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All Alone. Kevin Henkes, $18.95

First published in 1981, this charming book was the first of children's author/illustrator Kevin Henkes' many popular books for children. His remarkable paintings have a warmth and beauty that convey the wonders of quiet time spent reflecting on the world around you. Re-issued for a new generation to enjoy, ALL ALONE makes it clear that Henkes remembers his own childhood well — and respects that precious time in others.


Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.50

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.

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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!


Arto's Big Move. Monica Arnaldo, $18.95

Arto has lived his whole life in the snowy, cold North. When his mom gets a new job and the family prepares to spend a year in the South, Arto is not happy at all. He's just going to act as if there isn't any difference. But when Arto makes a new friend, Ana, he slowly sheds his layers and discovers that it's not such a bad idea to adapt to your surroundings. When his year in the South is over, Arto understands there is a way to cope with another move while keeping the memory of his Southern adventure alive. A relatable story with a memorable character, Arto's Big Move uses a gentle touch to convey an important message about adapting to change.


Augustine. Mélanie Watt, $7.95

Moving from the South Pole to the North Pole isn’t easy for the young penguin Augustine. She misses her friends, her grandma and grandpa and her old bedroom. But with the help of a few colored pencils and some inspiration from Picasso, this shy, artistic young penguin discovers a way to break the ice with her classmates and feel at home on the other end of the world.

Augustine’s “penguinized” versions of van Gogh, Munch, Picasso and others are a delightful way to introduce children to art. A clever, charming story told from a penguin’s eye view, in a language everyone understands.

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The titles in the Barron’s Let’s Talk About It! series speak to the concerns and anxieties of preschool and primary-school children, encouraging them to explore their feelings and then to speak openly about things that trouble them. Sharing troubling feelings with parents or with some other trusted adult is an important first step in a child's ability to overcome problems and achieve emotional growth. All books in this series have appealing color illustrations on every page. A short section at the back of each book offers advice to parents. (Ages 4–7)

Are You Shy? Núria Roca, illustrated by Marta Fàbrega, $8.50 (ages 4 to 7)

Extreme shyness can become a problem that affects a child’s social development. This book gives younger kids ways to cope with their shyness. A short section at the back of this book offers advice to parents.

Lost and Found. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Marta Fàbrega, $8.50 (ages 4 to 7)

Getting lost in a public place and being unable to find Mom or Dad is a frightening and potentially dangerous experience for younger children. This book tells children—and parents—what to do.

My Grandparents Are Special. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Marta Fàbrega, $8.50 (ages 4 to 7)

This delightful story encourages children to value the relationship they have with their grandparents.


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.


Because. Mikhail Baryshnikov, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky, $19.99

A young boy who lives with his grandmother is terribly embarrassed by her behavior, but he comes to realize that she is not just having fun, but she is being her most authentic self.

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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.


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!

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Big Ernie's New Home: a Story for Children Who Are Moving. Teresa & Whitney Martin, $13.50

BIG ERNIE'S NEW HOME gently affirms the normal sadness, anger, and anxiety that young children feel after a move. And as Big Ernie gradually discovers familiar comforts and exciting adventures in his new home, young readers may be encouraged to do the same in theirs.


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.


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...

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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 of Steel: a Baseball Dream Come True. Ray Negron, $25.95

Young Michael Steel loves to watch the New York Yankees on TV — from his hospital bed. Michael has brain cancer. But when Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano visits Michael in the hospital, Michael embarks on an unexpected and wonderful journey when he becomes a Yankee batboy for a day. It's his baseball dream come true! When Michael's illness makes him weak on the field, can he be strong enough to fulfill his batboy duties and make his new teammates proud? With a little help from Yankee greats Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Roger Maris, and Mickey Mantle, Michael Steel earns his nickname "The Boy of Steel" and learns a very important lesson: Never stop fighting!


Butterflies in My Belly. Jacqueline MacKay, $7.95

Meet Tommy. Tommy is in grade three, he loves to play soccer and he has an anxiety disorder.


Cheeky’s Security Blanket. Lindsay Lewchuk, $14.50

What could be more important than a security blanket? For Cheeky the dog, learning to feel safe and secure without his special collar is an important step in growing up.

