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Featured Books

Ask Elizabeth: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask About Love, Friends, Your Body ... and Life in General. Elizabeth Berkley, $21.00

Ask Elizabeth is the complete guide to teen life, inspired by the many workshops Elizabeth Berkley has conducted with teen girls. Much like a private diary, the book will be a personal resource that girls can turn to when they seek answers to teen life's toughest questions. The content contains real and practical advice, anecdotes and wisdom on topics like body image, relationships, bullying, grief, parents, friendships, goals and much more.


Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More. Jane Fonda, $20.00

This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about:

  • The male and female body as it changes and matures
  • Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others
  • Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today’s world
  • Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem
  • Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more  

Brave New Girls. Jeanette Gadeberg, $16.95 (ages 10 – 13)

Creative ideas to help girls be confident, healthy and happy.

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Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Edited by Luke Reynolds, $13.95 (ages 13+)

Middle grades and young adult authors speak candidly on the unspoken “rules” of adolescence in this collection of moving, inspiring, and often funny essays. This unique volume encourages readers to break with conformity and defy age-old, and typically inaccurate, orthodoxy — including such conventions as Boys can’t be gentle, kind, or caring; One must wear Abercrombie & Fitch in order to fit in; Girls should act like girls; and One must go to college after finishing high school.


Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Don’t Know about Canadian Universities, 2nd Edition. Ken Coates & Bill Morrison, $22.95

In a country where a high percentage of the population goes to university, but only a small percentage actually finds employment in their chosen field, understanding what’s going on in our postsecondary institutions is more important than ever. CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL offers a lively look at what’s really going on inside our colleges and universities.


The Canadian Campus Companion: Everything You Need to Know About Going to University or College. Erin Millar & Ben Coli, $22.95

This comprehensive guide to the Canadian college and university experience offers down-to-earth advice to students on everything from choosing a major to surviving life in residence, from managing studying exams to staying safe.

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Changing Bodies, Changing Lives. Ruth Bell et al, $28.95

CHANGING BODIES, CHANGING LIVES is full of honest, accurate, nonjudgmental information on everything teenagers need to know about today. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of teenagers make informed decisions about their lives, from questions about sex, love, friendship, and how your body works to dealing with problems at school and home and figuring out who you are. It's packed with illustrations, checklists, and resources for the answers you really need. Best of all, it's filled with the voices, poems, and cartoons from hundreds of other teenagers, who tell you what makes them feel worried, angry, confused, sexy, happy, and, yes, even excited and hopeful about their lives


Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Teenagers: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Teens. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

You're becoming an adult, your friends are changing, school is more challenging and your life has more ups and downs than it used to. This "support group in a book" is just for you. You are not alone and you'll find out why when you read these true stories from the lives of teens just like you.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

Being a teenager is difficult even under the best conditions. When bad things happen, the challenges can be overwhelming.  Read how other teens dealt with:

  • Self-destructive behavior, eating disorders and substance abuse
  • Illness, injuries and loss
  • Divorce, moves and other family upheavals
  • Finding meaning in their lives and new happiness
  • Overcoming obstacles and meeting challenges

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Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You. Deborah Reber, $14.95 (ages 12 and up)

Feeling overwhelmed? This easy-to-follow guide to stress management is the perfect solution for teens in desperate need of downtime. With schedules packed full of obligations ranging from academic to athletic to social, today’s teens know all too well the heavy toll that stress can take. And with the ever-present pull of technology, the idea of unplugging feels practically impossible.

But there’s a way to relax without sacrificing productivity, and this book will show you how. Explore a variety of techniques — including time management, visualization, exercise, and other creative outlets — that can take away tension and help organize your life. From de-cluttering your desktop to declining unimportant invites, the info, insight, and tools offered here will leave you with less stress, more happiness, and a blissfully balanced life.


Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney. Trevor Romain, $12.95

If you're on the outside, you're treated like dirt. And if you're on the inside, you have to follow the rules. Who needs more rules?" Learn the myths and realities of friendship from Romain's cartoons, jokes, and pointed remarks.


