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7 Habits of Happy Kids

Paperback

Sean Covey

Young readers are introduced to an irresistible cast of characters, in this beautifully illustrated and energetic collection of stories. The stories convey the 7 habits - including responsibility, goal setting, respect, teamwork and balance - the powerful principles that have been enriching lives for generations.

28x22cm  93 pages  $20.00  
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Accept and Value Each Person

Learning to Get Along

Cheri J Meiners

Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. This book introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

23x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Be Careful and Stay Safe

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Without scaring kids (or alarming adults), this book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead. Includes questions, activities, and safety games that reinforce the ideas being taught. Full color.

23x23cm  36 pages  $19.95  
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Be Honest and Tell the Truth

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

It's never too soon to learn the difference between what's true and what isn't. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. They also learn that telling the truth sometimes takes courage and tact. Includes discussion questions, skits, scenarios, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

23x23cm  36 pages  $19.95  
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Be Polite and Kind

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behaviour.
Demonstrates ways of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies, and respecting the feelings of others.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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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  $29.95  
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Changing Behaviours in School

Promoting postive relationships and wellbeing

Sue Roffey

Changing Behaviour in Schools shows teachers how to promote positive behavior and wellbeing in a school setting. Taking an holistic approach to working with students, the author provides examples of effective strategies for encouraging pro-social and collaborative behavior in the classroom, the school and the wider community.

212 pages  $72.00  
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Cool Down and Work Through Anger

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Everyone gets angry, so it's never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry--but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.

36 pages  $19.95  
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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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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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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Join In and Play

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

In simple words and real-life illustrations, this book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend. Useful as a social story.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Know and Follow Rules

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Listen and Learn

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

This book introduces and explains what listening means, why it's important, and how to listen well. The focus throughout is on the positive results of being a good listener.
These are often used as 'social stories'.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Magic of Metaphor

77 Stories for Teachers, Trainers and Thinkers

Nick Owen

Presents a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire and transform the listener and the reader. Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All promote positive feelings, encouraging confidence, direction and vision.

The stories focus on values, responsibility, and leadership in all its forms. They have been specially selected to promote change in people's ideas, attitudes, beliefs, visions and behaviors. These stories act as reframes, challenging and disturbing our existing frames of reference, recharting our accustomed maps of the world, and shifting us away from our limited thinking towards new learning and discovery through the use of effective metaphor. As a result, we are encouraged to understand our world from a new perspective, and are provided with powerful ways to generate greater choice in our lives.

Containing sixteen suggestions (or tips) for effective storytelling, advice on organisation, style and storytelling skills, and a selection of stories that can be adapted and developed, The Magic of Metaphor is an inspirational sourcebook for counsellors, health workers, psychologists, professional speakers, managers, leaders and NLP practitioners, as well as for teachers, trainers, therapists. Providing tools that assist people in making beneficial changes in their lives, the stories contained in this book will bring pleasure and power to all those that listen to or read them.

23x15cm  220 pages  $51.95  
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Reach Out and Give

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because feeling grateful is a powerful motivator. Words and pictures show children contributing to their community in simple yet meaningful ways. Includes discussion questions, a philanthropy role-play, generosity games, and ideas for service projects.

21x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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Resilience, Volume 2

Social Skills for Effective Learning

Annie Greeff

This two volume set, designed for primary and middle school teachers, will help you promote self-managed, resilient learning in your classroom. These practical workbooks detail a holistic approach to developing your students' resilience through activities, theory, and reflective exercises. Volume 1 concentrates on resilience and emotions while Volume 2 includes sections on interpersonal and adaptive skills. Reproducible worksheets and facilitators notes make these books extremely teacher-friendly. Key learning points are included to remind the teacher of the main focus and to assist the teacher in understanding what the specific exercises aim to achieve. They can also be used to introduce or clarify the topic to the students.

22x30cm  202 pages  $56.95  
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Respect and Take Care of Things

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Respect, responsibility, and stewardship are concepts that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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Share and Take Turns

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Realistic examples and clear illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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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.
UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND INCLUSION

21x24cm  32 pages  $13.00  
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Stand Tall!

A Book about Integrity (Being the best me!)

Cheri Meiners

Integrity is an important trait for children to develop: especially as they grow, learn, and have more opportunities to make choices for themselves. With this encouraging book, support children in knowing right from wrong, making positive decisions, keeping promises, and staying true to themselves. Back matter includes advice for teaching integrity at home, at school, and in childcare.

24x29cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Talk and Work it out

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible. Includes skill-building games and role plays for adults to use with children.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Try and Stick with It

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

It’s hard to stick with it when something is more difficult than we thought, or doesn’t work out the way we planned. This book teaches children about flexibility and perseverance.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Understand and Care

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This book builds empathy in children. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs—and different from theirs. It guides children to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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When I Feel Afraid

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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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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