Using children's books to guide children through emotional and social issues.

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Bibliotherapy Group

I'll be working more closely with our school guidance counselor in developing bibliographies of books that deal with emotional and social issues that our students will be plagued by in this next school year. One of the greatest concerns at our school is the problem with bullying. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Library Science in 1982 and at that time, we even had a class in bibliotherapy. Over the last 15 years I haven't noticed as much emphasis on the use of books for therapeutic needs but lately am noticing a comeback. I'm real excited to be able to share literature with other faculty and parents in hopes that this will be a meaningful and helpful experience for the students involved. I do want to caution against becoming so clinical.

In this group, I hope we can share experiences, books, ideas, activities as we read books that deal with specific issues. Here are the topics I hope to cover:
Death (parents or pets)
Disabilities and physical handicaps
Terminal Illnesses
Eating disorder

If you'd like to add to this list please do so.

Between June and July, I will be researching and reading as many books as possible on bullying. Please share with us any thoughts, experiences, or books on this topic.

(Not sure the best way to handle this group - open to ideas! Just want to share and get input on this topic.)

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Hopefully Someone Special-Children's Fantasy Short Story 1 Reply

Started by David Krausser. Last reply by David Krausser Sep 24, 2011.

Attention Brenda Branson

Started by Diane Saks Jun 23, 2011.

Bibliotherapy Bibliography 2 Replies

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Comment by Rocket Science Productions on December 5, 2012 at 1:43pm
Author Elissa Burr answers questions about her projects and talks about her experience in writing books for different target audiences.
Comment by Rocket Science Productions on December 2, 2012 at 11:15pm
Dont' miss this awesome giveaway of YA and children's ebooks!
Comment by Rocket Science Productions on November 26, 2012 at 4:09pm
Comment by Rocket Science Productions on November 18, 2012 at 10:56pm

Happy Book Release Day to Elissa Burr and Beth Orr!

Comment by June E Spears on November 8, 2012 at 3:27am

The First Christmas - The Story of Jesus (Famous Bible Stories) 


FREE Friday and SAturday

Comment by Janice Floyd Durante on May 24, 2012 at 12:22pm

I’M OFFERING a FREE hardback copy of Joanne Rocklin's wonderful new middle-grades novel THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK  to one random U.S. reader who either posts the link to my review on Facebook, tweets it, or becomes a subscriber to my blog. Deadline: JUNE 1. Leave a comment and let me know you’re entering, and I’ll contact the winner on June 2. Good luck!

Comment by Janice Floyd Durante on February 13, 2012 at 11:58am

Love goes the distance in Glenda Armand's debut picture book Love Twelve Miles Long. See my review at Books of Wonder & Wisdom.

Comment by David Krausser on August 3, 2011 at 8:40pm
Hi everyone. Im not sure if anyone's interested, but I'm uploading a very short children's fantasy story that I've been working on on amazon kindle. Its an easy 8 page read, and a good bedtime story with a moral at the end. The story has mythical characters like fairies, elves, and other creatures. If anyone is interested here's the link:
Comment by Janice Floyd Durante on August 2, 2011 at 11:23am
Just published: A STORM CALLED KATRINA by the wonderful Myron Uhberg and beautifully illustrated by Colin Bootman. Folks, this is a DON'T MISS! Check out my review at Books of Wonder & Wisdom
Comment by Diane Saks on June 23, 2011 at 5:59pm

This book  Another  Day of Infamy has  been   recently selected to be one of  12 books  from  my publisher  to make it into  New York   Book Review. 

The  10th anniversary is quickly approaching.  We need to remember what happened in this country so that we can avoid such things happening in  the future. 

Bari Lynn Cobel  was a teenager who had to reorder her priorities  and  get used the change  in her life after a member of her family  became a victim of the 9/11 tragedy.  It is also a love story between  a man and a woman who  worked at the World Trade Center.  Another Day of Inafamy is about  coping  with disaster. This  available at your favorite  online book store. 


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