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The King of Jam Sandwiches
21.86 21.86 21.86 USD
★ "Tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone...This warm tale is definitely one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommended."--School Library Journal, starred review Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he's going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret? ...
Activists Assemble: We Are All Equal!
17.98 17.98 17.98 USD
Owning It : Stories About Teens with Disabilities
14.56 14.56 14.56 USD
From an acclaimed anthologist, a stellar collection of stories about teens with disabilities -- and the tenacity, spirit, and humor that drive them. Chris Crutcher takes us on a wild ride through the mind of a teen with ADD, while David Lubar's protagonist gets a sobering lesson from his friends. In Gail Giles's tale, Brad can't help barking at his classmates but finds understanding when he gives a comical (and informative) presentation to his entire school. And Robert Lipsyte introduces us to an elite task force whose number-one enemy is cancer. Whether their disabilities are physical or psychological, the subjects of these powerful short stories -- written by ten outstanding young adult authors -- meet every day with wit, intelligence, and courage. ...
Mascot
16.78 16.78 16.78 USD
This witty, heartfelt story about perseverance in the face of adversity is perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio, Cammie McGovern, and John David Anderson. Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he's helpless now. He's sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn't making any progress. He's tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball-but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah. Noah is scared he'll never feel like his old self again. He doesn't want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he'll have to throw off the mask he's been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward. ...
Epilepsy : The Ultimate Teen Guide
26.18 26.18 26.18 USD
Teens can lead normal, active lives despite having Epilepsy, and this book shows them how other teens are doing so. Through their stories they offer advice on whether and how to tell friends, dates, teachers, or an employer about the condition. Important teen issues, such as driving, dating, sports, and college are addressed. How the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) applies to people with epilepsy is also reviewed. ...
El Club de Los Raros
19.78 19.78 19.78 USD
Bernardo, who is dyslexic, and Hugo, who stutters, decide to form a club to protect them from the kids who laugh at them. Slowly, more children join the Odd Club. This edition has been adapted from the original to make it easier to read. ...
A Quiet Kind of Thunder
24.24 24.24 24.240000000000002 USD
Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jandy Nelson. A girl who can't speak and a boy who can't hear go on a journey of self-discovery and find support with each other in this gripping, emotionally resonant novel for "readers who enjoyed John Green's Turtles All the Way Down" (Booklist) from bestselling author Sara Barnard. Steffi doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. The condition's name has always felt ironic to her, because she certainly does not "select" not to speak. In fact, she would give anything to be able to speak as easily and often as everyone around her can. She suffers from crippling anxiety, and uncontrollably, in most situations simply can't open her mouth to get out the words. Steffi's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to help him acclimate. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk. As they find ways to communicate, Steffi discovers that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. But as she starts to overcome a lifelong challenge, she'll soon confront questions about the nature of her own identity and the very essence of what it is to know another person. ...
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
35.99 35.99 35.99 USD
From the critically acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Leslie Connor, comes a deeply poignant and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope. Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason's learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day. Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him? ...
Jay And Ben
39.97 39.97 39.97 USD
Jay and Ben is an interactive book developed for use with children with developmental and learning differences and disabilities. The book is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers teach children language, reading, and story comprehension. Jay and Ben is an interactive book developed for use with children with developmental and learning differences and disabilities, including-but not limited to-autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and language delays. The book is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers teach children about language, reading, story comprehension, functional skills, and basic concepts. Jay can make his own breakfast, dress himself, and play by himself, but sometimes he feels sad and wishes for a friend. When a magical horse appears and befriends Jay, his wish comes true. Clear visual representation of the text, through sequential illustrations along with picture symbols (based on the commonly-used Boardmaker(R) Picture Communication Symbols), enables children to gain understanding of the story plot and to recognize printed words. Children with learning differences and disabilities exhibit a broad range of behaviors and abilities, and they require individualized instruction. Jay and Ben may be used in a variety of ways to promote each child's educational progress and growth. Need adhesive mounting Squares? ...
Cory Stories : A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD
36.62 36.62 36.62 USD
In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it's like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning. He also describes many ways of coping with ADHD: medication, therapy/counseling, and practical tips for school, home, and friendships. ...
