A moving picture book debut, adapted for audio, about depression, sensory awareness, and the power of listening, from psychologist and author of Teaching Kids to be Kind.

Coen is having a sniffling, sighing, sobbing kind of day.

His family thinks they know how to cheer him up. His dad wants to go outside and play, Mom tells her funniest joke, and his little sister shares her favorite teddy. Nothing helps. But one by one, they get quiet and begin to listen. After some time, space, and reassurance, Coen is able to show them what he needs.

With poignant prose, A Blue Kind of Day explores how depression might feel in the body and shows us how to support the people we love with patience, care, and empathy.

A New York Public Library Best Book of 2022
A Kirkus Best Book of 2022

An Evanston Public Library Best Book of 2022

* "A loving tribute to the power of loved ones’ support during trying times." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

“Children may appreciate the understanding, validating approach to the topic, including the reassuring reminder that “blue feelings” can change." --Booklist