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Big Words for Little People

Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell

This new book in the always colourful, always fun, 'Books to Grow By' series, explores the language of good values as children learn big words in this hilarious and boisterous book.

25x29cm  32 pages  $34.00  

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  

Fish is Fish

Leo Lionni

Why include a picture story book about a fish and a frog in this section? Because it is a most graphic account of context and framing apart from the basics of being happy with one's own lot. Or as quoted on the back cover - " Lionni wisely proves that a minnow's grasp should not exceed his oxygen supply - ie that there's lots to be said for the life of even a small fish in a small pond."

18x23cm  32 pages  $14.00  

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

Tom Rath, Mary Reckmeyer, Maurie J Manning

Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people -- his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felix' grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad -- and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not.

26x26cm  32 pages  $30.00  

How to Inspire and Develop Positive Values in Your Classroom

Neil Hawkes

Perfect for teachers this accessible book shows how to introduce positive values into your classroom, be a positive role model to all members of the school community, explain this values approach to others, and maintain a positive outlook in your demanding role.

30x21cm  59 pages  $38.00  

Howard B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matters

Howard Binkow

Using humour and a light approach this book introduces to 5 to 8 year olds the concept "to have good manners is to do and say only what makes people feel good and comfortable."

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  

Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back

A Tale about Telling the Truth

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

Howard find the burden of all the lies he has been telling to be too much.

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  

If You Had To Choose, What Would You Do?

Sandra McLeod Humphrey, illus Brian Strassburg

Is it wrong to cheat on a test if everybody else is doing it? If your sister makes you promise not to tell that she's doing something wrong, should you tell your parents? Is it all right to make fun of someone else because the other kids are doing it? If your best friends are fighting, should you pick sides? It's never too early to begin talking with our children about values or to help them define and develop their code of moral conduct. The twenty-five situations presented in If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? and the thought-provoking questions at the end of each story can serve as a valuable foundation to help you talk with your child about important moral and social issues. This enjoyable book will guide children through everyday problems and instill in them a sense of responsibility for their own actions.

21x21cm  115 pages  $30.00  

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  

Skin I'm In

A First Look at Racism

Pat Thomas

Addressing racial discrimination, this title encourages kids to accept and be comfortable with differences of skin color and other racial characteristics among their friends and in themselves. Questions, at intervals, facilitate conversations about the topic.

21x24cm  32 pages  $13.00  

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  

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