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Chicken or Egg — Who Comes First? Susan Sweet & Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Melon & Mandarina, $21.50 (ages 4-8)

Chicken and Egg are best friends who love playing together but don't like losing. In the end, Chicken and Egg learn to appreciate having fun — no matter who wins!

With minimal words and vibrant illustrations, Chicken or Egg is a sweet and simple introduction to the concepts of good sportsmanship and losing gracefully. Also included is a Note to Parents & Other Caregivers with strategies to encourage children to focus on fun, not who comes first.


Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

You're growing up, your friends are changing, homework is harder and your life has more ups and downs than it used to. This "support group in a book" is just for you. You are not alone and you'll find out why when you read these stories.


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?


Come Home Soon: a First Look at When a Parent Goes to War. Pat Thomas, $8.99

This reassuring picture book explores the issue of military parents being away from home. Children’s worries are addressed and parents are given tips on how to help children manage this stressful separation.


COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

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

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Cristina Keeps a Promise. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez, $19.95

Cristina has an important decision to make. Cristina has been helping her brother, Victor, practice for the Special Olympics race that is coming up. "You're gonna be there for my race, right, Cristina?" Victor asks. "I'll be there, I promise." Cristina says. Then, the day before the Special Olympics, Cristina remembers that her favorite author is in town, signing books on the day of Victor's race!


Cyril Squirrel Finds Out about Love. Jane Evans, illustrated by Izzy Bean, $19.95

Helping children to learn about the ways that love can look, sound or feel, this heart-warming picture book shows some of the many different forms love, friendship and kindness take. Suitable for all children aged 2-6, especially those who may have confused ideas about love, Cyril's adventure includes guidance for adults on how the book can be read with children.


Daddy Lost His Job. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, $7.99 (ages 4-7) 

DADDY LOST HIS JOB teaches kids that overcoming hard times is easier when a family sticks together.

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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.


Don’t Be Afraid to Say No! Ilona Lammertink & Lucie Georger, $21.50 (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?

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Eli’s Lie-O-Meter: a Story about Telling the Truth. Sandra Levins, illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler, $13.95 (ages 4-8)

Elis has a knack for telling fibs and an occasional whopper until he learns a very good reason for telling the truth.


Ella Earns Her Own Money. Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Mike Moran, $8.95

Ella really wants a soccer ball. But she doesn't have enough money to buy one. So she decides to earn her own money. Ella cleans the car for her mom, gives the neighbor's dog a bath, and sells bracelets to her friends to earn cash. Will she have enough money to buy the ball in the end? Read this book to find out!


Emily's Tiger. Miriam Latimer, $8.99 (ages 3 to 7)

Watch out — Emily is off and running again! This little girl has a problem with her temper, and every time she gets angry she turns into quite the little tiger. This quirky picture book addresses behavioral issues with humor and an emphasis on intergenerational relationships.

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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!


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.

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Feeling Angry. Helen Frost, $6.95; Feeling Happy. Helen Frost, $7.95; Feeling Sad. Helen Frost, $7.95; Feeling Scared. Helen Frost, $7.95

The emotions series is designed for emergent readers, helping them to find the vocabulary for expressing their feelings and developing interpersonal communication skills.

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

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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.


These simple stories help teach young children the value of successful relationships, respect for others and personal integrity.

Forgiving a Friend. Virginia Kroll, $19.99

Jason Takes Responsibility. Virginia Kroll, $22.95


The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights. David Ufer, $10.95

A young giraffe who is afraid of heights, a monkey afraid of climbing trees and a hippo afraid of the water become good friends and along the way learn to face their fears.

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Good Neighbor Nicholas. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Cote, $19.95

Nicholas can't stand his next-door neighbor, Mr. Robinson. Mr. Robinson gets mad about everything — especially when their dog Bitsy escapes and runs over to Mr. Robinson's yard and gets into his roses. Dad explains that Mr. Robinson is probably grumpy because his wife is in a nursing home and because he has a lot of back trouble. But Nicholas doesn't care, at least until he has a bad day of his own.


Grappling with the Grumblies. Deborah Fannie Miller, illustrated by Diane Jacobs, $12.95

When Jessie woke up, everything got GRUMPY! Just try getting ready for school with a big Grumblie in your way — and with every grumpy word and action, the Grumblie grows until there's no room for Jessie. Finally, with Mom's help, Jessie wiggles and giggles those Grumblies away.


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.

