The Backpack

Product Details:

Paperback: 48 pages
ISBN-13: 9781733777797

About the Book:

A new day of school, and a new backpack! Something hip and cool. A place for books, a place to clip a lunchbox, a perfect turquoise hue. The backpack that had it all…

But is that what really counts?

Lindsay C. Barry’s The Backpack is a primer on treating others how we wish to be treated. With Barry’s rhyming structure and colorful art from illustrator Klaudia Bezak, The Backpack offers a lesson on caring, friendship, and understanding that it’s what’s inside that makes us all important.

About the Author:

Lindsay C. Barry developed her love of reading and writing at a young age, and even more so when she stumbled upon a magical world called Narnia. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has worked in advertising and executive search. Her first love has always been writing and education. Her mother, an English, drama, and creative writing teacher, made sure that Barry’s love for the literary world was deeply ingrained from a young age.

Barry lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, two sons, two cats, one bearded dragon named Spyro, one red Beta fish named Goldie, a blue budgie named Ice Dragon, and a yellow budgie named Goldie (sense a theme?). Her sons inspire her life and writing every single day. Find her at, and on Instagram and Twitter @lbarrybooks

“If you want your kids to enjoy a beautiful book, and learn how to be kind and inclusive at the same time, then get a copy for them and share one with their teacher at school as well – so he or she can help spread this beautiful message even more!”
—Pat Wyman, Founder of and best-selling author of Smarter Squared

“We have read it so much that I am now donating our copy to the school so other kids can enjoy this book as much as we have!”
—Motherhood Support blog

“100% recommend this book for bedtime or birthday presents. It’s a darling little story between two kids in school. The story teaches empathy and kindness, which I just love, because those lessons are so important for our littles to learn and understand these days. Plus the story rhymes beautifully, which makes it fun for me to read out loud.”

—Two in Tow & On the Go blog