Connecting the world through stories.


At Kind World Publishing, we connect the world through stories—stories that express kids’ big feelings, big questions, and big dreams, stories that celebrate curiosity and build bridges. Our goal is to start conversations that create a kinder world.

Co-founder of Kind World Publishing

NEW IN 2023!

Maddie and Mabel book cover standing up in front of Maddie and Mabel illustration of them standing.

Maddie and Mabel

Best Books of 2022, Kirkus Reviews

Best Books of 2022, Atlanta Parent Magazine

JLG Gold Standard Selection

“A lovely easy reader about the power of family stories and the bond sisters share.”

— School Library Journal , Starred Review

“A real charmer.”

— Kirkus Reviews , Starred Review

“Throughout the amiable, episodic text, readers can see each girl’s point of view, and the expressive illustrations have their own breezy charm . . . An inviting, amusing series debut.”


“Maddie and Mabel play, fight, and make up with grace and charm in Kari Allen’s positive early reader about resolving conflicts and cherishing one’s family.”

—Foreword Reviews

Books Available Now

Lumber Baby Book Cover

Lumber Baby

I've Never Met My Grandpa Book Cover

I’ve Never Met My Grandpa

Afraid of Your Neighbor Book Cover

Afraid of Your Neighbor

The Struggle Bus Book Cover

The Struggle Bus

Scary Fairy in Wicked Wood Book Cover

Scary Fairy in Wicked Wood

“charming children’s fantasy stories”
Foreword Reviews, Starred Review

Maddie and Mabel Book 1 Cover

Maddie and Mabel: Book 1

JLG Gold Standard Selection

“A real charmer.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“A lovely easy reader about the power of family stories and the bond sisters share.”
—SLJ, Starred Review

“An inviting, amusing series debut”

Maddie and Mabel Take the Lead Book 2 Cover

Maddie and Mabel Take the Lead: Book 2

JLG Gold Standard Selection

Viva's Voice Book Cover

Viva’s Voice

“Energetic illustrations depict a vivacious young voice in an important and empowering role.”
—NYPL Best Books of 2022

“VERDICT This sweet and accessible primer on strikes is a solid choice for picture book collections.”

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The reality of coexistence surrounds us every day, in the most obvious ways. We love more than one person. We are each more than one thing.

Simple Joys

Kids are much better equipped than we adults are at being present and celebrating simple joys. They apply fewer false labels of morality to their decisions, which is beautifully liberating in the way that childhood can be. Children are makers of spontaneous fun.