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.
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.
5 years & up. Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger's and friendship by Nancy Carlson and Armond Isaak. Parties are noisy, disorganized, and smelly - all things that are hard for a child with Asperger's. Worst of all is socializing with other children. But with the support of his good friend, Armond gets through the party and has fun. It feels good to be a friend. A great book for children to learn about coping with autism or Asperger's. Paperback. 32 pages.
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 »
5 - 9 years. This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women's shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who with her mother's help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help. Paperback. 32 pages.
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. 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.
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.
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.