Books for The Early Years and the Primary Grades
Friends come in all colours and sizes; they can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, outgoing or quiet. This book reminds children to celebrate their differences because that is what makes each of us so special.
‘This positive and empowering book will help readers of all ages to understand the impact that anxiety, and particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder, can have on the lives of children and youth.’ –Lauren Humphreys, Ph.D.
Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome to early primary school educators.
Brian is so excited when his parents buy him a pet bird. Everyone is amazed when he teaches it how to talk. When his pesky big brother leaves the door open though, the bird flies out. While Brian's visual impairment plays a big part in the action of the story, it certainly isn't the focus of this charming book.
Ann, who has cerebral palsy, attends school for the first time. Students learn about cerebral palsy, especially about her wild right and her magic boots.
Early one morning a young boy wakes to his special alarm clock. He puts on his hearing aids and clothes, then goes to wake his father. Together they brave the cold as they walk down the dirt road that leads to the beach.
'Daydreaming Dakota, like all the others in the 'We are Powerful' series, embraces a lovely, supportive approach to assisting parents and other adults to help children find the positives in themselves, despite the challenges they face when dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.' –Peter S. Jensen, MD, President and CEO, The REACH Institute
A coloring book designed to explore concepts of difference in a positive way, intended for young primary students.