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00 - Bounce Back! Picture Story Books


Download - Click here for a LISTING OF PICTURE STORY BOOKS that can be used in the nine Bounce Back units at each of the three year levels in the second edition of Bounce Back.

This list will be revised when the third edition of Bounce Back becomes available at the end of 2017.
An ORDER FORM for all of these will be found at the end of the document.
Eventually all of these books will be listed HERE - under the Bounce Back Program books, at School Focus, Bounce Back, so that they can be ordered on-line.



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01 Bounce Back! 2nd edition


THERE IS NO STOCK OF THE 2ND EDITION AVAILABLE. THE THIRD EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 2017.

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1. Bounce Back! Years F - 2 (Book with Reader+)

A Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2017

Helen McGrath and Toni Noble

Bounce Back! is a whole school program from Foundation to Year 6 which provides students the skills to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. This completely updated and revised program contains an updated Handbook exploring the most recent evidence-based research that underpins Bounce Back! plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics, teaching strategies and resources
* Core values
* Social values – all new
* People bouncing back
* Courage
* Looking on the bright side
* Emotions
* Relationships
* Humour
* Being safe
* Success

Each curriculum unit uses children’s literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students
* develop positive and pro-social values, including those related to ethical and intercultural understanding
* develop self-awareness, social awareness and social skills
* develop self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back
* find courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
* think optimistically and look on the bright side
* boost positive emotions and manage negative emotions
* develop skills for countering bullying
* use humour as a coping tool
* develop strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful

Also new to this edition: increased support for teacher wellbeing and embedding practices stronger Positive Education, CASEL and Australian Curriculum linkages more suggestions for differentiation and program implementation. Reader+ the next generation eBook includes these digital resources
* an additional Science curriculum unit
* new Australian, NSW and Victorian curriculum correlation charts
* interactive tools, games and activities
* Blackline Masters
* tools for measuring wellbeing and resilience
* revised resources lists
* key information for families.

$120.00  
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2. Bounce Back! Years 3 - 4 (Book with Reader+)

A Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2017

Helen McGrath and Toni Noble

Bounce Back! is a whole school program from Foundation to Year 6 which provides students the skills to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. This completely updated and revised program contains an updated Handbook exploring the most recent evidence-based research that underpins Bounce Back! plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics, teaching strategies and resources
* Core values
* Social values – all new
* People bouncing back
* Courage
* Looking on the bright side
* Emotions
* Relationships
* Humour
* Being safe
* Success

Each curriculum unit uses children’s literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students
* develop positive and pro-social values, including those related to ethical and intercultural understanding
* develop self-awareness, social awareness and social skills
* develop self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back
* find courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
* think optimistically and look on the bright side
* boost positive emotions and manage negative emotions
* develop skills for countering bullying
* use humour as a coping tool
* develop strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful

Also new to this edition: increased support for teacher wellbeing and embedding practices stronger Positive Education, CASEL and Australian Curriculum linkages more suggestions for differentiation and program implementation. Reader+ the next generation eBook includes these digital resources
* an additional Science curriculum unit
* new Australian, NSW and Victorian curriculum correlation charts
* interactive tools, games and activities
* Blackline Masters
* tools for measuring wellbeing and resilience
* revised resources lists
* key information for families.

$120.00  
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3. Bounce Back! Years 5 - 8 (Book with Reader+)

A Positive Education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning AVAILABLE JANUARY 2018

Helen McGrath and Toni Noble

Bounce Back! is a whole school program from Foundation to Year 6 which provides students the skills to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. This completely updated and revised program contains an updated Handbook exploring the most recent evidence-based research that underpins Bounce Back! plus ten substantially revised Curriculum Units, all with updated topics, teaching strategies and resources
* Core values
* Social values – all new
* People bouncing back
* Courage
* Looking on the bright side
* Emotions
* Relationships
* Humour
* Being safe
* Success

Each curriculum unit uses children’s literature, thinking tools and cooperative learning strategies plus a variety of cross-curricular classroom activities to help students
* develop positive and pro-social values, including those related to ethical and intercultural understanding
* develop self-awareness, social awareness and social skills
* develop self-management strategies for coping and bouncing back
* find courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
* think optimistically and look on the bright side
* boost positive emotions and manage negative emotions
* develop skills for countering bullying
* use humour as a coping tool
* develop strengths, skills and attitudes for being successful

