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One Voice
In this compelling sequel to the award-winning One Smile, a young boy s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community. When Jacob gives a teacher his seat on the bus, his simple act of kindness is passed on to a neighbor, a mailman, a lonely young girl, a basketball player, and a dentist's daughter before finally circling back to him and his special project. As Cindy McKinley's heartwarming story unfolds, we see how even the smallest act of kindness can make...
 
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A Home Run For Bunny
The True story of an all-star baseball team from Springfield, Massachusetts. When racial prejudice threatens to keep Bunny off the field, the team must choose to follow their dream of playing in the championship or to stand up for their teammate.
 
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The Invisible String
"That's impossible", said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they're all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. "What kind of string"? They asked with a puzzled look to which Mom replied, "An Invisible String made of love." That's where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. The Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away? Read all about it! THE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the...
 
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Redwoods
A ordinary subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.
 
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Just Like Me, Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World
If you were climbing a tree, just what might you see? Birds or animals or insects? Would you swing like a monkey? Or pick the ripest fruit straight from the branch? Join award-winning author and illustrator, Durga Yael Bernhard, on a trip around the world to climb its weirdest and most wonderful trees. No matter if you are in Africa, Asia, Europe, or America, there is a grand adventure waiting for you—provided you have a tree to climb in your neighborhood! Just Like Me, Climbing a Tree explores 12 of the most distinctive trees...
 
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Pine and the Winter Sparrow
Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don’t lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees and birds speak and interact with each other, and which shows us that no act of kindness and sharing goes unrewarded. Featuring beautiful paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Beatriz Vidal, you...
 
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens
Accompanied by John Holyfield's gorgeous illustrations, debut author Nina Nolan's narrative wonderfully captures the amazing story of how Mahalia Jackson became the Queen of Gospel in this fascinating picture book biography. Even as a young girl, Mahalia Jackson loved gospel music. Life was difficult for Mahalia growing up, but singing gospel always lifted her spirits and made her feel special. She soon realized that her powerful voice stirred everyone around her, and she wanted to share that with the world. Although she was met with hardships along the way, Mahalia never gave up...
 
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The Green Dragon: And Other Stories
This collection of tales covers a range of subjects that stimulate children's imaginations and encourage them to gain a basic understanding of what is right and wrong. The various characters that are included in the fables convey the characteristics of the different kinds of people they might encounter throughout childhood and adulthood. One of the memorable characters in the collection is the grumpy gnome, who ends up with no friends because he is always complaining and never seems to be happy. The hidden message of this story shows children how to be calm and collected when dealing...
 
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Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days
What was it like to grow up in the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians before the coming of the white settlers? Prior to our modern era of television, video games, and computers how did American Indian children live, learn, and play? In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning author, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, combines stunning photographs and simple quotations by Indian chiefs and elders to explain to today’s youth what life would have been like growing up on the American plains. Children of the Tipi includes sections on boys and girls at play, camp life, and the important...
 
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The Woman Who Lived with Wolves: & Other Stories from the Tipi
Beautifully illustrated by award-winning author Paul Goble, The Woman Who Lived with Wolves features a collection of 26 traditional stories from different Native American tribes, including the Pawnee, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and Lakota. These include “The Gift of the Sacred Calf Pipe,” one amongst others which demonstrate the deep spiritual values contained in Native American oral culture. Also included is a foreword by Vivian Arviso Deloria, the former Executive Director of Education for the Navajo Nation.
 
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Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain
No one ignores the grand vizier. The most important advisor in the royal court, he was considered the wisest man in the kingdom. He was also Samuel’s father. “Make sure Hamza never says a mean word to you again,” he had ordered Samuel. What should Samuel do? He couldn’t disobey his father. But how would he make sure that Hamza never insulted him again? Perhaps train a monkey to hold Hamza’s lips closed, or give him some lemon juice to make his mouth pucker? Inspired by a powerful...
 
