Franklin the Helper Children’s Books LLC will open a storefront in mid-April in The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd. The store will carry children’s books by Franklin C. Edwards, the author of a series of “Franklin the Helper” books designed to encourage kids to overcome social obstacles such as bullying and racism. Franklin the Helper Children’s Books will also offer writing workshops for kids and adults, said Demetre Bivins, Edwards’ mother and operations manager. In 2021, at age 21, Edwards wrote and published his first children’s book, “Franklin the Helper – Just Be Yourself.” His collection includes six children’s books and one poetry book, according to his website.