9 Books Published by Goldest Karat Publishing on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about No Wheat for Me, I’m Gluten-Free! by Crystal Swain-Bates No Wheat for Me, I’m Gluten-Free!

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Jan 09, 2015)
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More than 2 million people in the United States have celiac disease, a digestive and autoimmune disorder that can damage the lining of the small intestine when gluten is eaten. As a child suffering from celiac disease, it can be difficult to understand how to deal with a restricted diet and many children feel alone in their gluten-free journey. Parents, teachers, and caregivers can use this fun, rhyming picture book to help explain what it means to be gluten-free, to reinforce the basics of what is and isn’t allowed on a gluten-free diet, and to show that being a gluten-free kid isn’t so bad after all. Sample verse: Although I must think carefully To make sure foods are gluten-free It’s fun to pretend I’m a spy Searching for wheat, barley, and rye!


Click for more detail about Black Fairy Tales: A Coloring and Activity Book by Crystal Swain-Bates Black Fairy Tales: A Coloring and Activity Book

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Jan 07, 2015)
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Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books? In Black Fairy Tales, 24 illustrations depict scenes from timeless tales such as "Cinderella","Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Pinocchio", "Snow White", "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Princess and the Frog", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", "Peter Pan" and many other classics. In each illustration, the beloved black characters from the "Colorful Adventures" black coloring book line by Crystal Swain-Bates are dropped into the scene so that brown children worldwide can see themselves depicted in fairy tales. More than just a coloring book, activity pages include thought-provoking questions ("If you had Aladdin’s magic lamp, what would you wish for?"), and fun pictures to complete ("Draw a crown for the princess", "Design Cinderella’s dress for the ball!). Grab your box of crayons and bring these black and white illustrations of your favorite fairy tale heroes and heroines to life. Looking for more self-esteem boosting African-American children’s books? Check out the following highly regarded books by Crystal Swain-Bates: "Big Hair, Don’t Care" "Naturally Me" "The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star" "The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay" "Supermommy" "Color My Fro"


Click for more detail about Naturally Me by Crystal Swain-Bates Naturally Me

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Jul 21, 2014)
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Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence in children of all ages, this fun rhyming picture book follows a freckle-faced girl and a gap-toothed boy throughout their day as they show the reader they celebrate their appearance and feel comfortable in their own skin, just the way they naturally are! By the end of the story, young readers will be chanting the theme of the book: "I’m proud to be naturally me!" While this book features African-American children, it’s message of self-acceptance is a universal one that can be enjoyed and appreciated by children of all races. Sneak peek from the book: "There 19s really nothing more unique Than these six freckles on my cheek Sometimes I count them one by one And then start over when I 19m done" Looking for more self-esteem boosting African-American children’s books? Check out the following highly regarded books: "Big Hair, Don’t Care" by Crystal Swain-Bates "The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star" by Crystal Swain-Bates "The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay" by Crystal Swain-Bates "Supermommy" by Crystal Swain-Bates "Color My Fro" by Crystal Swain-Bates


Click for more detail about Supermommy: A Super Single Mommy Tale by Crystal Swain-Bates Supermommy: A Super Single Mommy Tale

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Feb 01, 2014)
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Miadora is convinced that her mommy has superpowers and what better way to share her BIG secret with her friends at school than at show and tell? But how will Miadora convince the other students that her mommy really IS a supermommy? Perfect for children in single-parent homes, this picture book celebrates a single mother’s seemingly supernatural ability to care for her children, at least in her daughter Miadora’s eyes as she attempts to showcase her Supermommy at her school’s show and tell.


Click for more detail about Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages by Crystal Swain-Bates Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Nov 11, 2013)
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In "Color My Fro", 31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this coloring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair. At each turn of the page, a new natural hair inspired illustration greets you. Fun for any occasion, "Color My Fro" is the perfect stocking stuffer for natural hair lovers of any age so grab your crayons, colored pencils, and your afro pick and get started! Looking for more self-esteem boosting African-American children’s books? Check out the following highly regarded books by Crystal Swain-Bates: "Big Hair, Don’t Care", "Naturally Me", "The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star", "The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay", and "Supermommy"!


Click for more detail about The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay: A Coloring and Activity Book by Crystal Swain-Bates The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay: A Coloring and Activity Book

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Sep 23, 2013)
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Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books? Meet Cody & Jay, two adventurous boys who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 40 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence, and celebrate diversity. Activity pages include fill-in-the-blank exercises (for example, "You can do amazing things if you try"), thought-provoking questions ("If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?"), and fun pictures to complete ("Add a design to Jay’s race car!"). A wonderful gift for kids of all races, this book is engaging and is loads of fun! Like this? Check out the version for girls: "The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star!"


Click for more detail about Big Hair, Don’t Care by Crystal Swain-Bates Big Hair, Don’t Care

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Sep 21, 2013)
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Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence in African-American and biracial children, this beautifully illustrated picture book encourages children of African descent to feel good about their hair, no matter how different it may be from other kids. Main character Lola has really big curly hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school. Although her big hair often causes kids to stare and sometimes her big curls cause her to lose at hide and seek, that doesn’t stop her from telling anyone who will listen just how much she LOVES her hair!


Click for more detail about The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: An Activity and Coloring Book by Crystal Swain-Bates The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: An Activity and Coloring Book

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Aug 15, 2013)
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Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books?

Meet Zoe & Star, two adventurous African-American girls who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 45 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence, and celebrate diversity.

Activity pages include†fill-in-the-blank exercises (for example, "You are beautiful just the way you are"), thought-provoking questions ("If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?"), and fun pictures to complete ("Design Zoe and Star’s dresses for the ball!).


Click for more detail about How to Go Natural Without Going Broke by Crystal Swain-Bates How to Go Natural Without Going Broke

by Crystal Swain-Bates
Goldest Karat Publishing (Mar 14, 2013)
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~Do you want to go natural but don’t think you can afford it? ~Are you a hair product junkie in need of an intervention? ~Could you benefit from learning ways to save money on your natural hair?
If you answered “yes” or “maybe”, this book is definitely for you!
Perfect for transitioners, the newly natural, and natural hair pros alike, this easy-to-read guide is packed full of practical advice and money-saving tips to help you go fabulously natural without going broke!
Tips in the book include titles such as:
Ditch the shower caps Maintain your drain Beef up a conditioner Shop your international grocery stores Try before you buy Drugstore cheapies but goodies Get wiggy with it Let’s get steamy And many more… This book also includes topics such as:
How to repurpose common household goods to benefit your natural hair How to make your own hair products Where to find knockoffs of popular natural hair products and tools How to find the best prices on products online and at local stores Where to purchase shea butter, oils, and other hair friendly products from wholesalers Note from the Author: Since cutting off my relaxed hair and going natural in 2010, I have become a magnet for relaxed and natural heads alike sharing their reasons for or against doing the same. To date, one of the most striking reasons I have heard for not going natural—and part of the impetus for writing this book— was from a woman who simply said, “It costs too much.” Once the initial shock wore off, I realized that while natural hair does not cost a lot of money to maintain, there certainly is a perception that it does. This book is aimed at changing perceptions of the costs required to grow and maintain natural hair. Going natural is only as expensive as you make it. So what are you waiting for? Buy the book and start saving today!