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  • The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Jody Bergsma Collection)

    The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Jody Bergsma Collection)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sandy Kleven
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Illumination Arts Publishing Company; 1 edition (1998, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   32

    PreSchool-Grade 3AA picture book that clearly instructs children on how to deal with unwanted and inappropriate touching through a heart-to-heart talk between a little boy and his mother. The author sensitively distinguishes between the loving touch we all need and "secret, deceptive, or forced touching." Children are encouraged to listen to their own feelings, assert their right to stop unwanted contact, and get help from trusted adults "even if it is supposed to be a secret." An informative foreword to adults gives valuable information on communicating personal safety to children and advice for helping those who report abuse. The illustrations of big-eyed children, comfy teddy bears, and fuzzy pets are not distinguished but do contribute to the cozy, safe tone of the book. more

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  • What Is a Princess?

    What Is a Princess?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   RH Disney
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   RH/Disney (2004, Sep 28th).
    Pages:   32

    WHAT IS A princess? Is she someone who is smart and brave, kind and caring—or is she someone much, much more? Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, and all the Disney Princesses answer that question in this Step 1 book that is the first in the Step into Readling line to feature multiple Disney Princesses in one book! more

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  • A Cars Christmas

    A Cars Christmas

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melissa Lagonegro
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   RH/Disney (2009, Sep 8th).
    Pages:   32

    Celebrate the holidays with Lightning McQueen, Mater, Sally, Doc Hudson, and the rest of the cool Cars characters in this brand-new Step 1 reader. more

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  • Kingdom of Color (Disney Tangled) (Step into Reading)

    Kingdom of Color (Disney Tangled) (Step into Reading)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melissa Lagonegro
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   RH/Disney (2010, Sep 14th).
    Pages:   32

    Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair . . . lots of hair, when Disney Tangled comes to theaters Holiday 2010! With super simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 1 reader is based on Disney's swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy. more

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  • Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible

    Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Regina Brett
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing (2012, Jan 6th).
    Pages:   288

    Want to live your dreams--or even surpass them? Want the world to change for the better? Want to see a miracle? What are we waiting for? Why not be the miracle?That's the challenge Regina Brett sets forth in BE THE MIRACLE. To be a miracle doesn't necessarily mean tackling problems across the globe. It means making a difference, believing change is possible, even in your own living room, cubicle, neighborhood, or family.Through a collection of inspirational essays, Regina shares lessons that will help people make a difference in the world around them. The lessons come from Regina's life experience and from the lives of others, especially those she has met in her 24 years as a journalist. Each chapter is a lesson that can stand alone, but together they form a handbook for seeing the miracle of change everywhere. more

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  • Thomas and the Jet Engine

    Thomas and the Jet Engine

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   R. Schuyler Hooke
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Golden Books (2009, Jan 13th).
    Pages:   32

    Gordon loves to remind everyone that he is the fast and important train. But one day, Thomas is given a very special job: he is taking a jet engine to the airport. When the engine is switched on by accident, suddenly Thomas is the very fast and very important train!Beginning readers will enjoy the simple text full of action words (zip!) and action sounds (zoom!). more

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  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joshilyn Jackson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing (2012, Jan 25th).
    Pages:   336

    A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future. more

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  • Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News

    Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Annie Barrows
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Chronicle Books (2011, Oct 26th).
    Pages:   128

    Ivy and Bean need some money. Ten dollars, to be exact. Never mind what for. Okay, it's for low-fat Belldeloon cheese in a special just-for you serving size. Don't ask why. How are Ivy and Bean going to make ten dollars? Hey, maybe they should write a newspaper about Pancake Court and sell it! Great idea! And easy, too. All they have to do is snoop around the neighborhood. Wow...It's very interesting what they can find out. It's even more interesting when the neighbors read about it in the newspaper. more

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