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More than Words
Navigating the Complex World of Communication
by Valerie Sherrard and Natalie Hyde
illustrated by David Jardine

More than Words

ISBN: 9781770867192

Format: Hardcover

Size: 6" x 8"


  • JNF053090 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette

  • JNF053160 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

  • JNF070000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Inspirational & Personal Growth

Price: $19.95


Ages: 9 to 12


Publication Date: October 7, 2023


Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but you are constantly communicating, and with more than just words. Body language, hand gestures, facial expressions — they all have a lot to say. Are you aware of the silent signals you may be sending? How do you read verbal and nonverbal cues from other people?


Through this illustrated book, you will learn how to communicate effectively — virtually and in person — with more confidence and fewer misunderstandings. You’ll learn about active listening, speaking skills, empathy, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and more!


Then you’ll put your newfound knowledge into practice through individual exercises and group activities that will help you master your communication superpowers!

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Shortlisted, 2024 Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award



More than Words offers great advice to increase self-awareness, engagement both in-person and online ... sets the reader up for success.”

 Quill & Quire

“Sherrard and Hyde capture the attention of readers with true stories from history about communication failures, including the story of the call for help from the Titanic. … The subject matter is quite current as an entire chapter is dedicated to special challenges in getting messages across through digital means, including discussion of social media and video conferencing. … This book is recommended for public and school library collections.”

— Krista Jorgensen, Canadian Children’s Book News

“Communication techniques and tips can be very dry, but More than Words: Navigating the Complex World of Communication takes the complex topic, breaks it down into digestible chunks, and delivers an informative, fun read.”

— Crystal Sutherland, Canadian Review of Materials

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