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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Friendly Bookshelf: A Children’s Picture Book

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Once upon a time in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves:  “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf, like me?” Bibli was told that bookshelves are only supposed to hold stories not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie: a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relate to. Bibli learns that with confidence, kindness, empathy, and friendship even your wildest dreams can come true and that everyone has an important story worth sharing.

The Friendly Bookshelf is a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) research-based book and the first-ever picture book about a bookshelf! Written to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encourage foster inclusivity, this story helps children learn to be brave, be a friend, and always be your-shelf!

Bibli’s meaningful story will be offset printed in hardcover format to be of the highest quality (ready to be read, hugged, and loved for many years to come!). It will be 8.5x11in and will include a durable dust jacket, colorful end pages with a spot for your child to write their name, and 32 beautifully illustrated pages that will engage the imaginations of children and adults alike.

Beyond the quality of the book, what makes The Friendly Bookshelf a story that we believe you should have on your shelf is the important message at its heart: Beautifully weaving together messages of friendship, empathy, self-confidence, and inclusion in a never-before-seen way, The Friendly Bookshelf gently assures children and adults alike that we all have a unique story worth sharing. Not only that, but readers will be inspired to keep the messages of the story alive beyond the final page by becoming pioneers of a kinder, more inclusive world where everybody (and every bookshelf!) belongs.

As of June 10th, this project has raised $4,000 of their $8,500 goal. This project has 26 days left to raise the $8,500 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get one e-Book.  For a pledge of $25, you will get one hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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