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An illustrated story to help children understand and cope with the problem of alcoholism or other drug addiction in the family.

AN ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM               S$20
88 pages. 8.5" x 11". Ages 9 - 12, Paperback
Jill M. Hastings          Marion H. Typpo      ISBN 9781568380353
Working through the loneliness, fear and frustration by expressing feelings is what this book is all about. This workbook gives children age 5 - 12 the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings and to better understand addiction. Although this workbook was designed for and the illustrations created by young children, it may also hold insights for the now adult age person raised in an addictive home.

MY DAD LOVES ME, MY DAD HAS A DISEASE                  S$26
Claudia Black     ISBN 9780910223232


84 pages. 11" x 8.2". Ages 5 - 12, Paperback
Skyler has a hearing loss. And he doesn't feel much like talking today. No wonder-he keeps missing what his parents and siblings have to say, and it's frustrating. Skyler's little sister, Maizy, tags along on his morning routine and, with the help of her special friend, we learn that it takes more than hearing aids to help Skyler feel like talking again.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM                         S$20
46 pages. 8" x 10". Ages 8 - 13, Paperback
Jim Bombicino         Gildas Chatal  ISBN 9781937650513
When a family member has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs, the entire family is effected. This text gives parents, counselors and other professionals an organized approach to help children ages 6-12 understand and cope with the problems addicted families face.
WHEN A FAMILY IS IN TROUBLE         S$16
36 pages. 11.1" x 8.5". Ages 9 - 12, Paperback
Marge Heegaard         ISBN 9780962050275
Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion, and guilt. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a story about one familyís struggle. When Dadís drinking ruins a birthday party, everyone wishes that he would just stop. If only wishing could fix the problem!

Centre For Addiction And Mental Health         Lars Rudebjer  
32 pages. 8.3" x 10.3". Ages 5 - 8, Hardcover   ISBN 9781770492387
WISHES AND WORRIES: Coping with a parent who drinks..     S$24
THE HUGGING TREE              S$14
The Hugging Tree tells the story of a little tree growing all alone on a cliff, by a vast and mighty sea. Through thundering storms and the cold of winter, the tree holds fast. Sustained by the natural world and the kindness and compassion of one little boy, eventually the tree grows until it can hold and shelter others. The resilience of the Hugging Tree calls to mind the potential in all of us: to thrive, despite times of struggle and difficulty.
32 pages. 10" x 8". Ages 4 - 8, Paperback
Jill Neimark        Nicole Wong       ISBN 9781433819087
Casey's dad has to go away for a couple of days...AGAIN! Casey hates it when his father has to travel. But this time Dad leaves behind a special gift that will help Casey cope with the absence, and with future trips as well. This upbeat and charmingly illustrated book contains a wealth of tips for families in which a parent is often away from home.

THE MAGIC BOX: WHEN PARENTS CAN'T BE THERE TO...   S$20
32 pages. 8. x 10". Ages 3 - 7, Paperback        ISBN 9781557988065
Marty Sederman & Seymour Epstein           Karen Stormer Brooks
Ben's Flying Flowers follows Emily as she tries to overcome her grief following her brother's death. As time passes, Emily finds a way to remember her brother and grows to understand that although Ben has died, her happy memories of him can continue to live on.
BEN'S FLYING FLOWERS                            S$14
32 pages. 10" x 10". Ages 4 - 8, Paperback
Inger Maier        Maria Bogade    ISBN 9781433811326
GOOD MOURNING GAME                  S$130
The board illustrates nature's basic cycle, which, like the grief cycle, moves from stormy intensity to relative calm. Game cards introduce techniques that can help children work through the grieving process. Players learn to share memories, explore feelings, enjoy laughter and play, relax, and identify their own coping strategies. When they complete the Star Path, they each receive a Shining Star--which serves as a reminder of new coping skills learned. Ages 6 - 18. 1 - 3 players.

Losing a pet is often a child's first experience with loss, and can be a significant and painful experience. Goodbye, Brecken is a story that addresses a girl's feelings of loss, sadness, and grief after the death of her dog. Includes a "Note to Parents" written by Allan Peterkin, MD.
GOODBYE BRECKEN                      S$20
32 pages. 8.5" x 10.5". Ages 4 - 8, Hardcover
David Lupton     ISBN 9781433812897
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