4 years & up. These books help children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life situations, lots of diversity, and concrete examples make these read-aloud books the perfect teaching tool for young children. Each book focuses on a specific skill and ends with ideas for reinforcing what the children have learned. Buy all of them together as a set of 6 or pick your favorite titles and purchase them individually. Each book is 40 pages. Book Titles: Talk and Work… More »
When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, "Will I have a friend at school?" "I think you will," said Pa. But even his father's gentle reassurance doesn't make Jim feel any better. The other children in kindergarten are scary strangers to him. He's sure that he'll never find a friend...until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 years & up. On Career Day, the children in Mrs. Madoff's class each take a turn introducing a special visitor. Every visitor has something interesting to share with the class, and together everyone learns all about the different work that people of all ages do. Hardcover. 40 pages.
4 years & up. Lena is seven years old and wants to paint a picture of herself. She wants to paint herself with brown paint to match her own skin. However, when she takes a walk through her neighborhood, she realizes that brown comes in diverse shades. Explore with this book the ways we are all alike and different by exploring family identities, values and responsibilities. Paperback. 32 pages.
2 - 4 years. Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, like all young children, want to discover their world and take on new experiences. This delightful board book is filled with babies and toddlers with Down syndrome going about the business of their lives. Full-color photographs feature children swimming, eating spaghetti, laughing, playing ball, and more. This is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. Reinforce your child's abilities and encourage the possibilities. What's… More »
With brilliantly-colored marker illustrations, "A Rainbow of Friends" demonstrates the timeless lesson of acceptance of others. This heartwarming book explains that each person is unique and adds immensely to the lives of others. Hallinan's verses encourage children to respect the disabled, to help those in trouble, and to reach out to the people around them. Full color.
3 years & up. Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most! This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap. Paperback. 32 pages.
Delightful rhymes along with rich watercolor illustrations take the reader on a journey of discovery. Each page portrays positive images of children with various disabilities. Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book illustrates that beyond our physical limitations is a world of unique gifts for each of us to share. Teachers and parents love to read this book aloud to promote understanding and tolerance at school and at home. The detailed artwork attracts children of all ages. Hardback. 32 pages.
3 - 8 years. In this colorful, inviting early childhood book, children from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that's straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, this book helps children appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their individual differences--all while building self-confidence. Lively new art breathes fresh life into this classic… More »
3 years & up. Many children require a special diet due to food allergies and sensitivities or diabetes. This set offers simple, engaging text explaining why a special diet might be needed and what these diets require. Each book offers healthy food options and corresponding recipes. Set of 4 books.
3 - 10 years. You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own. This hardback book has immersive, multi-faceted pictures designed to offer readers a glimpse into the rich variety of the human experience. Each page speaks directly to the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? What do they eat? What games do they play? How are we different? How are we alike? This is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking, with everyday moments that reveal our common… More »
3 years & up. These books are the first two written by activist Innosanto Nagara. "A is for Activist" was originally written for Nagara's child, but once published, it became an instant hit. 3 years later, "Counting on Community" came out celebrating communities. A is for Activist - This book calls parents and children to action and support social justice movements as well as inspires hope for the future. Covering hard topics, this book opens the door to progressive conversations… More »
3 years & up. Video and audio are included in this story-telling extravaganza! Featuring a group of diverse children, their goal is to make their neighborhood safer, clearer, and friendlier for the community. Sing along to many parts of the story. Includes age-appropriate preface of activism, teamwork, recycling and more. Paperback. 32 pages.
12 months & up. Today we bake with dad! Your child will enjoy this over the top, silly story about making a marvelous cake for someone special. This story features expansive gender roles and represents many family structures under-represented in past literature. Paperback. 32 pages.
Birth & up. Through gentle rhymes and colorful images of children this book celebrates the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be and you will always be loved.
Birth - 3 years. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family and that's love. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each… More »
3 years & up. Through the exchanges between a little girl born in China and her adoptive parent, this book offers an inspiring message to adoptive parents and children all over the world. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 years & up. "We Can Get Along" presents the idea of tolerance while supporting acts of kindness and conflict resolution. "Just Because I Am" invites children to appreciate themselves exactly how they are. Each contains a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers with activity and discussion ideas.