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Caring For Me series: Eat, Run and Live Healthy
Format: Paperback

Nurse Ellen visits Annie Calf Robe's classroom. Nurse Ellen's use of pictures and fun activities helps the children learn about the importance of healthy foods.

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The Caring For Me series was developed through consultations with health promotion workers and early childhood educators. There are six titles in the series that deal with issues such as healthy eating, safety, dealing with feelings and notions of respect. This series is appropriate for ages three to five, and the books have full-colour illustrations.

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20 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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$10.95

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Caring For Me series: Eyes, Ears, Nose and Mouth
Format: Paperback
What happens when you get a bead stuck up your nose? Tony's visit to the doctor's office shows how to take care of eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
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Emotional Wellness
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Mary learns to deal with stress and to prevent depression. In the tradition of our culture, this teaching about emotional well-being is told through a story. The story is about Mary, who started to recognize signs of stress coming into her life. It details the warning signs of depression and what to do about it, to maintain a healthy emotional balance.

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28 pages

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$14.95

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Grow Strong! A Book about Healthy Habits
Authors:
Cheri J. Meiners
Artists:
Elizabeth Allen
Format: Paperback

Healthy habits form the foundation of a positive, productive life. Developing and practicing these habits - such as eating nutritious foods, moving and playing outdoors, and getting plenty of sleep - helps children feel good, learn well, and enjoy greater happiness in all areas of their lives. As children become more aware of their own unique bodies and abilities, their confidence will grow.

With this warm and cheerful book, help young children appreciate their bodies and learn to take good care of themselves and their health. At the same time, encourage them to understand how making small but positive choices every day helps them to be their best.

Mean to be read aloud, Grow Strong! includes a special section for adults, featuring discussion questions, activities, games, and tips that reinforce the lessons from the book.

Reviews
"As Meiner's previous, series, Learning to Get Along, has shown, there's a ready audience for simple picture book that communicate values to young children." - Booklist 

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40 pages | 7.40" x 9.13" 

$14.99

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Hooked: When Addiction Hits Home
Editors:
Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
Format: Paperback

Jenny dealt with the stress by forgiving her mom -- over and over and over again.

This collection of ten true stories is based on interviews with people who, in their youth, lived with an addicted parent or sibling. The subjects speak honestly about what it was like to grow up with a family member addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, pills, or gambling.

While describing how they managed to care for themselves and younger siblings, as well as the addicted family member, interviewees also touch on the topics of depression, social stigma, coming out gay or transgendered, and the health problems caused by addiction and stress.

The maturity, sensitivity, and even the sense of humor in these accounts will give teens going through similar situations the important realization that they are not alone and that there are many ways to break free from the chains of others' addictions and to move on positively with one's own life.

It's estimated that 1 in 8 Americans struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol. Hooked is an excellent resource for both kids and adults affected by the addiction of friends and family members.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 12 - 18

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120 pages | 5.00" x 7.25" | question and answer section; help/advice section

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$12.95

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Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It
Authors:
Katie Smith Milway
Artists:
Eugenie Fernandes
Format: Hardcover

In this addition to the CitizenKid™ collection of inspiring stories from around the globe, Mimi Malaho and her family help bring basic health care to their community. By making small changes like sleeping under mosquito nets and big ones like building a clinic with outside help, the Malahos and their neighbors transform their Kenyan village from one afraid of illness to a thriving community.

Reviews
"A great resource for introducing children to the issues surrounding global health and empowering them to get involved." — Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director, Partners In Health

Educator Information
Author Katie Smith Milway, a former aid worker in Africa, has written the best kind of global education book for children, filled with information that engenders empathy and understanding. The picture-book format with captivating artwork by award-winning illustrator Eugenie Fernandes brings Mimi's story to life. Along with further information, a glossary and a map, an addendum includes suggestions for how young children can get involved, highlighting how inexpensive, easy-to-make improvements can transform people's lives. This terrific book would find many uses in elementary classrooms, including lessons on African culture, African family life and the basic health care needs of people everywhere. Most important, it offers opportunities for inspiring discussions about compassion, volunteerism and making a difference in one's own community and the larger world community.

This book is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. 

