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Am I A Fish? The Magic of Decisions. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Am I A Fish?  highlights the concept of decision making as a privilege children have to shape their world in whatever manner they wish. Through memorable rhymes and colorful illustrations, children are introduced to cause-and-effect relationships, and explore judgement, emotionality and compassion, all toward distinguishing one's self intentionally through decisions. This book is ideal for caregivers, educators, child support workers and therapists to discuss impact, relationality and self identity, particularly in empowering children to shape the world in which they want to live.


Am I A Rabbit? The Liberation of Fear. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Am I A Rabbit? explores the concept of fear and the anxiety that surrounds it. Using rhymes and engaging illustrations, the book loosens the grip that fear creates, provides tangible tools to re-perceive scary things, and motivates children to move past fearful interpretations by means of intellectualized grounding techniques. This book is ideal for caregivers, educators, child support workers and therapists to approach fears delicately and from different perspectives, helping children to distinguish between useful and defeating fears, then deflating the fear while inflating the esteem and critical thinking of the child.


Am I A Sheep? The Courage of Individualism. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Am I A Sheep? supports children to evaluate their individuality, in spite of peer and conforming pressures, in a manner that builds confidence and positive self-esteem. The book emphasizes the merits of self awareness and authentic experiences using supportive language, engaging rhymes, and colourful imagery. This book is ideal for caregivers, educators, child support workers and therapists to discuss individualism with children, to emphasize how finding strength to pursue their innate and healthy desires and dreams can result in freedom and joy of great depth.

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Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $20.95

This engaging story helps children learn progressive muscle relaxation — to quiet the mind, relax the body, let go of anger and pain, and fall asleep peacefully.


Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs by Alan Katz and David Catrow. $22.99

Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire Alan Katz has done it again! Turning his attention to the subject of good and bad manners, he has created a hilarious new guide to manners that kids will love to follow — laughing all the way! With brilliantly funny pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this new collection promises hours of well-mannered silly dillyness for kids everywhere!


Baditude! What to Do When Your Life Stinks! Julia Cook, $17.95

Noodle learns how to turn his 'have tos' into 'get tos' and his baditude into graditude! 

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Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You. Rebecca Kajander & Timothy Culbert, $10.95

Learn how to be fit and healthy — inside and out — with these easy skills, tips and ideas.

 


Be Who You Are. Todd Parr, $23.49

Be who you are!

Be proud of where you're from.

Be a different color. Speak your language.

Wear everything you need to be you.


Being the Best of Me Series, Cheri Meiners, illustrated by Elizabeth Allen, $17.99 each (ages 4-8)

Upbeat and true-to-life, these books inspire and guide preschool and primary-age children to accept and believe in themselves, ask for what they need, solve problems, show kindness to others, and make good decisions. Each book includes an activity guide for parents and teachers to use, with discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce the lessons from the book.

Be Positive!

Bounce Back! A Book about Resilience.

Feel Confident!

Forgive and Let Go! A Book about Forgiveness.

Have Courage! A Book about Being Brave.

Stand Tall! A Book about Integrity.

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Being Me: a Kid’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem. Wendy Moss, $13.95

BEING ME is loaded with tips and advice for taking on everyday challenges and for building up your confidence and self-esteem. Come on! Take a peek inside and find lots of ways to explore your strengths and feel more confident in school, with your friends... with everything!


The Big Red Bird and the Red Feather Game: a Book about Calming & Self-Control Skills for Children When They Are Upset. Cindy Wetzel, illustrated by Poppy Moon, $21.50 (GR 4-8)

The Big Red Bird becomes very upset after she notices some children yelling, arguing and name calling at one another. Big Red Bird knows howto help herself calm down whenever she is upset,  and she teaches the children how to use this skill using some of her red feathers.

This book provides a fun, unforgettable way children can improve their self-regulation when they are upset, or feel an urge to act out. It is a valuable resource for children who have difficulties with impulse control. Included are several worksheets at the end to reinforce the lesson. The book also includes game instructions and a package with some real red feathers for “The Red Feather Game.” This can be played by one or more children and will enhance the techniques learned from the story.


The Boat Star. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Boat Star is a therapeutic story about dealing with a painful loss and taking comfort in good memories. In this poignant story, a boy loses a special feather and goes on a magical journey to try to recover it. Although he doesn’t find his feather, he is comforted by the memory of the feather and realises he will feel better over time.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss bereavement and coming to terms with feelings of loss with children.

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Boom... Boom... Boom... a Story to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence. Marsha Jacobson, Illustrated by Troy Brooks, $14.99 (ages 4 to 10)

With the help of her mother, Gabi searches her house trying to discover the source of a scary noise. What she discovers is quite unexpected...


A Box of Butterflies. Jo Rooks, $23.50 (ages 3-6)

Ruby describes emotions to her Robot, who doesn’t know what they are or how they feel. She teaches him what each feels like (“love feels like a box of butterflies!”) and when she feels them (“I sometimes feel that way when I’m told no more TV!”). This book is an introduction to social-emotional learning and affective education for kids. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that helps parents introduce and identify emotions for children.


A Boy and a Bear: the Children's Relaxation Book. Lori Lite, Illustrated by M. Hartigan, $17.50

This gentle, hypnotically repetitive story to read aloud at bedtime, teaches a simple "circular breathing" technique for relaxation. The technique, once learned, can be used by children at any time. (ages 3-10)


The Boy Who Longed to Look at the Sun. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Boy who Longed to Look at the Sun is a therapeutic story about self-care. It tells the story of a boy who loves playing outside and becomes fixated with looking at the sun, even though he has been warned it can hurt his eyes. Eventually the boy realises that his priorities have become skewed and he needs to look after his own well-being. The story teaches children the importance of looking after yourself and understanding what is or is not healthy.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss the importance of well-being and self-care with children.

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Bubble Gum Brain: Ready, Get Mindset... GROW! Julia Cook, $14.50 (ages 4-8)

Meet Bubble Gum Brain and Brick Brain, two kids with two VERY different mindsets. Bubble Gum Brain likes to have fun adventures, learn new things, and doesn’t worry about making great mistakes. Brick Brain is convinced that things are just fine the way they are and there’s not much he can do to change them, so why try? When Bubble Gum Brain shows Brick Brain how to peel off his wrapper, Brick Brain begins to realize just how much more fun school... and life... can be!

This creative story teaches children (and adults) the valuable lesson that becoming is better than being, which can open the door to a whole new world of possibilities!


Citizenship Series, by Cassie Mayer (Grades 1 – 2)

Books in this series introduce character values that are an important part of good citizenship. Each book uses playful, engaging illustrations to show situations that demonstrate positive behavior. The books end by asking students to wonder how they may behave to demonstrate each characteristic.

Being a Leader. $8.95

Being Helpful. $8.95

Being Fair. $8.95

Following Rules. $8.95

Being Responsible. $8.95

Being Honest. $8.95

 

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Clark the Shark. Bruce Hale, illustrated by Guy Francis, $21.99

Clark the Shark loves life so much! But sometimes he has difficulty regulating himself, and his enthusiasm overwhelms his friends. Sometimes Clark the Shark is too loud, plays too hard, eats too fast or too much. How can he learn to cool it?


COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

There are many kinds of courage. Awesome kinds and everyday kinds. Courage is …


The Day the Sky Fell In. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Day the Sky Fell In is a therapeutic story about letting go of worries and emotional baggage. When a determined girl climbs a difficult path up a cliff, the sky rains down mystery objects on her which she catches and carries with her. Her journey becomes more and more difficult and when she arrives at the top of the cliff she is too weighed down to slide down to the sea, the very place she wants to get to. By letting go of things she doesn’t really need, the girl feels lighter and is able to follow her valued direction.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss with children what we value as important in life and how we can let go of things we don’t need, such as unhealthy or unhelpful feelings, thoughts or behaviours.

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Dear Girl: a Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! Amy Krause Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, illustrated by Holly Hatam, $21.99

Dear Girl is a remarkable love letter written for the special girl in your life. Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she's great just the way she is — whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops. Dear Girl encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are — inside and out.


Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip. Frank Sileo, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin, $21.50

Did you hear Eric picks his nose?

Did you hear Alexa has eleven toes?

On the playground, between friends, or in school... gossip and playful chit-chat is a common occurrence.

This bright and active story encourages children to put themselves in another's shoes and consider the effect of their words. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that discusses the motivations behind gossip and what adults can do to combat it.


The Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope with Disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome). K.I. Al-Ghani, Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani, $22.95

The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively?

The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Say No! Ilona Lammertink & Lucie Georger, $23.50 (ages 4 to 9)

Jill loves playing with her friends, but sometimes she doesn’t want to do what they want to do. Jill’s afraid if she says “no” and doesn’t go along with her friends, they won’t like her anymore. So she keeps quiet. How will Jill learn to say “no” and feel good about it?


