New items – Children’s books available on IPad Demibooks Storytime

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We are now partnering with Demibooks Storytime to offer you online books on IPad.  Please download Demibooks and then sign up for Storytime using code N2252 to download your free offers.

We are now offering these apps:

1, 2, 3 …By The Sea

A Football Story

A Garden For Pig

A Hockey Story

A  Shiver of Sharks

All About Poop

Before I Go To Sleep

Bon Voyage

Boom, Bah!

Bud the Bunny

Buster Bus

Country Mouse City Mouse

Duck Takes A Ride

Elfabits

Farm Toons

Fat Shadow

How To Hide a Dinosaur

Hush Little Beachcomber

It’s About Time

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster

Journey of Jesus

Jumble Bugs: Bloomie & The

Little Red Hen

Little Red Riding Hood

Magnus the Magnetic Dog

Monster Holiday

Monster Morning

My First Shapes in Sign

Not Without Bear

Opposites

Snow Rabbit

Starlinos

The Sorcerers Apprentice

There are Fish in My Tree

Troop is a Group of Monkeys

What Does The President Look Like?

Why the Sea is Salty

and more here.

Hope you enjoy them! As of today there are 30 of the Storytime Demibooks app books online for the IPad.   Every quarter we will have more offers.  We are still offering our quality products which are better than ever. Check out the New Titles.

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Thank you for giving the joy of reading!

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found on our new website here.  Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference.   Tell your friends about these top award winning books and teaching tools.

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1.  Who are we?  How long have we been around?  Find out about us.

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4.  Why parents love to do our group sales and  book fairs?

5.  What is Reach for the Stars?

6.  What type of funds do we match by 50%?

7.  What are Accelerated Readers? Fountas & Pinnell? Lexile?

8.  How can I order?

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10. How can I get some for free? Enter drawing, by signing up for the newsletter,  HOST an e-show, book club.

11. What discounts are there? Internet specialsMonthly specials,  80% are less than $10

12. How much can combined volumes save you? Value packs save you money also. More on discounts and specials.

13. You love them, but want to see what is new and not sold anywhere else. Check here.  SHOP our top sellers.

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found here.  Schools and libraries can check www.FreeLibraryBooks.info  Thank you for making a difference.  Tell your friends about our great books and learning tools.

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Home Business Opportunities – Great for Stay at Home Moms

Have you ever thought about doing something that will earn you some extra cash and allow you to spend time with your family?

Have you ever thought about making some extra money while still keeping your day or night job?

Have you ever thought about being able to help your community more?

Have you ever thought about having the money to save for your children’s education?

Have you ever thought about being able to pay off those bills or credit card debts that keep piling up?

Well, if you are looking for low cost, check this opportunity out.   Find out more.

More questions, check these commonly asked questions.

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All the best books for children found here . Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference.  Tell your friends about our great award winning books and learning tools.

Moms and Dads, here is a guide

Happy New Year!  Before every new year, it is good to look back into history and check out what has happened in the past.  Lots of wonderful tips.

Raising a Reader – for tips for a fast start  and more Raising a Reader tips

Book Reviews

Awards – Reviews 

Some Great Literacy Websites

Why Should You Help to Develop Their Love of Reading? 

Being Thankful – a great story

Conspiracy 365 reviews

Words for Holiday Songs

Math is lots of fun

Reading and Math

Book Reviews – What are Moms Saying About these

What do Teachers Make?

Award Winning Kane Miller

Making Greeting Cards

Student Reviews of Conspiracy 365

Crafts and Cards for Father’s Day

Great Educational Websites

Books that Overcome Fear

CBS Early Show Segment on Small Businesses

Ways to Help Children with Autism

Fundraisers

Reading Tips

Most Effective Thing We Can Give

Spreading Joy During the Holidays

Thanks for reading and leaving your helpful comments.

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations–something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

– Katherine Patterson

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the internet specials.  JOIN us for  job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found on our new website.  Schools and libraries can purchase our library and school editions.  Thank you for making a difference. Tell your friends about our award winning books and learning tools.

Most Effective Thing We Can Give

“It’s not the toys in the house that make the difference in children’s lives; it’s  the words in their heads. The least expensive thing we can give a child outside of a hug turns out to be the most valuable: words.”  From Chapter One: Why read aloud?  The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Check the best sellers on the list!   Award winning!  Accelerated Readers, Parents Choice Awards, Parent Council Awards,  Moms Choice Awards, ALA Notable Childrens Books, Teachers Choice Awards, Boston Globe Horn Books Award, Austin Young Engineers Award, American Bookseller Pick of the List, and more.

