Tag Archives: Mind & Body

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Product Description Schwartz’s three best-selling collections of scary folklore — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 — are made available in one book, each one in its complete form. Reviews “A wonderful collection of tales that […]

Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle: Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity (The Every Man Series)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, Mike Yorkey Publisher: WaterBrook Press Book Description It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes […]

Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Jill Zimmerman Rutledge Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Description With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it’s enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make […]

Miss Match: A Lauren Holbrook Novel

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Erynn Mangum Publisher: Th1nk Books

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Julie Morgenstern, Jessi Morgenstern-Colon Publisher: Owl Books Book Description In an increasingly busy world, its not just adults who need help getting their lives in order. As teenagers face unprecedented pressures, they find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork, friends, extracurricular activies, and time. Jessi Morgenstern-Colnknows about the organizational challenges facing her […]

52, Vol. 2

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid Publisher: DC Comics Book Description After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a yearwithout Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.A year in which those heroeswere needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.The story of 52 continues […]

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, Book 3)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: NAL Jam Book Description Claire Danvers’s college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. […]

New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Better Homes and Gardens Publisher: Better Homes and Gardens Book Description All new recipes are age-appropriate, kid-tested and kid-tasted. Recipes use short ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions. Written and designed to appeal to 8- to 12-year-old children who are just beginning to cook on their own, as well as those […]

Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Gail Saltz Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Book Description Puberty can be an exciting—and confusing—time for children. In her follow-up to her bestselling Amazing You! , Dr. Gail Saltz navigates curious youngsters through body changes for boys and girls, reproduction, and emerging sexuality with her renowned brand of warmth and candor. Lynne Cravath’s […]

Life Strategies for Teens

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: Jay McGraw Publisher: Fireside Amazon.com “Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you the same old Brady Bunch, Beaver Cleaver, goody-two-shoes BS about doing your best to understand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut, dropping that hemline, and blah blah blah?” So inquires […]

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Dawn Huebner Publisher: Magination Press Book Description What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD’s tricks. Engaging […]

The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors (Nonpareil Book, 94.)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Daniel Carter Beard, David R. Godine Publisher: David R Godine Product Description This book was written by the Boy Scouts founder, Dan Beard, with his wife, Lena and daughter, Adelia. Birds of All Kinds is one of the many “edu-tainment” books that Channel Craft carries. Being an “edu-tainment” item means that […]

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Fireside Book Description MAKING SMART CHOICES IN CHALLENGING TIMES The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the […]

Loser

Rating: (188 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he’s a loser. Until fourth grade, […]

Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Rachael Ray Publisher: Lake Isle Press Book Description Kids rock! says Rachael, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Young people number among her biggest fans. For them she has created a fabulous collection of age-specific recipes with a high cool factor.

Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT, 2007-2008 Edition (Up Your Score)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Larry Berger, Michael Colton, Manek Mistry, Paul Rossi, Jean Huang Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Book Description You’ve been hearing about the SAT since the day you entered high school. Guess what? It’s time. So when you walk into that testing hall, will it be a case of nerves—or attitude? A guerrilla […]

What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: James J. Crist Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description From a fear of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. But while adults have access to a lot of helpful information, that hasn’t been true for kids—until now. Drawing on his years of experience helping children […]

Parts (Picture Puffins)

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Tedd Arnold Publisher: Puffin Book Description First, his hair started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Some stuffing came out of his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet-his brain?-fell out of his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? With a […]

God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Jim George, Elizabeth George Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Book Description The wonderful teachings of Proverbs come to life for young boys, ages 47. Memorable rhymes play alongside colorful watercolors for a charming presentation of truths to live by.

Before I Was Born (God’s Design for Sex)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Carolyn Nystrom Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group Book Description PREGNANCY AND BIRTH-GOD’S MIRACLE OF CREATION ALL OVER AGAIN. Before I Was Born is the second book in the GOD’S DESIGN FOR SEX series, written to be read with children ages 5-8. With an age-appropriate, straightforward text and informative illustrations, Before I Was […]

Small Steps

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Book Description Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it’s hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes […]

My Social Stories Book

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Book Description Carol Gray’s social stories have been used all over the world to teach social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the stories in My Social Stories Book take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing […]

Black Ships Before Troy

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description The Story of the Iliad Homer’s epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides […]

Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying TRUTH! About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Joshua Gee Publisher: Scholastic Book Description Vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more–ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA invites you to join our quest for the terrifying truth about all things ghoulish and ghastly. But beware! Surprises lurk at the turn of every page. . . . Discover a time line of ALIEN LIFE on earth–beginning 4 […]

Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Joyce Meyer Publisher: FaithWords Book Description Made teen-friendly with contemporary language, Battlefield of the Mind for Teens equips a new audience desperately in need of guidance with a means of winning the war raging inside them.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

Rating: (179 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Fireside Amazon.com Based on his father’s bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he “stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real […]

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Paige Weber Publisher: Gramercy Book Description This delightfully-illustrated volume brings together some of the most beloved songs and nursery rhymes for little ones. These classics are perfect for reading and singing aloud, and this charming collection is sure to become a favority for children and parents alike. • Old McDonald Had […]

Graduate Study in Psychology 2008 (Graduate Study in Psychology)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) Book Description The best source of information related to graduate programs in psychology and provides information related to over 600 graduate psychology programs in the US and Canada. It contains information about the number of applications received by a program, number of individuals accepted in each […]

