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Hair

HAIR is a celebration of hair diversity; long, short, straight, curly, body hair, covered hair, facial hair and hair on people of all genders. Written and illustrated by two Melbourne mums, Kate Bullen-Casanova and Freya Bennett, HAIR is a 32 page picture book that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Its colourful characters will leap off the page and into your heart. There’s Charlie whose chosen to chop off her locks… …and Rupert who thinks his long hair really rocks!

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RRP $19.00

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How To Recycle Your Feelings
By Amy Molloy

Sometimes, we all end up with too many emotions, Or emotions we don’t have a use for anymore… But that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away. Because no emotion is ever really a waste. The first title in the series, How to Recycle Your Feelings is a children’s book with grown-ups in mind too. The fictional story – which shows that 'no emotion is ever really a waste' – draws on therapeutic techniques such as reframing, reflection and detachment packaged in a way that is understandable (and enjoyable!) to readers of all ages. Perfect for parents, grandparents, carers and educators alike, it shows the power of imagination and positive intention to cope with the overflow emotions that can clutter our emotional worlds! The series is written in line with NSW primary school curriculum for personal development and the national Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (aged 0-5): Belonging, Being and Becoming which is 'correlated with resilience, providing children with the capacity to cope with day-to day stress and challenges.'

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RRP $24.99

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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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Keeping Your Smile
Caring for Children with Joy, Love, and Intention

Author(s): Jeff A Johnson (click on the author's name for more titles)

A resource to help you manage stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an obstacle in your daily interactions with children. It offers strategies, activities, tips, and tools to help you work with children with passion and includes profiles of several professionals who have experienced burnout and survived to become stronger, better care providers.

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RRP $40.95

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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 $7.00

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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 First Year
Making Connections with Infants

These age-appropriate ideas emphasize the importance of attachment for healthy social-emotional and cognitive development in infants. Information on how attentive and fun interaction helps a child's brain develop is also included. Brain Insights activity cards are compact and portable, making it easy to jumpstart interactive play anywhere throughout the day. 40 laminated cards on a ring.

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RRP $34.95

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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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My Muslim Mate

Young Charlie is a true-blue young Aussie, and so is his friend Khaled. They spend time together on their scooters, as well as chatting about the things that they share, and the things that make them different. My Muslim Mate, written by exciting new author Amal Abou-Eid, is the story of how, through talking and learning about each other’s cultures, friendships can flourish and lives can work together harmoniously. The story explains aspects of Islam that are often misunderstood, and is a great resource for non-Muslim families who wish to learn more, as well as Muslim students in classrooms across Australia who can access the book to help express themselves.

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RRP $19.95

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My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author's own little boy, 'Shadow's' main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'... he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting. Creates opportunity for open discussion and learning. Highlights current themes of gender identity.

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RRP $24.95

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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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Raising Your Child in a Digital World

Dr Goodwin's message is that mixed messages and confusing information abound about the benefits and traps of new technology on kids. Her book outlines the ways in which technology can help children in their natural development in regards to physical, mental and social relating skills. Raising Your Child in a Digital World explores the obstacles and technology myths that confront modern parents. In doing so, Dr Goodwin provides concrete advice on how to develop healthy digital habits in your children and protect their emotional and mental health. The book is shaped around the seven essential building blocks for young children's development, namely, Attachment and Relationships; Language; Sleep; Play; Physical movement; Nutrition; and Executive function skills. Dr Goodwins says, 'My aim is to arm parents with evidence-based information about how technology is changing the ways young children learn, develop and play and how we can leverage it to meet their developmental needs and minimise any potential harmful effects. 'Rather than fearing or banning technology, I can show you healthy, safe and even educational ways to leverage it to help your little ones learn and develop... I spent thirteen years as a teacher before becoming a children's technology researcher. When I became a mum, I realized that there were so many misconceptions and myths about all this. The research about how technology's shaping the way young children learn and develop is not being communicated to parents. And it should be!' Dr Goodwin is well known for her calm clear insights and strategies for parents in regard to their children's digital habits. Hugh Baldwin, Director, Television & Digital Content for Nickelodeon Australia says that kids and tech use is the great unknown for modern parents. 'Dr Kristy has a great ability to demystify, interpret and cut through the hype. We were so lucky to have her as our resident expert for Nick Jr. Parents. Kristy was a great ambassador and we received lots of positive (and thankful) feedback from parents,' he says. About the Author Kristy is a children's technology and brain researcher, teacher and mother. She is Director of Every Chance to Learn, an Honorary Associate at the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University and a highly sought-after expert on young children and technology. Kristy has spent thirteen years as a teacher, speaker and digital advocate. She lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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RRP $29.99

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Reading Right From the Start
What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years

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

This book uses the everyday routines that all parents do with their children to demonstrate how to build vocabularly, learn about conversations and discover meaning from the written word. Instead of workbooks, special games and other gimmicks, parents learn about the value of talking, singing and reading every day to their child.

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RRP $8.95

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