The Books

 * Suitable for ages 4-10

Children's Book: The Peaceful Lion and the Nagging Crow

How to Deal With Bullies

Concerned that your child has such a big heart that they often take things too personally?
Want to help them manage their emotions better while finding their inner peace?
👉Let's do more than just simply tell them not to take things to heart, and show them a great example of being immune to the opinions of the others, as the Peaceful Lion does in the story.
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Children's Book: The Juice Of Life

Raise Your Child To Be Grateful

Frustrated when your children spend more time choosing "the best-looking" toy than they do actually playing with it?
Hardly surprising though, since more is being marketed to children at younger ages than ever before. So how do we teach them to focus less on materialistic things and more on the important things in life such as Health, Family, and Friendship?
The inspiring example in this story will help us to do just that.
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Children's Book: The Farmer's Water Buckes

Celebrating Our Differences

Concerned that your child might be over-focused in comparing himself to others? Wouldn't it be wonderful to teach them how to celebrate their differences instead?
Let's inspire our children to embrace who they are with all their unique differences using this story as a great example of looking at our differences as powerful advantages we have.
“Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It’s our differences that make us unique & beautiful.”
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Children's Book: Friends Through Sand and Stone

The Value Of Forgiveness

Frustrated when putting too much time and energy helping your children get over petty issues with their friends?
Wouldn't it be great if you can teach them what's important and what's not? Just as in this story when Monkey shares this lesson with Rabbit:
“When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it; but when someone does something good for us, we must carve it in stone, so no wind can ever erase it.”
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Children's Book: The Prince Of Toys And Foods

Learning To Appreciate The Things We Own In Life

Frustrated when your children get bored very easily with new toys and then ask for new ones?
Wouldn't it be great if we could teach them to make the best out of the things they already have?
This story can help you just with that. while using the surprising analogy of food, as described in this inspiring quote: "Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body."
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Children's Book: Kara's Christmas Smile

A Pay It Forward Christmas Story

Do you want to help your child see the ripple effects of one act of kindness?
Can you imagine what your children will do once they realize the power of these chain reactions?
Why not share a story that demonstrates just that!
Let's be role models and demonstrate kindness and compassion to the people around us, especially in times of need. After all, isn't that what Christmas Spirit is all about?
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"The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon."

Children's Book: The Elephant And The Rope

Patience & Perseverance

Worried that your children give up too easily or too soon, even though you know they are almost there?
So how can we raise a hardworking, patient, and diligent child who understands the value of work and perseverance?
→ Use this book to help your children understand the true value of these qualities and let's teach them to embrace the challenges that life throws at them and equip them with the mindset of 'Never Giving Up'..
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Children's Book: The Other Side

Teach Your Children to Appreciate What They Have

Did you ever notice your child looking at something, not really knowing what it is, but still wanting it?
How can we show them that things are not always what they seem?
In this story we are setting the stage for them to change their perspective and realize that: "What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing."
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Children's Book: The Carrot, the Egg and the Tea Bag

Positive Thinking & Perseverance

Struggling to help your child deal with complex or unpleasant situations?
This story will help them to embrace the obstacles and challenges that life presents them.
Let's encourage them to keep pushing forward and arm them with perseverance and positive thinking habits to battle stressful situations.
After all, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
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Children's Book: Gorilla's Wisdom

The Power of True Friendship

Imagine how wonderful it would be to show our children what it really means to be there for your friends and family?
Wouldn't it be great to share a story that demonstrates not only the fun part of friendships, but also how to get through the tough times that require Determination, Work, and a lot of Patience.
Let's share this story with them and remind ourselves as well what it really means to be a true friend.
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Children's Book: The Cyber Spying Glass

How To Stay Safe Online

Worried that your child might believe everything they see online? Quite dangerous isn't?
Instead of giving them a list of things to do or not to do, use this book to take them on an adventure as INTERNET DETECTIVES, making it more exciting and much more effective.
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Children's Book: A Grand Bed Adventure

Help Your Children Create New Positive Habits

Have you ever struggled to help your child establish a new, good habit?
Wouldn't it help if we could use a creative example to show them the benefits of these habits?
In this story, Grandpa shows Ted how making his bed can lead to a wonderful feeling of accomplishment that can set all of us on a path of success in all our endeavors.
"If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed"
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"There are two ways to share knowledge. You can PUSH information out, or you can PULL them in with a story."

Children's Book: Raymond's Uncut Diamond

Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem

Worried about your child struggling with self esteem?
Ever wondered how to we help them realize their own potential and self worth?
Share this story with them and let them see that “... All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out.”
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Children's Book: Kyle's Smile

The Power of Kindness

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your child were the one to start a powerful cycle of good deeds? Imagine how that will make them feel- changing the world, making a difference,
So why don't you challenge your child to do just that with this book?
“Smile to the world and the world will smile back to you”.
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Children's Book: Granny's Guitar

Teaching The Value Of Optimism

Trying to raise an optimistic “happy go lucky” child who always sees the glass half full? Wouldn’t it be great if we all developed the habit of looking on the bright side of life?
Share this story with your children and work together to remember that “…sometimes the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us.”
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Children's Book: A Glass Full Of Rumors

Worried that your child might be a victim of gossip?

Would you like to help your child identify rumors, without getting drawn into them?
If so, this is the book for you.
It's an effective tool to help your children recognize rumors so they won't take them to heart. It also will help them understand the consequences of spreading a rumor. As Socrates said: “If what you want to say is neither true, nor good or kind, nor useful or necessary, please don’t say anything at all.”
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"There are two ways to share knowledge.

You can PUSH information out, or you can PULL them in with a story."

What other people say

Israel Drazin


A. M. Marcus writes smart stories for children that cause them to think and improve. In these thought-provoking children-friendly tales with colorful drawings, A. M. Marcus helps children think better of themselves. He gives them self-confidence.

Grady Harp

Top Amazon Reviewer

A. M. Marcus is a storyteller of the first order.

Marcus known his way with children's stories and each new one seems to just get better than the last one - and THAT  is really saying something.