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Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town
A Story about Self-Confidence

Written by: Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by: Sue Cornelison
Published by: Magination Press


Welcome to Circus Town, where it’s okay to bumble, stumble, and fumble. But no put downs! Give yourself a break! Everyone makes mistakes! Join Ringmaster Rick, Larry the Lion Tamer, Polka Dot Patti, and world-famous trapeze artists Juan and Juanita as they practice more, ask for help, think helpful thoughts, and bounce back from mistakes and mishaps to feel more confident!




Sally Sore Loser
A Story About Winning and Losing

Written by: Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by: Cary Pillo
Published by: Magination Press


Sally loves to be first at everything! She is first in line at school. She is first out the door at recess. She is first at dinner finishing her mac ‘n’ cheese! Unfortunately, Sally dislikes losing and this can lead to hot tempers and hurt feelings. She even gets the nickname “Sally Sore Loser” from her classmates at school. With the help of her teacher and her mom, Sally learns the rules for being a good winner and a good loser, and that the most important thing is having fun.



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Toilet Paper Flowers
A Story for Children About Crohn’s Disease

Written by: Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by: Martha Gradisher
Published by: Health Press, NA


Julia, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, explains living with this chronic and sometimes debilitating illness to her new friend. Because she uses the bathroom so often, Julia creates flowers using toilet paper. By sharing her flower creations, Julia gains support and understanding from her friend. Toilet Paper Flowers has an introduction to parents, web resources, explanations of the disease and treatments, glossary, and instructions for making the flowers. This book offers hope and validates feelings of children struggling with Crohn’s disease, as well as educating siblings and friends unfamiliar with this chronic illness. This book was written for children ages 6–12 years.




Hold the Cheese Please!
A Story for Children About Lactose Intolerance

Written by: Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by: Martha Gradisher
Published by: Health Press, NA


Danny is tired of feeling different because he is lactose intolerant. After being teased by a classmate at lunch, Danny reacts by eating ice cream and milk during a class party even though he knows he will have tummy troubles. With the help of the school nurse, Danny and the nurse teach others about lactose intolerance. Hold the Cheese Please! explains lactose intolerance to children between the ages of six through twelve years. The book contains an introduction to parents, a glossary, a list of non-dairy calcium rich foods and resources for more information. As Danny says, “…when you learn to accept things in your life they seem less scary….” This book offers a great message for children dealing with bullying and being different due to lactose intolerance.

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Bug Bites and Campfires
A Story for Kids About Homesickness

Written by: Frank J. Sileo, PhD
Illustrated by: Eric Scott Fisher
Published by: Health Press, NA


Andy is going off to summer camp for the first time. Shortly after arriving at camp, he begins to struggle with homesickness. With the advice of his camp counselor, Andy learns the coping skills to help him overcome feelings of homesickness. As Counselor Mike tells Andy, "homesickness is a normal thing to happen to kids" and "homesickness doesn't last long." Bug Bites and Campfires explains homesickness to kids in a vibrantly illustrated story that also includes a foreword for parents and camp web resources. This book offers comfort and will assist the child reader in gaining a sense of confidence, security, and mastery over separating from their parents or when they are away from home.




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