‘Tis the season! Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to head to the pumpkin patch and cuddle up to read some timeless (not-so-spooky) stories. Remember, Halloween is much more than the few hours you spend trick-or-treating with your children. It’s a celebration that lasts for weeks – filled with cozy Fall evenings. Here are three wonderful Halloween books to enjoy with your children and make part of your yearly traditions.
Tori Franklin is an esteemed professional triple jumper representing Team USA. She made her Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, Tori became the first American woman in history to earn a medal in the triple jump, securing bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Tori’s book, You Anthem, takes you on an immersive journey through the highs and lows of her life and career.
No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you’ve dealt with in life, you’ll find tremendous meaning in Tori Franklin’s book, You Anthem. This triumphant collection of stories and reflections takes you on an immersive journey through the highs and lows of her life as an Olympic athlete. Illuminating the transformative power of the human spirit, her book demonstrates how we can overcome the crippling grasp of mental illness and achieve an authentic, joyful life.
We’re well into the heart of the Fall and classrooms everywhere have been filled for over a month. Our children are busy learning and opening their minds to new concepts and ideas – making this a great time to introduce them to new books to read. Children’s books can convey profound concepts in an approachable manner – and if you’re looking for three books that effectively do that, here are my recommendations.
The Athmindset Workbook should be required reading for every athlete – particularly those at the high school and collegiate level. Both nationwide and worldwide, we’re facing a mental health crisis. Approximately 35% of elite athletes and 30% of collegiate athletes suffer from mental health issues – yet only a small margin of them gets the care that they need. This powerful book challenges the stigma and offers young athletes with a life-changing resource to take control of their mental health.
The Cathedral Murders is an award-winning novel that simply must be on your reading list this fall. It’s a fast-paced but thoughtful thrill-ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. This significant novel takes you back to 1992 in Peru – a chaotic world in which unrest and power struggles ensued. Written with authority and skill, the book reminds us why debut novelist J.E. Morales is name that will be remembered for a long time.
Summer may be over, but these three books are shining bright. If you’re in need of a new non-fiction book, this is a great place to start. Critically acclaimed by our editors and extremely relevant, each of these popular books is certainly a worthy addition to your TBR pile this Fall.
Eventually Gareth a poignant and unforgettable memoir that I encourage everyone to read – particularly those who work in the events industry. Vulnerably written and filled with heart, Gareth Gallagher’s memoir takes you on a memorable journey through the darker side of event planning while battling addiction. Showcasing both his resilience and the indomitable nature of the human spirit, this is a real-life story that you will never forget.
The Scrap University Kids team is back with another instant classic children’s book! A sequel to their first book, A Recycling Adventure to the Scrapyard is a must-have resource to help kids learn more about recycling metal and caring for the planet. In this sequel story, Ellie and her friends discover that metal is being thrown into the garbage – and they take action to make a difference!
In a hectic and stressful world, it can be challenging to find that inner sense of peace and calm that we desperately desire. Many people aspire to live mindfully – but few have truly mastered this sacred art. Those who can mindfully cultivate inner peace and happiness are some of life’s greatest teachers – and Kalyani Adusumilli is one of those people. Her book, The Happy Wildflower, is timely and relevant for all readers who seek to find joy in life’s journey.