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When Toby steps into the path of a dog who bullies him and shreds his beloved stuffed teddy-bear toy, feelings get hurt. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of kindness, respect, acceptance and being considerate of others, including pets.

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One of the School of Life series, this is a great introduction to a French philosopher, Henri Bergson. He's not someone I'd heard of, although he was a contemporary of William James.

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Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week, his owner, Miss Charmaine takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day, and see how he makes friends with the children, helps make them happy and forget that they are sick and away from home.
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An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature.  The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.

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This book is about the ways to live a whole hearted life.  Brene's definition of "Wholehearted" is believing that we are worthy of love and belonging, having the courage to be imperfect, and owning and sharing our story.

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Wretches and Jabberers directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, with Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette

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Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon has managed to describe in his own words, with the help of Jeffrey Zaslow; what true empathy, compassion, kindness and gratefulness mean in times of immense adversity.

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A deceptively simple picture book about standing up for oneself and against bullies. From the inside jacket: Blue is a quiet color. Red is a hot head. Red likes to pick on Blue.Yellow, Green, Purple, and Orange don't like what they see, but what can they do?

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