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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.

What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby
What to Expect When Mommy's Having a Baby
Paperback      ISBN: 0060538023

Growing Up Just Got Easier...

With the help of Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff extends a hand to children and parents as they tackle life's first experiences together.

Congratulations -- you're having another baby You're excited and a little nervous, but most of all you're wondering how you're going to explain this miraculous, but complex, process to your older, but still very young, child. We're here to help you answer your child's questions about how a baby is created, how it grows, and how it comes out to join the family.

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What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys
Revised Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1557047650

Everything preteen and teen boys need to know about their changing bodies and feelings

Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to earth style, The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.

The Heart and the Bottle
The Heart and the Bottle
School & Library      ISBN: 0399254528
From #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers, comes a poignant and beautiful story about finding joy after loss.

There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don't realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play.

But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around? We can hide, we can place our heart in a bottle and grow up . . . or we can find another special someone who understands the magic. And we can encourage them to see things in the stars, find joy among colors and laughter as they play.

Oliver Jeffers delivers a remarkable book, a touching and resonant tale reminiscent of The Giving Tree that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike.

First Things First: An Illustrated Collection of Sayings Useful and Familiar for Children
First Things First
An Illustrated Collection of Sayings Useful and Familiar for Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0064433005

From the early bird catches the worm to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, here are phrases just right for life's special moments. In this delightful, informative picture book, Fraser illustrates real-life situations that call for such well-known expressions and introduces them in a way that young children will enjoy. Full color.

The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
School & Library      ISBN: 054423300x

Ewetopia is not comfortable in her own wool, and every attempt she makes to impress the other sheep falls flat. So when an invitation to the Woolyones' Costume Ball arives, Ewetopia knows her chance to shine has come at last. After trying on fifty-eight different costumes, she finally finds the perfect one--or so she thinks. But her wolf ensemble turns out to be none too popular with Rambunctious, Ramshackle, and Ramplestiltskin, so Ewetopia finds herself standing all alone again when a stranger enters the room. He is dressed simply as a sheep, but he is so handsome, none of the other sheep notice anything peculiar about his costume choice. Ewecalyptus, Ewetensil, and Heyeywe all look on as the newcomer chooses to dance with none other than Ewetopia. But as they dance across the floor, Ewetopia begins to wonder about her mysterious partner: Why is his growl so deep? Why does he have such long, sharp claws? And why does he keep calling her Mother?

Featuring bonus audio
When I Care about Others
When I Care about Others
Paperback      ISBN: 0807588989

In today's society, perhaps more than ever, young children need to develop empathy. In this simple book, the author begins by helping children see that when they are sick, hurt, or unhappy, others care about them. Children can then begin to see that others need to be cared about as well. Common situations will further a child's appreciation for and understanding of what others feel and need.

Where Did I Come From?
Where Did I Come From?
Paperback      ISBN: 0818402539
"I give this book top grades for humanness and honesty. Some parents will find that its humorousness helps them over the embarrassment."
--Dr. Spock

Over A Million Copies Sold

An international and beloved bestselling children's classic, Where Did I Come From? helps parents and their curious children get up close and personal with the intimate world of human sexuality in the form of a picture book. Told in an age-appropriate voice respectful of young people's natural intelligence and warmly and relatably illustrated throughout, Where Did I Come From? creates a safe space where families can learn about the traditional facts of life--from the different parts of the body to orgasm to birth.

If you've been wondering how to have this talk with your children, look no further for a trusted resource that will give you the tools you need to share this critical information sensitively and factually.

"The best description of sexual intercourse that is out there for children."
--Sexedrescue.com

"You can't deny Mayle's talent for translating adult experience into child-level concepts."
--Kirkus Reviews
A Smart Girl's Guide: Babysitting: The Care and Keeping of Kids
A Smart Girl's Guide: Babysitting
The Care and Keeping of Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1609583930

Who will be the best babysitter on the block? You Inside this guide, you'll find professional tips and tricks, quizzes, secrets from real sitters, and safety how-to information that will keep kids and parents asking for you. You'll learn how to care for kids and become a wiz at changing a baby's diaper properly, calming a crying child after her parents leave, and even making a picky eater happy and full.

I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety
I Can Be Safe
A First Look at Safety
Paperback      ISBN: 0764124609

This friendly little book acknowledges kids' fears and makes them aware of things they need in order to feel safe in different situations. They learn, for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, to wear special clothing for sports, to know their parents' names, phone number, and emergency numbers, and many other details. A First Look At is an easy-to-understand series of books for younger children. Each title explores emotional issues and discusses the questions such difficulties invariably raise among kids of preschool through early school age. Written by a psychotherapist and child counselor, each title promotes positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The books are written in simple, direct language that makes sense to younger kids. Each title also features a guide for parents on how to use the book, a glossary, suggested additional reading, and a list of resources. There are attractive full-color illustrations on every page. (Ages 4-7)