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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

BOOKS


Title:  The Bookfinder
Author 1: Dreyer, Sharon Spredemann
Author 2:
Publisher: American Guidance Service, Inc.
Date:  1977
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Reference
Call Number: C1500

Summary: The Bookfinder is a reference work that describes and categories  1,031 current children's books according to more than 450 psychological, behavioral and developmental topics of concern to children and young adolescents, aged 2 through 15.  It is written primarily for parents, teachers, librarians, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other adults who want to identify books that may help children cope with the challenges of life.  In short, the Bookfinder was created to fill the need for a way to match children and books.  (Volume 1 - Books published prior to 1975  Volume 2 - 1975-1978  Volume 3 - 1979-1982  Volume 4 - 1983-1986  Volume 5 - 1987-1990)  (Grades K-12)

 


Title:  Arnie and the Stolen Markers
Author 1: Carlson, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Penguin Group
Date:  1987
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1501

Summary: Arnie has got to have the super-duper marker set he sees at Harvey's Candy and Toy Shop, but his allowance is gone.  So, when Harvey goes into the back room... Arnie's ensuing guilty feelings, the discovery of the stolen markers by his mother, and Harvey's retribution, make a satisfying morality tale.  (Ages 3-8)

 


Title:  Grandad Bill's Song
Author 1: Yolen, Jane
Author 2:
Publisher: The Putnam & Grosset Group
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1502

Summary: Jon, a young boy dealing with the death of his grandfather, asks those who knew him best, "What did you do on the day Grandad died?"  The answers help him understand a life well-lived and realize that Grandad Bill lives on in many memories.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The White Deer and Other Stories Told by the Lenape
Author 1: Bierhorst, John
Author 2:
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1503

Summary: A great people who once ruled the Hudson and Delaware valleys, the Lenape were also great storytellers, who could spin the magical tales of Snow Boy, the white deer, and the strange trickster who turns everything upside down.  Here are the authentic texts that represent the Native American literary heritage of the old Lenape homeland.  Included are original tales, tales of prophecy, stories of heroic children, and a selection of amusing and poignant dog stories.  Of particular interest are the tales of the Lenape trickster, a wise-foolish superhero not quite like any other Native American trickster figure.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Everything I Do You Blame On Me!  A Book to Help Children Control Their Anger & Why Should I?  It's Not MY Birthday!
Author 1: Aborn, Allyson
Author 2:
Publisher: The Center for Applied Psychology, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1504

Summary: In the first part of this "double book," children follow the progress of a boy named Eddie and learn some of the most effective techniques available to help children control and transform anger.  In the second book, children can practice their own decision-making skills as they choose their own resolutions to the conflicts experienced by a boy having common difficulties with his family.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Dinosaurs Divorce
Author 1: Brown, Laurene Krasny
Author 2: Brown, Marc
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Date:  1986
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1505

Summary: A wonderfully illustrated book about divorce and all the feelings that go along with it.  This book is perfect for children going through the divorce of their parents, or learning to accept a parents' remarriage.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Black, White, Just Right!
Author 1: Davol, Marguerite W.
Author 2:
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Date:  1993
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1506

Summary: A wonderful multicultural story of a little girl explaining the differences between her mom, her dad, and herself.  Although they may not look the same, walk the same, eat the same, or dance the same, they are each just right, together or apart!  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Great-Uncle Alfred Forgets
Author 1: Shecter, Ben
Author 2:
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1507

Summary: A reassuring story for children who are beginning to notice some of the effects that Alzheimer's disease can have on a relative or neighbor.  It also provides an opportunity for adults and children to share their feelings about someone they love whose perception of the world is slowly changing.  (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  Nana Hannah's Piano
Author 1: Bottner, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1508

Summary: What's a boy to do when deep in his heart he knows he's a first baseman but his mother makes him practice the piano?  His grandmother, Nana Hannah, is the only one who understands.  But when Nana Hannah twists her ankle, she's the one who needs to be cheered up.  Sonny does his best.  But there must be something else he can do, some way he can really make her feel better.  Of course, Nana Hannah does have a piano...  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Mama, Do You Love Me?
Author 1: Joosse, Barbara M.
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Date:  1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1509

Summary: A tender story of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting.  This carefully researched book will introduce readers to a distinctively different culture.  A unique blend of sophisticated artistry and simple emotion, this very special and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Sitti's Secrets
Author 1: Nye, Naomi Shihab
Author 2:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1510

Summary: This welcoming picture book invites readers to join Mona on an empowering journey that mirrors the curve of our planet, a journey exploring human connections and family traditions that defy distance and time.  (Ages 4-9)

 


Title:  Who Belongs Here?  An American Story
Author 1: Knight, Margy Burns
Author 2:
Publisher: Tilbury House, Publishers
Date:  1993
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1511

Summary: This book invites young readers to explore the human implications of intolerance.  Anecdotes relating the experiences of other refugees and their contributions to American culture play counterpoint to a young boys' poignant tale of the immigrant experience, all enlivened by O'Brien's full-color pastels.  A compendium at the end of the book offers more detailed information about Pol Pot, Ellis Island, and other topics in the test.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day
Author 1: Curtis, Jamie Lee
Author 2:
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date:  1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1512

Summary: Silly, cranky, excited, or sad - everyone has moods that can change each day.  Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and even have fun with their ever-changing moods.  (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Author 1: Curtis, Jamie Lee
Author 2:
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1513

Summary: In asking her mother and father to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl shows that it is a cherished tale she knows by heart.  Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell come together once again to create a unique celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the world.  A heartwarming story not only of how one child is born, but of how a family is born.  (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  Stellaluna
Author 1: Cannon, Janell
Author 2:
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
Date:  1993
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1514

Summary: Separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, Stellaluna finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit.  But swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many amazing things this little fruit bat must learn to do.  Not all are lessons in survival, however.  For as Stellaluna adapts to the habits of her new family, she learns the essence of friendship in humorous and touching ways.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Kissing Hand
Author 1: Penn, Audrey
Author 2:
Publisher: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Date:  1993
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1515

Summary: A child entering a new school or going away to camp, a child entering foster care or residential care, a child facing a temporary separation from loved ones or the death of a parent, grandparent, or other special person, even a fearful adult, will find reassurance in these pages.  Parents and others who care for children will find an unforgettable way of communicating the message that all of us most need to hear - "You are loved."  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  If I Ran the Family
Author 1: Johnson, Lee
Author 2: Johnson, Sue Kaiser
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1516

Summary: Told in simple rhymes and beautiful full-color illustrations, this book is a warm, wise parable for today.  Children will enjoy imagining what it would be like to make the rules.  Adults will gain new perspective on their own family systems.  This book is for anyone who is committed to family values and children's needs.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  All the Colors of the Earth
Author 1: Hamanaka, Sheila
Author 2:
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1517

