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The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition

By Jeanne Besser

Paperback: $22.95 (Ca $27.95)

This latest edition of the popular Healthy Eating Cookbook will inspire any and all cooks who want to add healthy and flavorful choices to their daily menus. With emphasis on fresh ingredients from a range of cuisines, the new book offers more than 120 all-new recipes that are nutritious and simple to make—from salads to soups to main courses and breakfast dishes. Written by best-selling cookbook author Jeanne Besser, with input on nutrition and exercise from leading experts at the American Cancer Society, this book has something for everyone who wants to create a well-rounded approach to healthy living.

232 pages
Paperback and ebook formats
Pub Date: November 2016
ISBN:978160443237


BREAST CANCER CLEAR AND SIMPLE, SECOND EDITION

All Your Questions Answered

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $14.95 (Ca $17.95)

A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed from the experts at the American Cancer Society. With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they'll need to make,from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do,and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more.A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included.

176 pages
Paperback and ebook formats
Pub Date: August 2016
ISBN: 9781604432367


My Cancer Days

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Cloth: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)

A new picture book offers hope and support for children with cancer. In My Cancer Days, vibrant watercolors blend with a touching story to show the emotional ups and downs of a little girl going through cancer treatment. In this beautifully illustrated book, the girl comes to realize that her feelings are normal and that expressing her emotions is an important part of coping with a difficult situation. This realistic but hopeful look at a child’s experience with cancer can help children express themselves, and it can help the adults in their lives offer the support they need.


24 pages
Cloth format
Pub Date: November 2015
ISBN: 9781604430912


How to Help Your Friend with Cancer

Written by Colleen Dolan Fullbright

Paperback: $12.95 (Ca $15.99)

Have you wondered how to support someone with cancer? Even if you are a close friend, you may not know what to say or do. You may be afraid you will say or do the wrong thing. Written by a cancer survivor whose friends made her journey easier, How to Help Your Friend with Cancer will provide the guidance you need to be the best friend you can be, every step along the way. This book contains more than 100 suggestions, along with practical tips and relatable advice that anyone can use to help a friend get through the cancer experience.

112 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: February 2015
ISBN: 9781604432244

National Health Information Award, Merit Winner
USA Best Book Award Winner

 


What To Eat During Cancer Treatment

100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope

Written by Jeanne Besser, Kristina Ratley, Sheri Knecht, and Michele Szafranski

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

The ultimate comfort-food cookbook for people undergoing treatment—and the whole family!
If you or someone you care about is going through cancer treatment or experiencing other health problems that make eating difficult, this award-winning cookbook will make life a whole lot easier. Inside, you will find 100 fast, flavorful recipes, all organized by side effects, including recipes to deal with nausea, diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, taste alterations, and unintentional weight loss.

158 pages

Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: July 2009
ISBN: 9781604430059

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Silver Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
Association TRENDS All Media Contest, Silver Medal


What Helped Get Me Through

Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope

Edited by Julie Silver

Paperback: $17.95 (Ca $19.95)

''Like someone's diary . . . the survivors' comments are compelling and deeply personal . . . highly recommended.'' [MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION] You have cancer. From the moment you hear these words, your life changes. This insightful, award-winning book can help you each step of the way and fortify you with the strength, courage, and knowledge necessary to deal with the tough challenges ahead. Hundreds of survivors from all walks of lifeincluding personalities like Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamiltonshare their heartfelt reflections and practical solutions for getting through the cancer journey.

378 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2008
ISBN: 9781604430042

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Gold Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors, Second Edition

Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer

Edited by Barbara L. Grant, Abby S. Bloch, Kathryn K. Hamilton, and Cynthia A. Thomson

Paperback: $24.95 (Ca $27.95)

Everything you need to know to eat healthy during and after cancer treatment! Eating well is important for everyone, but it is essential for people with cancer. Good nutrition can boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infection as people undergo treatment. It also can help a person's body heal after the stress of therapy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet and being physically active can provide a solid foundation for a long, healthy life. This comprehensive guide covers everything a person with cancer should know about eating well.

