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Sugar Cone Publishing
Sugar Cone Publishing is an independent publisher of quality children’s fiction books. With the release of James and His ADHD Superpowers in March of 2022, Sugar Kohn Publishing was launched into the world of children’s books!
Deeply committed to its mission of providing books that engage, entertain, educate, and promote awareness, this book provides opportunities for parents and children to explore the world in educational, library, and home settings.
Our books are distributed nationwide to bookstores and other outlets, including wholesalers, libraries, and specialty markets.
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WHAT WE PUBLISH
Sugar Cone Publishing delivers captivating fictional children’s picture books and media that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure.
We only publish books that fit all four parts of our mission. Why? Because we know the stories kids experience help shape their minds, and we want to produce books that guide kids on the path to becoming great adults.
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By Angela Kohn
Publication Date: March 2022
Illustrated by Georgia Stylou
Size 8 ½ x 11
Sugar Cone Publishing sat down with author Angela D Kohn to discuss her first picture book, James and His ADHD Superpowers, illustrated by Georgia Stylou.
Angela, please let us know a bit about your book.
James and His ADHD Superpowers is an extremely powerful story of two young brothers that band together to use their superpowers to battle —ADHD—and win!
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
I was struck, while writing my story, at how lucky my son is to have a parent with ADHD who can relate and help him with his struggles, as I was not afforded the same opportunity to be diagnosed at an early age. It was only as a young adult that I learned how to manage my symptoms and turn what I had previously considered my weakness (a fast brain) into a positive (intense creativity and imagination). I was inspired to share my story one year ago after my son was diagnosed with ADHD, and I developed a treatment plan to ensure that he would be successful in school and not struggle in his personal life.
What are you hoping readers take away from reading your book?
I hope that my young readers and their families learn from reading my book to identify ADHD strategies and use those tools to help their child better manage their symptoms so that they feel empowered and accepted
What makes this book special to you? What impression do you hope it will leave with young readers?
This story is personal. I hope readers will no longer view ADHD as a condition that is traditionally considered a disadvantage. It is important to bring awareness about ADHD and the stigma’s associated with it, and that people with ADHD can be just as successful as those without the condition when they learn the techniques that will help them flourish. And that, in fact, their struggles can turn into their biggest strengths.
Angela D Kohn is a Registered Nurse by profession. When she isn’t writing inspiring children’s stories, Angela loves to create things—from writing television show scripts to creating apps for kids with game developers to decorating interior spaces. An RN, wellness advocate and strong believer in faith, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and her son’s two skinny pigs in Southern California where she lives. James and His ADHD Superpowers is her debut children’s book.
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This fictional story is a read aloud full of factual information all about ADHD. It is is packed with relatable examples for young kiddos to help them better understand ADHD. It is a great resource to have handy in my first grade classroom!
First Grade Teacher, Beacon Park Elementary