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For Children

BOOKS FOR AND ABOUT CHILDREN
This page contains three categories of books.
  • Child Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Exploitation, Abduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Problem Solving Books

CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, ABDUCTION

The following collection of books is primarily designed for children to help protect and teach them about child abuse, sexual exploitation, and abduction. This is an important set of books for all early childhood settings as well as for young children.

DIAL ZERO FOR HELP by Judith Jance

 Designed for children of divorced or separated parents, it teaches what to do if abducted, lost, alone or afraid.  Ages 5-10, Size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 38 pages, $3.95

 

HELP YOURSELF TO SAFETY by Hubbard & Berlin

A guide to avoiding dangerous situations with strangers and friends, it covers sexual assault prevention, abduction prevention, basic common sense, and assertiveness.  Children's section for ages 6-11.  Adult section includes safety tips and resource lists. Ages 6-11, Size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 46 pages, $3.95

 

I TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME!  I TAKE GOOD CARE OF US! by Linda Myers

Two books in one:  a personal safety and first aide coloring book which covers fire, water, street and electrical safety, as well as sexual assault/abduction prevention tips, where to go for help, and rescue techniques.  Size 8-1/2 x 11, 62 pages, paper, $3.95   (Teacher's guide available, $3.95)

 

I'AM LOST by Elizabeth Carey

A children's problem solving book to help children decide what to do when lost.  Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper, $4.95

 

IT'S MY BODY by Lory Freeman

Teaches young children how to resist uncomfortable touch; focuses on the concept that the the child’s body is its own to decide whether to share it; helps children to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate touching.  Ages 3-8, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32 pages, $4.95

 

IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT by Judith Jance

Designed for children who have been molested, it assures children that the molestation was not their fault and also teaches sexual assault prevention. Ages 5-9, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 30 pages, $3.95

 

LOVING TOUCHES by Lory Freeman

Loving touches are necessary to healthy living.  It informs about appropriate touch, shows ways to ask for and give loving touches and teaches respect for other's bodies.  Ages 3-7, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32 pages, $4.95

 

PRIVATE ZONE by Frances Dayee

Designed to be read to or by children, it teaches sexual assault prevention skills and includes an excellent section for caring adults.  Ages 3-9, size  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 29 pages, $3.95

 

PROTECT YOU CHILD FROM SEXUAL ABUSE:  A PARENT'S GUIDE by Janice Hart-Rossi

Accompanies ITS MY BODY; it presents clear steps parents can follow to teach a child to trust uncomfortable feelings, resist uncomfortable touch and speak out.  Ages 1-12, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 64 pages, $7.95

 

SAFETY ZONE by Linda Meyer

Designed to be read to or by children, it teaches child abduction prevention skills.  An adult section covers intervention and prevention strategies.  Ages 4-10, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 36 pages, $3.95

 

SOMETHING IS WRONG AT MY HOUSE by D. Davis

A story about a child living in a violent home, it offers children permission to acknowledge their feelings and offers ways to express those feelings.  A list of state coalitions against violence is provided.  Ages 1-12, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 40 pages, $4.95

 

SOMETHING HAPPENED AND I'M SCARED TO TELL:  A Book for Young Victims of Abuse by Patricia Kehoe, Ph.D.

This book portrays a young sexually abused child trying to understand what has happened.  Through a friendly lion, the child-victim is able to discover ways to talk about abuse and recover some self-esteem.  Something Happened and I'm Scared to Tell encourages children to tell caring grownups about abuse, to see that abuse is not their fault, and to see that love doesn't have to hurt. Ages 3-7, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32 pages, $4.95

 

STRANGERS DON'T LOOK LIKE THE BIG BAD WOLF by Debbie Hunley and Janice Buschman

It teaches abduction prevention skills to preschoolers.  It includes sections for adults working with children:  safety tips, games, and additional resources. Ages 2-6, size  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 38 pages, $3.95

 

THE TROUBLE WITH SECRETS by Karen Johnson

Addressing when to share a secret and when not to, it helps children to distinguish between secrets that hurt and worry people and surprise secrets that do not. Ages 3-8, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 32 pages, $4.95

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

Every home and child care facility should have these books as resource material.

