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Best Friends, Worst Enemies

Understanding the Social Lives of Children

Michael Thompson

An essential guide to understanding children's friendships--from the coauthor of "Raising Cain"--this groundbreaking book brings to life the drama of childhood relationships, guiding parents to a deeper understanding of the motives and meanings of children's social behavior.

14x21cm  299 pages  $28.95  
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Better Than You

Trudy Ludwig

Jake's bragging is really starting to get to his neighbor Tyler. Tyler can't show Jake a basketball move, a school assignment, or a new toy without Jake saying he can do better. With the help of his uncle Kevin, Tyler begins to understand that Jake's bragging has nothing to do with Tyler's own abilities.

26x21cm  32 pages  $29.00  
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Bit of Company

Margaret Wild

Christopher’s mother is too busy with her new triplets to find time to play with him. Sometimes Christopher feels so lonely he wants to scream … and scream … and SCREAM. He doesn’t know it, but his neighbour, Molly MacNamara, is also feeling so lonely she could scream and scream … and SCREAM. One Monday morning, she does just that and Christopher comes running to her rescue. They soon discover all they want is a bit of company and develop a friendship.

28 pages  $17.00  
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Boundaries: A Guide for Teens

Val J Peter, Tom Dowd

This book invites teens to examine their lives and relationships. It begins by helping you define what physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries are. Stories of other teens illustrate how personal space and feelings can be either respected or violated in relationships with others.

20x15cm  113 pages  $17.95  
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Charlie the Caterpillar

Dom De Luise

In this heartwarming story, Charlie the caterpillar can't find anyone to play with him. Every time he asks if he can join the fun, he gets the same reply: "No! Now giddadda here!" Then spring arrives and Charlie comes out of his cocoon as a beautiful butterfly--and everyone wants him to be a part of their group.

40 pages  $15.00  
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Circle of Three

Enough Friendship to Go Around?

Elizabeth Brokamp

Good things come in threes, especially with best friends Lindsey, Bella, and Kate. But friendships of three come with their own problems, like feeling left out, having to choose one friend over another, and feeling jealous when other people come into your circle.This format is suitable for individual girls and for groups such as those organized by school counselors, teachers, club and scout leaders, and so on.

19x15cm  44 pages  $19.95  
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Cliques

8 Steps to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle

Charlene Giannetti & Margaret Sagarese

From playgrounds to school parking lots, kids of all ages need more help than ever in navigating the cruel pressures inflicted by the social castes of high school. The first book to hone in on this problem, "Cliques" provides hands-on strategies for parents facing this volatile issue.

14x21cm  256 pages  $38.00  
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Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney

Romain

Cliques can make you sick! If you're on the outside, you're treated like dirt. And if you're on the inside, you have to follow the rules. Who needs more rules? As you laugh along with the jokes and cartoons, you'll learn important facts about friendship and popularity.

13x18cm  129 pages  $16.00  
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Coping With Cliques

A workbook to help girls deal with gossip, put-downs, bullying & other mean behavior
Instant Help Series

Susan Sprague

When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumors hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. This book will help you deal with this hurtful behaviour. It includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your self-esteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are. The exercises in this workbook will help you to
- Handle Internet gossip and teasing
- Stop feeling like you have to be sexy
- Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence
- Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out.

25x20cm  160 pages  $31.95  
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Enemy Pie

Picture story book

Derek Munson, illus Tara Calahan Ki

Told in the first person, it was a perfect summer until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became Enemy Number One. Dad has a surefire way to get rid of enemies - Enemy Pie - but what's the trick to turn a best enemy into a best friend?

28x22cm  32 pages  $30.00  
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Franklin's Friendship Treasury

Paulette Bourgeois

This Franklin Treasury is a wonderful collection all about friendship.

25x22cm  128 pages  $25.00  
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Friend me!

10 Awesome Steps to Fun and Friendship

Laura Buddenberg, Alesia Montgomery

This pocket guide for children (ages 10-13) helps them look at their relationships and make healthy decisions. Kids are asked to consider these questions: Do you want a best friend? Do you wish you had more friend requests? There\\\'s even advice on using the friendship skils when you\\\'re texting and chatting online.

21x14cm  130 pages  $19.95  
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Friends (Mostly)

Barbara Joosse

A lively look at the ups and downs of friendship.

