The Award-Winning Children’s Book


The Children’s Book That Gently Addresses


& BELONGING (through the lens of ADOPTION).

2023 Golden Book Prize Winner & Book of the Year Nominee, 2022 Best Book Award Finalist

Lexile® Level 710L

Check out new additions to the Dandelion Collection below.

A word from the author about. . .

Heeeyy Dandelion!

Author, Dawn Charleston-Green shares what you can expect in the Heeeyy Dandelion Collection and why it’s perfect to bring ATTENTION to SELF-ESTEEM and BELONGING.

"Heeeyy Dandelion is a children’s book because of its colorful illustrations; not because its message is elementary."

~Dawn Charleston-Green, Author~

Heeeyy Dandelion!



Ana is an 8-year-old girl who struggles sometimes with telling the truth and her self-esteem. One day during a difficult family moment, Ana’s adoptive mother shares with her the attributes and life-cycle of a dandelion; explaining that though the dandelion looks like a flower, some consider it a weed, not understanding its value - the way that Ana sometimes feels.

This story is beautifully written with colorful illustrations to match. Book includes VOCABULARY, CHECK-ON-LEARNING, JOURNAL PROMPTS, AND AUTHOR EXTRAS.


ISBN: 979-8-9860452-1-4

"When I read the draft, I was overcome with emotions from different perspectives; not only as a parent and an educator but also in memory of my younger self, who remembers feeling like young Ana in the story. Oh, how I wish 10-year-old me had this book; for my own experiences really relate to that of a dandelion."

~Treska Haley Mitchell - Parent & Retired Elementary School Principal

Meet Dandelion’s Brother- RUDY THE SMART KID

- a curious boy who pushes the limits of what others expect; which always undeniably proves him to be …ONE SMART KID.


$19.99 Paperback

ISBN: 979-8-9880305-1-5

$24.99 Hardcover

ISBN: 979-8-9880305-7-7

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"Rudy the Smart Kid has spurred great conversations for me and my children about what their giftings, talents, and abilities are. It has also sparked a desire in me as a parent to continue to promote and encourage their unique talents in ways that will all them to flourish."

~Allegra Boddy, Licensed Professional Counselor & Parent~


¡Hola, Diente de león!


The award-winning children's book Heeeyy Dandelion is officially available as ¡Hola, Diente de león!

Same great story, now translated to Spanish.

Perfect for ESL learners or students studying Spanish.

ISBN: 979-8-9860452-4-6

"Dawn Charleston Green has woven together a story that will touch and uplift the soul. As a parent and as a Licensed Social Worker who works with children, I highly recommend this book to help us as we navigate those parenting conversations with our most precious gifts, our children."

~Wilhelmina Purvis Bagsby - Parent, Licensed Social Worker, and Professional School Counselor

Heeeyy Dandelion,

Mind Your Manners


Click the video to hear details from the author.

Mind Your Manners!


Follow the five short stories of Ana (Dandelion) as she learns to MIND HER MANNERS in HYGIENE, COURTESY, TABLE MANNERS, RESPECT, & PATIENCE. Written to help children understand the basic elements of etiquette.

Once children have learned their manners, let them use INCENTIVIZED PRATICE CHARTS to help them better develop and keep their good habits.

ISBN: 979-8-9860452-8-3

"Heeeyy Dandelion Mind Your Manners is another brilliant book from the gifted author. Personally, I think it should be a required reading for all children."

~Louise Jane - CEO, The Golden Wizard Book Prize

Children’s Daily Journal, Affirmations & Check-Ins


This 90+ page full length (11in x 8.5in) spiraled journal is the supplemental companion to the book, HEEEYY DANDELION! Throughout the pages are places to write down (JOURNAL) anything  young users may have on their mind, as well as places to help them stay organized. Sometimes users will be asked to remember what happened during their day and how it made them feel by completing CHECK-INS.

The practice of journaling can help users feel better, as well as think better. Journaling can also help users have better thoughts towards other people, things that have happened to them, and towards themselves. To help users think positive thoughts about themselves, they'll also see AFFIRMATIONS. These are reminders to help young users remember that they are special. Finally, to help them relax a bit, there are also PUZZLES sprinkled throughout.

ISBN: 979-8-9860452-3-8

"The Heeeyy Dandelion Children’s Journal has had a tremendous impact on my students. I’ve used it in the elementary, middle, and high school settings for girls needing to address self-esteem.

I would recommend this journal, as well as the story to all counselors."

~Shea Beasley - Professional Counselor

Storybook & Coloring Book Bundle


New abridged storybook ($15.99) and coloring book ($6.54). Available together for one low price.

*Includes the same COMPLETE STORY. DOES NOT INCLUDE JOURNAL PROMPTS - Intended for younger children.  

Abridged Storybook ISBN:  979-8-9860452-7-6

Coloring Book ISBN: 979-8-9860452-5-2

"This story, as well as the collection, should be in schools and used in counseling sessions everywhere."

~Stephanie-Nicole, Parent, Radio Host & Gospel Recording Artist

Heeeyy Dandelion Coloring Book


The HEEEYY DANDELION Coloring Book was created as a supplemental companion to the HEEEYY DANDELION Book and Journal. Since not all children are able to express themselves through writing, the coloring companion is another great way for children to express themselves through art and creativity. The HEEEYY DANDELION Coloring Book is 36 Fun Pages to fill your mind with Happy Thoughts of DANDELIONS and Springtime.

ISBN:  979-8-9860452-5-2

Wanna read HEEEYY DANDELION on the go or at your convenience? Get the DOWNLOADABLE eBook for your tablet or other electronic device. Same great story with VOCABULARY, CHECK-ON-LEARNING, AND JOURNAL PROMPTS.

Heeeyy Dandelion! - eBook

ISBN:  979-8-9860452-2-1


Heeeyy Dandelion Collection


Get the entire HEEEYY DANDELION COLLECTION (Original Storybook, Journal, Coloring Book, and Mind Your Manners for one low price; and bring the gift of LITERACY, EMPATHY, and GOOD MANNERS into your home.

"How we project on the outside is not always indicative of how we feel or what’s under the surface. Sometimes we may feel misunderstood, unseen, and unvalued. What I love about the dandelion is that it doesn’t need perfect conditions to grow. It just requires a crack of possibility.  Knowing that. . .

It seems there is a little DANDELION in all of us "

~Dawn Charleston-Green, Author, Parent, Former Educator/Counselor, & Child Advocate

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