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The Olive Tree
The house next door to Sameer’s had been empty for as long as he could remember. The family had gone away when the war began. But now they were back, and he was ready to have fun with his new playmate. Together they could climb the big olive tree that overlooked both their gardens, and eat the delicious olives it produced. The only problem was that Muna, the little girl next door, didn’t want to play and she didn’t want to share the olives. She said they belonged to her family alone—that is, until one fateful night...
 
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How to Build a Girl: A Novel
The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel. What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no...
 
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Hello from 2030: The Science of the Future and You
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 will the future look like? From “living” homes to computers as thin as paper to cars that drive themselves, you’ll get a peek at what’s coming just around the corner in Hello from 2030. In the year 2030, issues we’re just now starting to address will be a very big deal. Like: What will 8 billion people eat?...
 
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My Name Is Thank-You
"The dialects and tones of diverse voices always ring true, and draw you relentlessly into a meticulously woven web of heartbreak and joy. Page by page, your anticipation and expectation, never correct, allows you to progress into the amazing story." -Arnold P. Abbott (Author and Founder of Love Thy Neighbor, Inc.) My Name Is Thank-You allows us into the world’s of two very different thirteen-year-old girls. Each girl’s voice carrying its own unique tone, as they beckon us to follow magically into their lives. One is a joyous story of...
 
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Is Nothing Something?: Kids' Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between
In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?”, and “What does God look...
 
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The One and Only Ivan
Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella...
 
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Girl in Reverse
Being adopted isn’t easy—especially when you’re seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks. When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace. Or so Lily was told. Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past. But with the Korean War raging and the fear of “Commies” everywhere, Lily’s Asian heritage makes her a target. She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her...
 
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Divergent
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows,...
 
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Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body
For years Christiane Northrup M.D., has taught women about heath, wellness, and the miracle of their bodies. Now, in her first children’s book, she presents these ideas to the youngest of girls. Beautiful Girls presents this simple but important message: that to be born female is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Dr. Northrup believes that helping girls learn at a young age to value the wonder and uniqueness...
 
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Everything Is You
EVERYTHING IS YOU is the story of a little girl who is being ostracized on the playground. While sitting on the ground and staring up at the sky, a pleasant looking white, puffy cloud catches her eye. This cloud, called "Cody", drifts down to sit next to her. After listening to her story, Cody offers to take her on a magical tour of the "inner" universe. They travel inside the Sun, Moon, and other fun spots, then eventually into her own thumb. What do they discover? That everything in the universe is made up of exactly the...
 
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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000...
 
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I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love
There are things about you quite unlike any other.Things always known by your father or mother.So if you decide to be different one day,no worries… I’d know you anyway. Every child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of being something different. In I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love, bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that "you are loved."
 
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The Barefoot Warrior: The Journey of a Young Adult in Search of His True Nature
To dream a life... Or live a dream? "This is the end of my life as I've known it. I can't spend another day playing the sidekick in other people's stories. I can't keep trusting the advice and expectations of adults who lack the time and interest to see me for who I am and what I care about. I will not argue anymore about why my dreams are valid. Today, I step forward on my own path into the unknown without a backward thought. If I get crushed, so be it. At least I'll know what...
 
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Tibet Through the Red Box (Caldecott Honor Book)
A father's diary, an artist's memoir. By the author of the best-selling Three Golden Keys. While my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked in a red box. We weren't allowed to touch the box. The stories I heard as a little boy faded to a hazy dream, and my drawings from that time make no sense. I cannot decipher them. It was not until I myself had gone far, far away and received the message from my father that I became interested in the red...
 
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Chris P. Bacon: My Life So Far...
Welcome to the life of Chris P. Bacon! This adorable baby pig, who was born without the use of this back legs, became a YouTube and talk-show sensation when his adopted dad, veterinarian Len Lucero, posted a video online of tiny Chris learning how to use a cart made out of toys. This determined piglet soon mastered the device and was rolling to interviews across the country. Here, in his first book, this inspiring little guy tells the story of his life so far.
 
