Entries Tagged as 'Confidence'

Three Little Beavers

February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI Three Little Beavers tells the story of Beatrix the Beaver and her two siblings. Beatrix worries that she’s not as good at anything as her brother and sister, who seem to be good at everything. But when the three beavers get caught in beaver traps, Beatrix’s abilities start to shine. When […]

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Cassandra’s Angel

December 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Considering the many directions children are pushed towards and pulled from, it’s important to remember what a bad day feels like to a child. Cassandra’s Angel, written by Gina Otto, serves as a reminder to adults of the stresses during a child’s day. Even more importantly, this book emphasizes self-reliance and confidence for […]

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I’m Gonna Like Me

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In this day and age, kids can use all the positive reinforcement they can get in feeling good about themselves. Other children and society at large can be rather cruel, even to the youngest of minds, pointing out personal flaws or quirky differences. Jamie Lee Curtis’ I’m Gonna Like Me […]

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The Twelve Gifts of Birth

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By MARSHA RAKESTRAW It’s never too early to begin nurturing healthy, humane qualities in children, and The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo serves as an inspiring and magical touchstone toward character, confidence and self-respect. The story begins by revealing the “secret” that fairy godmothers, or “wisewomen,” bestow 12 gifts upon all children […]

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