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Assertiveness for Teens : 4 Easy to Use Methods to Stop Bullying and to Stand-up for Yourself
16.51 16.51 16.51 USD
Are you tired of being a push-over? Do you have enough of your feelings getting hurt by other people? Do you have a hard time to say: No? Then keep reading... You don´t want to hurt the feelings of other people, so in the end you agree and end up doing things you don't like. When you try to express your opinion, others ignore you. Friends take advantage of you because they know you won´t say ´No´ easily. Do you recognize this? Then raising your assertiveness will improve your life on many fronts. Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover in Assertiveness for Teens: How to boost your assertiveness in only 2 minutes (page 56) What the 'percolator effect' means (page 20) How to determine your current level of assertiveness (page 26) The communication style of low assertive people (page 9) How you can change your mindset to facilitate assertive behavior (page 41) Tips to improve assertive communication (page 48) Tips to show confidence (page 49) More tools and techniques to increase your assertiveness (page 57) Answers you can use when you get bullied (page 61) You might think that being less assertive or being too aggressive is something you were born with. But the contrary is true, it´s something you develop when growing up. This means you can redevelop it as well. A lot of famous people like Christina Aguilera (famous singer), Eva Mendez (famous actress) and even Bill Clinton (former president of the United States) were once bullied. They have redeveloped themselves and you can see the results. So, decide it's your turn now and click ¨Add to Cart¨. ...
Jenna's Truth
15.58 15.58 15.58 USD
Our closest friends are the people we trust the most. We tell them our secrets and share our lives with them. But, what happens if our friends and our secrets turn against us? Jenna's Truth, inspired by Amanda Todd's tragic story of bullying, is a book that tells us what can happen when we discover our friends are no longer who we think they are. The internet age offers many opportunities and makes life easier, but it also put us in great danger. Every post creates a digital trail that can't always be erased. Nadia L. King has woven together a contemporary teenage story, a lesson of empathy and self-awareness, and a tale about the dangers of digital life to create a book that is utterly captivating. Jenna's Truth is both bleak and full of hope. ...
Carver Chronicles, Book 5: New Kid
14.86 14.86 14.86 USD
Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn't look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin's bike! Meanwhile, Gavin's great-aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again, and Gavin is sure she'll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time. Offering spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action, this gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance. AGES: 6 to 9 AUTHOR: Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This, a Kirkus Prize Fnalist, as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. ...
I Love My Colorful Nails
28.10 28.10 28.1 USD
Coauthors Acosta (Little Captain Jack) and Amavisca (Bang Bang I Hurt the Moon) keep their focus tight, concentrating on Ben's feelings and the way the boys' taunting torments him ("He felt even sadder than the day his fish went to fish heaven"). Loose-lined drawings with gently tinted wash by Gusti (Mallko and Dad) underscore the intimacy and loyalty of Ben's family. ~Publishers Weekly This is a story inspired by true events. Ben is a little boy, and he likes painting his nails. There's no big reason to it, he just loves all the amazing colors on the tips of his fingers. Until one day, some of his schoolmates start laughing at him because of it. He suddenly feels sad, helpless, and doesn't want to paint his nails anymore. Even when his father starts painting his nails to support Ben, the helplessness doesn't go away. Why can't boys paint their nails? A tale to understand that a kid's joy has no boundaries. A simple story about a small revolution. ...
Antisocial
16.24 16.24 16.240000000000002 USD
What if your greatest secrets became public? For the students at Alexandria Prep, a series of hacks leads to a scandalous firestorm--and the students are left wondering whose private photos and messages will be exposed next. It's Pretty Little Liars meets WikiLeaks. ONE HACK. EVERY SECRET. EXPOSED. Alexandria Prep is in total social chaos. Someone--no one knows who--has hacked into the phones of the school's social royalty and leaked their personal messages and photos. At first it was funny--everyone loved watching the dirty private lives of those they envied become public. But when things escalate, the students realize anyone could be a target. When Anna returns to school for senior spring, she's initially grateful that all eyes are on everyone else's problems...and not on her humiliating breakup with her basketball-star boyfriend. But as the hacks begin to shatter lives and threaten futures, Anna races to protect those she loves--as well as her own devastating secrets. If only the students of Alexandria Prep could turn back the clock so they knew then what they know now: sometimes we share too much. ★ This debut novel is timely, cautionary, and compelling. --VOYA, starred review In an age of adult anxieties over digital privacy, this book is #relevant. --Kirkus Reviews ...