284 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9780944235782

American Medical Writers Association Award, Winner
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving, Second Edition

The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home

Edited by Julia A. Bucher, Peter S. Houts, and Terri Ades

Paperback: $24.95 (Ca $27.95)

Everything you need to know about caregiving at home! Life changes in an instant when a person receives a cancer diagnosis. But life also changes for the caregiver. Whether a spouse, partner, adult child, friend, or other family member, the caregiver plays a crucial role. This practical, easy-to-use guide is an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the challenges of cancer treatment and caregiving. The book includes information on a wide range of issues a family caregiver might encounter.

304 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2011
ISBN: 9780944235003

Living Now Book Award, Gold Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner
Apex Awards Grand Award, Winner
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
IPPY—Independent Publishers Group Award, Bronze Medal
USA Best Books Award, Winner


Cancer in Our Family, Second Edition

Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness

Written by Sue P. Heiney and Joan F. Hermann

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

This indispensable guide is filled with valuable information to help families through each step of the cancer journey: talking to children; helping children cope when a parent falls ill; answering difficult questions about cancer; explaining cancer treatment and its potential side effects; managing role changes and disruptions in routines; and doing exercises to help communication and coping. Special "hands-on-tools" help those affected by cancerand their loved onesface many of the dilemmas that come with the disease. A special illustrated workbook designed just for kids helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.   
 
218 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2013
ISBN: 9780944235959

Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist
Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist


Breast Cancer Journey, Third Edition

The Essential Guide to Treatment and Recovery

Edited by Ruth O'Regan, Sheryl G. A. Gabram-Mendola, Terri Ades, Rick Alteri, Joan L. Kramer, and Kimberly A. Stump-Sutliff

Paperback: $24.95 (Ca $27.95)

"You have breast cancer." When you hear those words, your life changes forever. Fortunately, there's a book that can guide you each step of the way: providing the latest information on treatment options for breast cancer, as well as breast reconstruction techniques; offering guidance for coping with side effects; giving advice for caregivers; and explaining how to help children cope with a loved one's illness.   Whether you are newly diagnosed or already in treatment, this book offers an essential guide for coping with the physical and emotional demands of treatment and recovery. This book includes a resource section, a glossary of medical terms, and questions to ask the doctor.   
                        
500 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: November 2013
ISBN: 9781604430301       

USA Best Book Award, Winner
Associated Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Silver
IPPY Independent Publisher Book Award, Bronze
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver   


Picture Your Life After Cancer

By The New York Times

Edited by Karen Barrow

Foreword by Tara Parker-Pope

Hardcover: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

What is life like after cancer? The New York Times asked readers who had survived cancer to send in a photo and answer the question, “How is your life different after cancer?” In this powerful book created by The New York Times and published by the American Cancer Society, more than 200 people share their images and their answers to that question. What they share is their “new normal”—the reality of life after facing cancer. By turns inspiring, celebratory, surprising, and joyful, this book explores the honest truth of life after cancer—in the voices of those who are living it.

160 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430639

Benjamin Franklin Award, Gold
National Health Information Award, Gold
Living Now Books Award, Gold Medal
Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Bronze
USA Best Book Award, Finalist


American Cancer Society's Guide to Pain Control, Revised Edition

Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $18.95 (Ca $20.95)

Learn the ten myths of cancer pain! Did you know that nine out of ten people can find relief from cancer-related pain? Learn about a variety of methods for pain control, and discover how to achieve the optimal balance between pain relief and potential side effects of pain medication.

256 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: May 2004
ISBN: 9780944235522


Maya's Secrets

100 Delightful Latin Dishes for a Healthier You

Written by Maya León-Meis, Malena Perdomo, and Martín Limas-Villers

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

Healthy Latin recipes for the whole family! Discover the tantalizing tastes of Latin America in Maya’s Secrets, a new cookbook featuring more than 100 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes. With an emphasis on fresh and healthy ingredients, these delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes bring together the flavors of Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, and Brazil, to name a few. From Panamanian Ceviche to Flounder Stuffed with Crabmeat and Peruvian Chicken Stew, this book will introduce you to dishes that are sure to become family favorites. Also available in Spanish!

160 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: December 2012
ISBN: 9781604430288

Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Winner
Living Now Books Award, Bronze Medal
Next Generation Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Apex Grand Award
USA Best Book Award, Winner


Los Secretos de Maya

100 deliciosas recetas latinas para una buena salud

Written by Maya León-Meis, Malena Perdomo, and Martín Limas-Villers

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)

Healthy Latin recipes for the whole family! Discover the tantalizing tastes of Latin America in the SPANISH edition of Maya’s Secrets, a new cookbook featuring more than 100 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes. With an emphasis on fresh and healthy ingredients, these delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes bring together the flavors of Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, and Brazil, to name a few. From Panamanian Ceviche to Flounder Stuffed with Crabmeat and Peruvian Chicken Stew, this book will introduce you to dishes that are sure to become family favorites. Also available in English!

208 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2014
ISBN: 9781604430356


The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook

140 Great-Tasting, Good-for-You Recipes

Written by Jeanne Besser and Colleen Doyle

Hardcover: $29.95 (Ca $32.95)

Eating right never tasted so good! This award-winning cookbook offers 140 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes, as well as helpful resources for getting your food choices on a healthy eating track. Recipes range from satisfying weeknight standbys to guest-worthy entrees. Nutritional information is provided for each recipe to help you make healthy, balanced choices throughout the day.

208 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2007
ISBN: 9780944235935

National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Association Media and Publishing / EXCEL Award, Bronze Medal
USA Best Books Award, Winner


Celebrate!

Healthy Entertaining for Any Occasion

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $19.95 (Ca $21.95)   

Party hearty—and healthy! Celebrate in style without taking a break from healthy eating and delicious food. This book pairs 20 festive, fun-themed menus with 150 easy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste. Each menu includes appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and even beverages. And the creative activities and decorating ideas will make entertaining a breeze.

272 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2001
ISBN: 9780944235188


Kids' First Cookbook

Delicious-Nutritious Treats to Make Yourself!

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Hardcover: $13.95 (Ca $15.95)

Family fun in a beautifully illustrated cookbook! Activities, colorful recipes, and more. Inside this book are recipes, cooking tips, and activities to help turn meal preparation into exciting family fun! Kids' First Cookbook is chock-full of exciting and colorful recipes, from the simplest snacks to masterful meals. The book will help children make healthy and wholesome food choices that will benefit them for a lifetime. Guaranteed to start them on the road to healthy eating—the fun way!

96 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 1999
ISBN: 9780944235195


QuickFACTS™ Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer, Third Edition 2015

What You Need to KnowNow!

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

eBook: $4.99 (Ca $5.99)

A detailed guide providing sound, evidence-based, up-to-date information on nonsmall cell lung cancer. The new edition, which reflects the latest screening and treatment guidelines, is designed to empower patients and their caregivers with the tools they need to combat nonsmall cell lung cancerright from the start. Each guide in this series is both comprehensive and concise, with headers to guide the reader to specific topics.

This information and a free downloadable PDF are also available on the American Cancer Society's website, cancer.org, under the tab "Learn About Cancer."

79 pages
eBook
Pub Date: January 2015
ISBN: 9781604432312


QuickFACTS™ Small Cell Lung Cancer, Third Edition 2015

What You Need to KnowNow!

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

eBook: $4.99 (Ca $5.99)

A detailed guide providing sound, evidence-based, up-to-date information on small cell lung cancer. The new edition, which reflects the latest screening and treatment guidelines, is designed to empower patients and their caregivers with the tools they need to combat small cell lung cancerright from the start. Each guide in this series is both comprehensive and concise, with headers to guide the reader to specific topics.

This information and a free downloadable PDF are also available on the American Cancer Society's website, cancer.org, under the tab "Learn About Cancer."

70 pages
eBook
Pub Date: January 2015
ISBN: 9781604432343


QuickFACTS™ Melanoma

What You Need to KnowNow!

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

eBook: $4.99 (Ca $5.99)

A detailed guide to sound, evidenced-based, up-to-date information on melanoma. This book reflects the latest screening and treatment guidelines and is designed to empower patients and their caregivers with the tools they need to combat melanoma—right from the start. Each book in this series is both comprehensive and concise, with highlighted cover tabs for quick reference to specific topics. BONUS SECTION includes color photographs of melanoma skin cancers.

176 pages
eBook
Pub Date: February 2012
ISBN: 9781604431001


QuickFACTS™ Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

What You Need to KnowNow!

