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Elizabeth Verdick

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board book series—her latest is the Happy Healthy Baby® series which is designed to capture the interest of your littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior. Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. Elizabeth lives with her family and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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www.elizabethverdick.com

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

Bedtime

$7.95
Toddlers will look forward to bedtime with this cozy book of nighttime rituals.

Buy the Set: Adding Assets Series for Kids

$49.91
The seven books in the Adding Assets Series empower kids ages 8–12 to build their own Developmental Assets in relationship with caring adults.

Buy the Set: Best Behavior® Bilingual Board Book Series

$35.00
Now children and adults can enjoy these beloved books in English and Spanish. Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. These durable board books for ages baby– preschool include all of the children’s text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages.

Buy the Set: Best Behavior® Board Book Series

$70.00
Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. These durable board books for ages baby– preschool, include helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

Buy the Set: Best Behavior® Series

$53.75
Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Each book in the series, for ages 4–7, includes a special section for parents and caregivers with ideas for discussion and activities.

Buy the Set: Happy Healthy Baby® Series

$37.74
At times lively, at times gentle, these sturdy-format baby board books reflect what every parent wants: a happy, healthy baby. Includes tips for parents and care providers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

Buy the Set: Toddler Tools® Bilingual Series

$42.00
Warm in tone and adorable to look at, these special books help ease trying “times” in every toddler’s day. Now children and adults can enjoy these beloved books in English and Spanish.

Buy the Set: Toddler Tools® Series

$67.60
Warm in tone and adorable to look at, these special books help ease trying “times” in every toddler's day.

Bye-Bye Time

$7.95
Toddlers learn that good-bye isn't forever, it's only for a while.

Bye-Bye Time / Momento de la despedida

$7.95
In both English and Spanish, toddlers learn that good-bye isn't forever.

Calm-Down Time

$7.95
Unique book gives toddlers support in coping with meltdowns.

Calm-Down Time / Momento para calmarse

$7.95
An award-winning author-illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, now in English-Spanish bilingual editions.

Clean-Up Time

$7.95
Come join these busy toddlers as they put each item in its place, make a neater space, and find time for more fun.

Clean-Up Time / Momento de arreglar

$7.95
In both English and Spanish, these busy toddlers put each item in its place, make a neater space, and find time for more fun.

Cuddle

$6.99
Celebrate babies and the many loving connections that come from touch.

Diapers Are Not Forever

$7.95
Reassuring words and colorful art help ease the transition to becoming diaper-free.

Diapers Are Not Forever / Los pañales no son para siempre

$7.95
Classic potty training book from the award-winning Best Behavior series in an English-Spanish bilingual edition.

Doing and Being Your Best

$7.99
Stories, tips, and ideas show kids why and how boundaries and expectations help them behave in positive, responsible ways.

Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave

$8.95
Teach kids how to make smarter choices about how they behave at home and at school so they stay out of trouble, feel good about their choices, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers.

Dude, That’s Rude!

$8.95
Kids learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more.

Eat

$6.99
Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations are sure to capture baby’s attention.

Feet Are Not for Kicking Board Book

$7.95
Help children learn to use their feet safely for fun and play.

Germs Are Not for Sharing

$11.95
Help kids understand what germs are and why it’s so important to keep them from spreading.

Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compartir

$11.95
In the bilingual English-Spanish edition, help kids understand what germs are and why it’s so important to keep them from spreading.

Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compartir Board Book

$7.95
Teach little ones the basics of good health and hygiene in both English and Spanish.

Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book

$7.95
Teach little ones the basics of good health and hygiene.

Helping Out and Staying Safe

$7.99
Kids learn simple, everyday ways to build the Empowerment Assets in their lives.

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

$8.95
Updated edition of Free Spirit’s best-selling book on anger management helps kids understand that anger is normal and they can express it in healthy ways.

Knowing and Doing What’s Right

$7.99
Stories, tips, and ideas help kids make good choices and build positive character traits.

