Somebody Cares explores the feelings and thoughts many kids have when they've had to look out for themselves or be alone much of the time. A useful book to read with a caring adult - such as a parent, foster parent, kinship parent, or therapist - Somebody Cares reassures children who have experienced neglect that they are not to blame for what happened in their family, and that they can feel good about themselves for many reasons.
It takes time for kids to get used to changes in their family or living situation, even when they are good changes. This book will help kids learn some ways to feel safer, more relaxed, and more confident. An extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers, including a list of helpful resources, is available.
Susan Farber Straus, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist who has worked for the past 27 years with young children, many of whom have been neglected or experienced other forms of trauma. Following her education at Cornell University and Ohio State, and internship at McLean Hospital, she worked in both private practice and residential treatment settings. She is currently senior psychologist at Catholic Charities Child and Family Services in Baltimore, Maryland. She and her husband have two daughters, now grown, and three grandchildren.
Claire Keay lives in the south of England where she works from her small studio at home illustrating children's books and greeting cards.
What 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 colourful 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 behaviour and what outcomes might just result from positive thinking. It contains an extensive and useful... More info
In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us -- from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps -- encouraging us to take life in our stride! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes a perfect gift for anyone was is starting a new phase in life, for ages 00 – 99, from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! More info
Publish date: May 2014 This is a book about me and my pet. My pet is an important part of my family – here are all the reasons why! Use the photo frame provided to display your favourite photo of you and your special pet. Record all your pet’s antics in this beautifully illustrated record book. From your pets favourite food, to your favourite games to play together, this book is a unique record of you and your furry or feathered friend. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator... More info