Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
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Anger is Like Armour

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Anger is an emotion that lets us know that things are not how they should be. Rather than getting rid of anger, the focus needs to be on listening to, or being aware of, our anger so that we can use the angry feelings as a cue for appropriate action. Anger is a bit like Armour. People use armour to protect themselves from getting hurt…..
We need to listen to how our anger is warning us that there is trouble, then try to work out a good way to fix the trouble…
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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Arnie and the New Kid

Nancy Carlson

"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective.

32 pages  $12.00  
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Bat's Big Game

Margaret Read MacDonald, Eugenia Nobati,illus

The Animals and Birds are getting ready for the big game. Bat wants to WIN. The Animals look strong and fast, so Bat picks that side. But when the Animals fall behind, Bat switches to the Bird team--doesn't a bat have wings? Maybe the Birds will win! Excellent story on sportsmanship, loyalty and committing to a team.

22x28cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Beyond the Rainbow

A Workbook for Children in the Advanced Stages of a Very Serious Illness

Marge Eatpn Heegaard

An art therapy book which helps children cope with a life-threating illness. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.

22x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Big Ernie's New Home

A Story for Children Who Are Moving

Teresa and Whitney Martin

When his family moves into a new house a cat named Big Ernie is confused and feels sad. With gentle assurances and understanding from his family and by engaging in familiar routines, Big Ernie learns to deal with being worried, mad, and a little sad about being uprooted and moved.

19x25cm  32 pages  $15.95  
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Bubble Wrap Queen

Julia Cook, Allison Valentine

Pairing up bubble wrap with personal safety rules: Who would have thought? Injury prevention with children has taken a whole new twist! The Bubble Wrap Queen uses the BASICS (Be Aware and Safe in Common Situations) to creatively address playground safety, poison control, automobile safety, bicycle safety and more.

20x22cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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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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Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger

Janine Halloran

Dealing with stress, anxiety and anger are important skills to learn, but not all kids learn those strategies naturally. The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook can help teach children to calm down, balance their energy and emotions, and process challenging feelings. The author shares over 75 innovative, fun and engaging activities developed from her experience in schools, outpatient mental health clinics and as a mother. Loved by counsellors, educators and parents alike!

28x21cm  $50.00  
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Don't Be Afraid to Drop!

Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla

This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn't want to take a risk, he doesn't like change, and he is happy with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing. This book provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back.

23x20cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Eli's Lie-O-Meter

A Story about Telling the Truth

Sandra Levins

Eli knows the difference between pretending and the real facts. Pretending is what he does when he orbits the earth, and the real facts are what actually happen. Sometimes in REAL life, keeping to the facts is hard for Eli. With the help of his parents and the super-deluxe Lie-O-Meter 2.0, Eli learns about the consequences of his fibs and the value of telling the truth.

25x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Family is Like a Cake

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Celebrates families in all of their different shapes and forms and speaks to the importance of safety, love, discipline and support. Families come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people who help us feel like we belong. Families give us help, support and love… even when we are apart from them. When we are with our family, we feel like we are home.
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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Feeling Better: A Kid's Book about Therapy

Rachel Rashkin, Bonnie Adamson

Using a journal format, 12-year-old Maya chronicles her emotional ups and downs and describes the process of psychotherapy. She begins by describing a change in her feelings and functioning: a lack of interest in things she used to love, difficulties in school, and problems getting along with her friends and family?none of the problems extreme but serious enough to merit attention and intervention. The problems are portrayed as quite general, in order to reach the widest possible audience. The focus is not about resolving Maya's particular problems but about informing the reader about the process of psychotherapy and its potential usefulness. By the end of the book, Maya is ?feeling better.? She has discovered that changes in her family affected her more than she realized, has become aware of the suppressed feelings that have gnawed away at her, and has learned to deal with them more openly, with the result that she is back to being her old (true) self. For ages 8-14 .