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

eBook: $4.99 (Ca $5.99)

A detailed guide to sound, evidenced-based, up-to-date information on basal and squamous cell skin cancer. This book reflects the latest screening and treatment guidelines and is designed to empower patients and their caregivers with the tools they need to combat basal and squamous cell skin cancer—right from the start. Each book in this series is both comprehensive and concise, with highlighted cover tabs for quick reference to specific topics. BONUS SECTION includes color photographs of basal and squamous cell skin cancers.

104 pages
eBook
Pub Date: April 2012
ISBN: 9781604431032


Kicking Butts, Second Edition

Quit Smoking and Take Charge of Your Health

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $8.95 (Ca $9.95)

A completely revised edition of a "quit smoking" classic! The new, award-winning edition includes the latest information on smoking-cessation products and offers a simple, proven approach to quitting smoking. Its easy-to-follow format will motivate you to quit, offering practical advice and tips to assure long-term success. No matter how long you've smoked, Kicking Butts can help.

120 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: August 2010
ISBN: 9781604430066

National Indie Excellence Awards, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal


Chemo and Me

My Hair Loss Experience

Written and illustrated by Tani Miller

Hardcover: $11.95 (Ca $12.95)

A fresh, upbeat look at the hair loss experience!  This upbeat, colorfully illustrated book represents one woman's experience with hair loss during the ups and downs of chemotherapy. The book addresses the apprehension and fear that comes along with losing one's hair, providing an honest and ultimately optimistic look at hair loss.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: March 2009
ISBN: 9781604430097

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
National Best Books Award, Finalist


Couples Confronting Cancer

Keeping Your Relationship Strong

Written by Joy L. Fincannon and Katherine V. Bruss

Paperback: $18.95 (Ca $20.95)

Maintain a strong and healthy relationship during  cancer and beyond! Maintaining a healthy, long-term marriage or relationship in today's society is challenging enough. When cancer enters the picture, it can become a source of further stress. It can cause people to reevaluate their lives and relationships. In this book, you'll find information about how others experience cancer, the problems it often causes, and how to resolve—and even prevent—those problems.

288 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: November 2002
ISBN: 9780944235256


Cancer Caregiving A-to-Z

An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Paperback: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

The perfect quick reference for caregiving at home! A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event for the entire family, often thrusting key family members into caregiving roles that may be overwhelming. Designed to alleviate the stress of the caregiver, this easy-to-read, award-winning book details the many situations that can arise, while providing solid advice on how to deal with symptoms and warning signs.

157 pages
Paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: May 2008
ISBN: 9780944235928

Benjamin Franklin Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Winner


The Cancer Atlas, Second Edition

By Ahmedin Jemal, Paolo Vineis, Freddie Bray, Lindsey Torre, and David Forman

Forewords by John R. Seffrin, Cary Adams, and Christopher Wild

Paperback: $29.95 (Ca $32.95)

The essential reference in the global battle against cancer! In The Cancer Atlas, Second Edition, cancer control experts from around the world to present useful and understandable information to aid in the fight against cancer. This all-new edition represents a comprehensive global overview of information about the burden of cancer, associated risk factors, methods of prevention, and measures of control. It provides basic information on the global burden of cancer in a user-friendly and accessible form for cancer control advocates, government and public health agencies, and policymakers as well as patients, survivors, and the general public. This book is an invaluable tool to promote cancer prevention and control worldwide.

136 pages
Paperback
Pub Date: April 2015
ISBN: 9781604432282


And Still They Bloom

A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing

Written by Amy Rovere

Illustrated by Joel Spector

SALE PRICE: $8.97

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

Losing a loved one is hard. The grief can be overwhelming for every family member—especially for children, who may have a hard time understanding and expressing their feelings. And Still They Bloom follows Emily and Ben as they both struggle to come to terms with their loss and make sense of their changed world. The children embark on a journey of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive—that her love will stay with them always. Using nature as a backdrop for the cycles of life, this moving story emphasizes hope and healing and will connect with all readers who have lost a loved one. For ages 9 to12.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2012
ISBN: 9781604430363

National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner
Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Winner
Association Trends All Media Contest, Finalist


Our Mom Has Cancer

Written and illustrated by Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann

SALE PRICE: $6.48

List price: $12.95 (Hardcover)

“This book is excellent, and I would recommend it to any parent who has been diagnosed.” [Mom from Cedar Rapids, Iowa] When Abigail and Adrienne’s mom told them she had cancer, they were afraid. The two sisters couldn’t find any books for kids that explained what might happen to their mother and what they might expect, so they decided to write one themselves. The result? A humorous, honest, hopeful account of the year their mother underwent treatment, delightfully illustrated by the two girls.

