december Book Giveaway

 

The Greatest Wish (1 Copy)
Amanda Yoshida
Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781631778797

Would you rather be a giraffe or a dinosaur? A bird or a rocket? A shark or an octopus? There are so many things to choose from in this fun Everchanging story! Every choice you make leads to a different story, so open up, start picking, and find out what you'd be!


Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers (2 Copies)
George W. Doherty
Rocky Mountain DMH Institute Press
ISBN: 9781932690422

This book provides information about training for mental health professionals and first responders who work with victims of disaster related stress and trauma. It helps prepare them to relate with disaster victims and co-workers. Warning signs and symptoms are explored together with stages, strategies and interventions for recovery. 

This book will introduce you to disasters, the community response, the roles of first responders, Disaster Mental Health Services and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) responders and teams. It provides a brief overview of these and their roles in responding to the needs of both victims and disaster workers. The role of CISM is presented and discussed both for disasters and other critical incidents. This includes discussion about war, terrorism and follow-up responses by mental health professionals. The book is designed to help readers identify appropriate methods for activating Disaster Mental Health Crisis Intervention Teams for disaster mental health services for victims, co-workers, and self.

The content includes general theory and models of Disaster Mental Health, CISM, crisis intervention techniques commonly used in these situations, supportive research, and practice of approaches used in responding to the victims, workers and communities affected by disasters, critical incidents and terrorism threats and events.


Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts (2 Copies)
Liliane Desjardins, Nancy Oelklaus, Irene Watson
Life Scripts Press
ISBN: 9781932690972

Finally a treatment approach that embraces the whole family!

In one sense, alcoholics and drug addicts are the fortunate ones. They have to learn a new way to live or risk death, incarceration, and loss of everything they hold dear.

But what about the other members of their family? Because so many of them believe that the addict is the problem, they do nothing about their own habits of mind and heart-and continue to live in resentment, anger, and fear, feeding their own stress level and shortening their lives in a way that's very different from the addict-yet, on another level, remarkably similar.

Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families of Addicts contains information, explanation, and processes for change. Following the steps outlined in this book brings peace of mind, forgiveness, reconciliation, and the ability-truly-to live happily ever after.


My Fingerpaint Masterpiece   (1 Copy)
Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
ISBN: 9781628572889

Have you ever seen a "work of art" worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" and just a little bit of "The Emperor's New Clothes" is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official "judges" as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments? This is the sixth rhyming children's book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa's Birthday Gift. Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books, and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children.


Slimming Simplified: A Fresh Approach (2 Copies)
L.A. Justice
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530414963

This fresh approach to an age-old dilemma is packed with important information about food and the choices we make for cooking at home and eating out. This small volume is packed with inspiring stories from people who’ve gained and lost weight—as well as the lowdown skinny on reading labels, sugar, salt and content of foods, how food is broken down in the body and the best choices for eating out. The last chapter offers 99 tasty tidbits for winning the weight-loss battle.


Finding Sally (1 Copy)
L.A. Justice
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534750203

This sequel to Saving Dakota stands on its own as a fun-packed adventure about a middle-aged woman stranded in Thailand without money, visa, or passport who must find her way home. In doing so she finds her true self. Destined to become an anthem for women everywhere! You'll laugh out loud as Sally struggles to find herself.


The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba: A New Life Begins!  (3 Copies)
Roe De Pinto
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478763673

A very special welcome to a beautiful, baby girl...bright-eyed, little seal pup, that is! When adorable, little Zealy is born, Whubba couldn't be more excited! The latest in his line of powerful orcas, he's the protector around here―and now, he's also going to keep Zealy safe in her new marine environment, and doing so with tender, loving care!With its bright and cheery illustrations, The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba, "a New Life Begins", the first in a series, is appropriate for infants through age five. As Zealy grows up under Whubba's watchful gaze, the two adventurous babies teach readers that growing with love, caring and sharing are the most important parts of family life, as they melt your heart with their precious innocence.Roe De Pinto is a graduate of a three-year program in children's literature from the Institute of Children's Literature. Though she started working on the Zealy and Whubba series as a legacy for her children and grandchildren, sharing the characters' infectious smiles with children all around the world is her ultimate goal! Experience the fun and educate your children through their little escapades!


Zealy's Very First Swim (3 Copies)
Roe De Pinto
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478771143

Those two, heartwarming characters, Zealy and Whubba, develop their relationship through learning, loving and protecting one another. Although this little "killer" whale and fluffy little sealpup would normally be the most unlikely of friends, they become the most, adorable, fun-loving pair in the sea! Zealy learns to swim in this episode with her daddy's guidance and Whubba practices with her, while having tons of fun doing all kinds of tricks that Zealy never knew she could do! Just by practicing with Whubba, she learns so many moves, splishing and splashing, diving over and under Whubba and even riding on his back! Float along with Zealy and Whubba and enjoy the learning and the fun! The little "killer" and fluffy sealpup will kill you with their kindness and sweetness, melting your heart as they put a smile on your face and your little one's, too. Let the world of Zealy and Whubba light up your world with happiness! More adventures are coming- watch for their new escapades that follow soon!


Zealy and Whubba Go Fishing (3 Copies)
Roe De Pinto
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478771159

This third edition of the Zealy and Whubba first series spotlights on Zealy's ability to catch fish which is one of the most important facets of survival for any marine mammal. Eating fish is their lifesource. It is a skill that almost comes naturally to sea animals yet follows the process of a parent training their young, teaching them to grow and endure life's lessons. So, along with Whubba's help and her daddy's teaching, Zealy becomes a wonderful fisherman! Throughout this learning process, Zealy grows closer to Whubba, enjoying his sharing and caring and watchful eye, protecting Zealy as they play and have the greatest fun in the sun. Zealy loves every minute and looks forward to a new day with her sweetest friend, Whubba, when she can learn something else new in her brand new world of surprises! Enjoy these two precious characters and watch your little ones smile as they relate to the love and special caring that Zealy and Whubba portray in their everyday life- growing together, side by side. Follow their escapades through The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba, Series 1, with much more to come!


 
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