• Children's & YA
      November 2013

      Helping Children With Feelings

      A set of 10 stories about feelings with 10 accompanying guide books

      by Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong

      These 10 beautifully-illustrated storybooks along with 10 practical guidebooks, (20 books in total), enable teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. Each guide focuses on a particular feeling, with exercises and ideas to help children think about, express and focus on that feeling to the point of resolution. The illustrated stories are designed to be told alongside the guide, but can be used independently to promote discussion and help to show children they are not alone. Titles included in the set are: Helping Children of Troubled Parents and Monica Plum's Horrid Problem. Helping Children Locked in Rage and Hate and How Hattie Hated Kindness. Helping Children Pursue Their Hopes and Dreams and A Pea Called Mildred. Helping Children Who Are Anxious or Obsessional and Willy and the Wobbly. Helping Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings and A Nifflenoo Called Nevermind. Helping Children Who Have Hardened Their Hearts or Become Bullies and A Wibble Called Bipley. Helping Childen Who Yearn for Someone They Love and The Frog Who Longed for The Moon to Smile. Helping Children With Fear and Teenie Weenie in a Too Big World. Helping Children With Loss and The Day The Sea Went Out and Never Came Back. Helping Children With Low Self-Esteem and Ruby and the Rubbish Bin.

    • Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's/YA)
      April 2016

      MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready

      a true story promoting inclusion and self-determination

      by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Mary Birdsell

      MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to do with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color should she paint her fingernails? Will she get ready in time? (MyaGrace has Autism, Cerebral Palsy and intellectual disabilities. She was adopted from India.)

    • Children's & YA
      May 2016

      Jenny and her Dog Both Fight Cancer

      A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

      by Jewel Kats, Claudia Marie Lenart

      Jenny, a young girl undergoing treatment for cancer, discovers that her best friend, Dolly, also has cancer. Dolly is the family's dog, who has always been at Jenny's side through trying times, and Jenny vows to support Dolly as well. This bittersweet tale is a story of mutual devotion and loyalty. While the prognosis is not good for dogs with cancer, Dolly's love provides enduring hope and support for Jenny on her healing journey."Wow! I love this honest, refreshing book about childhood cancer and the tender, loving bond of a courageous child with her dog that enables them to endure the intolerable chemotherapy treatments and gives them all the more reason to do so. Highly recommended!"--David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, Author, & Clinical Director, Children's Home of Poughkeepsie"In this book, Jenny and her dog, Dolly, both get the dreaded cancer diagnosis. In this sweet, moving journey, Jenny and Dolly show us how they fight through chemotherapy treatment together. I love how genuine, heartfelt, and sincere this story is. It will truly benefit families who struggle with cancer."--Jill Osborne, EdS, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS"Jewel Kats and Claudia Marie Lenart accomplished the unimaginable by telling an important and moving story in just a few mesmerizing pages. Jewel introduces the reader to 'Cancer' and the treatment that saves Jenny's life while she comforts the dog she loves. Claudia's pictures are magnificent in their texture, color, detail, and postural simplicity of the characters. I had to read it twice—I could not see through my tears the first time."--Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist and author of the Please Explain series"Jewel Kats tackles cancer in a heartwarming story of friendship and loss. Cancer has no boundaries, as Kats points out, when a young girl and her dog both fight this deadly illness. This book is beneficial for children who are embarking upon a cancer journey, either their own or alongside a family member."--V.S. Grenier, Award-winning Author & Mom's Choice Honoree

    • Social issues (Children's/YA)

      Special Needs, Special Horses

      A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

      by Naomi Scott

      A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horseback riding. Special Needs, Special Horses , by Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy. From recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, to the competitions some riders enter (and win), Scott describes the various techniques of the process and its benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. The book explores the roles of the instructors, physical therapists, volunteers, and the horses, and explains carriage driving, vaulting, and educational interactions with horses. Scott profiles individuals involved in the therapy, including clients whose special needs arose from intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism. Special Needs, Special Horses is an excellent guide for the families of the many who do--or could--enjoy improved lives from therapeutic riding. It will also appeal to practitioners of therapeutic riding as an overview of their profession.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2013

      Get Your Power Back Now!