23x15cm  48 pages  $17.95  
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Fill a Bucket

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children

Carol McCloud, Katherine Martin, david Messing

This is a version of Have You Filled a Bucket Today? for younger children. The concept of bucket filling is an effective metaphor for encouraging kind and considerate behavior as well as teaching the benefits of positive relationships to children.

18x18cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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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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Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein

Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake...
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!

22x29cm  32 pages  $25.00  
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Happy In Our Skin

Fran Manushkin, illus Lauren Tobia

"It's terrific to have skin.
It keeps the outsides out and your insides in."
26x24cm  32 pages  $28.95  
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Happythoughts are everywhere

Nicky Johnston

These day, Bayden is a happy and confident boy. There was a time, not long ago when Bayden worried about everything, all of the time. That was, until he discovered the power of Happythoughts!
This clever story has been written to help children learn that by changing their thoughts, they can change their feelings. A simple strategy to help children take control of their anxiety.

30 pages  $16.95  
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Harry Goes to the Hospital

A Story for Children about What It's Like to Be in the Hospital

Howard Bennett, M S Weber

Harry loves macaroni and cheese, but when he gets sick, he can't eat it! And his parents take him to the hospital. The story then follows Harry (with his Mom and Dad) through the experience of going to the hospital. Harry doesn't like having to meet lots of new people, getting poked with needles, and staying the night in a strange place, all the while feeling sick to his tummy. But with his parents' comfort and the help of lots of doctors, nurses, and other people, Harry learns that the hospital doesn't have to be a big, scary place. This is a good first book to help children who have to go to or are in the hospital. It talks about and shows many of the things they will see, hear, and experience

25x20cm  32 pages  $18.00  
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Hello in There!

A Big Sister's Book of Waiting

Jo Witeg

This oversized interactive book is a heartfelt look at the wonder and excitement of waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting for a new sibling to arrive. The charming protagonist is so eager to step into her role as a big sister that shes starting early! She sticks close to her mama so she can sing songs to her sibling-to-be (loudly, of course) and explain all the great things waiting in the outside world (cupcakes! strawberries! swimming!).

27x26cm  32 pages  $23.00  
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How It Feels When a Parent Dies

Jill Krementz

Eighteen young people ranging in age from seven to sixteen discuss the questions, fears, and bereavement they experienced when one of their parents died. Annotation: Eighteen young people ranging in age from seven to sixteen discuss the questions, fears, and bereavement they experienced when one of their parents died. Was $27.00

23x18cm  110 pages  $20.00  
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How to Be A Superhero called Self-Control

Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Narrated by a superhero called Self-Control, this illustrated book provides a variety of super power strategies to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties, aged approximately 4 to 7 years, to master self-control. Teaches how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place ... Also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

25x18cm  111 pages  $29.95  
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I Can Be Safe

A first look at safety

Pat Thomas

This friendly little book acknowledges kids fears and makes them aware of things they need in order to feel safe. They learn, for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, to know their parents names, phone number, and emergency numbers, and many other details. Includes a parents' guide with a glossary, reading list, and resource list.

32 pages  $15.00  
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I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!

My Story about Accepting 'No' for an Answer and Disagreeing...the Right Way! ( Best Me I Can Be )

Julia Cook

NO is RJs least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn No into Maybe or Well see or Later or Ill think about it.

32 pages  $19.95  
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I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!: Activity Guide for Teachers

[With CDROM]

Julia Cook

In this companion guide to her children's book, "I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO!," author Julia Cook has created activities for K-6 classrooms that teach kids the important social skills of how to accept "No" for an answer and how to disagree appropriately. Included in the Activity Guide for Teachers are games, worksheets, reflection questions, coloring pages, and suggestions on how to incorporate skill learning into classroom lessons as well as homework assignments. Teachers can learn how to run their own "Say YES to NO" clubs for students, and the guide offers "praise coupons" to use when recognizing children who use either of the skills correctly.

27x21cm  32 pages  $34.95  
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I'll Know What To Do

A kid's guide to natural disasters

Bonnie Mark, Aviva Layton

Provides facts about earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and mud slides and discusses how to deal with and survive a natural disaster. Annotation: Provides facts about earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and mud slides and discusses how to deal with and survive a natural disaster.