Wonder: Charlotte tiene la palabra / Shingaling. A Wonder Story
27.31 27.31 27.310000000000002 USD
Wonder. Charlotte tiene la palabra es una nueva mirada a la historia de Auggie, el protagonista de La lección de August, a través de los ojos de la chica asignada para acompañarle durante los primeros días de clase. La lección de August ha recordado a más de cuatro millones de lectores en todo el mundo la importancia de ser amable a través de la historia de Auggie: un chico normal con una cara que lo hace único, cuyo primer año en el colegio cambió la vida de todos a su alrededor. Esta tercera entrega de «Wonder» arroja una nueva mirada sobre ese primer año a través de los ojos de Charlotte, la chica elegida para acompañarle durante los primeros días del curso. Una chica inteligente y amable que también lucha por encontrar su lugar y ser aceptada en los círculos más populares del colegio. Charlotte tiene la palabra es una historia sorprendente, conmovedora y reconfortante. Una lectura obligada para todos aquellos que aman «Wonder». En un mundo en el que el bullying entre los jóvenes se está convirtiendo en una verdadera epidemia, los libros de la serie «Wonder» ofrecen una nueva visión refrescante, necesaria y esperanzadora. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Shingaling. A Wonder Story is a new look at Auggie's story, the protagonist in Wonder, through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's welcome buddy" during the first days of school. Through Auggie's story, Wonderhas reminded more than four million readers around the world about the importance of being kind: a normal boy with a unique face, whose first year of school changed the lives of everyone around him. This third installment of Wonder casts a new look at that first year of school through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl chosen to be his welcome buddy during the first days of the school year. An intelligent and kind girl who also struggles to find her place and be accepted in the most popular groups. Shingaling. A Wonder Story is a surprising, moving, and heartwarming story. A must read for all those who love Wonder. In a world where bullying among young people is becoming a true epidemic, the books in the Wonder series offer a refreshing, necessary, and hopeful new vision. ...
Breaking Butterflies
37.43 37.43 37.43 USD
The closest he will ever come to happiness is when he's hurting her. Will she let him? A beautiful and twisted story of first love and innocence lost -- written when the author was just eighteen. Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate, and plain. Cadence is brilliant, charismatic. Damaged. And diseased. When they were kids, he scarred her with a knife. Now, as his illness progresses, he becomes increasingly demanding. She wants to be loyal -- but fears for her life. Only the ultimate sacrifice will give this love an ending. ...
The Tell-Tale Heart
40.46 40.46 40.46 USD
In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story is transformed into a heart-pounding, visual experience portraying one man's journey into the dizzying depths of madness. ...
Someone Special, Just Like You
20.83 20.83 20.830000000000002 USD
Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not important. What is important is the common delight in life--a desire to love, learn and play, and to be accepted for themselves as other children are. ...
Can I tell you about Loneliness? : A guide for friends, family and professionals
38.28 38.28 38.28 USD
Meet Jan. Jan is sometimes lonely. In this illustrated guide, he describes what loneliness feels like and how it affects him at home and school. He explains what he can do to feel less lonely, and how his teachers, family and friends can help him too. Child loneliness is an area of growing concern. This book is an ideal way to start a conversation about loneliness with anyone aged 7-18 and to help children understand the importance of healthy solitude, as well as socialising. It also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support. ...
Anxious Charlie to the Rescue
35.77 35.77 35.77 USD
A friend in need causes an anxious pup to confront his fear of change in this thoughtful and encouraging tale. Charlie follows the same routine every day: he hops out of bed in the morning, walks the same route to the market, and lines up his stuffed animals just so in the evening. If anything is slightly different, Charlie worries that something bad might happen. But when friends call one morning asking for Charlie's help, he forgets to follow his usual routine. Will something bad happen, as Charlie fears? Or will he learn that change can be good? In this touching story by Terry Milne, readers will fall in love with the nervous little dog named Charlie and his ability to overcome his fear of change. ...