Ages: 8 to 12

Reading Levels:
Fountas & Pinnell: S
Grade Level: 4/5

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies: Cultures, Local & Global Community, global awareness, rural communities

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32 pages | 9.37" x 12.37"

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$19.95

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Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse
Authors:
Odile Nelson
Artists:
Peggy Collins
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses' office.

Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya. But before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit is going to be a fun-filled learning experience with Moe coming along.

With a keen eye for what captivates young readers, this book will teach curious children about nurses and their strange instruments, including that funny looking necklace, the stethoscope. On their visit the children learn about the unique career options nursing has to offer. While joining Moe and Malaya on their visit, children will learn how cool nursing can be and how they can become a nurse too!

Educator Information
Text in Inuktitut/English.

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40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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$14.95

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My Body Belongs to Me
Authors:
Jill Starishevsky
Artists:
Angela Padron
Format: Hardcover

Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening - or that it's wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs To Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher or another safe adult.

Reviews
"Well thought-out and clearly communicated . . . A useful resource." - Booklist

"In only 19 sentences, this simple book will empower children while promoting open communication." - School Libraryn

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32 pages | 8.62" x 7.83"

 

$18.99

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Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves
Authors:
Trevor Romain
Elizabeth Verdick
Artists:
Steve Mark
Format: Paperback
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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Strong Readers Set A: Salmon to Share (L3)
Format: Paperback
Level 3

Illustrated by Bill Helin.

Back cover book introduction:
Baby Bear likes to share salmon with
his friends.
Who do you think could be some of Baby Bear’s friends?

Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9781927571026

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Strong Readers Set A: Salmon to Share (L3) 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Level 3

Illustrated by Bill Helin.

Back cover book introduction:
Baby Bear likes to share salmon with
his friends.
Who do you think could be some of Baby Bear’s friends?

Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
Pages: 16
6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571422

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people believe that our human spirit must be taken care of. We have medicines for taking care of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. What do you do to take care of yourself?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people believe that our human spirit must be taken care of. We have medicines for taking care of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. What do you do to take care of yourself?

Educator Information
There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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$51.00

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The Gathering Tree
Artists:
Heather D. Holmlund
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);

The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV.

After 11-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favorite cousin Robert has HIV, they discover that knowledge brings understanding and self-awareness. Aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health are addressed.

Author Larry Loyie was born in Slave Lake, Alberta. He spent his early years living a traditional Cree life and treasures the lessons he learned from the elders. He went to residential school from the age of 10 to 14, then began his working life. Larry returned to school later in life to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a writer. He received the 2001 Canada Post Literacy Award for Individual Achievement (British Columbia). In 2003, Larry was the first First Nations writer to win the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction for his first children's book As Long as the Rivers Flow. Co-author Constance Brissenden BA, MA is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of 14 books of travel and history. In 1993, Constance and Larry formed Living Traditions Writers Group (www.firstnationswriter.com) to encourage First Nations people to write about their traditions and stories.

Illustrator Heather D. Holmlund has roots in the northern town of Fort Frances, Ontario, where she grew up. Her source of artistic vision has always been the spiritual essence of the Canadian landscape and its people. Heather attended York University in the visual arts program, before making her home in Pickering, Ontario. She is the award-winning illustrator of As Long as the Rivers.

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$19.95

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The Sharing Circle (Meuse)
Format: Paperback
Matthew loves to play games with his friends and share his toys with them. But most of all he loves to share the special treasures that remind him of his First Nations culture. Perhaps his favourite treasure is the medicine pouch that his grandfather made especially for him. This is where he keeps many of his other treasures, including the sacred herbs his mother gave him. Matthew uses the herbs to remind him to be grateful for everything that nature gives us. Another special gift is the eagle feather from his father. Matthew knows that the eagle is a symbol of the spiritual strength of his culture. But there is one other gift that has a special place in Matthew's heart. It is the dream catcher that Matthew gave to his friend Dustin to help him not have bad dreams.

The Sharing Circle is a collection of seven stories about First Nations culture and spiritual practices: The Eagle Feather, The Dream Catcher, The Sacred Herbs, The Talking Circle, The Medicine Wheel, The Drum, and The Medicine Pouch. Researched and written by Mi'kmaw children's author Theresa Meuse-Dallien, and beautifully illustrated by Mi'kmaw illustrator Arthur Stevens, this book will engage and inform children of all ages.
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