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  • Laugh and Learn Series: See You Later, Procrastinator!

    Laugh and Learn Series: See You Later, Procrastinator!

    by Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Ve

    Kids today are notorious for putting things off—it’s easy for homework and chores to take a backseat to playing video games, hanging out with friends, watching television, or surfing online. Full-colour cartoons and kid-friendly text teach kids how to get motivated, stay motivated, and get things done. Kids learn 12 reasons why people procrastinate and 12 Procrastination Busters that can help 20 ways to kiss procrastination good-bye Tips for avoiding setbacks like the dreaded Domino Effect Mighty Motivators Fun Rewards to keep them on track. See You Later, Procrastinator! Gives kids lots...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Siblings You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

    Laugh and Learn Series: Siblings You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

    by Elizabeth Verdick

    Turn sibling rivalry into positive sibling relationships with this fun, humorous pocket guide for kids. Brothers and sisters can make for great friends, and it’s nice to have someone who’ll love you no matter what. But kids know that sibling relationships can be hard when problems of fairness, jealousy, conflict, tattling, privacy, and other things come up—and they usually do. This book teaches kids how to deal with sibling rivalry and more, including special situations such as siblings with special needs, step-siblings, and adopted siblings. Loaded with specific ways to...

  • Laugh and Learn Series: Stress can really get on your nerves!

    Laugh and Learn Series: Stress can really get on your nerves!

    by Elizabeth Verdick and Trevor R

    More kids than ever feel worried, stressed out and anxious every day. Their parents and teachers may not know—because kids don’t want to talk about it, or they don’t know how to put their worries into words. Their “secret stress” surfaces as stomach aches, headaches, fatigue, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, and an inability to concentrate. These and other stress-related symptoms can have a negative effect on school performance, family life, and friendships. This book is a helping hand for kids and an eye-opener for adults. Reassuring words, silly...

  • My Dad's a Birdman

    My Dad's a Birdman

    by David Almond

    *No refund on this item - Was $17.50* *Reduced by 15% - Now $14.85* Flight as a metaphor for love's transcendence over grief takes a new form in this comic piece of magical realism. In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite...

  • Other Brother

    Other Brother

    by Simon French

    * * *No refund on this item: Was: $18.95* *Reduced by 20% - Now $15.15* *Classroom Ideas* Kieran wants to be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. He wants to fit in. But then his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn’t know anything about fitting in - he looks different, he wears the wrong clothes, and he says weird things. Kieran just wants to ignore Bon, but soon he is forced to make a choice. Which is more important - being popular,...

  • Out of This World - Tiglos vs. Secca Ma

    Out of This World - Tiglos vs. Secca Ma

    by Youthlight

    *No refund on this item: Was: $14.10* *Reduced by 20% - Now $11.20* This FULL-COLOUR comic book is part of the Out Of This World Comic Book and Activity-Based Guidance Series for Kids. In issue #2 after being captured by Secca Ma Max and the gang has to find a way to break out of the compound in which they are being held. Meanwhile Tiglos is questioned by Secca Ma and we find out that they used to be good friends. Until Secca Ma began bullying Tiglos that...

  • Relax Kids: The Magic Box

    Relax Kids: The Magic Box

    by Marneta Viegas

    A book full of magical meditations to enhance your child's mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The Magic Box is full of creative visualisations, meditations and relaxations. Children can imagine they are on a tropical island, flying into space, in a hot air balloon, time travelling and leaving their worries on the worry tree. The book is combines fantasy story meditations with deep relaxations, simple mindfulness exercises and positive affirmations. It is a great way to introduce meditation and mindfulness to young children. The Magic Box is a highly imaginative and captivating...

  • The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire

    The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire

    by Dharmachari Nagaraja

    Beautifully illustrated, charming and fun, this is a delightful collection of 18 stories guaranteed to entertain and encourage your kids Practising Buddhist and master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while at the same time conveying basic life lessons that will help children to develop their personality, deal with their anxieties, and find peace and confidence as they grow up. The stories explore themes from the Eightfold Path, which is Buddhism's practical route to a happy life. Topics covered, with the lightest of touches, include speaking in a...

  • To God on a Magic Carpet: Meditating with Children

    To God on a Magic Carpet: Meditating with Children

    by Sister Anthony

    “To God on a Magic Carpet” will help children meditate as a form of prayer. Children will be lead step-by-step on how to do the meditation through the act of listening, awareness, breathing, mantra, and lifting (to become conscious and aware of the in-dwelling God). There are a total of four meditation themes. *Contents:* Forward Listening Awareness Breathing 1 Breathing 2 Visualisation 1 – Inviting the sun Visualisation 2 – Meeting Jesus Mantra The lift 1 The lift 2 Magic Carpet A visit to Mary A...

  • Toppling

    Toppling

    by Sally Murphy

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $17.95* *Reduced by 20% - now $14.35* A moving and triumphant illustrated verse novel about childhood illness and support for friends. John is obsessed with dominoes. But not with playing the traditional game, he is obsessed with toppling. He spends hours setting up spirals, ramps, patterns and lines of dominoes all for that satisfying toppling beginning with a small push in the right direction; everything falls as it is meant to. When John’s friend Dom falls sick and...

  • Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

    Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

    by Donald Meyer

    In Views From Our Shoes, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The children whose essays are featured here range from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to-understand definitions of many...

  • When I Am Happiest

    When I Am Happiest

    by Rose Lagercrantz

    My happy life and My heart is laughing are the first two books about Dani, her dad and best friend Ella. They offer a wonderful insight into the day-to-day life of a young girl as she begins to find her way in the world. In Rose Lagercrantz’s latest story, When I am happiest it begins with the second-to-last day of school. Dani is so happy that she begins to write a book all about how happy she is. However, suddenly Dani’s world is turned upside down when her...

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