College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends. Megan & Jill Carle, $24.95

Sisters and college students, Megan and Jill Carle share the tips and tricks they’ve learned while feeding themselves between late-night studying, papers, parties, and other distractions.

Starting with kitchen basics, Megan and Jill first cover ingredients, equipment, and other prereqs for cooking a decent meal. They then provide more than ninety simple yet taste-worthy recipes. College Cooking includes hearty home-style dishes, study-break snacks, healthy salads, sweet treats, and more (along with low-cal and veggie options). You’ll also find recipes for feeding a household of roommates, maximizing leftovers, cooking for a dinner date, and hosting parties with minimal prep and cost. Just consider College Cooking your crash course in kitchen survival - and required reading for off-campus living.

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College Without High School: a Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College. Blake Boles, $16.95

High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch. So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment?

College Without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Boles shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. He then offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building adventures that will demonstrate those results.


The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens about Cliques, Conflicts and Overcoming Peer Pressure. Al Desetta, editor, with ESR (Educators for Social responsibility). $16.99

Cassandra is hassled by her friends for sitting with the 'wrong' kids at lunch. Jennifer gets harassed because she's overweight. Dwan's own family taunts her for not being 'black enough'. Yen is teased for being Chinese; Jamel for not smoking marijuana. Yet all find the strength to face their conflicts and the courage to be themselves. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about their lives with searing honesty. They will inspire young readers to reflect on their own lives, work through their problems, and learn who they really are.


Dating and Sex: a Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy. Andrew Smiler, $20.95

There's a good chance you've had the "sex talk" with your parents. Or not. Or learned about human reproduction in health class. Or maybe you've heard a lot about dating, sex, and relationships from friends, movies, and the internet. So you are all set, right? Maybe... But there's more information that you need to know — and really want to know — inside this book.

Dating and Sex is an awesome, easy-to-read, funny, and insightful book that is chock-full of information and advice to help you get ready for the world of dating, relationships, and sex. This book is your how-to guide to become a responsible and mature relational and sexual being. And then, you'll be ready for just about everything.


Dating! 10 Helpful Tips for a Successful Relationship. Laura Buddenberg & Alesia Montgomery, $13.95

Healthy, happy relationships aren’t random — it all comes down to skills, knowledge, and choices. This book will help you think about your own experiences and answer some important questions — how do you know when you’re in a good relationship? Are you in a relationship for the right reasons? What do you want in a relationship?

In each chapter you’ll read a relationship story. Some of these are positive, some are not. All of the stories offer some wisdom on how to create or maintain a healthy relationship — or recognize when it’s time to end an unhealthy one.

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The Deal with It Series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and aims to promote peaceful homes, schools and communities.

Anxiety: Deal with It Before it Ties You Up in Knots. Joey Mandel & Ted Heeley, $12.95

Arguing: Deal with It Word by Word. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95

Bullying: Deal with It Before Push Comes to Shove. Elaine Slavens & Brooke Kerrigan, $12.95

Competition: Deal with It from Start to Finish. Mireille Messier & Steven Murray, $12.95

Fighting: Deal with It without Coming to Blows. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95

Gaming: Deal with It Before It Outplays You. Diane Peters & Ben Shannon, $12.95

Gangs: Deal with it Before Wrong Seems Right. Jabari Lindsay & Bjoern Arthurs, $12.95

Gossip: Deal with It Before Word Gets Around. Catherine Rondina & Dan Workman, $12.95

Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride. Steven Solomon & Nick Johnson, $12.95

Racism: Deal with It Before It Gets Under Your Skin. Anne Marie Aikins & Steven Murray, $12.95

Peer Pressure: Deal with It Without Losing Your Cool. Elaine Slavens & Ben Shannon, $12.95

Privacy: Deal with It Like Nobody's Business. Diane Peters & Jeremy Tankard, $12.95

Procrastination: Deal with It All in Good Time. Diane Peters & Jeremy Tankard, $12.95

Teasing: Deal with It Before the Joke is On You. Steve Pitt & Remie Geoffroi, $12.95

Deal With It Series Resource Guide. Tricia Carmichael, Editor, $29.95

This comprehensive companion guide aids quick and easy lesson planning. A range of hands-on activities encourages practical application and critical thinking on the topics that affect kids daily.

