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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

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

The Voyage

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Displaced by war and conflict, a refugee family sets out on a voyage into the unknown.

Told in only a few words, this is the powerful story of a family fleeing their war-torn country and making a dangerous trip across the ocean to a new life in a new land.

Chaos’ begins the story, as the family escapes.

‘Wild’ is the midway point, as their boat battles through a storm.

‘Beauty’ is the sight of a green, beautiful land ahead of them.

‘Safe’ is the beginning of their new life in their new home.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820034 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages

Window of Hope

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A moving, inspirational story about compassion and accepting differences.

A disabled girl finds comfort and love in a bird with one leg. Max is not interested in the bird because it’s broken. But when the bird performs different tricks to get Max’s attention, she soon realises that the bird is special.

This book will show children that bad times and having a handicap does not mean the end of possibilities. Children can learn about resilience and the wonderful relationship with animals, even with disabilities. They can ask questions needed to process their own trauma through this story, offering some inspiration in the process.

SPECIFICATIONS: 238 x 238 mm | 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

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Saying Goodbye to Barkley

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Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting — they’re the perfect pair. But then, Barkley dies and Olivia is heartbroken. Gradually, however, she realizes that Barkley wouldn’t want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. So she comes up with a clever plan to get her happiness back.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages

Grey-glasses-itis

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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

Invisible Jerry

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People don’t notice Jerry. If someone bumps into him, they don’t say sorry. If he makes a joke, no one laughs. He never gets picked last for sports teams — but that’s because he never gets picked at all. It’s like he’s invisible. Until Molly comes along. Molly asks Jerry his opinion. She laughs with him. She sees him. This is a picture book with humour and heart for everyone who has ever felt like they’re on the outside looking in.

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

At the End of Holyrood Lane

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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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Lessons of a LAC

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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 |

 

Build the Person You Want to Be

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The ORANGES toolkit

Throughout our lives we face many challenges, both personal and professional. Often, we struggle to know how best to cope and wish we had greater personal resources to draw upon. This book can help!

Based on the science and principles of positive psychology, Build the Person You Want to Be provides you with the tools you need to foster greater resilience and mental wellbeing.

The ORANGES toolkit focuses on the seven key elements that support human flourishing and meaning: Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy and Strengths. Through an exploration of the current research, it shows that if you can increase your positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments, you enhance the capacity to handle life’s challenges and reduce the impact of the things that hold you back, such as fears, anxieties and doubts. The book outlines ways to practise and build skills to re-orientate your thinking from ‘What is wrong?’ to ‘What is right?’ and, despite life’s adversities, to bounce back and thrive.

Whether you want to improve your organization’s work culture or wish to bolster your own inner resources, the ORANGES toolkit will help you create a more meaningful life and boost resilience, optimism and mental wellbeing.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 192 Pages |

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 |

Raising Stress-Proof Kids

Parenting today’s children for tomorrow’s world

Drawing on cutting-edge research, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages |

Broken Angels

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A mother’s story of triumph over tragedy

The extraordinary story of Nancye O’Reilly. Drama and tragedy have pursued Nancye O’Reilly throughout her life. Adopted as a baby and abused from a young age, she married young and gave birth to two beautiful girls, Juliet and Alicia. Seven-year-old Alicia was brutally raped and murdered; today, the case remains unsolved.

Nancye’s eldest daughter, Juliet, died seven years later in a car accident and after suffering a miscarriage, Nancye made a critical decision – she decided to no longer be a victim and as a result of her extraordinary experiences, she is now in a position to effect change as an advocate for victim’s rights.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | Photographs | 168 Pages |

Through the Gate

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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!

 

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 |

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

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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 |

Dandelions

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This heart-warming picture book explores the bond between a father and his daughter. One day, a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea.
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Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with lyrical text to create a story that’s perfect for readers aged 4–8. This book will be cherished by families and recommended by teachers and librarians, exploring as it does the resilience of nature, the art of forgiveness, and the unique love between a parent and child.
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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |