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Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Cook, Julia

Summary: When a classmate wins a contest, Brad brags about how he won an even bigger contest. When another student breaks his arm, Brad blabs about how he broke BOTH his arms AND his legs. Children and adults will get a real kick out of Brad's tall tales as he learns the difference between being a "pull-upper" and a "one-upper!"--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boys Town Press 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Paperback, Call number: JE FIC COO

Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIN

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SUL

Summary: A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY LIT

Coucouvanis, Judith

Summary: This book gives parents the tools they need to develop their child's behavior intervention and skill development plans. A major focus is on helping parents answer the question: What can I do that will help my child be successful? Topics include behavior, communication, reward systems, social skills, and medication support.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AAPC Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85882 COU

Tilton, Adelle Jameson.

Summary: Provides practical advice, expert reassurance, and real-life tips to help your family cope with an autistic child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Adams Media 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 618.92 TIL

Summary: Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PON

Wright, Marguerite A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.82 WRI

Summary: "Kids will explore, build, and experiment their way through games and challenges that encourage them to develop their creative problem-solving and strategic thinking skills. Improve math and problem-solving skills; Explore imagination and invention; Learn about healthy eating habits; Build confidence around creative thinking."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J LAUNCHPAD PRO

Summary: "Kids will strategize, think, and play their way through a variety of games, puzzles, and adventures to boost their critical thinking skills. Enhance memory skills; Increase problem-solving speed; Improve strategic thinking; Develop precision and reflexes."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J LAUNCHPAD THI

Higginson, Sheila Sweeny

Summary: Have you ever wondered what you could do to change the world? Find out how kids are helping the environment, inventing incredible medical devices, aiding the homeless, designing apps so other kids won't ever have to eat alone in the cafeteria, and more! Learn all about what they've come up with and how their ideas are changing lives in this story of four amazing kids everyone should meet!...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED HIG

Kephart, Beth.

Summary: In the fall of 1991, Beth Kephart's son, Jeremy, was diagnosed with a broad spectrum of difficulties, including a behavioral disorder related to autism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beeler Large Print 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.8588 KEP

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Based on a true story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, thirteen-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these eleven...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Summary: Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Chapman, Gary D.

Summary: "Today, children spend more time interacting with screens and less time playing outside or interacting with family. Screen Kids will empower you to make positive changes. This newly revised edition features the latest research and interactive assessments, so you can best confront the issues technology creates in your home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northfield Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 004.67 CHA

Cook, Julia

Summary: RJ is having another bad day--but with the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boys Town Press 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC COO

Ginsburg, Kenneth R.

Summary: Offering essential tips on fostering resilience, this book helps parents understand how they can balance unconditional love and still set high expectations for their children, as well as recognize when to set boundaries and when to get out of kids' ways so they can learn lessons firsthand. The authors offer parents ways to understand why helicopter or "tiger" parenting undermines successful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Academy of Pediatrics 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 GIN

Regan, Lisa

Summary: Whimsical illustrations and simple, engaging narrative guide readers through different situations Annie faces that cause her to get angry. She becomes frustrated when her dog drawing comes out poorly. Her mother will not allow her to have a cookie before tea. Her little brother is not playing a game correctly. Annie chooses one out of three behaviors for each situation, and the consequences of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 152 REG

Volkmar, Fred R.

Contents: Autism and related conditions: an overview -- Getting a diagnosis -- Raising a healthy child with an autism spectrum disorder -- Coping with common medical problems -- Handling visits to the emergency room or hospital -- Growth and nutritional issues -- Safety and your child -- Sleep and sleep problems -- Seizure disorders -- Dental care -- Sensory issues -- Common challenging behaviors -- Drug...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Woodbine House 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.154 Volkmar

Summary: "Kids will unleash their creativity and learn some early education basics with these interactive games, books, and sing-alongs! Play songs and discover different instruments; Read along with interactive stories; Paint by number; Develop logic, spatial intelligence, and cognitive skills"--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Chung, Nicole

Summary: "What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHU

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