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written by Nikki Bergstresser
illustrated by Kelly O’Neill

Tilly has not seen Mrs. Miller outside lately, tending to her garden or feeding the birds. What can she do when her neighbor is feeling down? Sometimes, small acts of kindness can make all the difference.

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Meet the Author

Nikki Bergstresser lives on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada with her husband, her two teenage daughters, and a dog named Delilah. She acts and has taught in elementary schools, and she loves to share stories with people of all ages. Nikki’s writing is inspired by spending time in nature and traveling on adventures. She believes in the power of kindness to create change, and that taking small steps will lead to beautiful journeys.

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Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, E-book

Pages:  32

ISBN HC:978-1-951565-76-3

ISBN PB:978-1-951565-77-0

ISBN EB: 978-1-951565-78-7

Release Date: 08/18/2020


Seasons for Stones is a beautiful, heart-warming story that teaches children the importance of caring for others in simple, practical ways. I love the cross-generational friendship and the way Tilly’s kindness rubs off on others in her neighborhood. This book will be a wonderful addition to the preschool or primary class library!” —Christa Rachwalski, kindergarten teacher

Seasons ​for Stones is a heart-warming story that shares how small acts of kindness can have a far-reaching impact. You can’t help but fall in love with Tilly, the main character, whose kindness to a lonely neighbor inspires a whole neighborhood to work together. Tilly’s caring heart and generosity are contagious. Share this story with the children in your life to teach them that no matter what their age or circumstances, they can make a difference. I can’t wait to read more stories by Nikki Bergstresser!” —Sandra Venema, elementary school vice principal 

“A few pages into this story and you’ll wish that sweet and thoughtful Tilly would live right next door! As Tilly contemplates how to cheer up the formerly very active gardener Mrs. Miller, who lives in her neighborhood, your heart will soar as she unfolds her practical and compassionate plan that provides just what Mrs. Miller needs in her healing process. In this inspiring, cross-generational story, Tilly gently teaches us that words do not need to be spoken to be powerful.” —Jennifer L.M. Starcevic, school and public library technician

“When words are so often used negatively, Seasons for Stones is a refreshing reminder of the positive impact our words can have on others. Seasons for Stones encourages children to use their words to make a BIG difference in the lives of those around them.” —Kim Fleming, second grade teacher

“In what seems like a season of isolation for many in our day in age, where there’s no longer a village to help support one another when we face hardships of any kind, this book offers a very simple, yet infectious approach to how to share love, warmth, kindness, and care that spreads encouragement and hope to the very depth and need within a person. A beautiful story that brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat as to the beauty of humanity for when we take the time to look beyond ourselves, while offering people of all ages tangible ways to demonstrate love and empathy to one another. A must read, whether for the children among you or for the child within you.” —Melissa McVety, marriage and family therapist, educator, and speaker, Thrive Therapeutic Counselling (Abbotsford, BC)

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