Picture Books Are for Grown-Ups Too!

S1E13 | Abbigail Glen of Shelves Bookstore & 'Ruby Finds a Worry' (by Tom Percival)

April 08, 2023 Season 1 Episode 13
Picture Books Are for Grown-Ups Too!
S1E13 | Abbigail Glen of Shelves Bookstore & 'Ruby Finds a Worry' (by Tom Percival)
Show Notes

“Picture books show us is that there was a point in all of our lives where you were allowed to just figure things out. Is there room in your life now to give yourself that same grace?” —Abbigail Glen of Shelves Bookstore


The work of identifying our worries isn’t easy. Join us for this thoughtful conversation about why naming our worries matters.

Today’s Picture Book: Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival


Today’s Guest: Abbigail Glen of Shelves Bookstore

Abbigail launched Shelves on June 22, 2019 and has been serving as Charlotte, NC’s Friendly Neighborhood Bookseller ever since. In addition to being a dream come true, Shelves is both an online and Pop-Up bookstore that partners with other small businesses that have a brick & mortar presence in the Charlotte Metro area. She is committed to educating families and celebrating the joy that reading books brings to people all over the world because she believes that reading is freedom. She is on a quest to not only provide supporters with great books; but also create amazing lifestyle products made exclusively with readers, writers, and dreamers in mind. It’s been quite a journey so far and continues to surprise her along the way.


Book Description: 

Meet Ruby -- a happy, curious, imaginative young girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . and a little bigger . . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about.

But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . she just has to share her feelings.

This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotions and anxieties.


Please support Shelves Bookstore by purchasing Ruby Finds a Worry: https://shelvesbookstore.com/product/ruby-finds-a-worry/


Other mentions in this episode:

Shelves Bookstore Reading Is a Lifestyle (RIAL) Subscription: https://shelvesbookstore.com/subscription/


Questions/Activities for further engagement based on the discussion:

Can we admit that there might be an issue concerning worry and can we work to unpack where this worry might have come from? What about this is bothering me? Can we peel the layers back and get honest with ourselves?


Find Abbigail:

Website: https://shelvesbookstore.com/

Instagram: @shelvesbookstore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvesbookstore

Reading Is a Lifestyle (RIAL) subscription: https://shelvesbookstore.com/subscription/

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