Also new to this edition: increased support for teacher wellbeing and embedding practices stronger Positive Education, CASEL and Australian Curriculum linkages more suggestions for differentiation and program implementation. Reader+ the next generation eBook includes these digital resources
* an additional Science curriculum unit
* new Australian, NSW and Victorian curriculum correlation charts
* interactive tools, games and activities
* Blackline Masters
* tools for measuring wellbeing and resilience
* revised resources lists
* key information for families.

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4. Hits and Hots

Teaching & thinking & social skills (Book and CD Rom)

Helen McGrath and Toni Noble

HITS, High Impact Teaching Strategies, and HOTS, Higher Order Thinking Strategies, is an essential reference for primary and secondary teachers and tertiary educators. It translates educational research into classroom practice while encouraging student engagement, learning and social development. It also has strong links to Australian Curriculum.

The HITS and HOTS in this resource are supported by sound evidence for their effectiveness in teaching and learning. Step-by-step instructions and teaching ideas are provided for over 50 teaching strategies, educational games and quizzes. Opportunities for students to practise the social skills that lead to effective teamwork are built into each strategy, game and quiz.

HITS and HOTS help students to:
construct meaning from text and other sources
understand and apply their learning
think critically and creatively
consider different perspectives (individual, community, global)
make decisions
solve problems
transfer and apply their learning to different subjects, contexts and real-world problems

152 pages  $72.95  
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All kinds of families

Norma Simon

This picture book is an essay on family love and continuity. Many ethnic groups are represented as the author points out that families come in many different packages and in many different forms.

24x21cm  40 pages  $26.00  
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Andrew's Angry Words

Dorothea Lachner

Andrew shouted angry words when his sister spilled his toys. He was instantly sorry, but Marion had already shouted the angry words over the phone to Ted. Andrew ran to Ted's house--but it was too late. Ted had already passed them along, and the angry words were loose in the world. Children learn very early just how powerful words can be.

32 pages  $14.00  
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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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Anhs Anger

Gail Silver, Illus Christiane Kromer

Children experience anger on a regular basis, but lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike. Full color

29x23cm  32 pages  $32.00  
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Bad-Tempered Ladybird

Eric Carle

The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal he meets, but soon learns the importance of friends and turns into a far nicer, happier bug.

26x26cm  40 pages  $17.00  
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Badger's Parting Gifts

Susan Varley

All the woodland creatures - Mole, Frog, Fo and Rabbit - love old Badger, who is their confidant, advisor, and friend. When he dies, they are overwhelmed by their loss. then, they begin to remember....as Badger had given them each something to treasure.
Told simply, directly, and honestly, this is an uplifting story with a message for everyone.

21x25cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Because Amelia Smiled

David Ezra Stein

A series of kindly acts comes full circle in this heartwarming story. "Because Amelia smiled, coming down the street... Mrs. Higgins smiled, too. She thought of her grandson, Lionel, in Mexico and baked some cookies to send to him." Lionel's reaction to his grandmother's gift spurs one of his students to become a kickboxing instructor; her video makes its way to England, inspiring virtuous acts in Israel, Paris, Italy, and back around to Amelia in New York City. Even young children grasp the idea that good deeds and positivity result in more of the same.

28x26cm  32 pages  $28.00  
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Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

Bryan Melonie, illus Robert Ingpen

Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died.
There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is a much a part of living as being born.
This is a beautiful book to begin a conversation about death and dying.

21x21cm  $18.00  
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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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Blossom Possom

The Sky is falling down-under

Gina Newton, Kilmeny Niland, illus

Early one morning, Blossom Possum gets such a fright she thinks the sky is falling down! She has to tell someone, so she sets off with her news. On the way she meets her bush mates. But she also runs into trouble. This retelling of a favourite folktale has a delightful Aussie twist and a refreshingly positive ending.

25x24cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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Bounce Back!

A Book about Resilience (Being the best me!)

