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Visible Well being and Bounce Back: Resilience
Resources to support the Bounce Back personal development program.
Alexander who's not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) going to move by Judith ViorstHis family is moving 1000 miles away and he does not want to go: "Never. Not ever. No way. Uh uh. N.O." Roaming the neighborhood, he takes a look at his "special places" and bids good-bye to all his "special people," announcing that "I'm saying good-bye-but it won't be my last." By story's end-after he lets some reassuring promises from his parents sink in-Alexander softens his tone, conceding that he, too, is packing up his things, but for the final time. Because next time his family relocates, "I'm not-DO YOU HEAR ME? I MEAN IT!-going to move." Alexander's voice belongs at once to him alone and to every child.
Call Number: G JF VIO
Publication Date: 1998
Banjo bounces back by Lachie HumeBanjo is a Hoofball star. He and his friend Bella just love the game. But when Banjo gets injured, it's only too easy to stay in bed and play Haystation and suck on molasses. Can Bella help him get back on track?
Call Number: G JF HUM
Publication Date: 2012
Dan's Grandpa by Sally Morgan; Bronwyn Bancroft (Illustrator)Dan's Grandpa tells the story of an Aboriginal boy coming to terms with the death of his grandfather. Young Dan recalls the companionship and instructive experiences he shared with his grandfatherfishing in the mangroves, dancing, and stories. Grandpa dies and the loss is marked by the disappearance of Grandpa's pet Cocky. The boy's grief evaporates with the joyous return of the Cocky who, to the boy, is Grandpa still looking after him.
Call Number: G JF MOR
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
Eight by Lyne Lee & Kim GambleFor as long as Timmy can remember, Eight has been his best friend. They go everywhere together. One day they go on a picnic with Mum and Dad and something terrible happens! Is Eight strong enough and clever enough to know what to do?
Call Number: G JF LEE
Publication Date: 2006
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett (Illustrator); Gary RubinsteinBeatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake... Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she doesthe unthinkableÂ-she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way! "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes is a must read for any young (or old!) perfectionist.
Call Number: G JF PET
Publication Date: 2011
Gilbert goes outside by Thompson, Colin & Mould, ChrisGilbert is not a happy cat. The lady he calls his mum has put him outside and shut the door. Nature is horrible. The grass is hurting his feet and the only place to hide is inside an old paper bag.
The magic is in you by Colin Hosten and Brooke VitaleA picture book featuring inspirational messages from beloved Disney films, The Magic Is in You focuses on moments of perseverance and resilience in Disney's main characters and encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves in any situation.
Call Number: G JF MAG
Publication Date: 2020
Harry & Hopper by Margaret WildWhen Harry’s beloved dog Hopper dies, he has a hard time letting go, as Harry sees Hopper still in his life. Are Hopper’s visits to Harry the boy’s imagination, or is the dog truly leaving Harry gradually, once he makes sure his boy will be all right? Eyes will not stay dry as readers experience this beautifully written, gently illustrated story about losing a dear pet.
Call Number: G JF WIL
Publication Date: 2009
It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd ParrIt's Okay to Make Mistakes embraces life's happy accidents, the mistakes and mess-ups that can lead to self discovery. Todd Parr brings a timely theme to life with his signature bold, kid-friendly illustrations and a passion for making readers feel good about themselves, encouraging them to try new things, experiment, and dare to explore new paths. From coloring outside the lines and creating a unique piece of art to forgetting an umbrella but making a new friend, each page offers a kid-friendly take on the importance of taking chances, trying new things, and embracing life, mistakes and all.
Call Number: G JF PAR
Publication Date: 2014
Through the Gate by Sally FawcettChange can be difficult, challenging, exciting, confusing, inspiring. Ont thing is certain, time changes all. In this gentle story of hope and resilience, a little girl discovers a new world of opportunity opening up each time she steps through her gate
Call Number: GJF FAW
Publication Date: 2017
What Do You Do with a Problem? by Mae Besom (Illustrator); Kobi YamadaThis is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than expected. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at the problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem... and yourself.
Call Number: G JF YAM
Publication Date: 2016
Spirit by Cherri Ryan; Illustrated by Christina BoothWhat happens when things don't go the way you plan? Can you try and try again? Spirit is a beautiful picture book about hope. I built a ship from this and that. I named her Spirit. Could Spirit sail? I knew she could.
Call Number: G JF RYA
Publication Date: 2018
Tilly by Jane Godwin & Anna WalkerTilly's found the perfect hiding place to keep her special treasures. No one knows about it, not even her big brothers and sister, who know everything. One day, something happens that Tilly could never have imagined... A story about an old house, a young girl, and how the small things we hold dear stay with us always.
Call Number: G JF GOD
Publication Date: 2019
Some girls by Thomas, NellySome Girlsis a story about how everyone is different and special in their own way. It's about knowing that you can do, and be, anything you want. Whether your girl is rough, tough, gentle or pretty, this book is for her.
Call Number: G JF THO
Publication Date: 2018
After the fall: how Humpty Dumpty got back up again by Dan SantatEveryone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened afterwards? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid birdwatcher whose favourite place to be is high up on the city wall - that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?
Call Number: G JF SAN
Publication Date: 2017
Mr Huff by Walker, AnnaMr. Huff is a story about the clouds and the sunshine in each of our lives. Bill is having a bad day. Mr Huff is following him around and making everything seem difficult. Bill tries to get rid of him, but Mr Huff just gets bigger and bigger! Then they both stop, and a surprising thing happens...