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Be the Awesome Man

A Man's Guide to Achieving Discipline, Success, and Happiness

by Dennis Gazarek
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, boys & men, adolescence, self-esteem, happiness

A diagnosis and a prescription for a generation of young men in crisis, Be the Awesome Man is a must-read guide for young men who want to achieve lasting success and personal happiness.

Young men are underachieving in unprecedented numbers. More and more young men are not attaining standard benchmarks of maturity, such as entering and graduating fro …

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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

 

I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.

Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importance of mindfulness practice, particularly for children. Meditation and yoga are becoming common activities in kindergarten classes and beyond. Taking time to be …

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Benjamin's Blue Feet

illustrated by Sue Macartney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: birds, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories, new experience

A young bird with a flair for discovery and invention learns self-acceptance one blue-footed step at a time.

Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is …

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Fast Friends

by Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, special needs, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Every child has a voice — if we take the time to listen.

 

In this appealing, energetic picture book, two kids with different challenges and strengths find they are just what the other needs to navigate classroom life.

Tyson does everything fast — so fast he often disrupts the class. His teacher is always saying, “Too fast, Tyson!” And often …

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Amis instantanés

by Heather M. O'Connor, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, special needs

 

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Tyson fait tout trop vite. Il bâcle son travail en classe. Il engloutit son lunch sans reprendre son souffle. Il traverse la vie comme une flèche. La récréation est le seul moment où il peut courir partout aussi vite qu’il veut. Comme les autres enfants sont à la traîne, Tyson est loin devant, sans person …

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The Little Red Shed

by Adam Young & Jennifer Young
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend who sees how special she really is, and with newfound confidence, the lit …

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Friends for Real

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Emma searches for her lost favourite toy, and instead finds a true friend.

 

When Emma loses Squeezy, her favourite stuffy, she tries to find another toy to replace her best-loved “pet.” It’s hard. No one else is exactly like Squeezy, and for Emma, Squeezy is perfect. But instead of finding Squeezy, Emma ends up discovering an unexpected frien …

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De vrais amis

by Ted Staunton, illustrated by Ruth Ohi
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

 

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Emma cherche à remplacer son animal favori. Elle essaie d’adopter d’autres animaux. Elle ramène un orignal à la maison, mais il est trop silencieux. Elle trouve un phoque, mais il glisse entre ses bras et elle ne peut pas lui faire de câlins. Dans sa quête d’un nouveau meilleur ami, Emma rencontre Frank …

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Rain Boy

(Kindness Books for Kids and Children, Teaching Empathy, Inclusion, and Diversity)

by Dylan Glynn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

A heartfelt picture book about differences, acceptance, and loving yourself for who you are.

Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he's not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what's special about Rain Boy. But when she invites him to her birthday party, disaster strikes …

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