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Stop Picking on Me!: A First Look at Bullying
Stop Picking on Me!
A First Look at Bullying
Paperback      ISBN: 0764114611

will help kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying while suggesting ways to resolve this upsetting experience. Titles in the A First Look At series explore the dynamics in relationships among children of preschool through early school age, and encourage kids to understand personal and social problems as a first step toward solving them. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The language in each book is simple and direct--easy for younger children to understand.

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
School & Library      ISBN: 1416957766
In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family's successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!
We Can Get Along: A Child's Book of Choices
We Can Get Along
A Child's Book of Choices
Paperback      ISBN: 1575420139

Children need help learning how to get along with others at school, in the neighborhood, and on the playground. They need to know that they have the power to make good choices.
In simple, affirming words and exuberant full-color illustrations, We Can Get Along teaches essential conflict resolution and peacemaking skills think before you speak or act, treat others the way you want to be treated in a way that young children can understand.
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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.

What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids
What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism
A Guide for Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1575422344

Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it's actually a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in constant fear of making mistakes. Most children don't know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and self-esteem is low. Written to and for ages 9-13, this book helps kids understand how perfectionism hurts them and how to free themselves. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to grown-ups.

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them
How to Be a Friend
A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0316111538
Fun dinosaur characters teach young children all about friendship--the value of friends, how to make friends, and how to be a good friend.

With playful full-color illustrations, Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown help kids cope with everyday social situations and learn:

  • Who can be your friend.
  • How to show someone you would like to be friends.
  • How to handle bosses and bullies.
  • The best ways to be a friend and ways not to be a friend.
  • Ways to settle an argument with a friend.
Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability
Don't Call Me Special
A First Look at Disability
Paperback      ISBN: 0764121189

This unique picture book explores questions and concerns about physical disabilities in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out about individual disabilities, special equipment that is available to help the disabled, and how people of all ages can deal with disabilities and live happy and full lives. Titles in this series for younger children explore emotional issues that boys and girls encounter as part of the growing-up process. Books are focused to appeal to kids of preschool through early school age. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, A First Look At books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers, and encourage kids to ask questions and confront social and emotional questions that sometimes present problems. Books feature appealing full-color illustrations on every page plus a page of advice to parents and teachers.

We Are Adopted
We Are Adopted
Paperback      ISBN: 0764137875

A little girl is very excited because now she has a baby brother--an adopted baby brother. A few years earlier, she too had been adopted. Like the children in this story, adopted kids learn that their adoptive parents wanted them very much, and love them very dearly. As preschool and early-grades children read these illustrated What Do You Know About? Books , or have them read to them, they will be encouraged to explore their own feelings about problems that might be bothering them, or to find answers to a wide array of questions that puzzle them. The books have appealing color illustrations on every page, and each title features a short section of advice to parents. What Do You Know About? Books are available in both English and Spanish language editions.

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

"Sometimes I feel sad. I feel sad when someone won't let me play, or when I really want to tell about something and nobody listens. When someone else is sad, I feel sad, too...Sad is a cloudy, tired feeling. Nothing seems fun when I feel sad." Children will take comfort in this story. Readers will recognize similiar experiences in their own lives as this little guinea pig describes feeling sad when someone is cross or when something bad happens. Eventually our heroine realizes that feeling sad doesn't last forever.

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.