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Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant: Teenagers Talk about Their Pregnancy. Interviews by Anrenee Englander, $9.95

You’re a teenager. You’re pregnant. Now what?

In poignant and insightful interviews, Anrénee Englander presents the voices of ten pregnant teens as they discuss their experiences and choices around motherhood, adoption and abortion. Presenting different points of view, Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant is a non-judgmental source of information for all teens that provides support and guidance for those who find themselves in this situation.


Doable: the Girls' Guide to Accomplishing Just about Anything. Deborah Reber, $15.99 (ages 12 and up)

Got goals? This empowering guide shows how to tackle your to-dos with confidence and enthusiasm so that you can transform anxiety into accomplishment.

It’s great to dream big, but with day-to-day demands and stresses that seem to dominate our lives, larger goals are easily overlooked or can seem completely out of reach. Procrastination, insecurity, and negative thinking can get in the way as well. But with the eight simple steps in Doable, anything and everything becomes possible. Ambitious teens have an incredible ally in Doable, which outlines strategies for success and includes profiles of young women who have already found it in areas like activism, entrepreneurialism, philanthropy, and more. From getting clear on what your “to-do” is to determining what success looks like and dealing with setbacks, the clear and concise tactics offered here feel like advice from a (very wise) friend, and before you know it you’ll be delivering the goods and achieving your dreams.


Dude, That’s Rude! (Get Some Manners). Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95 (ages 8 to 13)

Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more... It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

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Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs. Rozanne Gold, $22.50

Here is a just-for-teens guide (that everyone will love) to experiencing the joys of cooking and eating fresh food. Chef Rozanne Gold and her team of sous-chefs (aged 9 to 19) create over 80 of the most delicious, healthful, fresh recipes you could ever want to make.


Eight Stories Up: an Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide. Dequincy Lezine, with David Brent, $10.95

Eight Stories Up is both a remarkable memoir and a useful, compassionate guide that will ease the isolation and hopelessness caused by thoughts of suicide.


Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings. Mary Lamia, $21.95 (ages 15 +)

Emotions are a powerful and extraordinary part of being human. Your emotions serve as an instant cueing system to inform you about situations and motivate you to take actions.

  • Anxiety can sharpen your focus and direct your attentions.
  • Pride can lead you to take on something new and challenging.
  • Guilt can motivate you to correct situations that interfere with your relationships.
  • All of your emotions are valuable — they inform you, affect the decisions you make, and can motivate you to reach your goals.

EMOTIONS! MAKING SENSE OF YOUR FEELINGS will help you gain powerful insight into a significant part of who you are. While your emotional life may feel tumultuous, your emotions are priceless. It's time to figure out just what your emotions are telling you!

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Facing Change: Coming Together & Falling Apart in the Teen Years. Donna O'Toole, $10.95

This informative book helps teens understand their losses and discover creative coping strategies to deal with them. FACING CHANGE is unique in that all kinds of losses experienced by teenagers are listed and validated. As the author suggests, no one but the person experiencing a loss can ever know just what unique meaning and importance any particular loss holds. Topics Include:

  • Recognizing and Understanding Loss
  • Common Ways Loss Is Experienced
  • Finding and Using Help From Others
  • Resiliency — The Art of Grieving and Growing
  • Coping Strategies That Work
  • How to Know You're Making Progress

Fire in the Heart: a Spiritual Guide for Teens. Deepak Chopra, $11.50

Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra imparts inspirational life lessons to teens through the parables of a mysterious wise man named Baba.


Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: a Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life. Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes & Ann Bailey, $22.95

If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you’d also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before.