Behind the News: Violence Against Women
14.22 14.22 14.22 USD
Sexual Decisions : The Ultimate Teen Guide
63.73 63.73 63.730000000000004 USD
When it comes to sex and relationships, it is often difficult to find reliable information. Yet everyone has questions and needs information on these important topics. Young people should have access to facts in order to make their own decisions about their sexuality and sexual health. In this significantly revised edition of Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide, L. Kris Gowen discusses the choices teens can make regarding sexual activity-from practicing safe sex to abstaining-and how to decide what is right for each individual. Many factors are at work in the decision-making process, but this book helps readers make a decision based on both logic and practicality. Updated topics covered in this book include *an overview of human anatomy *abstinence vs. safe sex *STDs *contraceptives *communicating with one's partner *intimate partner violence *sexual orientation and gender identity *social media and sex For teens seeking answers for themselves, this book is a vital resource that includes an additional section for further research. Written without judgment, Sexual Decisions empowers teens to take charge of their bodies, their identities, and their lives. ...
Bucking Filling From A To Z Poster Set
26.68 26.68 26.68 USD
Learn the alphabet with fun illustrations straight from the award-winning book, Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy. Perfect for young students, each poster includes both an uppercase and lowercase letter and a great bucketfilling tip! Each set includes 27 - 8"x10" posters. For more information on bucket filling or free downloadables and resources, please visit bucketfillers101.com. Publications by Bucket Fillers: - Have You Filled a Bucket Today? - Fill a Bucket - Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness - My Bucketfilling Journal - Will You Fill My Bucket? - Bucket Filling from A to Z - Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set - My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book - Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family - BABY'S BUCKET Book - Buckets, Dippers, and Lids ...
Lena Likes Lizards
34.43 34.43 34.43 USD
Lena Likes Lizards addresses gender stereotypes in an imaginative and fun way, appropriate for ages 3 to 9 years. A young girl is told she's brought the wrong toy to the play ground. She goes on a journey of self-discovery and concludes that people are people and should be able to do what they choose. ...
Big Bob, Little Bob
31.03 31.03 31.03 USD
It's not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you--but surprising things can happen when you give it a try. Despite the fact that they share a name, Big Bob and Little Bob are different. Big Bob likes trucks and throwing balls and being loud. Little Bob likes dolls and jingling bracelets and being quiet. No matter what they do, they do not do it the same. Could they possibly be friends despite these differences? With humor and tenderness, James Howe and Laura Ellen Anderson beautifully depict the struggles and rewards that come when friendships are forged between different kinds of people. ...
Punishing Bullies: Zero Tolerance VS Working Together
16.96 16.96 16.96 USD
Bullying is common in schools across the country, but what can we do to stop it? Are school punishments and new laws the answer? Or can other responses stop bullying? Perspectives Flip Books are like two books in one: Start from one end and learn why some people argue bullies need to be harshly punished. Then flip it over and discover why others argue for other solutions. Critical thinking questions help you analyze both perspectives and form your own opinions about the issue. ...
Pickles and the P-Flock Bullies
31.07 31.07 31.07 USD
This story about bullying is from the author and illustrator duo of the best-selling Serendipity books. Pickles, a young Orca whale, is born with green patches instead of white. Her only friend is a harbor seal named Stitches. When the P Flock, a nasty group of seagulls, starts to pick on Stitches, Pickles discovers how deep and hurtful bullying can be. Bullying is a high-profile national topic, and this beautifully illustrated and engaging book will help parents, grandparents, educators, and other adults engage young readers in this discussion. ...