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Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: an Honest Look at Lying. Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, $17.95 (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.


Henry and the Bully.  Nancy Carlson, $7.99

Henry loves playing soccer with his first-grade friends — until Sam the second-grade bully shows up! Henry has to find a way to show Sam he’s not afraid and that sometimes even an enemy can become a friend.


Henry's Amazing Imagination. Nancy Carlson, $8.50

Henry doesn't mean to fib. But he has such a good — such a BIG — imagination! How can he stop the truth from getting mixed up with his imagination?


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?

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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 Can I Deal with Bullying? A Book about Respect. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

What should you do if you see someone bullying another person at school? Is it better to just stay out of it? Or what should you do when your best friend says she won't play with you if you talk to someone she doesn't like? It's really tricky to handle situations like these. But if you show respect for others, it gets easier. This book offers examples of several tough problems and shows what you might do in each situation. See how a little respect can go a long way!

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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.


How Do You Doodle? Drawing My Feelings and Emotions. Elise Gravel, $17.50 (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 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!

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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.


Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship. Howard Binkow, illustrated by Susan Cornelison, $16.95

Howard B. Wigglebottom is a ball hog, he won't share and he sure loves to yell! What happens when he discovers that winning isn't everything?


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 Do It Myself. Valorie Fisher, $21.00

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I Can Play It Safe. Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan, $18.99

This full-color picture book teaches kids seven important rules to personal safety in a non-threatening way. It covers topics like safe versus harmful secrets, safe versus harmful touches, and the importance of having a community of trusted adults to turn to for help. Emphasizing the “check-in” rule and teaching kids to trust their gut instincts, this book gives children the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart choices about their personal safety every day.


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.

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I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations. Louise Hay & Kristina Tracy, illustrated by Manuela Schwarz, $15.99

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.


In Abby's Hands. Wendy Lewis, illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon, $4.95

IN ABBY'S HANDS is a gentle story about a young girl who believes she is incapable, but discovers her own resourcefulness when she most needs it.

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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. 


Indigo Dreams Garden of Wellness CD. Lori Lite, $17.95 Ages 5-10

Two children’s stories plus three practice tracks designed to decrease stress, anxiety and anger while increasing self-esteem and self-awareness.


Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95

“Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don't have any tea bags. Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants? Now that's a worry! But you can get rid of that worry by offering the elephants lemonade instead…”

Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and some children worry a lot. This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, and teaches kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

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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.


It’s Okay to Be Different.  Todd Parr, $10.50 (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.

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

Everyone makes mistakes — that's how you learn!


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.


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.

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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.


Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Empathy Skills for Kids with ADHD. Judith Glasser & Jill Menkes Kushner, $17.50

Did you know that there are ways to understand how other people think and feel? That's called empathy, and it is a skill you can learn! Empathy helps you get along with other people — your family, your friends, your teammates — everyone you know! Packed with exercises, pointers, and fun activities, this book will help you:

  • See different points of view
  • Understand that everyone shows their feelings differently
  • Pay attention to your feelings
  • Look for clues about what others are feeling
  • Learn the connection between thoughts and feelings
  • Brainstorm about why other people feel the way they do

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences also includes a note and resources for parents. When you build your empathy skills you will get along better with other people — and feel good about yourself, too!

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Lions Aren’t Scared of Shots: a Story for Children About Visiting the Doctor. Howard Bennett, $10.50 (ages 4-6)

Molly is worried. It's time for her doctor visit and she doesn't want to go. She likes Dr. Ryan. She just doesn't like shots! But with the help of her imagination, Molly finds her courageous inner lion right when she needs it the most.

For parents, a note by psychologist and author Jane Annunziata offers advice and tips for encouraging their own little lion to feel comfortable and brave with routine checkups, sick visits, shots, and other medical procedures.


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.

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Little Thumb. Wanda Dionne & Jana Dillon, $10.95

A perfect way to approach problem thumb-sucking, this picture book shows young children why little thumbs need to stay out of their mouths.


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.


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.

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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.


Makayla Cares about Others. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Cote, $20.95 (ages 4-6)

This simple story helps children learn the value of respect for others and personal integrity.


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

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Martha Mouse Plush Toy. $19.95

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


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, $13.50 (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.


Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Jane Weierbach & Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, $13.50 (ages 8-12)

With coaching guides, skill exercises and self-quizzes, this interactive book helps kids learn to coach themselves to handle stress and to be their most calm and confident selves.

