Laurie Wright, Children's Author

Empowering children one book at a time

Children's author and publishing strategist, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:

Laurie Wright’s Mindful Mantras children’s book series helps build emotional intelligence and self-esteem by giving kids the language for positive self-talk. Her collection of engaging, simple-to-read books are useful resources for parents, teachers, and counselors. The books help children process challenging moments — from trying something new or feeling uncertain to attending special occasions like birthday parties. Across hundreds of reviews, parents, teachers, and counselors tout Wright’s ability to convince children they are capable of handling their every day emotions.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:

During her tenure as a kindergarten teacher, Laurie Wright noticed students often exhibited learned helplessness. Parents struggled with finding the words to express emotional support or convince their children that they were capable. This time in the classroom served as the foundation in creating her first book, I Can Handle It in 2017. Driven by the desire to help eradicate childhood anxiety, Wright has added seven books under the Mindful Mantras series as well as lesson plans, resources, and accessories to help children build emotional intelligence.


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Alberta, Canada

Book Type:

Picture Book


Character Education




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Kids learn well through repetition, and simple easy to 'get' language. Your children will incorporate the mindful mantra I Can Handle It almost immediately after reading this book! In a tough situation, they will think 'I can handle it', and when they are dealing with tough emotions, they will think 'I can handle it!'.