32 pages
Hardcover, paperback, eBook formats
Pub Date: December 2000
ISBN: 9780944235164


Our Dad Is Getting Better

Written and illustrated by Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

As seen on The Today Show! Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver (ages 14, 10, and 6, respectively) wrote and illustrated Our Dad Is Getting Better (and companion book, Our Mom Is Getting Better) as a family project to celebrate their mother's success in battling cancer. This award-winning book begins just as the dad is finishing treatment and ends a year later, as the parents and children participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life ® to help raise money for cancer research.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2007
ISBN: 9780944235867

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal Winner


Our Mom Is Getting Better

Written and illustrated by Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

As seen on The Today Show! Alex, Emily, and Anna Rose Silver (ages 14, 10, and 6, respectively) wrote and illustrated Our Mom Is Getting Better (and companion book, Our Dad Is Getting Better) as a family project to celebrate their mother's success in battling cancer. This award-winning book begins just as the mom is finishing treatment and ends a year later, as the parents and children participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life ® to help raise money for cancer research.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2007
ISBN: 978094423585
0

National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


No Thanks, but I'd Love to Dance

Choosing to Live Smoke Free

Written by Jackie Reimer

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

At last! A book that encourages children to live smoke free! This book encourages young children to make a healthy choice and not smoke. Whimsically illustrated, the book chronicles the life of Belle, a six-year-old who was "best friends forever" with her Grandma Bee, who after years of smoking could no longer do the one thing they both liked bestto dance. Grandma Bee tells Belle how, when she was a young girl, a boy had offered her a cigarette at a school dance. She had said yes and become addicted. She teaches Belle the importance of not smoking.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430271


Nana, What's Cancer?

Written by Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh.

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

''A wonderful book . . . They take a potentially scary subject and, with warmth and humor, make it accessible, understandable, and a whole lot less frightening.''  [Charles Forscher, MD] This inspiring, award-winning book offers a loving conversation between a grandmother and a granddaughter, tackling the tough questions about cancer in a kid-friendly but honest way. Parents, grandparents,  teachers, and social workers will find this book a frank but gentle tool for teaching inquiring minds and comforting tender hearts.

64 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2009
ISBN: 9781604430103

Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Gold Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist


Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo

Written by Eileen Sutherland

Illustrated by Maggie Sutherland

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

This book explains breast cancer to a very young child. Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo is an informative and reassuring story that helps families talk with young children about breast cancer. Lovingly written by a mother of two and beautifully and touchingly illustrated by her young daughter, the book gently prepares children for what lies ahead in the weeks and months following their mother's diagnosis.

64 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: July 2007
ISBN: 9781604435874

 


The Survivorship Net

A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer

Written by Jim Owens

Illustrated by Bill Cass

Foreword by Lance Armstrong

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

"Thank you, Jim. Thank you on behalf of all the dads, kids, and cancer patients in the world.” [Lance Armstrong] Something was terribly wrong when the circus rolled into Sweetwater. The tent was full of holes and leaked. The organ was out of tune. Even more worrisome, the safety net was worn out. How did this happen and what could be done? In this beautifully illustrated, award-winning book, Jim Owens uses the parable of circus life to underscore the importance of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. At once a children's book and a book for "children of all ages," it delivers a powerful and inspiring message to one and all. Come into the Big Top and add your thread to the net!

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781604430189

National Health Information Award, Merit Winner
Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award Winner
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


Rad Art

A Journey Through Radiation Treatment

Written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge

Foreword by Eve Ensler

Hardcover: $16.95 (Ca $18.95)

“The paintings are compelling and beautiful . . . . Almost any patient (male or female) or their family members could comfortably look at this work and find it applicable to their own situation.”The Lancet. A diagnosis of cancer brings with it not only serious medical realities, but often an unfamiliar and daunting emotional landscape. To help steady herself during radiation therapy, Sally Loughridge created a painting and a journal entry each day after treatment. This book is an amazing resource to encourage expression, sharing, and connection between cancer patients and their loved ones. “Sally's depiction of her radiation therapy experience is illuminating to me as a doctor, and I hope that all who read this are as enlightened.” —Celine Godin, MD, MPH, radiation oncologist 

