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Together Things

USD $18.99 USD $13.29 Tax Included

Due for release February 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

When her father feels sad, a little girl finds ways to keep the bonds of love alive

Her mother says you can’t see her daddy’s hurt because it’s inside his head …

One in five adults experiences depression in their lifetime, but young children are often left in the dark when their mother or father suddenly can’t play like they used to.

Together Things helps young children to understand that, while it is okay for them to feel mad or sad about this, sometimes they must do different things together while their parent focuses on their mental health and getting better.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820294 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

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Tree: A Gentle Story of Love and Loss

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Due for release February 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

The fifth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Tree is a gentle story of loss that helps children to learn how to say goodbye and process grief.

Tree is the much-loved centerpiece of the community. But one day Curly and Loppy notice that Tree’s leaves are starting to fall — at the wrong time of year — and Tree’s bark is flaking.

It’s Tree’s time to leave. Fortunately Curly is able to teach Loppy how to accept that Tree is leaving, say goodbye, and commemorate Tree’s life.

SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925820126 | Paperback | 305 x 230 mm / 12 x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

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Best Start

USD $11.99 USD $8.39 Tax Included

Understanding your baby’s emotional needs to create the best beginnings.

In Best Start, psychologist Lynn Jenkins looks at how a person’s emotional foundations are formed in babyhood and the power that these foundations have over the way in which the child develops.

She begins by examining how a baby’s brain is shaped to support developing self-concepts before moving on to outline what a baby needs in order to develop a positive idea of themselves. Most importantly, she explains to parents what they can do to meet those needs, ensuring that their child experiences the best start in life.

SPECIFICATIONS:  9781921497896| Paperback | 198 x 128 mm / 7.75 x 5 inches | 140 Pages

Brave

Brave, the second book in the Lessons of a LAC series, provides kids with a strategy for how to face things that worry them. While kids are blessed with imagination, that can be a source of anxiety. However, it can also be tapped to help them to feel calm, confident and BRAVE! In Brave, Curly teaches Loppy how to manage his worries, specifically his worries about going to school. However, the technique of helping children to ‘find their brave’ can be applied to any challenging situation.

SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925117844 | Paperback | 310 x 230 mm / 12¼ x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

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Grey-glasses-itis

USD $17.99 USD $12.59 Tax Included

Life’s Brighter When You’re Not Wearing Grey Glasses!

The fourth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Grey-glasses-itis helps children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. Yellow glasses make him feel cheerful. Grey glasses make him feel sad. Children will learn that a simple shift in perception can often give them some influence over their feelings, helping to build their emotional resilience.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 305 x 230 mm | 12 x 9 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

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At the End of Holyrood Lane

USD $11.19USD $12.59 Tax Included

Paperback Edition Due for Release February 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

Hardback Edition Out Now!

Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, causing her to cringe with dread and flee whenever they strike. Visually arresting, emotionally incisive, and ultimately uplifting, this beautifully crafted picture book provides a sensitive glimpse into one aspect of domestic violence and how it can affect young lives.

 

 

WINNER OF THE 2019 SCWBI Crystal Kite Award, Australia/New Zealand Division. Congratulations Dimity and Nicky!

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

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Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster

USD $21.99 USD $15.39 Tax Included

ACT for the Emotionally Sensitive

If you’ve ever been told that you’re ‘too sensitive’ or felt overwhelmed by your emotions, this is the book for you. Using the principles of ACT and positive psychology, Dr Zurita Ona provides a simple roadmap for every ‘super-feeler’ on how to avoid being hijacked by your emotions. You will discover that you are far more than your emotions, and that you can always choose to act in a way that is consistent with your personal values, in order to experience fulfilling, loving relationships.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 248 Pages |

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Lessons of a LAC

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Download Teacher’s Notes here.

It’s tough to help an anxious child. Psychologist Lynn Jenkins knows this, from professional experience, and from being a mother! In Lessons of a Little Anxious Creature, she has created an essential emotional resource that encourages children to develop strategies for anxiety management, by discovering new, useful ways to think about their worries.

With this engaging book, you can support children in learning to manage anxiety, and help them take crucial steps to understanding and dealing with their emotions. It’s a fun and innovative way of building resilience, a foundation that will not only benefit kids now, but for the rest of their lives.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 305 x 230 mm / 12 x 9 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

 

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Perfect Petunias

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The ‘perfect’ book for little perfectionists everywhere!

Discover the ‘perfect’ book for little people who find it hard to make mistakes – little perfectionists like Loppy LAC, who can’t seem to stop worrying about not doing his homework well enough. He always focuses on what he hasn’t done, instead of what he has. Fortunately, he has a friend who teaches him about how petunias grow: in many different ways, with lots of imperfections.

This book is not only a fun and colourful adventure, but a gentle lesson, showing that we don’t always have to be in control. Sometimes, perfect can mean acceptance, and simply trying your best.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 305 x 230 mm / 12 x 9 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

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Through the Gate

USD $10.49USD $12.59 Tax Included

Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step.

But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.

Within the illustrations is a ‘spot the difference’ game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.

Teacher’s notes available here.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Through the Gate has been shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards, and is recommended by the Australian Association of Family Therapy Award for Children’s Literature. Congrats Sally!

 

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The Fix-It Man

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Teacher’s Notes available here.

The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl’s mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy.

And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harshest experiences.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

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Smile Cry: Happy or sad, wailing or glad, how do you feel today?

USD $9.09USD $11.87 Tax Included

A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back. Smile Cry is an innovative picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years.

Readers’ follow three adorable characters — piglet, bunny and cat — as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life.

It’s the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood.

The clever ‘flip book’ format means that the ‘Smile’ story reads from front to back, while the ‘Cry’ story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle. A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 215 x 288 mm / 8 ½ x 11 ¼ Inches | 32 Pages | Colour |

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I Just Get So Angry! Dealing with Anger and other Strong Emotions for Teenagers

USD $9.99 USD $6.99 Tax Included

Today’s adolescents struggle with a range of issues, from anger and low self-esteem to depression and anxiety. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris’s bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and, as in I Just Want to be … Me!, these principles are once again brought to life in graphic novel form. By following the main character, Andy, through his encounter with the Beast (symbolising his inner anger, hurt, fear and resentment), teenagers will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 112 Pages |

Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and other Everyday Psychological Injuries

Most people struggle to treat, or even ignore, day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection and guilt, but these injuries can significantly impact us and often get worse if left untreated – psychologist Guy Winch believes it’s way past time we learnt emotional first aid.

With concrete, easy-to-use exercises supported by cutting edge science that will help you build resilience and develop strategies to cope with challenging emotions, as well as relatable anecdotes and a refreshing dose of humour, you can learn to promote your emotional recovery from life’s setbacks.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 140 mm / 8 ⅓ x 5 ⅗ Inches | 304 Pages |

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Coolmind: The Young Person’s Guide to a Calmer Life

Fed up with feeling nervous? Sick of self-doubt? Ever wonder when or how you will start to be confident and comfortable with yourself? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you have found the right book.

This book is about relaxing, the art of becoming consciously cool and learning to rise above stress. It’s a crash course in training yourself to be cool no matter what’s going on in your life, and the good news is that it’s not difficult. Through the simple practice of spending a few minutes a day working towards a calmer life, you too can take charge of your emotions.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 138 x 105 mm / 5 ½ x 4 ¼ | 120 Pages |