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How Roland Rolls
HOW ROLAND ROLLS is a story about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he’s struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave — he’s the whole big, wide ocean! The story shows humanity’s interconnectedness through the metaphor of a wave in the ocean. The book is lavishly illustrated by Rob Nason, who won a Golden Reel award for his work as Art Director on the film Anastasia, as well as an Annie Awards nomination. His...
 
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The PureLights of Ohm Totem: Book I (PureLights Series) (Volume 1)
Honorable Mention (4th Place) Cinda Publishing Global Book Contest 2013 - - - Global Ebook Award Nominee DESCRIPTION: Zoey and Coda are like everyone else in their small town of Gladstone, but that's about to change - forever. Zoey has a dream, one that feels far more real than it should. A strange wolf with a beautiful violet crystal embedded in his forehead visits her. "Please help us," the wolf implores. "Remember, Zoey, who you truly are." Zoey wakes up, dismissing...
 
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The 5th Wave
The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered...
 
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The Fault in Our Stars
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012! “The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten....
 
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Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying
and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. No writer is better poised to explore this territory than Emily Bazelon, who has established herself as a leading voice on the social and legal aspects of teenage drama. In Sticks...
 
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Out of My Mind
“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post). Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But...
 
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Swan Mothers: Discovering Our True Selves by Parenting Uniquely Magnificent Children
Swan Mothers guides parents through the experience of raising autistic, ADHD, highly-sensitive, and otherwise uniquely magnificent children. The book relays stories of real mothers parenting not-what-I-expected children, and shares fresh tools and techniques for moving from frazzled and frustrated to living a fabulous life. Before children, Natalia Erehnah laid the groundwork for what she believed would be perfect parenting. Her children, being their magnificently unique selves, taught her that perfection did not come from following formulas and philosophies, but in honoring them and herself exactly how and where they were. Swan Mothers tells...
 
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Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout
Scout, the lovable puppy of Puppy Diaries fame, stars in her own picture book Poor Scout. She wants so much to make friends with the other dogs at the dog park. She tries all her best puppy tricks--splashing, playing keepaway--but the older dogs ignore her. At the end of the day, she still has only one friend: her favorite toy, Baby. But Scout is determined to win over the other dogs, and she will, even if she does it in her own special, goofy way. Sisters Jill Abramson and Jane O'Connor have collaborated...
 
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The Santa Story and Tina
In Arita Trahan's charming picture book, The Santa Story and Tina, a young girl learns to enjoy Santa in surprising new ways. With whimsical full-color illustrations by Ross Anthony, this book helps parents emphasize the generosity of the Santa story by playing Santa with their children, as well as for them. Tina likes to imagine herself playing all the different roles in her favorite stories. At Christmastime she hears magical stories about Santa and eagerly shares in all the typical holiday fun with her friends. Then Tina's mom shows her how to have the...
 
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Children's Spirit Animal Stories
By reminding the listener of our natural capacity to connect with the animal world and our own intuitive guidance, Children's Spirit Animal Stories invite us to remember that we play an integral role in the universal cycle of life. Some of civilization's earliest records reveal humankind's need to communicate important messages through stories about animals. We have marveled at animal power, been humbled by their innate beauty and intrigued with their abilities. Animals demonstrate a truthful simplicity that we sometimes forget as we grow older and our world becomes more complicated. But our connection with nature can...
 
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Wings Within
Life in the cove is always changing and Myrtle wants to change, too. She is tired of being a plain old sea turtle, and longs to have big beautiful butterfly wings, so she can fly like her best friend Anew. Convinced that her shell is just like a cocoon, Myrtle begins thinking butterfly thoughts and even tries wiggling like a caterpillar. But nothing seems to work and her frustration grows. Only after danger visits the cove does Myrtle finally look within herself to discover that her own unique wings were there all along. All creatures have Wings...
 
