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Ginnie & Pinney A story about FAIRNESS

Author(s): Penny Harris, Winnie Zhou (click on the author's name for more titles)

Playing hide and seek is Ginnie's favourite game. But Ginnie has a problem. She is very bad at hiding and is always found before anyone esle. So when Ginnie disappears and can't be found, everyone is worried. Where could Ginnie be? Can the friends find Ginnie? How will Ginnie solve her "hide and seek" problem?

The Ginnie & Pinney multiplatform program is aimed for children, 3-8, to stimulate and enhance emotional intelligence, empathy and ethical decision-making. It includes an eight book set, eight animatic videos and a teacher resource.

Open-ended questions at the back of each book, created in consultation with Australian academics, aim to encourage lively discussion and ethical decision-making.

Each book is a 36 page full colour paperback.

The program is based on the Australian National Framework for Values Education and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the book and watch the story come to life in an on-screen animation!

Teaching Notes also available.

A set of fair trade character finger puppets can be purchased separately to encourage dramatic play with the story.

This book is part of a set; buy one book or the whole set for $125 in its own carrying case.

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RRP $17.95

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A Bedtime Story
Ginnie & Pinney A story about SHARING

Author(s): Penny Harris, Winnie Zhou (click on the author's name for more titles)

Ginnie & Pinney are excited. They have invited Dodo to his first sleepover but Dodo won't share or help. Is Dodo being a bad guest or is there a reason for Dodo's behaviour? When Dodo finally tells his friends the truth, they agree to share with him. But has Dodo learnt to share with them?

The Ginnie & Pinney multiplatform program is aimed for children, 3-8, to stimulate and enhance emotional intelligence, empathy and ethical decision-making. It includes an eight book set, eight animatic videos and a teacher resource.

Open-ended questions at the back of each book, created in consultation with Australian academics, aim to encourage lively discussion and ethical decision-making.

Each book is a 36 page full colour paperback.

The program is based on the Australian National Framework for Values Education and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the book and watch the story come to life in an on-screen animation!

Teaching Notes also available.

A set of fair trade character finger puppets can be purchased separately to encourage dramatic play with the story.

This book is part of a set; buy one book or the whole set for $125 in its own carrying case.

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RRP $17.95

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Are These Your Glasses?

Author(s): Gavin McCormack (click on the author's name for more titles)

Are These Your Glasses? tells the tale of, Sergio, a lonely penguin who is faced with many hurdles as he grows up. Sergio is a champion against bullying. With his father as a guide, he learns some valuable lessons.These lessons help him to show great determination and strength as he tries to find true friendship.

The book has been designed to inspire deep conversations within the classroom and home about what it feels like to be excluded. It explains how we can overcome bullying with care and love.

The story of Sergio has the potential to educate children on a variety of levels. It inspires deep conversations about what it feels like to be excluded from a group and teaches children that the gift of kindness is the greatest gift of all.

As Sergio embarks on his quest for love, the sky ‘Aurora Australis’ changes its colour depending on his emotional state. This should allow those children who find it difficult to express their emotions in words to relate to Sergio’s situation. The book has a strong moral focus with many fine details and inferential clues within the beautiful illustrations which can be great discussion starters with children. And to top it all off, it has a beautiful ending.

The book is supported by detailed guides for parents and educators to assist them to extend the learning with the children in their care.

About the author
Gavin McCormack is a primary school teacher based in Sydney Australia who wants to make a difference. As a child, he was bullied at school. The feeling of the bullying he faced stayed with him well into his adult life. After working with children for almost 20 years, he has seen patterns emerging, especially in those children who are socially excluded. He decided to write this book to eradicate social exclusion in primary schools and to educate young people about the long-term effects of bullying and exclusion.

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RRP $29.95

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Building Your Baby's Brain
A Parent's Guide to the First Five Years

Author(s): Cate Heroman, Diane Trister Dodge (click on the author's name for more titles)

Packed full of illustrations and helpful charts, this clearly written booklet explains what scientists know about brain development. It shows how a few simple things you do every day can make a big difference.

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RRP $7.95

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Children’s Imagination
Creativity Under Our Noses

Author(s): Ursula Kolbe (click on the author's name for more titles)

Is today’s pressure on parents and teachers sidelining children’s play?
Artist and educator Ursula Kolbe opens our eyes and ears to what’s happening ‘under our noses’ when children play—with anything from seedpods to felt-tip pens or even an iPad. Kolbe’s stories reveal that unstructured and unhurried play—as neuroscientists, psychologists and educators have long said—encourages children to become imaginative and inventive thinkers.

By looking at children’s responses to the unexpected in play, Children’s Imagination: Creativity Under Our Noses uncovers valuable clues to what sparks creativity in us all.

For all who live and work with children 1.5–10 years.

‘A lovely, lovely book—well and truly loveable! A cracker.’
Janet Robertson, educational consultant and teacher, Mia-Mia Child and Family Study Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney

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RRP $29.95

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Educating Palates
Healthy Food for Growing Bodies and Minds - A Guide for Families & Childcare Centres

Author(s): Tony Sharpe (click on the author's name for more titles)

A cook book for growing bodies and minds.

All children need to be guided at some stage and taught how to eat healthily.

