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East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club
Special Needs Consultation

& Coordination program
Special Needs Resource Library
Book & Video Listings, 2004

Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough
Special Needs Services
Special Needs Resource Library
Book & Video Listings, 2011


  • Assessment Tools *Resource only

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Child Abuse

  • Child Guidance

  • Children’s Literature

  • Behaviour/Emotions

  • Domestic Violence

  • Families/Siblings

  • Fears

  • Friends/Play

  • Illness/Grief

  • Misc. Books

  • Safety/My Body

  • Separation/Going to School

  • General Development

  • Journals & Publications

  • Parenting

  • Professionalism & Working with Families

  • Programming In Early Childhood Environments

  • Sensory Integration & Motor Development

  • Social & Emotional Development

  • Speech & Language Development

  • Video/CD-Rom


*Resource Only*

Alpern, Boll & Shearer. Developmental Profile II. Western Psychological Services, 1984.

Brigance, Albert H. Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development. Curriculum Associates, 1991.
Brigance, Albert H. Brigance Early Preschool Screen for Two-Year-Old & Two-and-a-Half-Year-Old Children. Curriculum Associates, 1st edition, 1990.
Brigance, Albert H. Brigance K & 1 Screen for Kindergarten and First Grade, 2nd edition. Curriculum Associates, 1987.
Brigance, Albert H. Brigance Preschool Screen for Three and Four-Year-Old Children, 1st edition. Curriculum Associates, 1985.
Brigance, Albert, H. Revised Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development (0 to 7 years). Curriculum Associates, 1991.
Constantino, John N. & Christian P. Gruber. Social Responsiveness Scale. Western Psychological Services, 2005.
Co-operative Educational Service Agency. Portage Guide to Early Education. Co-operative Educational Service Agency, 1976.
Dotsch, Julie. Non-Biased Children’s Assessments. The Atkinson Foundation, 1999.
Franzen & Berg. Screening Children for Brain Impairment. Springer Publishing Company, 1989.
Furano et. al. HELP (Hawaii Early Learning Profile): Activity Guide. VORT Corporation, 1985.
Furano et. al. HELP (Hawaii Early Learning Profile): Activity Guide. VORT Corporation, 1997.
Furano et. al. HELP Checklist (Hawaii Early Learning Profile): Ages 0 to 3 Years - revised. VORT Corporation, 1994.
Furano et. al. HELP Checklist (Hawaii Early Learning Profile): Ages 3 to 6 Years - revised. VORT Corporation, 1995.
Furano et. al. Help (Hawaii Early Learning Profile) for Special Preschoolers Assessment Checklist: Ages 3 to 6 Years. VORT Corporation, 1987.
Harms & Clifford. Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale. Teacher’s College, 1980.
Harms & Clifford. Family Day Care Rating Scale. Teacher’s College, 1989.

*2 copies
Harms, Clifford & Cryer. Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale: Revised Edition. Teacher’s College, 1998.
Harms, Clifford & Cryer. Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale. Teacher’s College, 1990.
Harms, Clifford & Cryer. Viewer’s Guide and Training Workbook for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale. Teacher’s College, 1988.
Harms, Jacobs & White. School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale. Teachers College, 1996.
Langford, Rachel, ed. Checklist for Quality Inclusive Education: A Self-assessment Tool and Manual for Early Childhood Settings. Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario, 1997.
Linder, Toni. Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment: A Functional Approach to Working with Young Children, Revised Edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 1993.
Linder, Toni. Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment: A Functional Approach to Working with Young Children, 2nd Edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2008.
Linder, Toni. Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention: Guidelines for Developing a Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 1993.
Meisels & Wiske. Early Screening Inventory. Teacher’s College, 1983.
Meisels, Samuel, J. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: A Guide. Revised Edition. The National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1985.
Meisels, Samuel, J. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: A Guide. 5th Edition. The National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1997.
NDDS IP Holdings, Nipissing District Developmental Screen – Birth-6 years. NDDS IP Holdings, 2004.
Newborg et. al. Battelle Developmental Inventory. DLM Teaching Resources, 1984.
Paasche, Gorrill & Strom. Children With Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings – Identification, Intervention, Inclusion. Thomson Delmar Learning, 2004.

Assessment Tools

Simner, Marvin L. Caregiver’s School Readiness Inventory. Phylmar Associates, 1989.

Simner, Marvin L. Teacher’s School Readiness Inventory. Phylmar Associates, 1988.
Toronto Public Health. Early Identification in Toronto – Toronto Red Flags Guide. Toronto Public Health, 2008.

Assessment Tools


Adkins & Cady. HELP! This Kid’s Driving Me Crazy! (The Young Child with Attention Deficit Disorder). Pro-Ed, Inc., 1986.

Alexander-Roberts, Colleen. The ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from Parents. Taylor Publishing Company, 1994.
Dornbush & Pruitt. Teaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Hope Press, 1995.
Fowler, Mary. Maybe You Know My Kid: A Parent’s Guide to Identifying, Understanding and Helping Your Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Carol Publishing Group, 1995.
Goldstein, S. & Goldstein, M. Managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children – A Guide for Practitioners. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
Honos-Webb, Lara. The Gift of ADHD. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2007.