Ellie Jelly and the Massive Mum Meltdown. Sarah Naish, illustrated by Kate Grimshaw, $21.95 (ages 3-7)

Ellie Jelly wakes up hungry and ready for breakfast, but Mum is busy with her little sister Grace. Ellie tries to get Mum's attention: she bangs the table, she makes loud singing noises, but it's no good. Finally she decides to make her own breakfast, picking up the heavy milk carton and — OH NO — spilling the milk all over the table and the floor! Mum gets really angry and shouts at Ellie — Ellie feels all wobbly and her chest is banging — will Ellie Jelly and Mum ever be friends again?

This book will helps children aged 3-7 to understand why parents sometimes get angry, and that they don't always mean what they mean when they are cross. Ellie's mum loves her more than the whole wide world.


Enemy Pie. Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King, $23.99

It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: ENEMY PIE. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

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Everybody Feels Angry! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Happy! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Sad! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Scared! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Each book focuses on a different emotion, looking at why children may feel a certain way and how they can deal with their feelings. These sensitive stories reassure young readers and provide them with a vocabulary which helps them to express and understand their feelings as they grow up and encounter different situations. 'Story words' in each book explain words simply and gently.


Everyone Matters: a First Look at Respect for Others. Pat Thomas, $8.99 (JK- Gr.3)

Children learn that having respect means treating everyone fairly. But there are some types of respect that each person must earn for themselves — by keeping promises, by being honest in what they say and do, and being polite and respectful to others. Most important of all, boys and girls learn that people who are different deserve just as much respect as close friends.


Feeling Shy. Kay Barnham, illustrated by Mike Gordon, $18.99 (ages 5-9)

Lily is good at noticing when others are feeling shy and helping them overcome their shyness. Lily helps a new student break out of her shell, urges a friend to join in at a party, and coaxes her sister to socialize when her sister’s feeling bashful. Then Lily goes to a new club by herself, and it’s her turn to feel timid. Can she follow her own example and move past her shy feelings?

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Feelings. Aliki, $9.99 (JK- Gr.3)

Happy, sad, shy, excited — how do you feel? Sometimes it's hard to explain your feelings. Share this book with a friend and you'll both feel terrific!


First Time Series

There’s a first time for everything! Young children’s lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them enjoyable and rewarding. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage confidence on young children as they try new things.

Nursery. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Big Day Out. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Sleepover. Jess Stockham, $6.99
Baby Sitter. Jess Stockham, $6.99


Friendshape: an Uplifting Celebration of Friendship. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, $20.99

Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals.

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The Giggly Guide to How to Behave. Philippe Jalbert, $19.95 (ages 4-6)

Mind your manners! There's more to good manners than just saying "please" and "thank you"! With 44 simple rules on how to behave, and how not to behave, this giggly guidebook shows you exactly what it means to have good manners, and what happens when you don't follow the rules of good behavior.

Kids and their parents will giggle their way through this clever and colorful guide on polite behavior, and are sure to want the companion book on how to behave at school, too!


The Giggly Guide to How to Behave at School. Philippe Jalbert, $19.95 (ages 4-6)

Wondering what to expect on your first day of school? With 44 simple rules on how to behave, and how not to behave, at school, this giggly guidebook shows you exactly what it means to be the perfect student, and what happens when you're not.


The Girl Who Collected Her Own Echo. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Girl who Collected Her Own Echo is a therapeutic story about finding friendship. In the story, a little girl lives by herself and loves to sing. One day whilst she is singing in a mysterious cave, she thinks that her echo must be the sound of other children singing, but she is too shy to approach them. When she meets a boy who loved hearing her sing but was too shy to approach her, she realises that they were both lonely and they can sing together as friends.

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Glad Monster Sad Monster: a Book about Feelings. Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda, $16.99 (JK- Gr.3)

Glad, sad, silly, mad — monsters have all kinds of different feelings! In this innovative die-cut book, featuring a snazzy foil cover, you'll try on funny masks as you walk through the wide range of moods all little monsters (and kids!) experience. Here's a fun, interactive way to explore the many different ways we feel!


The Goodnight Caterpillar: the Ultimate Bedtime Story. Lori Lite, $18.95 (PS- Gr.4)

The Goodnight Caterpillar is a relaxation story introducing young children to passive progressive muscular relaxation and breathing. Progressive muscle relaxation focuses awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. The caterpillar teaches the child how to relax, unwind, and see things more clearly. This story is shorter making it ideal for younger children or those with a shorter attention span.


Grow Happy. Jon Lasser & Sage Foster-Llasser, illustratd by Christopher Lyles, $22.50 (ages 4-8)

Kiko grows happiness: by making good choices, taking care of her body and mind, paying attention to her feelings, problem solving, and spending time with family and friends. This story will help kids learn that they can play a pivotal role in creating their own happiness, just like Kiko.

A Note to Parents and Other Caregivers provides more strategies for helping children learn how to grow happiness.


Grumpy Monkey. Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang, $23.99 (ages 3-7)

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it — how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice... and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?

In this lively picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings — and the danger in suppressing them — Suzanne and Max Lang demonstrate to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings.

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Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: an Honest Look at Lying. Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, $18.95 (ages 8-12)

Do you believe in telling the truth? Sure you do. But even that’s a lie — because we all lie. Whether to protect a friend, to make someone feel better, or to avoid telling even bigger lies later, lying is actually central to human nature. Usually we’re taught that lying is bad, and that’s that. But in reality, it’s rarely so black and white. Why do we lie? What types of lies are there? What are the consequences of lying? What methods are used to detect lies? And when is it okay or even good to lie?

From forgeries and hoaxes to plagiarism and placebos, Half-Truths and Brazen Lies offers historical anecdotes, scientific studies, and socio-cultural analyses to help unpack the complex world of untruths. Told in a witty, conversational tone with an index and full-color illustrations, the book takes a thorough, nuanced approach to a fascinating aspect of human behavior.


Happy. Mies Van Hout, $20.50

Dive into this beautiful book and be swept along with some remarkable fish; from curious to sad; from shy to proud, and from angry to happy.


A Happy Hat. Cecil Kim, illustrated by Joo-Kyung Kim, $13.50

A HAPPY HAT is a sweet and upbeat tale of resilience, optimism, and hope. The life story of a hat — a very happy hat — and its various owners illustrates how dealing with disappointments and stressful situations is crucial to one’s well-being.

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Carol McCloud, illustrated by David Messing, $12.95

Through sweet simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis.


Hold Your Temper Tiger. Carol Roth, illustrated by Rashin, $23.95 (ages 3-6)

Little Tiger has a temper! He stomps his paws, cries, and growls when he doesn't want to do something. But when his mom says “Hold your temper or else,” Little Tiger has to make some changes. Where will he hold his temper? In his pocket... in his underwear?


The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon is a therapeutic story about feeling stressed. In the story, a hot air balloon is so hot and bothered that he is stuck high up in the air. With the help of a friendly puffin, the hot air balloon is able to come down to earth feeling better and more relaxed. The story teaches children about how we can use relaxation and mindfulness techniques when we are feeling stressed, and the benefits of finding an outlet for our emotional distress.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss the importance of relaxation, therapeutic outlets and dealing with stress.

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Hot Stuff to Help Kids Cheer Up: the Depression and Self-Esteem Workbook. Jerry Wilde, $19.99 (ages 9-12)

This handy guide is designed to give kids the tools they need to work through their depression and self-esteem issues in a way that’s positive and effective. Author Jerry Wilde has used his experience as a school psychologist to create a workbook that is proven effective in giving kids the tools to break out of the rut of feeling bad. Kids will learn:

  • How to think differently so they can feel differently
  • What causes depression and low self-esteem
  • How to stop worrying about what other people think
  • Ways to cheer themselves up when they are feeling low
  • And much more…!

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: the Anger Management Book. Jerry Wilde, $13.95

This book offers a unique approach to one of the most pressing problems of our time…anger in children and adolescents. Child psychologist, Jerry Wilde, speaks directly to kids in a language they can easily understand.

More Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: the Anger and Stress Management Book. Jerry Wilde, $12.95

This follow-up to the original "Hot Stuff" provides kids with new ideas to cope with anger and hostility. This book also contains information on managing stress, which is an important part of any anger management program.

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less: the Anxiety Management Book. Jerry Wilde & Jack Wilde, $13.95

HOT STUFF TO HELP KIDS WORRY LESS is a practical, activity-based guide to help children and young adolescents who struggle with anxiety.


How Do I Stand In Your Shoes? A Story & Worksheets about Empathy. Susan DeBell, $21.50

Miranda Peabody had no patience for the other students in class and just didn’t understand why they couldn’t be as smart and talented as she was. Her teacher, Mrs. Klemp, suggested that she try to understand other people by “standing in their shoes.” After much searching, she learns the true meaning of “standing in someone else’s shoes” and having empathy for others. This full-color, illustrated storybook for grades PK-4 includes discussion questions as well as activities to enhance learning about empathy.