Fish in a Tree
24.59 24.59 24.59 USD
Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts.--Kirkus Reviews Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her-and to everyone-than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike. The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. This paperback edition includes The Sketchbook of Impossible Things and discussion questions. ...
Between The Bliss And Me
34.43 34.43 34.43 USD
Acclaimed author Lizzy Mason delivers a moving contemporary YA novel about mental illness, young romance, and the impact of family history on one teen's future, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Robin Benway, and Kathleen Glasgow. When eighteen-year-old Sydney Holman announces that she has decided to attend NYU, her overprotective mom is devastated. Her decision means she will be living in the Big City instead of commuting to nearby Rutgers like her mom had hoped. It also means she'll be close to off-limits but dreamy Grayson--a guitar prodigy who is going to Juilliard in the fall and very much isn't single. But while she dreams of her new life, Sydney discovers a world-changing truth about her father. She knew he left when she was little due to a drug addiction. But no one told her he had schizophrenia or that he was currently living on the streets of New York City. She seizes the opportunity to get to know him, to understand who he is and learn what may lie in store for her if she, too, is diagnosed. Even as she continues to fall for Grayson, Sydney is faced with a difficult decision: Stay close to home so her mom can watch over her, or follow her dreams despite the risks? ...
Pear of Hope
22.79 22.79 22.79 USD
Anna loves the old pear tree that lives at the bottom of the garden. When she becomes seriously ill, her relationship with the tree provides comfort and peace on her journey, particularly when she plants a seed from one of the tree's pears. Pear of Hope is the story of a little girl with cancer and her tale of recovery. This is intertwined with the growth of a pear tree, which symbolises the enigmatic concept of hope. Told through sensitive words and gentle, beautiful illustrations, the story will comfort and inspire any children who are struggling to feel positive, whatever journey they may be on. Author Wenda Shurety wrote Pear of Hope because, as someone living with Multiple Sclerosis, hope has been instrumental in her healing process. The story is a gentle introduction to building a more positive outlook in the face of struggle. As well as adults and children suffering from illness, it will also appeal to educators discussing the topics of hope and symbolism, and to medical staff or counsellors who have to discuss hope in difficult situations. The beautiful story of Pear of Hope and its brave, adventurous and hopeful main character, Anna, will be a crucial step towards children and their carers embracing hope in their lives. With its vibrant images, it is a reminder of the beauty of the world around us and of the fact that, like Anna, with hope you can face any battle! ...
Hoppers Series: Two Left Feet
12.60 12.60 12.6 USD
A sensitive story about a disabled boy who overcomes his walking disabilities during a school trip, and helps an able boy to overcome his own problem; for children aged 7-9 years. ...
Hurricane Season
29.10 29.10 29.1 USD
"Fig Arnold is an original and irresistible heroine in a story full of hope, art, and love." --R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder "A thoughtful portrayal of mental illness with queer content that avoids coming-out clichés." --Kirkus Reviews For Fig's dad, hurricane season brings the music. For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster. Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season. Her father, a once-renowned piano player, sometimes goes looking for the music in the middle of a storm. Hurricane months bring unpredictable good and bad days. More than anything, Fig wants to see the world through her father's eyes, so she takes an art class to experience life as an artist does. Then Fig's dad shows up at school, confused and looking for her. Not only does the class not bring Fig closer to understanding him, it brings social services to their door. As the walls start to fall around her, Fig is sure it's up to her alone to solve her father's problems and protect her family's privacy. But with the help of her best friend, a cute girl at the library, and a surprisingly kind new neighbor, Fig learns she isn't as alone as she once thought . . . and begins to compose her own definition of family. Nicole Melleby's Hurricane Season is a radiant and tender novel about taking risks and facing danger, about friendship and art, and about growing up and coming out. And more than anything else, it is a story about love--both its limits and its incredible healing power. ...