96 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9781604430929

Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
Association Trends All Media Contest, Gold
USA Best Book Award, Winner


The Long and the Short of It

A Tale About Hair

Written by Barbara Meyers and Lydia Criss Mays

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

Two young girls learn more than they expected about hair loss. This charming, award-winning book follows the stories of Isabel and Emma, two young girls with "hair problems." One wants her hair to be longer; the other has lost her hair during cancer treatment and would just like to have it back. Although their stories are different, each girl's experience leads her to a new understanding: for Isabel, the realization that she can help someone through the simple act of giving her hair away; for Emma, the emotion of losing her hair while finding that others want to help. 

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2011
ISBN: 9781604430172

National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Apex Award of Publishing Excellence
Association Trends All-Media Contest, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal


Let My Colors Out

Written by Courtney Filigenzi

Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig

Hardcover Board Book: $11.95 (Ca $12.95)

Help your child deal with your diagnosis and treatment! A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his mother undergoes cancer treatment. Some days he's sad, some days he's happy, and other days he's scared or angry. The boy comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for his situation, and he does not have to feel guilty about his feelings. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book reassures young children of cancer patients that they are not alone. Importantly, it helps them understand that it's okay to let their feelings out.

16 pages
Hardcover Board Book
Pub Date: July 2009
ISBN: 9781604430110

Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award, Winner
National Health Information Award, Silver Medal
National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist
Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Books Award, Finalist
Association Trends All-Media Contest, Bronze Medal
 


Imagine What's Possible

Use the Power of Your Mind to Take Control of Your Life During Cancer

Written by Jarrod Skole and Gary Skole

Hardcover: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)

Is your son or daughter fighting cancer? Then help them fight like a pro! When Jarrod Skole was 10 years old, he used the same techniques used by cyclists, gymnasts, football and baseball stars—even ballet dancers—to help him battle cancer and achieve his goal: to be cancer free! The technique is "visualization," and Jarrod created a way for kids to do it, too! This award-winning book can help your child get started. The book includes 17 easy and fun visualization exercises: some to help your child relieve stress, some to help your child fight pain, some to help your child imagine a winning fight against cancer.

48 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781604430370

USA Best Books Award, Finalist


I Can Survive

For the Survivor in Each of Us!

Written and illustrated by Jennifer May Allen

Hardcover: $14.95 (Ca $16.95)

A gift of love, a gift of hope.  Whatever your age, whatever the crisis—whether you are sick or helping someone else cope with illness, or whether you just want to provide encouragement to a friend or loved one dealing with a difficult situation—you will find inspiration and courage in these brightly illustrated, lovingly written pages. The poetry, optimism, and humor in this award-winning book will encourage cancer patients young and old and their families to find and cherish the small moments and be inspired to express love and support.

32 pages
Hardcover, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2007
ISBN: 9780944235768

National Health Information Award, Bronze Medal
Mom's Choice Award, Finalist
USA Best Books Award, Finalist   


Because... Someone I Love Has Cancer

Kids' Activity Book

From the Experts at the American Cancer Society

Spiral: $12.95 (Ca $13.95)

Help children deal with a loved one's cancer! Children may struggle with the uncertainty and inevitable change that occurs when a chronic illness affects someone they know, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a beloved teacher. Offer them support, encouragement, and opportunity for imaginative personal expression with Because... Someone I Love Has Cancer. The creative activities in this inspired publication are designed to address the basic goals of therapeutic support for children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have a loved one with cancer.

96 pages
Spiral
Pub Date: November 2002
ISBN: 9780944235324


Jacob Has Cancer

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams

Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

Paperback: $3.50 (Ca $3.95)

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer! This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

16 pages
Paperback
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604430127

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist


Jacob Has Cancer (5-pack)

His Friends Want to Help

Written by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal, and Melanie Williams

Illustrated by Lindsey McMillion

SALE PRICE: $7.38

List price: $14.75 (Paperback)

A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer! This unique, award-winning  coloring book helps friends and classmates understand how a child with cancer might feel and how they can interact with him. The book features clear, easy-to-understand language and drawings. Its format allows children to express their feelings and encourages communication about cancer.

