Taking Care

When we do small things to keep ourselves healthy and safe, we are also creating a healthier, safer world for our family, friends and neighbors.  “Taking Care” provides readers with suggestions of simple but important ways that they can do their part to make a difference in their homes, schools and communities. See all our books on Lisa's author page!

A healthier, safer world for our family friends and neighbors

Our latest series:

little buddies

These little 6 x 6 books were written especially for todders!
There will be six titles in this first series—Eyes, Ears, Noses, Mouths, Hands and Feet (and many more in the works

SEL Alignment Tool

Best Friend Books are now alignedt o Ohio Department of Education Social Emotional Learning Standards. Download our FREE alignment tool here!

Download our FREE Discussion and Activity pages here!

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Free Social-Emotional Lessons from Lisa Combs

FREE mini lessons for teachers and parents to use in their electronic instruction, and for
when kids return to their classrooms.


Setting an intention is a great way to set
yourself and your kids up for a positive day! 

Feel free to download our intention cards at no charge, cut apart and then draw one at random each day!  Take a moment to close your eyes and take 10 steady, calm breaths as you focus on the positive intention.  Download here.



A framework for controlling thoughts that interfere with peace and happiness.

A coloring journal or naming and taming my thoughts.

We are all completely different up close but the farther you get away from us, the more we look the same


An illustrated anthem for unity, inclusion, and loving kindness.

We each have unique talents and interests that make us special.

Explores our relationship with the beautiful endangered animals that share our planet.

Provides children an introduction to an emotional vocabulary and also provides helpful suggestions for managing uncomfortable emotions.

Provides a “call and response” verse for the most common segments of a typical day at school.

Offers a flexible, yet structured approach to embedding mindfulness activities within the classroom or other structured group

We can look at every change as an opportunity to learn and grow.

We all share this beautiful planet with all of it’s inhabitants.

Provides a message of unconditional love and acceptance.

When we allow ourselves to need one another, we are one step closer to a peaceful, happy world.

Provides memorable phrases to use as a positive focus while breathing in and out for self-calming and emotional management

The words we use when we talk to ourselves in positive, encouraging ways can change our thoughts and the way we live our lives.

Even if we can't do great things, we can do small things with great love.

This book is about living your life in a helpful and compassionate way —the foundation of our Best Friends Book Club Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

A tribute to teachers everywhere!

For all the special teachers in our lives!

The concept of mindfulness meditation is to let go of the future and past in order to spend some precious time in the present moment.

It is easy to view setbacks or obstacles to being happy and successful, but they don't have
to be

Our bodies give us important clues to how we are feeling.
When we can notice how our bodies feel,it gives us the opportunity to recognize
and manage our emotions.

It is easy to say the words “I love you,” but our actions often speak much more loudly than our words.  

A peaceful, happy world is created by people who act out their love in simple but important ways. And we are never too young…or too old…to begin.


This book is unique in that it helps parents prime children for what they will do in Kindergarten but it also gives practical suggestions for parents about how they can best support their little ones for this big transition!


It is easy to get carried away by our wishes for something
we don’t have in our lives. But the key to peace and happiness
is often found in the simple pleasures of the present moment.
While we continue to hope and dream,we can choose to find joy right here, right now.  




Bright, colorful prints
(framed or unframed) 
and gift items from the books  


Tees, hoodies, and tanks for adults, babies and toddlers






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