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2 New Kids Books by Mayo Clinic on Perfectionism and The Human Body

Located in Rochester, Minnesota, The Mayo Clinic has consistently been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of top hospitals. Mayo Clinic is regularly acknowledged among the very best in the nation in specialties such as cancer treatments, cardiology, and heart surgery.



But did you know they also produce amazing and relevant children’s books?!


The Mayo Clinic Press Kids creates empowering health and wellness content in partnership with pediatric experts. Proceeds from the sale of every book go to benefit impotant medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.

Here are 2 New Kids Books by Mayo Clinic on Perfectionism and The Human Body


The Perfect One by Sue Lancaster, illustrated by Rocío Caputo & Diego Vaisberg (Hardcover – February 6th, 2024)



Cami and Isa are very different sisters. 


Cami always wants to be perfect. She worries about it every single day! She follows all the rules, does all her homework on time, and never makes a fuss.


Isa, on the other hand, is confident everything she does is perfect, even when it’s most definitely not. Her drawing on the wall? Perfect. Her bowling ball bouncing into the other lane? Perfect-er.


When the two sisters face their own challenges at the first day of basketball camp, they realize there’s a lot they can teach each other. Featuring charming and humorous illustrations, The Perfect One shares gentle messaging about the importance of patience, practice, and supporting your siblings.


The perfect book for kids struggling with perfectionism, or any child that compares themselves to a sibling, The Perfect One helps children understand there’s no such thing as perfect—just being perfectly true to you.



The Human Body by Ruth Redford, illustrated by Leandro Cunha 


(Paperback – January 2nd, 2024)


Take a journey inside the body—as an alien! Hop aboard a flying saucer and travel alongside your alien guides who are on a mission to understand the wonders of human body systems. High-impact graphic art explores the circulatory system, the digestive system, the skeletal system, and more.


Lively text introduces concepts such as what the body is made of and how it responds to stimuli such as broken bones, burns, and illnesses. From major organs to types of blood cells, story-driven text delivers expert-reviewed nonfiction information about the amazing human body and how it works to stay healthy. Get a close-up view of how a healthy body works to fight invaders like viruses. . .or spaceships. A raucous graphic-format exploration of body systems with a twist.


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One More Thing

Have you ever considered what life would be like if you owned less? If you and your family were no longer anchored to big house payments and 9-5 jobs? This is not a novel idea. Since the epic global event known as COVID-19, many families have discovered the joys of remote working and learning. This new “nimbleness” has led many to downsize, simplify, and hit the road for adventure in mini homes on wheels.


Does this sound like something that would fit your family dynamic? If the adults on board, but the kids are feeling uncertain, a vibrant picture book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures called Sissy Goes Tiny will help kids of all ages understand downsizing and doing More with Less.


Eight-year-old Sissy loves her life. She loves her toys, her Big house, and her Big backyard. But when Sissy’s parents decide they are going to live in a Tiny House on wheels and travel around the U.S., Sissy isn’t sure that she will like the idea of “living tiny.” But as she and her mommy and daddy learn about downsizing, re-purposing, and how “stuff is just stuff” in a positive way, Sissy soon understands that living Tiny has BIG possibilities; possibilities for all sorts of adventures and learning. Grab your hardcover copy via the Audrey Press Bookstore or via Amazon and Kindle.