32 pages  $30.00  
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Friends (Never) Always

Tania Wenisch

Reading this picture story book, about playing or not playing with Quentin, with your child can be a fun way to talk about friendship, conflicts with friends, and forgiveness. A note to parents and caregivers discusses the normal ups and downs of childhood friendships and how children argue and make up with friends as a means of practicing social roles that they will assume in later years.

24x24cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Friends Learn about Tobin

Diane Murrell

Tobin's friends meet him halfway! In Diane Murrell's first book, "Tobin Learns to Make Friends," Tobin made special changes in himself in order to be friendly toward his playmates. Now, Tobin's friends try to understand where he is coming from. The charming trains learn that a little extra kindness can put them all on the same "track." Parents and teachers will find both books useful in teaching mutual understanding." Friends Learn About Tobin "shows how Tobin's friends accept and appreciate his differences, such as discomfort with change, repetitious behavior, a knack for numbers, a photographic memory, literal interpretation of words, and sensitivity to noises and crowds.

22x28cm  29 pages  $30.00  
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Friendship is Like a Seesaw

Big Hug series

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Friendship is a little bit like a seesaw. When a seesaw is even on both sides, it is balanced. But sometimes, you might feel up in the air when your friend feels low. Other times, you might feel low when your friend is up. So how is it possible to get a balanced friendship?
This is another book in the BIG HUG series, an Australian series, written by a clinical and forensic psychologist.


25x25cm  32 pages  $14.95  
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Friendship Therapy

Kass Dotterweich, John Perry

This wise and uplifting guide will remind you of the blessing it is to be and have a friend.

70 pages  $9.95  
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Friendships: The Aspie Way

Wendy Lawson

People with AS have difficulty with interpersonal relationships, yet are known to be loyal and dependable friends. Wendy was told she 'did friendship rather well' and in this book has set out her analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, exploring what it means to have friends or to be a friend - even a friend to oneself: what happens when times are tough and friends are scarce; whether one can be a 'good friend' without effort; and what other kinds of friendships there are.

14x22cm  174 pages  $34.95  
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Girl Wise - A Girl s Guide to Friends

Frienships/Differences/Communication/Fun Activities/Bullying

Sharon Witt

Sometimes when we are younger, we go through some wonderful times, but also some tough times too. Whether that be problems with friends, worrying about how you look or just feeling a bit down in the dumps- this book is written especially for you- to help you in your journey!
Girl wise is a new series of books written especially for young girls in the tween market (ages 7-12 years). Often when girls are younger, they need an extra dose of encouragement. Explores the importance of girls developing healthy friendships and how to deal with friendships issues as they arise.
Topic covered include:
-How to make new friends
-Building strong and healthy friendships
-How to help your friends
-Coping with bullying
-Conflict Resolution.

21x15cm  122 pages  $12.95  
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Golden rule

Ilene Cooper, illus Gabi Swiatkowska

Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule, but what does it really mean? In this gorgeously illustrated book, a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

32 pages  $33.00  
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How to Be a Friend

A guide to making friends and keeping them.

Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

Introducing the dinosaurs who can help you learn about friends. They'll show you who can be your friend, how to show someone you would like to be friends, how to handle bosses and bullies, best ways to be a friend and ways not to be a friend, ways to settle an argument with a friend. Primary school ages.

23x22cm  32 pages  $14.95  
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How to Be A Friend

A Book About Friendship

Molly Wigand, Anne FitzGerald, illus

Introduces children to those values that make for good friendships - loyalty, trust, and honesty - and to how they can become a good friend to others.

20x20cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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How To Lose All Your Friends

Nancy Carlson

With exuberant pictures and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the author of I Like Me! takes a light-hearted look at bratty behavior that will have children laughing in recognition while learning exactly how not to behave. Colored-pencil illustrations throughout.

22x18cm  32 pages  $13.00  
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How to Make & Keep Friends

Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges

Nadine Briggs, Donna Shea

Offers social skills and friendship advice presented in an easy to read, reference guide format. While geared toward elementary school kids, many teens and adults report they are finding these tips to be a helpful resource. Included are simple and immediately actionable tips to navigate common social situations that can be challenging, such as: How to Join a Group How to Safely Handle Angry Feelings Handling Rejection and Exclusion Working Things Out & Sharing Fairly Being a Good Guest and Host Playground Success ... and much more!

