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Going To Bat

"A lively story starring a little girl and her busy Mind, and a positive introduction to mindfulness"

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Maya is always busy, not just physically but mentally too, as readers of the first book in this funny and original series will know. Her thoughts and feelings are personified and Mind is her constant companion.

In this episode, she is missing her grandpa who she hasn’t seen since the family moved to England from India. At the same time, her mum is coaching the school’s new cricket club, and maybe taking it far too seriously. There are ups and downs for Maya and Mind throughout but all ends happily.

Young readers will be caught up in the excitement and situation comedy, but there’s lots for them to pick up too about mindfulness and managing your own emotions.

Andrea Reece

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A book that through Maya and mind help to tell to story of life and the problems and issues that may occur and how we can deal with them. By listening to her inner voice Maya learns good habits that will help her both now and in the future.

A fun and in parts funny book about Maya and mind (her inner voice)
As Maya goes through day to day life she come up against struggles and problems. This book is great and showing how she deal with these things with the help of mind. She tackles anxiety and other stresses and put into place good habits to help both now and in the future.... Read Full Review


A book about family life, trying your best and not giving up. Maya prepares for a cricket competition but lots of things create challenges along the way!

I liked this book about a girl called Maya and her family. At first I found the mind part a bit confusing but I soon realised this was her thoughts. The book has quite long chapters so took me a while to finish. I think the illustrations help to understand the story too. It has a great ending.... Read Full Review


We enjoyed the book but found it took us a little while to get into it. It does have a good ending though which is always good!

I read this book with my youngest daughter who is 7. We enjoyed the book but found it took us a little while to get into it. It does have a good ending though which is always good!
My daughter has learnt about wellbeing and mindfulness at school only recently so this story worked well with that learning. The chapters were quite long - but I think this would be suitable for 7 year olds and above.
Overall a delightful story with beautiful illustrations, which are great to enhance the story for young readers.... Read Full Review

Helen Robinson