GET OUT OF YOUR MIND AND INTO YOUR LIFE FOR TEENS is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for coping with the difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions that stress you out and cause you pain. The emotions aren’t going anywhere, but you can find out how to deal with them. Once you do, you will become a mindful warrior — a strong person who handles tough emotions with grace and dignity—and gain many more friends and accomplishments along the way. You will: 

  • Use the power of mindfulness in everyday situations
  • Stop finding faults in yourself and start solving your problems
  • Be kinder to yourself so you feel confident and have a greater sense of self-worth 
  • Identify the values that will help you create the life of your dreams
  • Let go of anxiety and self-doubt
  • Recognize your strengths

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The Gifted Teen Survival Guide, 4th Edition: Smart, Sharp and Ready for (almost) Anything. Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle, $22.99

Based on new surveys of nearly 1,400 gifted teenagers, this updated classic is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn't always support or understand high ability. Full of fresh illustrations, surprising facts, cutting-edge research, revealing quizzes and survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes and stories, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are.

  • new information about twice-exceptionality (including gifted teens with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and Asperger's syndrome)
  • the truth about IQ, tests, and intelligence (with sections on emotional, social, and creative intelligence)
  • in-depth discussions about intensities and personality types associated with giftedness
  • recent research findings about brain development in gifted teens
  • strategies for managing their lives (including dealing with expectations, perfectionism, success and failure, time spent online, study habits, and stress)
  • ways to take charge of their education (including understanding content standards, knowing and obtaining their rights as students, relating to teachers, and exploring their options such as homeschooling and virtual learning)
  • advice on choosing a college or college alternative
  • ways to deal with teasing, bullying, and cyberbullying
  • guidelines for being "net smart" and staying safe and savvy online
  • information about depression, suicide, and giftedness
  • sections on being gifted and queer, developing wisdom and a personal philosophy, and handling existential crises
  • a wealth of additional up-to-date resources including books, publications, associations, programs, and websites
  • and much more!

Girlness: Deal With It, Body & Soul. Diane Peters, illustrated by Steven Murray, $12.95

It’s hard enough being a girl on the brink of puberty without dealing with a barrage of mixed messages about femininity. From self-image to peer pressure, consumerism to feminism, girls have a lot to grapple with. This volume looks at issues relating to gender identity and how girls can cope with the conflicts that arise when we question what it means to be female.


Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. Bonnie Burton, $17.99

Most girls have been gossiped about, ignored, teased, taunted online, or even threatened by other girls. And if you do some real soul-searching, you may realize that you too have been the “mean girl” at times. But why do girls act this way? And what can they do about it?

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GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens. Kelly Huegel, $21.50

First published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens (often referred to as LGBT or GLBTQ). This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary look at society and its growing acceptance of homosexuality and transgender people. Included are updates on efforts to promote equality regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, the current status of initiatives concerning safe schools, gay marriage, workplace equality, and transgender expression, and more. Resources point the way to books and websites with more information, and GLBTQ teens (and allies) who have been there share stories of personal experiences.


Good to Go: a Practical Guide to Adulthood. Kim Zarzour & Sharon McKay, $24.00

From acclaimed author Sharon McKay and long-time Star journalist Kim Zarzour—both mothers of teens—comes the indispensable guide for teens and young adults leaving home for the first time. Whether you’ve locked yourself out of your apartment, clogged the drain, need to attend a wedding or funeral, there is no question or concern too trivial for Good to Go to tackle with competence, humour, and respect. It’s Mom in a book!


Guyness: Deal with It, Body & Soul. Steve Pitt, illustrated by Steven Murray, $12.95

As boys become men, pressure to fit into set images of masculinity can be overwhelming. And stereotypes about what makes a man a man can make the early stages of puberty — the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual maturity — all the more confusing. This volume looks at issues relating to gender identity and how boys can deal with the conflicts that arise when boys fit — or do not fit — the masculinity mould.


Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas. Alan Wolfelt, $17.95

When you're a teen, the death of someone you love can be especially difficult. Being a teen is hard enough; being a grieving teen can feel completely overwhelming. This book was written to help you understand and deal with your unique grief. It gives you lots of really simple, practical ideas and suggested activities.  Flip to any page and help yourself on your journey through grief today.

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Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life. Jim Langlas, $17.50

The inspiration for this book comes from the ancient Korean history of the Hwarang — young student-warriors who worked to strengthen their spirits as well as their fighting skills. Author Jim Langlas, an educator and Taekwondo master, presents seven principles that are rooted in the long tradition of Taekwondo and are also tied to modern character education: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, community service, and love. Breaking each of the principles into four fundamentals, Langlas explores them through a mix of storytelling from the Hwarang and writing from his own former students, describing ways in which they've applied these principles to their own lives and inspiring readers to do the same. Rounding out the narrative are questions to spur reflection, discussion, and action. Included in the back of the book is a leader's guide offering tips on using the book with teens. From the Taekwondo dojang to the classroom and beyond, this unique book will interest and inspire teens of many backgrounds. 


Holistic Health for Adolescents: How Yoga, Aromatherapy, Teas, and More Can Help You Get and Stay Well. Nadia Milosavljevic, $29.95

Stress. Fatigue. Depression. Sleeping problems. Issues with focus and concentration. Headaches. Substance abuse. These are all common problems that teenagers deal with. We have long been acquainted with the conventional treatments of therapy and prescription medications. It turns out there are also many complementary and alternative therapies available that have evidence-based track records of success. This book presents therapies based around the five senses — including acupressure, aromatherapy, yoga, sound/music therapy — to help teens with their mental health. Each chapter reviews the signs and symptoms of a problem and presents detailed treatment protocols and therapies. This all-inclusive book is one-stop shopping for teens and parents looking for new, synergistic, and different ways to handle life’s problems.


Hot Stones & Funny Bones: Teens Coping with Stress & Anger. Brian Luke Seaward, $21.95

More than 75 teens were interviewed on a range of topics and issues: parents, friends, sports, clothes, school violence and peer pressure. With the passion and frustration expressed by teens in their narratives, as well as in their artwork and poetry, this book is a unique combination of original teen contributions and effective stress and anger management techniques from a mental-health professional.

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How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents: the Young Person's Guide to Financial Empowerment.  Rob Carrick, $22.95

Rob Carrick of The Globe and Mail is one of Canada's most trusted and widely read financial experts. His latest book targets financial advice specifically at young adults graduating from university or college and moving into the workforce, into the housing market and into family life. Financial beginners, in other words.  

Carrick offers what can only be described as a wealth of information, on the full life cycle of financial challenges and opportunities young people face, including saving for a post-secondary education and paying off student debts, establishing a credit rating, basic banking and budgeting, car and home buying, marriage and raising children of their own, and insurance.  

The book is mindful throughout that parents have a big role to play in all this. It addresses young readers throughout but regularly asks them to see things from their parents' perspective. In that way, Rob Carrick is able to offer advice to both generations. He even recognizes that in these difficult times, moving back in with the folks is sometimes a short-term necessity. This is a book that every parent needs to buy for each of their kids, plus one for themselves.


How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Alex J. Packer, $34.99

Explaining etiquette from A (“Applause”) to Z (“Zits”), Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he guides readers and explains why manners and etiquette are important—because people who know how to handle themselves in social situations come out on top, get what they want, feel good about themselves, and enjoy life to the fullest. Full of practical tips for every occasion, How Rude! is a serious etiquette encyclopedia — and a hilarious read. In 480 pages, this revised and updated edition describes the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations at home, in school, online, and in the world.


How to Feel Good: 20 Things Teens Can Do. Tricia Mangan, $17.95

Being a teenager can be tough. It can be really hard sometimes to feel good about yourself and your abilities. New relationships and experiences are happening all around you, and that can make you insecure, overwhelmed, or stressed out. HOW TO FEEL GOOD will help you slow down and pay attention to how you feel and what you think about yourself.