A Book About ADHD
27.62 27.62 27.62 USD
This informative and supportive series explores in detail some common mental health issues affecting the lives of children today. Working to tackle and destigmatise mental health issues these creative and factual titles explore conditions such as ADHD OCD anxiety and depression. Readers can learn about causes symptoms and practical coping strategies including mindfulness talking therapies and when to seek professional help. We look at how to look after your own mental health and support others around you. These titles have been developed to support teachers and mental health professionals working with pupils and have been reviewed and approved by the clinical team at Place2Be the leading national childrens mental health charity.|This informative and supportive series explores in detail some common mental health issues affecting the lives of children today. Working to tackle and destigmatise mental health issues these creative and factual titles explore conditions such as ADHD OCD anxiety and depression. Readers can learn about causes symptoms and practical coping strategies including mindfulness talking therapies and when to seek professional help. We look at how to look after your own mental health and support others around you. These titles have been developed to support teachers and mental health professionals working with pupils and have been reviewed and approved by the clinical team at Place2Be the leading national childrens mental health charity. ...
The Ghosts & Jamal
19.50 19.50 19.5 USD
The Ghosts and Jamal is an intriguing story, touching on religion, terrorism and Nigeria's internal conflicts, following a young orphan who is negotiating an unforgiving society. Waking up in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, 13-year-old Jamal tries to piece together what has happened whilst simultaneously trying to evade capture by the attackers. It soon becomes clear that he has been living in a separate outhouse from his family on account of the "bad spirits" or rather his epilepsy that plagues him. As he wanders around his family's compound, he comes across red canisters leaking yellow gas, which he works out were the weapon that killed his family. With his family dead, he begins to search for his grandfather who he hardly knows; when his grandfather turns him away Jamal keeps walking. On the way he meets prejudice, exploitation and friendship, before finally discovering that it is people, not ghosts, that have killed his family, and they have plans to keep on killing. ...
Manners Matter!
19.87 19.87 19.87 USD
Temple Grandin, as the character in the book Manners Matter, steps away from the world of adults and talks in kid-friendly language directly to kids themselves. She colorfully illustrates her experiences with stories by sharing her life growing up with autism. This first book in the Temple Talks to Kids series focuses on manners and social niceties, which Temple considers to be the key that unlocks doors to social interaction, social acceptance, and social opportunities across our lives. Like it or not, we are judged by others by our behaviors. Kids will delight in Temple's familiar cowgirl style and her straight-shooting language about the importance of manners. Adults will appreciate the hard-won wisdom and advice she provides. ...
Baking Life of Amelie Day
18.08 18.08 18.080000000000002 USD
Thirteen-year-old Amelie Day loves to bake so she's thrilled when she's invited to compete in the Best Teen Baker of the Year contest. But Amelie has Cystic Fibrosis, and some days she can barely breathe. Determined not to let her condition or her mom stop her from taking part, Amelie musters all her Flour Power. But will it be enough to get her to the top? ...
Hasta la ultima palabra / Every Last Word
33.40 33.40 33.4 USD
"Constantemente tengo un pensamiento que se esconde en los rincones más oscuros de mi mente. No me ataca, como otros, y sin embargo es aterrador de una manera totalmente distinta. Porque es el que nunca se va. Y es el que más temo." ...
DK Life Stories Helen Keller
18.12 18.12 18.12 USD
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Helen Keller, who overcame the odds by learning to understand and communicate with the world. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing due to an early childhood illness and spent the first 6 years of her life unable to interact with other people. She remained isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan came to work as her teacher. In this biography book for kids ages 8-11, learn all about Helen Keller's amazing life and achievements - how she learned to read Braille and speak, go to college, write books, and ultimately revolutionize the world through her activism on behalf of the deaf and blind. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index. ...
Santa's Lost Reindeer : A Christmas Book That Will Keep You Laughing
22.13 22.13 22.13 USD
A hilarious Christmas tale that is sure to get everyone laughing! Santa's Lost Reindeer is a humous story that follows a frazzled Santa through a search for his missing reindeer. How can Christmas be saved? Santa's in so much trouble. With his best reindeer missing he needs help on the double! The book was a passion project for author Rachel Hilz, mom of two special needs children. It was written and illustrated with her autistic kids in mind and has now become the source of much laughter and joy for them. "My nonverbal son recognizes himself in the book and laughs out loud at the bright illustrations. I couldn't ask for any better reward." -- Rachel Hilz Order your copy today and let the zany adventure begin! ...
