Health Literacy Month for Kids

Explore these nonfiction titles on physical and mental health topics with the 3rd-6th grade readers in your life during October, which is Health Literacy Month in the U.S.!

You are enough

Jen Petro-Roy

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This self-help guide for young readers delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image; tools and information for recovery; and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating, written in a easy-to-understand, conversational way.

Outsmarting worry : an older kid's guide to managing anxiety

Dawn Huebner

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Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviours that keep the anxiety cycle going. Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore. Outsmarting Worry teaches 9-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face - and overcome - worries and fears. Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.

The book of no worries : a survival guide for growing up

Lizzie Cox

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There's a multitude of worries and anxieties that a young person may face while growing up-- from peer pressure to puberty and all the worries in between. Cox reassures tweens that their worries and fears are normal. She offers practical tips for managing anxiety and stress, such as practicing mindfulness and meditation. From problems at school to relationship woes, body image issues to troubles at home, Cox provides sensitive treatment of difficult issues. -- adapted from back cover

Consent (for kids!) : boundaries, respect, and being in charge of you

Rachel Brian

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This is a guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to practice consent in their daily lives. Whether you're looking for a consent primer to share with a friend or searching for a way to talk to your child about what it means to be in control of their own body and respect others', look no further! .

Sex is a funny word

Cory Silverberg

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"A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or "the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century."--

The help yourself cookbook for kids : 60+ easy plant-based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the Earth

Ruby Roth

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"Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistible cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (did you know your brain actually shrinks when you're dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition -- for now and for life!"--

One world kids cookbook : easy, healthy, and affordable family meals

Sean Mendez

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This healthy eating cookbook is aimed at encouraging young people to think about what they eat through emphasizing the importance of a balanced diet. It contains kitchen tips and suggests vegetarian substitutes to the meat recipes. One World Kids Cookbook aims to instill a passion for good, wholesome, healthy food as well as a passion for life. Includes fabulous dishes from around the world, from jollof rice to fajitas.

Training course

Virginia Loh-Hagan

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Guides students as they conceive and set up their own training course for their friends and community.

Ranger Rick kids' guide to hiking : all you need to know about having fun while hiking

Helen Olsson

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A guide to hiking discusses where to do it, what time of day and year to go, what to wear, what gear to bring, proper trail etiquette, how to stay safe, and how to have fun.

Discovery kit. Pickleball.


Pickleball set. Everything needed to go out on a court and get started playing pickleball.

It's catching : the infectious world of germs and microbes

Jennifer Gardy

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Presents general information about different types of germs, as well as the diseases they cause, and how people work to prevent them from spreading.

Human body theater : a nonfiction revue

Maris Wicks

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"Welcome to the Human Body Theater, where your master of ceremonies is going to lead you through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body! Starting out as a skeleton, the MC puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each "act." By turns goofy and intensely informative, the Human Body Theater is always accessible and always entertaining." --

The 1918 flu pandemic : core events of a worldwide outbreak

John Micklos

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"Explains the 1918 Flu Pandemic, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Eat this! : how fast-food marketing gets you to buy junk (and how to fight back)

Andrea Curtis

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"Eat This examines how the fast-food industry uses advertising and marketing to influence children and young adults, while providing means and measures to combat the ubiquitous problem."--

Love your body

Jessica Sanders

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"Freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and to help girls see that they are so much more than their bodies"--Back cover.

Ouch! : the weird & wild ways your body deals with agonizing aches, ferocious fevers, lousy lumps, crummy colds, bothersome bites, breaks, bruises & burns & makes them feel better

Joe Rhatigan

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An introduction to how the human body works, "Ouch!" comforts hurting kids by explaining the ways they get injured and sick, how their bodies work, and what parents and doctors can do to fix it. It covers all the familiar childhood ailments: upset stomachs, sore throats, earaches, allergies, and infections.

The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities

Ben Hewitt

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"Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to use a knife and hatchet, how build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent from REI. The Young Adventurer's Guide will teach kids everything from how to walk like a fox and see like an owl to use the stars as their own personal GPS and even how to build the world's coolest fort out of foraged sticks. This handbook for curious kids will empower them to explore the natural world and even the comfort of their own backyard through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include: Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary"--