23x16cm  130 pages  $32.00  
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How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends

Don Gabor

This newly revised and updated edition combines classic techniques in the art of conversation with necessary skills for communicating in the twenty-first century. By following the simple and dynamic guidelines in this easy-to-read book, you'll be ready to strike up a great conversation anytime, anywhere. Learn how to keep the conversation going by asking the right questions, using body language effectively, and avoiding conversation pitfalls. Combining his tried-and-true methods with a whole new section on communicating online and through social networking

21x14cm  205 pages  $28.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons

A Fable about Belonging

Howard Binkow

This book explains that to overcome attention difficulties, finishing tasks and following instructions, a child needs to ask for professional help.

26x21cm  31 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Mud and Rainbows

Howard Binkow

Howard B. Wigglebottom took pride in being able to fix things and situations until he learned there was nothing he could do to help his friend Ali. Upset and frustrated and seeks help from his Mom. A simple, basic approach to the "Serenity Prayer," this book, the fourth in the Howard B. Wigglebottom series, teaches children ages four to eight how to indentify situations that can not be changed and make the best of it by looking for the positive side of things.

26x21cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

This book introduces concepts to 4-8 year old children like respect, camaraderie, teamwork and the pleasure of playing sports and games for the fun of it. Tips/Lessons included.

32 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Along

Howard Binkow

Shows children 4 to 8 how to live in harmony with all around us.

32 pages  $27.00  
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In Jesse's Shoes

Beverly Lewis

Lewis' endearing and educational text and Laura Nikiel's vivid, whimsical illustrations bring Jesse's world to life and help readers "walk" in the shoes of a special needs child.

32 pages  $20.00  
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Invisible Boy

Trudy Ludwig

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes. This gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish.

26x21cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Just Kidding

Trudy Ludwig, illus Adam Gustavson

"Just kidding" is what D.J's friend Vince says when he does something to hurt D.J.'s feelings. It's supposed to make what he says seem like a joke but D.J. doesn't think it's funny.
How can D>J> stand up to Vince's teasing without looking like a bad sport?
One of five by this author that explore aspects of friendship and bullying.

26x21cm  32 pages  $29.00  
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Keep Your Ear on the Ball

Genevieve Petrillo

Davey is blind-and he is perfectly capable of doing everything on his own. His well meaning classmates stop offering help when they see how able Davey is. They respect his self-reliance - until he tries to play kickball, After several missed kicks and a trampled base keeper, no one wants Davey on his team. Working together, the children figure out a way to offer help that respects Davey's unique abilities and his desire for freedom. In this seamless tale, based on a true story, the children realize that interdependence can be just as important and rewarding as independence.

25x23cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Layla's Head Scarf

Miriam Cohen

New in first grade, shy Layla is reluctant to participate in class activities because she feels her head scarf makes her look too different from her classmates.

32 pages  $12.00  
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Learning about Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani

Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully.
Key problem areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalise issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognise themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practise and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it.

24x17cm  144 pages  $32.95  
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Learning Social Skills

A Conversation Workbook


This workbook helps teens and young adults master basic conversational skills that will allow them to navigate in real-world situations. Topics are broken down into individual skills and are accompanied by activities that reinforce what has been learned.

28x21cm  120 pages  $70.00  
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Let's Be Friends

A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills and Make Great Friends

Lawrence Shapiro

This activity book helps children acquire the skills to make and keep new friends, including: choosing friends with common interests, reading non-verbal cues, and developing specific communication skills like inviting a child to a party or talking on the phone. The book is designed for the estimated 30-40% of children who find themselves socially isolated or rejected by their peers. Simple, fun activites to help kids: Find deep and lasting friendships; Develop give-and-take relationships; Cope with rejection and disappointment. DUE MAY 2008

25x20cm  130 pages  $30.00  
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Making Choices and Making Friends

The Social Competencies Assets

Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Assets: planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills, and peaceful conflict resolution. Stories, tips, and ideas help them get along better with others and stay true to themselves.

16x18cm  89 pages  $12.00  
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Making Friends is an Art!

