BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PreSchool-Grade 2. This book is positive and assertive without being frightening. It lets young children know that it’s all right for them to choose when, and by whom

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU
BY CORNELIA SPELMAN

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PreSchool-Grade 2. This book is positive and assertive without being frightening. It lets young children know that it’s all right for them to choose when, and by whom, they are to be touched. It goes on to define “private parts” as “the places on your body covered by a bathing suit,” and states that they should never be touched by people other than medical personnel and adults helping with bathroom functions. The prefatory note to parents is an important one as it reminds them to trust a child’s instincts and concerns related to unwanted touching. Weidner’s simple watercolors are adequately rendered and are appropriate to the content. Even with its basic vocabulary and limited scope, this book will need to be, and should be, shared one-on one.
-Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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MY BODY BELONGS TO ME
BY JILL STARISHEVSKY

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Using rhyming text, My Body Belongs To Me teaches young readers to recognize sexual abuse and molestation, to tell a parent or authority figure if they are abused, and encourages them to respect and love their bodies. Order Through Amazon

SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT
BY JAYNEEN SANDERS

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water safety and road safety but how do we teach ‘body safety’ to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and health professionals. The comprehensive notes to the reader and discussion questions at the back of the book support both the reader and the child when discussing the story. Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years. A free ‘body safety’ song, supporting teacher’s pack and other useful resources are also available from: www.somesecrets.info

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NO TRESPASSING- THIS IS MY BODY
BY PATTIE FITZGERALD

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Siblings Katie and her little brother Kyle learn about personal safety, private parts, and “thumbs up & thumbs down” touches by talking with their mom in a loving and easy-to-understand manner. With an empowering dialog that is never fearful, parents can use this book to begin this important discussion with their children. Katie and Kyle’s mom also explains the essential “No Secrets” rule in their family, and that it is never their fault if they get an “uh-oh feeling” from anyone.

The story is written with a positive and engaging approach using child-friendly language and charming illustrations. A “Parent’s Guide with Prevention Tips” is also included to help parents understand their role in keeping children safe from sexual abuse. By learning how to interpret red flags and how to recognize possible grooming scenarios, parents can significantly reduce the risks and keep their children safe from predators.

No Trespassing – This Is MY Body!” comes highly recommended by pediatricians, teachers and parents as a valuable tool in the fight against childhood sexual abuse.

(For ages 4 to 8) Order on Amazon


I SAID NO!
BY KIMBERLY KING

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 Written from a kids point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier.
To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a friend, he and his mom wrote a book to help prepare other kids to deal with a range of problematic situations. I Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use.
Using a simple, direct, decidedly non-icky approach that doesn’t dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including:
–  What’s appropriate and with whom.
 –  How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats.
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MY BODY IS PRIVATE
BY LINDA WALVOORD GIRARD

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Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying “no” to touching that makes her uncomfortable. Order through Amazon

AMAZING YOU
BY GAIL SALTZ

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“Mom, where do babies come from?”

Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks that question—which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming sexually aware but aren’t ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls’ and boys’ bodies. Lynne Cravath’s whimsical illustrations enliven the text, making this a book that parents will gladly share with their young ones.

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IT’S NOT THE STORK!
BY ROBIE H. HARRIS

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Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies?

IT’S NOT THE STORK! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of. On Amazon.com


HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY?
BY CAROL MCCLOUD

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Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the wellbeing of others and ourselves. Winner of fifteen awards.

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WESLEY’S WORLD
BY VIVIEN RESOFSKY

The Wesley’s World Series of books are dedicated to helping parents and children learn the essentials of personal safety. Most of us draw on our own experiences of parenting, but in our modern world, where younger children are increasingly exposed to negative messages, parents can no longer rely solely on ‘old‘ methods of parenting.
In today’s world, it is important to talk with your child about personal safety. But how do you begin such discussions with young children? Wesley’s World aims to
address this question by helping parents educate themselves and in turn to provide the appropriate guidance to children.Check out Wesley’s World here for more books and information: http://www.wesleysworld.com.au/

STAND IN MY SHOES
BY BOB SORNSON PH.D.

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When Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea that knowing the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how they’re feeling? Stand in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them. Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Empathy leads to the social skills and personal relationships that make our lives rich and beautiful, and it is something we can help our children learn. This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel. We’re hoping that many parents read it along with their children.

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RISE AND SHINE MOVEMENT

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The official Rise and Shine Movement website is online. Via the website you can watch the FREE book, “Rise and Shine: A Tool for the Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse” with your children. You also have access to important discussion questions, valuable resources, and you can offer support by joining the movement. www.riseandshinemovement.org

PLEASE TELL! A CHILD’S STORY ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE
BY JESSIE 

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Written and illustrated by a young girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children in a way that no adult can. Jessie’s words carry the message, “It’s o.k. to tell; help can come when you tell.” This book is an excellent tool for therapists, counselors, child protection workers, teachers, and parents dealing with children affected by sexual abuse.

Jessie’s story adds a sense of hope for what should be, and the knowledge that the child protection system can work for children. Simple, direct, and from the heart, Jessie gives children the permission and the courage to deal with sexual abuse.

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Let’s Stay Safe!
By bracha Goetz,

(available in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew)

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Talking About Private Places
by Bracha Goetz

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Better to be Safe then Sorry book
by Ella Bar Gai and Nitai Melamed

 

(available in English and Hebrew, based on a book by Saul and Judith Gordon)

 


A Terrible Thing Happened
BY Margaret Holmes

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After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and then angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions he feels better.

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Cory Helps Kids Cope With Sexual Abuse: Playful Activities for Traumatized Children
by Liana Lowenstein

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This innovative book combines a therapeutic story with a variety of activities to help children cope with sexual abuse and complex trauma. Therapeutic games, art, puppets, and other engaging techniques address the eight components of TF-CBT. Includes a reproducible story, assessment and treatment activities, and detailed parent handouts. Geared to children aged 4 to 12.

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