Fourmile
19.02 19.02 19.02 USD
Twelve-year-old Foster knows in his gut that Dax Ganey, the man dating his widowed mother, is a bad seed. Then a mysterious stranger arrives at their Alabama farm, a former Army Ranger in Iraq rambling across the country, and Foster believes he has found an ally against Dax. The stranger proves a fascinating mentor, full of wisdom and secrets. And Dax soon has reason to resent not just him and Foster but also Foster's mother. A spurned Dax will be a dangerous enemy, but Foster is increasingly aware that the stranger is just as dangerous, if not more so. From Watt Key, the author of one of the most highly acclaimed children's survival adventures of the last decade, comes Fourmile, a tautly wound new novel reminiscent of classic westerns, about a boy caught in the middle of a clash that may turn out to be his own battle to fight. This title has Common Core connections. ...
Violence as Entertainment : Why Aggression Sells
14.95 14.95 14.950000000000001 USD
Physical Bullying
18.72 18.72 18.72 USD
Physical bullying by both boys and girls includes hitting or kicking a victim, as well as taking or damaging their belongings. This informative title addresses physical bullying from the perspective of the target, the bully, and the bystander. Case studies, statistics, and thought-provoking questions shed light on this issue and provide strategies to prevent it. ...
The Escape of Light
22.52 22.52 22.52 USD
"...a stunning read." --Kirkus Reviews "The Escape of Light is a compulsively-readable marvel that demands to be read in one sitting."--Dan Loflin, screenwriter, the CW's SUPERNATURAL and THIS IS JANE Wilder Tate just wants a normal life with a normal face... Burns have disfigured him, his father has passed away, and his mother now works so many jobs, he feels like he's living alone. He expects more of that same loneliness as he starts at a new high school, but Wilder surprises even himself as he finds a new best friend, discovers a knack for basketball, and catches the eye of the coolest girl in school. All the cruelty and bullying seems reserved for the enigmatic Lane McKenzie, and Wilder is all too happy to let her take the heat. But sometimes Wilder is his own worst enemy, and his scars run far deeper than just physical damage. He's haunted by a secret he thinks he can erase with a bold and risky plan to fix his disfigurement for good--a plan that may cost him far more than he ever imagined. Filled with twists, heart, and humor, The Escape of Light is a bold and unexpected story of resilience, love, and basketball from the acclaimed author of The Heart Does Not Grow Back. ...
Poison Ivy
17.12 17.12 17.12 USD
When three popular girls go on trial in Government class for their ruthless bullying of a girl named Ivy, it seems like the misfit will finally get her revenge. Eight first-person narrators give different versions of the event: Ivy--this victim doesn't want revenge, she just wants to be left alone; Ann--she's the beautiful, but infamously cruel, leader of the bullies; Marco--he may be the only person involved who has any morals, but he's also the target of Ann's persuasive affections; Daria--Ivy's painfully shy lawyer doesn't stand a chance; Bryce--the goofy court reporter knows all the real dirt, even if he doesn't care; Cameron--he sleeps through the proceedings but might wake up just in time to make a difference; Wayne--a true devotee of the legal process, too bad he's on the sidelines; and Faith--as the only witness for the prosecution, it all comes down to her. But where do her loyalties lie? ...
#MeToo and You
26.44 26.44 26.44 USD
The #MeToo movement has changed the way many people view the world, but how well do tweens understand it? Middle-grade readers are ready to learn about consent, harassment, and abuse, as well as healthy boundaries in all their relationships. #MeToo and You includes essential terminology, from consent to assault, from just plain yes to just plain no. Author Halley Bondy explores the nuances of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Detailed scenarios, both real and hypothetical, provide valuable examples of what's acceptable and what is not, along with tools to help everyone treat others appropriately and to stand up for themselves and their peers. ...