Julia Cook

Meet Brown the least used pencil in the box. He s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun coloring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red! Brown doesn t smile very often because he doesn t get used much and hardly ever needs sharpening. When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown learns to use all of the friendship skills the other pencils have, he can make friends and have fun too! In her trademark humorous fashion, author Julia Cook teaches kids of all ages (and adults too!) how to practice the art of friendship and getting along with others. This title is the first in a Building Relationships series of books focusing on relationship-building skills for children. Included in the book are tips for parents and teachers on how to help children who feel left out and have trouble making friends.

23x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat

Stephen Michael King

Milli could take a thing tBut no one in her town valued what Milli could do, and she was far too shy to insist. hat was a nothing and turn it into a something.
But then comes the day two vagabonds roll into town - crazy Jack and his dancing cat. Sturdy new boots are exactly what they need, but what can they give Milli in exchange? Dancing lessons, so she makes them the most beautiful shoes she can imagine.

32 pages  $14.95  
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Monster Tease

(A Book about teasing vs. bullying

Julia Cook

When "One of a Kind" is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? This tale teaches readers the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing, and why some teasing can have a negative bite if it's meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment.

23x23cm  32 pages  $17.95  
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My Friend Isabelle

Eliza Woloson

The true story of two friends--Isabelle, who has Down syndrome, and Charlie, who does not. They like to do many of the same things, but like most friends, they are also different from one another. This book celebrates friendship and how similarities and differences make friendships special.

22x15cm  32 pages  $25.95  
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New Kid, New Scene

A Guide to Moving and Switching Schools

Debbie Glasser, Emily Schenck

Starting out as the new kid in a new school can be like performing as an extra in a movie. You can feel alone, pushed to the side, and unsure of where you could possibly fit in or if there is a place for you. Thankfully, New Kid, New Scene was written just for you. This book gives the ins and outs of navigating new surroundings, making new friends (as well as staying in touch with old ones), and finding a place that feels like your own.

112 pages  $19.95  
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Odd Girl Out

The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

Rachel Simmons

Dirty looks and taunting notes are just a few examples of female bullying that girls and women have long suffered through silently and painfully. Simmons elevates the nation's consciousness and shows girls, parents, counselors, and teachers how to deal with this devastating problem.

14x21cm  320 pages  $26.95  
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Odd Velvet

Mary Whitcomb

Velvet is an odd girl. She brings a milkweed pod for show and tell. She wins the class art contest using only an eight-pack of crayons. She collects rocks. Even her name is strange. But as the school year unfolds, the things Velvet does and says slowly begin to make sense. And, in the end, Velvet's classmates discover that being different is what makes Velvet so much fun.

23x23cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Oh No Mo! Stay with your Friends

S J Doble

The OH NO MO! Smarty Safety Series is a collection of delightfully illustrated children's books with photographic backgrounds, lending authenticity to each storyline which unfolds in easy to read rhyming verse. Each of the stories contains a valuable, memorable lesson for preschool children how to calmly handle a range of stressful situations. At the alarm catch cry of OH NO MO! Mo and his three best friends Archie, Luca and Wil use the advice they have learnt from the Smarty Safety Drills. Together the friends find they can help each other with any challenge they may encounter. Safety and Fun, Packaged as One is the theme of each book with the OH NO MO! catch cry alerting the young reader to stop and think about how they would deal with the situation if they found themselves in the same position as Mo and his friends. With catchy verse and bright illustrations loaded with detail, this series is sure to bring these valuable lessons to light in a fun, engaging manner.

20x21cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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One of Us

Peggy Moss

Roberta is welcomed by different groups on her first day at a new school, only to be told she does not fit in with them for some reason, but by the next day, members of each group have begun to see that they do not have to be alike in every way.
Annotation: Roberta is welcomed by different groups on her first day at a new school, only to be told she does not fit in with them for some reason, but by the next day, members of each group have begun to see that they do not have to be alike in every way.

32 pages  $30.00  
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Our Friendship Rules

Peggy Moss, Dee Dee Tardif

Alexandra and Jenny have been best friends for a long time. But when Alexandra is momentarily dazzled by the glamour of a new girl at school, she's willing to do almost anything to get to be the cool girl's friend. Ultimately, she tells Jenny's biggest, most important secret?and just like that, Alexandra is in! But when Alexandra realizes what it feels like to lose her best friend, and sees the hurt she's caused, she knows she has to figure out a way to regain the relationship that's far more important to her than being invited to sit with the popular girls. Our Friendship Rules is both a lyrical story of forgiveness and a simple, sweet but instructive tale of how to get along.