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How Do You Doodle? Drawing My Feelings and Emotions. Elise Gravel, $17.95 (ages 6-10)

Meet Otti, Ugga, and Flibb — they like to doodle. They doodle all the time! They doodle when they are mad, they doodle when they are glad, and they doodle when they are sad. They doodle just about anything they want!

HOW DO YOU DOODLE is a drawing book for kids to help them get in touch with and learn to express their emotions. The book is divided up into different fun doodle activities such as “name your feelings,” “what do you feel when,” and “how does it feel when” to help readers start thinking about what they experience when they are feeling an emotion. HOW DO YOU DOODLE can be used alone, or in association with a therapist or parent to help kids better realize and understand their emotional responses to situations, and to help promote better emotional health. A "Note to Parents" is included.


How Monsters Wish to Feel. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

How Monsters Wish to Feel is a therapeutic story about a journey to develop emotional resilience. Through the analogy of monsters, it depicts a tale of how a child’s needs can sometimes become distorted, so that the needs we see expressed through outward behaviour (the monster) mask the true, hidden emotional needs that go unmet. The story also alludes to the importance of focusing on the strengths and protective factors in a child’s life, rather than the problems and risks, in order to promote emotional resilience.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss emotional resilience with children.


How to Be a Big Kid. $16.99 (ages 2-5)

Being little is hard work. There's so much for children to learn: tying their shoelaces, finding the right hole for each arm in a sweater, remembering to say "please" and "thank you," sharing toys with other children, and a whole bunch of other things, too. Then they're expected to go to school and learn even more. How to be a Big Kid is here to help children learn the skills they need to take care of themselves, get along with others, and be ready to go on their first day of school.

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How to Defeat Dragons. Catherine Leblanc & Roland Garrigue, $8.99

They breathe fire, wield sharp claws, flap their giant wings... even the bravest knights can be afraid of dragons. In this helpful book, you will find all the unbeatable tricks for destroying these scary, scaly beasts. How to Defeat Dragons will help you banish your fears — and have fun doing it!


How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $12.95

Everyone gets angry sometimes. But if you're angry a lot… or stay angry for a long time… or get in trouble for getting angry… or don't like the way anger makes you act or feel…

Pre-teens and young teens will find this a user-friendly, non-condescending, guide to anger and stress issues; and will learn a variety of techniques for anticipating, avoiding and reducing anger problems. Additional resources for kids and parents are listed in the back.


The Hugging Tree: a Story about Resilience. Jill Neimark, $13.95

The Hugging Tree tells the story of a little tree growing all alone on a cliff, by a vast and mighty sea. Through thundering storms and the cold of winter, the tree holds fast. Sustained by the natural world and the kindness and compassion of one little boy, eventually the tree grows until it can hold and shelter others.

The resilience of the Hugging Tree calls to mind the potential in all of us: to thrive, despite times of struggle and difficulty. To nurture the little spark of hope and resolve. To dream and to grow, just where we are. A Note to Parents and Caregivers by Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, provides more information about resilience, and guidelines for building resilience in children.


I Can Make a Difference: a First Look at Setting a Good Example. Pat Thomas, $8.50 (JK- Gr.3)

Boys and girls learn that they can set a good example by behaving well and treating other people with kindness. The best way for children to set a good example is to treat others in the same way that they want to be treated themselves. They can do many little things to set a good example, such as offering to help others and protecting those who are smaller or weaker than they are.

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I Can't Believe You Said That! My Story about Using My Social Filter... Or Not! Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $14.95; Activity Guide $27.95

RJ is a youngster who always says what he thinks no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. RJ doesn’t realize his words are wrong. He thinks he’s just speaking the truth and offering feedback. RJ learns how to use a social filter before he speaks and to give positive feedback, or none at all. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn’t have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better!


I Miss My Pet: a First Look at When a Pet Dies. Pat Thomas, $8.99

This reassuring picture book explores the issue of the death of a pet in a simple yet realistic way.


I Spy with My Grateful Eye: My First Gratitude Journal. Elaheh Bos, $13.95 (ages 4+)

A great first journal for any child to start introducing the concept of gratitude. This journal helps children:

  • Become familiar with the concept of gratitude
  • Focus on the beauty, happiness and abundance that surrounds them
  • Fill up their emotional bucket
  • Create a visual record of good memories, emotions and drawings

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I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations. Louise Hay & Kristina Tracy, illustrated by Manuela Schwarz, $22.50

I THINK, I AM teaches children about the importance of affirmations — the thoughts and words we use in our daily lives that express what we believe to be true. Within these pages, there are wonderful examples of kids turning "negative" thoughts such as worry, anger, and fear into positive words and actions that express joy, happiness, and love. There are also tips that show children how they can apply affirmations to their daily lives. Vibrant illustrations and simple text make these concepts easy to understand for even the youngest child. Parents and children will have so much fun learning about the power of positive affirmations and what a difference they can make.


I Am Yoga. Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter Reynolds, $17.95; boardbook $10.95

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky... a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea — yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. I Am Yogaencourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included.


If Winning Isn’t Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? Bryan Smith, $14.95

This humorous book for grades K-6 teaches children that practicing good sportsmanship can help them have more fun playing any game, whether winning or losing! 

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I'm Busy: a Feelings Story. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Happy and Other Fun Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Sad and Other Tricky Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Tired and Other Body Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

The Feelings series is designed to help young children understand, express and manage their feelings. Each spread tells a story in pictures, highlighting a different emotion against a familiar backdrop. Simple and engaging text is just right for early reading. Each page includes the British Sign Language sign for each emotion.

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In My Heart: a Book of Feelings. Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey, $20.95

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness... our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. 


It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel. Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell, $21.00

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It's definitely hard to be five…!


It’s OK to Be Me! Just Like You I Can Do Almost Anything! Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, $8.50

From a child’s point of view, life can often seem difficult, but this brightly illustrated book encourages children never to be afraid of a challenge. It’s all right to be a little scared about things that seem hard to do, but whatever the challenge, determination and practice can get them through. The child in this story must stay in a wheelchair. Sometimes, he feels bad because he is left out of things by his classmates. One day, watching his friends play basketball, he has an idea. He decides that even while remaining in his wheelchair, he too can learn to play the game.

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It’s Okay to Be Different.  Todd Parr, $11.99 (ages 4 and up)

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT inspires kids and adults alike to embrace their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.


It's Okay to Make Mistakes. Todd Parr, $23.49

Everyone makes mistakes — that's how you learn!


Jamie Is Jamie: a Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way. Afsanch Moradian, illustrated by Maria Bogade, $18.99 (ages 4-8)

There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie's new preschool — baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive — and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused... is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren't they? Not according to Jamie!

Jamie Is Jamie challenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all children need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to make children's playtime learning time.


Juggling the Jitters. Deborah Fannie Miller, illustrated by Danielle Bazinet, $12.95

When Jacob went to bed, everything got JITTERY! The Jitters kept multiplying and Jacob couldn't sleep. With Dad's help, Jacob learns to silly-dance and sing those jitters away.

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Just Me and My Mind. Kerry Lee Maclean, $21.95

A cleverly designed book that teaches children to recognize and handle their thoughts and emotions — with eight physically interactive pages. Young children have strong emotions, but often are unsure of how to articulate and handle them. Just Me and My Mind aims to help kids recognize their emotions and thoughts, and then act accordingly.


Know and Follow Rules. Cheri Meiners, $17.99

In simple words and illustrations, this latest book in the "Learning to Get Along Series" teaches young children about basic rules and why they matter — because they help us learn, stay safe, be fair and get along. The focus is on the positive sense of pride that comes from learning to follow rules rather than the negative consequences of breaking them.

Also in the "Learning to Get Along" Series by Cheri Meiners …
Cheri Meiners, a primary teacher and mother of six, offers these lively and sensitive resources for supporting social skill development in early childhood. With diversity-oriented illustrations by Meredith Johnson, these read-aloud books include a special section for adults with discussion questions, ways to reinforce the skills being taught, games-to-play and resource lists.

Accept and Value Each Person.
Be Careful and Stay Safe.
Be Honest and Tell the Truth.
Be Polite and Kind.
Join in and Play.
Listen and Learn.
Reach Out and Give.
Respect and Take Care of Things.
Share and Take Turns.
Talk and Work it Out.
Try and Stick with It.
Understand and Care.
When I Feel Afraid.

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Little Lion Shares. Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal, $8.95

Little Lion does not like to share, but he must learn so he can share something extra special with his mom.


Little Monkey Calms Down. Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal, $9.95

Little Monkey is having a bad day. After a major melt down, he goes to his room and uses some coping techniques to calm down.