When your purchase is $40 or more, you can also purchase from the monthly specials which are 40 – 70% off.  Great stocking stuffers, teachers gifts, holiday gifts, rewards, incentives, educational and fun!

Also, don’t forget the Internet Specials which change every 2 weeks.  Check them out.  Start a group sale to take advantage of these savings.  Take advantage of the monthly specials to qualify for more free items!  Each e-show that is set-up qualifies $25 to your school.   Contact me with the qualifying name of the school, address, and phone #. Start a bookfair for the school.   Create your wishlist,  register today!


We also match any funds out of the ordinary by 50% moreCall for details.  Over $2 Million books donated!

We have flashcards, puzzles, sticker books, board books, picture books, books, jigsaws and games for math, history, hobbies, science, social studies, biographies, chapter books, combined volumes, value packs, Kid Kits, lots of activity books, art books, Spanish books and more. Be sure to check out our Christmas Collection! Make it educational!

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Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way.”  – by Orville Prescott, A Father Reads to His Children

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All can be seen on our new website.   Schools and libraries can check http://www.FreeLibraryBooks.info  Thank you for making a difference.

Reading Tips – Reading to Your Children even when they can Read

Returning to school can be exciting, stressful, or even scary for some children.  Start a new tradition in your family.  Write a letter to your child on their first day of school.  Offer encouragement, share special things about your child that make you proud, and save your letters to re-read at the end of each school year.

Create a reading contest with your family.  Set a goal for your children.  If they read so many books, they get a reward. Be creative! Rewards can be anything your child would get excited about.  Perhaps, it would be the next title in a series they are reading, going out for ice cream, or having a slumber party.

Encourage imagination – play games with your child while waiting in line.  Plan a vacation that they would like to take or a make believe birthday party.  Take turns making up a story.  Ask them what they would like to be when they grow up and why.  Talk about a friend or relative who you have not seen in a while.  Imagine what you would say to them.

After reading a book to your child, encourage thinking by asking them questions.  What words do they not understand?  Have them draw pictures of what happened in the story.  Does this remind them of anything or anyone?  Do they think that this could really happen?  Does this remind them of another story?

If your child is restless, suggest they draw pictures while you are reading.  Use toys, food, or pictures while reading to them.

Let your child think up a different ending.  Reading boosts their vocabulary.  Continue to read aloud to them even after they have learned to read for themselves.  Read from books that are above their reading level.

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”  – quote from Lyndon Baines Johnson

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~ quote of Benjamin Franklin.

Reading is the simplest most effective thing that a parent can do to help their child.  And even more important for a special needs child.  Thank you, parents, for making that difference.

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found here.   Schools and libraries can purchase here.  Thank you for making a difference.

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Back to School Sale!

Talk about savings! We have rolled back prices of these books for Back to School Sale! 30% of list price! While they last!

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Seasons List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley  List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

Singing to the Sun   List price $16.95  Sale price $11.99

Sosu’s Call   List price $15.95     Sales price $11.99

Super Duck  List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts!   List price $13.95  Sale price $10.99

Who Came Down That Road?   List price $7.99    Sale price $6.99

Wild Stories   List price $16.99   Sale price $11.99

Yellow Umbrella  List price $19.99   Sale price $12.99

Ziba Came on a Boat   List price $15.99  Sale price $11.99

The Zoo  by Suzy Lee     List price $15.99  Sale price $9.99

Breasts  List price $13.99    Sale price $9.99

Contemplating Your BellyButton  List price $11.95   Sale price $9.99

Best Family in the World   List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness   List $15.99  Sale price $10.99

The Church Mouse  List price $16.99   Sale price $9.99

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool   List price $15.99   Sale price $11.99

Dorje’s Stripes  List price $15.99   Sale price $9.99

Guji Guji   List price H $15.99  Sale price $11.99

Hannah Duck   List price $15.95  Sale price $10.99

Hannah’s Winter  List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

Hush Little Beachcomber  List price $14.99   Sale price $9.99

Learning to Fly  List price $8.95   Sale price $5.99

The Museum of Mary Child   List price $16.99  Sale price $11.89

My Cat Copies Me   List price $15.95   Sale price $11.99

My Japan   List price $14.99  Sale price $10.99

No! That’s Wrong!   List price $15.95   Sale price $10.99

Noodle Pie   List price $15.99   Sale price $10.99

Norman and Brenda   List price $9.95  Sale price $6.99

Not All Animals Are Blue   List price $15.99   Sale price $11.19

One Night in the Zoo   List price $15.99   Sale price  $10.99

Passing By   List price $15.99   Sale price $9.99

Samsara Dog   List price $17.99   Sale price $10.99

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Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found here.  Schools and libraries can check http://www.FreeLibraryBooks.info  Thank you for making a difference.

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Ways to Help Children With Autism

Ways to help children with Autism

  1. Teach Language

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home-

ABC Flashcards, Baby Sister, Beach, Birthday, Cinderella, First Words Flashcards, Goldilocks and the    Three  Bears

**First Word books and flashcards – At Home, Farmyard Tales First Word Book, First Words Donkey FC, First Words FC, First Words Pairs FC, Very First Words, Very First Words Bedtime, Very First Words in Spanish, etc.

**First 100 Words Sticker Books, Everyday Words Sticker Books – First Hundred Words Coloring Book, First Hundred Words in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, First Hundred Words in English, French, German, Spanish Sticker

**First Thousand Words Chinese, English, French, Spanish, First Thousands Words Sticker in English, French, and Spanish

**Everyday Words French, Everyday Words Sticker in French, German, and Spanish For more Scroll down to see more.

2. Teach Visual Discrimination

**Find the Duck and Find the Puppy.  For more.  Scroll down to see more.

**Look and Say Books – find an object in its home

Baby Sister, Baby’s Very First books, Very First Colors, First Words, , Very First Nursery RhymesThe Zoo. For more .      Also, Baby’s Very First series  here .

**1001 Things to Spot series & Great Searches – more complex pictures, might be overwhelming for some, but perfect for others, choose according to their age and needs.

1001 Animals to Spot, 1001 Bugs, 1001 Pirate Things,  1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland, 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea, in the Town, Things to Spot on the Farm, On Vacation, 1001 Wizard Things to Spot.

Great Animal Search, Great Dinosaur SearchTo see more. Scroll down to see more.

3. Teach Sensory Integration

**Touchy-feely books – different textures on each page Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely, Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals, Noisy Touchy Feely Set, Nursery Rhymes, Polar Bears.  Check them out here.

**That’s Not My series – Bunny, Dinosaur, Dolly, Fairy, Frog, Kitten, Lion, Monkey, Monster, Penguin, Pirate, Plane, Polar Bear, Pony, Princess, Puppy, Reindeer, Santa, Snowman, Teddy, Tiger, Tractor, Train, Truck

**This is My series with soundThis is My Monster

   4. Teach Social Stories

**First Experience series: Complete Book of First Experiences, Going on a Plane (w/sticker), Going to School (w/sticker), Going to the Dentist (w/sticker), Going to the Doctor (w/sticker), Going to the Hospital (w/sticker), Moving House (w/sticker), New Baby, New Puppy Sticker Book. As seen here

**Look and Say Books – as listed in #1 -see items and scenes associated with everyday events and places

5. Teach Visual Perception Skills

**Jigsaw Books – start out with 2 or 4 pieces, then go up to 50 pieces, all with full colorful picture under the puzzle. Start with ABC JigsawChristmas Baby Jigsaw, Lift Out Colors Jigsaw, Under the Sea Jigsaw, Ancient Egypt, Flowers, Four Seasons, Jigsaw Atlas of North America. Check them out here.

6. Teach Reading Comprehension

**Spin and Match Books – Set of Fun on the Farm, Kings, Cookies, & Quackers, and Tell Me a Story – simple stories that ask comprehension questions. Check it out here .

**First Reading Series One and Two – asks questions at the end of story – Fox and the Stork FR1, Sun and the Wind FR1, Bears IR FR2, Brer Rabbit Down the Well FR2, Chilly Little Penguin FR2, How Zebras Got Their Stripes FR2, There Was a Crooked Man FR2. Very First Reading set as seen here.

**First Reading and Young Readers – pictures with not too many words- Bugs, Chilly Little Penguin, Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar, Elephants, Fox and the Stork, How Elephants Lost their Wings, Lion and the Mouse, Little Giraffe, Monkeys, Reluctant Dragons.

Caterpillars and Butterflies – IR, Elephants IR FR4, Owls IR, Penguins – IR, Why the Sea is Salty FR4. See more here.

