Tag Archives: Sociology

I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Louise Hay Publisher: Hay House Product Description        “Your thoughts create your life!” This is the message that Louise Hay has been teaching people throughout the world for more than 27 years. Now, children can learn and understand the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and […]

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Rating: (127 reviews) Author: Alex Harris Publisher: Multnomah Books Product Description Most people don’t expect you to understand what we’re going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if […]

Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (Published in association with The Open University)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Christopher Hart Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd Book Description Doing a Literature Review offers students from across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review. It takes the reader through the initial states of an undergraduate dissertation or postgraduate thesis.

The Night Before Christmas: The Anniversary Edition

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Christian Birmingham Publisher: Running Press Kids Product Description After ten years in print and more than 1 million copies sold, our bestselling holiday classic returns in this special anniversary edition-and it’s still value priced at $9.98. Clement C. Moore’s American holiday poem comes to life in a splendid volume that’s rich […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home (What to Expect Kids)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Heidi Murkoff Publisher: HarperFestival Amazon.com Angus the Answer Dog is back! This time the ever-helpful pooch is here to help kids learn all about their new baby siblings. As in the other popular titles in Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect Kids series, including What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby […]

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Leonard Sax Publisher: Basic Books Product Description Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. As for young men, it turns out the film Failure to Launch is not far from the truth. […]

What’s Happening to Me?: Boys Edition (What’s Happening to Me?)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Alex Firth Publisher: Usborne Books

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Dawn Huebner Publisher: Magination Press Book Description Did you know that anger is like fire? It starts with a spark, igniting us with energy and purpose. But it can also blaze out of control, causing lots of problems. If you’re a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets […]

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: Joan Jacobs Brumberg Publisher: Vintage Amazon.com Adolescent girls today face the issues girls have always faced: “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to be?” Unfortunately their answers, now more than ever before, revolve around the body rather than the mind, heart, or soul. “The body is at the heart […]

Christmas Is

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Gail Gibbons Publisher: Holiday House Book Description Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols, presents, and prayers. Christmas is . . . peace, love, and joy.

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 […]

Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars (Smart Pop series)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Publisher: Benbella Books Book Description Neptune Noir is a collection of essays on the hit drama Veronica Mars, and is not authorized by CW, the creators or producers of Veronica Mars, or any entity associated with the show. More than just a high school drama, Veronica Mars is a smart and […]

God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America

Author: Hanna Rosin Publisher: Harcourt Book Description Since 2000, America’s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation’s capital. Most of them are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. And God’s Harvard grooms these students to […]

Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Erika V. Shearin Karres Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Neil Howe, William Strauss Publisher: Vintage Amazon.com Building on the concepts they first developed in Generations and 13th Gen, Neil Howe and William Strauss now take on Generation Y, or, as they call them, the Millennials. Unlike their rather distressing portrait of the more reactive Generation X (the 13th Gen), or […]

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 […]

Mama, Do You Love Me? Board Book

Rating: (35 reviews) Author: Barbara Joosse Publisher: Chronicle Books Amazon.com This exceptional board-book tells a beautiful and timeless story about a daughter’s attempt to find the limit of her mother’s love. Barbara Lavallee’s exquisite illustrations of Alaska, with their exaggeratedly foreshortened perspective and rich tones of violet, blue-gray, and gray-green, tell of an easy declaration […]

The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

Rating: (75 reviews) Author: Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek Publisher: Broadway Amazon.com Harry Potter aficionados: remember when Buckbeak, Hagrid’s pet Hippogriff, was put on trial by the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures? This crazy idea was not invented by Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling. In fact, from medieval times all the way up […]

The Story of Thanksgiving

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Nancy J. Skarmeas Publisher: Ideals Publications Book Description This book tells the story of the first Thanksgiving-how the pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower in search of religious freedom, how they landed at Plymouth Rock, and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a […]

Go Ask Alice

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Anonymous Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs…. It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable […]

Growing Up: It’s a Girl Thing

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Mavis Jukes Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers