The Karma Bus children's book series
Written by: Brent and his wife Karen using the pen name: "Amelia Takoda"
Illustrated by: Sarah and Jody
Narrated by: Jordan Smith (Books one and seven are Narrated)
Seven self-development books for children aged 4-12:
Book 1. The Karma Bus
A story about the Jones family and their day-to-day life where good and bad behaviour is observed by a happy or an unhappy Karma Bus. Karma means “Action”; therefore, if we are good, then good things happen. A positive aid for teaching children about the karmic and moral consequence of our actions, this storyline is both fun and educational.
Book 2. The Karma Bus – Happy House, Sad House!
The Jones family are happy and appreciate what they have; consequently The Karma Bus brings them many positive events that slowly transform their dilapidated home.
The Smith family are negative and unappreciative of life; consequently, the Karma Bus brings them ongoing events of misfortune with their home slowly deteriorating.
Book 3. The Karma Bus – Mr and Mrs Positive!
Once again, the Jones family take you on a journey with the parents Steve and Jane ‘nicknamed’ “Mr and Mrs Positive”. The benefits of a positive attitude are canvassed in detail.
Book 4. The Karma Bus – Are You Listening?
The Jones family explore themes of following instructions and the consequences of not listening.
Book 5. The Karma Bus – Healthy House, Healthy Mind!
The Jones family build a new environmentally healthy and self-sufficient home. Through the building process, self-esteem and peer group issues are discussed.
Book 6. The Karma Bus – You Are What You Eat!
Living in the new environmentally sustainable home from book five, the Jones family have detailed discussions about the impact of food on our emotions and physical wellbeing. The family builds an elaborate vegetable garden and chook house. Aquaponics is also discussed.
Book 7. The Karma Bus – The Crystal Cavern!
The final book in The Karma Bus series takes the Jones family on a magical journey with a flying Karma Bus taking them deep into a crystal cavern. Throughout the journey, basic meditation breathing and positive affirmations are practiced.
Book 7 is available "Narrated" by 10-year-old Jordan Smith