It s Not the Stork

It s Not the Stork
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 0763658634
ISBN 13: 9780763658632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Not the Stork Book Review:

From the expert team behind IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL and IT'S SO AMAZING! comes a book for younger children about their bodies — a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? IT'S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.

It s Not the Stork

It s Not the Stork
Author: Robie H. Harris,Michael Emberley
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780763600471
ISBN 13: 0763600474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Not the Stork Book Review:

Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to answer questions that younger children frequently ask about the human body.

It s So Amazing

It s So Amazing
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0763669989
ISBN 13: 9780763669980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s So Amazing Book Review:

“An outstanding book. . . . Meets the needs of those in-between or curious kids who are not ready, developmentally or emotionally, for It’s Perfectly Normal.” —Booklist (starred review) How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

Who Has What

Who Has What
Author: Robie H. Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781406336771
ISBN 13: 1406336777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Has What Book Review:

Join siblings Nellie and Gus on a day out at the beach as they ask questions and figure out the similarities and differences between boys and girls in a humorous and honest way.

What Makes a Baby

What Makes a Baby
Author: Cory Silverberg
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 9781609804862
ISBN 13: 1609804864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Makes a Baby Book Review:

Geared to readers from preschool to age eight, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience. Written by a certified sexuality educator, Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is as fun to look at as it is useful to read.

Marabou Stork Nightmares

Marabou Stork Nightmares
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1407019392
ISBN 13: 9781407019390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marabou Stork Nightmares Book Review:

Roy Strang is engaged in a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate an evil predator-scavenger bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto. But behind this world lies another: the world of Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme in which he grew up, his mundane job, a disastrous emigration to Africa, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals. As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption.

The Memory of Light

The Memory of Light
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 0545634024
ISBN 13: 9780545634021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of Light Book Review:

"When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had. But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending Vicky back to the life that drove her to suicide, she must try to find her own courage and strength. She may not have them. She doesn't know. Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one -- about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway."

The Baby Tree

The Baby Tree
Author: Sophie Blackall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 0698158105
ISBN 13: 9780698158108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baby Tree Book Review:

Cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way, award-winning Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers. Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight.

What s the Big Secret

What s the Big Secret
Author: Laurie Krasny Brown
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780316101837
ISBN 13: 0316101834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s the Big Secret Book Review:

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, 1997 Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby...

Where Willy Went

Where Willy Went
Author: Nicholas Allan
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 0375983805
ISBN 13: 9780375983801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Willy Went Book Review:

Never before have the facts of life been presented in such an accessible—or novel—way. Our hero is Willy, a little sperm who lives inside Mr. Browne with 300 million friends. Every day Willy practices for the Great Swimming Race. And when the day arrives, he swims faster than his 300 million friends to win the prize—a marvelous egg. Then something wonderful happens, and eventually Mr. and Mrs. Browne have a baby girl who has the same winning smile as Willy and who grows up to be a great swimmer. Hilariously funny, warm, and endearing, this is a picture book that appeals on different levels to both children and grown-ups. “Fresh, original, and imaginative. . . . Allan’s achievement is in couching fascinating facts within the construct of a gentle, direct narrative. A little knowledge is a wonderful thing, and as the rest of the facts of life fall into place, Allan’s readers will look back on this book with a mixture of fondness and wry amusement.” —The Guardian (UK)

Sometimes It s Storks

Sometimes It s Storks
Author: L.J.R. Kelly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0698198166
ISBN 13: 9780698198166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes It s Storks Book Review:

A funny, surrealist take on the classic baby delivery story Baby delivery is a tricky business: When the top-notch stork is not available, a substitute has to step in. But a delicious-looking fish distracts him, and he misplaces the baby en route. As one animal encounter leads to another, the baby travels the world: up to the North Pole atop a whale, to Australia with migrating geese, and to the Brisbane Zoo by kangaroo, before finally landing at home. In Sometimes It's Storks, L. J. R. Kelly and the Brothers Hilts offer a whimsical tale of animals and adventure, proposing a creative answer to the puzzling question of where babies come from.

Sex is a Funny Word

Sex is a Funny Word
Author: Cory Silverberg
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 1609806077
ISBN 13: 9781609806071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex is a Funny Word Book Review:

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.

Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 054505690X
ISBN 13: 9780545056908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marcelo in the Real World Book Review:

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

Amazing You

Amazing You
Author: Gail Saltz
Publsiher: Paw Prints
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2009-06-23
ISBN 10: 9781442061453
ISBN 13: 1442061456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing You Book Review:

Without delving into the realm of sexual intercourse, a guide answers preschoolers' commonly asked questions about reproduction, birth, and the difference between the sexes through simple text and illustrations.

Disappeared

Disappeared
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 0545945844
ISBN 13: 9780545945844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disappeared Book Review:

Four Months Ago Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez. Four Hours Ago Sara received a death threat -- and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away. Four Weeks Ago Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor. Four Minutes Ago Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed -- just by joining the web. In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices, between life and justice, friends and family, truth and love. But when the web closes in on Sara, only one path remains for the siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.

Stork Mountain

Stork Mountain
Author: Miroslav Penkov
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 0374712824
ISBN 13: 9780374712822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stork Mountain Book Review:

Stork Mountain tells the story of a young Bulgarian immigrant who, in an attempt to escape his mediocre life in America, returns to the country of his birth. Retracing the steps of his estranged grandfather, a man who suddenly and inexplicably cut all contact with the family three years prior, the boy finds himself on the border of Bulgaria and Turkey, a stone's throw away from Greece, high up in the Strandja Mountains. It is a place of pagan mysteries and black storks nesting in giant oaks; a place where every spring, possessed by Christian saints, men and women dance barefoot across live coals in search of rebirth. Here in the mountains, the boy reunites with his grandfather. Here in the mountain, he falls in love with an unobtainable Muslim girl. Old ghosts come back to life and forgotten conflicts, in the name of faith and doctrine, blaze anew. Stork Mountain is an enormously charming, slyly brilliant debut novel from an internationally celebrated writer. It is a novel that will undoubtedly find a home in many readers' hearts.

Irises

Irises
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545392632
ISBN 13: 9780545392631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irises Book Review:

TWO SISTERS: Kate is bound for Stanford and an M.D. -- if her family will let her go. Mary wants only to stay home and paint. When their loving but repressive father dies, they must figure out how to support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state, and how to get along in all their uneasy sisterhood. THREE YOUNG MEN: Then three men sway their lives: Kate's boyfriend Simon offers to marry her, providing much-needed stability. Mary is drawn to Marcos, though she fears his violent past. And Andy tempts Kate with more than romance, recognizing her ambition because it matches his own. ONE AGONIZING CHOICE: Kate and Mary each find new possibilities and darknesses in their sudden freedom. But it's Mama's life that might divide them for good -- the question of *if* she lives, and what's worth living for. Irises is Francisco X. Stork's most provocative and courageous novel yet.

The State and the Stork

The State and the Stork
Author: Derek S. Hoff
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 0226347621
ISBN 13: 9780226347622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State and the Stork Book Review:

From the colonial era to the present, the ever-shifting debate about America’s prodigious population growth has exerted a profound influence on the evolution of politics, public policy, and economic thinking in the United States. In a remarkable shift since the late 1960s, Americans of all political stripes have come to celebrate the economic virtues of population growth. As one of the only wealthy countries experiencing significant population growth in the twenty-first century, the United States now finds itself at a demographic crossroads, but policymakers seem unwilling or unable to address the myriad economic and environmental questions surrounding this growth. From the founders’ fears that crowded cities would produce corruption, luxury, and vice to the zero population growth movement of the late 1960s to today’s widespread fears of an aging crisis as the Baby Boomers retire, the American population debate has always concerned much more than racial composition or resource exhaustion, the aspects of the debate usually emphasized by historians. In The State and the Stork, Derek Hoff draws on his extraordinary knowledge of the intersections between population and economic debates throughout American history to explain the many surprising ways that population anxieties have provoked unexpected policies and political developments—including the recent conservative revival. At once a fascinating history and a revelatory look at the deep origins of a crucial national conversation, The State and the Stork could not be timelier.

How Babies Are Made

How Babies Are Made
Author: Andrew Andry,Steven Schepp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781626541047
ISBN 13: 1626541043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Babies Are Made Book Review:

A comparative, illustrated discussion of the reproductive systems and process in flowers, chickens, dogs, and humans; explains how babies are conceived and born.

Your Body Belongs to You

Your Body Belongs to You
Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780606187787
ISBN 13: 0606187782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Body Belongs to You Book Review:

Introduces young children to the concept of sexual abuse and how they should deal with unwanted touching by others.