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Books for Kids

One Nation, Many Peoples: Immigration in the United States. First person narratives, documents, newspaper clippings, letters, political cartoons that tell the story of immigration in America. Activities, report ideas. Ages 10 and up.


Editorial Cartoons by Kids
One hundred thought provoking cartoons by students grades 3 to 12. From Amazon review: "Cartoons were selected by NewsCurrents editorial staff from over 10,000 entries in an annual context sponsored by the NewsCurrents current events program. Here is a collection of editorial cartoons by the next generation of voters that demonstrates an acuity, humor and insight that many of their elders would do well do emulate." Grades 2 and up.

That Grand, Noble Work: Exploring the Constitution Outstanding resource book that brings the Constitution to life for young people. Historical information, case studies, activities, court cases. A great way to encourage critical thinking and foster an appreciation for the Constitution. Ages 11 and up.

Understanding and Creating Editorial Cartoons Each chapter focuses on a single aspect of editorial cartooning. A great way to integrate art, critical thinking and social studies lessons. Ages 9 and up.

A Video:
Prejudice: The Monster Within (1995)
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This powerful, award-winning video focuses on the evils of prejudice.
Awards: YALSA, 1998 Selected Films and Videos for Young Adults; 1997 Silver Apple Winner National Educational Media Network; 1997 Honorable Mention - Columbus International Film Festival.
"A powerfully compelling educational tool. This video would be a meaningful addition to any middle school collection." -Multicultural Digest Ages 10 and up.


How It Feels When Parents Divorce
by Jill Krementz
Children from 7 to 16 years old talk about their parents' divorce. Can help children deal with the difficulties of divorce.


Through the Eyes of Children: Healing Stories for Children of Divorce
by Janet R. Johnson, Ph.D., Karen Breunig, M.S., Carla Garrity, Ph.D. & Mitchell Baris, Ph.D.
Using imagination and metaphor, the 15 stories provide a safe and effective way to help children understand and cope with separation. For ages 5 to 15.


The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop YourTeen Feminine Power,

by M. J. Abadie
The author is a professional astrologer and psychotherapist, who did archetypal research with mythologist Joseph Campbell for over twenty years.

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It
by David Niven

Book Description - The Simple Science of Happiness

Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. At last, social scientist and psychologist David Niven, Ph.D., distills the scientific gobbledygook of over a thousand of the most compelling and important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices, attitudes, and habits for happiness is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life.Believe In Yourself: Across all ages and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives.

The Teenage Survival Book by Sol Gordon
Workbook for teens explores what is normal, self-discovery, boredom, school, peer pressure, work, mental illness, love, death, religion and sex.


We Can Get Along: A Child's Book of Choices
by Lauren Murphy Payne, Claudia Rohling (Illustrator) Author & Illustrator, Pamela Espeland (Editor)
Ages 3 - 8. Picture book teaches kids to think before they speak or act.


Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation
by Lauren Murphy Payne, Claudia Rohling (Illustrator), Pamela Espeland (Editor)
Picture book teaches children that feelings are okay, and to love themselves for who they are.


The Cat at the Door And Other Stories to Live by
by Anne D. Mather, Louise B. Weldon (Contributor), Lyn Martin (Illustrator)
181 short stories capture the joys, sorrows and struggles of childhood, and teach self-respect and healthy values. Ages 4 - 12.

What's Happening to my Body? for girls and the What's Happening to my Body? for boys These are excellent guides for young people passing through that decisive state called puberty.


The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors
by Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett
Workbook for teens who were sexually abused. Exercises help work through frustration, anger and self-blame.

The Peaceful Way: A Children's Guide to the Traditions of the Martial Arts
by Claudio A. Iedwab, Roxanne L. Standefer
Book Description
The first book on the hows and whys of martial arts practice written especially for children. * More than four million children study some form of martial arts in North America. * Explains the respectful, nonviolent discipline fundamental to all martial arts. * Shows young readers what to expect when they study a martial art--from beginner to Black Belt. * For children ages 8-12.

The Peaceful Way makes it clear that martial arts are not about fighting, rather they are about resolving conflict in life. The key word in the practice of martial arts is respect--for teachers, others, and self. By cultivating a positive attitude of humility, honesty, awareness, and discipline, the martial arts student gains both physical and mental focus.

In clear, simple language the authors lead young readers into the world of martial arts. From the leaving of shoes at the door of the dojo to the mastery of black-belt skills, they emphasize that a cooperative spirit is the key to success in any martial art. Each point is beautifully illustrated with graphics, sidebars, and anecdotes to hold the young reader's attention. Furthermore, its glossary and references for additional exploration make it the perfect educational tool for the young martial artist and a powerful resource for librarians, parents, teachers, and martial arts educators.

Power Animal Meditations: Shamanic Journeys With Your Spirit Allies
by Nicki Scully
Book Description
A collection of guided journeys and meditations to help the reader connect with and learn from power animals and spirit allies.

* More than 40 unique power animal and spirit guide meditations.

* Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Medicine Cards, Angela Werneke.

* 7 additional journeys going to new levels added since first edition.

What can the hawk teach you about your life purpose? What does the salmon know of fertile dreams, goal setting, and self actualization? Calling upon the magical wisdom of nature, Nicki Scully guides us into the spirit world of sacred totems, oracles, and animal teachings from many cultures, including Africa, Egypt, and North America. Encounter the archetypal wisdom teachings of Cobra, Eagle, Dolphin, Lioness, White Buffalo, Coyote, Cedar Tree, and many others. Each totem is exquisitely illustrated by Angela Werneke, the award-winning illustrator of Medicine Cards.

Tai Chi for Kids: Move With the Animals
by Stuart Alve Olson
Book Description
The first tai chi book exclusively for children ages 4 to 8.

* Uses children's delight in imitating animals to teach the eight basic tai chi forms essential for health.

* Each exercise is accompanied by colorful artwork and photographs of the author's 7-year-old son demonstrating postures.

* Written as a story to invite imaginative play and learning.

* Designed for children and parents to play with together and for independent learning by older children.