My Life Beyond Autism : A Mayo Clinic patient story
14.94 14.94 14.94 USD
Combining 36 pages of full illustrations with a first-hand account of living life as a child with autism, this book provides a humbling and inspiring look at how an autism spectrum disorder affects children. Tracy likes to draw, make movies and play, just like other kids. She also has autism spectrum disorder. This means she processes many everyday situations differently, such as making friends. Over time, she's learned tricks for communicating and coping when things are hard for her. Follow along as Tracy gives a peek at what life is really like for someone living with autism and how she discovered life beyond this common disorder. Children's voices are rarely heard amid the complexity of modern medicine. That's why every story in the My Life Beyond series stems from the imagination and experience of a Mayo Clinic patient. The books were developed through collaboration between these patients, Mayo Clinic physicians and author-illustrator Hey Gee. Through this unique lens of inspiring real-life experiences, the series explores how children view illness, challenges and recovery. One in fifty-four children in the U.S. are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder--which includes autism, Asperger's syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder--but their experiences with this condition are rarely shared. With 36 pages of full illustrations, My Life Beyond Autism brings the reader into the world of a child diagnosed with autism to show how children with this condition view their disorder and work through common behavioral challenges. The "My Life Beyond" graphic novel book series is published in collaboration with Fondation Ipsen. ...
My Friend Has Down Syndrome
32.39 32.39 32.39 USD
Beginning readers are introduced to different characters who have Down syndrome, how Down syndrome may affect their actions, and how we can be good friends to people with this condition. ...
My Friend Is Blind
32.39 32.39 32.39 USD
"Beginning readers are introduced to different characters who are blind, how blindness may affect their actions, and how we can be good friends to people who are blind"-- ...
Mi hermano persigue dinosaurios/My Brother Chases Dinosaurs
29.00 29.00 29.0 USD
Mi hermano persigue dinosaurios es una historia intimista, tierna y conmovedora, que nos subraya lo maravilloso de la diversidad. Con un tratamiento profundo pero cómico, cariñoso y personal de un tema de interés social como el síndrome de Down. Para escribirla, Giacomo Mazzariol no ha necesitado inventar nada. Tienes cinco años, dos hermanas y deseas con todas tus fuerzas un hermanito para jugar a cosas de chicos. Un día tus padres te anuncian que tendrás a ese hermano y que será especial. Estás loco de alegría: especial para ti significa «superhéroe». Tras su nacimiento, poco a poco entiendes que sí, que es distinto a los demás, pero que lo de los superpoderes no acaba de ser verdad. Al final descubres las palabras «síndrome de Down», y tu entusiasmo se transforma en rechazo, incluso en vergüenza. Deberás atravesar la adolescencia para darte cuenta de que tu idea inicial no estaba tan equivocada y dejarte contagiar por la vitalidad de Giovanni hasta concluir que quizá sí es un superhéroe de verdad. Y que, en cualquier caso, es tu mejor amigo. Dentro de cada persona hay un mundo único. Este es el de Giovanni. «En resumen, esta es la historia de Giovanni. »Giovanni, que a sus trece años tiene una sonrisa más ancha que sus gafas. Que adora a los dinosaurios y el rojo; que va al cine con una amiga, vuelve a casa y anuncia: Me he casado. Giovanni, que baila en medio de la plaza, solo, al ritmo de la música de un artista callejero, y los transeúntes, uno tras otro, se sueltan y empiezan a imitarlo: Giovanni es un tipo que hace bailar plazas enteras. Giovanni, para quien el tiempo siempre son veinte minutos, nunca más de veinte minutos: si alguien se va de vacaciones durante un mes, se ha ausentado veinte minutos. »Giovanni, que sabe ser agotador, extenuante, que cada día sale al jardín y les lleva una flor a sus hermanas. Y si es invierno y no encuentra la flor, solo les lleva hojas secas. »Giovanni es mi hermano. Y esta también es mi historia. Yo tengo diecinueve años, me llamo Giacomo.» Los libreros opinan: «Menos es más. Un ángel en mi vida.» Paula Núñez, Librería Troa Universitaria (Pamplona) «Inmenso como un dinosaurio, tierno como un bizcocho recién horneado.» Gemma Fernández, Casa del Libro (Bilbao)ENGLISH DESCRIPTION My Brother Chases Dinosaurs is a unique story about Down syndrome that has become a literary phenomenon in Italy. A sweet, intimate book that astounds us, moves us, and invites us to reflect. To write it, Giacomo Mazzariol didn't need to make up anything. You are five years old, you have two sisters, and you wish with all your heart for a little brother to play boy games with. One day, your parents announce that you will be getting that brother, and that he will be special. You are crazy with joy: special, for you, means superhero. After his birth, little by little you understand that yes, he is different from others, but the part about the superpowers isn't really true. At last you discover the words Down syndrome, and your enthusiasm turns into rejection, even embarrassment. You must go through adolescence to realize that your original thought wasn't so wrong, and let yourself catch Giovanni's vitality before realizing that maybe he is a superhero after all. And that, in any case, he's your best friend. ...
