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Marieka Heinlen

Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated all of the books in the Best Behavior® and Toddler Tools® series. Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

$12.99

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Words Are Not for Hurting
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

The older children get, the more words they know and can use - including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them. They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying "I'm sorry."

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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40 pages | 9.05" x 8.77"

$17.95

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