A Safe Place For Caleb

​Parents, professionals, and lay people will find this book helpful in understanding and addressing attachment disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. The first half of the book is an interactive story that follows the experiences of Caleb, a young boy who relates his difficulties and frustrations in forming and sustaining healthy relationships. He learns strategies for coping with attachment issues during his journey to the Safe tree House, where he is introduced to the four " attachment healing keys." These act as therapeutic tools to unlock difficulties with attachment, and are presented using text and illustrations that are easily accessible for readers of all ages, even for young children. The second half of the book presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders, and provides a wide array of assessment tools, photocopiable material and healing techniques to address attachment difficulties. Lists of helpful organizations and relevant reading materials are also presented.


Author: Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format: Paperback Book, 128 Pages

Be Polite and Kind

When Children are courteous, respectful, and kind, other people enjoy being around them. Politeness invites reciprocal behavior and helps people get along. In simple words and appealing illustrations, this book teaches the basics of good manners and gracious behavior. Children begin to see the benefits that courtesy brings. made to be read aloud, this book also includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions to share, politeness games to play, and role-play activities that build social skills.


Author: Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Format: Paperback book, 34 pages

Bravest Kids in Town
3 Stories of Strength and Character

The captivating stories on this CD send a message to children that will help them make wise choices and develop good character and strong morals.

Author: Katherine D. Bennett
Publisher: The Love and Logic Press, Inc., 2003
Format: CD, Total running time: 76 minutes
Age Group: Kindergarten to Third Grade
Did My First Mother Love Me?
A Story for an Adopted Child

Even though Morgan knows all about her adoption, the preschooler sometimes wonders about her "other mother." When she asks, "Did my first mother love me?" her mother reads the letter her birthmother wrote to her. It relates the woman's wishes to be the one to give her child a safe and happy home, but acknowledges sadly that this is not possible. The adoptive family's openness and love are evident. Pen-and-ink drawings realistically illustrate the story. A note for parents about "Talking with Your Child About Adoption" is appended. This slim volume will be of value to adoptive parents, especially those fortunate enough to have letters from a birthmother.

Author: Kathryn Ann Miller
Illustrator: Jami Moffet
Publisher: Morning Glory Press
Format: Book, paperback
Doing and Being Your Best

The Adding Assets Series for Kids:
The Boundaries and Expectations Assets

Stories, tips, and ideas show them why and how boundaries help them behave in positive, responsible ways.​

Authors: Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005
Format: Booklet, paperback, 90 pages

Excuse Me!
A Little Book of Manners

"Please," "Thank you," and "excuse me" are fun and easy to remember with this delightful lift-the-flap book!

Author: Karen Katz
Publisher: Grosset Dunlap, 2002
Format: Book, hard cover, lift-the flap children's book
Families Change
All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it's not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.

Author: Julie Nelson
Illustrator: Mary Gallagher
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, 2007
Finding the Right Spot
When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents

Finding the Right Spot is a story for all kids who can't live with their parents, regardless of the circumstances. It's a story about resilience and loyalty, hope and disappointment, love, sadness and anger, too. It's about whether life is fair, and wondering what will happen tomorrow, and talking about all of it. And finally, it's about what makes the spot you're in feel right.

Author: Janice Levy; Illustrator: Whitney Martin
Publisher: Magination Press, 2004
Format: Book, paperback
Happy Baby
Puppies and Friends - In English and Spanish
A touch, feel and say book.

Published by Saint Martin's Press, 2001
Format: Board Book
I Can Share
A Little Book of Manners

Learning to share has never been more fun than with this delightful lift-the-flap book!

Author: Karen Katz
Publisher: Grosset Dunlap, 2004
Format: Book, hard cover, lift-the flap children's book
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