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Caring For Me series: Eat, Run and Live Healthy
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2;

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.

Educator & Series Information
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.

In this book, diabetes — an issue of growing concern in many northern and First Nations communities — is mentioned, along with the importance of nutrition, sleep/rest and exercise. 

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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
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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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$10.95

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Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens - 4th Edition
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Untempered stress among teens is approaching epidemic status. Prolonged and intense anxiety can feel like being stalked by a tiger, never knowing when it will strike. Helping adolescents cope with day-to-day stressors - like school, friendships, family, and social media can help curb impulsivity and other risky behaviors.

Now in its fourth edition, the revised and updated Fighting Invisible Tigers teaches teens proven techniques and stress management skills to face the rigors of growing up. Packed with useful information on how stress affects physical and emotional health, readers will learn:

  • smart approaches to handle decision-making
  • easy steps toward greater assertiveness
  • relaxation and mindfulness exercises to focus their mind
  • time management skills to avoid feeling pressure
  • how to avoid online drama
  • positive self-talk techniques
  • and more!

Getting rid of stress is impossible, but learning how to control the response to it can help teens develop healthier relationships, make better decisions, and outsmart those tigers.

Reviews
“A top pick for community library parenting collections.”—Midwest Book Review

“Helps you understand how stress affects your mind and body. It also gives both long- and short-term strategies for dealing with stress effectively.”—New Moon Magazine

“Straightforward, enjoyable, easy-reading style . . . Excellent reading for those in the mental health field or anyone working with teenagers.”—National Mental Health Association

“Provides useful, practical tools and ideas for folks of any age.”—Whole Earth Magazine

Educator Information
Ages 11 and up.

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160 pages | 5.94" x 9.02"

$21.99

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Grow Strong! A Book about Healthy Habits
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

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

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

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$12.95

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Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.

Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.

Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.

Educator Information
Ages 5-7.

Bilingual: Inuktitut and English.

Additional Information
70 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$19.95

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Living on the Veg: A Kids' Guide to Life Without Meat
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

"If you're thinking of turning vegetarian and living on the veg or have already taken the first step, remember this: You are not alone!"

With kid-friendly language and lots of information, longtime vegetarians Clive Gifford and Jacqueline Meldrum offer kids advice and support in this guide on going vegetarian and eating less meat. Living on the Veg explores key reasons why people go vegetarian - from reducing animal cruelty to improving their health to protecting the environment and others. Various eating styles such as vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, and vegan are explained.

"So you've thought long and hard about it and decided to live life on the veg." What now?

A Q&A section gives kids answers to common questions people might ask them as new vegetarians, while information on maintaining proper nutrition is explained in easily digestible bites. Plenty of tips on living a veggie lifestyle - including breaking the news to parents, adopting a vegetarian diet, eating well, and options for eating out - offer kids advice and support through challenges and slip-ups as they make this change. Also included is a section with 12 simple vegetarian recipes from Jaqueline Meldrum (author of the Tinned Tomatoes blog) that kids can make with parents to help them get started.

Educator Information
Juvenile Nonfiction

Themes / Subjects: Health & Daily Living / Diet & Nutrition / Cooking 

Interest Level: 8 to 12

GRL-U: Grade 5

Includes 12 recipes for kids.

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80 pages | 8.46" x 9.33"

$27.99

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Mimi's Village: And How Basic Health Care Transformed It
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Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

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

Additional Information
32 pages | 9.37" x 12.37"

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$19.95

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Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

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.

Additional Information
40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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$14.95

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Move Your Body with Mia and the Monsters (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s move our bodies!

In this interactive book, children can play along with Mia and her monster friends, trying out the movements shown in the book.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is an interactive book, which encourages children to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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24 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$14.95

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My Body Belongs to Me
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Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.62" x 7.83"

 

$18.99

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Nunavummi Reading Series: All about Ama
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Meet Ama!

This book introduces readers to simple vocabulary for parts of their body, such as eyes, ears, and arms.

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. The Nunavummi Reading Series is now offering books that explore a global perspective. This is one of those books, focusing on the daily life of people in Ghana, West Africa. 

This book is a level 5 book in the Nunavummi Reading Series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. This book's F&P level: B.

Curriculum Connections: Language and Literacy; Diversity; Identity 

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 6.50" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Country Food
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Learn about the country foods people eat in the North. 

This book features different kinds of food people get from the land and sea in Nunavut, such as caribou and maktaaq.

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. This book's F&P Level is LB.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; History; Heritage

Recommended for ages 3-6.

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12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Food I Like to Eat
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What do you like to eat?

This book features some of the foods people eat in the North, such as bannock and cheese.

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic.  It is a Level 4 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. This book's F&P Level is A.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives

Recommended for ages 3-6.

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12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Inuit Games
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Inuit games have been played as long as anyone can remember!

Learn all about Inuit games and why they are important for staying healthy and strong for life in the Arctic.

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. It is a Level 11 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. F&P Level of this book: L.

Curriculum Connections: Language and Literacy; Diversity; Indigenous Perspectives; History and Heritage.

Recommended for ages 6 to 8.

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24 pages | 10.30" x 8.50"

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$16.95

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