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Dog Heaven
Dog Heaven
School & Library      ISBN: 0590417010

A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth.

In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog, as she did for cats in the bestselling companion book, CAT HEAVEN. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, DOG HEAVEN not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.
Stand Up for Yourself Journal: Quizzes and Questions to Help You Stand Strong Against Bullying
Stand Up for Yourself Journal
Quizzes and Questions to Help You Stand Strong Against Bullying
Paperback      ISBN: 1593699107

This companion journal to Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends is full of quizzes, questions, charts, and checklists that help girls stand up to bullying and bossiness. They can practice the words they might say and track their progress along the way. The book includes 20 Care Cards to tear out and share with friends and classmates.

Girl's Own Book
Girl's Own Book
Paperback      ISBN: 155709134x

Published in 1834, this book of entertainments for young girls is filled with marvelous and enjoyable activities to help young girls build character and have fun.

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.

Stick Up for Yourself!: Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem
Stick Up for Yourself!
Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem
Paperback      ISBN: 1575420686

First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills.

Newly revised and updated, it's the ultimate resource for any kid who's ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn't do, or treated unfairly--and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups.

Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a "feelings vocabulary," make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and "store" happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the "self-esteem backlash" and explains what self-esteem really is--and why kids today need it more than ever.

A wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors.
Part of the Bully Free Kids(TM) line
Dentist
Dentist
Paperback      ISBN: 1846433355

What will happen? Will it hurt? Will you stay with me? Reading Dentist with your child is the perfect opportunity to talk about these questions, and many more Young children's lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them less scary. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child. Use these books as a starting point to talk to your child and help them to understand and prepare for these events, and to share any worries they may have.

Who's in a Family?
Who's in a Family?
Paperback      ISBN: 188367266x

Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap.

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.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
A User Guide to Adolescence
Paperback      ISBN: 1843100983

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 27 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.

Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself.
Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality.
Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".

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.