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Every age and stage of a child’s growth has its own innate urge for discovery. If you have children of any age, our books will serve as guides in providing creative outlets for their growing curiosity about the world, so that you can confidently lead them through outdoor adventures, experiments with language and art, the joy of handmade crafts, and so much more.

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  1. Feeding a Family

    Feeding a Family

    A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work

    • by
    • Sarah Waldman
    Reclaim the family dinner! In Feeding a Family, nutritionist and mom Sarah Waldman lays out all the tools you need to break out of the mealtime rut and turn dinner into a nutritionally fulfilling and happy occasion—despite busy schedules, long work days, and picky eaters. Through forty complete meals, you’ll discover hearty dinners the whole family will love, including:A meal for using up the best summer garden produce: Make-ahead Zucchini,… Read More

    Hardcover
    $29.95
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  2. Mindful Games Activity Cards

    Mindful Games Activity Cards

    55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens

    • by
    • Susan Kaiser Greenland
    Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the “new A, B, Cs” for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games… Read More

    Mixed Media
    $16.95
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  3. Grow

    Grow

    A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables

    • by
    • Ben Raskin
    Have you ever wondered how plants work? Or why we eat the fruit of one plant, but the leaves of another? What’s the big deal about growing things—and how do we decide what we need to grow in the space we have? Discover the whole life cycle of food, from sowing and saving to planning and planting, and—most exciting of all—harvesting the food you’ve grown. In Grow, you’ll get all… Read More

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    $16.95
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  4. The Want Monsters
  5. Mindful Games

    Mindful Games

    Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

    • by
    • Susan Kaiser Greenland
    Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are sixty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine.These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and… Read More

    Paperback
    $16.95
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  6. Coloring the Sacred Feminine

    Coloring the Sacred Feminine

    A Mini Mandala Coloring Book

    • by
    • Susanne F. Fincher
    Coloring the circular designs known as mandalas is a relaxing and meditative activity that can be a pathway to personal growth. This book is a celebration of the sacred feminine in all its forms, from gentle and motherly to fierce and challenging. Using the archetypal imagery of the circle—appearing here in the form of organic shapes of nature, the curves of the female body, the womb and childbirth rituals, the… Read More

    Paperback
    $9.95
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  7. Little Bites

    Little Bites

    100 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Snacks

    • by
    • Christine Chitnis,
    • Sarah Waldman
    When you’re on the go with little ones, snacks are essential. Whether it’s an energetic pick-me-up after school or a nutritional boost at the playground, the 100 wholesome snacks in this book will help everyone get through the day. From Roasted Sesame Peas to Fresh Summer Rolls, Baked Apple Chips, and Mini Sweet Potato Pies, you’ll find fruit- and vegetable-forward snacks here perfect for every season that are tasty, healthy,… Read More

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    $24.95
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  8. Compost City

    Compost City

    Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living

    • by
    • Rebecca Louie
    These days, everyone’s talking about compost. Along with backyard chickeners, balcony beekeepers, rooftop farmers, and community gardeners, urban composters are part of a bumper crop of pioneers who are redefining the green space of crowded towns and cities. You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Compost City teaches you how to easily choose and care for a compost system that fits perfectly into your (tiny)… Read More

    Paperback
    $16.00
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  9. The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids

    The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids

    500 Activities to Encourage Creativity in Kids Ages 2 to 12?Play, Pretend, Draw, Dance, Sing, Write, Build, Tinker

    • by
    • Bobbi Conner
    The perfect starting point for creative play!Creativity is an essential ingredient for a happy childhood, and this is the ultimate collection of ideas for arts and crafts, building and tinkering, writing and rhyming, singing and dancing, and more! With 500 unplugged, hands-on activities for children ages two to twelve, this book goes beyond the simple arts and crafts found in most kids’ creativity books and offers fun ideas for a… Read More

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    $21.95
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  10. The Garden Classroom
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