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  • 12 Annoying Monsters - Self-Talk for Kids with Anxiety

    12 Annoying Monsters - Self-Talk for Kids with Anxiety

    by Dawn Meredith

    So, you’re a bit anxious sometimes. Or perhaps a lot. That’s OK! You are not alone. Lots and lots of people feel anxious at times. Read on! This book will explain: What anxiety actually is Why it’s a natural thing your body does to protect you How you can learn to switch it off when it gets overpowering - Wouldn’t that be awesome? You don’t have to be afraid of anxiety. You can control it. Let’s begin with what happens inside your body. It all starts...

  • Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal With Bullies

    Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal With Bullies

    by Catherine Depino

    Gus nudged his friend. 'Want to meet someone with blue cheese breath and stinky feet? Hey, Blue Cheese Breath, give me your homework so I can copy it.' I looked into Gus's mean green eyes... Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help...

  • Buddha at Bedtime: tales of love and wisdom for you to read with your child to enchant, enlighten, and inspire

    Buddha at Bedtime: tales of love and wisdom for you to read with your child to enchant, enlighten, and inspire

    by Dharmachari Nagaraja

    Beautifully illustrated, charming and fun, this is an delightful collection of 20 bedtime stories guaranteed to entertain and encourage your kids Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can have a negative impact on their development. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child to face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book re-tells 20 ancient...

  • Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children

    Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children

    by Tricia Riordan

    Much research has been done into the benefits of touch for children. Touch can relax a child’s mind and body, increase their attentiveness and boost the immune system, among many other benefits. Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children has been developed with a child’s language in mind. Storytelling is a wonderful method of communicating with children during massage. The 50 easy to use massage stories in this book offer children the opportunity for individual attention which can enhance a child’s awareness of being loved, respected and safe which in turn boosts self-esteem. It...

  • Dude, that’s Rude!

    Dude, that’s Rude!

    by Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Ve

    Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-colour cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behaviour in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners and the essentials of etiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but its serious stuff: Manners for kids are major...

  • Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

    Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

    by Carol McCloud

    Do you know you have an invisible bucket which is filled with all of your good thoughts and feelings? If you're new to the concepts of bucket filling and bucket dipping, then this award-winning book is for you. This award-winning sequel to Have You Filled a Bucket Today? features easy-to-read chapters, colourful illustrations, and daily questions to help readers become better bucket fillers and give them the tools to live a life filled with happiness. For Ages 9 and Up *Winner of Eighteen Awards:* 2010 - Honourable Mention,...

  • Indigo Dreaming: Meditations for Children Book

    Indigo Dreaming: Meditations for Children Book

    by Amy Hamilton

    Imagine… Flying a dragon over a huge mountain, riding a sea horse to the lost city of Atlantis, or being a superhero with magical powers. Imagine learning how to make magical thought-balloons or to use the enchanted sleeping cloak for a peaceful night’s sleep. This is the world of Indigo Dreaming.* Indigo Dreaming: A Book of Meditations for Children* is a fun and magical way to introduce children to relaxation and meditation. The book contains 49 fully guided meditations for children aged five to twelve. It is an ideal resource for...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

    Laugh and Learn Series: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

    by Trevor Romain

    Bullies are mean. Bullies are scary. Bullies are a pain in the brain—and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. This book blends humour with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies. Trevor Romain reassures kids that they're not alone and it's not their fault if a bully decides to pick on them. He explains that some people are bullies and describes realistic ways to become "Bully-Proof," stop bullies from hurting others, and get help in dangerous situations. And if bullies happen to read this...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave

    Laugh and Learn Series: Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave

    by Elizabeth Verdick

    Help kids make smarter choices at home and at school with this kid-friendly book that takes a positive approach to behaviour problems. Better behaviour isn’t just about making adults happy. When kids make better behaviour choices, they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. That leads to self-control, awareness, and a positive outlook, so things go better for kids. Light-hearted yet supportive and frank, with full-colour cartoons and humorous text, this book helps readers learn to make thoughtful, deliberate, positive...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Get Organized Without Losing It

    Laugh and Learn Series: Get Organized Without Losing It

    by Janet Fox

    Kids today have a lot to keep track of—and keep organized. Schoolwork, friends, activities, chores…rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks…and what about fun? Here’s friendly, practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff—without going overboard or being totally obsessed. Tips, techniques, strategies, and examples empower kids to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, handle homework, prepare for tests, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success. Lists and steps make it doable; jokes and cartoons make it...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: How to Do Homework without Throwing Up

    Laugh and Learn Series: How to Do Homework without Throwing Up

    by Trevor Romain

    "Everybody who goes to school does homework. You are not alone. And they feel just as sick as you do when they have to do it." Trevor Romain knows how horrible homework can be, and kids will see this right away as they page through this book, grin at the cartoons, and smile at Trevor's funny insights while getting the homework help they need. Meanwhile, they'll discover valuable truths and pointers about homework: "People who say homework is a waste of time don't know what they are talking about."...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: How to take the GRRRR out of Anger

    Laugh and Learn Series: How to take the GRRRR out of Anger

    by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie

    Anger is a part of life. We can’t avoid it, we shouldn’t stuff it and we can’t make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to...

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