Break the Fall
20.16 20.16 20.16 USD
This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed. --Holly Sorensen, Television Creator/Showrunner, Make it or Break It, Step Up: High Water Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics. A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She's made the United States gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She's on top of the world. The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most--but not all the gymnasts are as supportive. With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach's ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn't date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world? Balancing the tenuous relationship between her teammates with unparalleled expectations, Audrey doesn't need any more distractions. No matter what it takes, she's not going to let anyone bring them down. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey's determination be enough? ...
Three Bullets
24.86 24.86 24.86 USD
The Bloods are in control and they're desperate to turn Britain into the world they want to see: right, white, Christian supremist. Anyone who they call abnormal is a target. Amidst the chaos of civil war the country is on the move as small militia groups fight each other and a sea of refugees escapes the cities and the pursuing Bloods. When her home is destroyed in a bombing raid, Marti must strike out on a mission of her own - to save her father and get his vital software into the right hands. But Marti is mixed race and trans and has her young brother in tow. Crossing into enemy territory could prove suicidal. Yet Marti's enemies haven't reckoned with her indomitable will to survive - and the gun she carries, which has three bullets . . . ...
Repair For Toddlers : A Children's Program for Recovery from Incest and Childhood Sexual Abuse
21.97 21.97 21.97 USD
R.E.P.A.I.R is Recognition, Entry, Process, Awareness, Insight, and Rhythm Enter a Six-Stage Program with your 2- to 6-year-old child to cross the "Bridge of Recovery" and make available a whole new world of hope: Uncover and acknowledge feelings by discovering emotion Build self-esteem and optimism with the "Magic Mirror" Discern healthy and unhealthy messages Learn special games to rebuild courage and optimism Reveal inner states with picture drawing Break free from the confines of false shame Cultivate self-care skills and practices Learn about boundaries and bodies Return to the natural rhythm and flow of life Therapists' Acclaim for the REPAIR system "REPAIR for Kids provides a comprehensive, honest and passionate approach for children recovering from sexual abuse. Children will benefit from this book, and be encouraged to continue on their recovery journey." -Jill Osborne, Ed.S, author of Sam Feels Better Now "I wish I had had something like this a long time ago for my sad and shamed 'little girl' within. I can't think of anything I'd change. You have covered it all and with wonderful sensitivity, perfect timing and terrific repair exercises. I love the cartoons and the colorfulness of your book as well." -Marcelle Taylor, MFT "I found this book to be well thought out and written, and one that would be helpful for any child who has known the pain of sexual abuse. I wish a caring adult had shared this book with my siblings and myself, it would have helped ease our pain and sorrow." -Michael Skinner, musician and child mental health advocate Learn more about this revolutionary system at www.TheLamplighters.org The Growing With Love series from Loving Healing Press www.Lovinghealing.com JNF053170 Juvenile Nonfiction: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse FAM001010 Family & Relationships: Abuse - Child Abuse PSY004000 Psychology: Developmental - Child ...
I Said No! Refusal Skills
17.57 17.57 17.57 USD
Learning to say "no" to cigarettes, drugs, and other dangers is one of the most important tools a child can have. In this new book by Slim Goodbody, children are taught to understand when and why they need to say "no," and how to refuse and still keep their friends. ...
That Night
30.97 30.97 30.970000000000002 USD
An evocative story by acclaimed author Amy Giles about tragedy, love, and learning to heal. The year since a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. As Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother and Lucas takes up boxing under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, their paths converge. They slowly become friends and then something more, learning to heal and move forward together. But what does it mean to love after an unspeakable tragedy? ...
Unnatural Deeds
23.03 23.03 23.03 USD
Called "a PG-13 version of Gone Girl" by Kirkus, Unnatural Deeds is a novel of infatuation and obsession with an electrifying ending that readers won't see coming." Victoria Zell doesn't fit in, not that she cares what anyone thinks. She and her homeschooled boyfriend, Andrew, are inseparable. All they need is each other. That is, until Zachary Zimmerman joins her homeroom. Within an hour of meeting, he convinces good-girl Vic to cut class. And she can't get enough of that rush. Despite Vic's loyalty to Andrew, she finds her life slowly entwining with Z's. Soon she's lying to everyone she knows and breaking all the rules to be with Z. She can't get enough of him--or unraveling the stories of the family he's determined to keep hidden. Except Z's not the only one with a past. Straight-laced Vic is hiding her own secrets... secrets that are about to destroy everything in her path. ...