Cheri Meiners

Resilience: the ability to recover or bounce back from problems, hurt, or loss; is critical for social and emotional health and helps people feel happy, capable, and in charge of their lives. Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in children with this unique, encouraging book.br Young children learn thought processes and actions that are positive, realistic, and helpful for bouncing back. The book also helps children recognise people who can support them in times of difficulty. Back matter includes advice for raising resilient children and fostering resiliency at school and in childcare.

24x29cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Bully Blockers Club

Teresa Bateman

Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes--but her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her.

25x20cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Dark, The

Lemony Snicketr, illus Jon Klassen

Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its time in the basement. It doesn't visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does. With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again.

28x21cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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David and the Worry Beast

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

Anne Marie Guanci, Caroline Attia, llus

Learning to deal with anxiety is an important step in a child's healthy emotional growth. Conquering fears, and not avoiding them, is the lesson imparted in this story. David could not stop thinking about the basket he had missed at the end of the big game. He was worried that he might do it again. He was worried that his team mates would be angry with him. He was worried that his parents would not be proud of him. He was also worried about an upcoming math test. In fact, David was worried a lot. "Should I quit the team?" he asked himself. "Should I be sick tomorrow and miss the math test?" Luckily, David finally confided in his parents and school nurse, both of whom gave him support and techniques for controlling the "worry beast" within him.

20x18cm  48 pages  $18.00  
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Dealing with Feeling - SHY

Isabel Thomas

There are two series that deal with a range of feelings and both are fairly similar in content and the particular feelings they deal with. They are the Feelings - series and this one, Dealing with Feeling... They are almost interchangeable. Each double page spread deals with a question, such as What is Anger? How Can I Deal with Shyness? Will I Always Feel Worried? What Does Being Caring Mean? What If I Have Nothing to Feel Proud About? etc.
these books help young readers discover and understand their feelings and the significance of each in their lives.

22x19cm  24 pages  $14.00  
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Dealing with Feeling - WORRIED

Isabel Thomas

There are two series that deal with a range of feelings and both are fairly similar in content and the particular feelings they deal with. They are the Feelings - series and this one, Dealing with Feeling... They are almost interchangeable. Each double page spread deals with a question, such as What is Anger? How Can I Deal with Shyness? Will I Always Feel Worried? What Does Being Caring Mean? What If I Have Nothing to Feel Proud About? etc.
these books help young readers discover and understand their feelings and the significance of each in their lives.

22x19cm  24 pages  $14.00  
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Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

David Melling

Where do you go with a BIG worry? Douglas knows he can count on Dad ...

27x26cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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Dreams of Freedom

in association with Amnesty International

This unique collection of powerful words from champions of freedom today and throughout history introduces children to the words of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai among many others. It is beautifully illustrated by world-renowned artists including Chris Riddell, Ros Asquith, Roger Mello, Jackie Morris, Barroux, Peter Sis and Mordicai Gerstein.
BB Year 5-8 Unit 1 Co-operating for world peace

28x25cm  $27.95  
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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  $30.00  
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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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Feelings Book

Todd Parr

The Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr's quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.

25x25cm  20 pages  $14.00  
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Four Questions, The

For Henny Penny and Anybody with Stressful Thoughts

Katie Byron, Hans Wilhelm (illus)

A modern retelling of the classic folktale Chicken Little re-imagined through the lens of Byron Katie's world-famous philosophy for living known as The Work. Written for adults and children alike, in the form of a full-color, illustrated book, the wisdom contained in this beautiful work can have a profound effect on readers young and old.

22x22cm  32 pages  $25.95  
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Birgitta Sif

Once there was a girl, whose name was Frances Dean.
And with all her heart she loved to dance and dance.
But when people were about, her knees trembled. Butterflies fluttered. And she forgot how to dance...:
A delightful reminder that giving the best parts of ourselves enriches us and the world around us.

27x22cm  32 pages  $16.95  
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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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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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Frog's Breathtaking Speech

How Children (and Frogs) Can Use the Breath to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension

Michael Chissick, Sarah Peacock (illus)

Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech?
This charming illustrated picture book teaches children four yoga breathing techniques in a fun and interactive way. The story successfully increases children's awareness of their breath and shows how breathing can be used to deal with anger, anxiety and tension. A delightful way to teach children about coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations.

