By Shannon Anderson, Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata ( Magination Press, American Psychological Association – 2021 )
School is coming up and Shelli really wants to be less shy. At home, she relates more to her bashful pet fish who hides in his cave than she does to her outgoing dog, who wants to greet everyone in sight. Shelli wants to make new friends and meet new people, but she is just too shy to say hi. This book shows the readers how Shelli takes small steps toward overcoming her shyness. >>> On the last pages, includes a note about shyness and social anxiety.
By Todd Parr (Hachette Book Group, Inc.‐2019） ” Sometimes you worry. You might worry when you have too much to do. Or when you have to go somewhere new.” Todd Parr’s kid-friendly text and pictures reassure readers that when you worry, there are many ways to feel better! >>> Todd Parr’s books in SHI Collection.
By Elizabeth Verdick, Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (Free Spirit Publishing – 2015)
As every grown-up knows, yelling comes naturally to children. This friendly, encouraging book introduces and reinforces where and when to use an “indoor voice” or an “outdoor voice”. Simple words and vivid illustrations show the places and times for an indoor voice, the way people ask us to speak more quietly and situations when yelling might occur. >>> On the last pages, found a special section for adults offers activities and discussion starters, This book is one of “Free Spirits’s award-winning Best Behaviors” series. ”Words are not for Hurting” is also in the series.
大人が良く知っているように、子ども達はつい大声を張り上げてしまう。この絵本は”屋内の声”と”屋外の声”をいつどこで使うのかを解説し、教えてくれる。子ども達に解かり易い言葉と、明るいイラストが”屋内の声”を使う具体例を示し、大声が起こりそうな時や静かに話してほしい時の振舞い方を紹介している。＞＞＞巻末には大人向けに、この絵本のテーマに関する練習や話し合いを進めるための指導書がついている。この絵本はF.S.出版社が受賞した”最良の行動を促すシリーズ本”の一冊。他の作品にWords are not for Hurtingもある。
By Deborah Marcero ( Little, Brown and Company – 2018 )
Rose’s heart is set on discovering something completely new. She just doesn’t know where to find it….So Rose sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next Her guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart’s desire to explore new and exciting worlds.
By Leslie Helakoski, Illustrated by Heidi Woodward Sheffield (Sterling Children’s Books – 2020)
Picture the wonderful colors you see every day and imagine how others experience them. No matter where you live, all children gaze at a blue sky, bask in the warmth of a golden sun, dig in rich brown dirt, and stare at white glowing stars. But do you think all of us, everywhere, share the very same colors of the world? This gentle, poetic read-aloud book encourages young children to consider how color is experienced all over the world.
By Marie Harris, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Nancy Paulsen Books – 2013)
What color is a dog’s bark? The ring of a school bell? Or the pattern of falling rain? Just ask Jullian, because for every sound she hears, she sees a color! This eye-opening picture book introduces readers to their five senses and to something called synesthesia-in which one sense triggers a perception, usually color. And for others, even numbers and letters have colors. This book makes synesthesia easy to understand and celebrate each person’s own way of seeing the world.
By Kate Hoefler, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – 2020)
Two neighbors assume they have nothing in common until the same bright part of their day is gone: watching the love between an old man and his dog. Where would a missing dog be? They have the same ideas, but other than that, they have nothing in common. Or do they? With lyrical text and poetic illustration, the book explore how tow notices follow their heart, only begin to notice something new-each other- and how connection can sometimes float over us and land in extraordinary ways.
By Frank J. Sileo, PhD, Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin ( Magination Press ~ 2017 )
Everyone has the capacity to be mindful, including (Especially!) children. A world of Pausabilities is a gentle reminder to stop, take a break, and notice details even as we go about our busy days. Sometimes the simplest moments are the most important ones – if we don’t let them pass us by! Follow a neighborhood on a summer day as children and adults alike apply mindfulness to simple, everyday moments.
The film written by Melissa Mathison, The film directed by Steven Spielberg, The book illustrated by Kim Smith (Quirk Books – 2017)
Ten-years-old Elliott was looking for a friend. He found one from outer space! The well-known and beloved classic movie is now an illustrated storybook for the whole family-complete with flying bicycles, snooping scientists, and friendship that will warm your heart.
By Steve Metzger, Illustrated by Susan Szecsi (Parenting Press – 2019)
In a world filled with distractions, being a good listener has become more important than ever! This essential life skill helps children achieve success at school, follow safety rules, and show others that they care. The playful rhymes in “Yes, I can listen!” encourage children to appreciate the rewards of attentive listening in a wide range of familiar situations. >>> Includes suggestion for parents who wish to explore fun activities that enhance listening skills with their children. Steve Metzger’s other book is “The way I act.“.
気を散らさせられる多くの情報や出来事がある今日では、真剣に耳を傾けて聞くことは、今までなく重要になっている。人間のもつ聞く能力は、学校生活や身の安全のため、そして他者との人間関係構築のためにも欠かせない。「はい、ちゃんと聞きます。」と繰り返すリズミカルな言葉は、日常生活の中での様々なケースで役立つので、子ども達に使う喜びをもたらしてくれる。＞＞＞親向けに、子ども達の聞く能力をさらに伸ばすための楽しい提案も掲載されている。同じ作者の作品に”The way I act.”もある。