Children's Books for Mindfulness and Coping with Stress

Created by Rebekah Borucki

We create diverse stories that nurture children's emotional and mental health while providing free books to students in need.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Ugh, and Thank You!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Sep 05, 2020 at 01:23:10 PM

Hey Family!

It’s been a minute since I last updated you, and that’s because things at Wheat Penny Press are blowing up! Stay tuned for a major update about Zara—our girl is having her glowup moment!

Now, the “ugh” part. A printing snafu that would have probably gone unnoticed by most just didn’t feel good enough for my people... so I ordered an entire reprint of one of the books.

Remember, there are FIVE books total coming out for you, and that means a lot of details and moving parts to manage.

The new estimated arrival date for the nearly 9000 books on their way is mid-October. I know it’s a lot to ask for you to continue to be patient, so I’m happy to extend a refund if you’d like one—just email from your Kickstarter account email.

But if you can hang in, I promise to stuff your packages with extra goodies.

And don’t forget your download link in the last update. You have access to all five WPP books and extra bonus goods right now!

Talk soon! Rebekah

The Link for Your Bonuses is Inside!
2 months ago – Thu, Aug 06, 2020 at 02:50:59 PM

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Printing Update!
3 months ago – Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 10:58:52 AM

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Oops! and Jeez Louise!
4 months ago – Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 03:15:08 PM

I made an oops in the last update. My brain is mashed potatoes these days with distance-learning, and the news, and trying to do all the things 😬 😬 😬

Anyway... the WPP Little Readers Big Change Initiative, Inc. is NOW a recognized public charity with 501(c)(3) status, which means your pledges to sponsor classrooms during the campaign and in the future are 100% tax deductible.

Sorry about any confusion that caused, and thank you again for backing this project!

It's been a while. Here's what's happening!
4 months ago – Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 02:05:58 PM

Hello, friends! It's been a little while since I've sent an update... a little over a month! So I wanted to check in to tell you about all the progress we've made and what you can expect before your books arrive at the end of summer.

IMPORTANT: If you DID NOT complete your survey with your reward preference, mailing address, etc., please click here and enter the email you used on Kickstarter to make your pledge. We're still missing addresses for about 40 backers.

Now for the updates:

1. You'll get a first look at the books soon! Everything has been sent to the printer, and we're expecting the final proofs this month. I'll be sure to post a live unboxing and reveal as soon as they arrive. Once we approve the proofs, nearly 10,000 books will be printed and shipped to New Jersey. Distribution will start on or around September 1.

2. Look out for your ebook and audiobooks! Digital bonuses will start being delivered around July 1. You'll get all three books PLUS the Spanish-language versions of both Zaras in digital format via email. You'll also receive activity sheets and audiobook recordings. The Wheat Penny Press Digital Bundle comes with every reward level at and above $11. It's our way of thanking you for your generosity and spreading the Wheat Penny love. 

3. The WPP Little Readers Big Change Initiative, Inc. is now a registered nonprofit public charity! If you sponsored a classroom, your pledge is tax-deductible! We'll send out more info on that toward the end of the calendar year. You can continue to purchase books at a discount at sponsor classrooms at If you're a teacher or community leader and would like to request free books and author visits, fill out this form.

That's all for now! I can't wait to see you again for the big book reveal!