Betsy Petersen | I am Bold

Join us Saturday, May 11th from 1-2pm for a BOLD celebration of Betsy Petersen's new book I Am Bold and Betsy & Brad Petersen's card deck Social Skills Activity Deck for Kids!

This FREE in-store event will feature Betsy & Brad Petersen, games, snacks, and a whole lot of fun!

This event is best for ages 3-9, but all ages are welcome! (Even grownups without kids!)

RSVP by emailing or calling us with your name, email address and the number of people in your party. We need to know how many snacks to have!
Email: events@mcleanandeakin.com
Phone: 231.347.1180

 

About the Book:

Bea is not loud—she is BOLD!

Sometimes people tell Bea she’s just too much. Whether she’s bugging her brother like a buzzing bee, helping out a bit too much in class, or blasting her trombone as loud as it goes, she is often misunderstood. While grownups and even other kids might see Bea as loud, we know that she’s got stuff to say, things to do, and friends to make!

This story is for the child who lives out LOUD and boldly uses their voice to be heard above the crowd. Bea’s story shows us that when the strongest voices are celebrated, their boldness inspires beauty and positive change all around us.

About the Card Deck:

Social Skills Activity Deck for Kids is a fun, interactive tool to help kids build confidence in skills like making new friends, sharing, listening, and teamwork.

Sharing, listening to others, making friends, and understanding one another. It’s a lot to think about—especially if you’re a kid! Don’t worry, Social Skills Activity Deck for Kids is here to help! With 30 super-fun activities, kids can practice different social skills in a super cool way. Before they know it, they’ll be making more friends, sharing their feelings, and solving problems.

Get ready to have a great time together with activities like Dance Party, Take-Turns Tornado, Buddy Maze, Chit-Chat Hat, and even your own Comedy Duo!

About Betsy & Brad:

Betsy Petersen is an artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur https://www.brighterfun.com/. She’s spent the past seven years building her own art business — collaborating with organizations such as Papyrus, Minnetonka, Childhoods Clothing, and Bravery Magazine. She is the co-author and illustrator of Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger (2021), Feeling All the Feelings Workbook (2023), and the illustrator of I am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us.

Brad Petersen started his path in education as a teacher in Houston, TX. He then went on to co-found, design, and build an innovative elementary school in Idaho, Future Public School. After leading Brighter Fun, a children’s universal design group, he now writes full-time. Brad loves riding bikes, reading books, and swimming. He lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, dog, and cat.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
307 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Social Skills Activity Deck for Kids: 30 Super Fun Ways to Make Friends, Listen Better, and Build Self-Confidence By Brad Petersen, Betsy Petersen Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781423665120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith Gift - May 14th, 2024

Social Skills Activity Deck for Kids is a fun, interactive tool to help kids build confidence in skills like making new friends, sharing, listening, and teamwork.


I Am Bold: For Every Kid Who's Told They're Just Too Much By Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781423665021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - April 9th, 2024

Bea feels misunderstood when she is repeatedly told to "keep it down," and "don't be so loud ". As she boldly navigates her everyday life, Bea shows us the importance of honoring everyone's voices -- no matter how loud they might be.


Feeling All the Feelings Workbook: A Kids' Guide to Exploring Emotions By Brad Petersen, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brad Petersen, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645470755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bala Kids - April 11th, 2023

A journal-like workbook for kids ages 6-9 with 100+ activities and practices designed to foster emotional awareness and regulation and explore the importance of every feeling.


I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us By Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611809848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bala Kids - April 12th, 2022

Goodreads Best Children's Book of 2022
Kid's Indie Next List Pick


Emile is not shy—he is quiet.  
 


Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger: A Little Book about Big Feelings By Brad Petersen, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator), Betsy Petersen Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781611808575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bala Kids - April 13th, 2021

Help children understand their emotions, build empathy, and learn the words they need to express themselves.

A little book about BIG feelings.