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The Famous Hat

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The Famous Hat
A story about 5 year-old Harry who has cancer. It follows Harry's visit to hospital for treatment, where he meets new friends and learns to cope with his hair falling out. The story reassures children that, after treatment, their hair will grow back and they will return home to their normal life.

A Friend Like Simon

release date: Oct 19, 2008
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A Friend Like Simon
"When a new boy joins Matthew's school, he's just not sure if he wants a friend like Simon. But a school trip to the funfair soon helps to change his mind"--Page 4 of cover.

A Birthday for Ben

release date: Oct 16, 2008
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A Birthday for Ben
It's Ben's 7th birthday, but he really doesn't want a birthday party When his friends surprise him, he then learns just how easy it is for everyone to join in the fun.

Tom's Special Talent

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Tom's Special Talent
Tom isn t sure if he has any talents at all when he sees how good his friends are at writing and reading. But a school competition soon helps him to find his own very special talent !

The Bravest Girl in School

release date: Apr 01, 2013
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The Bravest Girl in School
It is a story about Diabetes and taking insulin for young kids.Although parents are of course primarily responsible for the care of their childs diabetes, it is important that the children themselves are aware that they too must take some responsibility. This book encourages children to follow the instructions given to them by their doctors and parents, to eat healthily, and to see their insulin injections as something brave that they do, that other children cannot! Instead of viewing diabetes and their daily injections as something negative, the story encourages them to think of it as something that sets them apart from their peers in a positive way!

The Lost Puppy

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The Lost Puppy
This special education children's book has been designed to help kids with limited mobility to see the positive aspects that using a wheelchair can bring to their lives. Children with limited mobility can often feel somewhat isolated from their peers as a result of times in the past when they were excluded from certain activities. Through the experience of the main character, this book encourages children to look at their wheelchair as playing a positive rather than a negative role in their life. By reading this story with a young child, it also gives parents an opportunity to discuss any feelings of anxiety that their child may be feeling.

A Family for Sammy

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A Family for Sammy
This book has been designed for parents, teachers, carers and social workers to read with children who are about to begin the process of Foster Care. The story is told through the eyes of the main character, Sammy, who is himself going through the Foster Care process. He refers to feelings of fear and doubt about his holiday to another family, but he is delighted to find that his new family are kind, caring and have time to have fun with him! By the time Sally the social worker comes to collect him he is feeling happy and safe in his new home. He returns to his family to find them happier than they had been when he left, and positive that he will have no fear of returning to a similar holiday family. By reading this story with your child, and discussing the experience of a child in a similar situation, the parent/social worker can enforce the fact that a holiday to a short-term foster family is a positive thing. It is something that children shouldn t fear, but in fact, look forward to! It also reassures them that when the holiday is over they will be returning to their families, and that it is not a permanent mov

The Special Stories

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The Special Stories
"It's Freddie's very first time at summer camp and he's certain he won't enjoy it or make friends. But it isn't long before a boy called Jerry helps him to see otherwise"--Cover, p. [4].

Linguistic style matching in social interaction

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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First Place

release date: Sep 14, 2007
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First Place
This book helps children realize that many other children just like them have to contend with similar speech difficulties. Through the main character, children learn that they can overcome their speech problems by working closely with their speech therapist and not being afraid to try. The book also gives parents an opportunity to discuss any feelings or anxieties that the child may have as regards their speech difficulty
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