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Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Tina P. Schwartz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Serious depression afflicts over two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, and it can often be difficult for teens to recognize, cope with, and get help for their depression. This book helps...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark Chicken Soup for the Soul (May 03, 2011)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up supports and inspires teenagers as they grow up as they read stories written by other teens about the problems and issues they face every day. 

Being a teenager...


Rethinking Normal

by Katie Rain Hill Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Now with a reading group guide!

Katie Rain Hill realized very young...


Some Assembly Required

by Arin Andrews Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning first-of-its-kind memoir. Now with a reading...


Hello from 2030

by Jan Paul Schutten Aladdin/Beyond Words (October 07, 2014)

Will the future be what we think, or will our predictions be laughably wrong? Get a glimpse of what?s coming?and how we know?in this firsthand look at futurology, the science of predicting the future.

What will...


Some Assembly Required and Rethinking Normal

by Arin Andrews & Katie Rain Hill Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

Two teens. Two struggles. Two unforgettable stories. Now available in one ebook, Arin Andrews and Katie Hill share their personal journeys of undergoing gender reassignment in two inspiring memoirs: Some Assembly...


Be a Changemaker

by Laurie Ann Thompson & Bill Drayton Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (September 16, 2014)

Empower yourself in today?s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools,...


Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!

by Glenn Murphy & Mike Phillips Flash Point (May 12, 2014)

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!: The Science Scoop on More Than 30 Terrifying Phenomena

Beginning with a gripping description of the worst-case scenarios we've all heard on the news, expert explainer Glenn...


Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Mathangi Subramanian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

This book looks at the many forms of bullying, including sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and adults who bully teens. It offers suggestions to teens about what to do if they’re being bullied, what to do when...


Can I tell you about Autism?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

by Jude Welton, Jane Telford & Glenys Jones Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication,...


What My Mother Doesn't Know

by Sonya Sones Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 19, 2010)

My name is Sophie.

This book is about me.

It tells

the heart-stoppingly riveting story

of my first love.

And also of my second.

And, okay, my third love, too.

It's not that I'm boy crazy.

It's just that even though

I'm...


The Mates, Dates Guide to Life, Love, and Looking Lusc

by Cathy Hopkins Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

Time for a lifestyle makeover?

The Mates, Dates girls will show you how!

Four super-tight friends dish their secrets for dealing with life's little dilemmas...

Like boys, for start: what they want, where...


My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes

by Dagmar Geisler, pro Familia & International Center for Assault Prevention Sky Pony (January 07, 2014)

Now every parent, grandparent, or teacher can explain to a child the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching in a way that young boys and girls can understand.

As a child, there are constantly...


1 Year, 100 Pounds

by Whitney Holcombe Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (December 24, 2013)

Part cheerleader, part drill sergeant, Whitney Holcombe chronicles how to transition from ?the fat girl? to being a healthy, confident young woman.

At age fourteen, Whitney Holcombe stepped onto her bathroom...


Go Ahead, Ask Me.

by Nico Medina & Billy Merrell Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2009)

Would you rather be a stereotypically beautiful class-A moron or a Nobel Prize winner with a gimp arm?

Your best friend's significant other hits on you -- and not in a cute, in-front-of-your-best-friend sort...


Always Sisters

by CeCe Winans Howard Books (July 17, 2007)

Becoming the princess God intended you to be has a lot to do with discovering -- who you are as His daughter and who you can be as a sister to those who walk beside you.

Award-winning singer CeCe Winans has...


A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park & William C. Wimmer Scarecrow Press (June 06, 2001)

From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders_essentially a 'what is it' book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist...


The Sober Revolution: Calling Time on Wine O'Clock

by Lucy Rocca & Sarah Turner Accent Press (July 26, 2013)

Do you count down the minutes to wine o’clock on a daily basis? Is a bottle of Pinot Grigio your friend at the end of a long hard day? If you want to give up being controlled and defined by alcohol the it...


The War Within Our Hearts

by Sa'ad Quadri, Habeeb Quadri & Imam Zaid Shakir Kube Publishing Ltd (January 06, 2013)

The ultimate book addressing teenage issues of Muslim youth in the West.


The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power

by M.J. Abadie Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (August 13, 2013)

This spirited, emboldening guidebook includes more than fifty ways to get in touch with your inner divinity.

Written to empower and inspire, this positive book teaches you how to connect with your inner Goddess,...


Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 23, 2013)

Boston, 1919. It?s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that?s sweeping the world has claimed his father?s life; his voice has changed, so he can?t sing in the Boston...


Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management

by Nick Dubin & Dr Valerie Gaus Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 12, 2009)

This book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for...


I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser HarperCollins (September 01, 2009)

From the editors of the international phenomenon and New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning comes a collection of six-word memoirs created by and for teens.

From cancer to creativity, prom dates...


What Is It Like to Be Me?: A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

by Alenka Klemenc, Ursa Rozic, Katarina Kompan Erzar & Branka D Jurisic et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 10, 2013)

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces...


