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Welcome to our Children's Bookshelf

StorkNet is proud to feature some of our own members' very favorite infant, toddler and children's books, tapes, videos and CDs. If you have a favorite that isn't listed here, let us know.

Current special features

The Arts and Crafts Busy Book By Trish Kuffner
This fourth book in the successful "Busy Books" series is an essential, comprehensive reference tool for all parents and educators of young children. It's full of quick, easy projects young children can enjoy with adults or with minimal supervision.

A Home for Dixie: The True Story of a Rescued Puppy
By Emma Jackson, With full-color photographs by Bob Carey
If you love dogs and/or are contemplating adding a new puppy to your family, you will LOVE A Home for Dixie. Written by 15 year old Emma Jackson, this book is the true story of an abandoned puppy who not only finds a loving home, but a new best friend in Emma.

 

Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children
By Dr. Amy Saltzman

The Still Quiet Place is a special place inside that children can visit anytime. This CD introduces many short meditations suitable for young children. It seems geared towards helping little ones (and the adults too) become more mindful of their bodies, breathing, thoughts and actions.

It's an excellent tool to teach self-awareness to reduce stress and allow children the time and space to create a new beginning after a rough start.

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My Friends
The vibrant illustrations and charming story of Taro Gomi's My Friends are now available in an adorable board book format. My Friends is a spirited homage to friendship, as a little girl recounts all the things she has learned from an enchanging menagerie of animal friends. "I learned to run from my firend the horse. I learned to sing from my friends the birds. I learned to ready from my friends the books. And I learned to love from a friend like you." Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi shows children that sometimes knowledge can come from all kinds of friends.
Written and illustrated by Taro Gomi | Published by Chronicle Books, September 2005 | Toddler Books (Newborn to Age 2)
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada)  | Amazon.UK


 


A Walk in the Rain with a Brain is the illustrated version of a special story Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. shares during his lectures on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In it, a little girl named Lucy is making her way down a rainy sidewalk when she spies, of all things, a brain -- Manfred, called Fred -- sitting forlornly in a puddle. The courtly cerebrum asks Lucy for help getting home, and as they walk along she worries that she's not smart enough. "Everyone's smart!" explains Fred. "You just need to find out at what!" Fred reassures her that each child learns and thinks differently -- and that every child has special talents. A Walk in the Rain with a Brain is a very reassuring and entertaining book for children between the ages of 4 and 8. Read more here!


 


The Blue Ribbon Day ~ Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole, the winning pair of friends from The Brand New Kid, are back in a new adventure. Ellie and Carrie decide to try out for the school soccer team. What follows is a disappointment for Carrie, but another opportunity to find her "constellation!" For every reader who has ever set his or her heart on joining a sports team, getting a part in the school play, or winning a class election, and been let down, Katie Couric's reassuring and inspiring story offers a charming life lesson in confidence. Beautifully illustrated by Margorie Priceman, The Blue Ribbon Day makes a delightful gift for children between ages 4 and 8.
Read more here!
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada) | Amazon.UK

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