Summary: Children come in all the colors of the earth, in every shade of you and me.  With soaring text and majestic art, Sheila Hamanaka celebrates the dazzling diversity of children laughing loving and glowing with life.   (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Author 1: Dr. Seuss
Author 2:
Publisher: Random House
Date:  1990
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: test
Call Number: C1518

Summary: For out-starting upstarts of all ages, here is a wonderfully wise and blessedly brief graduation speech from the one and only Dr. Seuss.  In his inimitable, humorous verse and pictures he addresses the Great Balancing Act (life itself, and the ups and downs it presents) while encouraging us to find the success that lies within us.  Everyone will find it inspired good fun.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Now I Will Never Leave the Dinner Table
Author 1: Martin, Jane Read
Author 2: Marx, Patricia
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1519

Summary: Patty Jane Pepper is back!  The contrary heroine is accused of stuffing spinach into her pocket.  Now her sister, Joy, the bossy baby-sitter, insists Patty Jane stay at the table until she takes a bite of spinach.  And swallows it.  But Patty Jane has other plans for Joy, if she ever gets to leave the table!  (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  The Rainbow Fish
Author 1: Pfister, Marcus
Author 2:
Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1520

Summary: Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child-appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish, who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions, that gives the book its lasting value.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!
Author 1: Pfister, Marcus
Author 2:
Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1521

Summary: In this exciting adventure, Rainbow Fish is torn between his newfound friends and a lonely striped fish who is not allowed to join the group because he lacks a shiny scale.  When a dangerous and hungry shark suddenly appears, Rainbow Fish must decide:  Should he risk losing his new friends - maybe even his life - for the little stranger?  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Girl Who Wore Too Much:  A Folktale From Thailand
Author 1: MacDonald, Margaret Read
Author 2: Vathanaprida, Supaporn
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Date:  1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1522

Summary: Like most young girls, Aree likes fine clothing and jewelry.  But she is just a wee bit spoiled and has more fine dresses and accessories than she needs.  So when word comes of a dance to be held in the next village, Aree can't make up her mind of what clothes to show off.  Racked by indecision, Aree decides to wear them all, until she learns that excess can be a burden, and that impressing friends is not the same as keeping them.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Hate List
Author 1: Martenz, Arden
Author 2:
Publisher: mar*CO products
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1523

Summary: A story about a young girl who learns that by changing her reactions to unpleasant situations, she can control her anger and have more friends.  The story and its accompanying activity sheets can be presented in one or more sessions, depending upon the amount of time the facilitator wishes to spend on the topic.  (Grades 2-5)

 


Title:  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Author 1: Viorst, Judith
Author 2:
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Date:  1972
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1524

Summary: Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair.  And it got worse... His best friend deserted him.  There was no dessert in his lunch bag.  And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!  Alexander learns that some days are just like that, no matter who or where you are.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  There's a Nightmare In My Closet
Author 1: Mayer, Mercer
Author 2:
Publisher: Puffin Pied Piper
Date:  1968
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1525

Summary: Childhood fear of the dark and the resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration are given that special Mercer Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous fantasy.  Young children will easily empathize with the boy and can be comforted by his experience.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Don't Pop Your Cork On Mondays!  (Anti-Stress Book)
Author 1: Moser, Adolph
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1988
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1526

Summary: A very informative and wonderfully entertaining handbook for children that explores the causes and effects of stress and offers young people practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress factors in their daily lives.  In today's pressure-cooker society, this book is a must.  Children will love it.  Parents will appreciate it.  And teachers and counselors will recognize its value as a tool for affecting children's lives in positive ways.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays!  (Self-esteem Book)
Author 1: Moser, Adolph
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1527

Summary: Dr. Moser strikes right to the heart of the basic elements of self-esteem.  He presents valuable information to children that will help them understand the importance of their self-worth.  Then he offers practical approaches by which children can evaluate and strengthen their senses of self-esteem.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Don't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays!  (Anger Control Book)
Author 1: Moser, Adolph
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1528

Summary: Anger can be a powerful and frightening emotion for children to see in others and experience in themselves.  In his new book, Dr. Moser explains the causes of anger and offers methods that can help children reduce the amount of anger they feel.  He also gives effective techniques to help young people control their behavior, even when they are angry.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Don't Despair on Thursdays! (Grief Management Book)
Author 1: Moser, Adolph
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1529

Summary: In this informative book, Dr. Moser explains the grief process to children and helps them understand that grieving is a normal response.  He also lets them know that their grief may last more than just a few days or weeks.  And he offers practical approaches and easy-to-follow methods that youngsters can use, day-by-day, to cope with the emotional pain they feel.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Don't Tell a Whopper on Fridays!  (Truth Control Book)
Author 1: Moser, Adolph
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1530

Summary: In a clear and easy-to-understand narrative, Dr. Moser discusses the problems of lying and the importance of telling the truth.  He offers thoughtful examples and suggests ways that can help children tell the truth.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Charlie and the Fox
Author 1: McGowan, Bonnie Rufty
Author 2:
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1531

Summary: This is a program for elementary school-age children who live with alcoholism.  It includes an informative story about a rabbit named Charlie whose family has deteriorated because of parental alcoholism.  The story illustrates the differences between a functioning nonalcoholic family and one affected by the disease as well as the effect that alcoholism has on the different siblings.  Hope is offered to children living in alcoholic families as Charlie comes to some decisions about his own future and how he will survive.  Also included are instructions for starting groups for children from alcoholic families, questions for discussion, and counseling ideas.  (Grades 2-5)

 


Title:  All the Colors We Are
Author 1: Kissinger, Katie
Author 2:
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1532

Summary: Using outstanding full color photographs, this book showcases the beautiful diversity of human skin color.  This special book offers young children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation for how we get our skin color.  Understanding the human pigment melanin and how it works in our skin frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin color.  The book is written in English and Spanish.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Mom and Dad Break Up
Author 1: Prestine, Joan Singleton
Author 2:
Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1533

Summary: A book about the pain a young child feels when his parents decide to get a divorce.  This book focuses on the child's emotions and feelings associated with a divorce.  A wonderful story for children who are feeling confused, sad, and/or angry because of a parent's separation.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Mad Family Gets Their Mads Out
Author 1: Namka, Lynne
Author 2:
Publisher: Talk, Trust and Feel Therapeutics
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1534

Summary: Those pesky mads!  They are part of being human, but they do keep us steaming and stewing.  They make us irrational.  They pop out at the wrong times.  They make us say and do things we regret later.  This book includes a story about getting mad, and offers ways to get the mad out, things to do if it won't go away, things to do is someone bigger hurts you, and suggestions for parents dealing with an angry child, or their own anger.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Hurt
Author 1: Doleski, Teddi
Author 2:
Publisher: Paulist Press
Date:  1983
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1535

Summary: When his best friend Gabriel calls him a name, Justin reacts by going home to his room and nursing his Hurt.  As he adds even more hurts to it, the Hurt grows bigger and bigger.  Finally, through sharing his feelings and experiencing reconciliation, Justin is able to let the Hurt go and enjoy life with his family and friends.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Finders, Keepers
Author 1: Crary, Elizabeth
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.
Date:  1987
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1536