This book presents 20 simple, mind-healthy skills to guide you toward self-awareness and to teach you to stay calm and self-confident. You will also find additional strategies, self-reflection questions, and easy-to-do tools to help end frustration and develop patience so that you can achieve your goals.

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I Like Me

How to Like Yourself: a Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem. Cheryl Bradshaw, $24.95

Don’t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.

With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you’re especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often, the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic — whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence.

Inside, you’ll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You’ll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK — the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down — and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself.

This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have—the one with yourself! So, get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live.


I Am an Emotional Creature: the Secret Life of Girls Around the World. Eve Ensler, $15.00

In this book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Fierce, tender and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams and become the women they were meant to be.

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I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me! A Teen's Guide to Controlling Their Thoughts and Feelings. Jacqui Letran, $21.95

Do you feel like a victim of your thoughts and feelings? This book teaches you how to understand and control your thoughts and feelings and be the boss of your mind. The power to create the life you want is in your hands. In this book, you will discover how to:

  • Challenge negative beliefs and create positive new patterns
  • Stay calm and in control of even the most difficult situations
  • Stop unhealthy thoughts and replace them with positive ones

I'll Miss You Too: the Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Margo Woodacre & Steffany Carey, $19.99

The only guide to college with honest advice from both the parent and student point of view

Am I ready for college? What will change? How will we stay connected?  In this fully updated edition of I'll Miss You Too, mother-daughter team Margo Woodacre and Steffany Carey share practical tips on what to expect, the joys and challenges of their own transition to college, and advice on how to keep that special relationship strong throughout the college years and beyond. The book includes candid tips on:

  • The first few hours, days, and weeks apart
  • Staying safe, healthy, and happy
  • Talking openly in a social media age
  • Visits home and off-campus living
  • Preparing for life after college... and everything in between!

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In Love and In Danger: a Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships. Barrie Levy, $16.95

This book is for teenagers and parents of teens who have questions about abusive dating relationships. In Love and In Danger helps teens understand abusive dating situations, decide how to deal with them and learn how to get help. Providing useful information, practical advice and revealing interviews with teens, this newly revised edition includes a new afterword for parents and a resource sections with information on books, websites and organizations teens can turn to for help.


In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers. Deborah Reber, $15.99

Follow in the footsteps of amazing women who have the jobs of your dreams! This extensive and empowering career guide leads the way to a fulfilling professional life. Newly updated with seven additional cutting-edge careers.

Go beyond the job description and get the scoop on what it’s really like to work as a senator, a marine biologist, an actress, and much, much more. This exciting guide gives the behind-the-scenes scoop on a wide variety of careers through nearly fifty intimate “day in the life” profiles of women who excel in their fields. From magazine journalism to forensic science to the most relevant new careers for today’s young women, you’ll learn exactly what to expect and how to get ahead. In addition to providing specific, easily relatable information about a wide variety of possible professions, In Their Shoes also offers interview excerpts, practical tips, and career planning advice. Whether you’re looking for your first job or your fifth, it’s never too early (or too late) to decide what you want to be when you grow up!


It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. Edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, $16.00

After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere.

It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

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It Will Get Better: Finding Your Way through Teen Issues. Melinda Hutchings, $19.99

Teenage life brings up plenty of issues and can feel overwhelming at times.

In It Will Get Better, teens speak openly about their issues — everything from family break-ups and troubled friends, to cutting, cyber-bullying and experiencing the death of a parent. They talk candidly about dealing with difficult emotions and what did or did not help them. Most importantly, they share the insights they gained that helped them heal and move forward. Alongside the teen voices are helpful sections of expert advice, practical tips, websites and many other supportive resources to help you find your way through.


It’s All Too Much, So Get It Together. Peter Walsh, $16.99

Organizational guru Peter Walsh gives teens the steps they need to keep what is necessary, purge what is not and organize and prioritize everything in between.


