Tag Archives: Self-Help

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 […]

Instant MBA

Author: Nicholas Bate Publisher: Infinite Ideas (Trade) Product Description The benefits of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be massive: fast-track career advancement, a big fat wage packet, the whole high-flying top-notch executive lifestyle. But studying for an MBA isn’t something to decide to do lightly – it’s a big investment to take […]

Curious George and the Firefighters

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Anna Grossnickle Hines Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the firehouse where George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, a big adventure is sure to […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Jack Canfield Publisher: HCI Product Description Celebrating the holidays will be a special treat with this new Christmas Treasury. Christmas is a wonderful time for kids-the anticipation of gifts under the tree, the aroma of once-a-year treats in the oven, the excitement of decorating for holiday festivities, the joy of being […]

Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem (Revised & Updated Edition)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Gershen Kaufman Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Product Description First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills. Newly revised and updated, it’s the ultimate resource for any kid who’s ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, 2nd Edition

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Harlan Cohen Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc. Product Description In college, there’s a surprise around every corner…but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew […]

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 […]

He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys (The Newly Expanded Edition)

Rating: (795 reviews) Author: Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment Product Description For ages women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men. He’s afraid to get hurt again. Maybe he doesn’t want to ruin the friendship. Maybe he’s intimidated by me. He just […]

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 […]

Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams)

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Lori Lite Publisher: Lori Lite Product Description Indigo Dreams is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child while introducing them to relaxation and stress-management techniques. Four unique bedtime stories incorporate breathing, visualizations, muscular relaxation and affirmations. These are the same techniques recommended for adults but presented in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Behave and Why

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Munro Leaf Publisher: Universe Publishing Amazon.com It’s hard to be good. Especially if you don’t really know what “being good” means. Munro Leaf, beloved author of The Story of Ferdinand, decided to try his hand at defining good behavior in his 1946 classic How to Behave and Why. The two biggest […]

The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Jody Bergsma Collection) (Jody Bergsma Collection)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Sandy Kleven Publisher: Illumination Arts Publishing Company Product Description The Right Touch reaches beyond the usual scope of a children’s picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic–the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story can be read aloud to a child by any […]

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, […]

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 […]