Summary: You and your friend Jerry are walking home from the swimming pool one hot, summer day.  Suddenly you see a wallet underneath the tree, beside the path.  You decide to look in the wallet.  It belongs to your neighbor, Mr. French.  Jerry wants to take some money to buy ice cream.  You're not so sure you should, but you don't want to lose Jerry as a friend. This book is different because you get to choose what to do next.  Then turn the page, based on the decision you made, and see what happens next!  From The Decision is Yours series.  (Ages 7-11)

 


Title:  Bully on the Bus
Author 1: Bosch, Carl
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press
Date:  1988
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1537

Summary: Another book from the Decision is Yours series.  You ride the bus to school every day.  Lately, Nick Jones, a big kid in the fifth grade, has been picking on you.  He said that today he's going to punch your face in.  You don't like to fight, but you don't want the other kids to think you're a coward either.  And you're getting pretty tired of Nick shooting spit wads at you all the time and calling you names.  You make the decision - do you fight Nick or ignore him?  Turn the page and find out what happens based on your decision!  (Ages 7-11)

 


Title:  First Day Blues
Author 1: Anderson, Peggy King
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press
Date:  1992
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1538

Summary: Another book from the Decision is Yours series.  Your parents made you move to a new house, in a new state.  The only friends you have in this new neighborhood are your own stepsister and your pet iguana - and they don't count when it's time to go to school.  You wish you'd never had to leave all your friends in Arizona.  You dawdle on the way to school.  When you get there, everyone else has already gone in.  You feel like just going back home.  You make the decision to go home or go into the school.  See what happens based on the decision you made!  (Ages 7-11)

 


Title:  Quincy's Clubhouse
Author 1: Glenchur, Paul
Author 2: Fulton, Mike
Publisher: IllumiQuest, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1539

Summary: This clubhouse belongs in every neighborhood.  Join the fun as Quincy and his new friends begin their quest for responsibility, respect, self-reliance and the other "lost quinlets."  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Story of Seven Sour Pickles
Author 1: Kienzle, Patricia Taylor
Author 2: Ruff, Debbie
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1540

Summary: This is a book to read aloud to primary children.  Listening to the story, children will notice things that hurt friendships and then learn a better way to treat friends.  This simple story can be used without any other materials by this author.  It is a beneficial addition to the Life is Like a Pickle program.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Something is Wrong at My House
Author 1: Davis, Diane
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press
Date:  1984
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1541

Summary: This book is based on a true story about a boy living in a violent household.  He experiences the universal feelings of fear, anger and hopelessness common to victims of domestic violence although not readily expressed by those of some cultural backgrounds.  In the story he is able to acknowledge such feelings and make a decision to look for ways to cope with them.  This can help all children, by giving them permission to have feelings, acknowledge them and make decisions about how they wish to act on them.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!
Author 1: Cohen, Miriam
Author 2:
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Date:  1985
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1542

Summary: Alex is the new boy in the first grade.  He thinks he has found a way for his classmates to notice him.  But they don't like him because he keeps saying he has something better than everybody else.  On the day of the class Christmas party everyone brings homemade decorations for the tree.  Luckily Alex finds part of Jim's missing decoration, even though he doesn't have one of his own.  A simple story about forgiveness and honesty in friendships.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  My Name is Not Dummy
Author 1: Crary, Elizabeth
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.
Date:  1983
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1543

Summary: Jenny doesn't like being called a dummy by her friend.  He won't stop when she asks him to.  You get to choose what Jenny will do to solve her problem.  If you don't like what happens, you can turn back and make a different choice.  (Ages 3-8)

 


Title:  Froggy and Friends I
Author 1: Guild, Kathie
Author 2:
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1544

Summary: This is a collection of eight social-skills lessons.  The topics included are:  self-esteem, good manners, good lunchroom behavior, safety at school, listening, peer pressure, best friends, and finders keepers.  Each topic includes an original story, discussion questions, and numerous reproducible activities.  Lessons can be completed in one or more than one session.  (Grades K-3)

 


Title:  Froggy & Friends II
Author 1: Guild, Kathie
Author 2:
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1545

Summary: In this second edition of the Froggy & Friends series, the character-education topics are: boasting/bragging/lying, bullying, doing your best, name-calling, prejudice, and tattling.  Each topic includes an illustrated story which can be read to or by the students, discussions, and multiple reproducible activity sheets.  Each topic can be completed in one session or extended for more than one session.  (Grades K-3)

 


Title:  I Wish the Hitting Would Stop
Author 1: Patterson, Susan
Author 2:
Publisher: Rape and Abuse Crisis Center
Date:  1987
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/workbook
Call Number: C1546

Summary: This workbook was developed to help children in violent homes cope with the stress of living in constant fear and never knowing when the violence will occur again.  It helps children talk about and explore their feelings such as anger, fear, guilt, sadness, helplessness, hurt and confusion.  It also addresses issues of safety and self-help for children.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  I'm Afraid to Go Home
Author 1: Ransom, Patti
Author 2: Towne, Kathleen
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1994
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1547

Summary: This is a program to help students learn ways to cope with their situations of living in violent homes or neighborhoods.  The program has a variety of topics from which the facilitator can build a program suited for the students' particular needs and age levels.  Each topic is written in session form and thoroughly explains the objective of the session, the materials needed, and how to present the activity.  (Grades 2-8)

 


Title:  Foster Penguin: A story About A Foster Child & A Baby in Her Pouch: A Story About Adoption
Author 1: Castellanos, Linda
Author 2: Kunz, Cindy
Publisher: mar*CO products, inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1548

Summary: There are students in almost every school who are in foster care.  Nevertheless, most children know little about foster care, even when foster children are in their classroom.  Many times, foster children will be asked questions which embarrass them.  Even though the questions may be embarrassing, answering them will help other children learn more about foster care.  The purpose of this book is to help students learn about foster care, without embarrassing any students who might be foster children.  Flip the book over and there is a story to help students learn about adoption.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  When Mommy is Sick
Author 1: Sherkin-Langer, Ferne
Author 2:
Publisher: Albert Whitman & CO
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1549

Summary: A wonderful story about a child dealing with her mother's illness and all the feelings that come along with it.  It illustrates that it is okay to feel sad and confused, and points out that it is nobody's fault that someone is sick.  A good story for any children dealing with the illness of a close family member.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Worry Stone
Author 1: Dengler, Marianna
Author 2:
Publisher: Northland Publishing
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1550

Summary: The Worry Stone is three tales woven together, the way human lives are connected despite distance and time.  It pays homage to the first people of California's Ojai Valley, the Chumash Indians, and the power of folktales spoken aloud.  It shows us how the stories of the past can join with the unfolding future, turning one lonely old woman and one lonely young boy into friends.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  This One's For You!
Author 1: Dillon, Zach
Author 2:
Publisher: Landmark Editions, Inc.
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1551