$15.95  
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Personal Space Camp

Teaching children the concepts of personal space

Julia Cook

When Louis, the world's self-proclaimed space expert, is invited to Personal Space Camp by the school principal, he soon learns that personal space really isn't about lunar landings, Saturn's rings and space ice cream.

20x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Playground is Like a Jungle

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

This book is about making safe friendship choices in the playground. Playgrounds are a little bit like a jungle. When lots of different creatures come together in one place, things can get really wild and adventurous. The playground can teach us how to get along with others and learn how to be ourselves….
This is another book in the BIG HUG series, an Australian series, written by a clinical and forensic psychologist.


24x24cm  32 pages  $14.95  
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Queen Bees & Wannabes

Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence.

Rosalind Wiseman

Takes you inside the secret world of girls' friendships, translating and decoding them, so parents can better understand and help their daughters navigate through these crucial years. Discusses how to tell what role your daughter plays and help her be herself, girls' power plays and how to handle them, good and bad popularity and the impact of cliques, how your parenting style affects how you relate to your daughter and more...

22x15cm  336 pages  $25.00  
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Recess Queen

Alexis O'Neill, Laura Huiska-Beith

In this sassy playground romp the irrepressible new kid dethrones the reigning recess bully by doing the unthinkable - she invites her to be her friend! Not only will kids relate to the all-too-common issue of bullying, but parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution

29x24cm  32 pages  $34.00  
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Relationship Cure

A 5 Step guide to strengthening your marriage, family, and friendships.

John Gottman

Gottman decodes the subtle secrets contained in our moment-to-moment communications. By introducting the simple yet amazingly powerful concept of the "bid", he provides a remarkable set of tools for relationship repair, with spouses and lovers, children and other family members, friends, and even work colleagues.

13x20cm  319 pages  $27.00  
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Sandwich Swap

Kelly DiPucchio

Her Majesty, Queen Rania's children's book is inspired by her own experience. As written by DiPucchio, it is a warmhearted and gently humorous fable about two girls who become aware of their subtle cultural differences, only to have their friendship strengthened as a result.

28 pages  $32.00  
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Say Hello

Jack & Michael Foreman

Based on the author's childhood experience, Say Hello tells the poignant story of a boy who is left out and all alone, while other children play happily together. Michael Foreman's beautifully spare illustrations perfectly complement the story's underlying message: "When someone's feeling left out, low, it doesn't take much to say 'Hello!'"

24x25cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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Say Hello

Jack and Michael Foreman

The poignant story of a boy who is left out and all alone, while other children play happily together. Michael Foreman's beautifully spare illustrations perfectly complement the story's underlying message: 'When someone's feeling left out, low, it doesn't take much to say...'Hello!'

23x24cm  32 pages  $17.95  
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Say Something

Peggy Moss, Lea Lyon, illus

Since its release in May 2004, this book has sparked incredible interest and has been turned into plays, distributed to hundreds of kids at conferences, read by principals on large screens, and rewritten by students in several schools (Do Something! is a favourite title). Most importantly, Say Something has helped start countless conversations among kids and adults about teasing. This new edition is updated with a new cover and an author's note.

25x23cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Secret Worth Sharing

Johnathan Emmett, Vanessa Cabban, illus

Mole's new friend, Mouse, is so special, he doesn't want to share her with anyone and decides to keep her secret. But some secrets are worth sharing.

30x21cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Patty Lovell

When Molly Lou has to start in a new school, Ronald Durkin makes fun of her height and her buck teeth. But Molly has learned a lot from her grandma and knows just how to put him in place--in a very satisfying way.

32 pages  $32.00  
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Surprise!

Karen Andrews

Hamish, Alice, Meg and Thomas are four very different children with one thing in common - they love surprises! And you'll love yours at the end of the story.

32 pages  $15.95  
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Sylvia and Bird

Catherine Rayner

Sylvia is the only dragon in the world, and she's very lonely. But then Syliva meets Bird. Bird is tiny and chirpy, not at all like the huge dragon. Sylvia worries that maybe she and her little companion are too different to remain friends. Together the two pals take a journey that changes Sylvia's life forever.

