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Sometimes Bad Things Happen - Cover
Sometimes Bad Things Happen
Ellen Jackson, Millbrook Press 2002
Sometimes we see scary things happening on television, or a game is canceled, or grown-ups fight, or bullies pick on us. These leave us scared, angry or hurt. But there are many people in our community who try to make our world a better place, and there are many things we can do to help ourselves feel better. The wonderful photos in this book depict these issues and solutions.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Non-Fiction, Photo Book
Identity Groups: Multi-racial Groups
Special Topics: Activism, Disasters and Emergencies, Teacher Guided Topics
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice