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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...


My Life Starring Mum

by Chloe Rayban Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Imagine being born the daughter of a mega-star. Inexhaustibly rich, unbelievably famous, and by a chance of fate trapped in an ultra-luxurious prison - the Royal Trocadero Hotel. Holly Bliss Winterman's mother...


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...


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...


A Maze Me

by Naomi Shihab Nye & Terre Maher Greenwillow Books (May 26, 2015)

A collection of seventy-two poems written especially for girls ages twelve and up by the much-honored and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. "A lovely, rich collection that promises to be a lasting companion for...


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,...


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...


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...


Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It

by Gail Carson Levine & Matthew Cordell HarperCollins (August 27, 2013)

This Is Just to Say

If you’re looking for a nice happy book

put this one down and run away quickly

Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring

Inspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is...


Anna Was Here

by Jane Kurtz Greenwillow Books (August 27, 2013)

Ten-year-old Anna Nickel is moving from Colorado to Kansas, and she is not happy about leaving her friends behind! This is a moving, often humorous coming-of-age story about family, faith, God's love, and the...


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...


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...


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...


Body Image and Appearance: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2009)

This book tackles such topics as the cultural standards of what a 'perfect' body should look like, methods for changing appearances, and matters related to height. Throughout this volume, the author offers advice...


My Feelings and Me

by Holde Kreul & Dagmar Geisler Sky Pony (April 03, 2018)

Do you know your own feelings?

Sometimes, we're happy, so we laugh and shout with glee. Other times, we're angry, and want to rage and roar.

It is not easy to deal with our many contradictory emotions. To recognize...


The Golden Girls of Rio

by Nikkolas Smith Sky Pony (November 15, 2016)

The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter,...


Rage in the Streets

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (April 19, 2016)

Why do people riot?

From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, mob violence in the United States is often sparked by unjust court decisions, unfair taxes, unpopular wars, the fear of unemployment,...


Resistance

by Jules Archer & Kathleen Krull Sky Pony (June 27, 2017)

Is resistance un-American? How far should resistance go? Courage and desperation have sparked instances of resistance since the dawn of civilization. Jesus, Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King resisted the...


They Had a Dream

by Jules Archer Sky Pony (January 26, 2016)

The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from...


Born Just Right

by Jordan Reeves & Jen Lee Reeves Aladdin (June 04, 2019)

From tween advocate for limb difference and founder of Project Unicorn Jordan Reeves and her mom, Jen, comes an inspiring memoir about how every kid is perfect just the way they are.

When Jordan Reeves was born...


All I Know Now

by Carrie Hope Fletcher The Experiment (September 17, 2015)

“This is a best friend in book form.”—Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes

Today, Carrie Hope Fletcher is living her dream as an actress and YouTube star. But not long ago, she was trying...


Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Monkey & the Dove

by Jennifer S. Holland Workman Publishing Company (May 02, 2012)

Good friends come in all shapes and sizes!

Unlikely Friendships, the runaway New York Times bestseller with a compelling message of hope and friendship and differences overcome, is rewritten just for younger...


Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up

by Adah Nuchi & Meg Hunt Workman Publishing Company (December 19, 2017)

CONGRATS! YOU HAVE FOUND “THE BOOK”!

Filled with facts, tips, advice, and illustrations, BUNK 9’S GUIDE TO GROWING UP is the girl-powered puberty book you’ll actually want to read. Written in the voice...


Be Kind

by Naomi Shulman & Hsinping Pan Storey Publishing, LLC (June 25, 2019)

In a world where people spend more time engaging through screens than in real-life interaction, showing basic human kindness can feel like a lost art. Be Kind offers children aged 5 and up simple, actionable...


angry, ANGRY Angus

by Katrina Sealey Grosvenor House Publishing (September 21, 2018)

Angus sometimes feels angry, but how can he tell people how he feels without losing his temper? His family and friends show him how to listen to those around him and to talk about what he is feeling. Angus learns...