• 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 & 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

    • 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 & young adult fiction & true stories
      2019

      Archie of Outlandish

      The Man Who Lives Under Umbrellas

      by Kraft, Lynnette/Author, Kraft, Abigail/Illustrator

      At twenty years old, Archibald Plumby has learned to accept his odd phobia of not being able to look up into open spaces without having a panic attack. He enjoys life under his umbrellas, where he feels safe. He knows he’s a little spoiled to be living in the midst of the scenic beaches, fine restaurants, and charming attractions found in the town of Outlandish. But when Tallie, a photographer, comes to town and introduces herself to Archie, their connection is undeniable, and fears for the future begin to surface. When Archie and Tallie find themselves on diverging paths, only their faith can help them cope with separation, miscommunication, and unspoken anxieties that could keep them apart forever.

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019

      How To Be Remy Cameron

      by Julian Winters

      Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He’s the out-and-proud, superlikable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn’t entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Two Left Feet

      by Graham Howells

    • Teaching of a specific subject
      February 2012

      Thai Massage Workbook

      Basic and Advanced Courses.

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    • Fantasy & magical realism (Children's/YA)
      April 2011

      Tara and the Talking Kitten Meet Angels and Fairies

      by Diana Cooper; Kate Shannon (illustrations)

      Ash-ting, the little grey kitten who can talk to Tara, is here to help her. But Tara needs more help than Ash-ting can offer when her unpleasant 'Uncle' Steve comes to stay. That is when her guardian angel steps in to protect her and her brother and sister. When her sister nearly drowns Tara learns about healing angels and how she can call on them. The angels also teach Tara that she has to take responsibility for her actions.Tara and her kitten Ash-ting discover that the huge old oak tree behind their home is to be cut down to make way for a road. They meet fairies, elves, pixies and imps and working together they find a way to save the tree.The story is written in a way that will help those children who have been abused recognise what has happened to them. It offers practical help and also introduces them to angels with the inspiration and assistance they can offer.The book will appeal to children aged 5-9 as well as parents and teachers. I absolutely adored "The Magical Adventures of Tara and the Talking Kitten", and "Tara and the Talking Kitten meet Angels and Fairies". Diana Cooper, with illustrator Kate Shannon, has done an amazing job! I read them aloud to my daughter and these books clearly helped her to understand the many ways that angels (and fairies!) can help us in our lives! She loved the characters including the magical talking kitten, the angels, the fairies and of course - Tara! by Adrienne Dumas, editor and creator of "The Faeries and Angels" Magazine

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material

      Hilmy the Hippo Becomes a Hero

      by Rae. Norridge

    • Children's & YA

      The Curious Tale of the Dodo.

      by Anthony Cooper & Simon Kewer

      ‘The curious tale of the dodo’, is the first book in the series from the altruistic environmental brand Don’t do the Dodo. A fun introduction to conservation through the story of the dodo and written in an easy to read Dr Seuss rhyming style with fantastic color illustrations and….. the perfect length for a bedtime story! French translation available. The second book “ Dodo and the importance of BEEing”is now in draft form following the same format and an introuction to bees and their plight.

    • Romance & relationships stories (Children's/YA)

      Betrayed (Book #3 in the Vampire Journals)

      by Morgan Rice

    • Family & home stories (Children's/YA)
      September 2009

      The Further Adventures Of Ociee Nash

      by Milam McGraw Propst

      In the tradition of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna and Laura Ingalls, the Ociee Nash series is filled with the sweet, funny, poignant and mischievous adventures of ten-year-old Ociee Nash, a likable tomboy who turns her grief over her mother's death into a talent for recognizing lonely people who need a friend. Travel with Ociee as she, Papa, and brother Ben move to the bright lights of Memphis, Tennessee, where a "witch woman" captures Ociee's tender heart. In THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH, eleven-year-old Ociee's life is never plain, quiet or simple. After all, it's the fancy modern world of 1901, big brother Fred is now a married man, and brother Ben just coaxed her to jump off a moving train. Plus, as she's planning to go back to North Carolina for another visit with fun Aunt Mamie, Papa Nash announces that their family is leaving little Abbeville, Mississippi, for the bright city lights of Memphis, Tennessee. Atlanta author Milam McGraw Propst was awarded Georgia Author of the Year and a national Parent's Choice Award for the first book in the Ociee Nash series, 'A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street, which then became an acclaimed film in 2003 as THE ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH, starring Skyler Day, Keith Carradine, and Mare Winningham. Milam's stories are inspired by the history of her own grandmother, Ociee Nash Whitman.

    • Romance & relationships stories (Children's/YA)

      Loved (Book #2 in the Vampire Journals)

      by Morgan Rice

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