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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.

Daddy Goes to Meetings
Daddy Goes to Meetings
Hardcover      ISBN: 1937612791

Kids who have lived with the chaos of addiction are often relieved, but just as often confused, when a parent enters recovery. This enlightening picture book explores the positive change in a family's life after Daddy enters recovery with a surprisingly light touch for a tough subject. Fully illustrated, with predictive rhyming text for emergent readers, Daddy Goes to Meetings helps kids see just why a parent needs meetings, and addresses their curiosity about what goes on there.

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 "

How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body
How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895775751

Here are the basic facts about the complex and amazing machine that is the human body. Hundreds of practical, safe experiments help the whole family learn by doing. An educational and entertaining way to learn the secrets of the body.

The Very Tiny Baby
The Very Tiny Baby
School & Library      ISBN: 1580894453
What happens when a baby comes too early?

Jacob is not sure he's happy about the new baby. When his new sibling is born prematurely, Jacob discovers a terrible secret: adults can be scared, too. While he has his grandma and his faithful teddy bear, Bob, with him at home while his parents are at the hospital, he still feels alone and full of questions that his Grandma can't answer.

Portraying the range of emotions older siblings often have about a new baby, including fear, anger, and resentment, The Very Tiny Baby also touches on the added challenges of preemie health concerns and parents' frequent absences.
Everyone Poops
Everyone Poops
Hardcover      ISBN: 0916291456

Shows how creatures throughout the animal world--including humans--deal with the products of digestion

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.

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.

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.
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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