Harriers: The Making of a Championship Cross Country Team

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Joseph Shivers, Paul Shivers Publisher: Holy Macro! Books Book Description A fresh perspective enlivens this classic story about a losing team with an energetic new coach. Written by two Ohio teenagers about their high school’s cross-country team, this account offers engaging portraits of the kids and their coach, passes on lessons […]

Real Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Great About You (American Girl Library)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Therese Kauchak Publisher: American Girl

It’s Happy Bunny Mini Poster Book

Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Book Description Get stuck-up with 32 It’s Happy Bunny mini-posters. o Hang them inside your locker. o Stick them up in your room. o Or pretend you care, and give one to a friend! Bonus Fun: Make up your own It’s Happy Bunny sayings on the back of each […]

Eat Healthy, Feel Great

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: William Sears, Martha Sears, Christie Watts Kelly Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description The authors of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Libraryintroduce two new books for young children to read with caregivers.Eat Healthy, Feel Great gives kids the tools to make their own wise food choices.Quick and easy recipes that kids […]

Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Thomas R. Jr Dr Holtz Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist specifically for young readers, this guide to the Dinosauria is packed with enough detail and insider information to satisfy even die-hard dinophiles! The text includes brief entries on all 800+ “named” species […]

Big Book of Boy Stuff, The

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Bart King, Chris Sabatino Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher Book Description There’s this boy. Let’s say he’s somewhere between nine and thirteen years old or so. You’d like to see this kid get creative. You’d like to see him get some exercise. You’d like to see him get out from in front […]

The Wizardology Handbook: A Course for Apprentices (Ologies)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Master Merlin, Dugald A. Steer Publisher: Candlewick Book Description The ultimate companion to the best-selling WIZARDOLOGY — an indispensable handbook for would-be wizards everywhere Calling all aspiring wizards! Do you know the appropriate tools (including flattery) to have on hand should you encounter a Western wizard? Have you memorized the spell […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, Vol. 1

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joss Whedon, Others, Eric Powell, Joe Bennett Publisher: Dark Horse Book Description The definitive comics collection of all things Buffy starts here. This first massive volume begins at the beginning – The Origin, a faithful adaptation of creator Joss Whedon’s original screenplay for the film that started it all. The newly-chosen […]

Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Cheri J. Meiners Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional […]

Gathering Blue

Rating: (271 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Lois Lowry’s magnificent novel of the distant future, The Giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed society. This eagerly awaited companion volume, by contrast, takes place in a village with only the most rudimentary technology, where anger, greed, envy, […]

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Russell A. Barkley, Christine M. Benton Publisher: The Guilford Press Book Description Every child has “ornery” moments, but more than 1 in 20 American children exhibit behavioral problems that are out of control. For readers struggling with an unyielding or combative child, YOUR DEFIANT CHILD: EIGHT STEPS TO BETTER BEHAVIOR offers […]

Emma (Penguin Classics)

Rating: (195 reviews) Author: Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford Publisher: Penguin Classics Amazon.com Of all Jane Austen’s heroines, Emma Woodhouse is the most flawed, the most infuriating, and, in the end, the most endearing. Pride and Prejudice‘s Lizzie Bennet has more wit and sparkle; Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey more imagination; and Sense and Sensibility‘s Elinor […]

Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul II: Stories About Taking Charge, Making a Difference and Moving Through the Preteen Years for Kids Ages 9-13 (Chicken … the Soul (Paperback Health Communications))

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, Irene Dunlap Publisher: HCI Book Description At last …the long-awaited follow-up to the 1.2 million-copy bestseller! Filled with relevant, inspiring and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter, “Rockin’ Our World”, that highlights real kids achieving real […]

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money–That You Don’t Learn in School! (Rich Dad Poor Dad)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the blockbuster Rich Dad Poor Dad series reveal their groundbreaking financial advice to teens. This special just-for-teens edition based on Rich Dad Poor Dad builds a foundation of self-confidence from […]

What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future (What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Richard Nelson Bolles, Carol Christen, Jean M. Blomquist Publisher: Ten Speed Press Book Description Based on Richard Nelson Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens teaches high school and college students to zero in on their favorite skills […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Fireside Book Description This hands-on personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million […]

Spider-Man: Back in Black

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: J. Michael Straczynski, Peter David, Ron Cliquet, Colleen Doran Publisher: Marvel Comics Book Description The entire status-quo-shattering BACK IN BLACK saga, collected in one mammoth oversized hardcover! reeling in the aftermath of CIVIL WAR, Peter Parker has plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe: Black is his state of […]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Frederick Douglass Publisher: Prestwick House Inc. Book Description Born into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to one of […]

Summerhill Secrets, Vol. 2 (House of Secrets / Echoes in the Wind / Hide Behind the Moon / Windows on the Hill / Shadows Beyond the Gate)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Beverly Lewis Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Book Description Set in rural Pennsylvania’s Amish country, SummerHill Secrets follows the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of sixteen-year-old Merry Hanson. Teen girls will come to love, laugh, and cry with the impulsive Merry as she encounters intriguing mysteries while also struggling to be the […]

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: John J. Newman Publisher: Amsco School Pubns Inc

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Aureen Pinto Wagner, Paul A. Jutton Publisher: Lighthouse Press, Inc. Book Description Over one million children and adolescents in the US suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a baffling illness that can be debilitating for the child in school, with friends, and family. In this uniquely creative and heart-warming book, Dr. Wagne

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description Anger is a part of life. We can’t avoid it, we shouldn’t stuff it, and we can’t make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to kids and offers strategies they can […]