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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees! Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, $7.99 (ages 4-7) 

MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES teaches a timeless lesson on the value of money and hard work.


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.


Move Your Mood! Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $19.95 (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.

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Moving. Vic Parker, $7.95

With photographs and simple text, young readers learn about moving and what to expect on moving day.


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.


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.

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No More Hitting for Little Hamster! Bernette Ford & Sam Williams, $15.95 (ages 2-4)

A simple story about learning not to hit — and about making friends.


No Ordinary Apple: a Story about Eating Mindfully. Sara Marlowe, illustrated by Philip Pascuzzo, $16.95

On an otherwise ordinary day, Elliot discovers something extraordinary: the power of mindfulness. When he asks his neighbor Carmen for a snack, he’s at first disappointed when she hands him an apple — he wanted candy! But when encouraged to carefully and attentively look, feel, smell, taste, and even listen to the apple, Elliot discovers that this apple is not ordinary at all. Lushly and humorously illustrated, NO ORDINARY APPLE makes a traditional technique for training mindfulness a fun and enjoyable way for children to learn to slow down and appreciate even the simplest things.


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.


Our Friendship Rules. Peggy Moss & Dee Dee Tardif, Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis, $21.95

It's pretty easy to join the cool crowd. All you have to do is ditch your best friend first....


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.


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.


Real Organized In a Jar® Helping You Get It All Together. Free Spirit Publishing, $13.50 (ages 9 and up)

Tips on how to create a less-mess zone to organize your life for success at home, in school, and wherever you go. Use REAL ORGANIZED IN A JAR whenever you need organizing help.

Organize Your Time cards: Everyone needs help managing time from time to time. These cards provide creative ways to organize your day and use your time efficiently. The better organized your time is, the more time you have to do the things you love!

Organize Your Space cards: Think of all the spaces in your life: bedroom, desk, locker, backpack, study area, etc. And your cyberspace, such as your computer files, email, and Internet bookmarks. These cards offer tips for organizing all of your life's spaces.

Organize Your Thoughts cards: These cards give practical advice for taking notes, making lists, and jogging your memory. They also help you record and follow through on your goals, desires, and ideas. Never let a brilliant thought get lost in your head again!

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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)


Ryan Respects. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye, $17.99

Ryan is fast like a cheetah, but his friend Doug is not. After they get timed in gym, Doug comes in behind everyone else. “Doug the Slug,” chants Ryan and he gets a lot of laughs. Doug is upset but Ryan doesn’t notice. What has to happen for Ryan to realize he has hurt his friend’s feelings?


Sally Sore Loser: a Story about Winning and Losing. Frank Sileo, Illustrated by Cary Pillo, $13.50

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.


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.

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Scaredy Squirrel. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Everyone is nuts about Scaredy Squirrel! Scaredy Squirrel would rather stay in his safe and familiar tree, following his carefully planned routine, than risk venturing out into the unknown. Until one day, something happened that is NOT part of his plan …

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Caution! This story is not suitable for pirates!!

Scaredy Squirrel at Night. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy NEVER sleeps — he’s afraid he’ll have bad dreams!

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy Squirrel feels better about scary things when he can plan EVERY, LAST, TINY detail. Organizing a birthday party requires lots of attention to these kinds of details. But when it’s party time — SURPRISE — Scaredy Squirrel has to learn to relax and go with the flow.

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. And once he’s spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy’s ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he’s prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy’s Action Plan takes a surprising — and “toothy” — turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship?

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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, $21.99

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


Share. Sally Anne Garland, $16.95

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!

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Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together. James Crist & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95 (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 Days. Alison McGhee, $18.99

Life’s road is full of surprises. SO MANY DAYS reminds us to notice joy and love along the way.


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.


Sometimes I’m Scared. Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff, illustrated by Bryan Langdo, $9.95 (ages 4-8)

Easy steps kids can use to help them overcome their everyday fears.

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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!


Stickley Sticks to It! A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done. Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Steve Mack, $14.50

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.

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A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy. Cat Cora, illustrated by Joy Allen, $21.00

How can one little boy make parting with his mommy easier when she has to travel for work?


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, $13.50 (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.


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!

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Thinking about Thoughts. Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Kyra Kendall, $13.95

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.


