Anh's Anger

Author: Gail Silver

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living.

Anh's Anger

Author: Gail Silver

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person as his anger comes to life in full color and personality. Anh and his anger work through feelings together with humor and honesty to find a way to constructively release their thoughts and emotions and to reach resolve with Anh’s grandfather. The story is beautifully illustrated with handmade collages by New York artist and childrens book illustrator Christiane Kromer. Each collage is a mix of paper, acrylic, and cardboard, and found materials. The materials reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and are indicative of the wide range of emotions that come together in the story. Anh’s Anger teaches children that it is okay to feel angry, and shows the technique, often used by child therapists, of externalizing the emotion. Through taking time to "sit’ with his anger, a young child is able to see his anger and talk to it and together they move through the journey of experiencing the different stages of anger until the feeling subsides and finally resolve. Anh’s Anger differs significantly from other books on anger resolution techniques in showing that the child is able to talk about what transpired and accept responsibility for hurtful things that he may have said or done. The author’s intention is to help parents understand that there is an alternative to "time out’s" as a means of helping children to express themselves when feeling angry, while providing children with a mechanism for internal dialogue during a "time out" or when "sitting" with their anger. Through reading the story, children will learn to acknowledge anger when it arises, understand the cause of their anger, and ultimately feel safe expressing themselves and accepting accountability for their actions when appropriate. By learning these skills, children, will grow comfortable with them and carry them into adulthood with ease and confidence. Anh’s Anger is the first in a planned series of three books with these characters.

Steps and Stones

An Anh's Anger Story

Author: Gail Silver

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Engaging characters and real-life situations teach walking meditation as a tool to diffuse upset and anger in children

Moody Cow Meditates

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171573X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Samsara Dog

Author: Helen Manos,Julie Vivas

Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1933605510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 33

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Traces a dog through various incarnations, including a tough stray, a working dog, and a family pet, as he learns what he must in each life.

Peace, Bugs, and Understanding

An Adventure in Sibling Harmony

Author: Gail Silver

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006646

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story of her great grandfather’s encounter with a strange looking frog-like creature called Anger. The precious old journal teaches Lily about Metta, a technique that has helped people transform anger into loving kindness for thousands of years. With original watercolors by award-winning illustrator Youme Nguyen Ly, Peace, Bugs, and Understanding is an invaluable tool for parents and teachers, and will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, while teaching them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation.

Visiting Feelings

Author: Lauren Rubenstein

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 9781433813399

Category: Psychology

Page: 32

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Beautifully descriptive prose and delightful illustrations cultivate a message of mindfulness and emotional awareness to help children fully experience the present moment. "Visiting Feelings" invites children to sense, explore, and befriend any feeling with acceptance and equanimity. Includes a "Note to Parents."

Spinning Inward

Author: Maureen Murdock

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826720

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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If you have ever wished you could show children and teenagers how to enrich their lives with meditation and visualization, this book will delight you. It presents simple exercises in guided imagery designed to help young people ages three through eighteen to relax into learning, focus attention and increase concentration, stimulate creativity, and cultivate inner peace and group harmony. The use of guided imagery has been internationally recognized as an effective method of "whole brain" learning. The author's approach will have special appeal to parents and teachers who are frustrated by an educational system that seems to reward only those children who excel at verbal, linear learning. With the exercises in this book, young people can discover learning styles that are effective and enjoyable for them. These techniques of guided imagery offer adults as well as children a unique way to tap the wealth of creativity and wisdom within.

The Coconut Monk

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Based on the life of a Buddhist monk, presents the story of a simple monk and his two friends, a cat and mouse, who live in harmony and advocate for peace. Reprint.

When the Anger Ogre Visits

Author: Andree Salom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291837

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Use this playful, read-along story to teach that anger as a natural and manageable part of life. "The Anger Ogre visits everybody's lives, just remember to be patient whenever it arrives." When the Anger Ogre Visits gives children symbolic and concrete guidance about how to deal with anger as a natural part of their inner lives. Rather than squelching anger or pushing it away, the book invites children to sit with and observe anger, removing its overwhelming aspects. This playfully illustrated story, written in memorable rhyme, centers on discovering and using internal resources and portrays anger as manageable.

No Ordinary Apple

A Story About Eating Mindfully

Author: Sara Marlowe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290954

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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On an otherwise ordinary day, Elliot discovers something extraordinary: the power of mindfulness. When he asks his neighbor Carmen for a snack, he's at first disappointed when she hands him an apple - he wanted candy! But when encouraged to carefully and attentively look, feel, smell, taste, and even listen to the apple, Elliot discovers that this apple is not ordinary at all. Lushly and humorously illustrated, No Ordinary Apple makes a traditional technique for training mindfulness a fun and enjoyable way for children to learn to slow down and appreciate even the simplest things.

Sam's Pet Temper

Author: Sangeeta Bhadra

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 177138025X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Sam is so frustrated waiting his turn at the playground that a Temper shows up. Within seconds, the beastly, wild thing clears the place, and Sam happily plays alone with his new pet. But his Temper follows him everywhere, causing more and more trouble, until Sam realizes he needs to put a stop to it. How is the question ƒ Kids will laugh at the relatable situations, while parents and teachers will enjoy the chance to talk about pet Tempers and ways to tame them.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

Author: Tameka Fryer Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101628456

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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What color is your mood? On a really good day, Jamie feels purple like the first bite of a juicy cold plum. And with a crayon in his hand, Jamie eases into a green feeling--like a dragon dancing through a jungle made of green jello. But when his brothers push him around and make fun of his drawings, Jamie feels like a dark gray storm brewing. What will it take to put Jamie back in a bright-feeling mood? Through Jamie, young readers will learn to describe how they’re feeling in a unique way. My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood is a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book.

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Author: Jack Prelutsky

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 0399553576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A collection of more than 200 short poems by both known and anonymous American and English authors.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807593052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even bad days are a little easier.

Each Breath a Smile

Author: Sister Susan

Publisher: Plum Blossom Books

ISBN: 9781888375220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world"--T.p. verso.

Moody Cow Learns Compassion

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This delightful sequel to Moody Cow Meditates reintroduces us to Peter (aka Moody Cow) and meet his mischievous "boys-will-be-boys" friend Bully. Along the way we meet a snake named Jaws, who also goes on to appear in Peter's terrifying dreams, and watch as Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds the snake. Peter is uncomfortable with the plight of the little creatures, earning him a new nickname: "Coward Cow" because Bully thinks he's a wimp. Once again, Grandfather, the beloved old steer from Moody Cow Meditates, brings serenity and long-horned wisdom as he gently teaches to compassionately identify with other beings. And the story ends with everyone sharing a laugh - and even Jaws and the crickets are happy. This book also includes two activities - compassionate cricket release and compassionate worm rescue - for parents and children to do together.

One of Those Days

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399243658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Children show that even when you have an unpleasant Sad for no Reason Day, an Itchy Sweater Day, or an Annoying Sibling Day, you can expect a better day tomorrow.

Terrific

Author: Jon Agee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735229880

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 40

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"Originally published by Hyperion, 2005."

Jack's Worry

Author: Sam Zuppardi

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763678457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.