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Why Do Families Change?

Our First Talk About Separation and Divorce

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: marriage & divorce, emotions & feelings, parents, stepfamilies

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. …

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars

A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: asia, non-classifiable, military & wars, adoption, diseases, illnesses & injuries, special needs

A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

Tuyet remembers little about life before the Saigon orphanage, before polio left her limping and in constant pain, before the war made it too dangerous to stand under the bomb-fil …

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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, multigenerational, modern, new experience, emigration & immigration

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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Love You Head to Toe

by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: new baby, baby animals, parents, emotions & feelings

Pairing creative rhyming similes with cut-paper collage art, Love You Head to Toe is an adorable book that compares newborn babies to baby animals on every page. Bright, playful illustrations show a different baby and a different species of animal, both engaged in similar behavior: babies stretch their limbs like sea stars, splash in the water lik …

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The Last Train

A Holocaust Story

by Rona Arato
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
tagged: holocaust, judaism, historical, siblings

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.  Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizen …

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Just Enough Series Bundle

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Cindy Revell
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: emotions & feelings

An engaging introduction for very young children to the topics of reproduction, diversity, death, and separation and divorce in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series to help parents and caregivers approach difficult subjects with little ones. These primers offer a …

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A Bear in War

by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: literary, military & wars, multigenerational

A poignant and true story about love, loss, and family strength during World War One is now available in paperback!

During World War One, a young girl slips her teddy bear into a care package for her father, a medic posted to the trenches of France. Although her father dies in the battle of Passchendaele, his belongings are shipped back to his famil …

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I'm Finding My Talk

by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Pauline Young
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, cultural heritage

I'm finding my talk
And it may take some time,
But I'm learning to speak
In a language that's mine.

A response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi'kmaw activist Rebecca …

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Rising Star (Cross Ups, Book 3)

by Sylv Chiang, illustrated by Connie Choi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 100
  • Grade: 4 to 17
tagged: games, humorous stories

The continuing adventures of Jaden, Cali, and the Cross Ups crew.

When Jaden gets a call inviting him to Comicon to test out a new version of his favorite game, Cross Ups, he is thrilled . . . sort of. He’ll get to go with his best friend, Cali, they’ll be in New York City, and best of all, he’ll meet his idol and the greatest gamer of all tim …

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