Cornelia

When I Feel Scared

When I Feel Scared

Children often feel afraid. This book, with its comforting words and illustrations, will help children address those fears and learn some new ways to cope with being afraid. First, a little bear describes some of the things that frighten him, like bad dreams or big,...

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When I Feel Worried

When I Feel Worried

Everybody worries. Children worry, too–in new or confusing situations, or when someone is upset with them. This new addition to "The Way I Feel" Series uses reassuring words and touching illustrations to address a child’s anxieties and shows him ways to help him feel...

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When I Miss You

When I Miss You

In this picture book from the well-received 'The Way I Feel' series, Spelman offers support for children with separation anxiety and, in a note to parents and teachers, practical advice for helping children cope. A little guinea pig narrates, telling her parents how...

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When I Care About Others

When I Care About Others

Booklist wrote: "This charming title in "The Way I Feel" series will help youngsters identify and understand the basic concepts and importance of receiving and offering help and emotional support. A little bear describes familiar situations, such as being hurt, sick,...

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Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce

Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce

One sad day in the Bear family, Mama and Daddy say they are getting a divorce, and Dinah is scared. But when Daddy moves into his new home, Dinah and her sister Ruth visit him on weekends and Dinah still takes walk with Daddy like she used to. Over time,  Dinah learns...

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Your Body Belongs To You

Your Body Belongs To You

In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don't want a hug now. "A good, solid...

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These Dear, Ordinary Days

These Dear, Ordinary Days

(This reflection by Cornelia on “Life in the Archives” was published in the newsletter of the Coordinating Council for Women in History in August, 2011)   I take my favorite place—a chair at the long wooden table that is closest to the tall windows—and wait. ...

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A Song of Peace for Their Land and For Mine

At an interfaith service for peace at a time of war, I heard this beautiful song, which I wanted to share with those of you who visit this website.  The song was written by Lloyd Stone in 1934, and is sung to the tune of “Finlandia.”  It is from the New Century...

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