah, helps him overcome his fears and become a trauma survivor.
This storybook helps to normalize trauma reactions, talk to children about trauma and offers comfort while helping them move from victim to survivor-thinking. Published by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children in 1998.
Brave Bart and the Bully
In Brave Bart and the Bully, Brave Bart returns as an older, wiser cat who helps the kittens in the neighborhood learn to accept a new kitten through modeling and promotion of empathy, important dialogue and skill building to prevent bullying and its negative effects.
Ms. Sheppard’s late brother illustrated two of her three children’s books, Brave Bart and Shadow Moves (not in circulation). Brave Bart and the Bully is dedicated to her brother’s memory. Published by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children in 2012.
Out of print. Published in 2003.