"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.