I am the author of a series of lovely and lovable children’s books, Empathy, Love, Friends, Sharing, Emotions and Gratitude. Each title is published in English and 17 bilingual editions, featuring English with languages like Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Italian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.
My books are inclusive, honest, conscious, earthful, heartful and mindful. They help children (and adults) explore the ways we feel and show empathy, how we express love and friendship, and how we share with those near to us and far. Spanish artist Manuela Gutierrez Montoya brings the words to exquisite life with her joyful and tender illustrations. In the bilingual editions, the translators enrich the meanings with their skillful, sensitive tellings.
The series has a dedicated, diverse audience and praise! The Tiny Activist @thetinyactivists writes: “These board books are absolutely lovely! The illustrations are beautifully diverse…a great addition for language learning and social-emotional learning.” Arabic with Nichole @arabnicles loves Love: “Patricia Billings describes the many ways we show our love, with not only words but actions…a beautiful display of our true diversity, which makes it even more special.”
You can find all six titles in English and 17 bilingual editions on the Milet Publishing website.
I give engaging readings and workshops about my books, their languages and themes, so if you would like me to do a reading for your students or a workshop for your staff, please contact me!