I dreamt-- : a book about hope
Publication Date: 2013
Children whose daily lives are afflicted by violence dream of a different world in this powerful book. Some of Mexico’s best illustrators have donated their art to create this book, which gives children a way to talk about their fears, a reason to hope and the inspiration to resist falling into grief and depression. Like some city trees they have the possibility to grow strong and, despite everything, to try and make the world a better place.
A terrible thing happened
This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode.
When I feel scared
Children often feel afraid. This book, with its comforting words and illustrations, will help children address those fears and learn some new ways to cope with being afraid.
Tell me something happy before I go to sleep
In this endearing bedtime story, Willa's big brother helps her get to sleep by reminding her about all of the happy things around her. Willa is afraid of bad dreams. "Think of something happy," suggests her big brother, Willoughby. But Willa needs his help. So together they think of all the happy things that await her in the morning.
You hold me and I'll hold you
When a small girl hears her father's aunt has died and they must drive to Tennessee for the funeral, she worries about how different it will be from her backyard service for their hamster. It's so different in a church when relatives cry and a preacher is saying "all the stuff he's thought of". Death is enormous then, and that's when comfort ("You hold me", says Daddy, "and I'll hold you) is most precious.
Sometimes bad things happen
Mentions some of the bad things that happen in the world and presents some positive ways to respond to them.
And God cried, too : a kid's book of healing and hope
Little Angel Mike is a guardian-angel-in-training. He doesn't understand how God can let bad things happen in the world. Whether it's the tragic events of September 11, 2001, or the loss of a beloved pet, shouldn't God be able to stop the bad things? Big Angel Gabe is a wise old angel, and it's his job to help answer Little Angel Mikey's tough questions and to guide him through the mystery of suffering and into a hopeful place. In a nonpreachy, accessible manner, the message of God's great compassion and our ability to bear even the greatest burdens is offered here with a gentle wisdom.
On that day : a book of hope for children
Sometimes bad things happen in the world. But there will always be good things in the world, too. You are one of those good things.With simple language and a heart-felt message, Andrea Patel addresses a timely and timeless question: What can you do when bad things happen?
The next place
An inspirational journey of light and hope to a place where earthly hurts are left behind.
The scared child : helping kids overcome traumatic events
There are many traumatic experiences that cause a child to become scared--from divorce to the death of a loved one, from natural disasters to abuse. Even a disturbing news event that a child only sees on television or hears about but does not experience, such as the Oklahoma City bombing or the classroom massacre in Scotland, can make a child fearful or sad. No matter what causes the situation, childhood trauma is common and should be dealt with quickly and effectively.
What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like “being the first to make up after an argument,” or “going to bed without a nightlight.” Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.
This place I know : poems of comfort
In September 2001, New York poetry anthologist Georgia Heard was asked to compile a collection of "poems of comfort" for schoolchildren in lower Manhattan. Soon afterward, Candlewick Press approached a number of well-known illustrators to ask if they'd like to contribute to the project. Within weeks, eighteen artists had volunteered their talents to illustrate one poem each.
The result was this timeless volume of life-affirming poetry. Now reformatted with an elegant new cover, this collection is as diverse as it is powerful, as beautiful as it is full of heart. From Emily Dickinson's " 'Hope' is the thing with feathers" to Langston Hughes's "Dreams," from Walt Whitman to Georgia Heard herself, here is an outstanding selection of poets and poems, matched by a stellar array of artists and art.