Little Voice. Amanda Bernardo, illustrated by Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor, $21.95

Though written to inspire children, this short picture book is truly intended to inspire all who read it. Little Voice offers a message of encouragement, inspiration, perseverance, and motivation.

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Looking After Me. Denise Lecoy, illustrated by Marie-Micheline Hamelin, $12.95

With the love and guidance of his gamily, Little Quail learns how to stand up for himself.


Lovable Liam: Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child. Jane Whelan Banks, $12.95

Liam is a wonderful kid who has family and friends who love him. Always.


The 'Making Good Choices' Series. By Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 EACH (Grades K-5)

During conflict will you use your hands or words? If you're angry, will you throw a fit or talk it out? Learning how to make good choices is an important and essential part of growing up. With multiple endings, each book allows the reader to make choices and read what happens next, learning how good or bad choices lead to different consequences. Each book includes several different endings and discussion questions.

  • You Can Control Your Voice: Loud Or Quiet? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Handle Conflict: Hands or Words? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Listen to Directions: Stop or Go? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Stay In Control: Wild or Calm? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You're Angry: Throw a Fit or Talk It Out? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You're In Trouble: Fib or Truth? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)

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Manifest Your Magnificence: 64 Affirmation Cards for Kids 6 - 12 Years Old. Susan Howson, illustrated by Mike Polito, $24.95

MANIFEST YOUR MAGNIFICENCE is a unique gift set of 64 affirmation cards designed specifically to nurture a child's self-esteem. Beautifully illustrated and written, each affirmation card carries a powerful message that when read over and over again, connects each child to their true being. When we help children reconnect with their true being, they manifest their magnificence in the world - this is the ultimate goal.

These wonderful cards can be used in many ways to remind children that they are Magnificent Creations. Once the child picks a card, you can reinforce the power of the affirmation by having the child express how it relates to them by:

  • writing, talking, drawing
  • singing, acting, dancing
  • carrying a card with them as a reminder of who they truly are.

Also: Manifest Your Magificence CD. $15.95


Martha Mouse Plush Toy. $19.95

Martha the confident, imaginative, one-of-a-kind mouse is now available as a huggable, lovable plush toy!

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Martha the (confident) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha, a shy and timid mouse, lives alone in a tree fort, high above a cottage. She dreams about the mice that live in the cottage, and the friendships she might enjoy... if only she could figure out a way to manage her worries... and feel confident about making new friends.

This charming story tackles shyness, teaching children concrete strategies to manage it. Martha’s simple idea is a straightforward and visual strategy, allowing her to manage her feelings of shyness and worry with confidence. It is also about having the courage to take a chance in a situation that may seem completely overwhelming, and the belief that one can find ways to manage and conquer one’s fears and trepidations.


Martha the (imaginative) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha, the sometimes shy and timid mouse, is back! This time she learns how to use her imagination and role play to develop a more confident and comfortable sense of self.


Martha the (one-of-a-kind) Mouse. Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha — a very imaginative mouse — discovers what makes her uniquely Martha!

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Max's Treasure. Michelle Persyko, $11.95

Adventures are fun. So many new discoveries and friends to be made! But as young Max learns, not everyone is friendly all the time. Will Max let the unkind words of others weigh on him, or can he find the power of his own voice? Find out when you read Max's Treasure, by clinical psychologist and mom, Dr. Michelle Persyko.


May I Pet Your Dog? The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids). Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Jan Ormerod, $19.99 (ages 5 to 8)

The right way for a child to approach a dog to ensure that the first connection is a complete success begins with this question to the owner: “May I pet your dog?” Stephanie Calmenson addresses this valuable yet overlooked topic with care and precision. Unique and straightforward, this is the essential guide to bringing children and dogs together — for kids and parents alike.


Moody Cow Learns Compassion. Kerry Lee MacLean, $16.95

This delightful sequel to MOODY COW MEDITATES reintroduces us to Peter (aka Moody Cow) and his Grandfather, the beloved old steer. MOODY COW LEARNS COMPASSION brings serenity and wisdom as the book gently teaches young readers to compassionately identify with other beings.


Moody Cow Meditates. Kerry Lee MacLean, $22.95 (PK - Gr.3)

Moody Cow is having a terrible, angry day, until Grandfather teaches Moody Cow how to let go of angry thoughts and calm down.

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Move Your Mood! Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $22.50 (ages 4-8)

Feeling blah? Here's what to do. Move your body and your mood moves too! Move Your Mood invites kids and adults to twist, wiggle, shake, hop... and smile! Reading this book with your child is an active and fun way to teach your child about emotions, and introduce the idea that moving our bodies affects the way we feel inside. Ready to start feeling better? Move and groove your way into a better mood!

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers with suggestions for how to use the book with your child, and additional ideas for teaching your child about emotions.


My Book of Feelings. Tracey Ross, illustrated by Rosy Salaman, $19.95

Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings. Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many.

This picture book is ideal for children ages five and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.


My Day is Ruined! A Story for Teaching Flexible Thinking. Bryan Smith, illustrated by Lisa Griffin, $14.95

Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment, THE moment, the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain, and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.

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My Feelings and Me. Holde Kreul, illustrated by Dagmar Geisler, $25.99 (ages 3-6)

Sometimes, we're happy, so we laugh and shout with glee. Other times, we're angry, and want to rage and roar. It is not easy to deal with our many contradictory emotions. To recognize our own feelings and deal with them responsibly is an important learning process for children, and a trial of limits.


My Manners Matter: a First Look at Being Polite. Pat Thomas, $9.50

This delightful picture book helps young children understand that good manners are a simple way of showing kindness and respect to others.


My Strong Mind: a Story about Developing Mental Strength. Niels Van Hove, $16.95  (ages 4-8)

Kate is a sporty and happy girl. She does well at school, and has many friends. But like everyone, she sometimes faces difficult situations at home and school. Discover how kate uses her strong mind to tackle her daily challenges with a positive attitude.


Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe. Julie Zwillich, illustrated by Denise Holmes, $18.95

Phoebe’s day is full of tomorrows: Mama says they can make pancakes, her teacher announces musicians will visit the class, and Phoebe will get ice cream after her haircut — but none of it ’til tomorrow. Phoebe feels frustrated and impatient. Why can’t these good things happen right now?

This is a sweet, practical story that offers a gentle lesson in the meaning of time. It also addresses the sense of unease and injustice kids may feel since they rarely control the way a day unfolds. Bold illustrations full of personality and diversity bring plucky, curious Phoebe’s world to life on the page, making this an enjoyable early-learning read.

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Nothing You Can't Do: the Secret Power of Growth Mindsets. Mary Cay Ricci, $21.95 (ages 9-12)

Have you ever thought about your dreams and if you could achieve them? Guess what? You can! It just takes changing the way you think to change your life. Unlock the secrets to success in school, sports, music, art — just about anything in life — with the information in Nothing You Can’t Do!: The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets. By discovering the secrets included in this illustrated, funny, and interactive book, you’ll learn how to develop a growth mindset, where you look at life through a more optimistic lens, learn how to handle mistakes in a positive way, and find all of the possibilities in yourself, even those you didn’t know were there! With the power of a growth mindset, there’s nothing you can’t do!


The Okay Book. Todd Parr, $8.99

You know what? It’s okay!


Only One You. Linda Kranz, $16.95

There's only one you in the great big world. Make it a better place.

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OUCH! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways. Michael Genhart, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli, $13.95 (ages 5-8)

Hearing a mean or hurtful word hurts a lot. When other kids say something mean or hurtful, it is hard to know what to do. Ouch Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways explains these "ouch moments" in kid-friendly terms, offers practical strategies for what kids can do to help, and empowers kids to stand up to mean and hurtful language.

A Note to Parents and Caregivers provides more information about micro-aggressions, and strategies for talking to children about hurtful language, discrimination, and bias.


Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Kerry Lee MacLean, $9.99

A series of warm and humorous vignettes of two neurotic little piggies who desperately need to learn to meditate — and they do!


Peaceful Piggy Yoga. Kerry Lee MacLean, $8.99

Who loves yoga? Everyone from ballerinas to football players to moms and dads — even babies love yoga!

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Peer Pressure Gauge. Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $14.95

Young Norbert learns to listen to his inner voice and to stay strong — even in the face of pressure and taunts from his friends.


Perfect Petunias: the 'Perfect' Book for Little Perfectionists Everywhere! Lynn Jenkins, illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan, $23.99 (ages 4-8)

Perfect Petunias is a book especially for those little people who find it hard to make mistakes, designed to ’shape’ perfectionistic tendencies towards being a little more self-accepting and flexible. Loppy LAC is very worried about not doing his homework well enough. He is always focusing on what he hasn’t done rather then what he has, and he becomes very frustrated. So, his friend Curly teaches him about how petunias grow — in lots of different, imperfect directions that we can’t control!