22x29cm  48 pages  $28.95  
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Giraffe and a Half

Shel Silverstein

A Giraffe and a Half is fifty! This special anniversary edition celebrates the milestone with vintage full-color jacket artwork.
If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half... you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose ... And...
And so it goes until...but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible.
BB Unit 7 Humour

28x23cm  32 pages  $28.00  
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Giraffes Cant Dance

Andreae & Parker-Rees

Gerald was a tall giraffe. Every year he dreaded the great Jungle Dance. But what Gerald discovers is that when we're different sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to. Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

30x24cm  28 pages  $17.00  
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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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Go away Mr Worrythoughts!

Nicky Johnston

Bayden is an intelligen, confident and courageous boy. Yet he is often overwhelmed by his worry thoughts. His anxiety makes his life quite unbearable at times.
See how Bayden discovers his superpowers, takes control and is able to live free and happy!30

23x23cm  30 pages  $16.95  
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Great Big Green Book

Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith

Save water, save energy, recycle, ask questions - and help protect the forests, oceans, fresh water and wildlife on our planet. With clear information about life on Earth and conservation issues, match by witty and thought-provoking illustrations, this book is packed with ideas and inspiration for ways to keep out planet safe and beautiful for future generations of children.
BB Unit 1 Co-operation for world environment

31x23cm  $27.95  
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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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Have Courage!

A Book about being brave (Being the best me!)

Cheri Meiners

Help children develop the attitudes and skills of courage and assertiveness in order to make wise choices and work through challenges. Children learn to do what they think is right and be brave, even if its hard. They learn to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong, or dangerous things adults or children might pressure them to do. The book also highlights trying new things, taking reasonable risks, and speaking up.

24x29cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Henny

Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Henny wasn't a typical chicken. Henny had arms, and dreams, and plans - BIG plans.

26x26cm  32 pages  $24.00  
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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 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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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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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 Bullies

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

Howard the bunny is being bullied at school by the Snorton twins. Even though his intuition tells him to tell the teacher about it, he chooses different strategies. Howard tries ignoring, avoiding, making jokes and getting back at the bullies. Nothing works and things get worse. He finally tells his teacher. She takes action and makes him feel okay and safe. This 32 page illustrated book was created in response to requests by teachers and comes with a lesson and resources to deal with bully issues.

21x26cm  32 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 It's Ok to Back Away

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

Howard B. Wigglebottom learns a valuable lesson about anger and how to deal with it after being put in time-out during school for reacting negatively after not getting his way.

32 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

After repeatedly getting into trouble for his failure to pay attention to others, Howard finally realizes the importance of listening.

32 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing Is Bad

Howard Binkow

Howard over does and over eats. He learns that through discipline and moderation, he can have a sense of personal power.

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart (2ND ed.)

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

The story of a little bunny that stops doing what he loves the most because his friends were making fun of him. He wanted to belong, to fit in so desperately that he tried unsuccessfully all kinds of activities. One day, with a little help from his grandfather, the bunny decides to be true to himself. This second book in the "learn how to listen series" is a great tool for helping children 4-8 work with self esteem and acceptance issues.

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Huge Bag of Worries

Picture Story

Virginia Ironside

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can she get to help her? This funny and reassuring story will appeal to all children who have occasional worries of their own. Brilliant book. BACK IN STOCK!!

27x21cm  22 pages  $17.00  
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I'll Always Love You

Hans Wilhelm

In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund, and her special boy progress happily through life together. One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves and buries her. The watercolor illustrations, tender and warm in color and mood, suit the simple text perfectly

32 pages  $14.00  
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In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Jo Witek

Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like, physically, inside. For example: When I get really angry, my heart feels like its going to explode! Dont come near me! My heart is yelling, hot and loud. This is when my heart is mad. Toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. On the cover and the right side of each spread, a die-cut heart decreases in size, creating a multi-coloured heart the depth of the entire book. A beautiful book!

27x26cm  32 pages  $20.00  
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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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Invisible String

Patrice Karst, illus Geoff Stevenson

Mums and Dads feel the tug whenever kids give it a pull. Kids feel the tug that comes back to them. This story is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation from parents, with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we arent ever really alone.

