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A Foot is Not a Fish!

A Foot is Not a Fish!

Shared reality is critical to a democracy. In a time of alternative facts and the loss of that shared sense of reality, A Foot Is Not a Fish! playfully illustrates the difference between what is true and what is not by the use of absurd fun comparisons that every...

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Oliver Twist

I watched the 1948 movie version of "Oliver Twist."  Oliver is an orphan, raised in an English workhouse which, essentially, requires slavery for food and shelter; then Oliver is sold, at about eight years old, to an undertaker as an apprentice, where he is also...

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When I Feel Good About Myself

When I Feel Good About Myself

"I feel good about myself. Somebody loves me just as I am. I don't have to look like anyone else, be the same size, or do the same things. It's fine to be me." When I Feel Good About Myself offers children positive and upbeat examples about the value of being...

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When I Feel Jealous

When I Feel Jealous

"Jealousy is a prickly, hot, horrible feeling," says a little bear in this book in "The Way I Feel" series of picture books. A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be...

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When I Feel Sad

When I Feel Sad

Readers can relate to the situations in which this little guinea pig feels sad.  The little pig learns how to take actions to help her feel better, and eventually our heroine realizes that feeling sad doesn’t last forever. Included in the 2003 edition of "The Best...

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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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