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.


The Tooth Book: a Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. Edward Miller, $18.95

Learn all about how to care for your pearly whites in this lively guide to good dental care.

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The Tween Book: a Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You. Wendy  Moss & Donald  Moses, $14.50

The tween years are a time of change and possibility. They are also a time when kids may begin to feel confused, unsure, and even different. Have you ever felt like that? This book is for you — the tween!

The Tween Book is chock full of tips, advice, research, and reflection questions to help you navigate the tween experience, including:

  • Finding the right pace for growing up
  • Adjusting to your changing role in your family
  • Gaining independence and responsibilities
  • Making decisions and setting goals for your future
  • Understanding your changing looks and your body image
  • Getting crushes on other kids and dating (or not!)
  • Making friends and hanging out in groups
  • Dealing with rumors, teasing, and even bullying
  • Completing schoolwork and getting organized
  • And more! Take a look inside and begin your tween adventure!

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.


What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, $8.00

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.

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What Does It Mean to Be Kind? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch, $13.99

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.


What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD. Dawn Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD's tricks. With engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions, it helps children master the skills needed to break free from OCD's sticky thoughts and urges, and live happier lives.

The complete list of books in this series, $21.50 each (ages 6-12):

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 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

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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.


When I'm Feeling Kind. Trace Moroney, $13.95

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

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When Is It My Turn? A Book about Fairness. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

Is it fair for another kid to keep a pen you lost, since he's the one who found it? And is it fair for your mom to say you can't watch TV after school? Sometimes life can seem pretty unfair! But if you learn the principles of fairness and try to stick to them, tricky situations like these can feel a little easier. This book offers examples of several difficult problems and examines how to deal with them fairly. See how a little fairness can go a long way!


When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things. Inger Maier, illustrated by Jennifer Candon, $13.95 (ages 3-7)

WHEN LIZZY WAS AFRAID OF TRYING NEW THINGS is the second book in a series for young children who are coping with various fears. Here, young Lizzy faces her anxieties and shyness and learns to develop some self-confidence in her abilities.


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.

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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?


Willy the Dinosaur Lies. Wayne Triebwasser & Elizabeth Squires, $13.95 (ages 6-11)

This lovable character will help young students to learn the importance of telling the truth. Willy learns that others will not trust him if he lies, and it is okay not to be perfect.

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Willy the Dinosaur Steals. Wayne Triebwasser & Elizabeth Squires, $13.95 (ages 6-11)

Willy steals a toy from a store and gets caught. He discovers there are serious consequences for taking things that do not belong to him.


Winners Don't Whine, and Whiners Don't Win! Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.95

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!"


The Yoga Game. Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Farida Zaman, $13.50

This fun riddle book introduces young children to yoga.


Yoga Planet: 50 Fun Activities for a Greener World. Tara Guber & Leah Kalish, $16.99 (all ages)

Whether you are seven or fifty-seven, whether you already practice yoga or want to learn, these informative and attractive cards are the ideal answer. They give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to perform the poses, but also increase environmental awareness with tips on how to reduce our impact on the fragile planet. Each of the cards in this fun and interactive deck is connected to one of the planet’s natural elements. Try the scorpion pose to feel the fire inside you or the swan pose to flow like water.

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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 Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses. Taeeun Yoo, $19.99

With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal — to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus — and it’s relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.


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!

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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.


Zach Gets Frustrated. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee , $17.50 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.

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Complete Booklist

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

The Affirmation Web: a Believe in Yourself Adventure Introducing Young Children to Positive Statements. Lori Lite, $13.95 (K-Gr.6)

All Alone. Kevin Henkes, $18.95 (Gr. 2-6)

And to Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends. Mary Ann Hoberman, $10.99 (K- Gr.3)

Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.50

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

Are You Still Mad? Ellen Weiss, $5.95 (K- Gr.2)

Arto's Big Move. Monica Arnaldo, $18.95

Augustine. Mélanie Watt, $18.95

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

The Bear Who Lost His Sleep: a Story about Worrying Too Much. Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, $23.95 (Gr.3-6)

Because. Mikhail Baryshnikov, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky, $19.99

Because Brian Hugged His Mother. David Rice $10.50 (JK- GR.6)

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

Be Gentle Python! Jeanne Willis & Mark Birchall, $12.95 (PS-K)