How to transform your child’s problems into strengths.

  • Learn about the psychological community’s changing understanding of ADHD

  • Discover how this new way of thinking can boost your child’s self esteem

  • Get tips on advocating for your child in the educational and mental-health systems

  • Find out how to build on your child’s interests to transform symptoms into strengths

  • Explore ways to develop creativity, interpersonal intuition, and heightened awareness

*2 copies
Honos-Webb, Lara. The Gift of ADHD Activity Book. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2007.

101 simple and engaging activities you can use to develop your child’s unique strengths.
Ingersoll, Barbara. Your Hyperactive Child: A Parent’s Guide to Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder. Doubleday, 1988.
Janssen-Ortho Inc. What is ADHD? An Information Booklet for Children with ADHD. Janssen-Ortho Inc., 2003.

*5 copies
Johnson. I Can’t Sit Still: Educating and Affirming Inattentive and Hyperactive Children. ETR Associates, 1992.
Kutscher, Martin L. Kids in the Syndrome Mix. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.

The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals. An investigation into the world of adolescents caught in the syndrome mix, and how to identify symptoms, understand the causes and embark on treatments for each condition.
Lynn, George T. Survival Strategies for Parenting Your A.D.D. Child: Dealing With Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behaviour and Rage. Underwood Books, Inc., 1996.
McCarney, Stephen B., Ed.D. & Johnson, Nanci W. The Early Childhood Attention Deficit Disorders Intervention Manual. Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc., 1995

*2 copies
Neuville, Maureen Bissen. Sometimes I Get All Scribbly: Living with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Crystal Press, 1991.
Packer, Leslie & Pruitt, Sheryl. Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers. Woodbine House, 2010.

Teaching Students with Tourette’s, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More; understanding how neurological conditions affect children’s learning and behaviour. Includes a CD-ROM to print checklists, surveys, and worksheets from the book.”

Parker, Harvey C. The ADD Hyperactivity Workbook: For Parents, Teachers and Kids. Impact Publications, Inc., 1988.
Phelan, Thomas W. All About Attention Deficit Disorder. Child Management, Inc., 1993.

*2 copies
Rief, Sandra F. The ADHD Book of Lists. Jossey-Bass, 2003.

A comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools for minimizing problems and optimizing the success of children and teens with ADHD in a convenient list format for teachers (K-12), parents, and other professionals.”

Rief, Sandra F. How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD. Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Filled with practical strategies and techniques to improve the academic, behavioural, and social performance of students with ADHD.”

Thompson, Dr. Catherine. Sammy Sit Still: How Sammy Feels About Attention Deficit Disorder and What He Does About It. Crescent Publications, 1999.
Vincent, Annick. My Brain Still Needs Glasses. Impact! Editions, 2008.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Adam, Janice. Autism-P.D.D./Creative Ideas During the School Years. Adams Publications, 1993.

Adams, Janice. Autism-P.D.D./Introducing Strategies for Parents and Professionals. Adams Publications, 1992.

*2 copies
Adams, Janice. Autism-P.D.D./More Creative Ideas from Age Eight to Early Adulthood. Adams Publications, 1997.

This book is written by a parent of a child with autism and focuses on the need to develop appropriate social skills accompanied by effective communication and appropriate behaviour.”

Adams, Janice. Simple Augmentative Communication. Adams Publications, 1994.
Attwood, Tony. Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998.

*2 copies
Baker, Jed E. Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems. Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003.
Beyer & Gammeltoft. Autism & Play. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.
Brill, Marlene. Keys to Parenting the Child with Autism. Library of Congress Cataloging, 1994.
Flowers, Toni. Activities for Developing Pre-Skill Concepts in Children with Autism. Interstate Printers and Publishers Inc., 1987.
Fouse & Wheeler. A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. Future Horizons 1997.
Frith, Uta, ed. Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 1991.

Several of the major experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of the (Asperger’s) syndrome…and illustrate their views with case studies drawn from their clinical practice…the first coherent account of Asperger syndrome as a distinct variant of autism.
Geneva Centre for Autism. Directory of Services for Individuals with Autism in Ontario. 2000.
Geneva Centre for Autism. Symposium on Autism 96: Conference Proceedings. Future Horizons, 1996.
Geneva Centre for Autism. International Symposium on Autism: November 2000 Conference Proceedings. Canada Life, 2000.
Geneva Centre for Autism. Geneva Centre International Symposium on Autism: 2002 Conference Proceedings. Geneva Centre for Autism, 2002.

Gillingham, Gail. Autism: Handle With Care: Understanding and Managing Behavior of Children and Adults with Autism. Future Horizons, date unknown.

Gray, Carol. The New Social Story Book. Future Horizons Inc., 2000.
Harris & Glasberg. Siblings of Children with Autism – A Guide for Families. Woodbine House, 2003.
Hart, Charles. A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Answers to the Most Common Questions. Simon and Schuster Inc., 1993.
Hodgdon, Linda. Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies. QuirkRoberts Publishing, 1995.

*2 copies
Leicester City Council Education Department. Asperger Syndrome: Practical Strategies for the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide. The National Autistic Society, 1998.

