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Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons series

Ellie the elephant has four magic dragons: Naz, who assists her when she's afraid; Nali, who consoles her when she's sad; Tully, who helps her check her anger; and Hani, who shares her happiness.

Blue Dragon in splatter paint style by Traci Van Wagoner
Red Dragon in splatter paint style by Traci Van Wagoner
Ellie and her family with their luggage stand in front of their new home with Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons in colorful lettering. Joseph Goodrich, illustrated by Traci Van Wagoner

Book Details

Ages: 4- 8 years

ISBN: 9780578773445

Hardcover

Wisdom House Books

Kirkus Star

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Reviews

See several of the latest reviews on the Joseph Goodrich's website .

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Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons

Ellie the elephant and her parents have just moved, an experience that makes Ellie feel scared, sad, and sometimes even angry. Luckily, Ellie has the friendship and guidance of four magical friends, her emotional dragons! Together, the dragons know just what to say when Ellie's feelings bring her down!

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons presents delightful characters whose loving approach to emotional intelligence will teach kids empathy, help them understand their own emotions, and provide them with strategies to get through difficult moments.

Awards

Awards: https://www.josephgoodrich.com/awards

The following are the awards, honors, and other accolades Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons has earned over the past year:

  1. Kirkus Star

  2. Kirkus Review Best of Indies Books of 2019

  3. Story Monsters Approved! 2018 Book of the Year

  4. Story Monsters Approved! 2018 Family Matters

  5. Story Monsters Approved! 2018 Picture Books (Ages 3-8) Fiction

  6. International Book Awards 2019 Finalist Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

  7. National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA) 13 th Annual Awards Finalist Picture Books (Preschool)

  8. New York City Big Book Award- 2019 Winner: Book Cover Design

  9. New York City Big Book Award- 2019 Distinguished Favorite: Picture Books Ages 4-8

  10. Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Award- 2019 Third Place Children’s Picture Books

  11. Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Award- 2019 Second Place
    Illustration/Children’s Book

  12. Purple Dragonfly Book Award- 2019 First Place Best Illustrations

  13. Purple Dragonfly Book Award- 2019 First Place Best Cover Design

  14. Purple Dragonfly Book Award- 2019 First Place Picture Book Ages 5 and Under

  15. Purple Dragonfly Book Award- 2019 Honorable Mention Picture Books Age 6 and Older

  16. Next Generation INDIE Book Award- 2019 Finalist Children’s Picture Book 6 Years and Up

  17. Independent Press Award- 2019 Distinguished Favorite Book Cover Design (Children’s Book)

  18. Independent Press Award- 2019 Distinguished Favorite Picture Books Ages 4-8

  19. Foreword INDIES Award- 2018 Finalist for Picture Books

  20. Royal Dragonfly Award- 2019 First Place Best Illustrations

  21. Royal Dragonfly Award- 2019 Honorable Mention New Author (Fiction)

  22. Royal Dragonfly Award- 2019 First Place Picture Books 5 and Younger

  23. Royal Dragonfly Award- 2019 First Place Picture Books 6 and Older

  24. Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Review Award

  25. Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2019 Honorable Mention Children’s General

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Ellie and her neighbor stand in front of their new school on their first day with a colorful lettered title, Joseph Goodrich, illustrated by Traci Van Wagoner

Book Details

Ages: 4- 8 years

ISBN:9781732855328

Hardcover

Wisdom House Books

Ellie's New Dress

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons:
Ellie's First Day of School

Ellie the elephant is beginning her first day of school, an exciting day that makes Ellie feel nervous, sad, and even mad. Throughout this lively day, Ellie has the guidance of her trusty magical friends, her four emotional dragons! With her magical companions by her side, Ellie learns to manage her feelings as she meets new friends and deals with difficult situations, leading to a wonderful first day of school!

 

Ellie's First Day of School brings back the delightful characters from Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons whose loving approach to emotional intelligence will teach kids courage, patience, and provide them with positive communication skills in the school setting.

Awards

Ellie School Award strip

Reviews

"Traci van Wagoner does a fantastic job using colors that are calming. She makes the characters come alive and her drawings will pique the interest of your child."

Daniel D Staats

See several of the latest reviews on the author's website here.

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Green Dragon flying in a splatter paint style
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