Free to B. a Kid

A Letter from Renata 

Hello there, Friend!

I have a secret for you.

You – yes, you – have a story inside you.  A really good and special story, that only you can tell. And you’re meant to tell it your whole life long. 

It’s true!  Just ask a grown-up you love a whole lot.

But.  You have to believe that you have a story in order to tell it.  (Oh, and you must tell it.  It’s just too good to not share with the world.)  Just like Frieda B., you have a story that will make the world brighter, better.  And it’s like no one else’s.

Now, in order to find your story and tell it, you must dream your dreams big and believe they can be.  Just like Frieda.

Here’s how it works. 

First of all, you must know: You have special gifts tucked away in your heart and your mind and your arms and your legs and your eyes and maybe even your feet.  Gifts that make you who you are.  Like a runner, a hugger, a reader, a joke-teller, an explorer, a baker, a builder, a painter.

Second, there are things that you especially care about. Maybe animals, the environment, children in hospitals, your neighbor or grandma or friend who is sad. Listen to your heart: there are things you’re meant to care about and care for.

So how do you begin to figure out and tell your story?  Simple.  Listen to – and follow – and dream about – what you love and care about.  With all your heart.  Dream big, about who you can be, what you can do, that will make the world a better, brighter place.

And don’t – don’t — worry about what other kids love that you don’t.  They’re them.  You’re you.  And the best part of all is that your gifts and their gifts combined can tell an even more wonderful, bigger, better story, together. 

So don’t be who you aren’t.  Be who you are.  Love what you’re meant to love, do what you’re meant to do. 

Do this, and you, my dear and wonderful friend, will be well on your way to blessing the world with the beautiful story you carry inside you. 

Oh, it’s true.

I believe in you.

Dream Your Dreams Big and Believe They Can Be,




Renata Bowers

Author, Frieda B. Series of Books










Fun Stuff to Check Out…


The Frieda B. Fridge

Just like at home, this Fridge is where we display artwork, letters and pictures from our FBFs (Frieda B. Friends). Check it out.  And if you have something to share, send it to us (with your parent’s permission!) at  Please include only your first name, age, and your town and state. What you send might just find its way front and center on the Frieda B. Fridge.  Keep your eyes peeled!  (Who came up with that saying, anyway?  Eww.)

Games & Resources

Want to round up some friends for a rousing game of kick the can?  Or jump-start your imagination with a round of If You Could Would You Rather (Frieda’s favorite game)?  Games & Resources is a fabulous place to get started in your quest for games that are good for your legs and your brains.  Have a game or resource to share?  Send it to us (if mom says it’s okay) at  Please include only your first name, age, and your town and state.

Free to Share

What Big Dreams do you have?  Been on a great adventure (real or imaginary) lately? Have a neat game, or drawing, or poem, or funny joke?  This is the place to share it with us, so we can share it with others. With your parent’s permission, email us at  Please include only your first name, age, and your town and state.  You might find your “Free to Share” item on the Fridge, in Games & Resources, on our blog… You never know.  Oooo… the suspense of it all!