Letters to Live By

An Alphabet Book with Intention


By Lisa Frenkel Riddiough

Illustrated by Asa Gilland

Formats and Prices




$23.99 CAD



  1. Hardcover $17.99 $23.99 CAD
  2. ebook $9.99 $12.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around January 11, 2022. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A social-emotional concept picture book that teaches readers the power of setting intentions and embracing mindfulness in our everyday.

Appreciate art, become brave, and choose compassion. Pairing big ideas like generosity, respect, and joy with the letters of the alphabet, Letters to Live By is a beautiful picture book that encourages children to make the most of each day and leave their mark on the world.


  • "Creative, humorous, and thought-provoking, this is a vocabulary-rich ABC book meant to be discussed one-on-one and in groups. Recommended, especially for elementary school libraries."
    School Library Journal, starred review
  • “Succinct, yet masterfully written with playful and intriguing illustrations. A must for every classroom and household.”
    Kerry S. Teeple, The Toledo Blade
  • “This thoughtful, upbeat book is philosophical and yet very accessible for younger kids.”
    Kendal Rautzhan, Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy column

On Sale
Jan 11, 2022
Page Count
32 pages
Running Press Kids

Lisa Frenkel Riddiough

About the Author

Lisa Frenkel Riddiough is a graduate of Hamline University’s MFAC program and lives in Northern California. She is a former sales executive, an avid squirrel watcher, and a frequent baker of chocolate pound cake.

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Asa Gilland

About the Illustrator

Åsa Gilland is a Swedish illustrator who lives in Indonesia with her husband, two boys, and cats in a little house beneath a gigantic bougainvillea tree. She studied interior design and spent many years as a graphic designer before deciding to follow her passion for illustrating children’s books.

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