It’s Not All Black and White: Multiracial Youth Speak Out. St. Stephen’s Community House, $12.95

What’s it really like to be biracial or multiracial? Here are the voices of youth who know. The youth in this book describe with utter frankness what it’s like to have roots in many places and cultures.

Navigating mixed-race relationships and family dynamics, dealing with prejudice and assumptions, and working through identity confusion to arrive at a strong and positive sense of self – these are just some of the topics explores in these pages. Whether in the form of rants or poems, personal reflections or interviews, the voices come through loud, strong and empowered.

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The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe and Get Along. Naomi Drew, $16.50 (10-15); Leader’s Guide, $28.95

From taunts and teasing to physical assault, many kids face difficult, even dangerous situations at school, at home, and in the community. How can they avoid conflict and defuse tough situations? Written by a well-known expert on conflict resolution and peacemaking, incorporating the results of a nationwide survey of kids ages 10-15, this book offers practical, realistic answers. Author Naomi Drew describes common forms of conflict, the reasons behind conflicts, and positive ways to deal with difficult circumstances. Through self-tests and exercises, young people discover whether they are conflict-solvers or conflict-makers. They learn how to stand up for themselves without getting physical, and how to deal with people who don't want to resolve conflicts in a peaceful way. Includes tips for:

  • countering bullying
  • calming down, lessening stress and tension
  • letting go of anger and resentment
  • eliminating put-downs and other hurtful language
Check out the companion guide:

A Leader's Guide to the Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts. Naomi Drew, $27.50

This Leader's Guide brings the student book, The Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts, into the classroom with lesson plans and reproducible handout masters.

Life Freaks Me Out and Then I Deal With It: Reassuring Secrets from a Former Teenager. K.L. Hong, $13.95

This thoughtful, very personal book explores the turbulent and exhilarating situations teens face every day. Reflections on sexuality, substance use, friendships, self-esteem and family are grounded in an honest and passionate argument for the importance of finding your own values and truths in life – now and always.


Life Skills for Teens DVD Volume 1: Healthy Relationships. InJoy Productions, $49.99 (35 minutes)

Life Skills for Teens DVD Volume 2: Building Your Future. InJoy Productions, $49.99 (32 minutes) 

Note: InJoy DVDs are for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada

LIFE SKILLS FOR TEENS teaches teens how to make intelligent life choices and become successful young adults. Engaging and real, this program gives young adults foundational building blocks in crucial life areas like relationships, time and money management, career building, and much more. The program’s energetic style will leave teen viewers feeling more confident and excited about their futures.

  • Volume 1: Healthy Relationships 
    Give teens the tools they need to cultivate a relationship that supports their values and dreams, including what to look for in a partner, effective communication tips, and how to break up respectfully.
  • Volume 2: Building Your Future 
    Through entertaining situations, this volume gives the teens the bottom line about education and earning power, making career choices, and avoiding teen money traps.

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Life Strategies for Teens. Jay McGraw, $16.95

Whether dealing with the issues of popularity, peer pressure, ambition, or ambivalence, Life Strategies for Teens is an enlightening guide to help teenagers not only stay afloat, but to thrive during these pivotal years. Whether you are a teen looking for a little help, or a parent or grandparent wanting to provide guidance, this book tackles the challenges of adolescence like no other. Combining proven techniques for dealing with life's obstacles and the youth and wit of writer Jay McGraw, Life Strategies for Teens is sure to improve the lives of all who read it.


lol … OMG! What Every Student Needs to Know about Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying. Matt Ivester, $21.95

The ease with which digital content can be shared online has, in addition to its many benefits, has created a host of problems for today’s high school and college students. All too often, students are uploading, updating, posting and publishing without giving a second thought to who might see their content or how it might be perceived.

lol… OMG! provides a cautionary look at the many ways that today’s students are experiencing the unanticipated negative consequences of their digital decisions — from lost job opportunities and denied college and graduate school admissions to full-blown national scandals. It also examines how technology is allowing students to bully one another in new and disturbing ways, and why students are often crueler online than in person. By using real-life case studies and offering actionable strategies and best practices, this book empowers students to clean up and maintain a positive online presence, and to become responsible digital citizens.


