Head 2 Heart Books
Head 2 Heart Books Ltd is a small independent publishing company who create and produce gentle children's stories for head and heart matters. Our beautifully illustrated rhyming children's books, written by Clare Luther and illustrated by Maria Floyd, are relatable and well researched. Each story helps children to explore their thoughts and feelings, offering them useful ways to think their emotions through and get conversations started. Aimed at children 3 - 8 years old.
Over the years our books have grown and evolved in the education sector where Head teachers, teachers, support workers, parents, and carers have all responded extremely positively to the gentle life lessons and vibrant illustrations. Primary schools are using these stories as a resource for Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) prompting good follow-on discussions that cover many curriculum topics.
Our stories and their messages offer good opportunities for teaching and discussion, as well as time for reflection and learning in different aspects of emotional intelligence, values and virtues, mental health, wellbeing and care for the environment. These are currently areas of great interest and initiative raised by the government and both state and independent schools.
Clare Luther studied Occupational Therapy (OT) at Oxford Brookes University. Clare worked as an OT and Life Coach, both in the public and private sector until 2013. Clare now spends her time running a dachshund hotel and writing, having held a passion for poetry writing since her teenage years. Clare lives in London with her husband, two children and their miniature smooth black and tan dachshund, Wotsit.
Wotsit qualified as a Pets As Therapy dog in October 2018. Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 that provides a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK. www.petsastherapy.org.
Maria studied Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmith’s College, London and is a successful painter and illustrator. Maria regularly exhibits her work in a number of galleries in the South West and divides her time between Dartmoor and North Cornwall.
Maria lives with her husband, three children and their black Labrador/ Collie/ Whippet cross (she thinks), Skye.
Skye loves walking on Dartmoor and is a part of Maria's family.