*2 copies
McClannahan & Krantz. Activity Schedules for Children with Autism-Teaching Independent Behavior. Woodbine House, 1999.
Moyes, Rebecca A. Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with high-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Quill, Kathleen. Teaching Children with Autism. Delmar Publishers Inc., 1995.
Quill, Kathleen. Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2000.
Sher, Barbara. Early Intervention Games. Jossey Bass, 2009.
Simpson, Richard. Autism: Information and Resources for Parents, Families, and Professionals. Library of Congress Cataloging, 1992.
Smith, Melinda J. Teaching Playskills to Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. DRL Books Inc., 2001.

Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Smith Myles, B., Trautman, M. & Schelvan, R. The Hidden Curriculum – Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations. Autism Asperger Publishing Co., 2004.

A guidebook to help persons with social-cognitive difficulties make sense of unspoken rules and expectations that govern how we interact with others in everyday life.
Sundberg & Partington. Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Behavior Analysts, Inc. 1998.
Surrey Place Centre. Supporting the Kindergarten Experience. Surrey Place Centre, 2008.
Sussman, Fern. More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hanen Centre, 1999.
Sussman, Fern. TalkAbility. Hanen Centre, 2006.

A guide for parents and staff to facilitate people skills for verbal children with autism.”

Wheeler, Maria. Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders. Future Horizons Inc., 2004.
Whitaker, Philip. Challenging Behaviour and Autism. The National Autistic Society, 2001.

Practical strategies for parents and teachers to use with children with autism to prevent or manage the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. A step by step framework is provided to enable the reader to devise solutions to the behaviours they are encountering.”

Wolfberg, Pamela. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum. Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003.

Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorder


Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario. Child Abuse – A Handbook for Early Childhood Educators. A.E.C.E.,O., 1992.

Prager, Betsy & Pearl Rimer. Making A Difference: The Child Care Community Response to Child Abuse: Resource Manual. The Trillium Foundation, 1996.
Rimer, Pearl. Making A Difference: The Community Responds to Child Abuse 4th edition. The Toronto Child Abuse Centre, 2003.


Barkley, Russell A. Defiant Children: A Clinician’s Manual for Parent Training. The Guilford Press, 1987.

Barkley, Russell A. Defiant Children: Parent-Teacher Assignments. The Guilford Press, 1987.

*4 copies

Barkley & Benton. Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behaviour. The Guilford Press, 1998.

Behavioural Program Work Group. Beyond Behaviour: Understanding Today…for Tomorrow. The Toronto Board of Education, 1993.
Bell, Carr, Denno, Johnson, & Phillips. Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings – Creating a Place for All Children. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2004.
Borman Fink, Dale. Discipline in School-Age Care. School-Age Notes, 1995.

Control the Climate, Not the Children – this book supports school age staff in examining their attitudes about behaviour and misbehaviour in relationship to the structure of their program.
Brenner, Mark L. When “No” Gets You Nowhere: Teaching Your Toddler and Child Self-Control. Prima Publishing, 1997.
Case & Dalley. Working With Children in Art Therapy. Tavistock/Routledge, 1990.
Cherry, Clare. Please Don’t Sit on the Kids: Alternatives to Punitive Discipline. Fearon Teacher Aids, 1983.

*2 copies
Chethnik, Morton. Techniques of Child Therapy: Psychodynamic Strategies. The Guilford Press, 1989.
Children’s Integration Support Services. Intervene Before Reacting: A Positive Integrated Approach to Behaviours in the Child Care Environment. Andrew Fleck Child Care Services, 2003.
Clarke, Jean Illsey. Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn’t Work. Parenting Press, Inc., 1999.
Coloroso, Barbara. The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander. Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., 2002.

*2 copies
Crary, Elizabeth. Without Spanking or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to Toddler and Preschool Guidance. Parenting Press, 1979.

Crary, Elizabeth. Without Spanking or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to Toddler and Preschool Guidance, 2nd edition. Parenting Press, 1993.

Curwin & Mendler. Am I in Trouble? Using Discipline to Teach Young Children Responsibility. ETR Associates, 1990.
De Risi & Butz. Writing Behavioural Contracts: A Case Stimulation Practice Manual. Research Press, 1975.

Divinyi, Joyce. Good Kids, Difficult Behavior. The Wellness Connection, 1997.

Simple, effective tools for understanding difficult behaviour, and changing it through preparation and response, are presented. Guidelines and principles for positive communication and encouraging positive behaviour are also examined.
Essa, Eva. A Practical Guide to Solving Preschool Behaviour Problems. Delmar Publishers Inc. 1990.
Greene, Ross & Ablon, J. Stuart. Treating Explosive Kids – The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach. The Guilford Press, 2006.

Provided are innovative, practical strategies for working with families to reduce unmanageable outbursts and produce lasting improvements in interactions between difficult kids and their stressed-out caregivers.”

Golding, Kim S. Nurturing Attachments. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
Haag et al. Common Solutions for the Uncommon Child. Kidsrights, 1995.
Hewitt, Deborah. So This is Normal Too? Teachers and Parents Working Out Developmental Issues in Young Children. Redleaf Press, 1995.
Kaiser & Rasminsky. Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments. Canadian Child Care Federation, 1999.
Kaiser & Rasminsky, Challenging Behavior in Young Children, Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively, Pearson Education Inc, 2003
McCarney, Stephen B. Emotional or Behaviour Disorder Intervention Manual. Hawthorne Educational Services, 1992.
McCarney, McCain & Bauer. Adaptive Behavior Intervention Manual: 4-12 Years. Hawthorne Educational Services, 2006.

