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Harker, Lesley

Overview
Works: 152 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 19,021 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Pictorial works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PR5549.T2, 821.7
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Publications about Lesley Harker
Publications by Lesley Harker
Most widely held works by Lesley Harker
Don't call me special : a first look at disability by Pat Thomas( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
This picture book explores questions and concerns about disability in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out what a disability is, and learn how people deal with their disabilities to live happy and full lives. Written by a psychotherapist and counselor, this book helps to foster acceptance and tolerance of people who are in some way "different."
I miss you : a first look at death by Pat Thomas( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. Written by a psychotherapist and counselor this book helps children to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings
Stop picking on me : a first look at bullying by Pat Thomas( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 853 libraries worldwide
This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying in reassuringly simple term. The fears, worries, and questions surrounding this upsetting experience are made accessible to young children
My family's changing : a first look at family break up by Pat Thomas( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 844 libraries worldwide
This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up
I can be safe : a first look at safety by Pat Thomas( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Explains how to become aware of things children need to know and do in order to feel safe
The goblin baby by Berlie Doherty( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
After nine-year-old Tam's baby sister is stolen away by faeries and replaced by a goblin baby, he must journey to the land of the faeries to retrieve her and bring her back home
My amazing body : a first look at health and fitness by Pat Thomas( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
A lively picture book explores the importance of a good diet and exercise, and encourages kids to make positive decisions about caring for themselves
Twinkle, twinkle, little star by Jane Taylor( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Two determined children follow the star to a stable
The skin I'm in : a first look at racism by Pat Thomas( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Simple text and illustrations create opportunities for children to talk about their experiences of racism and the varieties of ways to cope with the problem
I'm telling the truth : a first look at honesty by Pat Thomas( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Children are shown that although being honest can be hard sometimes, it is worth it. Everyone likes people who speak the truth and keep their word
My manners matter : a first look at being polite by Pat Thomas( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Boys and girls learn that good manners are a simple way of showing kindness and respect to people they know--and to people they don't know. They are shown that being polite makes working and playing together more enjoyable for everyone
Do I have to go to school? : a first look at starting school by Pat Thomas( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Books in the popular and growing" A First Look At" series speak directly to preschool and early-grades kids, encouraging them to explore their feelings and talk to trusted elders about things that bother them. These titles also give them a start in developing basic social skills, as well as explain things that might otherwise make kids anxious. The books are filled with child-friendly color illustrations and easy-to-understand text. Children are shown that school is an important place where they learn about the world outside their family, and where they begin to discover the joy of encountering new things, meeting new people, and having new experiences
My new family : a first look at adoption by Pat Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Explains adoption, the feelings of insecurity that such a situation may cause, and the nature of biological parents, adoptive parents, and foster parents
Is it right to fight? : a first look at anger by Pat Thomas( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Explains anger as a normal part of life and discusses how to deal with it
Why is it so hard to breathe? : a first look at asthma by Pat Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
A picture book for children that explains what asthma is and how to live with it
Why am I so tired? : a first look at childhood diabetes by Pat Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
This picture book helps children understand that with a little care, anyone with diabetes can live a normal life
Annie's ark by Lesley Harker( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Noah's granddaughter wants to stay in a nice, dry corner of the ark dreaming about sunshine, but there are always llamas to be fed, or antelope to be groomed, or chickens to be chased out of the larder
Why do I feel scared? : a first look at being brave by Pat Thomas( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Introduces young readers to the importance of being brave in different ways, even when it is uncomfortable or scary, and advises them that being scared of some things is normal, but they can still show courage when they are afraid
I can do it! : a first look at not giving up by Pat Thomas( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Introduces young readers to the importance of learning to do new things, even when they are very difficult, and advises them to not be afraid of failure or making mistakes
My brother, my sister, and me : a first look at sibling rivalry by Pat Thomas( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
This delightful picture book explores the dynamics of sibling realtionships in simple, reassuring terms. The difficulties, worries, and questions that may arise from life with brothers and sisters are made accessible to young children
 
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