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Banned Books for Kids: Reading Lists and Activities for Teaching Kids to Read Censored Literature By American Library Association (ALA) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728266008
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Sourcebooks - September 18th, 2023

"The act of reading outside of your experience increases empathy. It broadens our understanding of humanity and our ideas about who we are and what we can be."- Jesmyn Ward

This book is a jewel of a resource for educators and caregivers alike. Help youth understand their right to free expression, information, and imagination. Includes discussion guides, writing prompts, and "read-alike" book suggestions for future reading.

 


Review by Sarah P.

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Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies That Really Work By Robyn Gobbel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781839974281
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - September 21st, 2023

Take heart caregivers who are feeling overwhelm, shame, and frustration raising children with regulation and sensory processing challenges! Robyn Gobbel has digested the last twenty revolutionary years of brain research for YOU. Her style is empathetic and practical. Whether your child has a vulnerable nervous system because of early neglect, trauma, or their own unique wiring, you need this book. Also, her podcast is fantastic!

 


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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728080
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019

Are you a parent? Do you want to be a parent? Do you have a uterus or know someone who does? Then I recommend this book for you.

Lucy Knisley's personal experiences are balanced by her research on obstetrics throughout history. I am fascinated by the anecdotes and myths perpetuated by science, politics, and well-meaning mothers and mother-in-laws, but most endearing are the illustrations of Knisley's rocky path to parenthood. She has a terrifying pregnancy experience, no doubt about it, but her story is warm and hopeful.