Child Guidance

McCarney, Wunderlich & Bauer. The Pre-Referral Intervention Manual: The Most Common Learning and Behaviour Problems Encountered in the Educational Environment 2nd Edition. Hawthorne Educational Services, 1993.

Miller, Karen. The Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers: How to Handle the Really Difficult Problems. Gryphon House, 1996.
Mitchell, Grace. HELP! What do I do About? (Biting, Tantrums, and 47 Other Everyday Problems). Scholastic Inc., 1993.
Morrish, Ronald G. Secrets of Discipline for Parents and Teachers: 12 Keys for Raising Responsible Children. Woodstream Publishing, 1997.

*2 copies
Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler – Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child. Prima Publishing, 1998.
Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: for Their Early Years – Raising Children who are Responsible, Respectful and Resourceful. Prima Publishing, 1998.
Nelsen, Jane. Positive Time-Out: And Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles in the Home and the Classroom. Prima Publishing, 1999.

Nosworthy, Gordon. Motivating Children: Steering Children in the Right Direction. Learning Path Publications, 1992.

Petersen, Evelyn. Growing Responsible Kids. Totline Publications, 1997.
Petersen, Evelyn. Growing Thinking Kids. Totline Publications, 1997.
Reed, Nancy. Handling Your Ups and Downs – A Frontline Staff’s Guide. Compiled by Nancy Reed, 1996.
Rigby, Ken. Stop the Bullying-A Handbook for Teachers. Pembroke Publishers Ltd., 2001.
Saifer, Steffan. Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem. Redleaf Press, 1990.

Saifer, Steffan. Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem – revised edition. Redleaf Press, 2003.

Child Guidance

Steiner Whelan, Mary. But They Spit, Scratch, and Swear! A-ha! Communications, 2000.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Behavior Guidance with School-Age Children; a comprehensive book designed to help reduce the number of discipline problems in your work with school-age children by moving from a punishment-control model to a teaching-relationship model.”

*3 copies
Train, Alan. Helping the Aggressive Child: How to Deal with Difficult Children. Souvenir Press, 1993.
Warner, L. & Lynch, S. Preschool Classroom Management – 150 Teacher-Tested Techniques. Gryphon House, Inc., 2004.

This book provides techniques and suggestions to prevent behaviour problems before they happen and to create solutions when they do.

Child Guidance

Aaron, Jane. When I’m Angry. Golden Books, 1998.
Aaron, Jane. When I’m Jealous. Golden Books, 1998.
Aaron, Jane. When I’m Sad. Golden Books, 1998.
Agassi, Martine. Hands Are Not For Hitting. Free Spirit Publishing, 2002.
Amos, Janine. Lonely. Raintree, 1991.
Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry. Scholastic Inc., 1999.
Berenstain & Berenstain. The Berenstain Bears Get The Gimmies. Random House, 1988.
Berry, Joy. Feeling Angry. Scholastic, 1995.

*2 copies
Berry, Joy. Needing Attention. Scholastic Inc., 1996.
Berry, Joy. Saying No. Scholastic, 1996.
Bingham, Deanne. It’s a Jungle in Here. Second Story Press, 1995.
Brisson Murphy, Joanne. Feelings. Black Moss Press, 1985.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin’s Bad Day. Kids Can Press, 1996.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Fibs. Kids Can Press, 1991.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Is Bossy. Kids Can Press, 1993.
Cain, Barbara. Double-Dip Feelings – Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions. Magination Press, 2001.
Carlson, Nancy. How About a Hug? Puffins Books, 2001.
Carlson, Nancy. I Like Me! Puffin Books, 1988.
Cooney, Nancy Evans. Donald Says Thumbs Down. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987.
Crary, Elizabeth. I Can’t Wait. Parenting Press, Inc., 1982.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Excited. Parenting Press, Inc., 1994.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Frustrated. Parenting Press, Inc., 1992.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Furious. Parenting Press, Inc., 1994.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Mad. Parenting Press, Inc., 1992.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Proud. Parenting Press, Inc., 1992.
Crary, Elizabeth. I’m Scared. Parenting Press, Inc., 1994.

Fernandes, Eugenie. A Difficult Day. Kids Can Press, 1987.

Gordon, Michael. Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back To Work! GSI Publications, Inc., 1991.
Hawkins, Colin and Jacqui, Max and the Magic Word, Puffin Books, 1986.
Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Frances Lincoln, 1991.
Holmes, Margaret. A Terrible Thing Happened. Magination Press, 2000.
Jonas- Simpson, Christine. Ethan’s Butterflies. Trafford Publishing, 2010.
Kahn, Deputy Sheriff Robert. Too Smart for Bullies. Future Horizons, Inc., 2001
Katz, Karen. No Biting. Grosset & Dunlap, 2002.
Kline, Suzy. Don’t Touch! Puffin Books, 1985
Kraus, Robert. Leo the Late Bloomer. Harper Collins, 1971.
Krueger, David W. What Is A Feeling? Parenting Press, Inc., 1993.

