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Jeanne Willis (Author), Tony Ross (Author)
Simple, catchy rhyming phrases tell the story of the many things that a young redheaded girl can do. Active, colorful pencil-and-crayon illustrations depict this spirited child in her everyday world. By the end of the story, your kindergartener will identify completely with Susan, who is "through and through-/just like me, just like you. When the last illustration shows her in her wheelchair the focus of the story becomes clear: our abilities define us.
Eukee the Jumpy Jumpy Elephant
Clifford L. Corman MD (Author), Esther Trevino MFCC (Author), Richard A. Dimatteo (Illustrator)
Eukee is a smart little elephant who likes to chase butterflies, blow bubbles, and do cartwheels. He always feels jumpy inside, however, and can never finish the march at school. This beautifully illustrated book provides a simple and entertaining way to introduce Attention Deficit Disorders to children in a language they can understand.
Mommy, I Feel Funny! A Child's Experience with Epilepsy
Danielle M. Rocheford (Author), Chris Herrick (Illustrator)
Based on a true story, these simple, child friendly explanations and illustration follow young Nel through her experiences of having her first seizure, visiting the doctor, and getting testing done. A delightful and inspirational story about a brave little girl who refuses to let epilepsy interfere with her life.
Leo the Late Bloomer
Robert Kraus (Author), Jose Aruego (Illustrator)
Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking. Leo’s father is concerned, but his mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready. Brilliant illustrations add just a touch of silliness to a sweetly reassuring tale about a tiger cub who eventually catches up!
Otto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD
Matthew R. Galvin (Author), Sandra Ferraro (Illustrator)
Otto is a fidgety young car who has a motor that runs too fast. This story provides a simple outline of the steps in the ADHD journey - from diagnosis to treatment – as it describes Otto’s difficulty paying attention in school, his visit to special engine mechanic, and the special engine treatment he receives to help him run at the right speed. Humorous illustrations and concrete examples help children understand why they may need to take medication for AD/HD.
What It's Like to Be Me
Helen Exley (Editor)
Children from all over the world write about themselves and their disabilities. They tell us how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. All of the illustrations are created by the children.
WHAT-TO-DO GUIDES FOR KIDS:
Dawn Huebner (Author), Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator)
A clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Huebner recognized the need for lively, easy-to-read take-home materials to help children practice the strategies they were learning in her office. She created a format effective for 6-12 year olds, teaching sophisticated concepts using metaphors, language, and humor easily understood by kids. The “What to Do Guides for Kids” series echoes Dr. Huebner's philosophy - that children can and should be taught to help themselves overcome challenges. Engaging, interactive, and clinically accurate, Dr. Huebner's books do just that - empowering children to help themselves:
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Metaphors and humorous illustrations make difficult concepts easy to understand, while prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety.
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives.
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of "anger dousing" methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions, resulting in calmer, more effective kids.
What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights.
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life's hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point the way toward becoming happier, more positive kids.
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More: Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat a variety of habits. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of habit-busting strategies in the form of "keys" to unlock the chains holding their habits in place.