Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Body and health

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It Takes Guts

An illustrated book about the digestive system and microbiome for young readers, from famous (and funny) scientist Dr. Jennifer Gardy. | Everybody eats, and everybody poops. Pretty ordinary stuff, right? ...

The Mermaid Handbook

The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the ...

Caillou: Everything Will Be Fine

Caillou is at day care, playing dinosaurs with his friends, when their caregiver tells them something very important: a new sickness is going around. Caillou learns that the best way to protect himself ...

Meatless?

From Meatless Mondays to vegan options, people are talking more about meat and whether or not to eat it. Journalist Sarah Elton tackles the topic by explaining what vegetarianism is, why people choose ...

Where Do Babies Come From?

An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible.

Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series ...

Anna Carries Water

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can’t carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Commonwealth Prize-winning ...

Boys, Girls & Body Science

With humour and sensitivity, Boys, Girls & Body Science provides no-nonsense answers for children—and parents—with questions about sex. Specifically designed for young readers, Boys, Girls & Body ...