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A Rule Is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy
A Rule Is to Break
A Child's Guide to Anarchy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933149256

"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.


Dinosaurs Divorce!: A Guide for Changing Families
Dinosaurs Divorce!
A Guide for Changing Families
School & Library      ISBN: 0316112488
For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over half a million copies of the series sold.

Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers
Hey, Baby, It's Time to Come Out!
Hey, Baby, It's Time to Come Out!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1609055152

Max does everything he can think of to encourage his new sibling to be born. Nothing seems to work, until . . .

Expectant parents will want to read the delightful story about the anticipation of a new arrival with their children, and soon-to-be older siblings are sure to identify with Max.

When I Feel Scared
When I Feel Scared
Paperback      ISBN: 0807589004

Children will recognize similar experiences in their own lives as this little bear describes feeling scared when he has a bad dream or his mother goes away. Eventually our hero realizes that it's OK to be scared sometimes, and there are ways he can help himself when he's frightened.

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.

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families
Dinosaurs Divorce
A Guide for Changing Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0316109967
For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over half a million copies of the series sold.

Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers
What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
What's the Big Secret?
Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
Paperback      ISBN: 0316101834
Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate answers to kids' most common questions about sex, the human body, reproduction, and development.Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby...With characteristic sensitivity and humor, the talented team who created Dinosaurs Divorce and When Dinosaurs Die presents helpful basic information, including answers to tough questions for preschoolers, early elementary students, and their teachers and caregivers.
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.

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.

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.