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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 Pulse (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 Pulse (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 Pulse (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...


Some People Do

by Frank Lowe & Josh Hara Bqb Publishing (June 01, 2019)

As a parent, discussing diversity with your child/children can be difficult, especially if you have your own questions.

"Some People Do" boils this topic down to provide the simplest of answers.

By the time...


We Want You to Know

by Deborah Ellis Coteau Books (February 01, 2009)

Through her association with a community anti-bullying campaign launched in Haldimand, Norfolk, and neighboring communities in Southern Ontario, children?s author Deborah Ellis asked students from the ages of...


Better Together

by Nikki Tate Orca Book Publishers (April 03, 2018)

Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try...


On Our Street

by Jaime Casap, Jillian Roberts & Jane Heinrichs Orca Book Publishers (February 13, 2018)

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for...


Speaking Our Truth

by Monique Gray Smith Orca Book Publishers (September 19, 2017)

Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and...


Chinese New Year

by Jen Sookfong Lee Orca Book Publishers (October 03, 2017)

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture....


Why Do Families Change?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (March 21, 2017)

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed...


What Makes Us Unique?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (September 27, 2016)

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity,...


What Happens When a Loved One Dies?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (April 05, 2016)

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child?s voice and answers that start...


Pride

by Robin Stevenson Orca Book Publishers (April 19, 2016)

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular...


Making Change

by Bilaal Rajan Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2008)

Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the...


One Peace

by Janet Wilson Orca Book Publishers (September 30, 2008)

One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make...


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

by Elena Favilli Rebel Girls (October 13, 2020)

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.

Good Night Stories...


Out of Hiding:A Holocaust Survivor's Journey to America

by Ruth Gruener & Natasha Soudek Scholastic Inc. Audio (May 05, 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...


Brave Little Panda

by Asians Against Violence of Asian Alliance for Health, Inc. Asian Alliance for Health (February 21, 2013)

Little Panda likes to have play-dates with Cousin Panda. One evening, Cousin Panda does something bad and warns Little Panda not to tell anyone. Follow the story and find out how Little Panda became the Brave...


Just Feel

by Mallika Chopra & Brenna Vaughan Running Press Kids (October 21, 2019)

From the author of Just Breathe, Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, comes a full-color guide empowering kids ages 8-12 to problem solve, harness inner strength, and gain grit and emotional awareness....