Priscilla & the Perfect Storm. Stephie McCumbee, Illusrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $12.95 (ages 5-10)

Help the young perfectionist in your life conquer melt-downs and tantrums. In this storybook for K-5 readers Priscilla is the perfectionist. With guidance and instruction from her mom, Priscilla learns how to manage her emotions when she makes mistakes. Rather than unleashing a wave of anger and frustration, Priscilla learns the important social emotional skills of staying calm and practicing self-control. In the process, she discovers that social success includes trying hard and having fun as well as being right.


Priscilla’s Predicament… the Worrywart Woes. Stephie McCumbee, $16.50

Educates K-6 students, teachers and parents about the challenge of anxiety and worry, and how to overcome those negative thoughts by focusing on positive solutions. 

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A Quiet Place. Douglas Wood, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, $8.99

"Sometimes a person needs a quiet place." 

A place that's far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a place that isn't ringing or talking or roaring or playing. But sometimes that place isn't easy to find. Explore what it's like to find a special someplace where we all can think our own thoughts and feel our own feelings.


Relax. Catherine O'Neill, Illustrated by Toni Goffe, $9.99

Children feel stress and pain and tension, too: Being bullied, someone dying, a new baby, family arguments, tasks or people we don't like, not having enough time… O'Neill helps children identify sources of discomfort, and offers a variety of simple relaxation techniques and games. (ages 6-9)


Sally Sore Loser: a Story about Winning and Losing. Frank Sileo, Illustrated by Cary Pillo, $13.95

Sally loves to be first at everything! She is first in line at school. She is first out the door at recess. She is first at dinner finishing her mac 'n' cheese! Unfortunately, Sally dislikes losing and this can lead to hot tempers and hurt feelings. She even gets the nickname "Sally Sore Loser" from her classmates at school.

With the help of her teacher and her mom, Sally learns the rules for being a good winner and a good loser.

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Sam's Big Secret: Coping with Fear. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, $19.95

Sam has a BIG SECRET. He is embarrassed that a brave turtle, like him, is terrified of water. Whenever he approaches a river, Sam has trouble breathing, his heart pounds quickly, and his body shakes. Sam thinks something terrible is going to happen. So he hides in his shell to calm down. The more Sam avoids the water and makes excuses to his friends, the bigger his fear grows and the worse he feels. Sam realizes he has let FEAR take control of his life. He is determined to overcome his fear. Through his journey, Sam uses different strategies that allow him to gradually face and conquer his fear.


Secret of Saying Thanks. Douglas Wood, illustrated by Greg Shed, $22.99

Perhaps you'd like to know a secret, one of the happiest ones of all. 

You will surely find it for yourself one day. You'll discover it all on your own, maybe when you least expect it. If you've not yet discovered the secret of saying thanks, it's waiting for you. The secret can be found in the sunrise that offers promises full for the day ahead, or in the gentle shade of a tree sheltering you from the hot rays of the sun, or on the rock that offers rest from a long walk. 

In the inspirational text that made him a bestselling, internationally acclaimed author, Douglas Wood offers a spiritual homage to nature and the world. Greg Shed's stunning portraits of the natural world tenderly portray all of the many ways in which we can say thanks for the wonders we sometimes take granted in life.


The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Sean Covey, illustrated by Stacy Curtis, $25.99

An inspiring picture and fun picture book based on principles that help enrich the lives of families — responsibility, vision, respect, balance, teamwork.

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Share. Sally Anne Garland, $17.95

When Bunny’s little cousin visits, her mother tells her over and over that she must share. But her cousin wants to do everything Bunny does. He wants to play with Bunny’s bear, but he pokes and pulls little Ted. He wants to play dress-up, but he spills Bunny’s beads all over the floor. Bunny tries to watch TV, but he blocks her view of the screen, and when Bunny tries to paint, he scribbles all over her artwork!


Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together. James Crist & Elizabeth Verdick, $14.99 (ages 8-12)

Every sibling relationship has its ups and downs, and moments of complete AAAAAACCCCCK! But siblings are more than annoyers and stuff-destroyers. You and your brothers and sisters can be buddies, allies, helpers, role models, secret-sharers and lifelong friends. It all starts with you!


So Many Smarts! Michael Genhart, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $21.50 (ages 4-8)

Did you know that there's more than one kind of smart? It's true! And no two people show their smarts the same way. Your blend of smarts is one-of-a-kind. This book is all about different ways to be smart. Read on, and celebrate the unique smarts that make you... you!

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators.

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Sorry! Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Maurie Manning, $17.99

Jack's friend Sam seems to know how to get away with just about anything. But does an apology count if you don’t really mean it?


Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! My Story about Asking for Permission and Making an Apology! Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $14.95

RJ is making a lot of trips to the time-out chair. Without telling anyone, he and his best friend Sam decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Later the two of them are caught trying to use Dad’s computer to get on the internet. After their piano lesson, RJ and his sister Blanche snack on Mom’s triple-layer double-chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting and spoil Grandma’s birthday party surprise. Dad helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission, and when RJ and Sam return to school their principal has them practice making an apology. RJ feels a lot happier when he says he’s sorry to his teacher, the bus driver, and Grandma, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair!


Speak Up and Get Along! Scott Cooper, $18.99

What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others? That’s just what this book is: a collection of 21 concrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. A terrific resource for any young person — and any adult committed to teaching social skills. Includes a note to adults.

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Speak Up! A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind. Halley Bondy, $21.99

Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and generally letting their voices be heard.

Speak Up! confronts these issues head on. In a relatable, frank tone, Speak Up! lets young girls know that what they have to say is important and that their thoughts are worth hearing. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Up! will supply girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation. Interactive exercises, lists, real-life examples, and attractive graphics will keep the readers engaged from start to finish. More than a book about self-esteem, Speak Up! addresses the cultural factors that hold girls back, and features real strategies to enable them in finding, and using, their voices.


Standing Up to Peer Pressure: a Guide to Being True to You. Jim Auer, illustrated by R. W. Alley, $10.95

This wise guide helps kids to stand up for themselves, encouraging a strong sense of self-identity.


Stickley Makes a Mistake! A Frog's Guide to Trying Again. Brenda Myles, illustrated by Steve Mack, $19.95

Stickley didn't like making mistakes. "Oh no!" he'd say, and he wouldn't try again. He wanted to be perfect. With help from his Grandpa, Stickley learns to hop up, try again, and say "oh well" when he makes a mistake. Nobody's perfect, and good things can happen — even when you make mistakes!

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Stickley Sticks to It! A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done. Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Steve Mack, $13.50

Stickley the frog has the gift of "stick-to-it-ness." His sticky toes help him stick to windows, ceilings, and surfboards — even under plates! But Stickley's toes aren't the only way he sticks to things. His attitude helps him stick with projects — no matter how frustrating or hard they may be — so he can reach his goals. Read about Stickley and learn how he makes a plan, sticks to it, and gets things done!

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers with more information about perseverance and strategies for boosting stick-to-it-ness in kids.


Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: a First Book of Manners. Judy Sierra, illustrated by Tom Bowers, $10.50

Suppose you meet a dinosaur inside your local grocery store...


The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends. James Crist, $18.99 (ages 8-13)

Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook.

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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids. Maud Roegiers, $13.95 (ages 4-8)

With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, TAKE THE TIME guides kids toward self-awareness and mindfulness.


Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy. Scott Menchin, $11.00

What do you do when it seems as if nothing will make you happy? For one little girl, it’s a good time to take a survey, from subjects including a quick little rabbit, a balding gent, a snazzy centipede, and other sundry characters. Enlivened by his whimsical characters, Scott Menchin’s amusing story shows us that just doing what we love to do best can bring the biggest smiles of all.


The Tale of Two Fishes. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The Tale of Two Fishes is a therapeutic story about developing resilient thinking. A little girl feeds blue fishes with up-turned mouths and red fishes with down-turned mouths. The more she feeds the red fish, the bigger and more angry they become. The girl realises that if she feeds the blue fish and ignores the red, the blue fish will thrive. The story teaches children about the importance of balanced thinking and not dwelling too much on negative thoughts.

This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss the importance of resilient thinking and the control we have over our own thoughts and behaviour.

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Tessie Tames Her Tongue. Melissa Martin, illustrated by Charles Lehmanrdon, $21.99 (ages 5-9)

Tessie is bright and eager to share all the stories about her life. She talks to her parents, her little brother, the bus driver, her teacher, and her classmates. But when she gets chatty, she’s loud ... and talks with her mouth full of food... and doesn’t give anyone else a chance to say what’s on their minds. After her little brother complains and her classmates ignore her, Tessie knows it’s time to tame her talkative tongue. With help from her school counselor, Tessie learns to talk less and listen more.


Thanks for the Feedback. Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $16.50; Activity Book $29.95

A story about accepting criticism and compliments — the right way!


Thinking about Thoughts. Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Kyra Kendall, $14.95

What do your thoughts have to do with the way you feel? A lot!!