*2 copies
Llewellyn, Claire. Why Should I Listen? Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. 2001.
Mayer, Mercer. All By Myself. Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1983.
Medina, Sarah. Feelings: Impatient. Heinemann Library, 2008.
Mills, Joyce C. Sammy the Elephant & Mr. Camel. Magination Press, 1988.
Moser, Adolph. Don’t Feed The Monster on Tuesday! Landmark Editions, 1991.
Moser, Adolph. Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays: The Children’s Anti-Stress Book. Landmark Editions, 1988.

Children’s Literature – Behaviour/Emotions

Moser, Adolph. Don’t Rant & Rave On Wednesday! Landmark Editions, Inc., 1994.

*2 copies
Moser, Adolph. Don’t Tell a Whopper on Friday: The Children’s Truth-Control Book. Landmark Editions, Inc., 1999.
Moss, Deborah M. Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle. Woodbine house, 1989.

Munsch, Robert. Thomas’ Snowsuit. Annick Press, 1985.

Murphy, Mary Kotts. The Way We Feel Inside. Hazelden, 1990.
Newman, Leslea. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous. Tricycle Press, 2004.
O’Neill, Catherine. Relax. Child’s Play, 1993.
Oram, Hiawyn. Angry Arthur. Puffin Books, 1982.

Payne, Lauren Murphy. Just Because I Am. Free Spirit Publishing, 1994.

Palmer, Pat. Liking Myself. Impact Publishers, 1977.

Petty, Kate. Playing The Game. Barron’s Educational Series, 1991.

Preston, Edna Mitchell. The Temper Tantrum Book. Puffin Books, 1969.

*2 copies
Raum, Elizabeth. Tough Topics: Fighting. Heinemann Library, 2008.
Sadu, Itah. Name Calling. Women’s Press, 1992.
Schlein, Miriam. Little Raccoon’s Big Question. Scholastic Inc., 2004.
Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Harper Collins Publishers, 1963.
Shapiro, Lawrence. Sometimes I Like to Fight, But I Don’t Do it Much Anymore. Childswork/Childsplay, 1995.
Simon, Norma. I Was So Mad! Albert Whitman & Company, 1974.
Verdick, Elizabeth. Teeth Are Not For Biting. Free Spirit Publishing, 2004.
Verdick, Elizabeth. Words Are Not For Hurting. Free Spirit Publishing, 2004.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

MacMillan Publishing Company, 1972.

Wagenbach, Debbie. The Grouchies. Magination Press, 2010.Watson, Jane
Children’s Literature – Behaviour/Emotions

Werner. Sometimes I Get Angry. Crown Publishers Inc., 1986.

Watson, Jane Werner. Sometimes I’m Jealous. Crown Publishers Inc., 1986.
White Carlstrom, Nancy. I’m Not Moving, Mama! Aladdin Paperbacks, 1990.
Wolff, Ferida. Is a Worry Worrying You? Tanglewood Press, 2007.
Wood, Audrey. Quick as a Cricket. Child’s Play Ltd., 1982.

Children’s Literature – Behaviour/Emotions

Domestic Violence
Bernstein, Sharon Chesler. The Family That Fights. Albert Whitman & Company, 1991.
Otto, Maryleah. Never, No Matter What. Women’s Press, 1988.
Lee and Sylvester. When Mommy Got Hurt: A Story for Young Children about Domestic Violence. Kidsrights, 1996.

*2 copies
Paris, Susan. Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting. The Seal Press, 1986.
Patterson, Susan. I Wish The Hitting Would Stop. Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, 1987.

Boulden, Jim & Boulden, Joan. Let’s Talk – An Early Separation and Divorce Activity Book. Boulden Publishing, date unknown.
Brown & Brown. Dinosaur’s Divorce. Little, Brown and Company, 1986.
Elwin & Pualse. Asha’s Mums. Women’s Press, 1990.
Heegaard, Marge. When A Parent Marries Again: Children Can Learn To Cope With Family Change. Woodland Press, 1993.

*2 copies
Hickman, Martha Whitmore. Robert Lives With His Grandparents. Albert Whitman & Company, 1995.
Hogan, Paula. Will Dad Ever Move Back Home? Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1992.
Joosse, Barbara M. Mama, Do You Love Me? Chronicle Books, 1991.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Peter’s Chair. Harper Collins, 1967.
Lears, Laurie. Ian’s Walk – A Story about Autism. Albert Whitman & Company, 1998.
Lindsay, Jeanne Warren. Do I Have A Daddy? Morning Glory Press, 1982.
McKend, Heather. Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache. Black Moss Press, 1988.
Monk, Isabell. Family. Carolrhoda Books, 2001.
Morris, Ann. Houses and Homes. A Mulberry Paperback Book, 1992.
Osman, Trudy. Where has Daddy Gone? Mammoth, 1990.
Parr, Todd. The Daddy Book. Little, Brown and Company, 2002.
Quinlan, Patricia. My Dad Takes Care of Me. Annick Press, 1995.
Satin Capucilli, Alyssa. Only My Mom and Me. HarperFestival, 2003.
Simon, Norma. All Kinds of Families. Albert Whitman & Company, 1976.