Shortcuts
28.19 28.19 28.19 USD
Everything is up in the air when the problem-solving best friends Sanity and Tallulah find themselves co-pilots on an unplanned adventure filled with action, adventure, and dangerous situations. ​ Tallulah is great at piloting! And with her learner's permit freshly reinstated, she has the perfect opportunity to prove it: filling in on the mail route to nearby stations while all the regular pilots are out sick. It's her first big solo flight, and yeah, okay, her parking could use some work, but she's not even a little bit nervous--she's got Sanity along as copilot, plenty of old flight logs for navigation, and they'll be in radio contact with Wilnick almost the whole time. All they have to do is follow the pre-approved route and stay out of the dangerous, uncharted, explosives-littered debris cloud . . . no matter how tempting a shortcut it is. Oh, and don't cross the military blockade into the United Territories, obviously. See? No sweat! Sanity and Tallulah's pre-approved route didn't say anything about space stations exploding, enemies in need of rescue, or getting caught in the middle of a border crisis in danger of escalating into all-out war, but sometimes totally awesome pilots have to change plans on the fly, and only an excellent copilot can keep things from going completely upside down. ...
Many Ways to Learn : A Kid's Guide to LD
20.59 20.59 20.59 USD
Provides advice and encouragement for children with learning disabilities, including tips and strategies for succeeding in school, and addresses the social issues children with learning disabilities may face in the classroom and out. ...
Tornado Brain
31.20 31.20 31.2 USD
In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late. Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodivergent. In her case, that means she can't stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, she's easily distracted, she hates changes in her routine, and she has to go see a therapist while other kids get to hang out at the beach. It also means Frankie has trouble making friends. She did have one--Colette--but they're not friends anymore. It's complicated. Then, just weeks before the end of seventh grade, Colette unexpectedly shows up at Frankie's door. The next morning, Colette vanishes. Now, after losing Colette yet again, Frankie's convinced that her former best friend left clues behind that only she can decipher, so she persuades her reluctant sister to help her unravel the mystery of Colette's disappearance before it's too late. A powerful story of friendship, sisters, and forgiveness, Tornado Brain is an achingly honest portrait of a young girl trying to find space to be herself. ...
Out of a Dark Winter's Night
30.83 30.83 30.830000000000002 USD
In Out of a Dark Winter's Night, illustrator and author Flora McDonnell tells the story of a small child whose spirit of adventure is dampened when the day ends and gives way to night. Taking their wheelbarrow, they set out on a mission to stop the sun from setting again, joined along the way by a charming collection of animal friends. But when darkness falls and worst comes to worst, it is hope that eventually carries them back home, where as day follows night the dawn breaks again A response to calls for books that help children and families understand mental health issues, Out of a Dark Winter's Night is a gentle expression of McDonnell's firsthand experience with anxiety and depression that is empathetic and poetic, to allow room for multiple interpretations and responses. McDonnell has said of the book, 'This is my autobiography. A journey since childhood to harness the sun and stop the darkness of the night, which I think has to be abandoned in the end. With a helping hand, I have learnt that if I turn around and face the darkness, no matter how painful, in the end I will see the sun rise ... The book is intended to give courage to any child or adult who feels they are stuck in the darkness of a winter's night.' ...
