Reach for the Kids

Reach for the Kids
(Set includes five unique storybooks)
Early Childhood
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Reach for the Kids (set of five storybooks)


“REACH for the Kids” is a series of storybooks for children dealing with emotional disorders and mental illness. The vividly-illustrated stories deal with anxiety, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and depression. They use author Andrew S. Hogan’s five REACH steps to beat emotional disorders: R-recognize the source of symptoms, E-emerge from isolation, A-authenticate self and disorder, C-control the disorder as you are able, and H-heighten your life!

Each book contains 40 pages and includes tips to adults of how to use the stories and illustrations when talking to children about emotional disorders and mental illness. The books are:

REACH Book Covers


“Andy writes with sensitivity and the wisdom of experience. This book series is sure to be a valuable resource in helping parents talk to children about mental illness and emotional disorders.”

—Marty Mendenhall, PhD, Psychologist

“These books are well done and heartfelt. They are exactly what we need. This is a great way to begin discussing the topic of emotional disorders or mental illness, and reducing stigma at even very young ages. We are lucky to have these resources available to us.”

—Kristal James, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

“‘Emotional disorders’ can be a difficult topic, perhaps especially for children. There is a lack of resources to help children understand, on their developmental level, what is happening in their lives. These books take an important first step in that direction. Andy uses a creative and fun approach to reach young people and these books will be of great help to many families!”

—Michael Negrette, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist

“I was first introduced to Andy Hogan’s book A Monkey on Ken’s Back by my three-year-old grandson, who had it at home and wanted me to read it to him. It turns out it’s one of his favorites. It’s a delightful book with whimsical illustrations that prompted a discussion of how it feels when things aren’t going right. Getting a three-year-old to talk about difficult feelings is priceless.”

—Sabine Weil, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

About the Illustrator

Born and raised in the Big Apple, Michael D. Perez is the illustrator of eight books for children. He has two active children who love to explore their backyard forest. When he isn’t working, Michael spends his time searching for trolls under bridges and elves in the trees, using them as inspiration. The opportunity to work with Andy has provided Michael with a deeper understanding of emotional disorders and has even eased his own anxiety. When Michael isn’t exploring the wilds of New York City’s concrete jungle, he is finding new ways to show the world his great discoveries through social media.