Talking Up Books

Talking Up an emotional intelligence book series for children

June 13, 2021

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Talking Up is an illustrated children’s book series aiming to inspire and encourage emotional development. Each short story provides themes to help children understand challenging issues and encourage emotional intelligence.

The series is published by Erly Stage Studios– a global start-up involved in education and publishing. Committed to nurturing a more compassionate society, Erly Stage Studios believes in harnessing the power of emotions that drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Talking Up Series focus on the key topics of emotional growth as well as self-management, self-awareness, and social awareness.

In the wake of the pandemic, emotional intelligence would be the single most important tool parents can equip their children with,” said Erly Stage Studios Founder and Talking Up series writer Farid Haque. Inspired to develop the series following his participation in the 2017 Yale Writers’ Workshop, Haque notes “Talking Up provides parents with a way to discuss some of the most challenging subjects ranging from emotional regulation to discrimination.

According to an assessment of emotional intelligence by Psychology Today, “When you teach kids emotional intelligence, how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from, and learn how to deal with those emotions, you teach them the most essential skills for their success in life. Research has shown that emotional intelligence or EQ predicts over 54% of the variation in success (relationships, effectiveness, health, quality of life).” Additional data concludes that young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices.” 

The Talking Up Book Series

Talking Up Books

Born With No Horn

Mathilda is laughed at by all the other rhinos for not having a horn.
A true rhino, she is told, must have a horn and use it wisely.
How will she prove to her classmates that the horn doesn’t make the rhino?

`Each of us is unique in our own abilities.
As individuals, we should be proud of what makes us different.
Kindness is what matters in the end.

The Beaver and the Platypus

Betty the Beaver has never had a neighbour, especially one that looks as odd as Penny the Platypus.
How will she cope with a foreign arrival so close to her home?

We sleep under the same stars, drink the same water and walk on the same ground…
…we are not that different after all

Temper, Temper, Tamarin!

Tommy the Tamarin is known for having a terrible temper and all his rainforest friends are afraid of him,
Can he learn to control his anger when things don’t go right?

Our emotions make us who we are but they also change the world we’re in, so spread happiness and kindness far, and you will never lose your way again!

Our thoughts…

Beautifully written and illustrated children’s book series that highlights different emotions in a way for children to understand how the different characters are feeling and how they can overcome the difficulties that they face. Each with it’s one take away key point that will leave a lasting mark on all those who read them.

Where to buy the Talking Up Book Series

The Talking Up Book Series (currently three books) is available to buy directly from Talking Up as well as at Amazon and Waterstones.

Win a set of Talking Up books

We are lucky enough to have an additional set of Talking Up Books an illustrated children’s book series providing themes to help children understand challenging issues and encourage emotional intelligence to giveaway to one lucky reader.

PRIZE: A set of Talking Up books (Three books)

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