Is there such a thing as a 'normal' family? Is one family better than another? Of course the answer to these questions is no, but children are often led to believe otherwise. Young people need to understand and appreciate that when it comes to families, they are all different! One of the world's most influential and loved authors of educational children's books, Dr. Sol Gordon has created an uplifting book for young people age four and older who are curious about just what it means to be part of a family. Some children, he explains, live with both parents, while others live with one or with step- or foster parents. Nowadays, we also find children being reared by aunts, uncles, or grandparents, as well as same-sex couples. The variety of possibilities is rich in its diversity. Separations, divorce, abuse, neglect, and sibling rivalries are an unfortunate part of life, but, Gordon emphasizes, they are not the child's fault. While the many illustrations show a variety of family situations to stimulate awareness and acceptance, the text places importance on children knowing they are loved by their family members-whoever they may be-and that no one's family is perfect. But children can play a very special and important role in making their home a happier one: 'It's up to you to be the best person you can be and doing well in school will help you to be a better adult, or parent, when you grow up,' Gordon says.
Following on from the successful Have you seen my Potty, Suzy Sue and her animal friends now star in this wonderfully witty book about manners. This is the story of Suzy Sue and the fateful day when she went 'ATCHOO!'. Suzy Sue sneezes but forgets to cover her mouth. The animals are astounded and decide it's time to teach her some manners. More info
In this story, an “incident” occurs in the boys’ toilet, involving Gary who is new to Miss Martin’s class. Miss Martin teaches her students the “five private rules” which are designed to help keep them safe at home, at school, in fact anywhere they go. The author, Holly-ann Martin, who has over 30 years experience in teaching protective behaviours, wrote this book to help parents, carers, teachers and educators discuss the issue of child-to-child sexual abuse with the children in their care. Increasingly, Holly had been contacted by childcare centres and... More info
Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 3 to 8 When a group of desert children invite their school teacher, Mrs White, home for dinner to show her why their homework is always grubby, no-one expects what is to come! They are happily showing Mrs White their higgledy piggledy garden when suddenly a big red sand storm comes billowing over the hill. Sand and spinifex whips at their legs and flies at their heads. They can hardly see through the storm. They hurry back home, only to discover that everything... More info