Who? What? Why?: What is Terrorism?
23.23 23.23 23.23 USD
Islamic State
46.85 46.85 46.85 USD
Tricks & Traffick
59.11 59.11 59.11 USD
Five teens fall into sex trafficking and must find their way to a new life in this riveting duology. This collectable boxed set features the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks and Traffick from Ellen Hopkins. In her #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduces us to five memorable characters faced with an enormous question: How did I get here? Eden, the preacher's daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution ring; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or any resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead. And in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home. ...
Ruthless
19.91 19.91 19.91 USD
A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope--and her sanity--while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless. When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose. At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decide just how far she'll go in order to survive. Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were. ...
Bullied Kids Speak Out : We Survived--How You Can Too
25.25 25.25 25.25 USD
True stories from New York Times bestselling author Jodee Blanco's tours Have you ever felt alone, as if no one understands what you're going through, and that no matter how hard you try, you're scared things may never get better? Do you wish your classmates would give you a break? I felt that way often in school. I was bullied and excluded for the same reason maybe you or someone you know has been--simply for being different. There were days when all I wanted was to stay in my room. Back then, I would have given almost anything to meet the kids you're going to meet here. Autumn dreaded recess. Joshua was afraid to trust anyone at home or at school. Taylor had lots of friends until her BFF turned them all against her. Gabe's online gaming world was turned upside down when other players started humiliating him. A teacher was bullying Brianna. Eric's Asperger's made him the butt of cruel jokes. The cool crowd beat up Tiffany and videotaped it for YouTube. Zach got punched and stomped on because of his weight. Trinity felt invisible. Aamina was harassed because of her family's religious beliefs. Riley had to live with the soul-crushing weight of mental illness as well as the other students who jeered at her plight. These are some of the brave teens who will be talking to you in this book. They--and others they inspired--found the courage to stand up to their bullies and reclaim their lives, and you'll hear exactly how they did it. You're not alone anymore. ...
I Am Caring
11.74 11.74 11.74 USD
The choices you make matter! By caring for others, you choose not to be a bully. Read about how you can be caring. ...
No More Bystanders = No More Bullies : Activating Action in Educational Professionals
50.22 50.22 50.22 USD
One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. This practical guide gives administrators the steps for creating a school culture where staff members are equipped to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with tools for strengthening their school culture, navigating the decision-making cycle, and prompting staff members to observe and take action. ...
Welcome Back Maple Mehta Cohen
47.29 47.29 47.29 USD
Maple is in fifth grade--again. Now everyone will find out she struggles with reading--or will they? An engaging read for anyone who has ever felt different. Maple Mehta-Cohen has been keeping a secret: she can't read all that well. She has an impressive vocabulary and loves dictating stories into her recorder--especially the adventures of a daring sleuth who's half Indian and half Jewish like Maple herself--but words on the page just don't seem to make sense to her. Despite all Maple's clever tricks to hide her troubles with reading, her teacher is on to her, and now Maple has to repeat fifth grade. Maple is devastated--what will her friends think? Will they forget about her? She uses her storytelling skills to convince her classmates that she's staying back as a special teacher's assistant (because of budget cuts, you know). But as Maple navigates the loss of old friendships, the possibility of new ones, and facing her reading challenges head-on, her deception becomes harder to keep up. Can Maple begin to recognize her own strengths, and to love herself--and her brain--just the way she is? Readers who have faced their own trials with school and friendships will enjoy this heartwarming story and its bright, creative heroine. ...
No Time to Say Goodbye
23.89 23.89 23.89 USD
No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to live at Kuper Island Residential School. The five are isolated on the small island and life becomes regimented by the strict school routine. They experience the pain of homesickness and confusion while trying to adjust to a world completely different from their own. Their lives are no longer organized by fishing, hunting and family, but by bells, line-ups and chores. In spite of the harsh realities of the residential school, the children find adventure in escape, challenge in competition, and camaraderie with their fellow students. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always engrossing, No Time to Say Goodbye is a story that readers of all ages won't soon forget. ...
