I am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognised as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for my book, The Strongest Boy in the Preschool Category.
Out of hundreds of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, my book was selected for its high quality writing, design and overall market appeal.
To view my complete award listing, you can visit: https://honorees.bookexcellenceawards.com/#!/The-Strongest-Boy-Picture-Book-Preschool/p/178508769/category=46250245
The book was released in 2019 and is about teaching children to be STRONG with their mind, words and heart.
The book is perfect for 3-6-year-old children who may have difficulty regulating their emotions or lash out with aggressive behaviour when trying to resolve conflict.
You can get a copy for yourself at my bookstore.
Illustrations by Goce Ilievksi
Published by Lilly Pilly Publishing
“This delightful picture book explores the notion of how to be a strong boy. Rather than just using physical strength that often hurts others sometimes accidentally, Max learns better ways of being strong using his mind and his words. This is such an important message to share with all young children.” – Maggie Dent, parenting author, educator and resilience specialist
“What does ‘strong’ really mean in a world of faster, bigger, brighter? This book explains to young people in a simple language what ‘the other strong’ means and how it can positively affect people around us. “The Strongest Boy” can be a first step into clean masculinity”. – Gerold Mayr, Mankind Project QLD
“What a beautiful story to help children be the best they can be and make great choices with their friends. Max’s story shows children how small changes can make a huge difference.” – Dr Samantha Hornery, Learning Links Education Manager
Children’s Author, Freelance Writer + Educational Consultant
Renee is a children’s author based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She is passionate about creating profound social change by providing children, teachers and parents with the positive language needed for healthy social and emotional development. She is the author of picture books, The Strongest Boy, and Rosie Leads the Way.
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