Latest Release

The Bird Ride


A boy’s mystical bird ride unveils why awareness, words, and attitude matter. Readers uncover a great power within themselves, one that can bring joy to their life and others.

Coming Soon

Series #1 Emotional Agility Matters (E.A.M.)

Children’s Book Collection


1 – The Bird Ride
2 – Let Go
3 – Angry Air
4 – His Name Was Gratitude
5 – You Make Me Grow
6 – Through The Clouds


Bergner Books proudly supports Together We Rise, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to provide a better experience for youth in foster care.  15% of all book(s) proceeds are being directed towards them.


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The Bird Ride Endorsements


The Bird Ride is the story of a beautiful friendship between a boy and a bird.  Together they take a journey which will help you see the world in a whole new way.”

Dr. Robert Holden

Best Selling Author and Renowned Psychologist 

Dr. Holden has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey ShowGood Morning America, a PBS show called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC documentaries called The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown to over 30 million television viewers worldwide.  

“A fabulous book that introduces children to the essence of being mindful and living in gratitude, positivity, and connection.”

Marni Becker-Avin

Executive Director

Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation

Mindful Kids Peace Summit

“The belief that a child holds about himself or herself is enormously important. This belief will determine the entire direction of a child’s life.  In this wonderful book readers will discover the wonder and magic of who they truly are.  They will understand that, by knowing and loving who they are, they can make a powerful difference to their own lives, to the lives of others and to the world.”

Dr. Sandy Gluckman

Founder of Parenting That Heals

Parenting Coach

Author of, Parents, Take Charge

& International Speaker

“Wade embraces the challenges facing our young children today and through his writing he helps with the transformation that many children need and have the power to do within themselves.  Being present and able to understand one’s emotions is how mindful children approach life.  Thank you Wade for sharing this book with all of us.”

Janice Houlihan

 Co-Founder, Inner Explorer

“The Bird Ride takes children on a ride that playfully introduces them to the power of awareness!  A valuable lesson that will serve both themselves and others.”

Isabella Lambauer

Founder and CEO

Real U Academy

“This wonderful book helps young readers learn about mindfulness and the power of their breath.  By recognizing it, they’re then able to calm their fears and worries.  The way he illustrates the natural joy that children and animals exude is marvelous and powerful!  This is truly a terrific book for young readers everywhere!”

Erin Taylor

Parent and Teen Coach

Author of Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting

Host of Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids podcast

“The Bird Ride is such a beautiful visual depiction and written tale of a boy’s journey to empathy, connection, self-awareness and more presence in life!  Understanding emotions is a powerful tool for children of young ages and beyond and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any families, caregivers and more who could use a new perspective on life’s precious moments in each day!”

 Aparna Venkataraman

Parent Coach & Meditation Teacher, Beauty In Parenting 

“I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with this delightful and also peacefully calming new story book, The Bird Ride. I loved how it took us all on the bird ride through the author’s words. The book has a really nice calming rhythm to it and I really felt like I was up in the air and soaring over the world with the main character and Blue Bird. It has a wonderful message about mindfulness, noticing and gratitude. The illustrations are really bright and colorful and really add to the text. I love that an emerging young artist was chosen to bring the author’s words into color.

I think the book is perfect for grade schoolers up through 4th grade but would encourage people to share with their tweens, too, even if they think they are “too old” for picture books”

Caroline Herfindahl

Youth Services/Program Coordinator

Ellsworth Wisconsin Public Library

“This story leads young minds into a refreshing knowing that their new world is opening up to kindness, empathy, and inclusion!”