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An informative page of Today's Kids In Motion suggested reading. Always informative, entertaining and inspiring topics.

Street Safe Kids: Ten-Step Guide for Teens and Adults

By Stephanie L. Mann

When youth are faced with bullies, drugs and violence, they might not know how to control themselves and avoid self-destructive behaviours. Author Stephanie L. Mann, a crime- and violence-prevention consultant, shows us how to empower youth with the best tools to develop their confidence, character and a self-protective conscience.

Weeds in Nana’s Garden

By Kathryn Harrison

Within a magical garden, a girl learns that just as weeds impact the state of the garden, so dementia affects her grandmother’s (“Nana’s”) life. Written from the experience of caring for her own mother, Kathryn Harrison aims to provide guidance and support for families during their journey. A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Parents and Digital Technology: How to Raise the Connected Generation

By Suzie Hayman and John Coleman

With the onslaught of iPads, smartphones and the internet, setting limits and ensuring safety in the digital age can be complicated. Suzie Hayman, a parenting counsellor, and John Coleman, a distinguished psychologist, teach parents how to set boundaries while keeping technology accessible and enjoyable for kids.

The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest

By Christopher Phillips

In order to reach what the ancient Greeks called arete, or all-around excellence, Christopher Phillips suggests that we need to retain and embrace more youthful qualities. Phillips believes that we can continue to unlock our potential if imaginativeness, playfulness, wonder and curiosity stay with us as we age.

Precious Cargo

By Craig Davidson

When hired as a driver for a school bus for children with special needs, Craig Davidson didn’t know what to expect. His year-long personal account takes readers along for the ride, as he builds a unique relationship with his passengers and reveals how they’re treated and seen by society.

Green Smoothies for Kids

By Simone McGrath

Tired of every mealtime turning into a faceoff with your child over a teaspoon of peas? Try a simpler way to teach your kids to enjoy healthy eating. Blitz them up or chug them down with McGrath’s 35 scrumptious and nutritional smoothie recipes. This nicely illustrated book is crammed full of irresistible goodness and milkshakes and smoothies are easy to prepare.

Kids Are Turds: Brutally Honest Humor for the Pooped-Out Parent

By Jenny Schoberl

What do you do when parenthood turns you into someone you hardly recognize? Kids Are Turds proves that you don’t need to be Supermom/dad to be a “good” mom/dad (whatever that is), but you absolutely do need a sense of humour to get through the hard days.

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