Too Perfect. Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Lisa Fields, $17.99

Maisie thinks her classmate Kayla is perfect. She gets top grades, she’s a star on the soccer team and she’s pretty and popular. As Maisie gets to know Kayla, she begins to question whether being perfect is really so wonderful. Author and child-advocate Trudy Ludwig explores the costs of perfectionism and the freedom that comes with accepting one’s self.

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Too Shy for Show and Tell. Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell, $7.95 (ages 4-6)

Sam is a quiet giraffe who hates show-and-tell. Just thinking about it makes his stomach hurt. Sam must find a way to conquer his fear of show-and-tell.


Unstoppable Me! Wayne Dyer, illustrated by Stacy Heller Budnick, $15.99

Dr. Wayne Dyer teaches children how to hold on to the no-limit thinking he believes they were born with, rather than just trying to fit in, and become unstoppable as they strive to reach their dreams.


We Can Get Along: a Child’s Book of Choices. Lauren Murphy Payne, $14.95 (PS - Gr.3)

At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences — at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children's development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book includes activities and discussion questions that teachers, parents, and other adults can use to further explore the topic with young children.

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We Know Better Games. Elaheh Bos, $19.95

We come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities, talents and challenges. Our experiences make us unique and allow us to share something different and special with each other. When we can appreciate what we each have to offer and focus on helping each other out and learning from one another, we can start to create stronger friendships and make better choices.

This book was written to help children understand that they can make better choices in regards to their behaviour and attitudes towards their peers. The goal of this book is to inspire, guide, and facilitate change through conversations and inner reflection.


What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, $10.50

Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed? Were all your favorite clothes in the laundry? Did your brother/sister TOUCH you?

What Are You So Grumpy About takes all the tiny (or not so tiny) things that can be annoying and makes them funny instead. Tom Lichtenheld's colorful, laugh-out-loud images are full of fantastic details that will be a hit with readers of all ages.


What Do You Do with a Chance? Kobi Yamada, $23.95 (K-Gr.3)

A captivating story about a child who isn’t sure what to make of a chance encounter—and then discovers that when you have courage, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen.

What Do You Do With a Chance inspires kids of all ages and parents alike to find the courage to go for the opportunities that come their way. Because you never know when a chance, once taken, might be the one to change everything.

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What Do You Do With an Idea? Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom, $22.95

What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that's different, or daring, or a little wild? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It's a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it space to grow, and to see what happens next.


What Do You Do With a Problem? Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom, $22.95

What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.

Problems challenge us, shape us, push us, and help us to discover just how strong and brave and capable we really are. Even though we don't always want them, problems have a way of bringing unexpected gifts. So, what will you do with your problem?


What Does It Mean to Be Kind? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch, $25.50

A girl in a red hat finds the courage to be kind to the new student in class. Her kindness spreads, kind act by kind act, until her whole community experiences the magical shift that happens when everyone understands — and acts on — what it means to be kind.


What Does It Mean To Be Present? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, $25.50 (ages 4-8)

What Does it Mean to Be Present demonstrates practical ways to practice being present. Bright illustrations and lyrical text concisely and delightfully deliver the message of the importance of now.

This refreshing, vibrant picture book engages all of the senses to demonstrate the myriad of ways a child can seize the moment. The story sparks meaningful discussions about the important gift of appreciation, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.

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The ‘What to Do Guides for Kids®', $23.50 each (ages 6-12)

These guides teach school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, and other strong feelings through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies. Each book includes an introduction for parents.

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More. Dawn Huebner

What to Do When It’s Not Fair: a Kid’s Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland

What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: a Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection. Claire Freeland

What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety. Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider & Janet McDonnell

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep. Dawn Huebner

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity. Dawn Huebner

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Dawn Huebner

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD. Dawn Huebner

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger. Dawn Huebner


When I Feel Scared. Cornelia Maude Spelman, illustrated by Kathy Parkinson, $9.95

When I Feel Sad. Cornelia Maude Spelman, illustrated by Kathy Parkinson, $9.95

Education about how to identify and handle our emotions (especially those that are unpleasant or frightening) is as important as other kinds of learning. Therapist Cornelia Maude Spelman uses simple and reassuring language to help young children understand and manage their feelings and relate successfully to others.

Also available: When I Feel Afraid, When I Feel Angry, When I Feel Jealous and When I Feel Good About Myself.


When I Miss You. Cornelia Maude Spelman, illustrated by Kathy Parkinson, $9.95

This newest title in The Way I Feel series features a young guinea pig who expresses her distress when her mother and father go away. "Missing you is a heavy, achy feeling. I don't like missing you. I want you right now!" Eventually the little guinea pig realizes that sometimes she and her parents can't be together. When that happens, she knows that others can help.

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When I'm Feeling Kind. Trace Moroney, $9.99

Helping people, listening to your friends, feeling good about yourself. Feeling kind is all of these things and more.


When Monkey Lost His Smile. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, illustrated by Elaheh Bos, $19.95

Monkey feels very sad after discovering that his special tree is gone and even sadder when he realizes that his bright smile is missing too! Monkey thinks he might NEVER feel happy again. With the advice of his mother and the help of his friends, he sets off to find his smile. Through his search, he learns what makes him feel better.

The book includes a detailed tools section to help young children cope with sad feelings.


When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry. Molly Bang, $7.99 (ages 3-5)

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?


When Sophie Thinks She Can't. Molly Bang, $22.99

When Sophie can't solve a math puzzle, she feels upset and inadequate. "I CAN'T DO IT!" she shouts, expressing the frustration all of us feel when we try and fail. Luckily Sophie's teacher steps in. What does it mean to be smart? Using current, popular "mindset" techniques, Sophie's class is taught that we get smarter when we exercise our brains, such as when we work harder at solving a puzzle. Struggling to solve a problem doesn't mean "I can't do it!" Sophie and her classmates just can't do it... yet!

In this third book about Sophie, Molly Bang again helps children deal with a challenging everyday issue, providing an opening to ask: What do you do when you think, "I can't!"?

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A Whole Bunch of FeelingsWhat Do They Mean? 44 Feelings to Think About. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Gustavo Mazali, $12.50 (ages 5-8)

Everybody has feelings. But what do these feelings mean? There are lots of great feelings like happiness, surprise, and excitement, and then there are feelings that are upsetting, like sadness, anger, and frustration. But there are lots of other feelings, too! What does it mean to feel blah? What does it mean to feel skittish? We need to be able to identify our feelings so that we know what to do with them when we have them. When you have happy feelings, you should enjoy them! When you have a problem feeling, you should know how to solve the problem, too. No matter how you're feeling, your feelings always belong to you. So... let's get ready to explore all of our feelings!


Why Should I Bother to Keep Fit? Kate Knighton & Susan Meredith, $10.95 (ages 10 -14)

You don’t like exercise? You can’t decide what to do? You’d never stay motivated? This book will change your ideas and your attitude to getting fit!


Why Should I Eat Well? Claire Llewllyn & Mike Gordon, $8.99
Why Should I Help? Claire Llewllyn & Mike Gordon, $9.50
Why Should I Listen? Claire Llewllyn & Mike Gordon, $9.50
Why Should I Share? Claire Llewllyn & Mike Gordon, $9.50

Part of a child's development is asking questions. The books in the "Why Should I?" series help parents, educators and caregivers teach young children the skills and they need to grow on, while answering some of their more persistent questions.

Other titles in this series include Why Should I Protect Nature?; Why Should I Recycle?; Why Should I Save Energy? and Why Should I Save Water? — all written by Claire Llewllyn and illustrated by Mike Gordon, $8.50 each.

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Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love around the World. Carol McCloud & Karen Wells, illustrated by Penny Weber, $14.95

Sweet prose and captivating illustrations express the deep joy and love all children deserve.


Willow’s Whispers. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $8.95

When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. At school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she fashions a magic microphone from items she finds in the recycling bin. But Willow’s clever invention is only a temporary solution. How will this quiet little girl make herself heard?


Winners Don't Whine, and Whiners Don't Win! Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $14.50

Wendell HAS to win at everything, and if he doesn't, he whines about it. This creative story addresses two very challenging topics: winning and whining. When Wendell has one of those days where nothing seems to go his way, his mom helps him understand that everything in life doesn't have to be a contest and that losing does not make you a loser. In fact, it can make you stronger! She also points out that although it feels great to celebrate a win, winning isn't everything, and whining about things just makes it worse. "Whiners aren't winners, and winners never whine. You can't win at everything all of the time!"

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You Are Brave. Todd Snow, $9.95 (ages 4-8)

Written in simple text with vivid illustrations, of everyday life, YOU ARE BRAVE lets young children know that bravery is about many things — feelings, actions and being open to new experiences.


You Be You. Linda Kranz, $16.95

Life is a grand journey!


