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Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope with a Traumatic Death

Title: Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope with a Traumatic Death  Available in large print paperback format Author: Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D. Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes   Today’s world is not as safe as the one we grew up in, in the 50s and 60s. Back then, we did not read […]

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Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children

Title: Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children Available in large print paperback format Author: Azmaira H. Maker, Ph.D., Illustrated by Polona Lovsin Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes When our daughter was five and our son two, my former husband and I had to explain to them that we were divorcing. The term “conscious uncoupling” […]

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Sammy’s Broken Leg (Oh No!) and The Amazing Cast That Fixed it

Title: Sammy’s Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It Author: Judith Wolf Mandell Reviewed by: Anne Holmes For the NABBW “Sammy’s Broken Leg” is an amazing book! Perfect gift for a grandchild who’s broken a bone – or is about to experience some other sort of potentially scary medical procedure. I recall my […]

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The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name By Chloe JonPaul Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes How many of us lived through a time when we didn’t like our names? I know I did. And so did many people I know, including my daughter, for whom we thought we had selected a lovely […]

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Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy”

Author: Tina Marie Turbinwww.dannythedragon.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Superb illustrations by Aija Jasuna color the pages of this children\’s book by Tina Marie Turbin. Danny the Dragon and his sidekick, Skipper, befriend Jimmy and his family and the adventures are surely just beginning because the tale ends with Danny saying “I will tell you some […]

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Hot Issues, Cool Choices

Author: Sandra McLeod Humphreywww.stopbullyingnow.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey has written Hot Issues, Cool Choices for girls and boys ages ten and up. This compilation of fictional scenarios gives the young student an opportunity to reflect on circumstances that may arise with their peers, thereby giving them a chance to arrive at […]

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