Summary: Written by 13-year-old Zach Dillon, this book offers a tour de force of human emotions.  When Zach's grandmother died, he discovered the pain of grief, and he began to wonder how a child would be affected by the death of a parent.  So he decided to write about a fictional character named Joey and tell what happened to the boy after his mother died.  Zach entered Joey's mind and explored the emotions the boy experienced.  He traveled into the heart of Joey's pain and sorrow, lived the boy's feelings, and created this exceptional story.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Teacher's Management Guide
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1552

Summary: This guide includes complete lesson plans for each of the 24 lessons for grade 2 (there are six themes per grade, each with four lessons).  Lesson plans clearly state the objectives and the principles that are being reinforced.  Discussion questions, skill instruction, hands-on activities, and complete instructions for using all program components are included.  (Grade 2)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Teacher's Management Guide
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1553

Summary: This guide includes complete lesson plans for each of the 24 lessons for grade 3 (there are six themes per grade, each with four lessons).  Lesson plans clearly state the objectives and the principles that are being reinforced.  Discussion questions, skill instruction, hands-on activities, and complete instructions for using all program components are included.  (Grade 3)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Teacher's Management Guide
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1554

Summary: This guide includes complete lesson plans for each of the 24 lessons for grade 4 (there are six themes per grade, each with four lessons).  Lesson plans clearly state the objectives and the principles that are being reinforced.  Discussion questions, skill instruction, hands-on activities, and complete instructions for using all program components are included.  (Grade 4)

 


 

Title:  Lessons in Character - Activity Workbook
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: activity book
Call Number: C1555

Summary: In the Young People's Lessons in Character series the workbook is a key component of effective character education.  When students keep their own personal records regarding their acquisition of good character traits, they are more likely to remain committed to them.  Journal pages, creative writing activities, progress charts, certificates of commitment, case studies and questionnaires, and other pages designed for personalized learning are included for all 24 lessons.  (Grade 2)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Activity Workbook
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: C1556

Summary: In the Young People's Lessons in Character series the workbook is a key component of effective character education.  When students keep their own personal records regarding their acquisition of good character traits, they are more likely to remain committed to them.  Journal pages, creative writing activities, progress charts, certificates of commitment, case studies and questionnaires, and other pages designed for personalized learning are included for all 24 lessons.  (Grade 3)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Activity Workbook
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: C1557

Summary: In the Young People's Lessons in Character series the workbook is a key component of effective character education.  When students keep their own personal records regarding their acquisition of good character traits, they are more likely to remain committed to them.  Journal pages, creative writing activities, progress charts, certificates of commitment, case studies and questionnaires, and other pages designed for personalized learning are included for all 24 lessons.  (Grade 4)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Activity Workbook (2 copies)
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: C1558

Summary: In the Young People's Lessons in Character series the workbook is a key component of effective character education.  When students keep their own personal records regarding their acquisition of good character traits, they are more likely to remain committed to them.  Journal pages, creative writing activities, progress charts, certificates of commitment, case studies and questionnaires, and other pages designed for personalized learning are included for all 24 lessons.  (Grade 5)

 


Title:  Stories of Truthfulness
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1559

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Kindness
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1560

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Peacefulness
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1561

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Courage
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1562

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Hard Work
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1563

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Patience
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1564

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Respect
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1565

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Cooperation
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1566

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Sharing
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1567

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stories of Fairness
Author 1: Billings, Henry
Author 2: Billings, Melissa
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1568

Summary: Part of a set of 10 beautifully illustrated minianthologies for the Young People's Lessons in Character series. Containing age-appropriate multicultural literature, each story has an important message about character development.  The large format of the book makes it possible for the teacher to present the stories to the class in an effective storytelling fashion.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Andrew's Angry Words
Author 1: Lachner, Dorothea
Author 2:
Publisher: North-South Books
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1569

Summary: Children learn very early just how powerful words can be.  Dorothea Lachner has written a vivid story in which Andrew is a real little boy, and his anger is real, too.  But the author wisely adds just enough fairy tale to keep the story light and amusing as it bumps along.  The children will have no trouble imagining just how angry Andrew must have been due to the wonderful illustrations.  The spirited watercolors help move the story to a clever and satisfying end. (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Lessons in Character - Teacher's Management Guide
Author 1: Brooks, David
Author 2:
Publisher: Young People's Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: C1570

Summary: This guide includes complete lesson plans for each of the 24 lessons for grade 5 (there are six themes per grade, each with four lessons).  Lesson plans clearly state the objectives and the principles that are being reinforced.  Discussion questions, skill instruction, hands-on activities, and complete instructions for using all program components are included.  (Grade 5)

 


Title:  The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
Author 1: Saltzman, David
Author 2:
Publisher: The Jester Co., Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1571

Summary: In this charming tale, the Jester awakes one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom and he and his helpmate, Pharley, set off on a quest to find it.  They ultimately discover that not only can laughter redeem a weary world, it also can provide the best tonic for anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  The Loudness of Sam
Author 1: Proimos, James
Author 2:
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & CO
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1572

Summary: When Sam laughs, Sam laughs LOUDLY.  When Sam cries, Sam cries LOUDLY.  Will Sam survive a visit to Aunt Tillie's, where he is told to hush, or will he teach her a thing or two?  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Picky Mrs. Pickle
Author 1: Schneider, Christine M.
Author 2:
Publisher: Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1573

Summary: If it isn't a pickle, she doesn't want to taste it.  If it isn't green, she doesn't want to wear it.  Her niece Sophie Claire, who is as stubborn as her aunt is picky, knows that Mrs. Pickle is just too scared to try something new.  Sophie Claire won't give up until her aunt has tried a new nonpickle flavor during one of their weekly walks to Igor's ice cream stand.  Flavors like turnip treacle might seem irresistible, but Mrs. Pickle holds her ground.  Until one Sunday Sophie Claire makes her an offer she can't refuse.  And with one taste of eggplant ripple, Mrs. Pickle will never be the same!  Whether you're picky or open-minded, five years old or fifty, you won't be able to resist this exuberantly whimsical tale of a not-so-mature aunt and her wise young niece.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Sit Still!
Author 1: Carlson, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Viking
Date:  1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1574

Summary: At school, at home, on the bus, or in a restaurant - no matter how hard he tries, Patrick just can't sit still.  So what's a kid with a lot of energy supposed to do?  His teacher and the doctor may not have the answer, but Patrick's mom has several ideas...(ages 3-8)

 


Title:  What Daddies Do Best & What Mommies Do Best
Author 1: Numeroff, Laura
Author 2:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date:  1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1575

