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

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

I Wish I Could Hold your Hand

A Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

A best friend has moved away... Dad no longer lives with the family... A favorite relative or pet has died. Loss is painful for everyone -- but can be especially traumatic for children. This warm and comforting book gently helps the grieving child understand his or her feelings -- from denial and anger to guilt and sadness -- and learn to accept and deal with them in healthy ways. Expressive illustrations.

Author: Dr. Pat Palmer; Illustrated by Dianne O'Quinn Burke
Publisher: Little Imps Books, 1994, 2000
Format: Children's Book, paperback, 27 pages

Learning to Slow Down

And Pay Attention

This book is designed as the perfect learning tool to help parents guide their child as he or she confronts the challenges of ADHD. Learning to Slow Down is unique because it is kid-centered, written from the child's point of view.
This updated edition includes easy-to-read text, fun cartoons, and activities, as well as loads of self-help tips for coping with friends, family, and schoolwork, getting organized, getting disciplined, and getting things done.

Authors: Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, and Ellen B Dixon, PhD
Illustrations: Charles Beyl
Publisher: Magination Press, 2005
Format: Book, paperback. Appropriate for ages 6-11. Full-color illustrations.

Let`s Talk About Living with a Grandparent

Discusses various reasons for living with a grandparent, the benefits of such an arrangement, and how to help out at home.

Author: Susan Kent
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group's PowerKids Press, 2000
Format: Book, hard cover

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