Unicorn Books for Kids Series Bee-ing Happy and Social Emotional Learning
Upholding the brand’s theme with unicorn books for kids and imparting valuable life lessons that support social-emotional learning in young readers, Bee-ing Happy introduces new Unicorn Jazz characters who demonstrate fun and creative ways to help themselves and others feel happy.
LOS ANGELES, October 8, 2019 — Best-selling author Lisa Caprelli and co-publisher Happy Lifestyle Online are pleased to announce the release of Bee-ing Happy with Unicorn Jazz and Friends, the second book in the author’s newest unicorn books for kids, a unicorn book series and brand, Unicorn Jazz. Upholding the brand’s theme of imparting valuable life lessons that support social-emotional learning in young readers, Bee-ing Happy introduces new Unicorn Jazz characters who demonstrate fun and creative ways to help themselves and others feel happy.
In addition, the Unicorn Jazz brand’s social-emotional learning (SEL) focus has become increasingly useful in educational settings. According to the Committee for Children, SEL teaches critically needed skills, including effective problem-solving, self-discipline, impulse control, emotion management and more, providing a foundation for positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities. In addition, extensive research has also shown that students who participated in SEL demonstrated “significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in achievement.”
“We need books like these to help children understand the importance of diversity, uniqueness, kindness and acceptance,” said Christopher Gardner, a school librarian in Virginia.
Student response to the Unicorn Jazz unicorn books for kids, teaching curriculum, and activities that go beyond the book have been very positive. “Every child who has read these books has absolutely loved them, and I have a constant demand for them to be checked out of the library,” said Heather Grace, member of the Elementary Librarian Exchange.
Bee-ing Happy is the second book in a series of imaginative stories with colorful characters. The fast-trending Unicorn Jazz™ brand also includes an educational curriculum, coloring books, character apparel and activities, songs and animation. The official Unicorn Jazz Friendship Song is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio and other music channels.
The Unicorn Jazz unicorn plush toy will be available for holiday purchase in 2019. Watch for Unicorn Jazz at the CSLA California State Library Association events, Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2019 and the Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2020.
About the Unicorn Jazz Brand
The Unicorn Jazz brand is based on the character Unicorn Jazz, a shy unicorn named Jazz who moves to a magical land but struggles to make new friends. With encouragement from her family and her mother’s special song, Jazz learns to be brave, confident and, most importantly, herself. Each book incorporates her animal friends such as Woof the Crow and Bee Happy.
The magic of unicorns captivates children of all ages. Unicorn Jazz engages young readers while imparting valuable life lessons that support positive social-emotional learning. With its first publishing in December 2018, the Unicorn Jazz brand is on track to achieve success parallel to the most well-known brands in children’s literature and goods.
About Lisa Caprelli
Lisa Caprelli has studied human behavior and communications for more than 25 years. Lisa is a proud Latina mom who grew up with humble beginnings in the sun city of El Paso, Texas. She has lived in Southern California for over 19 years now and travels between states to serve educators, children, librarians and schools. This best-selling author is the visionary creator for the children’s unicorn brand, Unicorn Jazz™. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Psychology.
Dr. Chris Herzig, publisher
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