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      Dear parents,Read this book before your children do, then you will be able to guide them and give them good advice when they need it. Many parents have asked us whether it is possible to teach you young people to keep your energy in order, as every day you meet and interact with a lot of different people, which exposes you to many different energies. This happens at school, in your extracurricular activities, and when spending time with all your friends, whether it is physically, or through the Internet. And the answer to the question is YES, of course you can learn how to master your own energy! That is why we have written this energy guide. Its goal is to teach you how to stand on your own feet and stand strong in your own energy, both when you are with others and when you are on your own. So whether you are on your way to become a teenager, and have a lot of friends, or no friends at all, if you are splitting time between two homes, or you are about to reach adult life and have a girlfriend or boyfriend, or just have moved out of your parents’ home - this book is for you. This energy guide is perfect for you, if you want to learn more about yourself and others without having to use a lot of effort.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2011

      The Little Energy Guide 1

      Take care of your own energy

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      We spend most of our time with nice, happy people – people we care about and we’d like to help and support in the best way possible. Once in a while, however, we come across people who are not good for us. These are people who try to gain access to our energy in a variety of different ways, and who we should watch out for whenever they are near us. We need to take particular care of our energy as, subconsciously, that is what these people want to get hold of. This little pocket guide can teach you how to do that. By reading the energy guide and following the instructions, you will quickly experience how, consciously, you can hold onto your energy and so be in the best position to make the most of your life.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2014

      The Girl With the Big Fat Heart

      by Aida Alvarez-Taduran

      Love, friendship, kindness, giving, heart surgery, loss, grief, family, support, recovery

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      September 2015

      Wondrous Willow

      by Horner, Christine

      ONCE THERE WAS AN AUSPICIOUS LITTLE BUTTERFLY who lived on the side of a very steep mountain. How Willow had come to be born on the side of this particular mountain was a great mystery to her. Yet, she felt sure it was for a very special reason that she was there. “You don’t even do . . . whatever it is butterflies do. You sit around on bushes preening, or near the water’s edge looking at yourself all day!” yelled Percy. It was true. When she thought about it much, it brought her down. How could Willow be so silly as to think herself to be important when she didn’t even behave like other butterflies? Christine Horner and Joey McGrellis take us on a courageous journey of the heart as Willow, marveling at her wondrous existence, explores life, death, unlikely heroes, and a miracle when a man-made fire changes her life and her mountain home forever.www.ChristineHorner.com

    • Children's & young adult: general non-fiction
      May 2008

      The Art of Living of the Wise

      by Antonio Meneghetti

      Specially dedicated to young people, this book deals with the fundamental aspects that constitute the foundation for healthy individual identity, such as: moral issues, social and personal relations, work, money, functionality within society and attitudes towards sex.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Please Explain Terrorism to Me

      A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents

      by Laurie Zelinger

      A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for their Parents Complemented by exquisite, colorful artwork, Dr. Zelinger skillfully crafts an easily relatable children's story using everyday situations, around the oppressive concept of Terrorism in the news. With masterful understanding of the child's world, new and frightening concepts are introduced carefully and gently, with the child's perspective in mind. Dr. Zelinger provides parent coaching to further the dialogue in her P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom section (Prepare, Explain, Answer, Reassure, Listen, Safeguard) where caregivers are given scripts to guide them, as well room for individuality. This pioneer book helps children and parents face a critical, often avoided topic with reassurance and calm. "This book provides the 'PEARLS' of wisdom for parents and children to discuss a scary topic like terrorism in ways that promote healthy and authentic parent-child conversations that yield to mutual respect and bonding." --Marc A. Brackett, PhD., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence “Deep and yet accessible, her remarkable deciphering of the psychological factors that hinder the free communication between parents and children on terrorism is compelling.This fascinating guide amounts to a riveting lesson of clarity and to a masterpiece in bridging the unbridgeable.” --Hon. Yehuda Lancry, Former Ambassador of Israel to the U.N. “Please Explain 'Terrorism' to Me is a straightforward and down-to-earth treatment of a difficult subject. Dr. Zelinger uses common sense, a simple clarification of the basic issues, and reassurance to provide a deeper understanding of terrorism for kids—without a corresponding rise in anxiety.” --Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Psychologist/Author, Dr. Laurie Zelinger is a distinguished Board Certified Psychologist with Diplomate status in school psychology as well as a credentialed play therapist who serves on executive boards of state and and national organizations. Laurie is the author of the bestselling book Please Explain Anxiety to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, 2nd Edition Ann Israeli is a retired art teacher, wall paper and textile designer. Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press (www.LHPress.com)

