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AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed! Creative Ways to Achieve Focus and Attention by Building on AD/HD Traits. Harriet Hope Green, $21.95

Homework time can be an ordeal for children with AD/HD. After a long day at school, the child often struggles to concentrate and becomes restless, and the parent is left feeling helpless. With the right strategies, homework can be made a more tolerable and even enjoyable experience for both parent and child.

This is a book filled with inspiring methods to motivate children with AD/HD at homework time. Common techniques such as enforcing restrictions and rigid timing techniques can stifle the joy of learning. This book focuses on empowering and enabling the child, acknowledges the characteristics of AD/HD and engages the positive side of these traits. Encouraging movement and creativity, the chapters are brimming with great ideas such as scavenger hunts, singing spelling games and jumping math quizzes that hold the child's attention and make learning fun.

By adopting these simple strategies into the daily routine of a child with AD/HD, parents and teachers can take the tears and tantrums out of homework time and pave the way for academic success.


The Big Fun First Grade Activity Book: Build Skills and Confidence through Puzzles and Early Learning Activities! Highlights™, $17.50

The Big Fun First Grade Activity Book presents a unique approach to first-grade learning that blends puzzles and lessons in one fun activity book. Parents will find a variety of content to appeal to kids with a broad range of learning styles, plus an introduction that gives helpful tips on how to combine fun with early learning activities. Even better, the cheerful illustrations and humor keep kids absorbed longer, which builds persistence and attention to detail. A certificate of completion included in the back of the book reinforces kids’ achievements. Kids will practice:

  • ABCs, Word recognition, Digraphs and consonant blends, Homophones
  • Colors, Shapes
  • Numbers, Addition and subtraction
  • Sequencing
  • Beginning science
  • And more!

The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It. Sara Bennett & Nancy Kalish, $16.99

Empowering, practical, and rigorously researched, The Case Against Homework shows how too much work is having a negative effect on our children’s achievement and development and gives us the tools and tactics we need to advocate for change.

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Complete Canadian Curriculum: Math / English / Social Studies / Science, Revised & Updated. $19.95 each http://www.parentbooks.ca/thumbs/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

Complete Canadian Curriculum covers the four key subject areas currently taught in Canadian schools: Math, English, Social Studies and Science. These curriculum-based units are designed to ensure that your child understands the concepts and masters the necessary skills for grades 1 through 8. With vivid illustrations and interesting activities, your child will find working through Complete Canadian Curriculum both fun and rewarding.

Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade One. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Two. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Three. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Four. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Five. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Six. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Seven. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Eight. $19.95


Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 4. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 5. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 6. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 7. $19.95

Complete FrenchSmart provides ample practice for learning and mastering French. Concise explanations with examples guide children along and ensure that they learn with confidence. The systematically-designed activities cover the key areas of learning — vocabulary building, grammar, reading, and usage — grades four through seven. Working through Complete FrenchSmart is a fun and rewarding experience!


Complete Summer Smart, K to 1, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 1 to 2, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 2 to 3, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 3 to 4, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 4 to 5, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 5 to 6, Revised. $16.95

By reviewing the essentials covered in the previous academic year, Complete Summer Smart prepares your child for the grade ahead. Each book includes fun summer activities in English, math, science, social studies, arts & crafts and more.

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The Debate about Homework. Anika Fajardo, $14.25 (ages 10-13)

Pros and cons. Debates help society to grow and adapt to change, and they are a key part of a democracy. In The Debate about Homework, young readers learn about the arguments for and against homework, and  discover alternative models of education.


Grade 1 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 6-7)

Grade 2 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 7-8)

Grade 3 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 6-7)

Junior Kindergarten Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts. Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 4-5)

Kindergarten Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts. Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 5-6)

These fun practice workbooks will help children learn and solidify skills, and boost their confidence. Using problem-solving exercises, puzzles, activities, and experiments these books support the curriculum taught in Canadian schools.


Guided Imagery with Children: Successful Techniques to Improve School Performance and Self-Esteem. Sarah Berkovits, $41.95

A remarkable resource for parents and teachers. Guided visualization with children is a new approach that brings proven results. Children who see themselves as failures are guided to transform negative images into positive ones. In this way they can successfully reverse many years of discouragement and disillusionment. Guided visualization takes little time to learn, and results are seen almost immediately. Just minutes a day can make a major improvement in the classroom or at home.

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Help Your Kids with English: a Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation and Writing, Canadian Edition. Stewart Savard, $24.95

The innovative visual approach of HELP YOUR KIDS WITH ENGLISH combines colourful diagrams and illustrations with step-0by-step instructions, making Canadian English usage easier to understand than ever before. Covering the four core English subjects — grammar, punctuation, spelling and communication skills — this invaluable new guide allows parents and kids to work together to understand even the trickiest concepts.


Help Your Kids with Study Skills: a Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide. Geoff Barker, et al, $24.95

Reduce the stress of studying and help your child get the most out of school with Help Your Kids with Study Skills. This unique guide is designed to enhance curriculum learning and build confidence in gathering knowledge, recalling from memory, creating study plans, and managing stress.