21x15cm  64 pages  $16.00  
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I'm two years old!

Everything your two-year-old wants you to know about parenting

as told too Jerri Wolfe



196 pages  $24.00  
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Internet is Like a Puddle

Big Hug Series

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

A book about playing safely on the internet.
The internet can be an amazing tool and a fun place to be. But the internet can be a bit like a great big puddle. Some puddles look shallow2 on top, but they are actually really deep underneath. We need to make sure we play safely in the internet puddle.
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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Is There Really a Human Race?

Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

With a lot of questions our hero is off and running. This is all about relishing the journey and making good choices along the way - because how we live and how we love is how we learn to make the world a better place, one small step at a time.

25x29cm  32 pages  $32.00  
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It's Not Fair!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The author pairs charming drawings with simple yet undeniably true statements that every kid and grown-up can relate to, and reassure readers that "everyone" sometimes thinks it's not fair.

40 pages  $22.00  
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Kid Trapper

Julia Cook

(Grades 2-6) This book addresses the most often misunderstood piece in the puzzle of the sexual victimization of children, and that is acquaintance molestation. In a non-offensive manner, it takes the extremely sensitive issue of child-molestation and presents it in a way that gives the victim power and strength. Can be used to teach children and adults to recognize and prevent traps set by acquaintance molesters. It can also be used as a diagnostic and therapy tool helping to relieve blame and guilt for both child and parent.

20x21cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! It is suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

25x18cm  112 pages  $29.95  
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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 to Listen, Learning to Care

A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control & Empathy Instant Help Series

Lawrence Shapiro

A collection of fun activities and exercises designed to teach children behavioral skills like empathy, compliance, and more. This program will help kids develop self-control and understand the importance of being cooperative.

25x20cm  136 pages  $33.95  
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Life is Like the Wind

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Life is Like the Wind is a book about grief and loss. Life is a little bit like the wind. When the wind leaves, kites stop soaring, fur stops flying and trees stop fluttering. But where does the wind go? And where does life go when it leaves the body…..
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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Love is Like a Cake

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

For children and parents who are managing life in a separated family - Love is a special and growing thing. It is a little bit like a tree – a special magical tree – that you can climb up into, nest comfortably in its big branches, and safely watch the world go by. Love can come in different shapes and sizes.
Like a tree, love can grow and grow….
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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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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Nobody's Perfect

David Elliott, Sam Zuppardi, illus

Nobody's perfect. That's what everybody says. Like my sister. She's loud! Really loud! And that's only the beginning. Your best friend is a bit of a show-off. And Mum can be pretty stubborn. Not perfect! But sometimes they come pretty close - and you do too. With a touch of the tongue-in-cheek.

28x24cm  32 pages  $25.00  
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Oh No Mo! Says Be a Hero

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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Oh No Mo! Says Hey! Shut the Gate

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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Oh No Mo! Says Please Don't Litter

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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Penelope Perfect

Shannon Anderson

"Id never been late for anything. I just knew this would be a bad day." When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine gets thrown for a loop. From wearing mismatched socks to receiving her first-ever "B," will "Penelope Perfect" survive this imperfect day?
This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counsellors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things dont go according to plan.

25x20cm  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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Power of Self-D

Willie Bohanon & Friends Learn the Power of Self-Determination

Kip "Mr.J" Jones

An insightful look at the power of self-determination, written in a comic-book style that is sure to please young readers. In their adventure, Willie and the gang come across characters who possess the power of self-determination and characters who don't. The consequences for both are easy to see and leave a lasting impression on Willie and his friends.

23x15cm  39 pages  $19.95  
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Michael Hall

He was red but not very good at being red. Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he's red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he can't seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective. A great book about labelling.