You’re Finally Here! Mélanie Watt, $18.95

A funny little bunny isn’t too happy about being made to wait!


Zach Apologizes. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $14.50 Grades 2-3

When Zach shoves his little brother to the floor, he knows he did something wrong. Even so, it's hard to apologize. Like any seven-year-old, Zach tries to ignore the problem, but finally, with his mom's help, he learns the four steps to apologizing: (1) say what you did; (2) tell how it made the other person feel; (3) say what you could have done instead; (4) make it up to the person. ZACH APOLOGIZES teaches children social skills using an apology strategy presented as the "four-square" apology, which is illustrated with prompts that kids will easily understand and remember.

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Zach Gets Frustrated. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee , $18.99 Grades 2-3

Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. First, he dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. Then his best friend went to someone else's birthday party instead of joining him. But most frustrating of all, he can't get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration and find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren't going his way: (1) name it (why are you frustrated?); (2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); (3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). ZACH GETS FRUSTRATED teaches children social skills they will easily understand and remember. The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated using the corners of Zach's kite.


Zach Hangs in There. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99 Grades 2-3

Zach has set a goal for himself — to get across the tricky trapeze rings on the playground. Every time he tries, he falls off before making it to the end. But with encouragement from his best friend Sonya and positive self-talk, Zach makes a plan to achieve his goal, adapts his plan along the way, and perseveres to the end. Zach feels so great about his success that he writes down the steps he used so he can repeat them next time he faces a tough challenge.


Zach Makes Mistakes. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99

For Zach, a class field trip to the museum is about more than cool exhibits — it’s about learning from mistakes and dealing with embarrassment. First he forgets to wear his field trip shirt, then he forgets the rule about not touching displays. His teacher helps him see that everyone makes mistakes — and how to use them to grow.


Zach Stands Up. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99

When Zach sees his friend Sonya being bullied at school, he doesn't know what to do. The kids who are being mean are popular - it's scary to think about getting involved. After talking with his brother and remembering what his teacher taught the class about bullying prevention, Zach creates the stand-up-to-bullying STAR: speak up by talking to people being bullied, take off by helping them leave the area, ask questions about how they are feeling and actively listen to the answers, report what happened to an adult as soon as you can. The next day when Zach stands up for Sonya, he realizes it feels great to be an upstander.

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Complete Booklist

Life Skills for Kids

About Phobias: an Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together. S. Bonnett Stein, $12.95 (PS-K)

Am I A Fish? The Magic of Decisions. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Am I A Rabbit? The Liberation of Fear. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Am I A Sheep? The Courage of Individualism. Kristin Heins & Marc Finkelstein, $16.99

Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $20.95

Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs by Alan Katz and David Catrow. $22.99

Baditude! What to Do When Your Life Stinks! Julia Cook, $14.95

Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You. Rebecca Kajander & Timothy Culbert, $10.95

Be Who You Are. Todd Parr, $23.49

Being the Best of Me Series, Cheri Meiners, illustrated by Elizabeth Allen, $14.99 each (ages 4-8)

  • Be Positive!
  • Bounce Back! A Book about Resilience.
  • Feel Confident!
  • Forgive and Let Go! A Book about Forgiveness.
  • Have Courage! A Book about Being Brave.
  • Stand Tall! A Book about Integrity.

Being Me: a Kid’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem. Wendy Moss, $13.95

The Big Red Bird and the Red Feather Game: a Book about Calming & Self-Control Skills for Children When They Are Upset. Cindy Wetzel, illustrated by Poppy Moon, $21.50 (GR 4-8)

The Boat Star. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

Boom... Boom... Boom... a Story to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence. Marsha Jacobson, Illustrated by Troy Brooks, $14.99 (ages 4 to 10)

A Box of Butterflies. Jo Rooks, $23.50 (ages 3-6)

A Boy and a Bear: the Children’s Relaxation Book. Lori Lite, $17.50 (PS- Gr.3)

The Boy Who Longed to Look at the Sun. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

Bubble Gum Brain: Ready, Get Mindset... GROW! Julia Cook, $14.50 (ages 4-8)

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The Citizenship Series, by Cassie Mayer, $8.95 each (Grades 1 – 2)

Being a Leader.
Being Helpful.
Being Fair.
Following Rules.
Being Responsible.
Being Honest.

Clark the Shark. Bruce Hale, illustrated by Guy Francis, $21.99

COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

The Day the Sky Fell In. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The ‘Dealing with Feelings Series”, by Elizabeth Crary

I Can't Wait. $8.95 (PS-Gr.1)
I Want It. $11.95 (PS- Gr.1)
I Want to Play. $11.95 (PS- Gr.1)
I'm Excited. $8.95 (K- Gr.2)
I’m Frustrated. $8.95 (K- Gr.2)
I'm Furious. $11.95 (K- Gr.2)
I'm Mad. $11.95 (K- Gr.2)
I’m Proud. $11.95 (K-Gr.2)
I'm Scared. $8.95 (K-Gr.2)
Mommy, Don’ t Go. $9.95 (PS- Gr.2)
My Name Is Not Dummy. $9.95 (PS- Gr.1)

Dear Girl: a Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! Amy Krause Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, illustrated by Holly Hatam, $21.99

Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip. Frank Sileo, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin, $21.50

The Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope with Disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome). K.I. Al-Ghani, Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani, $22.95

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No! Ilona Lammertink & Lucie Georger, $23.50 (ages 4 to 9)

Ellie Jelly and the Massive Mum Meltdown. Sarah Naish, illustrated by Kate Grimshaw, $21.95 (ages 3-7)

Enemy Pie. Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King, $23.99 (Gr. 2-6)

Everybody Feels Angry! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Happy! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Sad! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everybody Feels Scared! Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling, $17.95 (ages 2-5)

Everyone Matters: a First Look at Respect for Others. Pat Thomas, $8.99 (JK- Gr.3)

Feeling Shy. Kay Barnham, illustrated by Mike Gordon, $18.99 (ages 5-9)

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Feelings. Aliki, $9.99 (JK- Gr.3)

Friendshape: an Uplifting Celebration of Friendship. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, $20.99

The Giggly Guide to How to Behave. Philippe Jalbert, $19.95 (ages 4-6)

The Giggly Guide to How to Behave at School. Philippe Jalbert, $19.95 (ages 4-6)

The Girl Who Collected Her Own Echo. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

Glad Monster Sad Monster: a Book about Feelings. Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda, $16.99 (JK- Gr.3)

The Goodnight Caterpillar: the Ultimate Bedtime Story. Lori Lite, $18.95 (PS- Gr.4)

Grow Happy. Jon Lasser & Sage Foster-Llasser, illustratd by Christopher Lyles, $22.50 (ages 4-8)

Grumpy Monkey. Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang, $23.99 (ages 3-7)

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: an Honest Look at Lying. Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, $18.95 (ages 8-12)

Happy. Mies Van Hout, $20.50

A Happy Hat. Cecil Kim, illustrated by Joo-Kyung Kim, $13.50

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. Carol McCloud, illustrated by David Messing, $12.95

Hold Your Temper Tiger. Carol Roth, illustrated by Rashin, $23.95 (ages 3-6)

The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

The ‘Hot Stuff Series’, by Jerry Wilde, (ages 9-12)

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Cheer Up: the Depression and Self-Esteem Workbook. $19.99
Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: the Anger Management Book. $13.95
Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less: the Anxiety Management Book. Jerry Wilde & Jack Wilde, $13.95
More Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: the Anger and Stress Management Book. $12.95

How Do I Stand In Your Shoes? A Story & Worksheets about Empathy. Susan DeBell, $21.50

How Do You Doodle? Drawing My Feelings and Emotions. Elise Gravel, $17.95 (ages 6-10)

How to Be a Big Kid. $16.99 (ages 2-5)

How to Defeat Dragons. Catherine Leblanc & Roland Garrigue, $11.95

How Monsters Wish to Feel. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger. Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis, $12.95 (Gr. 2-6)

The Hugging Tree: a Story about Resilience. Jill Neimark, $13.95

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I Can Make a Difference: a First Look at Setting a Good Example. Pat Thomas, $8.50 (JK- Gr.3)

I Can't Believe You Said That! My Story about Using My Social Filter... Or Not! Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $14.95; Activity Guide $27.95

I Miss My Pet: a First Look at When a Pet Dies. Pat Thomas, $8.99

I Spy with My Grateful Eye: My First Gratitude Journal. Elaheh Bos, $13.95 (ages 4+)

I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations. Louise Hay & Kristina Tracy, illustrated by Manuela Schwarz, $22.50

If Winning Isn’t Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? Bryan Smith, $14.95

I'm Busy: a Feelings Story. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Happy and Other Fun Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Sad and Other Tricky Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

I'm Tired and Other Body Feelings. Clare Hibbert & Simona Dimitri, $13.99

In My Heart: a Book of Feelings. Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey, $20.95

It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel. Jamie Lee Curtis, $21.00 (JK-SK)

It’s OK to Be Me! Just Like You I Can Do Almost Anything! Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, $8.50

It’s Okay to Be Different. Todd Parr, $11.99 (ages 4 and up)

It's Okay to Make Mistakes. Todd Parr, $23.49

Jamie Is Jamie: a Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way. Afsanch Moradian, illustrated by Maria Bogade, $18.99 (ages 4-8)

Just Me and My Mind. Kerry Lee Maclean, $21.95

The ‘Learning to Get Along Series’, by Cheri Meiners, $17.99 each (Preschool – Gr. 2)

Accept and Value Each Person.
Be Careful and Stay Safe.
Be Honest and Tell the Truth.
Be Polite and Kind.
Cool Down and Work Through Anger.
Join In and Play.
Know and Follow Rules.
Listen and Learn: the What, Why and How of Listening.
Reach Out and Give.
Respect and Take Care of Things.
Share and Take Turns: Making Positive Choices.
Talk and Work it Out.
Try and Stick with It.
Understand and Care: Empathy and Relationships.
When I Feel Afraid: Understanding and Coping.

