Welcome Educators,

We are thrilled to introduce you to the Lana Banana Animal Rescuer Series, our premiere K-1st Grade Common Core & CASEL (SEL) character education lessons on caring, compassion, empathy, sympathy, gratitude, and kindness.

Lana Banana Animal Rescuer is an engaging three-part chapter book series that follows the adventures of Lana Banana at The Zoo, The Pet Store, and The Circus. Lana is passionate about helping animals in need. Through her impromptu rescue efforts, she learns and exhibits important life skills and key SEL components related to caring and kindness.

This series is an ideal resource for teachers looking to introduce these important social and emotional skills to their students in a fun and engaging way with reading comprehension, vocabulary, activities, and extended lessons with relatable characters and themes.

Thank you for your dedication to your student’s social and emotional development. We look forward to working with you to create a brighter future for our children to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Kindness is Good For Kids’ Health!

Students of all ages need to be taught that kindness is one of their most important character strengths. Numerous scientific studies highlight the health benefits of having a spirit of helpfulness, generosity, and consideration. Common benefits of being kind are that it increases self-esteem, empathy, and compassion and improves mood.

More importantly, studies have shown that merely witnessing acts of kindness can have positive side effects. Caring acts significantly improve children’s prosocial skills and relationships with others. Therefore, introducing the Lana Banana Animal Rescuer Series to elementary students is a great way to kickstart the spirit of kindness as students witness Lana Banana helping animals out of her caring and compassionate spirit.

Dean Made Publishing LLC

Dean Made Publishing LLC is a minority women-owned book and music publishing company headquartered in New Jersey. The company develops original content that educates, entertains, and inspires generations of readers of all ages and backgrounds across the globe. We publish books of various genres, including Children & Teen, Business, Inspirational, Legal, Memoirs, Self-Help, Women’s Empowerment, and more.

Founded in 2021 by Kim A. Rouse, a corporate lawyer, author, inventor, entrepreneur, and songwriter, the company is named after her late mother, Maedean Myers Armistead. Kim developed a passion for reading at an early age and continues to read several books each month. She advocates reading to infants and children to ignite their reading superpowers as they grow up.

Dean Made Publishing offers paperback, hardcover, ebooks, audiobooks, original music, and a variety of digital content.