Anh s Anger

Anh s Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-07-10
ISBN 10: 1888375949
ISBN 13: 9781888375947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anh s Anger Book Review:

This wonderful and engaging 1st book in a trilogy that includes Steps and Stones and Peace, and Bugs and Understanding, gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person as his anger comes to life in full color and personality. Anh and his anger work through feelings together with humor and honesty to find a way to constructively release their thoughts and emotions and to reach resolve with Anh’s grandfather. The story is beautifully illustrated with handmade collages by New York artist and childrens book illustrator Christiane Kromer. Each collage is a mix of paper, acrylic, and cardboard, and found materials. The materials reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and are indicative of the wide range of emotions that come together in the story. Anh’s Anger teaches children that it is okay to feel angry, and shows the technique, often used by child therapists, of externalizing the emotion. Through taking time to "sit’ with his anger, a young child is able to see his anger and talk to it and together they move through the journey of experiencing the different stages of anger until the feeling subsides and finally resolve. Anh’s Anger differs significantly from other books on anger resolution techniques in showing that the child is able to talk about what transpired and accept responsibility for hurtful things that he may have said or done. The author’s intention is to help parents understand that there is an alternative to "time out’s" as a means of helping children to express themselves when feeling angry, while providing children with a mechanism for internal dialogue during a "time out" or when "sitting" with their anger. Through reading the story, children will learn to acknowledge anger when it arises, understand the cause of their anger, and ultimately feel safe expressing themselves and accepting accountability for their actions when appropriate. By learning these skills, children, will grow comfortable with them and carry them into adulthood with ease and confidence.

Anh s Anger

Anh s Anger
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781935209652
ISBN 13: 1935209655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anh s Anger Book Review:

Children experience anger on a regular basis, but lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. In "Anh's Anger," five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh's grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.

Peace Bugs and Understanding

Peace  Bugs  and Understanding
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 1937006638
ISBN 13: 9781937006631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Bugs and Understanding Book Review:

Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal teaches Lily about Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years. With original watercolors by award-winning illustrator Youme Nguyen Ly, Peace, Bugs, and Understanding is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers, and will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, while teaching them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation.

Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates
Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 086171573X
ISBN 13: 9780861715732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moody Cow Meditates Book Review:

Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781433829543
ISBN 13: 1433829541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree Book Review:

Bea anxiously awaits her birthday party guests, worrying about all the things that could go wrong, until her mother reminds her that deep breathing will help her relax. Includes note to parents.

Visiting Feelings

Visiting Feelings
Author: Lauren Rubenstein
Publsiher: Magination Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781433813399
ISBN 13: 1433813394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visiting Feelings Book Review:

Beautifully descriptive prose and delightful illustrations cultivate a message of mindfulness and emotional awareness to help children fully experience the present moment. "Visiting Feelings" invites children to sense, explore, and befriend any feeling with acceptance and equanimity. Includes a "Note to Parents."

Booma Booma Boom

Booma Booma Boom
Author: Gail Silver
Publsiher: Magination Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781433837012
ISBN 13: 1433837013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booma Booma Boom Book Review:

A courageous boy emerges from under his bed to guide his stuffed animal companions through a thunderstorm.

The Lion in Me

The Lion in Me
Author: Andrew Jordan Nance
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1946764426
ISBN 13: 9781946764423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion in Me Book Review:

"When I feel anger start to roar, I take a deep breath and count to four..." In the latest picture book from educator Andrew Nance, author of the bestselling Puppy Mind, a young boy learns to calm his ferocious anger. Using deep breaths, the lion inside—his growling anger—can be tamed. Written in a rhyming style that will be fun for the whole family, this is the perfect book to introduce basic mindfulness practices for emotional regulation to children. With illustrations by Jim Durk, whose work includes Puppy Mind and many of the Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books.