    • Children's & YA

      Cartoon Conversations

      (on teaching, learning and life: 25 cartoons and related questions)

      by ERIC FRANGENHEIM

      25 cartoons from the best-selling teacher resource, Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies, by Eric Frangenheim. Each cartoon is accompanied by an explanation and a series of reflective and thought-provoking questions to be used in classrooms, staff rooms and around the family table to encourage deeper, reflective and more meaningful conversations. In addition, there are 11 generic questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain for each of the 25 cartoons. In general, all of the cartoons and questions can be used as ice-breakers and debating points for school classrooms, staff rooms, the corporate world and for family discussion. To discourage enthusiastic and stronger personalities from dominating these discussions, it is suggested that a Think:Pair:Share strategy be used to allow all involved to think on their own (Think: 30-90 seconds or more), before they discuss their initial ideas with a partner (Pair: another 30-90 seconds), followed by pairs being invited to let others know what they had discussed (Share: as long as the facilitator feels is appropriate).

    • Children's & YA
      December 2010

      Grandma's Magic Mirror

      by Deb Battersby

      When Grandma arrived, who knew what magic would unfold? In her case was a very special mirror. This mirror spoke to the children and told them exactly what they needed to hear: a message of love and confidence which builds self-esteem and empowerment. Through this touching and powerful story, children learn that they can do and be anything they want, if they just practice and believe. With beautiful illustrations and catchy rhymes, this story is perfect for younger children (and the grownups in their lives!)

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2018

      Bridge That Gap!

      How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job And Build The Career They Want

      by Angela Middleton

      Bridge That Gap! How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job and Build the Career They Want by Angela Middleton is a thoughtful and insightful book that will be of invaluable assistance to teachers who really care about the futures of their pupils. Most education professionals will concede that there is a chasm between school careers advice and the reality for young people in gaining the skills that will help them make it in the real world of employment. This book showcases Angela’s extensive knowledge to explain how a bridge can be built to cross the divide between theory and practice – and will equip teachers with the wherewithal they need to help their pupils fly.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2018

      2018 Spring Rights Offer - Children's Books

      by Speedy Publishing LLC

      Speedy Publishing is pleased to present our Juvenile Non-Fiction Children’s Books Rights Offer for Spring 2018. We have listed 200+ titles from 5 of our most popular imprints including Baby Professor, Pets Unchained, Dot EDU and Tech Tron. Our titles are created to spark curiosity and inspire children to read and learn about the unknown. From astronomy to pet care and ancient history to ocean sea creatures, K-12 readers learn interesting and fun facts. The stunning photography and imagery complements each title helping to hold the interest of those reluctant readers. Each entry in this catalog showcases a few pages from each title giving you a preview of the unique content and images. We have partnered with IPR License to offer World Language Rights (except for English) in Print (Paperback & Hardcover rights) and Digital (eBook & Audio rights) for the entire catalog. This allows us to deep discount the rights cost of each title and provide prospective rights buyers with a well-rounded catalog across multiple sub-genres within the K-12 market. For K-12 publishers looking to expand their markets and add more depth to their front lists for 2018 and 2019 this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Each title features a combination of fun facts and amazing photos written in child friendly text making the full catalog a perfect addition to any publishers front list in multiple languages.

    • Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's/YA)

      OE quiere que sea viernes

      Una historia real que promueve la inclusión y la autodeterminación

      by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, Mary Birdsell, Karen Diaz Anchante

      OE está contando los días hasta el viernes. Es su día preferido de la semana. Ella se divierte cada día, pero sabe que el viernes es más divertido y fabuloso. Ella tiene muchas ganas de pasarla bien con papá y con su entrenador, Austin.Tanto OE y Austin tienen parálisis cerebral y utilizan dispositivos de comunicación o el lenguaje de señas para comunicarse.OE fue adoptada de Rusia cuando tenía casi cinco años. Finding My Way Books hace honor a los niños con necesidades especiales o al compatir sus historias.

    • Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/YA)
      October 2015

      Talkabout For Children 1

      Developing self awareness and self esteem

      by Alex Kelly

      Developing self awareness and self esteem. This practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem. Self awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. The book includes the following: Over 40 activities to develop self awareness and self esteem A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use A year's teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum A short introduction to working with children with low self esteem and social skills difficulties A short assessment of self awareness and self esteem 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups. This resource has already been piloted across the UK and abroad and has proved to be very popular with teachers, therapists and children. The children in particular love the new Talkabout characters that are introduced to help them understand some of the concepts. This is certainly a must have for anyone working with young children or children with special needs on self awareness or self esteem.

    • Personal & social issues
      September 2011

      Talkabout for Children 2

      Developing social skills

      by Alex Kelly

      Designed specifically for young children (aged 4 and above) or children with special needs, this practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing social skills. Social competence is an essential aspect of our quality of life and this resource will help you to develop these skills in young children. The book includes: Over 60 activities to develop social skills in body language, conversations and assertiveness A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use A two year teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum A short introduction to working with children with social skills difficulties An assessment of social skills and planning sheet for intervention 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups This resource has already been piloted across the UK and abroad and has proved to be very popular with teachers, therapists and children. Puppets and animals bring some of the concepts to life and new Talkabout characters help the children to learn these essential skills. This is certainly a must have for anyone working with young children or children with special needs on social skills.

    • Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/YA)
      July 1997

      The Social Skills Handbook

      Practical Activities for Social Communication

      by Jayne Comins, Sue Hutchings, Judy Offiler

      This is a practical photocopiable guide to setting up and running social skills groups. The ideas presented will act as a stimulus to therapists and trainers working with clients who need to develop more effective social communication skills. Based on well-established therapeutic principles, it contains: An overview of pertinent theory and the principles of groupwork A range of useful and adaptable ideas for practical activities designed to facilitate social communication skills Starts with basic, confidence-building tasks and progresses to more complex assignments All activities are easy to implement and clearly laid out with information on format, resources required and tips for group leaders.

    • Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/YA)
      August 2004

      Talkabout Relationships

      Building Self-esteem & Relationship Skills

      by Alex Kelly

      The third title in the successful Talkabout series, Talkabout Relationships reflects current literature and research on developing relationships for people with learning disabilities, and aims, through groupwork, to improve self-esteem and relationship skills in people who are having difficulties in making or maintaining friends. This highly illustrated, practical resource: Is designed to help teachers or therapists to work through self-esteem and relationship skills within a group setting in a structured way. Was originally written for young adults with a learning disability, it has also been used successfully with children with learning disabilities and those who present with social skills difficulties. Includes a staff rating assessment of a client's relationship skills and criteria for inclusion in a relationships group, as well as a self-esteem assessment and a self-rating assessment of relationship skills. Contains illustrated, photocopiable group activities and worksheets to address self-image, identity and self-confidence as well as the different types of relationship, the qualities of friends and some of the skills involved in improving and developing relationships. Illustrated by the author, this hands-on groupwork resource is ideal for speech language therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, community learning disability nurses and anyone working in the field of learning disability.

    • Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's/YA)
      May 2005

      Drama Scripts for People with Special Needs

      by Sheree Vickers

      You may wish to use drama in a teaching or group situation but lack either the confidence to speak in character or the time to develop a role and/or workshop. This book solves both of these problems by providing the words to speak, an established well-worked lesson plan to use and an easy format to follow for multiple adaptations and future dramas. If you have experience of using drama, the ideas in this book will inspire and assist your creative lessons. Intensely practical and hands-on, this is a book of scripts and drama-workshop breakdowns designed especially for people with special needs, including those with PMLD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Each script format and workshop plan has been fully worked with groups of varying ages and abilities and includes valuable notes of experience - documenting lessons where the unexpected happened and how it was handled. As with any group of special people, getting to know their needs is paramount in order to gear the drama towards their specific requirements, however, these script formats are guaranteed to work even on a first meeting! Just follow the script as written or substitute the characters and situations themselves to create limitless drama possibilities.

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