This colourfully illustrated book helps guide you and your child through revision techniques, online study, and handling anxiety, all the way to the big exam questions. Clear, accessible guidelines ensure that homework is no longer a struggle, helping to develop real world skills for lifelong learning. Help Your Kids with Study Skills is the perfect guide for frustrated children and confused adults to unlock your child's academic achievement.


Homework Help for Mums and Dads. Karen Dolby, $17.95

Packed with information, tips, and strategies, this invaluable book comvers everything you need to know to help your child succeed at school:

  • Refresh your memory on a host of subjects, from maths and literacy to geography and IT
  • Contains a number of simple ways to make homework fun
  • Tips on creating the right working environment, and developing good homework habits
  • Guidance on improving homework presentation and style

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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing. Alfie Kohn, $18.50

A compelling exposé of homework — how it fails our children, why it’s so widely accepted, and what we can do about it.

In The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework — that it promotes higher achievement, “reinforces” learning, teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience … Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a mistrust of children, a set of misconceptions about learning, and a misguided focus on competitiveness have all left our kids with less free time and our families with more conflict. Pointing to parents who have fought back — and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework — Kohn shows how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children’s love of learning.


How to Talk So Kids Can Learn — at Home and In School. Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. $18.99

Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with learning.

This breakthrough book demonstrates how parents and teachers can join forces to inspire kids to be self-directed, self-disciplined, and responsive to the wonders of learning.


How to Tutor Your Own Child. Marina Koestler Ruben, $15.99

Boost grades and inspire a lifelong love of learning — without paying for a professional tutor.

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Light Up Your Child’s Mind. Joseph Renzulli  & Sally Reis, $32.99

Light Up Your Child’s Mind presents a practical program to help children fire up a love of learning to last a lifetime. The book helps parents uncover the hidden potential of daydreamers, rebels, and one-track minds, and argues that gifted behavior — basic smarts, high levels of task commitment and creativity — can be fostered in bright children, even unmotivated ones.


Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition. Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99 EACH

Refreshed with a new look, this bestselling workbook series is tailored specifically to the needs of Canadian children from ages 5-11. Each workbook forms part of a complete home-study program designed to make math fun and exciting as well as to help children practice essential math skills so that they can reach their full potential in school. Each book includes detailed parents notes and helpful hints to assist parents with the learning process.

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 1 (Ages 6-7). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 2 (Ages 7-8). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 3 (Ages 8-9). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 4 (Ages 9-10). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 5 (Ages 10-11). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

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Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

Procrastinating is a bad habit that can hinder your success and follow you well into adulthood. With this book, procrastination expert Bill Knaus offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. With simple and fun exercises and skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you’ll learn to organize your schedule, manage homework, overcome negative self-talk, and improve your self-esteem.

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens is a practical, research-supported workbook to help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. Using tips and tools based in CBT, you’ll learn how to address unfounded fears, improve self-perception, manage your time and feelings of boredom or indifference, increase critical thinking abilities and organizational skills, and much more. With this comprehensive self-help training manual, you’ll develop the self-mastery you need to lessen procrastination and be ready to meet your challenges, get more done, feel better, and prepare for the future — setting the stage for success in high school, in college, and beyond.


Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs. Cathy Vatterott, $33.50

RETHINKING HOMEWORK examines the role homework has played in the past and how changes in education theory, schools and family life have all influenced the growing suspicion that there is something fundamentally wrong with homework. Author Cathy Vatterott suggests a shift in the way we look at this controversial topic and illustrates a new paradigm that is supported by what research and educators’ common sense tell us about homework and student learning.


School Made Easier: a Kid’s Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools. Wendy Moss & Robin DeLuca-Acconi, $17.95 (ages 8-13)

Do you ever get nervous before a big test?

Do you get butterflies in your stomach before giving a presentation?

Do you ever lose track of papers?

Do you cram to finish long-term assignments at the last minute?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this book is for you! Take a look inside, and start reducing your anxiety and increasing your confidence in school. Believe it or not, school can be less stressful — and even fun! SCHOOL MADE EASIER will show you how to:

  • Understand your academic stress
  • Use "mind games" to feel less stressed and more confident
  • Problem-solve to cope with stressful situations
  • Organize your papers and files
  • Use executive functioning skills to make homework and studying easier
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Study more effectively
  • Stay calm and cool on test day
  • And much more!

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Simply Too Much Homework! What Can We Do? Vera Goodman, $19.95

Today, more than ever, families are stressed trying to keep up with the dramatically increasing demands of homework. This book makes the case that homework is not only of questionable value, but that expecting students to 'do school' all day as well as evenings and holidays can have serious negative consequences. She challenges parents and educators to examine traditions we accept without question and to take action to stop the homework madness.


Study Strategies PLUS: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Sandi Sirowitz, Leslie Davis & Harvey Parker, $20.95

Helps students improve executive functioning skills such as organizing, managing time, planning, focusing, and remembering. These skills are extremely important for success in school and in the workplace. Students will also find valuable strategies to improve reading comprehension, note taking, and reduce stress.


