The In-Between Book


Children's Books

Alison Oliver

Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser

Sounds True

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32 pages

An interactive book about the Japanese concept of “ma,” or the space between things, helps children learn about mindfulness.

Do you ever notice the spaces between the things around us? There is space between breathing in and breathing out, between stars in the night sky, between a question and an answer. In Japanese, this concept is called “ma.” When we pause to notice this space between things, we can begin to learn more about the world and even about ourselves.

In this interactive book, kids will try activities including tracing the space between images and clapping their hands to listen for the space between claps. As they slow down to connect with the spaces between things, they will learn how to pause, ponder, and embrace mindfulness.

The In-Between Book is a creative and thoughtful approach to teaching mindfulness to children, parents, and caregivers. It’s a great read one-on- one or perfect for a classroom or storytime.

Alison Oliver

Alison Oliver runs the design studio Sugar in New York City. She is the illustrator of the bestselling BabyLit board books, which introduce small children to classic literature. She is also the illustrator of Yoga for Littles, an interactive yoga deck, and the illustrator of The Breathing Book by Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser. For more, visit

Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser

husband-and-wife creative team who live in the Boston area. Christopher is a clinical psychologist and consultant. He is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and is considered a leading voice on youth mental health. Olivia is an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where one of her areas of expertise is the history of health and healing. For more, visit
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