Tag Archives: Personal Health

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal With Anxiety & Worry

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Lisa M. Schab Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Product Description If you feel anxious most of the time, you’re not alone. About one in three people your age struggles with feelings of worry, fear, and panic. And the scary thing is, if you don’t find a way to cope with anxiety, it […]

Where’s My Stuff?: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Samantha Moss, Lesley Schwartz Publisher: Orange Avenue Publishing Product Description Free time is great. Unless you spend all of it searching for your homework, your mobile phone, or a clean pair of shorts. Then free time is not so great. In fact, it’s non-existent. If chaos and disorganisation are swallowing all […]

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dawn Huebner Publisher: Magination Press Book Description Wouldn’t it be great if you could climb into bed, snuggle under your covers, and fall asleep without any fuss or fear? Without listening for noises or thinking about bad guys? Without an extra drink, or an extra hug, or an extra trip to […]

American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: American Medical Association, Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer Publisher: Jossey-Bass Product Description Becoming a teen is an important milestone in every boy’s life. It’s even more important to get answers and advice to the most common health issues boys face from a trusted source. The American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a […]

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Dawn Huebner Publisher: Magination Press Product Description “Guides children and their parents through cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life’s hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point […]

Where’s the Poop?

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Julie Markes, Susan Kathleen Hartung Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description This engaging lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rain forest. With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or […]

Words Are Not for Hurting

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description The older children get, the more words they know and can use-including hurtful words. This book teaches children to think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. They learn that there is a connection between hurtful words […]

Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About Adhd

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon, Charles Beyl Publisher: Magination Press Book Description Parents, teachers and kids will love the checklists found in this book to help children organize their time and daily tasks. New edition includes more explanations about medication and how it works. Also, increased emphasis is placed on […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Twelve Gifts of Birth

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Charlene Costanzo Publisher: Collins Book Description There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother’s arms. What was for many months a dream and a mystery is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities. Through a tender, […]

Rules (Newbery Honor Book)

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Cynthia Lord Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules-from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep […]

Indigo Ocean Dreams: 4 Children’s Stories Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness (Indigo Dreams)

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Lori Lite Publisher: Lori Lite Book Description “Indigo Ocean Dreams” is the 2nd CD/audio book in this children’s series. Like “Indigo Dreams”,this 60 minute CD/audio book is designed to entertain your child while introducing them to relaxation and meditation techniques. Narrated by a soothing male voice, “Indigo Ocean Dreams” offers longer […]

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Ellen Sabin Publisher: Watering Can Press Book Description The Autism Acceptance Book is an interactive, educational, and character-building book that introduces children to the challenges faced by people with autism while also supporting their personal journey toward appreciating and respecting people’s differences. This book offers educational information, conversation-starters, and engaging exercises […]

The Survival Guide for Kids With Add or Adhd

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: John F. Taylor Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language […]