30x22cm  32 pages  $29.95  
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Sally Sore Loser

A Story about winning and losing

Frank Sileo, illus Cary Pillo

After having her classmates walk away from her during a soccer game at recess because she hogs the ball, is bossy, and cares only about winning, Sally gets some good advice from her teacher and her mother. Includes note to parents

25x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Secret of Saying Thanks

Douglas Wood, illus Greg Shed

Perhaps you'd like to know a secret, one of the happiest ones of all. You will surely find it for yourself one day. You'll discover it all on your own, maybe when you least expect it. If you've not yet discovered the secret of saying thanks, it's waiting for you. The secret can be found in the sunrise that offers promises full for the day ahead, or in the gentle shade of a tree sheltering you from the hot rays of the sun, or on the rock that offers rest from a long walk.

31x26cm  $28.00  
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Self-Control to the Rescue!

Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

Lauren Brukner

The self-control super hero is back, this time prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class, and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day! Focusing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, this book includes breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control, with additional resources for parents and educators.

25x18cm  112 pages  $30.00  
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Stay Cool and in Control with the Keep-Calm Guru

Wise Ways for Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Meet the Keep-Calm Guru, our expert guide to the art of staying cool, calm, and in control in the face of overpowering feelings! Helps children to recognize and cope with anxiety, anger, frustration, and other difficult feelings and emotions. Using everything from yoga poses and pressure holds to deep breathing and relaxing colouring activities, this illustrated guide provides children and adolescents, from around 7-14 years, with wisdom from the Keep-Calm Guru to help them stay in control.

25x18cm  136 pages  $30.00  
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Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share

Julia Cook

RJs having another bad day His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie, and Norma (who just sits and picks her nose) on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his team, RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar. And his mom makes him share it with his sister! With the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too!

23x23cm  32 pages  $17.95  
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Things I love about Family

Trace Moroney

Celebrates the everyday situations that form the basis of our children's experiences. Spending time with your children, giving them love and care, helps them to celebrate who they are, building resilience and self-esteem.

32 pages  $14.95  
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Tilly's Big Problem

Rose Stanley

When Tilly's problem gets too much for her she confides in her friend Ned. Although Ned can't come up with a solution, he works out an intriguing way to help her find someone to talk to. A very serious subject treated in a delightful story with clever illustrations.
A very useful book for introducing the concept of "People I could talk to" in the Protective Behaviours area.

19x20cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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What Elephant?

Genevieve Cote

George comes home one day to find an elephant watching TV and eating chocolate chip cookies in his living room. When he tells his friends, they say it's impossible: George must be seeing things. But the next day, and the day after that, his large and uninvited guest remains and makes itself even more at home - with disastrous results. (Elephants should NEVER sit on couches.) Is George dreaming or just plain crazy? Before long, his friends see the elephant as well. Or do they? SURELY they too aren't going crazy like poor George? So no one says a single word about the gigantic creature lounging in the flowerbed...until something happens that finally breaks this very awkward silence.

23x23cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold

A kids guide to overcoming nail biting and more
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews

Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing.
Do you have a habit that's hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you're not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can't. Unless you have the keys.
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold provides the keys to escape from a variety of pesky habits. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling, and more. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to set themselves free.

28x21cm  71 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When it s Not Fair

A Kid's Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Jacqueline Toner, Claire Freeland, and David Thompson, illus

Have you ever noticed how pirates use a spyglass to focus in on other ships or land in the distance? While they focus in on small things in the distance, they miss seeing other things around them. Sometimes they miss having fun. Sometimes they miss the beautiful treasure they already have!
Just like a pirate using a spyglass, kids may focus in on one thing that they want, and not notice all the good things they already have. If you're a kid who thinks "it's not fair," this book is for you!
What to Do When It's Not Fair guides children and their parents through the difficult emotions of envy and jealousy using strategies and techniques based on cognitive–behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with envy — so they can sail the high seas with pleasure!

