Tag Archives: Social Skills

Fish is Fish

Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, […]

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey Publisher: Golden Books Product Description EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY of the poky little puppy, who had to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake. This book, which was one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942, is now available in an upscale, 52-page edition that features […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)

Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. Amazon.com Review Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree

Author: Jeannie St. John Taylor Publisher: Lobster Press Product Description (ages 4 – 6) Penguin really wants to win “Santa’s Best Tree Award,” but he can’t think of anything special enough to go on the top of his Christmas tree. Penguin’s little Angel friend pitches in to help his buddy, and together they try all […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

If Everybody Did

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Jo Ann Stover Publisher: JourneyForth Product Description The hilarious and terrible consequences of everyone doing his own thing are portrayed by author/artist Jo Ann Stover in If Everybody Did. Children and adults alike will enjoy this precautionary tale with its concise rhyming text, and amusing illustrations.

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Howard Binkow Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Product Description Imagine how much easier life would be if children listened better. Meet Howard B. Wigglebottom, a curious rabbit who just doesn’t listen! This new illustrated book, has been created to help children, ages 4-7, improve their listening skills and pay attention. Educators, parents, […]

Christmas Tree!

Author: Florence Minor Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description If you were a Christmas tree, what kind of tree would you be? A mighty tree or a tiny tree? A city tree or a country tree? A tree with curious features or a tree made just for creatures? Voyaging from cities to plains and in […]

Madeline’s Christmas (Picture Puffins)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Ludwig Bemelmans Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description It’s the night before Christmas and everyone is sick in bed. All except brave Madeline, who is up and about and feeling just fine. Taking care of eleven little girls and Miss Clavel is hard work, but Madeline finds help from a magical merchant […]

A Terrible Thing Happened – A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Margaret M. Holmes Publisher: Magination Press Product Description Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous and had bad dreams. Then he met someone who helped him talk about the terrible thing, […]

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “Don’t jump on your bed!” “Don’t bite your nails!” Parents sure seem to have a lot of rules. To make matters worse, the reasons behind the rules often don’t seem to make any sense. Could there be other, secret purposes behind these perpetual parental pleadings? Such is the […]

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick! From this point on, Stanley will never […]

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Jeremy Fink has been obsessed with the meaning of life ever since a box from his father arrived at his house five years after his father was killed in a car accident. Jeremy is determined to find the missing keys that will […]

Kit an American Girl (6 Book Set)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl

Heat

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Puffin Product Description Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape from Cuba, Michael’s only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If […]

Clementine

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Sara Pennypacker Publisher: Hyperion

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Rating: (204 reviews) Author: Kate Dicamillo Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. […]

How to Eat Fried Worms

Rating: (138 reviews) Author: Thomas Rockwell Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com How to Eat Fried Worms has happily repulsed children since its original publication in 1973. Now youngsters can experience this classic story in a whole new yucky way, by listening to it on audiocassette. Narrator Jay O. Sanders gives extra kick and vitality to this already […]

How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Nancy Carlson Publisher: Puffin

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Berenstain Bears)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores –– they don’t want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up . . . and up . . […]

Holes

Rating: (3279 reviews) Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com “If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.” Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there […]

The Clique Summer Collection #3: Alicia (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Alicia takes on Mission Spalfa: Spanish Alpha! Back in Spain to visit her relatives, Alicia discovers that Spain’s newest pop sensation ¡Ignacio! is searching for a true Spanish beauty to star in his new hit-single video. She can’t believe her luck! If Alicia is cast as a true Spanish beauty, […]

Lock and Key

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description “Ruby, where is your mother?” Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That’s how she comes to live with Cora, […]

My Big Boy Potty

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “What a big boy you are!” Potty training can be fun. With warmth and sensitivity, Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss guide young boys though the challenges and rewards potty training—from the first steps to the joy of graduating to big boy underpants! A helpful “Note […]

The Big Field

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Philomel Book Description For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. It’s where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And it’s where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now. The arrival of Darryl “D-Will” Williams, […]

The Grouchy Ladybug

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description The Grouchy Ladybug Eric Carle. Progressing through a series of brilliantly colored die-cut pages, a bad-tempered braggart becomes a nicer, happier, better-behaved bug. The arrangement of the book also introduces concepts of comparative size and telling time. 48 pages. Trim sizeÊ10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″.

Two-way Street

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Lauren Barnholdt Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description there are two sides toevery breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney […]

Clique Summer Collection #4:Kristen (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat… With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when […]

Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description There’s a new boy in school, and he’s from Paris. Nancy cannot believe her luck. But this Parisian may not be as fancy as Nancy expects!

On the Day You Were Born

Rating: (74 reviews) Author: Debra Frasier Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Amazon.com Inspired by Debra Frasier’s enormously popular On the Day You Were Born, this charming photo journal invites families to celebrate the arrival of their loved one into the natural world. A star-spangled blue sky, crossed by a swath of sunshine yellow with gold birds, […]

Burned

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description Raised in a religious — yet abusive — family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions — about God, a woman’s role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description “When Mama Bear’s efforts to improve her family’s manners are unsuccessful, she devises a Politeness Plan–a chart listing a chore as a penalty for each act of rudeness. Basic etiquette is presented in a practical way. Berenstain illustrations […]

The Luxe

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan’s social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover […]

Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams)

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Lori Lite Publisher: Lori Lite Product Description Indigo Dreams is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child while introducing them to relaxation and stress-management techniques. Four unique bedtime stories incorporate breathing, visualizations, muscular relaxation and affirmations. These are the same techniques recommended for adults but presented in a […]

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there’s always time for a change of heart on Valentine’s Day.

Hands Are Not for Hitting

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Martine Agassi Ph.D. Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Blue Bloods

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Melissa De La Cruz Publisher: Hyperion Book Description When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they […]

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends (How Do Dinosaurs)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: The Blue Sky Press Book Description What if a dinosaur’s friends come to play? Does he mope, does he pout if he can’t get his way? Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share? Does he throw his friends’ coloring books up in the air? Time […]

First Book of Sushi (World Snacks)

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Amy Wilson Sanger Publisher: Tricycle Press Amazon.com For families that place good food high on their list of priorities, educating their wee ones about the joys of sushi may be far more important than teaching about bunnies and balls and flowers. But even those who don’t know futomaki from hatahata will […]

My Social Stories Book

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Book Description Carol Gray’s social stories have been used all over the world to teach social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the stories in My Social Stories Book take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing […]

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Erika V. Shearin Karres Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Betty MacDonald Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has been wildly popular with children and adults for over 50 years. Children adore her because she understands them–and because her upside-down house is always filled with the smell of freshly baked cookies, and her backyard with buried treasure. Grownups love her because her […]

No Biting!

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description Even the most angelic babies sometimes hit or bite, and no one-not Mommy, or playmates, or even the family pet!-is exempt when the adorable, but frustrated, toddlers in No Biting! decide to act out. But just lift the flaps, and you’ll discover that these babies […]

No Hitting!: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description With the help of this book, toddlers will love learning to say NO to hitting—and screaming and squeezing and yelling—and YES to fun! Refreshingly honest and all too true, this funny book is perfect for toddlers, and parents will find it a painless […]

No, David!

Rating: (149 reviews) Author: Publisher: Blue Sky Press Amazon.com Parents will be quick to jump to the conclusion that there can be nothing appealing in a tale of an ugly kid who breaks things. And certainly–from that adult perspective–there’s something off-putting about the illustrations of David, with his potato head, feral eyes, and a maniacal […]

The Survival Guide for Kids With Add or Adhd

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: John F. Taylor Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language […]