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The ‘Let’s Talk About It!’ Series, illustrated by Marta Fàbrega (JK-Gr.2)

Are You Shy? Núria Roca, $8.50
My Grandparents Are Special. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, $8.50

Little Lion Shares. Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal, $8.95 (ages 2-4)

Little Monkey Calms Down. Michael Dahl, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal, $9.95 (ages 2-4)

Little Voice. Amanda Bernardo, illustrated by Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor, $21.95

Looking After Me. Denise Lecoy, illustrated by Marie-Micheline Hamelin, $12.95

Lovable Liam: Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child. Jane Whelan Banks, $12.95

Make Someone Smile...and 40 More Ways to Be a Peaceful Person, Judy Lalli, $10.95 (PS-Gr.2)

The 'Making Good Choices' Series. By Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 EACH (Grades K-5)

  • You Can Control Your Voice: Loud Or Quiet? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Handle Conflict: Hands or Words? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Listen to Directions: Stop or Go? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You Can Stay In Control: Wild or Calm? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You're Angry: Throw a Fit or Talk It Out? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)
  • You're In Trouble: Fib or Truth? Colwell Miller & Victoria Assanelli, $12.50 (Gr K-5)

Martha Mouse Plush Toy. $19.95

Martha the (confident) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha the (imaginative) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha the (one-of-a-kind) Mouse. Karen Lang, $12.95

Max's Treasure. Michelle Persyko, $11.95

May I Pet Your Dog? The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids). Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Jan Ormerod, $19.99 (PK-Gr.3)

Moody Cow Learns Compassion. Kerry Lee MacLean, $16.95 (PK-Gr.3)

Moody Cow Meditates. Kerry Lee MacLean, $22.95 (JK - Gr.3)

Move Your Mood! Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $22.50 (JK-Gr.3)

My Book of Feelings. Tracey Ross, illustrated by Rosy Salaman, $19.95

My Day is Ruined! A Story for Teaching Flexible Thinking. Bryan Smith, illustrated by Lisa Griffin, $14.95

My Feelings and Me. Holde Kreul, illustrated by Dagmar Geisler, $25.99 (ages 3-6)

My Manners Matter: a First Look at Being Polite. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (JK-Gr.3)

My Strong Mind: a Story about Developing Mental Strength. Niels Van Hove, $16.95  (JK-Gr.3)

Not 'Til Tomorrow, Phoebe. Julie Zwillich, illustrated by Denise Holmes, $18.95

Nothing You Can't Do: the Secret Power of Growth Mindsets. Mary Cay Ricci, $21.95 (Gr.4-6)

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The Okay Book. Todd Parr, $8.99

Only One You. Linda Kranz, $16.95

OUCH! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways. Michael Genhart, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli, $13.95 (K-Gr.3)

Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Kerry Lee MacLean, $9.99 (PS-Gr.6)

Peaceful Piggy Yoga. Kerry Lee MacLean, $8.99 (PS-Gr.6)

Peer Pressure Gauge. Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $14.95

Perfect Petunias: the 'Perfect' Book for Little Perfectionists Everywhere! Lynn Jenkins, illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan, $23.99 (ages 4-8)

Priscilla & the Perfect Storm. Stephie McCumbee, Illusrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $12.95 (K-Gr.5)

Priscilla’s Predicament… the Worrywart Woes. Stephie McCumbee, $16.50

A Quiet Place. Douglas Wood, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, $8.99

Relax. Catherine O’Neill, Illustrated by Toni Goffe, $9.99 (K- Gr.3)

Sally Sore Loser: a Story about Winning and Losing. Frank Sileo, Illustrated by Cary Pillo, $13.95

Sam's Big Secret: Coping with Fear. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, $19.95

Secret of Saying Thanks. Douglas Wood, illustrated by Greg Shed, $22.99

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Sean Covey, illustrated by Stacy Curtis, $25.99

Share. Sally Anne Garland, $17.95

Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together. James Crist & Elizabeth Verdick, $14.99 (Gr.3-6)

So Many Smarts! Michael Genhart, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $21.50 (JK-Gr.3)

Sorry! Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Maurie Manning, $17.99

Sorry, I Forgot to Ask! My Story about Asking for Permission and Making an Apology! Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $14.95

Speak Up and Get Along! Scott Cooper, $18.99

Speak Up! A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind. Halley Bondy, $21.99

Standing Up to Peer Pressure: a Guide to Being True to You. Jim Auer, illustrated by R. W. Alley, $10.95

Stickley Makes a Mistake! A Frog's Guide to Trying Again. Brenda Myles, illustrated by Steve Mack, $19.95

Stickley Sticks to It! A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done. Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Steve Mack, $13.50

Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: a First Book of Manners. Judy Sierra, illustrated by Tom Bowers, $10.50

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends. James Crist, $18.99 (Gr.3-8)

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids. Maud Roegiers, $13.95 (JK-Gr.3)

Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy. Scott Menchin, $11.00

The Tale of Two Fishes. Juliette Ttofa, illustrated by Julia Gallego, $20.90

Tessie Tames Her Tongue. Melissa Martin, illustrated by Charles Lehmanrdon, $21.99 (ages 5-9)

Thanks for the Feedback. Julia Cook, illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd, $16.50; Activity Book $29.95

Thinking about Thoughts. Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Kyra Kendall, $14.95

Too Perfect. Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Lisa Fields, $17.99

Too Shy for Show and Tell. Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell, $7.95 (JK-Gr.1)

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Unstoppable Me! Wayne Dyer, illustrated by Stacy Heller Budnick, $15.99

‘The Way I Feel Series’, by Cornelia Maude Spelman, $9.95 each (JK-Gr.1)

When I Care about Others.
When I Feel Angry. 
When I Feel Good About Myself.
When I Feel Jealous.
When I Feel Sad.
When I Feel Scared.
When I Miss You.

We Can Get Along: a Child’s Book of Choices. Lauren Murphy Payne, $14.95 (PS - Gr.3)

We Know Better Games. Elaheh Bos, $19.95

What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, $10.50

What Do You Do with a Chance? Kobi Yamada, $23.95 (K-Gr.3)

What Do You Do With an Idea? Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom, $22.95

What Do You Do With a Problem? Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom, $22.95

What Does It Mean to Be Kind? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch, $25.50

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What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More. Dawn Huebner
What to Do When It’s Not Fair: a Kid’s Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: a Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection. Claire Freeland
What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety. K Lavallee, S Schneider & J McDonnell
What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep. Dawn Huebner
What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity. Dawn Huebner
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Dawn Huebner
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD. Dawn Huebner
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger. Dawn Huebner

When I'm Feeling Kind. Trace Moroney, $9.99

When Monkey Lost His Smile. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, illustrated by Elaheh Bos, $19.95

When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry. Molly Bang, $7.99 (PS-K)

When Sophie Thinks She Can't. Molly Bang, $22.99

A Whole Bunch of Feelings — What Do They Mean? 44 Feelings to Think About. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Gustavo Mazali, $12.50 (ages 5-8)

Why Should I Bother to Keep Fit? Kate Knighton & Susan Meredith, $10.95 (Gr.3-7)

Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love around the World. Carol McCloud & Karen Wells, illustrated by Penny Weber, $14.95

Willow’s Whispers. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $8.95

Winners Don't Whine, and Whiners Don't Win! Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $14.50

You Are Brave. Todd Snow, $9.95 (JK-Gr.3)

You Be You. Linda Kranz, $16.95

You’re Finally Here! Mélanie Watt, $18.95

Zach Apologizes. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99 (Gr. 2-3)

Zach Gets Frustrated. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99 (Gr. 2-3)

Zach Hangs in There. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99 (Gr. 2-3)

Zach Makes Mistakes. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99 (Gr. 2-3)

Zach Stands Up. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $18.99

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