Listening Time

$7.95
Appealing illustrations and gentle humor combine to foster good early listening skills.

Listening Time / Momento para escuchar

$7.95
Appealing illustrations and gentle humor combine to foster good early listening skills in a bilingual English-Spanish edition.

Making Choices and Making Friends

$7.99
Kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Developmental Assets to help them get along better with others and stay true to themselves.

Manners Time

$7.95
Give toddlers a head start on manners, setting the stage for social skills that will last a lifetime.

Manners Time / Los buenos modales

$7.95
Give toddlers a head start on manners, setting the stage for social skills that will last a lifetime, with this bilingual English-Spanish edition.

Mealtime

$7.95
Guide little ones toward healthy eating and make time shared around the table pleasant for all with this bright and cheerful board book.

Move

$6.99
Celebrate the many ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world.

Naptime

$7.95
Open this book and get ready to close those sleepy eyes, snuggle up with a cuddly friend, and take a little break.

Noses Are Not for Picking

$7.95
Help put a stop to toddlers’ nose-picking.

On-the-Go Time

$7.95
Help make errand time a fun, cooperative time.

Pacifiers Are Not Forever

$7.95
Help toddlers transition to giving up the pacifier and make it a positive experience for kids and grown-ups alike.

People Who Care About You

$7.99
Kids learn concrete, realistic ways to build family closeness and strengthen other important relationships in their lives.

Play

$6.99
Playtime for babies.

Proud to Be You

$7.99
Kids learn how to build the four Positive Identity Developmental Assets to help them feel good about themselves and optimistic about what's ahead for them.

Reach

$6.99
Busy babies reach out and discover.

Rest

$6.99
Sleepytime for babies.

See You Later, Procrastinator!

$8.95
Kids learn strategies for getting and staying motivated.

Sharing Time

$7.95
Offer toddlers simple choices (take turns, use it together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and show them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult.

Sharing Time / Tiempo para compartir

$7.95
In both English and Spanish, this book offers toddlers simple choices (take turns, use it together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and shows them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult.

Siblings

$8.95
Humorous yet practical advice on getting along with brothers and sisters.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Time

$7.99
Kids learn how to build the four Constructive Use of Time Developmental Assets to promote healthy, constructive, relationship-strengthening interests and activities.

Stand Up to Bullying!

$8.95
Empower every kid to stand up against bullying.

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!

$8.95
Help every kid who’s a stressed-out mess learn facts about stress, ways to deal with stress, and things not to try and why.

Tails Are Not for Pulling

$11.95
Teach kids that teasing animals isn’t nice, they can choose to be kind to animals, and it’s important to ask before touching someone’s pet.

Tails Are Not for Pulling Board Book

$7.95
Teach little ones why and how to be kind to animals and to ask before touching someone’s pet.

Teeth Are Not for Biting / Los dientes no son para morder

$7.95
In the bilingual English-Spanish edition, help prevent biting and teach little ones positive alternatives.

Teeth Are Not for Biting Board Book

$7.95
Help prevent biting and teach little ones positive alternatives.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

$16.99
A one-of-a-kind resource, help kids with autism understand their unique gifts and needs and learn strategies for daily living.

Voices Are Not for Yelling

$11.95
Help stop the yelling and guide young children to use an “indoor voice.”

Voices Are Not for Yelling Board Book

$7.95
Help little ones stop the yelling and guide them to use an “indoor voice.”

Words Are Not for Hurting

$11.95
Teach children that their words belong to them: they can think before they speak, then choose what to say.

Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar

$11.95
The bilingual edition teaches children in both English and Spanish that their words belong to them: they can think before they speak, then choose what to say.

Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar Board Book

$7.95
Guide children in both English and Spanish to use words that are kind and helpful instead of hurtful.

Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book

$7.95
Guide children to use words that are kind and helpful instead of hurtful.
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