Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
Book

00 - Bounce Back! Picture Story Books 2018


The brand NEW THIRD edition of Bounce Back will be available at the start of 2018. All of the picture story books that we are able to supply are, or will be, listed here so that they can be ordered, as you browse them now, online.

Alternatively, click here to see the listing of BOUNCE BACK PICTURE STORY BOOKS 2018 that can be used in the 10 Bounce Back units at each of the three year levels in the brand NEW THIRD edition of Bounce Back. An ORDER FORM for all of these can be found at the end of the document.




$0.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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.

$120.00  
Book

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  $77.95  
Book

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  
Book

Arrival, The

Shaun Tan

The Arrival is book of illustrations without words, a silent graphic novel. Through a series of connecting images, it tells the story of a migrant leaving his home, crossing an ocean to a strange new city and eventually learning how to live there. The migrant is unable to understand such things as the language, transportation, food and housing of this foreign place and therefore neither should the reader, hence the absence of words.The artwork embraces the texture of old sepia photographs that typically documented social life during the early nineteenth century. The entire work of art simultaneously appears as a strange photo album.
Shaun Tan is an award winning Australian author and illustrator, well-known for The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, which have both received awards. This illustrative masterpiece will appeal directly to children and adults of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.Ages: 9+

128 pages  $29.95  
Book

At Daddy's on Saturdays

Linda Girard

Katie is angry, sad, and afraid her daddy will never come back when he moves out of the house when her parents divorce. But on Saturdays he is there, and Katie comes to understand that even though her parents won't be together, they still love her and will always be her parents.

22x16cm  32 pages  $14.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Bully B.E.A.N.S.

Julia Cook, Anita duFalla

Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying. This book can help children and adults understand why bullying happens and what they can do to stop it. Finally, a bullying book that speaks to the bystander!

20x23cm  32 pages  $15.00  
Book

Chrysanthemum

Henkes

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

19x25cm  30 pages  $14.00  
Book

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Mo Willems

What can Pigeon do to get his way? He pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the story - is he allowed to drive the bus, and who's manipulating who?

23x23cm  32 pages  $15.95  
Book

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  
Book

Families, families, families

Suzanne Lang, Illus Max Lang

If you love each other, then you're a family . . . Do you have two dads? Or one step mum? Or what about the world's biggest grandpa? Discover a whole host of silly animal families in this hilarious celebration of the love found in families big and small.

32 pages  $17.00  
Book

Feel Good Book

Todd Parr

Here are lots of things that make you feel good. What others can you think of. Great introduction for young children to positive thinking.

23x23cm  32 pages  $15.00  
Book

Feelings

Aliki

Children often have difficulty articulating emotion. That fact is the underpinning for Aliki's catalog of feelings, be they happy, sad, or somewhere in between

25x20cm  32 pages  $14.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Great Big Book of Feelings

Mary Hoffman, illus Ros Asquith

How are you feeling today? Happy? Sad? Excited? Scared? We all experience lots of different emotions, sometimes angry or silly, sometimes jealous or upset;sometimes lonely or worried. However you feel, sharing and talking about your feelings will make you feel better. This fresh, optimistic look at all the feelings we experience explores feelings in family life, at school and everywhere with warmth, wit and sensitivity. Featuring lots of different children in various situations, brief text captions and questions and plenty of humour, this is the go to book to learn about feelings.

31x23cm  40 pages  $27.95  
Book

Grouchies

Debbie Wagenbach, Steve Mack

Want can you do when the grouchies take hold? Do you grouch and grump at everyone you meet throughout the day? Does that help you get your way? Through engaging rhyme and colorful illustrations, this fun, easy-to-read story shows kids how to chase away their grumpy mood. Children will learn how to recognise and understand the affect negativity can have on others - including their family and friends - and how to change grumpy behavior and what outcomes might just result from positive thinking. A "Note to Parents" is included.

20x25cm  32 pages  $19.95  
Book

Hands Are Not for Hitting

Martine Agassi

In this gentle, encouraging book, psychologist Agassi helps young children understand they are capable of positive, loving actions. Simple words and warm, inviting full-color illustrations reinforce the underlying concepts: violence is never okay, and children can learn to manage their anger.

23x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
Book

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Carol McCloud, David Messing

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis. Publisher Marketing: Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

20x27cm  32 pages  $18.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

If Nathan Were Here

Mary Bahr

This gentle picture book explores the grief of a young boy whose best friend has died. As he goes about the things he does in a day, he thinks about how it would be if Nathan were still present. The teacher is able to instigate some activities that help the class express their grief. One of the few books that deals with the death of a friend in childhood.

25x20cm  32 pages  $15.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Invisible Boy

Trudy Ludwig

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

26x21cm  32 pages  $27.00  
Book

Juice Box Bully

Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others

Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy

Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete's new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about "The Promise." Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make "The Promise"?

23x23cm  32 pages  $16.00  
Book

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  
Book

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake

With unmitigated honesty, a touch of humor, and sensitive illustrations by Quentin Blake, award-winning author Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.

29x22cm  32 pages  $17.00  
Book

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Lauren Alderfer, Kerry Lee MacLean, illus

When the story begins Monkey is not so mindful. He encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Peaceful Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the joy of doing things in the moment, without distraction, and with peaceful and happy mind.
Introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a delightful way.

32 pages  $32.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Recess Queen

Alexis O'Neill, Laura Huiska-Beith

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

29x24cm  32 pages  $34.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Say Hello

Jack & Michael Foreman

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

24x25cm  32 pages  $18.95  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Sorry!

Trudy Ludwig

Jack's friend Sam seems to know how to get away with just about anything. Adults always back down when you say you're sorry, but does an apology count if you don't really mean it?

32 pages  $29.00  
Book

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  
Book

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  
Book

Voices in the Park

Anthony Browne

The four seasons in a city park are represented by apes in human clothing: a rich, uptight woman in the fall; a sad, unemployed man in the winter; the woman's lonely boy in the spring; the man's joyful daughter in the summer. Each one sees the place and the others differently, yet together the voices tell a story.

32 pages  $19.95  
Book

Way I Feel

Janan Cain

This full color book is filled with vivid, expressive illustrations that help children ages 2 to 8 describe their emotions and understand that feelings are a normal part of life.

26x23cm  32 pages  $32.00  
Book

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  
Book

Worry Glasses

Overcoming Anxiety

Donalisa Helsley

For ages 3-9... Do you find yourself worrying about almost everything? Do your worries seem extra large? MJ knows the feeling. She's a big worry wart. Visit with MJ as she learns how to take off her "Worry Glasses" and take control of her anxiety.

22x22cm  32 pages  $25.00  
Book

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  
Book

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Stretch It, Shape It

JoAnn Deak, Sarah Ackerley, illus

Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you re at a pool strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver!
This fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their Fantastic, Elastic Brain!
And remember making mistakes is one of the best ways to stretch your brain!

26x26cm  32 pages  $32.00  
Book

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  
Footer