The titles on the following lists can help kids face a variety of new and often difficult situations and explore challenging issues. They are a sampling of the many titles that can be found in our children’s, adult, and teen collections.
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Adoption
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Stories and information about being adopted or welcoming an adopted child to the family. Stories and information about being adopted or welcoming an adopted child to the family. Show less
Autism
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Stories and information about young people with conditions on the autism spectrum, including Asberger's syndrome. Stories and information about young people with conditions on the autism spectrum, including Asberger's syndrome. Show less
Bullying
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Stories and information about being bullied, and strategies for dealing with bullying. Stories and information about being bullied, and strategies for dealing with bullying. Show less
Death and grief
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Stories and information to help children through grief when a beloved person or pet dies, or to explore feelings and facts about death and loss. Stories and information to help children through grief when a beloved person or pet dies, or to explore feelings and facts about death and loss. Show less
Dentists, doctors and hospitals
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Stories and information about visiting the dentist, doctor or hospital. Stories and information about visiting the dentist, doctor or hospital. Show less
Divorce and separation
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Stories and information about children of divorced or separated parents, remarriage, and helping children to adjust. Stories and information about children of divorced or separated parents, remarriage, and helping children to adjust. Show less
Feelings and emotions
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These book lists cover a wide range of feelings and emotions, including: anger; fear and anxiety; love; happiness; and sadness. These book lists cover a wide range of feelings and emotions, including: anger; fear and anxiety; love; happiness; and sadness. Show less
Moving house
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Stories about leaving a home and friends or adjusting to a new neighbourhood. Stories about leaving a home and friends or adjusting to a new neighbourhood. Show less
Living with grandparents
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Stories and information about children being cared for or raised by grandparents. Stories and information about children being cared for or raised by grandparents. Show less
New baby
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Stories and information about waiting for a baby to arrive, how babies develop before they're born, what it's like to be a big brother or sister, and how babies differ from older kids. Stories and information about waiting for a baby to arrive, how babies develop before they're born, what it's like to be a big brother or sister, and how babies differ from older kids. Show less
Potty teaching
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Stories about using the potty and information on toilet training. Stories about using the potty and information on toilet training. Show less
Safety
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Stories and information about many kinds of safety, including fire, traffic, stranger, playground, online, and water safety. Stories and information about many kinds of safety, including fire, traffic, stranger, playground, online, and water safety. Show less
Serious illness
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Stories and information about young people or members of their families with such diseases and conditions as cancer, diabetes and eating disorders. Stories and information about young people or members of their families with such diseases and conditions as cancer, diabetes and eating disorders. Show less
Sex education
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Information for children, young teens and parents about body differences and changes, sex, reproduction, sexuality, and talking with young people about these topics. Information for children, young teens and parents about body differences and changes, sex, reproduction, sexuality, and talking with young people about these topics. Show less
Sibling rivalry
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Stories about sibling rivalry or jealousy and advice for parents on keeping peace in the family. Stories about sibling rivalry or jealousy and advice for parents on keeping peace in the family. Show less
Social media
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Stories and information about cyberbullying, online safety, the impact of screen media and computer games on young people, and parenting the 'Net Generation.' Stories and information about cyberbullying, online safety, the impact of screen media and computer games on young people, and parenting the 'Net Generation.' Show less
Social responsibility
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Stories and information about helping others in need and taking action to address hunger, homelessness, and other social issues. Many of these titles are good tie-ins to talking about Burnaby's Empty Bowls initiative. Stories and information about helping others in need and taking action to address hunger, homelessness, and other social issues. Many of these titles are good tie-ins to talking about Burnaby's Empty Bowls initiative. Show less
War and peace
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Stories and information about conflict and peace between individuals, groups or nations. Includes books about Remembrance Day. Stories and information about conflict and peace between individuals, groups or nations. Includes books about Remembrance Day. Show less
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