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. weedsinnanasgarden.com
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. routledge.com
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.
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.