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It's So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families
It's So Amazing
A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0763613215

"An outstanding book. . . . Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL." -- BOOKLIST (starred review)
How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies -- and about sex and sexuality, too. IT'S SO AMAZING provides the answers -- with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects elementary-school children's interest in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, this forthright and funny book -- newly updated for its fifth anniversary -- covers similar territory but with an eye toward younger children's concerns.

Ready, Set, Grow!: A What's Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls
Ready, Set, Grow!
A What's Happening to My Body? Book for Younger Girls
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1557045658

Ready, Set, Grow

In her uniquely warm and funny style, Lynda wrote this entirely new book especially for younger girls to give them what they need to know to celebrate and accept the new and exciting changes that are happening to their bodies during puberty.

Illustrated with delightful drawings, Ready, Set, Grow is the sixth book in the popular Madaras "What's Happening to My Body?" series of growing-up books for girls and boys. Praised by parents, teachers, nurses, doctors, and especially kids, the bestselling "What's Happening to My Body?" books for older girls and boys are on the "Best Books for Young Adults" list from the American Library Association, and have been translated into 12 languages. Over 2,000,000 copies of the "What's Happening to My Body?" series are in print.

When I Feel Sad
When I Feel Sad
Paperback      ISBN: 0807588997

A young guinea pig describes situations that make him sad, how it feels to be sad, and how he can feel better, in a tale that uses simple and reassuring language to help young children understand and manage their feelings. Reprint.

You Can Call Me Willy: A Story for Children About AIDS
You Can Call Me Willy
A Story for Children About AIDS
Paperback      ISBN: 0945354606

Wilhelmina is eight years old. She loves baseball, lives with her Grandmother, and has AIDS. In this story, Willy talks about her illness, exhibiting great courage as she learns to cope with symptoms and the side effects of treatment, to endure classroom taunts, and to find fun and friendship.

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
The Way We Work
Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618233784

In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay
reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In
order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining
way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, dissections,
and even reached inside the rib cages of two cadavers to compare
their spleen sizes. He observed numerous surgeries, including a
ten-hour procedure where a diseased pancreas was removed, as well as
one where a worn-out old knee was replaced by a brand new one. This
hands-on investigation gives Macaulay a unique perspective to lead his
readers on a visual journey through the workings of the human body.

The seven sections within the book take us from the cells that form
our foundation to the individual systems they build. Each beautifully
illustrated spread details different aspects of our complex structure,
explaining the function of each and offering up-close glimpses, unique
cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.
This one-of-a-kind book can serve as a reference for children, families,
teachers, and anyone who has questions about how his or her body
works. When readers see how David Macaulay builds a body and
explains the way it works, they will come away with a new appreciation
of the amazing world inside them.

The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
The Period Book
Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
Paperback      ISBN: 0802774784

What is my period exactly? Do I need to see a doctor? What does it feel like to wear a pad? What if I get my period at school?

Karen Gravelle and her fifteen-year-old niece, Jennifer Gravelle, have written a down-to-earth and practical book that answers any questions you might have about your period, from what it is and what it feels like, to how to choose pads and tampons, to how to talk to your parents about it. The Period Book will help guide you through all the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with your period, as well as related issues like dealing with pimples, mood swings, and new expectations from friends and family. Debbie Palen's funny and sympathetic cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel, and celebrate the new sense of power and maturity that your period can bring. Perfect for sharing, The Period Book is a trusty friend that can help you feel happy and confident about this new phase of your life.

When I Care about Others
When I Care about Others
Paperback      ISBN: 0807588989

A little bear explains that he cares about the feelings of others and that others care about him.

The Potty Book for Girls
The Potty Book for Girls
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764152319

Every little girl's graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment--and one to make both parents and toddlers proud In The Potty Book, Hannah needs to have her diapers changed so she can go out and play. Then mom and dad bring home a big box, and Hannah is anxious to open it up and see what's inside. Is it a rocking chair? A bed for Teddy? No, it's a potty--which means that it's time for Hannah to graduate from her diapers. This gentle and humorous little story is charmingly illustrated and told in verse. Little girls will enjoy looking at the pictures and having the story read to them. Meanwhile, they'll start getting the idea that it's time for them to grow up, exactly like Hannah. So that at last, they'll be able to say--"I'm off the potty "

Two Homes
Two Homes
Paperback      ISBN: 0763619841
"Parents looking for a book about separation or divorce will find few offerings as positive, matter-of-fact, or child-centered as this one. . . . Simple, yet profoundly satisfying." -- Booklist (starred review)

At Mommy's house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy's house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same -- Alex is loved. The gently reassuring text focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex's place in both of them. Two Homes will help children -- and parents -- embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.
What's Happening to Me?: The Answers to Some of the World's Most Embarrassing Questions
What's Happening to Me?
The Answers to Some of the World's Most Embarrassing Questions
Paperback      ISBN: 0818403128
THE HONEST YET HUMOROUS GUIDE TO PUBERTY THAT GENERATIONS OF PARENTS AND KIDS HAVE ENJOYED

For more than twenty years, the bestselling team behind Where Did I Come From? has helped millions of parents, children and young adults talk about the facts of life in a straightforward yet lighthearted way. What's Happening to Me? offers an honest, humorous and sympathetic explanation of the physical and emotional changes occurring during adolescence, answering the questions that kids ask most often.

Why is my chest getting bumpy? What's a wet dream?
What's a period? Why is my voice acting so funny?
Why do I get pimples? What's an erection?
Why am I getting hairy? Why is mine not like his?

Enough strange and wonderful things happen to all of us during puberty to fill a book. So here it is - the book that answers some of the big questions, and explains some of the big changes. One look at the illustrations will tell you that this is not a dull medical textbook. But it does present the facts of life during puberty, and it presents them with honesty, sympathy and a sense of humor.