Principeso cara de beso
29.22 29.22 29.22 USD
If These Wings Could Fly
33.04 33.04 33.04 USD
Perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Mindy McGinnis, Kyrie McCauley's stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love. Winner of the William C. Morris Award! Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. For Leighton, it's no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. Leighton doesn't have time for the crows-it's her senior year, and acceptance to her dream college is finally within reach. But grabbing that lifeline means abandoning her sisters, a choice she's not ready to face. With her father's rage worsening and the town in chaos over the crows, Leighton allows herself a chance at happiness with Liam, her charming classmate, even though falling in love feels like a revolutionary act. Balancing school, dating, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings starts to feel almost comfortable, but Leighton knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters. ...
A World Together
28.12 28.12 28.12 USD
Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's beloved "Maria," brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from. Manzano's lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity. Kids see how various people around the world look, dress, and spend their day, and that what we all enjoy and value-friends, family, food, play-may sometimes look different, but deep-down is the same wherever you go. This lovely picture book from a first-generation American affirms our common humanity as it presents the glorious similarities and differences that connect us all. It's a charming book to share with friends and family and to read aloud with little ones. Its inspiring message: with laugher and love, we can help bring a world together. ...
My Fox Begins
11.16 11.16 11.16 USD
Age Level: 7 and up Grade Level: 2nd and up My name is Jonah Johnson and I'm in the 6th grade - but please call me Joe. My whole life has changed since I met a talking fox. He once told me about his life before we met. He was friends with a skunk and in danger from hunters. His life was amazing! But don't take my word for it. This is his story. My Fox Begins is a fun and exciting fantasy for kids, teachers, and parents. It's an enjoyable story for every child in elementary and middle school who loves foxes, and grabs the attention of reluctant readers. ...
59 Hours
19.74 19.74 19.740000000000002 USD
Real stories. Real teens. Real consequences. An innocent teen becomes a hostage stuck in the middle of a dangerous drug-fueled feud in this third book in the chilling Simon True series. On Sunday, August 6, 2000, fifteen-year-old Nick Markowitz was grabbed off the street on the orders of a local drug dealer named Jesse James Hollywood. Nick was taken as collateral because his brother Ben owed Jesse money. He was an innocent victim who became a pawn in an increasingly high-stakes feud between the two that ended with Nick's brutal murder. A dozen or more people saw Nick over the course of the next fifty-nine hours, but no one stepped forward to say anything. No one thought to report the crime to the police. Some of them were scared of Hollywood, while others simply didn't want to get involved. When the news of Nick's murder finally broke, they all had to confront what they'd done--or hadn't done. As for Hollywood, he ordered the hit, but he wasn't actually there when the murder took place. And once the story came to light, he immediately disappeared and remained a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted List for nearly six years before his eventual capture. ...
We'll Fly Away
33.49 33.49 33.49 USD
National Book Award Longlist Title * Booklist Editors' Choice * CYBILS Young Adult Fiction Finalist * Nerdy Book Club Award for Best Young Adult Fiction * Paste Magazine Best Book *YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults "A compelling and raw story."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Bliss dares] his readers not only to see the depths of human complexity, but to care."--Booklist (starred review) Luke and Toby have always had each other's backs. But then one choice--or maybe it is a series of choices--sets them down an irrevocable path. We'll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby's senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later--from death row. Best friends since childhood, Luke and Toby have dreamed of one thing: getting out of their dead-end town. Soon they finally will, riding the tails of Luke's wrestling scholarship, never looking back. If they don't drift apart first. If Toby's abusive dad, or Luke's unreliable mom, or anything else their complicated lives throw at them doesn't get in the way. Tense and emotional, this hard-hitting novel explores family abuse, sex, love, and friendship, and how far people will go to protect those they love. For fans of Jason Reynolds, Marieke Nijkamp, and NPR's Serial podcast. Praise for We'll Fly Away: Bryan Bliss has written an empathetic and stirring novel about what it means to fight for the outcasts, the forgotten, and even the hated, reminding us that we all have worth. That we are all valuable.--Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking "A poignant story of loyalty, abuse, and poverty. . . . This compassionate and beautifully rendered novel packs an emotional punch."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A smart, rugged, all-too-true story of friendship under fire. Believable characters and page-turning tension."--Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes "This fast-paced read will have teens tearing through chapters to find out why Luke is in jail. . . . The conclusion will leave them devastated. This is [a] touching book about male friendship for fans of Jason Reynolds."--School Library Journal "The unshakable and unconditional bond between the young men is tested and proves true, a ray of light in the darkness of their stories."--VOYA ...