28x21cm  96 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake

A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Clare Freeland, Jacqueline Toner

Explorers investigate places they have never been before. These explorers might take a while to make their discoveries. They might have trouble understanding their maps. They might make wrong turns. They might need to start their expedition all over again!
If explorers could not accept their mistakes and keep going, they might never make any discoveries! Does this sound like you? If you have trouble accepting mistakes, if you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you!
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying a fear of making mistakes using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioural principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with mistakes � so they can explore new territory without fear!

28x22cm  96 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider,and Janet McDonnell, illus

Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside.
Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn't sound like fun at all. If you feel scared when you do something alone or away from your parents, this book is for you!
What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying separation anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome separation anxiety — so they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!


27x21cm  88 pages  $32.95  
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What To Do When You Dread Your Bed

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Wouldn't it be great if you could climb into bed, snuggle under your covers, and fall asleep without any fuss or fear? Without listening for noises or thinking about bad guys? Without an extra drink, or an extra hug, or an extra trip to the bathroom? Bedtime is tough for many kids. If you're a kid who dreads your bed, and are convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you. This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights.

28x22cm  93 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When You Feel Too Shy

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety
What-to-Do Guides for Kids sereis

Clare Freeland, Jacqueline Toner

Lots of kids feel shy when they feel that other people notice them. But some kids get super uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Does this sound like you? If you feel too shy or nervous too often, or if you miss out on cool activities and fun because you worry about what other people might think about you, this book is for you!
Circus clowns perform tricks and make us laugh. They wear bright colors, big shoes, and all kinds of wigs and colorful hats. Have you noticed that they seem to like people looking at them and laughing at them?
This book guides children aged 6-12 and their parents through the emotions underlying social anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome social anxiety — so they can join in the circus of fun and friends!

28x21cm  80 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When You Grumble Too Much

Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner

Did you know that life is like an obstacle course? It's exciting and fun, but full of tricky spots to get through. If you're a kid who feels so frustrated by those tricky spots that it's hard to enjoy the good things in life, this book is for you.
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life's hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point the way toward becoming happier, more positive kids. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers

27x21cm  80 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When You Worry Too Much

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
What to Do Guides for Kids

Dawn Huebner, illus Bonnie Matthews

This hands-on workbook features information and exercises for kids aged 6-12 who are coping with excessive stress, anxiety, fears, and worry. It explores cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Metaphors and humorous illustrations make difficult concepts easy to understand, while prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety.
Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. Includes notes to parents by the psychologist author.

28x21cm  80 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner, illus Bonnie Matthews

Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks.Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.

27x21cm  95 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When Your Temper Flares

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger
What-To-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner, illus Bonnie Matthews

If you're a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets too big, too hot, too fast, this book is for you. This book guides children aged 6-12 and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger. This interactive self-help book offers step-by-step instructions to teach children a set of anger dousing methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions.

27x29cm  95 pages  $32.95  
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When Fuzzy was Afraid of Big and Loud Things

Inger Maier, Jennifer Candon, illus

uzzy the Little Sheep is back again, in this charming third addition to the series about dealing with common fears. In this tale, Fuzzy is afraid of loud sounds such as thunder and lightning, and the large animals on the farm making big noises! Fuzzy's father helps him desensitize to these big and loud noises using a number of behavioral practices. Each time Fuzzy is afraid, his father gently encourages and reassures him, helping him imaginatively practice exposure to the loud sounds so he can get used to them, and also acquainting Fuzzy with the sources of his fears so they seem less frightening. For ages 3-7 years

20x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother

Inger M Maier

While Fuzzy the Little Sheep is out playing with his friends, he falls and skins his knee. He searches for his mother, can?t find her, and feels scared and alone. He soon finds her, but thereafter he is afraid to let her out of his sight. She has several ideas to help him cope with being away from her, which he practices, and eventually he is able to play comfortably with his friends and not be near her. When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother is designed to help young children develop constructive alternatives to unnecessary worry thoughts. Fuzzy is afraid to let his mother out of sight, and worry scripts have become his reality. His mother gently encourages and reassures him, while giving him practice in simple imagery, coping scripts, and step-by-step behavioral changes.