Be Who You Are. Todd Parr, $23.49

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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

Big Ernie's New Home: a Story for Children Who Are Moving. Teresa & Whitney Martin, $13.50

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)

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

A Boy and a Turtle: the Child's Visualization Book. Lori Lite, $18.95 (K- Gr. 3)

The Boy of Steel: a Baseball Dream Come True. Ray Negron, $25.95

The Boy Who Didn't Want to Be Sad. Rob Goldbloom, $9.50 (Gr. 3-6)

The Boys' & Girls' Book of Dealing with Feelings. Eric Dlugokinski, $16.99 (Gr. 3-Up)

Butterflies in My Belly. Jacqueline MacKay, $7.95

Cheeky’s Security Blanket. Lindsay Lewchuk, $14.50

Chicken or Egg — Who Comes First? Susan Sweet & Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Melon & Mandarina, $21.50 (ages 4-8)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

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

Come Home Soon: a First Look at When a Parent Goes to War. Pat Thomas, $8.99

COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

Cristina Keeps a Promise. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Enrique Sanchez, $19.95

Cyril Squirrel Finds Out about Love. Jane Evans, illustrated by Izzy Bean, $19.95

Daddy Lost His Job. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, $7.99 (ages 4-7) 

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)

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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

Do Animals Have Feelings Too? David Rice, $10.95 (JK- Gr.6)

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No! Ilona Lammertink & Lucie Georger, $21.50 (ages 4 to 9)

Double Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Feelings. Barbara Cain, $13.95 (JK- Gr.2)

Eli’s Lie-O-Meter: a Story about Telling the Truth. Sandra Levins, illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler, $13.95 (ages 4-8)

Ella Earns Her Own Money. Lisa Bullard, illustrated by Mike Moran, $8.95

Emily's Tiger. Miriam Latimer, $8.99 (ages 3 to 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

Feeling Angry. Helen Frost, $7.95 (JK- Gr.3)

Feeling Happy. Helen Frost, $7.95 (JK- Gr.3)

Feeling Sad. Helen Frost, $7.95 (JK- Gr.3)

Feeling Scared. Helen Frost, $7.95 (JK- Gr.3)

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

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Feet Are Not for Kicking. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95 (PS – Gr.1)

Franklin Is Bossy. Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark, $5.95 (PS-Gr.2)

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

Friendship: From Your Old Friends to Your New Friends. $9.50 (K- Gr. 3)

Getting Out of a Stress Mess! A Guide for Kids. Michaelene Mundy, $9.50 (K- Gr.3)

Getting Over the Blues: a Kid’s Guide to Understanding and Coping with Unpleasant Feelings and Depression. Kim”Tip” Frank & Susan Smith-Rex, $11.95 (Gr. 1-8)

The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights. David Ufer, $10.95

Glad Monster Sad Monster: a Book about Feelings. Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda, $13.99 (JK- Gr.1)

Good Neighbor Nicholas. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Cote, $19.95

The Goodnight Caterpillar: the Ultimate Bedtime Story. Lori Lite, $18.95 (PS- Gr.1)

Grappling with the Grumblies. Deborah Fannie Miller, illustrated by Diane Jacobs, $12.95

The Grouchies. Debbie Wagenbach, $10.95 (ages 4-8)

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

Grumpy Bird. Jeremy Tankard, $17.99

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: an Honest Look at Lying. Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, $17.95 (ages 8-12)

Happy. Mies Van Hout, $20.50

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

Hands Are Not For Hitting. Martine Agassi, $17.95 (PS- Gr.1); board book for toddlers $11.95

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

Help is Here for Facing Fear! Molly Wigand, $10.50 (K- Gr.3)

Henry and the Bully.  Nancy Carlson, $7.99

Henry's Amazing Imagination. Nancy Carlson, $8.50

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

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

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How Can I Deal with Bullying? A Book about Respect. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

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, $17.50 (ages 6-10)

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

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

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship. Howard Binkow, illustrated by Susan Cornelison, $16.95

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

The Hurt. Teddy Doleski, $7.50 (JK- Gr.1)

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

I Can Do It Myself. Valorie Fisher, $21.00

I Can Make a Difference: a First Look at Setting a Good Example. Pat Thomas, $8.50

I Can Play It Safe. Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan, $18.99

