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Elizabeth Verdick

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series—including the Happy Healthy Baby® series, which is designed to capture the interest of your littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Calm-Down Time: Toddler Tool
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Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Every parent, caregiver and young child knows the misery that comes with meltdowns and temper tantrums. Through rhythmic text and warm illustrations, this gentle, reassuring book offers toddlers simple tools to release strong feelings, express them, and calm themselves down. Children learn to use their calm-down place - a quiet space where they can take time out. After a break, toddlers will feel like new - and adults will, too. It features a dynamic, award-winning author/illustrator team of the best-selling "Best Behavior" series. The books engage toddlers in facing daily routines and transitions with confidence.

Tips for parents and caregivers are included at the end of each book. It is ideal for both home and childcare settings.

Educator Information
An award-winning author-illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children coping skills to ease temper tantrums and handle strong feelings with confidence and cooperation.

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24 pages | 7.01" x 7.01"

$12.99

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Cuddle
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

With soothing black-and-white photographs of babies and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Rock, baby, rock. Tender as can be. Snuggle, baby, snuggle. Rest your head on me. Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images of babies snuggling up to blankets, stuffed animals, pets, and people.

What can baby do today? Cuddle . . . and move, reach, play, eat, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Reviews
“Verdick and Lisovskis combine sweet-natured verse with photographs of babies giving and receiving affection. The close-up b&w photos are attention-grabbing, and the accompanying pastel cartoons add to the nursery rhyme vibe. A final spread offers ‘cuddle time’ tips for adults and information about the importance of touch for babies.”—Publishers Weekly

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.71" x 5.24" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.99

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Eat
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Every day, in every way, babies eat. From bottles and breasts, trays and bowls. With fingers and with spoons. Join these babies as they explore and enjoy the many foods that help them grow healthy and strong. Hungry baby, food’s so yummy. Look at how it fills your tummy. Bouncy rhythms, appealing black-and-white photos of babies, and bright illustrations are sure to spark baby’s interest.

What can baby do today? Eat . . . and move, reach, play, cuddle, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.67" x 5.31" | black and white photos, colour illustrations 

$9.99

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Feet Are Not for Kicking
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

"Look at those feet! Aren't they sweet?" Yes - when they're walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they're kicking balls or leaves. But not when they're kicking people!

In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

Series Information
This book is part of the Best Behaviour Series. This series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. All books include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

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24 pages | 7.52" x 6.38"

$12.99

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Hands Are Not for Hitting
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

It's never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.

In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand. Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are.

Series Information
This book is part of the Best Behaviour Series. This series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. All books include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

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24 pages | 6.88" x 7.00"

$12.99

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How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways - some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel.

Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer, more positive ways to resolve conflicts.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Grade 4
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: Q

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128 pages | 5.51" x 6.73"

$14.99

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Move
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Amazing babies are on the move in this lively board book that celebrates all the joyful ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world. Push, baby, push! Look how strong you are. Climb, baby, climb! You are going far. Babies, parents, and care providers will all enjoy the close-up black-and-white photos of babies’ faces and the colorful illustrations in this bouncy, spirited book.

What can baby do today? Move . . . and reach, play, eat, cuddle, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.71" x 5.43" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.95

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Move
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Amazing babies are on the move in this lively board book that celebrates all the joyful ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world. Push, baby, push! Look how strong you are. Climb, baby, climb! You are going far. Babies, parents and care providers will all enjoy this bouncy, spirited book.

As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety and confidence. At times lively, at times gentle, these sturdy-format books reflect what every parent wants - a happy, healthy baby. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.71" x 5.43"

$9.99

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Play
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo. You see me and I see you! Celebrate baby’s busy day with this fun and playful book. Babies will enjoy and respond to the happy sounds, joyful movements, and vivid black-and-white photos of babies depicted. Gurgle, babble, grunt, and coo. Watch how Daddy waves to you! A rollicking playtime book to delight babies, parents, and caregivers.

What can baby do today? Play . . . and reach, move, eat, cuddle, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 6.81" x 4.92" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.99

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Reach
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Wiggly baby on the floor. What is baby reaching for? Celebrate the many ways that babies reach out to discover and learn about the world around them. With lively rhyming text and vivid black-and-white photos of babies in action, this book is sure to engage babies and grown-ups alike. A great baby board book for floortime or anytime!

What can baby do today? Reach . . . and move, play, eat, cuddle, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention. 

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.63" x 5.24" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.95

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Rest
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Calming and restful, this book highlights the quiet moments of baby’s day. Fussy baby, take a break. You’ll feel better when you wake. Tired baby, close your eyes. Mommy sings a lullaby. The appealing black-and-white photos and captivating illustrations of sleepy and sleeping babies combine with gentle, rhythmic text to soothe baby into quiet, peaceful rest.

What can baby do today? Rest . . . and reach, move, eat, cuddle, and play. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.71" x 5.24" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.99

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Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;

Stress can make you feel anxious, awful, and afraid. It can leave you jumpy and jittery, upset and uptight. When kids show signs of stress, they need stress management tools that work. With jokes, fun illustrations, and plenty of authentic examples, this book helps kids understand what stress is - and gives tons of tips to cope. Refreshed to address modern stressors like electronic devices and social media, this updated classic helps kids deal with stress like a seasoned panic mechanic.

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Revised & Updated Edition
104 pages | 5.13" x 7.00"

Recommended for ages 8 to 13.

$14.99

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Tails Are Not for Pulling
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. Paying attention to an animal's cues - a joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail can help a child understand what the animal is "saying" and what an appropriate response might be. That's part of what this book is about. But mostly it's about showing children how to love pets gently - because pets are for loving, after all. Kids learn that teasing isn't nice, that they can choose to be kind to animals, and that if you want to touch someone else's pet, there's one important rule you should know: Ask the owner first! A special section for adults includes ideas for teaching kindness to animals, activities, and discussion starters.

Series Information
This book is part of the Best Behaviour Series. This series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. All books include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

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24 pages | 6.50" x 7.40"

$12.99

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Teeth Are Not for Biting
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts. Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone - a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

The companion to the best-selling Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book, Teeth Are Not for Biting gives reasons why children might want to bite. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they're hungry, tired, cranky, frustrated, angry, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. Author Elizabeth Verdick suggests positive things children can do instead of biting: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

Series Information
This book is part of the Best Behaviour Series. This series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. All books include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

 

$11.95

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Waiting Is Not Forever
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Practicing patience is key to learning self-control and delayed gratification. This upbeat book offers toddlers simple ideas to make waiting less frustrating and more fun - by watching and listening, singing, telling stories, whispering, and more. Little ones learn, "I can wait a while. I can do it with a smile." The book closes with tips to help adults foster patience in young children.

Series Information
This book is part of the Best Behaviour Series. This series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. All books include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

$12.99

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