20x21cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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When Lizzy Was Afraid of Trying New Things

Inger Maier

This book is designed to help young children develop constructive alternatives to unnecessary ?worry? thoughts. In this story, Fuzzy the Little Sheep helps his anxious sister Lizzy attempt different activities and test herself in gentle, realistic ways. Her fears are shown in ways that the young child can relate to. Lizzy is shy and afraid of failing or making mistakes, so she refuses to play and try new things. Fuzzy devises a plan whereby she gets to add a new stone to a rock pile every time she tries something new. She starts out small, but eventually tries more and more things as she gets excited by the growing rock pile and realizes how much fun she is having in her play. She is pleased to master new things and becomes aware of changes in her feelings. Coping strategies are shown using humorous imagery, relaxation techniques, and self-soothing scripts.

20x20cm  29 pages  $19.95  
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When Someone You Love Has Cancer

A Guide to Help Kids Cope

Alaric Lewis

This book will help kids cope with the presence of cancer in their lives.

17x16cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Whoever You Are

Mem Fox

This book tells a story that weaves its way around the Earth across cultures and generations celebrating the bonds that unite us all.

32 pages  $9.95  
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Whose Garden Is It?

Mary Ann Hoberman

When Mrs. McGee walks through a garden wondering whose it is, all of the plants and animals as well as the sun and the gardener claim it as their own.

32 pages  $23.00  
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Why Are You So Sad?

A childs book about parental depression

Beth Andrews

This interactive book explains depression and its treatment in kid terms, reassuring children that their parents can get better. It explores the many feelings children usually have and helps express and understnd them. Provides practical tips for coping with a parent's depression, showing how children can feel better to. Comprehensive and authoritative notes to parents by clinical psychologists and social workers.

22x28cm  32 pages  $18.95  
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Worries are Like Clouds

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Comparing worries to the weather, this book acknowledges that some days are wonderful, filled with golden sunlight that calls us outside to run and jump and play with fresh air on our faces. But some days are not so wonderful and can be a bit tough. Some days are so wonderful we wish we could just bottle them, but other days we don’t feel like getting out of bed. Worries are like clouds that float in and take the shine out of the day.
Moving worries away can make even the toughest day feel better….
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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Worst Day of My Life Ever!

My Story about Listening and Following Instructions...or Not!

Julia Cook

RJ has had a rough day he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because hes late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, kicks the ball into his own teams soccer goal, and messes up Moms kitchen with his overflowing pancake batter! With his mothers help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesnt listen or pay attention to directions from her, his school principal, teachers, or even his friends.

22x22cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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You Are Like You

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Looks at all the different things that make up the very special person that is You. You are the only you there is. Your amazing body has many parts that you can move and feel and see, and even more parts deep inside where you can't see.
All these parts – the big ones and the little ones – all work together to make the amazing unique person that is YOU…
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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Your Body is Awesome

Body Respect for Children

Sigrun Danielsdottir, Bjork Bjarkadottir

Bodies do all sorts of amazing things, like move around, grow bigger and heal themselves. Bodies also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and we need to take care of them so that they stay healthy and strong. If we listen to our bodies they tell us exactly what they need.
The colourful illustrations in this unique picture book will encourage children to love their bodies from an early age. By learning about all the wonderful things bodies can do, and how each body is different and unique, children will be inspired to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives. Promoting respect for body diversity among children will also encourage kindness and help prevent bullying.
This book is ideal for children aged 4 and upwards to read at home or school, either alone or with a parent, family member, teacher or other caring professional.

25x25cm  32 pages  $34.00  
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Your Mind is Like a Garden

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Learning to be more mindful, to pay attention to how we feel in a given moment and to the thoughts, feelings and sensations in our body is very beneficial. Mindfulness, if mastered, can help us re-boot when we are overwhelmed, to be able to focus and flow from one task to another and allows us to interact more compassionately with others.
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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ZerO

Kathryn Otoshi

As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in one's self and in others.

24x25cm  32 pages  $24.00  
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