Stinson, Kathy. Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Any More. Annick Press Ltd., 1984.

*2 copies
Thomas, Pat. My Family’s Changing. Barron’s Educational Series, 1999.

*2 copies
Willhoite, Michael. Daddy’s Roommate. Alyson Publications, 1990.
Ziefert, Harriet. 33 Uses for a Dad. Blue Apple Books, 2004.

Children’s Literature-Families/Siblings

Adams, Ann. The Silver Boat. BSC, Inc. Publications, 1990.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin’s Blanket. Kids Can Press, 1995.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin in the Dark. Kids Can Press, 1986.
Lankton, Stephen R. The Blammo-Surprise! Book. Magination Press, 1988.
Munsch, Robert. The Dark. Annick Press, 1979.

Berry, Joy. Needing Attention. Scholastic, 1996.
Boulden & Boulden. Push & Shove: Bully and Victim Activity Book. Boulden Publishing, 1994.

*2 copies
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin’s New Friend. Kids Can Press, 1995.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Plays the Game. Kids Can Press, 1995.
Brown, Tricia. Someone Special Just Like You. Henry Holt and Company, 1984.
Carlson, Nancy. Arnie and the New Kid. Puffin Books, 1990.
Carlson, Nancy. How to Lose all Your Friends. Viking, 1994.
Cohen, Miriam. Will I Have a Friend? Aladdin Books, 1967.
Crary, Elizabeth. I Want It. Parenting Press, Inc., 1982.

*3 copies
Crary, Elizabeth. I Want To Play. Parenting Press, Inc., 1982.

*2 copies
Crary, Elizabeth. My Name Is Not Dummy. Parenting Press, Inc., 1983.
Dupuy, Diane. The Little Girl Who Did . . . WHAT?!! Beyond Blacklight Inc., 2003.
Espin, Roz. Amazingly . . . Alphie! Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003.
Fox, Mem. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Puffin Books, 1984.
Havill, Juanita. Jamaica and Brianna. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Heine, Helme. Friends. Picture Lions, 1982.
Kates, Bobbi Jane. We’re Different, We’re The Same. Random House, 1992.
Kraus, Robert. Herman the Helper. Simon and Schuster, 1974.
Lokhat, Atia. Molly, Sue…and Someone New. TSAR Publications, 1994.
Meiners, Cheri. Join In and Play. Free Spirit Publishing, 2004.
Meiners, Cheri. Share and Take Turns. Free Spirit Publishing, 2003.
Meiners, Cheri. Talk and Work it Out. Free Spirit Publishing, 2005.
Morris, Ann. Play. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. King of the Playground. Aladdin Books, 1991.

*2 copies

Payne, Lauren Murphy. We Can Get Along. Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 1997.

*2 copies
Rodman, Mary Ann. My Best Friend. Puffin Books, 2005.
Rogers, Fred. Making Friends. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987.

*2 copies
Sabin, Ellen. The Special Needs Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Special Needs. Watering Can Press, 2007.
Shannon, David. A Bad Case of Stripes. The Blue Sky Press, 1998.
Silsbe, Brenda. The Watcher. Annick Press Ltd., 1995.
Simon, Norma. Why Am I Different? Albert Whitman & Company, 1976.
Thomas, Pat. Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability. Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2000.
Thomas, Pat. Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying. Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2000.
Yolen, Jane and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Not All Princesses Dress in Pink. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Zolotow, Charlotte. I Know a Lady. Puffin Books, 1984.

Children’s Literature-Friends/Play

Andrews, Beth. Why Are you So Sad. Magination Press, 2002.
Brown & Brown. When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. Little, Brown & Company, 1996.
Clifton, Lucille. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye. Henry Holt and Company, 1983.
Disalvo-Ryan, Dyanne. A Dog Like Jack. Holiday House, 1999.
Dooley, Virginia. Tubes In My Ears. Library of Congress, 1996.
Jordan, Mary Kate. Losing Uncle Tim. Albert Whitman & Company, 1989.
Goodman, Dr. Michelle B. Vanishing Cookies: Doing OK When a Parent Has Cancer. The Benjamin Family Foundation, 1990.
Heegaard, Marge. When Something Terrible Happens. Woodland Press, 1991.
Kelbaugh, Gretchen. Can I Catch It Like a Cold? Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2002.
Mellonie, Bryan & Robert Ingpen. Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children. Bantam Books, 1983.
Moser, Adolph. Don’t Despair on Thursdays. Landmark Editions, Inc., 1996.

*2 copies
Munsch, Robert. Lighthouse – A Story of Remembrance. North Winds Press, 2003.
Nault, Marilyn. William! Won’t You Wash Your Hands? Canadian Institute of Child Health, 2009.
Palmer, Pat. “I wish I could hold your hand. . .” – A Child’s Guide to Grief and Loss. Impact Publishers, Inc., 2004.
Peterkin, Allan. What About Me? When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick. Magination Press, 1992.
Scrivani, Mark. I Heard your Daddy Died. Centering Corporation, 1996.
Silverman, Janis. Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids When a Special Person Dies. Fairview Press, 1999.