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 Feel Orange Today. Patricia Godwin, $5.95 (JK- Gr.1)

I Like Me. Nancy Carlson, $8.50 (JK- Gr.2)

I Miss Franklin P. Shuckles. Uland Snihura & Leann Franson, $5.95 (Gr. 1-4)

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

I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations. Louise Hay & Kristina Tracy, illustrated by Manuela Schwarz, $15.99

I Want Your Moo: a Story for Children about Self-Esteem. Marcella Weiner, $13.95 (PS- Gr.3)

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 Abby's Hands. Wendy Lewis, illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon, $4.95

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

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Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95

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, $10.50 (ages 4 and up)

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

The ‘It’s Time Series’, by Lawrence Shapiro, Illustrated by Hideko Takahashi, $8.95 each (ages 2-4)

It’s Time to Give Up Your Pacifier.
It’s Time to Start Using Your Words.

Jenny is Scared! When Sad Things Happen in the World. Carol Shuman, $10.95 (PS-Gr.3)

Josh’s Smiley Faces: a Story about Anger. Gina Ditta-Donahue, $11.95 (PS-Gr.1)

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

Just Because I Am: a Child's Book of Affirmation. Lauren Murphy Payne, $14.99 (PS- Gr.3)

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

King of the Playground. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, $7.99 (PS- Gr.3)

The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Barbara Shook Hazen & Tony Ross, $9.99 (Gr. 1-4)

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Empathy Skills for Kids with ADHD. Judith Glasser & Jill Menkes Kushner, $17.50

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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Let’s Talk About Being Afraid. Marianne Johnston, $10.95 (Gr.1-5)

Let’s Talk About Feeling Afraid. Joy Berry, $4.99 (PS- Gr.1)

The ‘Let’s Talk About It!’ Series, illustrated by Marta Fàbrega (ages 4 to 7)

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

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes, $21.9 (Gr. 1-4)

Lions Aren’t Scared of Shots: a Story for Children about Visiting the Doctor Howard Bennett, $10.50 (ages 4-6)

Little Feelings. Judy Spain Barton. $15.50 (PS-Gr.3)

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

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

Little Thumb. Wanda Dionne & Jana Dillon, $10.95

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

Mad Isn’t Bad: a Child’s Book about Anger. Michaelene Mundy, $9.25 (K- Gr.3)

Makayla Cares about Others. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Cote, $20.95 (ages 4-6)

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

Making Friends. Kate Petty & Charlotte Firmin, $7.99 (JK-2)

Making Friends. Fred Rogers, $8.50 (PS-K)

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, $13.50 (ages 5 to 8)

Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Jane Weierbach, $13.50 (ages 8-12)

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees! Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, $7.99 (ages 4-7) 

Moody Cow Learns Compassion. Kerry Lee MacLean, $16.95

Moody Cow Meditates. Kerry Lee MacLean, $22.95

Move Your Mood! Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown, $19.95 (ages 4-8)

Moving. Vic Parker, $7.95

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

Name Calling. Itah Sadu & Rasheeda Haneef, $10.95 (Gr.1-6)

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Night Light: a Story for Children Afraid of the Dark. Jack Dutro, $11.50 (ages 4-8)

No Biting Puma! Jeanne Willis & Mark Birchall, $12.95 (PS-K)

No More Hitting for Little Hamster! Bernette Ford & Sam Williams, $15.95 (ages 2-4)

No Ordinary Apple: a Story about Eating Mindfully. Sara Marlowe, illustrated by Philip Pascuzzo, $16.95

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 (ages 5-8)

Our Friendship Rules. Peggy Moss & Dee Dee Tardif, Illustrated by Alissa Imre Geis, $21.95

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

Peaceful Piggy Yoga. Kerry Lee MacLean, $8.99

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

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

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

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

Real Organized In a Jar® Helping You Get It All Together. Free Spirit Publishing, $13.50 (ages 9 and up)

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

Rising Above the Storm Clouds: What It’s Like to Forgive. Robert Enright, $10.50 (JK-Gr.5)

Ryan Respects. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye, $17.99

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Sad Isn’t Bad: a Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss. Michaelene Mundy, $11.50 (K- Gr.3)

Sally Sore Loser: a Story about Winning and Losing. Frank Sileo, Illustrated by Cary Pillo, $13.50