Test Success: Test-Taking and Study Strategies for All Students, Including Those with ADD and LD. Blythe Grossberg, $24.95

Test Success provides sure-fire ways to improve study strategies and test performance of students in middle school, high school, and first-year college students.

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The Work-Smart Academic Planner. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $23.50

From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, this large-format academic planner is specially designed for students in grades 6-12. It provides a system for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are guided to build a daily study plan, manage their time, set short- and long-term goals, study for tests, and record their successes. They also get tools for evaluating their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. User-friendly features:

  • Spiral binding facilitates everyday use
  • Three-hole punched to conveniently fit in a binder
  • Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies
  • Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year
  • Three-year reference calendar (2015-2017) on each monthly page
  • Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents

Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Exercises that Keep Minds Flexible and Strong. Dawn DiPrince & Cheryl Miller Thurston, $20.95

Yoga for the Brain helps writers of all ages, 12 through adult, learn to write more freely, take risks, and experiment and play with language. Far too many people have come to look at writing as a chore, something to be graded or picked apart. Yoga for the Brain quickly helps dispel that notion with 365 daily writing prompts that are interesting, playful, lighthearted, challenging, quirky — or all of the above! Yoga for the Brain can be used by writers on their own or in a classroom setting. Either way, they will sharpen their minds — and their creativity.


Your Child's Strengths: a Guide for Parents and Teachers. Jenifer Fox, $17.00

Renowned educator Jenifer Fox argues against the flawed and maddening paradigm that "fixing"kids' weaknesses is the way to achieve success. Rather, Fox promotes focusing on kids' natural inclinations in three interdependent areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths. Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools, alongside an outline of the award-winning strengths-based Affinities curriculum Fox has implemented in her own school, Your Child's Strengths is a user-friendly and indispensable guide for parents, teachers, and administrators alike.

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Complete Booklist

AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed! Creative Ways to Achieve Focus and Attention by Building on AD/HD Traits. Harriet Hope Green, $21.95

The Big Fun First Grade Activity Book: Build Skills and Confidence through Puzzles and Early Learning Activities! Highlights™, $17.50

The Case against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It. Sara Bennett & Nancy Kalish, $16.99

Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade One. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Two. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Three. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Four. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Five. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Six. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Seven. $19.95
Complete Canadian Curriculum: Grade Eight. $19.95

Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 4. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 5. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 6. $19.95
Complete FrenchSmart: the Ultimate Workbook for Mastering French, Grade 7. $19.95

Complete Summer Smart, K to 1, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 1 to 2, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 2 to 3, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 3 to 4, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 4 to 5, Revised. $16.95 
Complete Summer Smart, 5 to 6, Revised. $16.95

The Debate about Homework. Anika Fajardo, $14.25 (ages 10-13)

Grade 1 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 6-7)

Grade 2 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 7-8)

Grade 3 Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts.Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 6-7)

Guided Imagery with Children: Successful Techniques to Improve School Performance and Self-Esteem. Sarah Berkovits, $41.95

Help Your Kids with English: a Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation and Writing, Canadian Edition. Stewart Savard, $21.95

Help Your Kids with Study Skills: a Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide. Geoff Barker, et al, $24.95

Homework Help for Mums and Dads. Karen Dolby, $17.95

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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing. Alfie Kohn, $18.50

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn - at Home and In School. Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. $18.99

How to Tutor Your Own Child. Marina Koestler Ruben, $15.99

Junior Kindergarten Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts. Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 4-5)

Kindergarten Made Easy, Canadian Edition: Math, Science, Spelling, Language Arts. Dorling Kindersley Publications, $16.99 (Practice Workbook, Ages 5-6)

Light Up Your Child's Mind. Joseph Renzulli  & Sally Reis, $32.99

Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99
Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 1 (Ages 6-7). Sean McArdle &Marilyn Wilson, $16.99
Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 2 (Ages 7-8). Sean McArdle &Marilyn Wilson, $16.99
Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 3 (Ages 8-9). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99
Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 4 (Ages 9-10). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99
Math Made Easy Expanded Canadian Edition: Grade 5 (Ages 10-11). Sean McArdle & Marilyn Wilson, $16.99

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs. Cathy Vatterott, $33.50

School Made Easier: a Kid’s Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools. Wendy Moss & Robin DeLuca-Acconi, $17.950 (ages 8-13)

Simply Too Much Homework! What Can We Do? Vera Goodman, $19.95

Study Strategies PLUS: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Sandi Sirowitz, Leslie Davis & Harvey Parker, $20.95

Test Success: Test-Taking and Study Strategies for All Students, Including Those with ADD and LD. Blythe Grossberg, $24.95

The Work-Smart Academic Planner. Peg Dawson & Richard Guare, $23.50

Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Exercises that Keep Minds Flexible and Strong. Dawn DiPrince & Cheryl Miller Thurston, $20.95

Your Child's Strengths: a Guide for Parents and Teachers. Jenifer Fox, $17.00

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