Books that teach, motivate, and inspire children

so that they can have the courage to change the world.


Sly The Cool Cat

Starting at $14.99

Return to Catville! Written and illustrated for children ages 3 and up, Sly The Cool Cat helps parents, guardians, and educators teach children how to stay true to who they are with bright illustrations and relatable characters.




What Our Readers Are Saying...

"I liked the pictures, the description, and being raised in the Southern part of the United States it hit home for me easily. I introduced this to my grandkids, and they laughed. If you were raised in your grandmother's kitchen and you're from the South, this will bring back memories. I highly recommend this book."

- GG

"I originally bought this book to share with my students. My grandson was over when it arrived so we read it together (I tried so hard not to sing it, but failed miserably). We had a wonderful time talking about the foods we liked, the ones we didn't and how long it would take the grandchildren to eat everything. I would definitely recommend this book to others."

- M. Brown

"This is so cute!!  For those of you who were raised in a closely knitted family in the Black community, and had a big mama, mawmaw or momo (whatever you called her), this hits home. It brings back memories and reminds you of some of the "traditional" cuisines that were common during family gatherings. I love this book. Make it part of your family's Christmas tradition."

- Glenda G. Brown

Books that are fun and offer the "more" you are looking for...

Finding wholesome children's books featuring black culture and good life lessons is no easy task! LeeBeau Publishing was created for that very purpose. Our books motivate, inspire, and give courage to children so that they can change the  world.


LaShonda M. Stewart, PhD

LaShonda M. Stewart, PhD, is a Professor at Southern Illinois University and teaches in the College of Business and Analytics. She also expresses her creativity by writing children’s books. When not writing children’s books, she enjoys other creative pursuits including motivational speaking. Professor Stewart’s first children’s book is the critically acclaimed The 12 Days of a Soul Food Christmas followed by the beloved Emma Jean’s Sew-N-Sew.

"I bought this book for my one year old niece. She won’t quite understand it yet, but it’s a great piece of work that she’ll enjoy in due time, singing along."

- Jermaine

 "This is an awesome children's book. The 12 Days of a Soul Food Christmas book will go down in history as a book that keeps our cultural heritage alive. It's well written and illustrated, so much so that it's a keepsake not only for children, but for adults as well. Genius!"

-Bruce George