Children's Books To Raise Them Up!

Children are full of so much love and light…and we want to help you protect and develop your child’s compassion, empathy and a growth mindset so they can thrive. 

We believe books are one of the best ways to reach a child, to teach them, to inspire them and to keep their minds creative and innocent. In our present time of technology and devices, there is still a strong need for the traditional “book” for our children. One that they can hold, feel, turn the pages, pick up, lose and find again. 

Our passion is to reach our youngest generation through mindful children’s books to teach them about important topics in a way they can understand, relate to and process. 

Each children’s book published and featured at Raise Them Up Books is written with intention and purpose and with messages of expansion and personal growth to pass on to our children. Raise Them Up Books are thoughtfully and beautifully illustrated to engage our children, capture their attention and awaken their imagination. Our books also encourage thoughtful discussion between parent and child.

Let’s Raise Them Up!

Deb Mills

Author & Founder of Raise Them Up Books


Children have many feelings and they feel them in a BIG way!

Little BIG Feelings” is a children’s picture book that helps children, and parents alike, by creating emotional awareness, teaching self-love, self-regulation and promoting compassion for others. 

It is written with rhythmic and memorable flow and illustrated colorfully with characters and situations that everybody can relate to!

The Fruit Galoot

A Story of Compassion and Resolution

Why is all the fruit missing from Ames and Allie’s garden?

“Who could be so hungry that they had to take it all?”

Follow Ames and Allie on their journey as they make new friends and learn what it means to have compassion and to find a resolution.

Check the end of the book for important topics and discussion points!


Praise for Raise Them Up Books!

It’s been a long time since we had a book that captured my kids’ attention and also gave us a new way of communicating. Little BIG Feelings totally transformed how I talk to my kids when emotions escalate and they are on the verge of a meltdown. It also helped us talk about ways to appreciate moments of joy and ways we can be more mindful. I love this book so much and recommend it to all ages!

Addie Spahr Kim, Elevated Mama Life

I love, love, love this story! The illustrations are incredible, too!

I love that your stories focus on positivity and bringing out the “good” in everyone! 

Great job, The Fruit Galoot is another winner!  I would for sure use this story in my classroom, too.

Danner Jantzer, Mom & Gradeschool Teacher for 18+ years

Deb Mills does it again! The Fruit Galoot is a great book to add to your bookshelf. I can’t wait to read it to my first graders!

The lesson is simple; with compassion, there is no problem that can’t be solved. Teaching kids to connect to others at a young age is important work and this book does a wonderful job!

Natalie McPheters, Elementary School Teacher

The Fruit Galoot provides adults with a great tool to use to teach BIG words that can be hard to explain! I appreciate the thoughtful questions in the back of the book as a way to spark conversation with kids around lofty topics. 

Lisa Christopherson, Mom & Elementary School Principal


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