Educating a child’s palate is a rewarding process.

Long before celebrity chefs stormed our televisions demanding school canteens revolutionise and forego processed foods for healthier options, there was a small childcare centre in the Blue Mountains called Lizzards where the children had a daily changing menu of seasonal produce lovingly homecooked by a qualified chef – Tony Sharpe.

“MY child won’t eat THAT!” parents would say on their first visit to Lizzards, yet within weeks they were eating more than their words and begging Tony for his recipes. “NOW they’ll only eat YOUR food. What’s your secret?”...and so this book was written.

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RRP $35.00

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Everyday Play
Fun Games to Develop the Fine Motor Skills Your Child Needs for School

Author(s): Christy Isbell (click on the author's name for more titles)

Organised by age, these inexpensive and creative activities provide parents with the tools they need to assist their children in developing their fine motor skills. Chapters also contain answers to frequently asked questions, developmental guidelines and easy teaching strategies.Fine motor skills are a stepping-stone for school readiness, and Everyday Play gives you the tools you need to make developing those skills easy and fun!

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RRP $29.95

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Faiths and Their Festivals

Author(s): Kay Margetts (click on the author's name for more titles)

A key aim of education is to recognise, value and promote a positive attitude to differences, foster tolerance and develop cultural competence.

This book is designed to help by giving background information to the faiths and celebrations in our multicultural society. It looks at the beliefs and core practices of the main faiths and describes the festivals associated with them. It explains the origins of the festivals and how they are celebrated within the faith communities, and includes suggestions on how to explore them in a way that is meaningful to young children.

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RRP $39.95

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Intellectual Emergencies
Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching

Author(s): Lilian Katz (click on the author's name for more titles)

Lilian Katz has spent many years conducting workshops for teachers, parents, and students all over the world, and during those workshops she has often referred to her son Stephen, and what she has termed the "intellectual emergencies" she experienced during the years he was growing up. Her responses to these "emergencies," the moments when he analyzed her actions and challenged her decisions as a parent and a teacher, are pulled together in this book.

With music and words from Stephen incorporated into the book, Katz presents an inspirational work for parents and teachers, or anyone who has ever looked into the face of a child and wondered if she was making the right choices.

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RRP $56.95

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Making Links Parent Partner
A Guide for Parents About What Matters in Early Childhood Services

Author(s): Anne Stonehouse, Janet Gonzalez-Mena (click on the author's name for more titles)

The information in this book is intended to assist parents to collaborate and work in partnership with child care professionals and to help parents understand what the early childhood service is trying to achieve. It makes clear the rights and responsibilities of parents and early childhood professional and reinforces the role of parents as advocates for their child and for early childhood services.

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RRP $3.50

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Math Right from the Start
What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years

Author(s): Jan Greenberg, Toni Bickart (click on the author's name for more titles)

This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated booklet shows parents how they can help their children (birth-5) gain the mathematical thinking and skills they need. This book uses the everyday routines that all parents do with their children bathing and dressing, feeding, shopping, household chores, etc.

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RRP $8.95

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My Mum Has Depression

Author(s): Nina Mitchell (click on the author's name for more titles)

The hero of this book is a little boy who tries hard to understand what his mum is going through.

He witnesses her mood swings from deep depression to high elation.

The highs and the lows are illustrated in full colour and in a caring way, appropriate for young children.

The poignant ending says it all: "My mum has depression but she is still my Mum."

Nina Mitchell is a mother of three boys and a primary school teacher. Nina has been treated for depression for several years. Her association with fellow sufferers has led her to conclude that most families and educators have difficulty explaining depression to the children in their care. This prompted Nina to write this illustrated children's book, My Mum has Depression.

Special offer on postage and handling for this title. Standard mail is only $5. The discount will be applied when your order is placed in the warehouse delivery system so you will see the discount applied on the invoice that is emailed to you when your book leaves the warehouse.

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RRP $16.50

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Our Family is Starting School
A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Author(s): Bob Perry, Sue Dockett (click on the author's name for more titles)

Starting school is an important time for all concerned. For many children and families, along with the excitement goes a sense of anxiety - a sense of not being exactly sure what will happen and what school will be like. This book results from the hundreds of workshops and discussion groups conducted by the authors for families as part of the Starting School Research Project based at the University of Western Sydney.

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RRP $29.95

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Pepperpot & Salty

Pepperpot & Salty is a picture book encouraging children to be open minded about others who are different.

Pepperpot did not like change. She missed her old neighbours, these newcombers seemed strange...

New neighbours have moved in next door to Pepperpot. They look like pirates and she plans to help them move back out. Then real danger threatens and Pepperpot is quite surprised by who comes to save her.

Written by an educator for children, educators and families.

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RRP $15.95

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Raising Children Who Soar
A Guide to Healthy Risk-Taking in an Uncertain World

Author(s): Nancy Eppler-Wolf, Susan Davis (click on the author's name for more titles)

The authors of this unique book - two clinical psychologists, who are also mothers - provide essential guidance for parents and teachers. They explain, step-by-step, how to help children become successful risk-takers: ready to leap at life's opportunities and triumph over setbacks along the way.

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RRP $49.95

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