KIDS TO THE RESCUE:  First-Aid Techniques for Kids by Maribeth and Darwin Boelts

Kids become heroes when they learn first aid!  Using an interactive “what would you do if?” format and step-by-step illustrations, this book prompts kids to think wisely in an emergency. The paramedic/teacher writers cover the most common accidents kids encounter. Ages 4 through 12, 72 pages, $7.95

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT:  CHILDREN by S. Vogel, M.D. and D. Manhoff

This book is a must for parents, grandparents, baby-sitters, teachers and others who are around children. This is a handbook of what to do in an emergency situation to keep a child alive until professional help arrives. Each emergency situation has a pictorial and sequential step guide, which is easy to follow in an emergency situation. Content tabs make identification and location of information quick and easy. Contents cover not breathing, not breathing/no pulse, choking (the Heimlich Maneuver), bleeding, seizure/convulsion, poisoning, drowning, burns, head/neck/back injury, broken bones, dislocations, high fever and serious illness. ISBN 0-916363-00-7, 28 rigid pages $7.95

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT:  INFANTS

Same as above but for infants $7.95

 

PROBLEM SOLVING BOOKS

BULLY ON THE BUS by Caro W. Bosch, illustrated by Rebekah J. Strecker

This choose-your-own-ending book describe a local bully who is harassing you on the bus—throwing pencils, shooting rubber bands and calling you names. Will you ignore him? Will you choose to fight him?  The decision is yours! This is an exciting and fun way to practice problem-solving skills.  Paper, $5.95

 

FINDERS, KEEPERS by Elizabeth Crary

When Tyrone and Jerry find a wallet on a hot summer day, they face a number of decisions. You can spend the day with them as they try to figure out what is best to do. This is a choose-your-own- ending book, which helps children learn decision making skills as they address every-day ethical dilemmas. These skills hopefully shall be transferred to the other significant decisions which are the primary focus of this collection.  Ages 7-11, size 5-1/4 x 7-1/2, 64 pages, $5.95

 

KIDS CAN COOPERATE by Elizabeth Crary

Kids can cooperate only if they have the skills to solve conflict themselves. Cooperation doesn’t just happen. Parents can make their jobs easier by teaching children problem-solving skills. Kids Can Cooperate discusses why kids quarrel and ways to get them to stop. Included are step-by-step process for teaching negotiations and activities that develop problem-solving skills.  Size 8-1/2 x 11, 112 pages, paper, $12.95

 

WELCOME HOME:  A Child's View of Alcoholism by Judith A. Vance

This book deals with alcoholism in the family. Its goal is to let children know that they are not to blame for a parent’s alcoholism and to encourage them to seek help.  Ages 6-12, size 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 36 pages, $3.95

 

Children's Problem Solving Books by Elizabeth Crary

This series helps children to think by letting children make decisions and see the consequences. Each book focuses on a different childhood problem. Each book shows new ways to handle problems; illustrates consequences of those choices; helps children evaluate ideas; encourages children to see how their behavior affects others.

The Children's Problem Solving series includes: 

I WANT IT focuses on the issue of possessions. Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

I CAN'T WAIT focuses on the issue of time. Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

I WANT TO PLAY focuses on the issue of companionship. Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

I'M LOST helps children decide what to do when lost. Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

MOMMY DON'T GO offers help when parents leave.  Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

MY NAME IS NOT DUMMY helps children deal with name calling. Size 8 x 10, 32 pages, paper,  $4.95 

WHEN ORDERING:  When ordering from this page please add only $2.95 for the first book plus $1.00 for each additional book to cover postage and handling.

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640 Weaver Hill Road, West Greenwich, Rhode Island, US  02817-2261