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Everybody’s Somewhere

Everybody’s Somewhere

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Cornelia expands the range of her previous children’s books in this new venture:  In playful, bouncy rhymes that children and parents will have fun saying out loud,  Everybody’s Somewhere offers children a way to think about other people in other places doing different things; to be delighted by new ideas, and to be reassured that everyone is...

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Missing: A Memoir

Missing: A Memoir

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Cornelia Maude Spelman’s memoir of her family springs from a meeting and subsequent friendship with the late, legendary New Yorker editor William Maxwell. In the 1920s, he and her parents had been friends as undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Spelman hints at what she thinks of as the failure of her parents’ lives, he...

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When I Feel Angry

When I Feel Angry

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Anger can be a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her anger–ways that won’t hurt others. “This gentle book puts an adorable bunny in a variety of situations that preschool or grade-school children can relate to....

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When I Feel Good About Myself

When I Feel Good About Myself

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“I feel good about myself. Somebody loves me just as I am. I don’t have to look like anyone else, be the same size, or do the same things. It’s fine to be me.” When I Feel Good About Myself offers children positive and upbeat examples about the value of being themselves. A young guinea pig and friends show how they feel good about...

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When I Feel Jealous

When I Feel Jealous

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“Jealousy is a prickly, hot, horrible feeling,” says a little bear in this book in “The Way I Feel” series of picture books. A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention. Includes a...

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When I Feel Sad

When I Feel Sad

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Readers can relate to the situations in which this little guinea pig feels sad.  The little pig learns how to take actions to help her feel better, and eventually our heroine realizes that feeling sad doesn’t last forever. Included in the 2003 edition of “The Best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Children’s Book Committee at...

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