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The Age of Miracles: A Novel
With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. “It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.”...
 
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Growing Up Psychic: My Story of Not Just Surviving but Thriving--and How Others Like Me Can, Too
Internationally recognized psychic and star of A&E’s hit show Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, Chip Coffey shares his personal story of discovering his gift at a young age and offers valuable advice for nurturing and embracing psychic ability. NO one knows more about psychic kids than Chip Coffey, and no expert on psychic kids is better known throughout the world. These kids are widely misunderstood, misjudged, and misdiagnosed. In Growing Up Psychic, Chip Coffey offers indispensable information for anyone who interacts with these extraordinary youngsters—parents, educators, medical professionals, mental health clinicians, members of the...
 
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Seriously, Just Go to Sleep
"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny. The rhythms, the plodding rhymes, the illustrations, the clever play on the overused trope of the world at bedtime -- they all work together to take Seriously, Just Go to Sleep beyond parody and into the realm where good children's books belong: things that parents, and children, can honestly come to from different places and enjoy together. I can imagine reading Seriously, Go to Sleep nightly, and even to the point where you're begging the child to...
 
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Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action
In Vegan Is Love, author-illustrator Ruby Roth introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. Broadening the scope of her popular first book That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, Roth illustrates how our daily choices ripple out locally and globally, conveying what we can do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and more. Roth’s message is direct...
 
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The Running Dream
Winner of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Award Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run? As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now...
 
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A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil—a journey that threatens their lives and our universe. A Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time is an iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world. This special...
 
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Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself
An updated, indispensable guide to empowerment and self-discovery for teens.While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Sarah Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. Originally written when the author was just sixteen, Soul Searching has been fully updated and expanded to address the concerns of today’s teens, bringing girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Stillman guides young women through the...
 
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Teens
Teenage years are tough, but this book will help teens as they journey through the ups and downs of adolescence. The stories in this book serve as a guide on topics from the daily pressures of life and school to love, friendships, parents, and much more. This collection will encourage, inspire, and amuse teens, showing that, as tough as things can get, they are not alone!
 
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Snotty Saves the Day: The History of Arcadia
A manuscript arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. Another world's scientists have discovered that the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. The greatest of these laws? That in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest. Is it true that this story of a snotty little boy, who falls through a rabbit hole into another world and battles giant garden gnomes with the help of a teddy bear army, holds this...
 
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The Bamboo Dance (Hartlyn Kids Presents....)
Grab your Hartlyn Kids passport and journey with us to the country of the Philippines! Meet Paco and Diego, two Filipino boys, as they learn to dance the tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines. Along the way, they will learn that practice makes perfect, especially when you have the encouragement of your friend! Each of our books comes with a passport sticker to be placed in your child's Hartlyn Kids Passport, also available for purchase on Amazon. Make this your first book in the series of your travels! Journey with us as we travel the globe......
 
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Adventures That Lead to Home (Hartlyn Kids Presents....)
Meet Rohit, a rural Indian boy who experiences adventure and excitement during his first visit to an Indian city. Along the way he learns that the differences between his rural life and city life are numerous and that despite the excitement of the city - there is no place like home! Each of our books comes with a passport sticker to be placed in your child's Hartlyn Kids Passport, also available for purchase on Amazon. Make this your first book in the series of your travels! Journey with us as we travel the globe... one book at...
 
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Adventures of Lumi Nary Light A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel
She's here! Join the fun with THE ADVENTURES OF LUMI NARY LIGHT A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel by award-winning author/publisher Sonya Haramis, M.Ed. A new book from the Peace of the Dreamer for young readers ages 5-8 beautifully told with loving lessons of wonder and magic.Lumi, a teeny tiny angel, has to earn her wings by bringing Betsy and Sammy safely back home by dawn. They ran away and can't find their way home. Now they're trapped in evil dark woods. Lumi finds them and takes them on sparkling magic trips they'll never forget...
 
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