On Our Street Our First Talk About Poverty
This timely book is a brief invitation to children to wonder and to ask questions…The layout of On Our Street is inviting: double spreads for each question, with large clear font and generous space allocated to photos and drawings…This book will be a terrific catalyst for parents and teachers to open kids’ eyes to the realities of their day-to-day world and to encourage them to share personal experiences…It may never be too soon to begin to learn about these complex issues. And whenever they are ready, On Our Street, part of ‘The World Around Us’ series, will be a fine first step toward enhancing that understanding. Highly Recommended.
Why Do Families Change? Our First Talk About Separation and DivorceOntario Library Association Top Ten Best Bets 2017
Using upbeat, colorful illustrations and straightforward text, Roberts reassures kids that they are loved and that divorce or separation is not their fault…Potentially scary concepts, such as moving, are made accessible…A helpful tool for adults seeking to explain divorce to elementary students.
What Happens When a Loved One Dies? Our First Talk About Death
This helpful book…employs simple, yet truthful, responses that either immediately satisfy or give children additional tools for articulating more specific questions…An excellent choice for preschools as well as libraries.
Where Do Babies Come From? Our First Talk About BirthCCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, commended CA 2016; Ontario Library Association's Best Bet Award, commended January 2016
Using honesty, plain language, and proper terminology, Roberts covers the basics, but also includes answers to a few common follow-up questions for kids who are curious or ready for more information. Cindy Revell’s bright illustrations highlight diversity and provide visual clarity that enhances the text. This is a great starting point for parents and caregivers who might need a bit of help knowing how much to tell little ones.
What Makes Us Unique? Our First Talk About DiversityCCBC Best Books, commended CA 2017
The value of diversity is woven through the child-like drawing and reinforces the topic of variety and uniqueness. The illustrations sparkle with colour and warmth…The underlying powerful message is one of respecting the variety in our world, and readers are left with the optimistic spin of celebrating differences. It is never too early to teach even the youngest that we are all different and special in our own way.