Elves and the Shoemaker YR1,  Fairytale Castles, Jack and the Beanstalk , Magical Animals, Mermaids, Rumpelstiltskin YR1Sleeping Beauty YR1, Sorcerer’s Apprentice YR1Story of Hanukkah YR1, and more.

Alice in Wonderland, Around the World in Eighty Days, Beauty and the Beast YR2, East of the Sun, West of the Moon YR2, Gulliver’s Travels CD Pack YR2, Heidi, Pinocchio YR2 (CD pack also), Prince and the Pauper, Railway Children, Stage Fright YR2, Story of the Olympics YR2, Trains YR2, and look inside for more.

Moonfleet YR3, Tale of Two Cities YR3.

7. Teach Reading Fluency

**Easy Words to Read Series – simple rhyming phrases, simple pictures, phonetics plus Find the Duck series as seen in #2. Bee Makes Tea, Big Pig on a Dig, Cow Takes a Bow, Croc Gets a Shock, Crow in the SnowFox on a Box, Frog on a Log, Goose on the Loose, Hen’s Pens, Mouse Moves House, Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep, Shark in the Park, Snail Brings the Mail, Ted and Friends with CD, Ted in a Red Bed, Toad Makes a Road,   Underpants for Ants, and more As seen here.

**Flap books – simple rhyming text with flaps to lift on each page, plus Find the Duck series as in #2. Dinosaurs Lift the Flap, DragonsFlip Flap Body Book, Lift the Flap Atlas, Lift the Flap Counting Book, Lift the Flap Word Book, Nightime LTFSharks LTF, Tractors Lift and Look, Trains Lift and Look, Under the Sea LTF, Animal Hide and SeekConstruction SitesDinosaurs, Look inside an Airport, Look Inside Your Body, On the Beach, Planes Lift and Look, .

**Picture books – Beautiful, colorful, simple pictures, simple text. Alphabet Picture Book, Beauty and the Beast, Children’s Picture Atlas, Christmas Carol, First Picture Action Rhymes,  all First Picture series and Picture books too many to name. Check them out at www.suesbooks.us .

8. Teach Fine Motor Skills

**Lift the Flap Books as seen in #7

**See Inside Books (Ancient Egypt, Ancient RomeFamous Buildings, Inside How Things Work, See Inside Ships, See Inside Your Body, See Under the Sea). Good for older children, has more text.

**Sticker Books – pincher grasp/ pressure control. Check them out here

**Slot books – Playtime Baby, Squirrel’s Tale, There’s a Mouse in the House. As seen here.

**I Can Draw series – pincher grasp strengthening. I Can Draw Animals, I Can Draw People, What Shall I Draw?, Animal Stencil CardsDinosaur Stencil Book, First Stencil Cards Christmas, Stencil Book, …. For older children, there are 50 Things to Draw and Paint, Big Book of Things to Draw, 365 things to Draw and PaintFairies and Mermaids, Horses, Princess and Ballerinas, Trucks and Tractors, Drawing Princesses, Doodling and Coloring Book. As seen here

9. Teach Motor Planning

**I Can Draw series as seen in #8 – teaches step by step how to do things

10.Teach Critical Thinking Skills

**Learning Palette-child figures out answer in the mind, select correct colored disk to answer the question. Simple self-correcting, shows correct answer. Too many to list, but they can be seen here.    Watch how the learning palette works here.

**Activity Cards – 50 Brain Games, 50 Optical Illusions, 50 Rainy Day Activities, 50 Science Things to Make and Do, 50 Secret Codes to Break, 50 Travel Games and Activities, 100 Things to Do on a Trip. Check them out here .

More information on Autism

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Wikipedia’s definition of Autism

    Autism Fact Sheet

    KidsHealth on Autism

    Autism Research Institute says Autism is Treatable!

    Mayo Clinic’s definition

   Unraveling the Complex Genetics of Autism

    Updated Autism News

    Five Types of Autism

  

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books are the best children’s books for infant, toddler, up to young adult. Also, includes parent’s guides. If you value the education system, teach them early. Read to them and talk to them in regular conversation as early as after birth. A parent raising a reader is the first teacher. Check the book reviews, the sales, the job opportunities for extra income from a home business. I am an education consultant who can help you, your school, library, or teacher find the best books to get a message across. Children who learn in bits and pieces retain more information and learn things easier. Learning can be fun and reading is educational. Bargain discounts available. All found here. Schools and libraries can purchase here. 

