Welcome to EK Books!

Welcome to Exisle Publishing's home for kids books with heart on issues that matter. Here you'll be able to learn about your favorite authors, buy books direct from the publisher, and learn about the latest events.

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Teacher’s Notes and Resources

Dear teachers, librarians and parents,

We’re so glad to have you here! It is our mission to inspire a new generation to become lifelong readers and lovers of books. You’re the people who help make this happen. Through you, the characters, story and message of these books can come to life for the children you teach and care for.

All our books contain specific themes tailored to the educational needs of each age-group. Be sure to keep a look out for these under each book title as you browse our resources. They are there to help you discover the perfect book based on the topic you want. From entering the world of a relative with dementia, to a child with autism, from overcoming anxiety, to coping with the loss of a parent and much much more, EK Books has real life happily covered for children aged 3 to 13.

Books and Teacher's Notes For:

As many of us are now stuck at home in isolation or quarantine, we are working hard alongside our authors and illustrators to create resources that help. Several of our children’s authors have recorded read-alouds with sneak-peak previews of their books with more being added to our YouTube channelFacebook and Instagram on a regular basis. Here’s a sample from Katrina McKelvey where she reads the beginning of her book, Isla’s Family Tree:

Featured Resources:

Resources for our newest titles!
Full of interactive learning activities for your classroom.

Growing Pains

Themes: Empathy, Kindness and Caring for the Environment

Teachers Notes

This is NOT a Book!

Themes: Metafiction and Storytelling

Teachers Notes

Where the Heart Is

Themes: Friendship, Environment, Conservation

Teacher’s Notes