This cheerfully illustrated book takes a light approach in offering proverbial "birds and bees" instruction to boys and girls entering puberty. Full-color cartoon-style illustrations and straightforward text explain conception, pregnancy, and birth. The author also gives special focus to the experience of puberty, pointing out that it's entirely normal for kids entering their teen years to be confused by the physical changes and new feelings that take place in their bodies. She explains these changes with separate chapters that apply to "boys only" and "girls only." She also discusses the discovery of sexual feelings between boys and girls, and reassures kids about feelings of shyness when facing prospects of dating and other social encounters. Finally, she advises young adults on maintaining healthful diets and getting regular exercise to sustain healthy bodies. The book concludes with a list of Web sites that offer advice to teens, a brief glossary of related words kids might be unfamiliar with, and an index. Line illustrations on every page.
"A Rule Is To Break says: Go ahead and throw your best self a party So glad it exists."--Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses
"After encountering the lively little anarchist in John and Jana's delightful A Rule is To Break, I will always remember the playful little devil with a mind of her own. A children's book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, self-determination, and peace and global justice."--Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey in Comics and Fugitive Days
Simply celebrating childhood: the joy, the wonder of discovery, the spontaneity, and strong emotions. . . . Wild Child is free to do as she pleases. A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy follows Wild Child as she learns about just being herself and how that translates into kid autonomy. It presents the ideas of challenging societal expectations and tradition and expressing yourself freely in kid-terms that are both funny and thought provoking--it even functions as a guidebook for adults to understand what it is to be a critically thinking, creative individual. Wild Child is the role model for disobedience that is sometimes civil.
John Seven and Jana Christy's previous collaboration The Ocean Story won Creative Child magazine's 2011 Creative Child Award Seal of Excellence and was shortlisted for the 2012 Green Earth Book Award.
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.
Following up the popular title for girls, A Little Book of Manners, Bob and Emilie Barnes show special little boys in your life how good sportsmanship, table manners, and appropriate language create happy times. Lively illustrations by artist Michal Sparks will captivate your favorite little gentleman in the making.
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.
In Stand Strong Nick Vujicic gives you strategies for developing a "bully defense system" so you can handle bullies of all kinds, by building your strength from the inside out.
With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic has experienced bullying of all kinds for being "different." He knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around. But Nick learned that he doesn't have to play the bully's game-and neither do you. No bully can define who you are, and in Stand Strong, Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying.
Find out how to:- Turn being bullied into a great opportunity (yes, really )
- Create a safety zone within yourself
- Establish strong values that no bully can shake
- Deal with cyber bullies
- Develop a spiritual foundation to stay strong against bullying
- Monitor your emotions and control your response to them
- Help others who are being bullied
Are you facing the unwanted attention of a bully? You can stand up to the challenge, because you have greater power over your feelings and your life than you may think Just ask Nick--the man with no arms or legs...and "a ridiculously good life."
Can a screwdriver drive away an itchy spot?
What's the difference between a virus and
an allergy or a pimple and a wart? Dr. Fred Ehrlich explains all about ills, chills, what makes us snivel and feel sore; and how doctors, treatments, and processes inside us can handle our bodies' ick-ness and sickness. But, you CAN'T find any of these fixer-uppers . . . in a toolbox
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.