Steve inspires children to create harmonious environments and safe places within their schools and communities, fostering an inclusive and supportive atmosphere for all. By nurturing their emotional intelligence and instilling a love for reading, Steve continues to shape a generation of resilient, compassionate, and self-assured young people.
Steve Whyte is a 15x Author based in the UK who has written books about self love, mental health, and hope. His most recent work is a book series entitled ‘Crown’ which is a reflective fantasy novel about the person reading the book; on a journey to self love and acceptance. Many adults and young adults globally have been keen readers of The Crown Series (The Throne Chronicles), and it has been a great resource to assist individuals along their journey of healing and personal growth. Stemming from this project, Steve identified a need to reach some of these adults before they are adults and have layers of complex traumas, a lack of identity and self worth; he then wrote a children's version of Crown entitled, ‘I am more than enough’.
The book is aimed at children aged 5-8, is filled with colourful and captivating illustrations, and is a playful and magical journey about a little child named Royal, who goes on a quest through their garden into a magical world called Avon. During Royals journey, they have several encounters with friendly animals who all share positive and empowering messages about self-love and embracing one's uniqueness and differences. Just as in the original inception of Crown, Royal represents every child out there, and the purpose of the book is for little children from all walks of life to have the opportunity to see themselves in Royal, and begin upon their own journey of self love and acceptance.
Steve is a compassionate writer dedicated to empowering young minds through his engaging book and interactive visits to primary schools. As a father of 3, with a wealth of experience in child development and a deep understanding of the challenges young individuals face, Steve has become a sought-after figure in the field of children's literature. Steve also has a powerful story of overcoming adversity and his message of ‘better days’ is one that young people love, remember and apply to their lives. Steve is passionate about storytelling, and during his visits to primary schools, he captivates children with his vibrant and genuine passion for their well-being. Through his relatable characters and heartfelt narratives, he effortlessly connects with his young audience, leaving a lasting impression on their hearts and minds. Steve firmly believes that fostering self-love and confidence is crucial for a child's overall development. With this in mind, he tailors his school visits to address these essential aspects. Through his carefully crafted presentations and workshops, he encourages children to embrace their unique qualities, teaching them that their individuality is something to be celebrated. By instilling a sense of self-worth, Steve empowers young readers to overcome challenges, embrace their strengths, and develop a positive self-image.
Moreover, Steve's visits to primary schools provide a platform for children to explore their emotions and develop strategies for managing their mental health. Through his books, he gently addresses sensitive topics such as anxiety, friendship, and resilience, enabling children to navigate their own emotional landscapes. By facilitating open discussions, Steve creates a safe space for students to express their thoughts and feelings, promoting emotional well-being and healthy coping mechanisms.
In addition to promoting self-love and mental health, Steve recognizes the importance of positive behaviour in a child's educational journey, as well as key life skills such as punctuality and attendance, homework, the importance of being inclusive and respect for all . During his visits, he engages students in interactive activities that promote empathy, respect, and kindness. By emphasising the value of good behaviour, Steve inspires children to create harmonious environments and safe places within their schools and communities, fostering an inclusive and supportive atmosphere for all. By nurturing their emotional intelligence and instilling a love for reading, Steve continues to shape a generation of resilient, compassionate, and self-assured young people.