 

Let us help you improve their well being and future. These books are written to draw kids into reading – especially kids who struggle with learning.  If reading is the key that unlocks the mind, how much will it help the special needs child?  Reading to children is important, it is even more important to special needs children. Be the difference that changes their lives.

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Reading and Math

Reading is important. It helps when doing math problems and following instructions. These are some tools that can be used to help children learn math.

                                      

Kindergarten Math Center Kit Base

1st Grade Math Center Kit

Also available are:

2nd Grade Math Center Kit

Basic Math Resource Kit

                          Finger Match Math Readiness

Addition Level 1

            First Numbers FC

                          First Numbers Sticker

                 Illustrated Dictionary of Math IR

   Illustrated Elementary Math Dictionary IR

   Math Kid Kit

   Math Puzzles Flashcards

   See Inside Math IR

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Books that Overcome Fear

Hannah Duck by Anji Yamamura

“Every Sunday, Hannah Duck leaves her house and goes for a walk in the park, reporting back to her parakeet and turtle friend whom she left behind. One day she confesses that she finds her Sunday walk very scary, so the parakeet joins her and something scary turns into a very grand time indeed. A cute, short story about the strength and courage we can find with simply bringing a friend along to help us not be so afraid. A perfect little lesson for elementary school. ...” from KissTheBook.

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Kevin Takes a Trip by Liesbet Slegers

“… The paper-over-board books star a forthright fellow depicted in thick black line and pleasingly smudgy brushstrokes of rainbow colors. “”I’m Kevin. I’m on my way. I have my suitcase and my grandma,”” he announces as he boards an airplane in Kevin Takes a Trip. When he gets scared, his grandmother comforts him. …. “ From Publishers Weekly

“Kevin is taking a trip with his grandma, but it is no ordinary trip. Kevin has to take a plane to his destination and though a plane may seem scary, he quickly realizes it is fun too. Kevin finds his way through the lines and into his very own seat where he looks forward to his flight.

Grab this book if your toddler is about to take his first airplane ride. A little boy named Kevin takes his first airplane ride with his grandmother and finds out just how fun flying can be. Step-by-step Kevin briefly explains that he has to wait in line and sit on the plane. As the plane goes up Kevin gets a funny feeling in his stomach, but eventually it goes away and he even gets a snack from the nice airplane lady. Take a quick trip with Kevin as this basic narrative is given to help calm the apprehension that may arise before taking a flight on the plane. In fact, bringing the book on the plane is a great idea as well. The pictures are simple but colourful and it makes for a quick, but effective story about taking a ride on an airplane.” From Kaboose

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Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep by Gabriela Keselman

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

Marc can’t sleep. He’s scared, and he worries about big things and small things. Each time he tells his mother a worry, she comes up with imaginative, playful ways to try to soothe him and get him to sleep. But even after she’s found a solution for each of his worries, he’s still scared. Exasperated, his mother comes in, takes away all the things she gave him as solutions, and sits with him, touching his hair, and encourages him to tell her all his fears–but by then, Marc is tired enough that he falls asleep. Imagination can help–but sometimes we just need physical comfort and having someone sit with us and listen, to go to sleep. This is a sweet, imaginative bedtime story.

Keselman makes it easy to identify with Marc–we hear immediately that he’s scared. Anyone who worries a lot, or who has a strong imagination, will understand Marc’s worrying and fear all the more. Some of Marc’s worries are universal–afraid of falling out of bed–and some are much more specific and imaginative–such as being afraid a giant mosquito will fly in and bite him. This movement between common fears and outrageous, imaginative ones helps bring variation, makes the fears entertaining, and may help some readers know that they are not alone in their worries and fears.

Marc’s mother shows great ingenuity and imagination in her solutions for Marc’s fears, and this brings a lightness and comforting feeling to the book. It may also encourage readers to come up with their own imaginative solutions. But the thing that soothed Marc the most was his mother sitting down next to him, touching his hair, and encouraging him to tell her everything. This rings true; talking out fears, having someone listen to you, and getting safe physical comfort can help allay fears. Marc’s mother also uses various endearments throughout the book (little one, honey, my love, darling) which all add to the sense of comfort.

The imaginative solutions have a playfulness to them, and a magical thinking that will appeal to young readers, especially, and the young at heart–a buzz-repellent teddy bear when he’s afraid a giant mosquito will bite him; a parachute when he’s afraid of falling out of bed; and a pair of glasses with glow-in-the-dark lenses when he’s afraid the moon will go out. The solutions are gentle, perfect for nighttime and for encouraging dreaming and flights of imagination.