*3 copies

Thomas, Pat. I Miss You. Barron’s Educational Series, 2001.

*2 copies
Varley, Susan. Badger’s Parting Gift. Mulberry Books, 1984.

Children’s Literature-Illness/Grief

Misc. books
Anstey, David, A First Book of Opposites, Templar Publishing Ltd., 1987
Boynton, Sandra. The Going to Bed Book. Little Simon Books, 1995.
Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe. Scholastic, 1997.
Dinardo, Jeffrey. A Day On The Farm. Modern Publishing, 1988.
Dinardo, Jeffrey. A Day In Space. Modern Publishing, 1988.
Gerth, Melanie. Ten Little Ladybugs. Piggy Toes Press, 2000.
Marzollo & Marzollo. The Baby Unicorn. Scholastic Inc., 1987.
Walker, John C. In Other Words. Annick Press Ltd., 1993.
Wise Brown, Margaret. Goodnight Moon. Harper Collins Publishers, 2007.

Safety/My Body
Aboff, Marcie. Uncle Willy’s Tickles. Magination Press, 1996.
Berenstain & Berenstain. The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers. Random House, 1985.
Brown & Krensky. Dinosaurs, Beware! Little, Brown and Company, 1982.
Department of Justice Canada. The Secret of the Silver Horse. Department of Justice Canada, 1989.
Dunham, Kelli. The Girl’s Body Book. Applesauce Press, 2008.
Frankel, Alona. Once Upon a Potty – boy. Harper Collins Publishers, 1979.
Frankel, Alona. Once Upon a Potty – girl. Harper Collins Publishers, 1979.
Freeman, Lory. It’s My Body. Parenting Press, Inc., 1982.
Frith, Alex. What’s Happening To Me? Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2006.
Hessell, Jenny. I’m Glad I Told Mum! Beaver Books, 1987.
Hollick, Helen. Come and Tell Me. Dinosaur Publications, 1986.
Meredith, Susan. What’s Happening to Me? Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2006.
Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer. Do You Have a Secret? Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2005.
Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead. Annie. Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, 1983.

Separation/Going to School
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin Goes to School. Kids Can Press, 1995.
Crary, Elizabeth. Mommy, Don’t Go: A Children’s Problem-Solving Book. Parenting Press, 1996.
Koulouras & McCaig. When Someone Takes Care of You. K & M Resources, 1987.
London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to School. Scholastic Inc., 1996.
Tompert, Ann. Will You Come Back For Me? Albert Whitman & Company, 1988.
Viorst, Judith. The Good-Bye Book. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988.

Baker & Brightman. Steps to Independence: A Skills Training Guide for Parents and Teachers of Children with Special Needs, 2nd edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1989.

“…a step-by-step approach for teaching children with disabilities get ready, self-help, toilet training, play, advanced self-care, home-care and information skills necessary for getting along in the world.”

*2 copies
Baker & Brightman. Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs, 3rd edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 1997.

“……expanded section on behaviour management;…advice on using technology to enhance children’s learning.”

Bennett, Holly & Teresa Pitman. Steps & Stages From 1 to 3. Key Porter Books, 1998.
Bennett, Holly & Teresa Pitman. Steps & Stages From 3 to 5. Sarasota Press, 2001.
Brazeau-Ward, Louise. I’m Confused, is it Dyslexia or is it Learning Disability? The Canadian Dyslexia Centre, 2003.
Brazelton, Berry T. Touchprints – The Essential Reference: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development. Addison-Wesley Publishers Limited, 1992.
Canadian Child Care Federation & Canadian Institute of Child Health. Nourish, Nurture, Neurodevelopment. CCCF/CICH, 2001.
Chasnoff, I., et. al. Children’s Medical Reference Library. Publications International, Ltd., 1997.
Chrisman, K. and Couchenour, D. Healthy Sexuality Development. National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2002.
Fisher & Cummings. When Your Child Has LD (Learning Differences): A Survival Guide for Parents. Free Spirit Publishing, 1995.
Gold, M., ed. The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide. Robert Rose Inc., 2003.
Graefe, Sara, ed. Parenting Children Affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – A Guide for Daily Living. The Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents, 1994.

Greenspan & Wieder. The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. Addison-Wesley, 1998.

The comprehensive approach to developmental challenges including autism, P.D.D., language and speech problems, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, A.D.D., and other related disorders.”

Healy, Jane. Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence. Doubleday, 1987.

*2 copies
Huebner, Dawn. What to do When Your Brain Gets Stuck. Magination Press, 2002.
Klein, Marsha. Parent Articles for Early Intervention. Communication Skill Builders, 1990.
Langlois, Christine (ed.) Growing with Your Child: Pre-Birth to Age 5: The Complete Guide to Your Baby’s Development. Ballantine Books, 1998.
McCarney, Stephen B., Bauer, Angela Marie. Learning Disability Intervention Manual. Hawthorne Educational Series, Inc., 1995
McCreight, Brenda. Recognizing and Managing Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects: A Guidebook. CWLA Press, 1997.
Miller, Karen. Ages and Stages: Developmental Descriptions and Activities: Birth Through Eight Years. Telshare Publishing Co., 1985.
Miller, Nancy. Nobody’s Perfect: Living and Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1994.
Wood, Chip. Yardsticks – Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14. Northeast Foundation for Children, 1994.

