Childrens Books

These Books Address the following Topics: 
Bereavement, Emotions, Grief Counseling, Grief Stages, Art Therapy, Critical Thinking Skills, Criminal Behaviors, Problem-solving skills, Problem-Solving Activities, Behavioral Therapy, Guided Imagery Stories 

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Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities to Help Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies, Rowman and Littlefield Call toll free 1-800-462-6420 Fax toll free: 1-800-338-4550 or E-mail

An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encourages to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words. Children can write or draw responses. The book also helps children consider meaniful ways to commemorate their loved one. 


 Fairy Tales on Trial , Pieces of Learning, 1990 Market Road, Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 800-729-5137 Fax: 800-844-0455

Students discover a unique way to determine the fine line between doing wrong and crime. They study character education by doing - using fairy tales and simulating investigation and trials. The activities challenge students as they use all language arts skills: critical reading, analytical thinking and writing, speaking and drama. The activities can be used with the entire class, choosing an appropriate case by its complexity and appropriate level of challenge. The class creates all elements of a case and presents the case to another class, who becomes the jury. All roles are clearly described. Enrichment educators can use the cases with small groups of gifted and talented children. Parents will enjoy helping their children practice their roles, gather props, and create costumes. The confidence their children gain in their reading, thinking and speaking skills will be well received. Students are encouraged to participate in cooperative teamwork to create each case, to work as prosecution and defense teams, as well as to deliberate and make decisions. These same skills are goals of the U.S. Department of Education.  These skills are also work place objectives. 


 Advanced Fairy Tales on Trial, Pieces of Learning, 1990 Market Road, Marion, IL 62959 Phone: 800-729-5137 Fax: 800-844-0455

Learn it. Remember it. Live it. Right. Wrong. Consequences. Values that make the difference are found in Janis Silverman's second book "Advanced" Fairy Tales on Trial". Some of the tales are less familiar; some are more complicated and take a more mature student to untangle the possible misbehaviors to be charged. But the teacher-tested results speak for themselves . . .

". . . What a great way to teach character education in the classroom . . ."

". . . developing strategies for conflict resolution makes Advanced Fairy Tales on Trial a valuable addition to any resource or classroom library . . ."

". . . Writing out their thoughts on the special forms has helped them to solidify their ideas before they speak . . best of all, the students and teachers had so much fun!"

". . . My class had to rely on their listening and note-taking skills . . . as responsible jurors they did not want to miss any crucial details . . . I was surprised to see the amount of critical problem-solving that took place . . ."

Includes Criminal Behavior chart, Trial Roles, Trial Procedure, Opening, Closing and Legal Argument Forms, and Pre and Post trial questions. Tales include:
- The Tinder Box
- Cinderella
- Sleeping Beauty
- Two Bad Mice
- Toads and Diamonds The Gingerbread Boy
- The Bremen Town Musicians
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
- The Hare and the Hedgehog 

Imagine That! Imagery Stories  and Activities to help Young People  Learn to Improve Their Behavioral Self-Control

YouthLight, Inc., P.O. Box 115 Chapin, SC 29036
Phone (800) 209-9774
This book will help children learn how to use the power of their imaginations as a tool to help them slow down and think through things before acting out. It provides a collection of brief guided imagery stories on various guidance topics. Each story is designed to be read to an individual child or to a group of children. Follow-up discussion and activities can be included as time allows. In the process, students will learn how to calm themselves down, improve social skills, consider new possibilities, find new solutions to problems, develop better behavior, and increase self-esteem.
Counselors, psychologists, teachers and parents can read a guided imagery story, discuss the questions and solidify the positive message in each imagery story with follow-up activities. Best of all children enjoy visualizing, imagining possibilities, learning to breathe and relax.