$30.00  
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Teen Friendship Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Teenagers' choosing healthy friendships is of monumental importance! As children enter middle school and high school, they will be experiencing changes in friends, personal style, social life, movies, music, emotions, etc., in fact in all aspects of their lives. The Teen Friendship Workbook will serve as a guide to assist teens in choosing their friends wisely, thus avoiding potentially risky situations. Being able to say "no" and not be negatively influenced by peers is one of the goals of this book.

28x23cm  124 pages  $89.00  
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There's Only One Of Me

Pat Hutchins

A young girl celebrating her birthday gets the best present of all--her relatives who are coming to her birthday party. As she greets them one by one, she also reflects on and embraces her place in her family and the world.

24 pages  $27.00  
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Too Nice

Marjorie Pellegrino, illus Bonnie Matthews

'You're too nice,' says Amy's best friend, Kate. Amy's not sure what 'too nice' means, but she sure knows how it feels: rotten. She's tired of giving her things away, tired of getting stuck with the jobs nobody wants, and tired of feeling angry and sad. But with a little help and practice, she starts learning how to be friendly yet take care of herself at the same time. Soon she discovers that when she stops being 'Too Nice Amy,' everyone is happier: including Amy! Gentle assertiveness for children aged 8-12 years

23x15cm  47 pages  $16.95  
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Understanding Girls' Friendships, Fights and Feuds

a Practical approach to girls' bullying

Valerie E Besag

Understanding Girls' Friendships, Fights and Feuds illuminates the issue of girls' bullying, an issue that can cause a great deal of distress but which is sometimes ignored or dismissed by adults. Drawing on close observations of girls' behaviour, Val Besag provides an in-depth understanding of girls' bullying, exploring the mechanisms and language that girls use to entice some into their groups and exclude others.
The book offers detailed practical advice for dealing with girls' bullying, which will help both students and teachers to understand and combat different kinds of bullying, as well as comprehensive guidance for preventing or reducing bullying activities among girls, including: Whole school approaches Programmes for developing emotional literacy and resilience Approaches for dealing with gangs Using methods such as art and drama Developing conflict resolution skills Student ' parent programmes Peer support programmes.
This is key reading for teachers, trainee teachers, educational psychologists and social workers, academics and researchers in the field, and others who have an interest in creating bully-free schools and societies.

15x23cm  237 pages  $55.00  
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Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents

Mitchell Pinstein, Kenneth Dodge

This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.

23x16cm  255 pages  $39.95  
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We Are Best Friends

Aliki

When Robert's best friend Peter moves away, both are unhappy, but they learn that they can make new friends and still remain best friends. Annotation: When Robert's best friend Peter moves away, both are unhappy, but they learn that they can make new friends and still remain best friends.

32 pages  $12.00  
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What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

What are friends and why do we need them? How do we talk to our friends and how do we listen to what they have to say? What is peer pressure and how do we deal with it?

Many children identify friendships as being a vital part of achieving emotional well-being, but some children experience difficulties both initiating and maintaining friendships. This fun and accessible programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. The book combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD and autism. Developed in an inclusive classroom, this programme will arm children with useful strategies to deal with difficult situations such as negative peer pressure and conflict.

What is Friendship? is ideally suited for use with children aged 7-11, but can be adapted for younger children or older children with developmental difficulties. It includes all the resources required to facilitate the programme and can be delivered by any professional involved in the education or care of children.

27x21cm  96 pages  $43.95  
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When Friendship Hurts

How to deal with friends who betray, abandon or wound you

Jan Yager

The disappointment and pain associated with such experiences can cause chaos with your emotional wellbeing. It can even affect your working life. But how do you deal with a destructcovers topics such as:
dealing with betrayal
deciding if a friendship is worth saving
the best way to rid yourself of a noxious friend
understanding the 21 types of potentially negative friends and how to deal with them
negotiating friendships at work
cultivating positive friendships


23x16cm  256 pages  $30.00  
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Will I Have a Friend

Miriam Cohen

A little boy's anxieties on his first day at school are quickly forgotten when he makes a new friend.

32 pages  $14.00  
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Yes We Can!

Sam McBratney & Charles Fuge

An adorable tale of fun and friendship that celebrates how everyone can be good at something.

28x25cm  32 pages  $14.95  
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