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Children's Nonfiction Mindfulness & Meditation

So Long, Stress!

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by Joanna Sevilla

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Mindfulness & Meditation, Emotions & Feelings, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Recommended Age
9 to 13
Recommended Grade
4 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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A full-colour, kid-friendly guide to understanding stress and anxiety and managing them in healthy and productive ways.


Kids and parents know that taking care of our mental health and managing stress and anxiety are critical skills for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Filled with practical advice and strategies, So Long, Stress! helps readers understand what stress is and gives them the tools they need to face situations that cause anxiety — all in an approachable and down-to-earth tone.

About the authors


Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at

Helaine Becker's profile page

JOANNA SEVILLA is a Filipino-Canadian Illustrator inspired by memories, navigating big emotions, relationships and nature. Through her illustration, she hopes to contribute to positive change within her community. She understands the importance of visibility and accessibility in storytelling and that representation in our narratives is necessary to create a sense of belonging in young readers. When she isn't drawing, she enjoys visiting local galleries, quilting, hiking, and indulging in YA fantasy and graphic novels.

Joanna Sevilla's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Helaine Becker

“An excellent self-help book for children, parents, and teachers. The author’s words have a can-do attitude, empowering everyone who reads them.” (Don’t Stress) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“In a world where life is becoming more stressful for children, it is nice to see a collection of ideas that kids could use to help themselves feel better.” (Don’t Stress) — Resource Links

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