The Act of Kindness with Kinder Books

Meet Anne Uebbing, an Early Childhood Educator and a Kids’ Yoga Teacher who lives in Port Moody with her husband, two kids ages 9 and 11, a big black dog and one green eyed cat named Marvolo. In 2011, Anne founded Kinder Books, a travelling children’s book store specializing in stories that reflect people’s lives, fostering connection and empowerment. Anne supports authors and artists who create beautiful, challenging and encouraging messages with their work. Aside from her online store, you can find her at various community events where she likes to share her passion for unique children’s books with everyone. Kinder Books variety of yoga products, hand puppets, First Nation titles, water bottles and specialized titles, nurtures children’s minds as it sparks imagination and interest in the world we live in. Find out more about Kinder Books by clicking here.

Anne is also writing children’s book reviews for Urban Baby & Toddler this summer so be sure to check them out. Click here for her first review. You can also follow Anne on Instagram or Facebook.

What do you like best about being a Farmers Market Vendor?
How easy it is to setup, thanks to the great organization. The kindness of all people there, fellow vendors, customers, the market team. The beautiful location.

What attracted you to the River District Farmers Market?
The location and again, the wonderful market team and people there.

What is your passion other than children’s books?
Nature and everything in it, gardening, good food and wine, being a teacher and number one: being a mom to two amazing kids!

What’s your favourite part of the job?
I love that new books are published all the time! And that children’s books are so versatile. My horizons have expanded since I started reading children’s books! The words wittiness, depth and mindfulness appear when I think about children’s literature. I get to share my passion for great children’s books with my audience and inspire thinking. I am deeply moved by the emotions I see when people read. For example, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. People will see it, recognize it, pick it up and open the cover as if they were hugging an old friend. I always wonder under what circumstances and how they have experienced this story. I love that I can  make connections with my community – small and big.

What’s your least favourite part of the job?
When it rain. I experience pain when books get wet and damaged!

How do you unwind after a long day at the Farmers Market?
I purchase the ingredients for our Saturday dinner at the market and then I cook a delicious meal. It is great to know the people who grew or made the food I am enjoying.