Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counsellors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe.
The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone.
The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.
Jill Starishevsky has been an assistant district attorney in New York City since 1997, where she has prosecuted thousands of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me. A mother of three, Jill has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a prevention specialist who, through media appearances and public speaking events, teaches how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse. She lives in New York City.
Being You Is Enough is the perfect antidote for the pressures of being a kid in this day and age. This entertaining and refreshing book will inspire kids be themselves and stand up tall. Kids will love the easy, upbeat style delivering deeper messages about self-acceptance, positive thinking and friendship. This is the perfect conversation starter for parents, teachers or children on the issues that kids may be facing or trying really hard to avoid! Josh uses charming, cheeky and humorous drawings and messages to touch on topics such as: ... More info
Two wild ducks become refugees when their swap is drained. Their journey in search of a new place to live exposes them to danger, rejection and violence before they are given a new home. Award-winning artist David Miller tells their story with brightly coloured three-dimensional paper sculptures. Refugees was shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award Softcover Full colour 32 pages More info
Young children can explore common emotions through these charming stories of dinosaurs, each of whom display feelings such as jealousy, anger and grumpiness. Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways... More info