The Beautiful Lost
23.98 23.98 23.98 USD
From NY Times bestselling author Luanne Rice, a sweeping story of a girl and boy, both troubled in different ways, who take off on a whirlwind road trip. Part of the Point Paperbacks line. Here are three things to know about Maia:1. Ever since her mother left, Maia's struggled with depression -- which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn't want to go back.2. Maia's sure that if she finds her mother, if the two of them can talk about whale songs and constellations, then everything will be okay again.3. She's in love with Billy, the handsome, brooding boy who lives in the group home in town. He doesn't seem to know that Maia exists... until now.When Maia sets off on a road trip in search of her mom, Billy unexpectedly comes along. They drive up the East Coast, stopping along the way for lobster rolls and lighthouses. Maia learns that Billy has dark secrets of his own -- and wants to outrun his past, too. But what will the future hold if they reach their destination?From internationally bestselling author Luanne Rice, this is a sweeping, stunning story about the surprising directions our hearts can take. ...
Ada and the Helpers
21.00 21.00 21.0 USD
"Be bold! Be brave! Let you be you... and let's help others, too!" That's Ada's motto. Ada is a dancing, deaf fox with cochlear implants who loves to help others. On her way to dance in a talent show one day, she meets three other creatures who are each facing a physical challenge of their own. She decides to help each of her new friends to see past their challenges and discover their natural, God-given strengths. But can they help her in return? Ada's a bit nervous about the talent show! Will she be able to hear the music clearly? Will everyone laugh at her? Pick up a copy of Ada and the Helpers today and follow Ada and her new friends on an exciting new adventure that inspires friendship, helping others, inclusion, and finding your strengths. Plus, your child can learn the ASL alphabet at the same time! The rhyming nature of the story is welcoming for hearing kids, but is especially helpful for young children who are hard-of-hearing. As an adult, you'll love the surprise ending that brings all the nostalgic feels for your inner 80's child! This children's book comes with some special features, including: One word spelled out on each spread of the story (14 in all) using the American Sign Language alphabet in diverse skin tones so that you can help your child practice learning the ASL alphabet and begin fingerspelling. An ASL alphabet chart in the back of the book. By the way, the hardcover edition has a double-sided dust jacket that also serves as an American sign language alphabet poster, perfect for hanging in your child's bedroom or in the classroom! The book also introduces three of the ling sounds used in the Ling Six Sound Test, which is used to help audiologists, special educators or teachers of the deaf, and parents or hard-of-hearing children assess whether or not the child can hear and recognize the full range of vocal sound. By helping your child associate these phonics with the characters in the book, it becomes easier for you to practice these sounds with them. Masterfully illustrated by fine artist Melissa Fischer, Ada and the Helpers is a beautiful book that your child will want to read over and over again. Whether they are deaf or hard-of-hearing and use hearing aids or cochlear implants to assist them, or you simply want to introduce the concept of sign language to your hearing children, Ada and her friends will be instant favorites in your household or classroom! ...
Frankie and Amelia
27.26 27.26 27.26 USD
A heartfelt companion novel to the critically acclaimed Chester and Gus about inclusivity, autism, friendship, and family, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker and Kate DiCamillo. After being separated from his family, Franklin becomes an independent cat, until he meets a goofy dog named Chester. Chester is a service dog to his person, a boy named Gus, and Chester knows just the girl to be Franklin's person--Gus's classmate, Amelia. Amelia loves cats, but has a harder time with people. Franklin understands her, though, and sees how much they have in common. When Amelia gets into some trouble at school, Franklin wants to help the girl who's done so much to help him. He's not sure how, yet, but he's determined to try. This sweet and moving novel demonstrates how powerful the bond between pets and people can be, while thoughtfully depicting a neurodivergent tween's experience. ...