26x26cm  32 pages  $32.00  
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Is a Worry Worrying You?

Feriday Wolff, Harriet M Savitz, illus Marie Le Tourneau

Addresses common childhood worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

19x25cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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It's Okay to Be Different

Todd Parr

It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.

25x24cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Its Just Different Now

Linda Espie

This beautifully simply book will help many children, ages 3-7 comes to terms with their grief when parents separate and children long to have the family together again.
This book can also be used with children who have suffered a bereavement. The illustrations are beautiful, the words succinct, and it's an ideal book to start a conversation.
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30x21cm  32 pages  $16.95  
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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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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 Tree

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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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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Moody Cow Meditates

Kerry Lee MacLean

Peter the Cow is having a bad day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike, he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse, all the other kids and cows are teasing him, calling him "Moody Cow." Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over. Can Grandpa teach him to settle his mind and let go of his frustration? This vibrant children's book is a fun and funny way to introduce children to the power of meditation.

20x26cm  32 pages  $32.00  
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My Many Coloured Days

Dr. Suess

Using a spectrum of colors and a menagerie of animals, Dr. Seuss presents a completely new and different kind of book about feelings and moods.

27x22cm  32 pages  $21.00  
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Nobody Knew What to Do

A Story about Bullying - picture story book

Becky Ray McCain, illus Todd Leonar

Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school.

26x21cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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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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OK Book


In this clever and literal play on words, OK is turned on its side, upside down, and right side up to show that being OK can really be quite great, encouraging children to discover their own individual strengths and personalities.

23x24cm  40 pages  $24.00  
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One

Kathryn Otoshi

When the colors cannot get along, One shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other's differences.

23x26cm  32 pages  $33.00  
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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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Peace Book

Todd Parr

With child-like smiling stick figures, bold, brilliant colour and upbeat text, this book offers different definitions of peace: offering a hug to a friend, keeping the streets clean, and so on. The closing message peace is being who you are is illustrated with Parr's usual multicultural mix of blue, green, brown, yellow and purple faces.Parr's quirky artwork and eternally optimistic books are truly irresistible, for both grown-ups and kids.

32 pages  $15.00  
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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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Perfectly You

Julia Taylor

Through a wonderful story and colorful illustrations, Perfectly You will teach young readers (and listeners) to accept themselves; treat one another with compassion; and embrace their uniqueness. It provides children with the message that character comes from within while focusing on the importance of self-acceptance, tolerance, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle. Paperback ed.

20x25cm  32 pages  $28.00  
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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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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  $30.00  
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Red Tree

Shaun Tan

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to ...
This stunningly illustrated, multi-award winning book opens a window to our inexplicable emotions and tells a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration.
A great way to begin discussions about emotions and feeling disillusioned and downcast.

31x24cm  32 pages  $18.00  
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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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Sam's Pet Temper

Sangeeta Bhadra, illus, Arbona Marion

Sam is so frustrated waiting his turn at the playground that a Temper shows up. Within seconds, the beastly, wild thing clears the place, and Sam happily plays alone with his new pet. But his Temper follows him everywhere and causes trouble. Sam realizes he needs to put a stop to it. But how?

24x26cm  32 pages  $28.95  
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Samantha Janes Missing Smile

A Story About Coping with the Loss of a Parent

Donna Pincus

Since Samantha Janes dad died, she has been sad and quiet, keeping to herself. One day, her neighbor Mrs Cooper gently asks her about her missing smile, and Sammy Jane begins to open up about her grief, her worries, and her confusion. Sammy Janes mother joins her daughter in Mrs Coopers garden, and helps her further with accepting and responding to her profound loss.
This book deals with the full range of emotions, questions, and worries that children have when a parent has died, including: Will people think I didnt love my dad if I seem happy? If I let myself cry, will I ever be able to stop? Can my sadness just go away if I ignore it? If I talk to my mom about it, Im worried Ill make her even more sad. It also offers ways to remember and honor the lost parent, encourages the open sharing of feelings, and helps children understand that their parents want them to be happy and live their lives fully. For ages 4-8 years old.

25x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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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 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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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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Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley

Colin Thompson, Amy Lissiat

While humans fuss over their appearance, food, possessions, free time and love lives, worrying about being happier than everyone else, Riley just enjoys the little time he has in the world.