Brotherly Feelings: Me, My Emotions, and My Brother with Asperger's Syndrome

by Sam Frender & Robin Schiffmiller Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 25, 2007)

This book explores the emotions commonly experienced by siblings of children with Asperger's Syndrome. With illustrations throughout, this book will help siblings to understand that their emotional responses...


Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

by Jennifer Elder & Marc Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 16, 2005)

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson,...


Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

by Kate Collins-Donnelly Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 15, 2013)

This engaging workbook helps young people aged 10+ understand and manage anxiety. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, the activities will help young people understand why they get anxious and...


I've Got This Friend Who

by Anonymous Hazelden Publishing (July 08, 2010)

Personal stories, fast facts and self-tests help young readers recognize when a friend or family member is in trouble, identify and seek help for their own issues, and practice self-care to avoid feeling overwhelmed...


Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex

by Bronwen Pardes Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 05, 2013)

Enjoy responsibly.

Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever.

You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You...


Loose Threads

by Lorie Ann Grover Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 26, 2013)

Seventh grader Kay Garber?s happy home is made up of four generations of women: Great Gran Eula; Grandma Margie; Kay?s mother, Karine; and Kay. But on the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has a lump...


Be Brave

by Karen Rochester Woodslane Press (December 01, 2012)

This book has been specifically written to help, especially children, to be able to trust a 'safe' person when something wrong is happening in their life, be it bullying, improper touching by another person,...


Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929; A Wall Street Jour

by Karen Blumenthal Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 12, 2013)

Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in...


Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12

by Alice Crosetto & Rajinder Garcha Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

In this volume, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha identify hundreds of resources—including books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians,...


What If?: Answers to Questions About What it Means to Be Gay

by Eric Marcus Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 01, 2013)

if you think your friend is a lesbian, can you ask her?

how do people become gay?

is it a sin? is it a choice?

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics -- and not-so-basics...


Out of Hiding: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to America (With a Foreword by Alan Gratz)

by Ruth Gruener Scholastic Nonfiction (October 20, 2020)

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.

In war-ravaged Europe, they...


We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport (Scholastic Focus)

by Deborah Hopkinson Scholastic Focus (February 04, 2020)

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks....


Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk (Scholastic Focus)

by Meredith Davis & Rebeka Uwitonze Scholastic Focus (October 01, 2019)

Rebeka Uwitonze was born in Rwanda with curled and twisted feet, which meant she had to crawl or be carried to get around. At nine years old, she gets an offer that could change her life. A doctor in the US...


Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

by Sharon Robinson Scholastic Press (September 03, 2019)

In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor...


Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Tonya Bolden Scholastic Focus (January 29, 2019)

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion,...


Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Graphix (October 09, 2018)

A National Book Award Finalist!

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict,...


The Survival Guide To Bullying (Revised Edition)

by Aija Mayrock Scholastic Inc. (June 30, 2015)

NEW, updated edition! Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers...


Sisters

by Raina Telgemeier Graphix (August 26, 2014)

Raina Telgemeier?s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara...


Super Sweet Dreams (Puppy Princess #2)

by Patty Furlington Scholastic Inc. (May 29, 2018)

Who says princesses have to be perfect?Princess Rosie couldn't be happier with her new best friend, Cleo! And with Cleo's birthday in two days, Rosie wants to find a special birthday gift for her. Only, none...


TBH: 51 True Story Collabs

by Hunter March Scholastic Inc. (April 25, 2017)

Hunter March and his creator friends get honest about what they got right -- and more often what they got wrong -- in TBH: 51 True Story Collabs. Featuring stories from Alex Aiono, Jenn McAllister, Meg DeAngelis,...


Famous Friends

by Jennifer Castle & Bill Spring Scholastic Inc. (January 03, 2017)

Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and political rivals, died only hours apart from each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Or that famed...


Profiles #6: Peace Warriors

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Scholastic Paperbacks (July 30, 2013)

Meet six heroic social activists. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on Peace Warriors. Featuring men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to violent...


The Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything

by Juliana Foster & Amanda Enright Scholastic Inc. (January 26, 2016)

A spiffy guide to anything and everything a girl could need to know! How to do almost anything in one handy little book! Want to be known for your unique style? Inside you'll learn how to design your own clothes...


Summer Boys #2: Next Summer

by Hailey Abbott Scholastic Paperbacks (January 01, 2010)

Things are heating up again. Can you handle it? The SUMMER BOYS girls are back for another dose of sizzling drama. Will soul mates Beth and George be able to maintain their long-distance love affair, even while...


Nelson Mandela: "No Easy Walk to Freedom"

by Barry Denenberg Scholastic Inc. (January 06, 2014)

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic death at age 95 in 2013, Nelson Mandela's life is a tale of inspiration and courage. The most up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela. This powerful...


Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker

by Andrew Jenks Scholastic Press (March 01, 2013)

Meet the filmmaker who is the voice of his generation!Behind the camera, Andrew Jenks has captured the attention of young adults everywhere with his innovative MTV documentary series, World of Jenks. When asked...