Watcher
33.53 33.53 33.53 USD
2018 World Magazine: Picture Book of the Year A poetic story inspired by Psalm 121 Jordan lives in fear of Tanya, the class bully. But Tanya has worries of her own, no matter how much she tries to ignore them. It seems impossible that Jordan and Tanya could be anything other than enemies, but the Lord is watching over them, guiding each of them along a path that might just help them to understand one another. Nikki Grimes takes the words of a Psalm 121 and masterfully transforms them into a golden shovel poem of compassion, friendship, and faith. Coupled with powerful artwork from Bryan Collier, this heartfelt story is one that readers will treasure. NCTE Notable Poetry Books 2018 ...
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! / El gallo que no se callaba!
33.17 33.17 33.17 USD
Pura Belpre Honoree Carmen Agra Deedy and Newbery Honor-book author/illustrator Eugene Yelchin have created a powerful tale that celebrates the spirit of freedom. La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle!But there is one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Instead, he does what roosters were born to do.La Paz es un pueblo alegre, pero ruidoso. Un poco de silencio no le vendría nada mal. Así que la gente del pueblo elige a don Pepe de alcalde para que resuelva el problema del ruido. Muy pronto, se prohíbe cantar en cualquier sitio. ¡Y hasta las teteras tienen miedo de pitar! Pero un gallito muy ruidoso, a quien le importa un pito las reglas del alcalde, sigue haciendo lo que los gallos hacen desde que nacen: ¡cantar! ...
Henry and the Bully
15.61 15.61 15.610000000000001 USD
Favorite author Nancy Carlson tackles the age-old problem of bullying The lovable Henry is back--and he's being bullied on the soccer field at school! When no one's advice seems to help, it's up to Henry to solve his bully problem for himself. Classroom favorite Nancy Carlson encourages young readers to use creativity and empathy to deal with one of childhood's toughest challenges. ...
Red Hood
17.12 17.12 17.12 USD
A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power-and one girl's journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel. You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods-frightened, but not alone. ...
Wish Upon a Stray: A Wish Novel
16.26 16.26 16.26 USD
A heartwarming and authentic immigration story about a stray dog, the power of music, and celebrating old traditions along with new beginnings, by Pura Belpr Award-winning author Yamile Saied Méndez. María Emilia's life turns upside-down when she and her family immigrate from Argentina to the US. How can she make new friends when simply speaking English all day is exhausting? Luckily, she has the company of a stray dog in the neighborhood, who happens to look and act just like her beloved pet cat back home. Eventually, it turns out the pup isn't a stray after all -- she belongs to María Emilia's new neighbor, Donovan. In order to spend more time with the dog (who totally isn't her reincarnated cat... right?), she agrees to sing in Donovan's band. But can Emilia find her new voice without losing herself? ...
The Boy in the Orange Cape
29.71 29.71 29.71 USD
"A warmhearted conversation starter of a book." - Kirkus Reviews "Encouraging forgiveness and celebrating strength in numbers, this cheerful book's illustrations include surreal touches and muted colors, easing the audience into their messages." - Foreword Reviews Every day Corey wears an orange cape. Even at bedtime. Even at school. The other children tease him, but Corey doesn't mind. After all, he wears his cape for a reason . . . Billy would rip the cape off every day. And every day, Corey would show up with a new cape. Then, one of the boys found the very noble reason why Corey was wearing a cape. An inspiring book about courage, caring, and the hero inside everyone. For superheroes ages 5 and up. ...
