Children's books from Bored Feet Press
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In this book Etan explores the themes of cooperative, and supportive behavior between individuals, as well as what sometimes goes wrong in our relationships with one another.
As a child, the author’s father taught him a couple of 1920s street rhymes based on American geography. Years later, after fifteen years as a Waldorf School teacher, Schrager decided to write a book with a Riddle Rhyme for each of the 50 states.
Defining the ideal family, and acknowledging the real problems that sometimes occur in families, the book delves into various perspectives on social trends as they are reflected in the home.
Lovers of gardening will enjoy reading this book together with their children. how does “meany Mrs. Feeny” solve her destroyed lawn and kid issues?
Nine diverse child characters each wrestle with the ideas racing around their minds at bedtime. The color of each child's story heightens the different vignettes that each child is imagining, making each unique and beautiful.
This thought-provoking book will help children cultivate the thinking required for peaceful actions.
Zack has nothing to do and hates where he lives on Zebra Street outside of town. He decides that tending his very own garden may be the answer.
In this humorous book for young children, what parents say to their kids is contrasted with what kids might hear (or do) instead. A wee bit of mischief and a lot of fun! Colorful and diverse parents and very amusing kids! Delightful and fun art by Jack Wiens.
Helps children develop ethical thinking skills. This interactive title promotes the consideration of decisions and choices in various situations requiring integrity and wholesome social reasoning abilities.
This sensitive book introduces children to the various concepts of death, grief and loss. Using a gentle and comforting tone with an honest approach, the book addresses children’s natural curiosity about one of life’s gratest mysteries.
This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.
Color & learn about the gorgeous dragonflies & damselflies of North America. Coloring pages for 37 common species of Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Here Etan explores how we can try to discern between facts and appearances in our world. Children are asked to carefully consider their actions and thoughts based on various types of inquiry and evaluation.
This imaginative approach to the alphabet and formal language learning for primary school –– and younger –– age kids encourages learning through the exploration of sound and form.
Examines the history of money, as well as the realistic applications and moral questions associated with its use, helping children to learn about and understand the true value of one of civilization’s most intriguing inventions.
This book helps to open discussion on dreams and to unravel some of the subconscious concerns which children confront in their dreams. Boritzer's clear and straightforward explanations, plus the playful and delightful color illustrations make this book helpful and accessible.
A Little Zen for Little Ones puts classic and new Zen stories in an accessible context for today's kids. These revered tales provide a little perspective on what's truly important, on how personal balance and peace can manifest in everyday life.
Addresses the subject of sensitivity and awareness in children’s humor. Teasing and laughing at others lead to bullying and aggression. The book addresses an important concern in an amusing manner with serious subtext.
Encouraging kids to consider what makes a person truly beautiful—qualities such as tolerance, generosity, bravery, and peacefulness—What Is Beautiful? is a useful tool in giving children a sense of identity and worth.
Based on a true story and extensive research by the author, this book paints a colorful, evocative and accurate picture of daily life in San Francisco five years after the discovery of gold.
Dorothy Kupcha Leland, Illustrations by Diane Wilde
In 1858, twelve-year-old Sallie Fox and her family leave Iowa in a wagon train, dreaming of California. This true story offers a child’s-eye view of life on the Santa Fe Trail and Arizona’s Beale Wagon Road.
Robert H. Armstrong, John Hudson, & Marge Hermans
Children will learn fascinating facts about dragonflies and why we should appreciate them and not fear them. Text by three naturalists talks about the dragonflies' life cycle, what they eat, and what eats them. Full of useful information presented clearly for kids.
Robert H. Armstrong & Marge Hermans
This educational and entertaining book tells all about marmots. Full of useful information clearly presented for kids with fascinating and adorable photos of these shy mountain creatures.
Rachel Laurgaard, Illustrations by Elizabeth Sykes Michaels
Skillfully pieced together from letters, journals, and memoirs of Donner Party survivors, the story of Patty Reed and her little wooden doll gives a good picture of the true life experiences of real pioneer children.
by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Robbie Marantz
This book is a way for children to discover how we all share many of the same needs and concerns in life, especially the need for love. It communicates a message of multiculturalism and diversity as the means by which goals of understanding and tolerance may be reached.
A sincere yet playful message for appreciating one of life’s tenderest emotions through which children can ponder the total human experience of honest caring and brotherhood.
". . . how people’s need for each other can be met through faith and trust in each other."
Peter Jan Honigsberg