Be The Change – Be Calm

Rise Up and Don't Let Anxiety Hold You Back

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £10.99
  • Publication date: 11 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781800074125

About the book

An interactive activity book for 9–12-year-olds on overcoming anxiety

You can conquer your worries. The power is within you!

We all experience anxiety from time to time. It can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable, and stops us from doing the things we enjoy – so what on earth can we do about it?

Be the Change: Be Calm will show you how to shut down anxiety with fun and simple ways to calm your mind by listening to what your body is telling you. Ever tried the half-salamander exercise? You should! And have you ever performed a body scan? Thought not. These amazing activities along with many others will become your toolkit to a calmer and happier life.

Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick takes us on a fascinating journey to find out where anxiety comes from, looking at the power of storytelling in terms of training our brain to overcome worries. He also shows us what animals can teach us about dealing with stress AND introduces us to our second brain! Hello! It’s time to make CALM your superpower.


About the author

Marcus Sedgwick is an internationally award-winning author of novels for adults, teenagers, and younger children, of non-fiction, graphic novels, academic papers and even the odd picture book. Perhaps best known for Midwinterblood, which won the Printz Award, America’s most notable prize for writing for young adults, alongside Revolver and The Ghosts of Heaven, both of which achieved Printz Honor status. He has taught creative writing for 15 years, at Arvon, Ty Newydd and elsewhere, and was for three years Author-in-Residence at Bath Spa University. He has written articles for numerous national newspapers and magazines, and currently lives in the south of France.