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Oliver Twist

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I watched the 1948 movie version of “Oliver Twist.”  Oliver is an orphan, raised in an English workhouse which, essentially, requires slavery for food and shelter; then Oliver is sold, at about eight years old, to an undertaker as an apprentice, where he is also treated cruelly. He runs away and gets taken up by a gang of street boys bossed by...

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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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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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