Summary: This is a two-in-one flip over book.  In the first story you learn that Daddies can do lots of things, like bake you a birthday cake, play with you in the park, and take you trick-or-treating.  But what do they do best?  The answer is made perfectly clear in this irresistible celebration of parents and the everyday things they do.  In the second story you learn that Mommies can do lots of things, like teach you how to ride a bike, sew a loose button on your teddy bear, and read you a cozy bedtime story.  But what do they do best?  Find the answer in this charming book!  (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Author 1: Spinelli, Eileen
Author 2:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date:  1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1576

Summary: In a little town on a wintery day, a postman delivers a mysterious package tied up with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.  "Somebody love you" the notes says.  "Somebody loves me," Mr. Hatch whispers as he dusts his living room.  "Somebody loves me," Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town.  "Who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could somebody be?" (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Take Time To Relax!
Author 1: Carlson, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Viking
Date:  1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1577

Summary: Day after day, week after week, Tina and her family rush off in all directions: Mom works late and plays tennis, Dad takes computer classes and aerobics, and Tina has ballet and karate.  But one morning they wake up to find that a snowstorm has blocked all the roads.  What will a family that never stops do when they're stuck at home?  (Ages 3-8)

 


Title:  Me First
Author 1: Lester, Helen
Author 2:
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date:  1992
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1578

Summary: "Pinkerton was pink, plump, and pushy.  He would do anything to be first."  On a visit to the beach with his Scout troop, Pinkerton is, as usual, first off the bus, first into the water, and first into the picnic basket.  When he hears a distant voice ask if anyone would care for a sandwich, Pinkerton naturally sprints off at top speed, desperate to be there first.  This pushy little pig is in for a surprise when he finds not a snack between two pieces of bread but a sandwich, who teaches him a much-needed lesson.

 


Title:  Mary Louise Loses Her Manners
Author 1: Cuneo, Diane
Author 2:
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1579

Summary: One morning, after some particularly shocking - but awfully funny - breakfast behavior, Mary Louise realizes that she has lost her manners.  I've paid no attention to them, she thinks, and now they've run away!  She has no choice but to begin a search mission.  Hustling from a neighborhood restaurant to a doctor's office, past a hot-dog vendor and a street musician, even into the library, rambunctious Mary Louise looks high and low for her missing manners.  But she ends up making more trouble everyplace she goes.  Have her manners deserted her forever? (Ages 4-8)

 


Title:  Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Author 1: Carlson, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Viking
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1580

Summary: It's the first day of kindergarten, and Henry is raring to go.  First he eats a good breakfast and packs up his supplies.  Then he and Mom are off to school.  Henry knows he's going to have a busy day: there will be stories to hear, letters and numbers to learn, pictures to paint, songs to sing - not to mention lots of new friend to make.  When he gets to the building, though, it looks kind of scary, and for a moment Henry's not sure he's ready for school.  But he soon discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun kindergarten is going to be! (Ages 3-6)

 


Title:  Odd Velvet
Author 1: Whitcomb, Mary E.
Author 2:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Date:  1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1581

Summary: Velvet is odd.  Instead of dolls that talk and cry, Velvet brings a milkweed pod for show and tell.  She wins the class art contest using only an eight-pack of crayons.  She likes to collect rocks.  Even her name is strange - Velvet!  And so, no one chooses Velvet for partner play.  No one wants to be different the way Velvet is different.  But, as the school year unfolds, the things that Velvet does and the things that she says slowly begin to make sense.  And, in the end, Velvet's classmates discover that maybe Velvet isn't really so different after all. (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Whoosh! Went the Wish
Author 1: Speed, Toby
Author 2:
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons
Date:  1997
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1582

Summary: All Henry wants is a cat.  "I wish I had a cat," he says.  But no cat comes.  Then a fairy from the city moves to the mountain near Henry, and tells him to wish in her direction.  A simple enough task - or it would be if the mountain were not quite so covered with wish-snaring bushes, briers and brambles.  Henry's wishes go whoosh! but the words keep getting stuck before they reach the fairy - with disastrous results.  Poor Henry.  All he wants is a cat.  But he gets much more than that.  In a hilarious comedy of errors, Speed breezily expands on the high importance of good communication.  (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Waiting for the Whales
Author 1: McFarlane, Sheryl
Author 2:
Publisher: Philomel Books
Date:  1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1583

Summary: Once there was a man who lived in an old shingled cottage alone by the ocean, and the ocean was his world.  Every morning he watched eagles soar, herons fish, and seals at high tide, but it was the whales who came to shore on summer evenings that he longed to see.  Then one spring his daughter arrives and with her she brings her new baby girl.  As the girl grows, she comes to love the old man and his eagles, herons, and seals, but most especially his whales.  One day when her grandfather is gone, the girl waits for the whales.  It seems they will never come, and finally...  In beautiful, understated illustrations and gentle text, the quiet power of nature comes alive in this book about the cycle of life and its parallel, the cycle of nature. (Grades K-6)

 


Title:  Stephanie's Ponytail
Author 1: Munsch, Robert
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press Ltd.
Date:  1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: text
Call Number: C1584

Summary: Stephanie tries hard to demonstrate her uniqueness by wearing her ponytail in different ways.  Each attempt, however, finds more and more kids copying her.  Finally one day, she gets the last laugh as the kids go too far. (Grades K-6)

 


Title: A Terrible Thing Happened
Author 1:  Holmes, Margaret M.
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1585

Summary: This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, including physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, and natural disasters such as flood or fire.  An afterward for parents and other caregivers offers extensive suggestions for helping traumatized children, including a list of other sources that focus on specific events.

 


Title: I Don't Want To Talk About It
Author 1: Ransom, Jeanie Franz
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1586

Summary: When a child's parents tell her they have decided to divorce, the last thing she wants to do is talk about it.  Instead, she wants to roar as loud as a lion so she can't hear their painful words, or turn into a fish and hide her tears in the sea, or even become a bird and fly away.  But with her mother and father's help, she starts to consider what life will be like after the divorce and learns that although some things will change, many other things will remain the same.  Most importantly, she realizes that although her parents may not agree about much, one thing they do agree on is that they both love her very much and will always be her mom and dad.  I Don't Want to Talk About It features a comprehensive after word that describes children's common reactions to divorce and offers parents suggestions for helping their own children adjust and thrive. (Suggested age is 4-8)

 


Title: Elana's Ears or How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World
Author 1: Lowell, Gloria Roth
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1587

Summary: With wry commentary, Lacey offers children a refreshingly honest and funny glimpse at parents, new babies, and growing toddlers.  For parents, a comprehensive after word describes children's common responses to new siblings and offers extensive how-to-recommendations for making the adjustment as easy as possible. (Children's / New Baby/ Deafness / ages 3-8)

 


Title: My Grandma's the Mayor
Author 1: Pellegrino, Marjorie White
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1588

Summary: Annie's grandmother used to be lots of fun, but things have changed.  Now Grandma is the mayor, and she doesn't have much time to spend with Annie anymore.  With Grandma suddenly very busy and important.  Annie feels left out.  But late one night, after a terrible firs breaks out in a neighborhood apartment building.  Annie comes to feel proud of her capable, caring grandmother -- and of herself, too!  Young readers will cheer for Annie as she discovers her own community spirit and the pride and pleasure that come from giving of oneself. (Children's / Society / Grandparents / ages 6-12).

 


Title: Sam and Gram and the First Day of School
Author 1: Blomberg, Dianne, Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1589

Summary: Sam is used to spending his days with grandmother while his parents are at work, but now he's old enough to go to school.  As the first important day begins, Sam misses Gram in spite of her reassurances, and he's a little scared of this big, unfamiliar place.  Soon, though, as he gets to know his classroom, makes a friend, and discovers the many fun and exciting activities that await him, he realizes that he's not so scared and lonely after all.  Children will recognize their own fears and will laugh with Sam as he enjoys the new friends and adventures he finds on his first day of school.  ( Children's / School / Grandparents / ages 4-6)

 


Title: The Very Lonely Bathtub
Author 1: Rasmussen, Ann
Author 2: Nemiroff, Marc
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1590

Summary: This book offers a witty and whimsical look at the normal obstinacy that most parents face, in one form or another, when their children quest for independence.  (Children's /Special Issues / Ages 3-7)

 


Title: Tibby Tried It
Author 1: Useman, Sharon
Author 2: Useman, Ernie
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1591

Summary: This inspiring book will show children that physical disabilities don't have to slow anyone down, and that trying is what matters most.  (Children's/ Physical Disabilities / ages 3-8)

 


Title: Why Am I an Only Child?
Author 1: Annunziata, Jane, PsyD
Author 2: Nemiroff, Marc A., PhD
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1592

Summary: Eudora is a little rhino with a big problem:  She wants a baby brother!  Or even a baby sister!  She tries unsuccessfully to talk her parents into giving her one.  Finally, with the help of her parents, Eudora learns she is "only, but not lonely."
The charming illustrations and Eudora's many moods make this book a delightful way to help only children understand the joys and the pressures that come with only-child status, and give parents a way to answer a tricky (and inevitable) question.

 


Title: I Want Your MOO:  A Story for Children About Self-esteem
Author 1: Weiner, Marcella Bakur
Author 2: Jill Neimark, Jill
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1593

Summary: One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a sense of self-worth.  Children who lack this feeling often express it as "not liking" a part of themselves. This book is beautifully written and illustrated tale about self-esteem that features Toodles, a turkey who despises the sound of her "gobble, gobble."  Children will identify with Toddles, her struggle for self-acceptance, and eventual victory over self-doubt when she "saves the day" by using the very voice she so dislikes.  Each reading will help to reinforce a child's feeling that all of his or her attributes are a valuable part of a unique and good self.  (Parenting / childcare / ages 4-8)

 


Title: The Case of the Scary Divorce
Author 1: Pickardt, C. E.
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1997
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1594

Summary: In this book while the boy helps solve other kid's problems during each unexpected arrival - and disappearance - of Jackson Skye, he also learns how to deal with his own difficulties:  how to handle his feelings about the divorce, how to stop worrying, why he is being treated differently from his sister, how to stay loyal to both parents, how to tell painful truths, and more.

 


Title: Tanya and the Tobo Man -- A story for Children Entering Therapy
Author 1: Koplow, Lesley, C.S.W.
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date:1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1595

Summary: All children find the world a scary place at times.  But when the fears linger and prevent them from enjoying life at home and adjusting well at school, professional help may be sought.  This charming story shows children and their parents what therapy for children is all about.
Parenting / Childcare
English / Spanish

 


Title: Tanya and the Tobo Man : A Story for Children Entering Therapy
Author 1: Koplow, Lesley, C.S.W.
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date:
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1596

Summary: All children find the world a scary place at times.  But when the fears linger and prevent them from enjoying life at home and adjusting well at school, professional help may be sought.  This charming story shows children and their parents what therapy for children is all about.  (Parenting /childcare)

 


Title: Luna and the Big Blur:  A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses
Author 1: Day, Shirley
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1597

Summary: Do you remember the first time you had to wear glasses as a child?  For the thousands of children today who experience this unsettling change in their lifestyle, this book helps them feel good about their glasses and themselves.  All children will be able to relate to Luna's feelings of being different, and will turn to her story again and again to lightheartedly resolve the many issues that plaque them when they feel that they don't fit in.  Also includes an introduction for parents. Parenting / Childcare / ages 4-8)

 


Title: Courage at Indian Deep
Author 1: Thomas, Jane Resh
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1984
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1598

Summary: The air cleared between me and the lake, and for a second I saw a light off Indian Deep. No, I thought. It couldn't be.  Ships can't come that close.  Then I saw it again - and I knew it must be signaling for help.  But what could I do, in the middle of a blizzard, by myself?  " An appealing survival tale dealing with both physical and emotional courage"

 


Title: Make Me A Hero
Author 1: Brooks, Jerome
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1980
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1599

Summary: This book chronicles the struggle to survive of the forgotten generation:  those too young to fight in World War II, but not old enough to have survived it unaffected by the detritus gathering in its wake.

 


Title: There's A Boy In the Girls Bathroom
Author 1:  Sachar, Louis
Author 2:
Publisher: Knopf Paperback
Date: 1987
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1700

Summary: That's Bradley Chalkers for you.  He's the oldest kid in the fifth grade.  He tells enormous lies.  He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behavior problems." No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counselor.  She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his farfetched stories.  Carla knows that Bradley can change, if only he weren't afraid to try.  Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself..(ages 8-12)

 


Title: The Boy Who Lost His Face
Author 1: Sachar, Louis
Author 2:
Publisher: Knopf Paperback
Date: 1987
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1701

Summary: David was only trying to be cool when he helped some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfield's cane.  But when the plan backfires, he's the one the "old witch" curses.  Now David can't seem to do anything right.  The cool kids taunt him and his only friends are weirdo's.  He even walks into Spanish class with his fly unzipped!  And when he finally gets up the nerve to ask out a cute girl, his pants fall down in mid-sentence.  Is it the Bayfield curse at work?  Or is David simply turning into a total loser? (ages 10-14)

 


Title: Getting Over the Blues:  A Kid's Guide to Understanding and Coping with Unpleasant feelings and depression.
Author 1: Frank, Kim "Tip", Ed.S., LPC
Author 2: Smith-Rex, Susan J., Ed.D
Publisher: Education Media Corporation
Date: 1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1702

Summary: Elementary and middle school students are introduced to the concept of the effect feelings have on behavior and that they have a choice in how they react to their feelings.  The vocabulary, illustrations, and limited number of words on each page make this book inviting to children.  The second part of the book focuses on practical ideas children can use to better cope with their unpleasant feelings.  In this interactive section, students select areas of concern and do the activities, which help them to explore what needs to be done to cope effectively.

