Sep 18


(2004 iParenting Media Award Winner) Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And, like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has Down syndrome. Charlie doesn’t. Written by Isabelle’s mother, this charming tale encourages readers to think about what makes a friendship special. MY FRIEND ISABELLE also opens the door for young children to ta…

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Sep 06


Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, like all young children, want to discover their world and take on new experiences. I CAN, CAN YOU? is a delightful board book full of babies and toddlers with Down syndrome going about the business of their lives. Presented in crisp, uncluttered, full-color photographs, these children swim, take a bottle, share, eat spaghetti, laugh, play in the park, and more…looking adorable while doing it! I CAN, CAN YOU? is the perfect book for parents and children…

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Aug 02


When little Kate goes to the park with her mother, she notices a boy named Timmy, whose look and behaviour is different from the other kids. The more Kate stares, the more uneasy she becomes. Whats wrong with him? she asks. Then her mother begins a conversation that helps Kate learn something about what its like to be disabled. And when Kate approaches Timmy, she finds out that they have more in common than she would have imagined. A friendship blooms, and Kate discovers for herself that while T…

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Jul 29


This revised edition about Alex, a child with learning disabilities, has been updated with completely new illustrations and reflects the use of the latest tactile techniques used in schools. In this story, Alex is inventing a cookie snatcher, but his lack of reading skills and impatience means that he needs extra help. There are new discussion starters for parents and professionals, and positive solutions are presented to help build a positive image for the learning-disabled child….

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Jul 20


Share a joke or a dream. Make someone feel good. We need laughter, hugs, and to be understood. . . . Though we seem different, inside we’re the same. Our hearts are for caring, no matter our name.

Arlene Maguire’s delightful rhymes combine with Sheila Bailey’s rich watercolor illustrations to take the reader on a journey of discovery. Each page portrays positive images of children with various disabilities. Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book illustrates that beyond our physical…

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