Keselman creates a nice echo with the opening and closing paragraphs which brings us full circle, the words slightly changed to reflect the change in the story, from Marc not being able to sleep, to Marc not being able to stay awake. Keselman also uses repetition before each solution “Don’t worry, honey/love/darling, I’ll fix that, you’ll soon fall asleep” with slight variations in the endearments and way of saying he’ll fall asleep. This repetition is pleasing, comes to be expected in the text, and yet is not tedious or boring, because of the slight variations. The text flows well and smoothly.

Villamuza’s illustrations use the same tone that Keselman does in the text, bringing a feeling of comfort and sweetness, as well as a playfulness and gentle humor (such as a strainer being used for a helmet). Soft earthy tones are used and echoed throughout the illustrations, such as the clay-orange colander that Marc wears on his head, which is also found in his mother’s sweater.

Villamuza’s illustrations have long, lovely curves, found especially in Marc’s mom and the furniture, and there are no extraneous details in the illustrations. Marc is almost always the center of attention through close-ups that feature him. Large eyes, a sweet button nose, generous lips, and beautiful curvy hair make Marc look sweet, as does his pajamas and body language. Charcoal shading over top color brings a sense of light and shadow, and also movement.

Villamuza adds to the story by visually suggesting the great inventiveness and resourcefulness of Marc’s mother in using things around the house in an imaginative way to help him feel safer, such as a metal cooking spoon for a sword. A lot of white space is used in a number of the illustrations, bringing a feeling of lightness, with illustrations using full color mixed in, bringing visual variation. Villamuza has a great sense of design, using wallpaper that rises halfway up the wall to make Marc even more of a visual focus point.
This is a gentle, imaginative, and ultimately soothing book, both in the illustrations and text. Recommended!” From Cheryl Rainfield

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Sebastian’s Roller Skates by Joan de Déu Prats

Earned the Children’s Book Sense Pick

Earned the Hospital Saint Joan de Deu Prize Winner

Earned the Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award

Earned the USBBY Outstanding International Booklist

“In this story about the power of self-confidence, Sebastian is a reserved boy to the point of stifling shyness. He lives with his thoughts, unable to express himself to others, though full of fascinating ideas. When an abandoned pair of roller skates piques his interest, he tires to learn to skate with a quiet determination. An impromptu rescue of a runaway dog proves the impetus he needs to use his new skills on skates – instilling him with confidence and unleashing his self-restraint. Sebastian’s triumph provides inspiration for timid readers to seek out their own strengths.” from Kirkus Reviews

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Sosu’s Call by Meshack Asare

“Sosu is a young boy who has not seen the world outside the fence of his family’s small hut for many years.  “Most of the things Sosu knows about the village are from the days when he was small enough to be carried on his mother’s back… when everyone wished for him to stand up on his legs and walk.  But that did not happen.”  Though his father taught him how to mend fishing nets, and his brother and sister have taught him how to read and write, the villagers believe Sosu is bad luck and should not leave his family’s home.  Housebound with only the family dog, Fusa, to keep him company, Sosu spends his days doing what he can and envying everyone, even Fusa, who is free to come and go.  “What use is a boy without a pair of good, strong legs?” he thinks to himself.

Then one day, everything changes.  The narrow strip of land between the sea and the lagoon where Sosu’s village sits is threatened by rising waters while most of the villagers are away.  The only other people in the village are too old or too young or too weak to do anything.  They could all be trapped and drowned!  Sosu has to use his wits and all his physical capabilities to save the village and earn the respect of his neighbors. He proves to everyone that a boy without good, strong legs can be not only useful but a lucky person to have in a village!

First published in Ghana in 1997, this inspiring and at times heart-rending story is a worthy recipient of the numerous awards it has received, the most prestigious being First Prize in the UNESCO Children’s & Youth’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance Award in 1999.  It is listed as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century and an IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities.  It has also been featured on Reading Rainbow and is the recipient of an ASA Children’s Africana Book Award.

The illustrious Ghanaian Meshack Asare, who has been winning international awards for his picture books since before many of today’s parents were born, combines his talents and education in art, educational psychology, and social anthropology to give readers a well-conceived story that will touch the hearts of people from many backgrounds.  This beautifully illustrated book featuring a protagonist who refuses to be defined by his disability reminds us of the value in every person and all that can be lost if we fail to recognize it.” from Paper Tigers

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The Scaredy Cat by Russell Punter

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