Read Aloud: The Friend I Need


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It’s tough being a kid sometimes. The pressures they feel are real. Unfortunately, so is the negative self-talk that can sometimes follow when children don’t get things right the first time (or the fifth) or when emotions are strong. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Most children have probably spent time in school or at home learning how to be good friends to others, but what about being good friends to themselves? The Friend I Need helps children understand that the same qualities they look for in a friend— kindness, support, understanding, they can offer to themselves.

  • Author: Gabby Garcia
  • Book: The Friend I Need
  • Date: Thursday, August 26
  • Time: 12:00 – 12:30 pm EDT

Learn more about Gabby and her book The Friend I Need

About the Author

Gabi Garcia is a mama, children’s book author, and licensed professional counselor. She spent 21 years learning from the children she worked with in the public schools, something she is immensely grateful for. These experiences, along with just being a human on this planet, inspire the books she writes. She believes in the power and beauty of books. She hope that the books she write will be of service to caregivers, and children, and WILL contribute in some small way toward making this world a better place.


Event Details

We are excited you will be joining us for our monthly read-aloud or music sharing with a children's yoga and mindfulness educator and artist.  Log on to Instagram just before the start time to join in!

Date: August 26, 2021

Start time: 12:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 12:30 p.m. EDT


Directions: Log on to just before 12:00 pm