25x23cm  32 pages  $16.95  
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Silly Billy

Anthony Browne

Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries about hats and shoes. He worries about clouds and rain and giant birds. Most of all, he worries about staying at other people's houses. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries...until a visit to his grandma's shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination - and some tiny worry dolls.

27x25cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Smile! Starring Sunny McCloud

Leigh Hodgkinson

Smiles have a funny habit of disappearing. Sunny's is no exception. She tells that Mum says that most lost things in our house can be found: under the sofa, in my pockets, in Mr Honeycomb's basket. I don't know about that, but I do know I NEED my smile back where it belongs ... on MY face.

30x24cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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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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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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Three Questions

Jon Muth

Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy, this exquisitely illustrated book explores the meaning of life.
When young Nikolai seeks counsel from Leo, the wise old turtle who lives in the mountains, he is sure Leo will know the answers to his three questions. But it is Nikolai's own response to the cry for help from a stranger that leads him directly to the answers he is looking for.

26x31cm  32 pages  $29.95  
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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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Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day

Curtis & Cornell

Silly, cranky, excited, or sad - everyone has moods that can change each day. Curtis' zany and touching verse and Cornell's whimsical illustrations help kids explore, identify, and even have fun with their ever-changing moods.

27x23cm  $32.00  
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Trouble Talk

Trudy Ludwig

This book deals with the damaging consequences of talking to others about someone else's troubles in order to establish connection and gain attention. This storybook includes resources for kids, parents, and teachers.

32 pages  $29.00  
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Ugliest Dog in the World

Bruce Whatley

Everyone thinks the Ugliest Dog in the World is 'ugly', but in different ways. Mum thinks she's ugly in a cute sort of way, the lady next door thinks she's pretty, but you haven't seen the lady next door. My best friend even screams when she sees her...But I think she's beautiful, in a sloppy kind of way!

28x22cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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We Are All Born Free

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

for Amnesty International

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator and is the perfect gift for children and adults alike. Published in association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by David Tennant and John Boyne. The 30 Rights are illustrated by contributors such as Axel Scheffler, Peter Sis, Satoshi Kitamura, Alan Lee, Polly Dunbar, Jackie Morris, Debi Gliori, Chris Riddell, Catherine and Laurence Anholt and many other renowned children's book illustrators.

28x24cm  $15.00  
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What Does It Mean to Be Safe?

Rana DiOrio, Sandra Salsbury, illus

As a young boy and his friends go on an outing to the local river and then return home, they look out for one another, resist peer pressure, and listen to their inner voices to know the right thing to do. Along the way, the boy discovers that each of us is the single best person to protect our precious self, and that there are so many things we can all do to be safe! Explores physical, emotional, social, and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversations between adults and children.

23x26cm  32 pages  $32.00  
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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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Whoever You Are

Mem Fox

Every day all over Australia, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. And their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are just like you.

27x26cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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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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Wrong Stone

Russell Deal

I want you to build me a wall with only perfect stones, the big architect said. All the stones tried to put their best faces forward. They hid their ugly bits. They tried to climb to the top of the pile. But there was one stone that didnt seem to fit...anywhere! He was the Wrong Stone and all the other stones were laughing at him. This 32-page picture book has exquisite, full-colour illustrations throughout. Enjoy the jokes, pranks and celebration of difference in this heart-warming story for kids and bigger kids. This book has an important place in counselling and clinical therapeutic practice where it may just constitute a tipping point - a small but mighty prompt for change and hope.

21x28cm  32 pages  $24.50  
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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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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 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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Zebra Who Ran Too Fast

Jenni Desmond

Zebra, Elephant and Bird are three best friends together. Then one day, they all fall out because Zebra runs TOO fast and doesn't listen to his friends. Only then do they all discover the true meaning of friendship. A charming and beautifully illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship.
BB Gr 3+4 Unit 5 Friendship problems

28x23cm  32 pages  $24.95  
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Zen Shorts

John Muth

With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, the author-illustrator presents three ancient Zen tales, that are sure to strike a chord with all readers, in a more familiar context.

29x28cm  40 pages  $30.00  
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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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