 


Title: Ghost in Fourth Grade
Author 1: Constance Hiser
Author 2:
Publisher:
Date:
Categories:
Format:
Call Number: C1703

Summary: Mean Mitchell punched him in the mouth and broke his tooth.  Now James and his friends are determined to get even!  So they invite Mitchell to a party at the Hathaway House.  By the time they're through,  the class bully will look like the biggest scaredy cat of all!  The trap is set.  Their "special effects" are perfect.  But when the big night arrives, ghosts they didn't expect terrify them all!  Who's turning the tables now?

 


Title: Theodore and the Town that Cried
Author 1: Schott, Linda
Author 2:
Publisher: Newmark Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1704

Summary: A troubled child, a deadly weapon, and a classroom of  bullies posed a menacing threat to the children of Raven's Gap Elementary School.  Teasing and taunting Theodore because of a physical handicap seemed like an innocent act.  It led to consequences beyond their imagination.  The author, in a sensitive and realistic manner, weaves together a story dealing with many of the issues facing children today.

 


Title: Be Good to Eddie Lee
Author 1: Fleming, Virginia
Author 2:
Publisher: Philomel Books
Date: 1993
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1705

Summary: Christy and JimBud think Eddie Lee, a boy with Downs syndrome, is a nuisance, but when he follows them into the woods one afternoon, his understanding of nature leads them to the most amazing discoveries of the day.

 


Title: Secret of the Peaceful Warrior
Author 1: Millman, Dan
Author 2:
Publisher: HJ Kramer Inc.
Date: 1991
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1706

Summary: When Danny Morgan's family moves to a new neighborhood, he is confronted by a frightening bully.  One night in a dream, Danny meets an old man with shining white hair -- a man who will soon appear in real life and share a wonderful secret.  Under the guidance of this wise and caring teacher named Socrates, and with the help of a girl named Joy, Danny learns to overcome his fears -- not by running away or fighting, but by using the secret of the peaceful warrior.  In the process, he turns an enemy into a friend.

 


Title: Leo the Late Bloomer
Author 1: Kraus, Robert
Author 2:
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Date: 1971
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1707

Summary: Leo couldn't do anything right.  He couldn't read or write.  He couldn't draw.  And he was a sloppy eater.  Every day and every night Leo's father watched him for signs of blooming.  "Are you sure Leo's a bloomer?"  asked Leo's father.  "Patienence," said Leo's mother.  Then one day, in his own good time -- Leo bloomed! Ages 4 to 8


Title: If the World Were Blind.

Author 1: Burnett, Karen Gedig

Author 2:

Publisher: GR Publishing

Date: 2001

Categories: Children's Literature, Prejudices, Discrimination

Format: Text

Call #: C1708

Summary: When Jason asks his grandfather why people have trouble getting along, it makes them think about how things might be better if we looked past physical attributes to see the person underneath.


Title: I Don't Know Why ... I Guess I'm Shy
Author 1: Cain, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1709

Summary: This lighthearted story will show children that shy feelings don't have to get in the way of having fun and making friends.  Sammy Samson is shy .. too shy to speak to kind Mr. Miller, who used to be his bird -  watching buddy, or to friendly Mr.  Daniels, the ice cream man.  But one
day, when Sammy's beloved dog Sparky gets lost, Sammy forgets all about his shyness and can think only of finding his missing pup.  Soon enough, he's talking to everyone.
Children's / Friendship
Ages 4-8

 


Title: Arnie and The New Kid
Author 1: Carlson, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Puffin Books
Date: 1990
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1710

Summary: It's hard being the new kid, especially when you're in a wheelchair.  "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, a sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective.
With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome."
Ages 3-8

 


Title: Alexander, Who's Not (Do You hear Me? I mean it!)  Going to Move
Author 1: Viorst, Judith
Author 2:
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Date:1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1711

Summary: NEVER.  NOT EVER.  NO WAY.  UH UH. N.O.
Alexander is not going to leave his best friend Paul.  Or Rachel, the best baby-sitter in the whole world.  Or the Baldwins, who have a terrific dog, named Swoozie.  Or Mr. and Mrs. Oberdorfer, who always give great treats on Halloween.  Who cares if his father has a new job a thousand miles away?  Alexander is not--DO YOU HEAR HIM?  HE MEANS IT! -- going to move.
Ages 5-8

 


Title: The Ant Bully
Author 1: Nickle, John
Author 2:
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1712

Summary: Sid is such a big bully that Lucas wishes he could squash him like a bug.  But Lucas is too little to do that.  So instead, he bullies the ants.  He especially loves to squirt them with his water gun.  But the ants don't appreciate Lucas's nasty games.  And they have the perfect ANT -idote.

 


Title: Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore
Author 1: Stinson, Kathy
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 1984
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1713

Summary:  A short story about having divorced parents and how it is okay to have fun with both and to love both.

 


Title: I Miss Franklin P Shuckles
Author 1: Snihura, Ulana
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 1998
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1714

Summary: Molly Pepper made a friend named Franklin P. Shuckles one summer.  Then when school started everyone teased Franklin and Molly didn't want to be his friend anymore and once Franklin was gone she missed him.  How will Molly get her friend back?

 


Title: Our Brother Has Down's Syndrome
Author 1: Cairo, Shelley
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 1985
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1715

Summary:  Two young girls talk about what it is like having a brother with down's syndrome.

 


Title: Mommy Works, Daddy Works
Author 1: Pedersen, Markika
Author 2: Hall, Mikele
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1716

Summary:  This book explores a variety of jobs parents do, where they do them and how they get there. Each job is described in a bright, positive child's voice. No matter what Mommy or Daddy does, or how busy they are, there is always time for hugs and kisses at the end of the day.

 


Title: The Butterflies' Promise
Author 1: Ovenell-Carter, Julie
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1717

Summary: Milly loved working with her grandpa in his yard and watching the butterflies come and go. When Grandpa got sick and had to move Milly was very worried about not being able to work and the garden and watch the butterflies, but she had a plan.

 


Title: Stephanie's Ponytail
Author 1: Munsch, Robert
Author 2:
Publisher: Annick Press
Date: 1996
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1718

Summary:  Stephanie just wanted to be different, to be an individual, but it never seem to work out. Then one day she tricked them all.

 


Title: Katie's Roses
Author 1: Burnett, Karen Gedig
Author 2:
Publisher: GR Publishing
Date: 2000
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1719

Summary: Mom is worried about Katie..."She doesn't pay attention."  Dad is worried about Katie..."She's having trouble with school."  But Grandma Rose isn't worried.  She knows that each rose blooms in it's own time, as long as it's nurtured.

 


Title: Simon's Hook
Author 1: Burnet, Karen Gedig
Author 2:
Publisher: GR Publishing
Date: 1999
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1720

Summary: When Simon is teased by his friends it's Grandma Rose to the rescue.  By comparing teases to fishing hooks Grandma Rose shows Simon how to avoid getting caught. This delightful book helps children of all ages learn to be "free fish" and not bite at the teases that are tossed their way.