16 pages
Paperback (5 shrink-wrapped pre-pack)
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9781604432046


Mom's Choice Award, Gold Medal
USA Best Book Award, Finalist


Healthy Me

A Read-Along Coloring & Activity Book

Written by Grace Hawthorne

Illustrated by Eileen C. Blyth

Paperback: $6.95 (Ca $7.95)

Healthy Habits to Last a Lifetime! This fun and engaging coloring book explores the world through nine updated fairy tales from diverse cultures, while encouraging healthy living and fun activities. Designed to help parents and teachers familiarize children with habits of healthy eating, these read-along stories are sure to entertain children as they reinforce messages about the benefits of being physically active, eating well, and avoiding tobacco. Also included are challenges such as mazes, matching, word finds, and connect-the-dots, which promote healthy living.


144 Pages
Paperback
Pub Date: March 2004
ISBN: 9780944235461


Healthy Bodies

Book A of Healthy Me

Written by Grace Hawthorne

Illustrated by Eileen C. Blyth

SALE PRICE: $36.88

List price: $73.75 (Ca $77.00)  pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies

Healthy habits to last a lifetime! Healthy Bodies is designed to help parents and teachers familiarize children aged 5–8 with habits of healthy living. The stories were developed with both American Cancer Society guidelines and the National Health Education Standards in mind, and have been kid-tested and parent- and teacher-approved. Healthy Bodies updates familiar fairy tales from diverse cultures and weaves in healthy-living messages, while also emphasizing positive character development.

48 pages
Paperback (pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies)
Pub Date: January 2004
ISBN: 9780944235478

 


Healthy Food

Book B of Healthy Me

Written by Grace Hawthorne

Illustrated by Eileen C. Blyth

SALE PRICE: $36.88

List price: $73.75 (Ca $77.00)  pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies

Healthy habits to last a lifetime! Healthy Food is designed to help parents and teachers familiarize children aged 5–8 with habits of healthy living. The stories were developed with both American Cancer Society guidelines and the National Health Education Standards in mind, and have been kid-tested and parent- and teacher-approved. Healthy Food updates familiar fairy tales from diverse cultures and weaves in healthy-living messages, while also emphasizing positive character development.

48 pages
Paperback (pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies)
Pub Date: January 2004
ISBN: 9780944235485


Healthy Air

Book C of Healthy Me

Written by Grace Hawthorne

Illustrated by Eileen C. Blyth

SALE PRICE: $36.88

List price: $73.75 (Ca $77.00)  pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies

Healthy habits to last a lifetime! Healthy Air is designed to help parents and teachers familiarize children ages 5–8 with habits of healthy living. The stories were developed with both American Cancer Society guidelines and the National Health Education Standards in mind, and have been kid-tested and parent- and teacher-approved. Healthy Air updates familiar fairy tales from diverse cultures and weaves in healthy-living messages, while also emphasizing positive character development.

48 pages
Paperback (pre-pack of 25 shrink-wrapped copies)
Pub Date: January 2004
ISBN: 9780944235492


Cancer Disparities

Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions

Edited by Ronit Elk and Hope Landrine

SALE PRICE: $37.50

List price: $75.00

Understand what causes cancer disparities. Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions helps readers understand the scope and causes of this inequity by providing a detailed analysis of the many factors that result in cancer disparities across the cancer continuum, including the role of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, access to and use of services, insurance status, geographic variables, and differences in treatment provided to patients.

542 pages
Paperback
Pub Date: November 2012
ISBN: 9780826108821


National Health Education Standards, Second Edition

Achieving Excellence

By the National Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards

SALE PRICE: $8.99 (Paperback)

List price: $29.95 (Paperback)

SALE PRICE: $5.99 (CD-ROM)

List price: $19.95 (CD-ROM)

Advocate for quality health education in schools!  National Health Education Standards were developed to establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors for students in all grade levels, from pre-K through grade 12. The book includes the eight revised National Health Education Standard statements with supporting rationale; Refined Performance Indicators for four grade spans  (Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12); an overview of the role of partners in supporting quality health education through access and equity for all students; an introduction to assessment and assessment systems; and supplemental resources on teaching, skill development, and assessment.

144 pages
Paperback, CD Rom, eBook formats
Pub Date: January 2007
ISBN: 9780944235737


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