Patrice Karst's best-selling Invisible String book series is teaching the world about the string that “even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel it in your heart and know that you are always connected to everyone you love.” Patrice has been on a lifelong mission to share the message that this energy called love transcends time and space and is the most powerful force in all of the universe.
"It’s been a book we use now when I leave the house during the day, when I travel. My kids talk constantly about mom, did you feel me, I was tugging on your heart string. . . It’s just the most beautiful, beautiful book, and it actually makes me cry, I think, every time, but you gotta get that one."
Sara Haines :: ABC’s The View
"[The Invisible String] is a beautiful way to begin to try, as parents, to instill in children the impenetrable power of the heart, the energy of love, and the flow that can be felt from the grace in every moment."
Tony Robbins :: Best-selling American author, philanthropist, and life coach
“Moms of toddlers will really need the Kleenex with The Invisible String—all about the string of love that connects mama to her babies for, well, forever.”
“An excellent book for children to read with their loved ones … The message of Patrice Karst’s book is powerful: No matter what, you’re always connected to your loved ones.”
The Huffington Post
“A wonderful storybook for children experiencing separation anxiety.”
“Delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times that though we may be separated from the ones we care for, love is the unending connection that binds us all.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics
With warmth, wit and wisdom, Patrice Karst’s books explore the web of love that weaves around and through us, uniting one and all.
The Invisible String
Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach? Does it ever go away? This heartwarming picture book for all ages explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love.
The Invisible String
With over 1.5 million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed generations of children and adults alike. Also available: Spanish edition (El hilo invisible) and a companion workbook (The Invisible String Workbook).
Recommended and adopted by parenting blogs, bereavement support groups, hospice centers, foster care and social service agencies, military library services, church groups, and educators, The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. This special paperback edition includes vibrant new illustrations and an introduction from the author.
The Invisible String Workbook
This must-have companion to the picture book phenomenon The Invisible String -- which has sold over a million copies to date -- uses more than 50 art and writing activities (plus bonus reflection cards!) to help build self-esteem and healthy relationships, and to celebrate the power of love.
The Invisible String Workbook allows readers of all ages who have experienced any kind of separation or loss to delve deeper into their relationships, to engage in healing conversations, and to build stronger attachments.
The Invisible String Backpack
This companion book to The Invisible String—which has sold over a million copies to date—offers a complete socio-emotional toolkit for back-to-school—and your whole life! It’s Mila’s first day of school, but mixed with excitement is worry. What if she can’t find her classroom? What if no one likes her? What if she’s too nervous to speak up? With a little advice from her brother, she learns that she has everything she needs right in her Invisible Backpack: an Invisible Microphone to help her find her voice, an Invisible Flashlight for when she’s feeling lost, an Invisible Net to catch her if she falls, and much more. Her pack is bottomless! The Invisible String is the very first thing that she puts in her pack—and each time she uses it, it gets bigger and better.
Ruby and Lonely
Ruby’s got a problem. At school and at home, everyone is so busy all the time, and no one seems to notice her at all. Ruby finds herself feeling kind of…lonely. It’s a big problem! But one day, while walking home alone after school, she decides to look at her problem from a new angle. She even gives it a name―Lonely―a seemingly small but significant decision that transforms her problem, and entire life, in the most surprising and extraordinary way. Join Ruby as she discovers her inner best friend in this relatable and heartwarming story. A note from the author and discussion questions are included.
The Invisible Leash (Paperback)
From the author of the picture book phenomenon The Invisible String comes a moving companion title about coping with grief when a pet dies.
"When our pets aren't with us anymore, an Invisible Leash connects our hearts to each other. Forever." That's what Zack's friend Emily tells him after his dog dies. Zack doesn't believe it. He only believes in what he can see. But on an enlightening journey through their neighborhood—and through his grief—he comes to feel the comforting tug of the Invisible Leash. And it feels like love.
The Invisible Leash (Hardcover)
Accompanied by tender. uplifting art by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, bestselling author Patrice Karst's gentle story uses the same bonding technique from her classic book The Invisible String to help readers through the experience of the loss of a beloved animal.
This is the hardcover version of the popular Invisible Leash story.
The Invisible Web (Paperback)
All of our strings to one another are interconnected in The Invisible Web. "It breathes as we breathe, pulsating all over our Earth, the single heartbeat of life and love. And do you know what that makes us all? One Very Big Family!"
This uplifting inspirational title for all ages puts the concept of "six degrees of separation" into a new context that urges readers to recognize, respect, and celebrate their infinite, unbreakable bonds with the entire human family.
The Invisible Web (Hardcover)
Shout it from the mountaintops! Every one of us is connected to those we love by Invisible Strings. And since all of those people are connected to countless other people, ultimately we are all connected by love…in a universal Invisible Web. It breathes as we breathe. pulsating over the Earth, the single heartbeat of life. This uplifting story for all ages not only inspires readers to recognize, nurture and celebrate the infinite bonds of humanity, it is also a powerful call for peace and compassion worldwide.
You Are Never Alone
Celebrate the everlasting bond between parents and their newborns with this new original board book inspired by the bestseller The Invisible String.
As new parents are so aware, separation anxiety can begin in the earliest days, right out of the womb. This endearing rhyming verse focuses on milestone moments of separation as baby and toddler, always returning to a reunion between separations that establishes a pattern of consistency and security that will last a lifetime. A perfect new baby gift, You Are Never Alone opens up the proven healing powers of The Invisible String to a whole new audience of parents and children.
The Smile that Went Around the World
What starts out as a simple gift, soon turns into a chain-reaction of smiles and kindness in this heart-warming story about a smile...that went around the world. Each smile sparks another, and then another and another and another until one day, that same smile appears out of nowhere... to help someone very special.
This is a wonderful story to share with young readers, letting them know just how far a smile will go and that it s a little bit of magic that is understood in every country of the world. All it takes is one gesture to get the party started and young readers will be excited to learn that they can do something that can help millions of people all over the world.