Ninjas with Feathers
27.64 27.64 27.64 USD
What would you do if you met your Guardian Angel? That's exactly what happens when Zoe asks for God's help to deal with the school bully, Talia. But Zoe gets more than she expected when her angel, Joph, takes her on an incredible mission to battle the demon, Fearmonger. On this assignment, she must gather the pieces of the Armor of God so she can remove the fear-seeds planted by Fearmonger. But can she face her hidden fears and greatest mistakes? Can she trust God and make the ultimate choice to bring freedom to herself, her loved ones, and even her worst enemy? This hilarious and impactful story will answer tough questions about God, while empowering you to live with strength and confidence. On this exciting journey, you will discover how partnering with God's angel army can bring victory to your life and Kingdom transformation to the world around you! "What did you think angels did?" Joph asked. "I don't know," I admitted. "Like, sit on clouds and play harps all day." Joph rolled his eyes. "Well, I do play a mean harp, but no. We are defending you, secretly and unseen, fighting against evil forces." I scrunched my nose in confusion. "When? How? I never see any of that happen!" "I know." Joph struck a karate pose. "We're like ninjas. With feathers. ...
5 Simple Steps to Manage Your Mood : A Guide for Teen Girls: How to Let Go of Negative Feelings and Create a Happy Relationship with Yourself and Others
28.60 28.60 28.6 USD
So much hurt, anger, and frustration... ...the blame and shame that just won't stop. Why is it so difficult to manage these emotions? The constant replaying of arguments and let-downs is overwhelming. Is there a way to keep them from spinning out of control? With 20-years of experience in helping teens, Nurse Practitioner and Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, has the answer. She's developed a time-tested program to help teens develop positive coping skills that boost self-confidence. This book teaches you how to: Understand your feelingsMove past disappointmentsRelease unwanted emotionsWork through challengesCreate a positive mindsetImprove your relationships, and much more! Once you learn these simple steps... ...you can take charge of your emotions. You can finally relax and focus on what's important to you. Watch as your self-esteem rises, and your relationships improve. You'll love this teen guide because it will help you be positive and happy. ...
The Complete Misfits Collection : The Misfits; Totally Joe; Addie on the Inside; Also Known as Elvis
49.02 49.02 49.02 USD
Discover all four books in the funny, heartfelt, and beloved Misfits series by Bunnicula author James Howe, together in a collectible paperback boxed set. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit. Seventh grade isn't easy, especially for the outcasts who get called names. But when misfits Bobby, Joe, Addie, and Skeezie find each other, they learn to fight for themselves and their friends. Bobby stands up and makes a difference. Joe finds the courage to be himself, no matter who's watching. Outspoken Addie wonders if there's a way to be true to who she is on the inside without becoming a target on the outside. And Skeezie's life-changing summer brims with tough choices, love in all directions, and enough sweet potato fries to go around. This honest and resonant must-have boxed set includes paperback editions of: The Misfits Totally Joe Addie on the Inside Also Known as Elvis ...
Genocide
15.92 15.92 15.92 USD
Some view the systematic killing, rape, and destruction of homes in Darfur as a grave humanitarian crisis. For others, it's a clear example of the ultimate crime against humanity genocide. Who is right? What is genocide? Who are the endangered human beings in today's world? What is the impact on humanity of wiping out entire groups of people? This thoughtful book helps young readers understand these and other difficult questions. Providing an overview of the history of genocide worldwide, the book explores the paradox that while a person who murders another person can be tried and even executed for the crime, a person who murders hundreds or thousands of people usually goes free. Using case studies of acts of genocide throughout history, the book points out the unique character of each while at the same time establishing important links between them. Most importantly, the book answers the question, What can be done to prevent genocide from happening in the future? ...