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

The ‘Scaredy Squirrel Series’, by Mélanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel. Mélanie Watt, $16.95
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. Mélanie Watt, $8.95
Scaredy Squirrel at Night. Mélanie Watt, $8.95
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scary Night Visitors: a Story for Children with Bedtime Fears. Irene Wineman Marcus, $13.95 (K- Gr. 3)

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

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Sean Covey, illustrated by Stacy Curtis, $21.99

Share. Sally Anne Garland, $16.95

Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together. James Crist & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95 (ages 8-12)

So Many Days. Alison McGhee, $18.99

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

Sometimes I Feel Awful. Joan Singleton Prestine, $24.95 (PS- Gr.1)

Sometimes I’m Scared. Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff, illustrated by Bryan Langdo, $9.95 (ages 4-8)

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

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem. Gershen Kaufman & Lev Raphael, $18.99 (8-12)

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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, $14.50

A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy. Cat Cora, illustrated by Joy Allen, $21.00

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 (ages 8-13)

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids. Maud Roegiers, $13.50 (ages 4-8)

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

Teeth Are Not For Biting. Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95 (PS- Gr.1)

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, $13.95

Tiger and the Temper Tantrum. Vivian French & Rebecca Elgar, $12.50 (K- Gr.2)

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

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

The Tooth Book: a Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. Edward Miller, $18.95

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith, $9.99 (Gr.1-4)

The Tween Book: a Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You. Wendy  Moss & Donald  Moses, $14.50

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

A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger. E. Whitehouse & W. Pudney, $14.95, (K- Gr.4)

‘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)

What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, $8.00

What Does It Mean to Be Kind? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch, $13.99

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

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The ‘What to Do When’ Series, $21.50 each (ages 6-12)

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 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

What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: a Guide for Kids. James Crist, $15.99 (Gr. 3-8)

When Fuzzy was Afraid of Losing His Mother. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $10.95 (ages 3-7)

When I'm Feeling Kind. Trace Moroney, $13.95

When I’m Jealous: a Language of Parenting Guide. Jane Aaron, $23.00 (ages 3-5)

When I’m Sad: a Language of Parenting Guide. Jane Aaron, $23.00 (ages 3-5)

When Is It My Turn? A Book about Fairness. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $13.95 (ages 3-7)

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 (ages 3-5)

Why Am I Different? Norma Simon, $9.99 (PS- Gr.2)

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

The ‘Why Should I Series’, by Claire Llewllyn & Mike Gordon, $9.50 each (ages 5-9)

Why Should I Eat Well?
Why Should I Help?
Why Should I Listen?
Why Should I Share?
Why Should I Protect Nature?
Why Should I Recycle?
Why Should I Save Energy?
Why Should I Save Water?

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

Willy the Dinosaur Lies. Wayne Triebwasser & Elizabeth Squires, $13.95 (ages 6-11)

Willy the Dinosaur Steals. Wayne Triebwasser & Elizabeth Squires, $13.95 (ages 6-11)

Winners Don't Whine, and Whiners Don't Win! Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.95

Words Are Not for Hurting. Elizabeth Verdick, $17.95 (PS- Gr.1)

Yesterday I Had the Blues. Jerod Ashford Frame & R. Gregory Christie, $23.95 (Gr.1-6)

The Yoga Game. Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Farida Zaman, $13.50

Yoga Planet: 50 Fun Activities for a Greener World. Tara Guber & Leah Kalish, $16.99 (all ages)

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

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses. Taeeun Yoo, $19.99

You Be You. Linda Kranz, $16.95

You’re Finally Here! Mélanie Watt, $18.95

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

Zach Gets Frustrated. William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee, $17.50 Grades 2-3

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

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

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Audio

Changing Channels: Positive Living Skills for Children. Terry Orlick, $19.99 CD

Indigo Dreams: 4 Relaxation and Affirmation Stories for Children. Lori Lite, $17.50 CD format, 60 minutes

Indigo Ocean Dreams: 4 Relaxation and Affirmation Stories for Children. Lori Lite, $19.50 CD format, 60 minutes

Indigo Dreams Garden of Wellness CD. Lori Lite, $17.95 Ages 5-10

Spaghetti Toes: Positive Living Skills for Children. Terry Orlick, $19.99 CD

Taming Your Dragons CD: 4 Relaxation Scripts. Martha Belknap, $17.50

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