 


Title: This is How We Became a Family

Author 1: Willis, Wayne

Author 2:

Publisher: Magination Press

Date: 2000

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1721

Summary: This text is a warm yet straightforward account that may be used by parents to tell their child his or her own adoption story for the first time. All of the participants in the book are described in universal terms, so that parents can tailor the details of the story to their unique experience. In this way, it is an ideal vehicle for answering the many questions that adopted children have about their beginnings. It is the story of a couple who long for a child, of a pregnant young woman who is not ready to be a mother, and of the events that bring them together for a happy ending.


Title: Telling Isn't Tattling
Author1: Hammerseng, Kathryn M.
Author 2:
Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.
Date: 1995
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1722

Summary: This text helps children learn when to tell an adult they need help. It also assists adults learn when to pay attention to kids requests for help.


Title: Oliver Button is a Sissy
Author 1: DePaola, Tomie
Author 2:
Publisher: Voyager Books/Harcourt Brace & Company
Date: 1979
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1723

Summary: This story tells about a little boy named Oliver who is ridiculed by his classmates because he is not good at playing sports and doing things other little boys like to do. The story gives an innovative description of how Oliver succeeds and is accepted because he used his own talents.


Title: The Crayon Box that Talked
Author 1: DeRolf, Shane
Author 2:
Publisher: Random House
Date: 1997
Categories: Children's Literature
Format: Text
Call Number: C1724

Summary: This book tells a story of how there was a box of crayons that just couldn't get along and a little girl that helps them see the big picture.


Title: The Bracelet

Author 1: Uchida, Yoshiko

Author 2:

Publisher: The Putnam & Grosset Group

Date: 1993

Categories: Children's Literature, Friendship

Format: Text

Call #: C1725

Summary: A Japanese American girl in the second grade is sent with her family to an internment camp during WWII, but the loss of the bracelet her best friend has given her proves that she does not need a physical reminder of that friendship.


Title: Sleeping Ugly

Author 1: Yolen, Jane

Author 2:

Publisher: The Putnam & Grossett Group

Date: 1981

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1726

Summary: Princess Miserlla was very beautiful but inside, she was the meanest, wickedest and most worthless princess around. Plain Jane, on the other hand, had a face to match her name but a sweet and loving nature. A meeting with a disguised fairy brings them together in the middle of the dark wood and there, in a hilarious round of misunderstandings and misused wishes, Miserella and Jane both get the rewards that they deserve.


Title: Tight Times

Author 1: Hazen, Barbara Shook

Author 2:

Publisher: The Viking Press

Date: 1973

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1727

Summary: This text describes a young boy’s situation when his father looses his job. The illustrations are black-and-white that capture the mood perfectly.


Title: Hilde Knows:Someone Cries for the Children

Author 1: Kent, Lisa

Author 2:

Publisher: Jalmar Press

Date: 1994

Categories: Children's Literature, Child Abuse

Format: Text

Call #: C1728

Summary: Hilde, a dachshund, is kidnapped and held for ransom by a cruel man and his wife. In their home, Hilde sees how unloving, even treacherous humans can be their own child. Hilde barks and a howl, pulling on the rope to help Marybelle as the Big Man, her father, continues to abuse her. In a drunken stupor, the mother shows only indifference…This is a tale of kidnapping, disobedience, peer pressure, abuse and the betrayal of a child’s trust.


Title: Kids Like Me

Author 1: Foster, Constance H.

Author 2: Summers, Marc

Publisher: Dilligaf Publishing

Date: 1997

Categories: Children's Literature, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Format: Text

Call #: C1729

Summary: Children's stories about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This text is about children with obsessive compulsive disorder. It attempts to answer frequently asked questions and explains reasons why children with an obsessive compulsive disorder may be different from their friends.


Title: My Family is Living with Cancer

Author 1: Hazouri, Sandra

Author 2: McLaughlin, Miriam

Publisher: Marco Products, Inc.

Date: 1994

Categories Children's Literature, Cancer, Families

Format: Text

Call #: C1730A

Summary: It is the story of one child's experience when his mother is stricken with cancer. The child shares feelings of sadness, fear, confusion, anger, and finally acceptance as the story progresses.


Title: My Family is Living with Cancer

Author 1: Hazouri, Sandra

Author 2: McLaughlin, Miriam

Publisher: Marco Products, Inc.

Date: 1994

Categories Children's Literature, Cancer, Families

Format: Workbook

Call #: C1730B

Summary: This is a workbook of activities for use by counselors, social workers, psychologists, hospital and community workers.


Title: My First Kwanzaa Book

Author 1: Chocolate, Deborah M.

Author 2:

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Date: 1992

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1731

Summary: This book introduces young children to the joyous celebration of this African American holiday.


Title: The Memory Box

Author 1: Bahr, Mary

Author 2:

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Date: 1992

Categories: Children's Literature, Alzheimer's disease

Format: Text

Call #: C1732

Summary: When Gramps realizes he has Alzheimer's disease, he starts a memory box with his grandson, Zach, to keep memories of all the times they have shared.


Title: The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died

Author 1: Enix, Veronica

Author 2:

Publisher: Wright Group Publishing

Date: 1997

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1733

Summary: This is a story about the author’s experiences and memories of the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. This book describes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s influential workings and his dedication for justice for all people.


Title: The Rough-Face Girl

Author 1: Martin, Rafe

Author 2:

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

Date: 1992

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1734

Summary: Algonquin Indian Cinderella story


Title: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Author 1: Stepoe, John   

Author 2:

Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.   

Date: 1987

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1735

Summary: This book tells the folktale of two sisters living in Africa. Nyasha is polite and caring, while her sister Manyara is bad tempered and inconsiderate. This tale describes how being polite and courteous will get you much farther in life than being hostile and greedy.


Title: The Kindness Bug

Author: Thompson, Brenda

Publisher: Journey Studio

Date: 2004

Categories: Elementary School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: C1736

Summary: This book is about a caterpillar named Marcus, whose journey in life is to spread kindness to others. After awakening one day, he discovers that he is now a butterfly. He realizes that while he can move quicker as a butterfly to spread kindness to others, he also realizes that he can not reach near as far unless he has the help of others.


Title: Willy the Dinosaur Steals

Author 1: Wayne Triebwasser, Ed.D   

Author 2: Elizabeth Squires, Ed.S

Publisher: Educational Media Corporation  

Date: 2005

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call #: C1737

Summary: This book is part of a series revolving around Willy the Dinosaur.  In this book, Willy gets caught stealing a toy from a store.  He learns that there are consequences for taking things that don't belong to him, and he returns the toy.


Title: Willy the Dinosaur Lies

Author: Wayne Triebwasser, Ed.D

Author 2: Elizabeth Squires, Ed.S

Publisher: Educational Media Corporation

Date: 2005

Categories: Children's Literature

Format: Text

Call Number: C1738

Summary: This book is part of a series revolving around Willy the Dinosaur.  In this book, Willy learns the importance of telling the truth.  He learns that others will not trust him if he lies, and it is okay to make mistakes.