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How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

By: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Level: 0-5

What if a dinosaur’s friends come to play? Does he mope, does he pout if he can’t get his way? Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share? Does he throw his friends’ coloring books up in the air? Time and time again, children are told to “play nice.” This brilliantly illustrated board book is packed with rhymes that will teach children how. This will show children that “playing nice” can be easy and fun. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their children, this book is as humorous …

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Little Dos and Don'ts: A Gift Box Set by Karen Katz

Little Dos and Don’ts: A Gift Box Set by Karen Katz

By: Karen Katz
Publisher: Penguin Group
Level: 8-9

With bright illustrations and an interactive lift-the-flap format, these three books are a great way for toddlers to learn all about sharing, playing fair, and behaving in the wider world they are now part of. Assembled in a colorful keepsake case so parents will know just where to reach for an emergency “lesson” from Karen Katz, today’s Emily Post for little ladies and young gentlemen! Includes Excuse Me!, I Can Share, and No Hitting!

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Little Dos & Don'ts: A Gift Box Set

Little Dos & Don’ts: A Gift Box Set

By: Karen Katz
Publisher: Karen Katz
Level: 8-9

With bright illustrations and an interactive lift-the-flap format, these three books are a great way for toddlers to learn all about sharing, playing fair, and behaving in the wider world they are now part of. Assembled in a colorful keepsake case so parents will know just where to reach for an emergency “lesson” from Karen Katz, today’s Emily Post for little ladies and young gentlemen! Includes Excuse Me!, I Can Share, and No Hitting!

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A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles

By: Patti Kelley Crisswell
Publisher: American Girl
Level: 14+

How do you speak up when you’re afraid of hurting your friend’s feelings? What do you do after a really big fight? What if your friend leaves you for the popular crowd? Inside you’ll find tips, quizzes, and real-life stories that can help solve a girl’s most common friendship troubles. When your friendship’s in trouble, you need help — fast. Here’s the advice you need to get through the tough times and help you decide how to deal with friendship dilemmas

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It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel

It’s Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel

By: Jamie Lee Curtis
Publisher: HarperCollins
Level: 8-9

It’s hard to be five. Just yelled at my brother. My mind says do one thing. My mouth says another.It’s fun to be five!
Big changes are here! My body’s my car, and I’m licensed to steer. Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis’s encouraging text and Laura Cornell’s playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

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No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get in Your Way

No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get in Your Way

By: Wayne W. Dyer
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Level: 8-9

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential.

The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way. He discovers, as will your child, that by following a few simple …

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Diapers Are Not Forever

Diapers Are Not Forever

By: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc
Level: 0-5

This is a useful tool for Parents and caregivers for getting rid of diapers.

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Listening Time

Listening Time

By: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Level: 0-5

This is a learning tool for Parents and caregivers.

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How to Take the Grrrr out of Anger

How to Take the Grrrr out of Anger

By: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc
Level: 12-13

Everyone gets angry sometimes. But if you’re angry a lot  or stay angry for a long time  or get in trouble for getting angry or don’t like the way anger makes you act or feel . You can take the GRRRR out of anger. A hot temper isn’t cool. You have the power to overpower your anger. So don’t lose your head. Use it instead. Learn how to manage your anger — and feel great.

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Pacifiers Are Not Forever

By: Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Level: 0-5

This is a tool for you and your child in getting rid of the pacifier.

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