A Sky-Blue Bench
40.96 40.96 40.96 USD
It's Afghani schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg." Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't think about learning at all. She knows that before the war changed many things in Afghanistan, schools like hers had benches for students to sit at. If she had a bench, her leg would not hurt so much. The answer is obvious: she will gather materials, talk to Kaka Najar, the carpenter in the old city, and learn to build a bench for herself. In A Sky-Blue Bench, Bahram Rahman, author of The Library Bus, returns again to the setting of his homeland, Afghanistan, to reveal the resilience and resolve of young children-especially young girls-who face barriers to education. Illustrator Peggy Collins imbues Aria with an infectious spunkiness and grit that make her relatable even to readers with a very different school experience. An author's note gently introduces an age-appropriate discussion of landmines and their impact on the lives of children in many nations, especially Afghanistan, which has the highest concentration of landmines of any country in the world. Don't miss The Library Bus, also by Bahram Rahman Winner of the Middle East Book Award Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award Finalist for the Florida Literary Association Children's Book Award Finalist for the OLA Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award Winner of the Northern Lights Book Award: Multicultural Category ...
Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers
29.39 29.39 29.39 USD
From the critically acclaimed author of the ALA Notable and Charlotte Huck Honor Book Forever, or a Long, Long Time comes a moving own-voices story that shines a light on how one girl's learning differences are neither right nor wrong...just perfectly individual. For fans of Alyson Gerber, Cammie McGovern, and Kathryn Erskine. No one can figure out what Gwendolyn Rogers's problem is--not her mom, or her teachers, or any of the many therapists she's seen. But Gwendolyn knows she doesn't have just one thing wrong with her: she has fifty-four. At least, according to a confidential school report (that she read because she is #16. Sneaky, not to mention #13. Impulsive). So Gwendolyn needs a plan, because if she doesn't get these fifty-four things under control, she's not going to be able to go to horse camp this summer with her half-brother, Tyler. But Tyler can't help her because there's only one thing "wrong" with him: ADHD. And her best friend Hettie can't help her because there's nothing wrong with Hettie. She's perfect. So Gwendolyn is hopeless until she remembers the one thing that helped her mother when her own life was out of control. Or actually, the twelve things. Can these Twelve Steps that cured her mother somehow cure Gwendolyn too? ...
Darius the Great Deserves Better
22.00 22.00 22.0 USD
Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, his varsity soccer practices, and his internship at his favourite tea shop, Darius is feeling pretty okay. Like he finally knows what it means to be Darius Kellner. Then, of course, everything changes. Darius's grandmothers are in town for a long visit while his dad is gone on business, and Darius isn't sure whether they even like him. The internship isn't what Darius thought it would be, and now he doesn't know about turning tea into his career. He was sure he liked Landon, but when he starts hanging out with Chip - soccer teammate and best friend of Trent Bolger, epic bully - well, he's just not so sure about Landon anymore, either. Darius thought he knew exactly who he was and what he wanted, but maybe he was wrong. Maybe he deserves better. ...
My Face Book Bilingual
13.55 13.55 13.55 USD
Shows photographs of babies conveying their emotions through facial expressions. ...
Far from the Tree : Young Adult Edition--How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us
27.62 27.62 27.62 USD
From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far from the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children. The old adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else--sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more. Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other--a theme in every family's life. The New York Times calls the adult edition a "wise and beautiful" volume that "will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place." ...
Born Just Right
28.78 28.78 28.78 USD
From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are. When Jordan Reeves was born without the bottom half of her left arm, the doctors reassured her parents that she was "born just right." And she has been proving that doctor right ever since! With candor, humor, and heart, Jordan's mother, Jen Lee Reeves, helps Jordan tell her story about growing up in an able-bodied world and family, where she was treated like all of her siblings and classmates--and where she never felt limited. Whether it was changing people's minds about her capabilities, trying all kinds of sports, or mentoring other kids, Jordan has channeled any negativity into a positive, and is determined to create more innovations for people just like her. Her most famous invention, aptly called Project Unicorn, is a special prosthetic (that shoots glitter!) made with the help of a 3-D printer. A real-life superhero, Jordan is changing the world with her foundation, Born Just Right, which advocates and celebrates kids with differences, and helps them live their best possible life--just like Jordan is today! ...
Wearing a Colostomy Bag
26.58 26.58 26.580000000000002 USD