Moody Cow Learns Compassion

Moody Cow Learns Compassion
Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1614290326
ISBN 13: 9781614290322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moody Cow Learns Compassion Book Review:

This delightful sequel to Moody Cow Meditates reintroduces us to Peter (aka Moody Cow) and meet his mischievous "boys-will-be-boys" friend Bully. Along the way we meet a snake named Jaws, who also goes on to appear in Peter's terrifying dreams, and watch as Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds the snake. Peter is uncomfortable with the plight of the little creatures, earning him a new nickname: "Coward Cow" because Bully thinks he's a wimp. Once again, Grandfather, the beloved old steer from Moody Cow Meditates, brings serenity and long-horned wisdom as he gently teaches to compassionately identify with other beings. And the story ends with everyone sharing a laugh - and even Jaws and the crickets are happy. This book also includes two activities - compassionate cricket release and compassionate worm rescue - for parents and children to do together.

The Happiest Refugee

The Happiest Refugee
Author: Anh Do
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03
ISBN 10: 1459616057
ISBN 13: 9781459616059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiest Refugee Book Review:

The bestselling, laugh-out-loud, reach for your hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst,Ray Cruz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 1416985956
ISBN 13: 9781416985952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Book Review:

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh
Author: Supriya Kelkar
Publsiher: Sterling Children's Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781454931843
ISBN 13: 1454931841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh Book Review:

Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from happy sunny yellow to courageous red. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again?

Ironman

Ironman
Author: Chris Crutcher
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 0061968420
ISBN 13: 9780061968426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ironman Book Review:

Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King. In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman. Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his. Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen.

Happy Teachers Change the World

Happy Teachers Change the World
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Katherine Weare
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 194152964X
ISBN 13: 9781941529645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Teachers Change the World Book Review:

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community. The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-05-09
ISBN 10: 1935209809
ISBN 13: 9781935209805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting Seeds Book Review:

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's thirty years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD cover a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. The activities are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the Two Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included, are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and highlight the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students. The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation, and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (Mindful Movements – Ten Exercise for Well Being, ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4). Includes 1 audio CD.

Angry Cookie

Angry Cookie
Author: Laura Dockrill
Publsiher: Walker Books Us
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 1536205443
ISBN 13: 9781536205442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angry Cookie Book Review:

Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good! Oooohhh . . . not you again! AGGGHH It's so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle! Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you'd have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie's calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate's terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a "new look," how it's impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that's out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there's the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Propelled by quirky humor and woes that every young child can relate to, Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there -- and lending your ears.

Trouble Talk

Trouble Talk
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1582462402
ISBN 13: 9781582462400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble Talk Book Review:

Maya gets help from a school counselor when the new student she has tried to befriend upsets her, as she has other students, by spreading rumors, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not hers to share.

I Am Stronger Than Anger

I Am Stronger Than Anger
Author: Elizabeth Cole
Publsiher: Elizabeth Cole
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781737160205
ISBN 13: 173716020X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Stronger Than Anger Book Review:

Tired of telling your child not to shout or kick things when they are angry? Then this book is the perfect solution for you!When children are angry, they can manifest their anger through bad behavior. They might shout, cry, throw things and roll on the floor or all of these things combined. That's why most parents need help managing their kids emotions and feelings.This book about little Nick:contains lovely illustrations and lightly rhyming storylinehelps children recognize and cope with their anger in a funny way through communication with zoo animalsoffers a variety of calming techniques and is aimed to improve kids self-regulation skillsteaches children to admit their mistakes and say "I'm sorry"includes a bonus coloring pageEven if you have tried everything, this book is perfect for gaining a deeper understanding of children anger management and how to help kids control their emotions. We highly recommend it to parents.

So Few of Me

So Few of Me
Author: Peter Reynolds
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780763626235
ISBN 13: 0763626236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Few of Me Book Review:

After wishing there were two of him to complete all the items on his "to do" list, Leo discovers that the real problem is not the number of Leos, but the length of his list and tries to find a creative solution to his overscheduling dilemma!

Cool Down and Work Through Anger

Cool Down and Work Through Anger
Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 1575425475
ISBN 13: 9781575425474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool Down and Work Through Anger Book Review:

Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.