Offers clear and concise descriptions of the universal characteristics of children at different ages for the purpose of supporting curriculum design and supporting parents in understanding their child’s developmental needs.
Pueschel, Scola, Weidenman & Bernier. The Special Child: A Source Book for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, 2nd edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1995.
Schopmeyer, Betty. The Fragile X Child. Singular Publishing Group, 1992.
Shore, Rima. Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development. Families and Work Institute, 1997.
Smutny, Veenker & Veenker. Your Gifted Child: How to Recognize and Develop the Special Talents in Your Child from Birth to Age Seven. Ballantine Books, 1989.
General Development

Villarreal, McKinney & Quackenbush. Handle With Care: Helping Children Prenatally Exposed to Drugs and Alcohol. ETR Associates, 1992.

*2 copies
Winzer, Roger & David. Exceptional Children in Canada. Prentice-Hall, 1987.
Wright, Mary. Compensatory Education in the Preschool: A Canadian Approach: The University of Western Ontario Preschool Project. The High/Scope Press, 1983.

General Development

Journals & Publications


-Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped

Early Childhood Today


Child Care Information Exchange

-Child Care Information Exchange


-Ideas Alliance & George Brown College


-Infant Mental Health Promotion Project


-Canadian Child Care Federation

Young Children

-National Association for the Education of Young Children


Baratta-Lorton, Mary. Workjobs . . . For Parents. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1975.

A practical resource book for parents to create exciting activities for their children, three to seven, using everyday items from around the house.”
Bettelheim, Bruno. A Good Enough Parent: A Book on Child-Rearing. Vintage Books, 1987.

“…His purpose is not to give parents preset rules for raising their children, but rather to show them how to develop their own insights so that they will understand their own and their children’s behavior in different situations and how to cope with it. Above all, he warns, parents must not indulge their impulse to create the child they would like to have, but should instead help each child fully develop into the person he or she would like to be.”

Borba, Michele. No More Misbehavin’. Jossey-Bass, 2003.
Bradley, Jonathan. Understanding Your 10 Year-Old. Warwick Publishing, 1997.
Bradley & Dubinsky. Understanding Your 15-17 Year-Olds. Warwick Publishing, 1997.
Brazelton & Cramer. The Earliest Relationship: Parents, Infants, and the Drama of Early Attachment. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc., 1990.
Canter, Lee. Assertive Discipline for Parents, Revised Edition: A Proven, Step-by-Step Approach to Solving Everyday Behavior Problems. Lee Canter and Associates, 1985.

How to communicate – to say what you mean and mean what you say; How and when to provide positive support when your children do behave; How to avoid being manipulated by your children’s ‘I don’t care’ attitudes, threats and anger.”

Clark, Lynn. S.O.S. Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems. 2nd edition. Parents Press, 1996.
Coloroso, Barbara. Just Because it’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make it Right. Viking Canada, 2005.

This book shows parents how to nurture their children’s ethical lives, from preschool through adolescence.
Coloroso, Barbara. Kids are Worth it! Giving Your Children the Gift of Inner Discipline. Somerville House Publishing, 1994.
Crary, Elizabeth. HELP! The Kids are at it Again: Using Kids’ Quarrels to Teach “People Skills”. Parenting Press, Inc., 1997.

Crary Elizabeth. Love and Limits: Guidance Tools for Creative Parenting. Parenting Press, 1994.

“…an effective, easy-to-use problem-solving process: stop and focus; think of ideas; act effectively; review, revise, reward.”

*2 copies
Crary, Elizabeth. Pick Up Your Socks. . . And Other Skills Growing Children Need! Parenting Press, Inc., 1990.
Dinkmeyer & McKay. Raising a Responsible Child: Practical Steps to Successful Family Relationships. Simon and Schuster, 1982.
Dinkmeyer, McKay & Dinkmeyer. Parenting Young Children: Helpful Strategies Based on Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) for Parents of Children under Six. American Guidance Service Inc., 1989.
Dinkmeyer & McKay. STEP Systematic Training for Effective Parenting: The Parent’s Handbook. American Guidance Service Inc., 1976.
Dinkmeyer, McKay & Dinkmeyer. The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. American Guidance Service Inc., 1997.
Dreikurs, Rudolf. Discipline Without Tears, 2nd edition: A Reassuring and Practical Guide to Teaching Your Child Positive Behavior. E.P. Dutton, 1990.
Dreikurs, Rudolf. The New Approach to Discipline: Logical Consequences: A Practical Guide to Instilling Good Behavior in your Child – form Toddler to Adolescent. E.P. Dutton, 1990.
Eisenberg, Murkoff & Hathaway. What to Expect – The Toddler Years. Workman Publishing, 1994.

An all-inclusive guide for parents of toddlers complete with information on self-esteem, emotional, physical, and social development, discipline, eccentric behaviours, and making time for themselves as parents.”

Faber & Mazlish. How to Stop Your Children Fighting. Sidgwich and Jackson Limited, 1987.
Faber & Mazlish. How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: At Home and in School. Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Faber & Mazlish. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk. The Hearst Corporation, 1980.

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