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Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail. Danica McKellar, $17.00

From a well-known actress and math genius—a groundbreaking guide to mathematics for middle school girls, their parents, and educators.

Danica McKellar’s mission is to be a math role model and demonstrate on a large scale that math doesn’t suck. In this fun and accessible guide, McKellar—dubbed a “math superstar” by The New York Times—gives girls and their parents the tools they need to master the math concepts that confuse middle-schoolers most, including fractions, percentages, pre-algebra, and more … ultimately revealing why math is easier and cooler than readers think.


Middle School Confidential Series by Annie Fox

Be Confident in Who You Are. Annie Fox, $14.99

So begins the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene—without losing sight of who they are. Book 1 offers insider information on common middle school concerns and practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are, and staying in control of your feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on.

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind. Annie Fox, $14.99

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind, the second book in the Middle School Confidential series, follows these characters as they work to forge friendships while navigating tough social situations. Book 2 explores making and keeping friends, resolving disputes, and dealing with common middle school concerns—like gossip, exclusion, and cyberbullying. There's also expert advice on crushes, peer pressure, and being there for friends who need help.

What’s Up With My Family: Middle School Confidential Series, Book 3. Annie Fox, $14.99

Follow these young teens as they work on challenges at home. Along the way you’ll find ideas for building trust with adults, getting past hurt feelings and making family relationships stronger. Life at home may not be perfect, appreciating family members and working with them can help everyone get along.

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Monochrome Days: a First-Hand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Depression. Cait Irwin & Dwight Evans, $10.95

Cait Irwin was diagnosed with major depression at the age of fourteen. In Monochrome Days, she shares her experiences as a young woman who suffered from a crippling depression but was able to recover with the help of a supportive family and expert care. As well as telling her personal story, the book answers questions about symptoms, treatment, medications and how to deal with depression at school and at home. Written for teens, Monochrome Days also provides insight into adolescent depression for family, friends and educators.


My Anxious Mind: a Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic. Michael Tomkins & Katherine Martinez, $20.95 (ages 12 – 18)

My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen’s busy routine.

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100 Questions You'd Never Ask Your Parents: Straight Answers to Teens' Questions About Sex, Sexuality, and Health. Elisabeth Henderson & Nancy Armstrong, $17.50

Teens have questions about sex; it's a matter of who they ask and how reliable the answers are. Collected directly from teens and presented in a simple and accessible Q&A format, 100 QUESTIONS YOU'D NEVER ASK YOUR PARENTS provides information about sex, drug, body, and mood in a way that's honest, nonjudgmental, and responsible.


Privacy, Please! Gaining Independence from Your Parents. Odile Amblard, $11.95

Sometimes teens just want to lock themselves in their rooms, listen to their iPods, and not deal with their families! Privacy, Please assures readers that drawing boundaries with their parents is a common struggle of growing up.


QUEER: the Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens.  Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke, $19.99

Written especially for LGBT teens, QUEER takes you on an awesome and enlightening journey through the sometimes scary, sometimes silly, and always fabulous world that is queer life. QUEER includes advice on:

  • coming out to friends and family
  • navigating your social and dating life
  • dealing with queerphobia
  • standing up for your rights
  • learning about safe sex
  • and more!

QUEER also includes personal stories from the authors, as well as facts about landmark events in queer history. Sassy, engaging, and honest, Queer is a must-have for all teens who think they might be queer—or know someone who is.

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Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma & Grandpa: 100 + Conversation Starters for Grandchildren and Their Grandparents. Stuart Gustafson & Robyn Freedman Spizman, $10.99

Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma & Grandpa promises to open up your relationship and strengthen the bond between you. This wonderful little book will help you gain a deeper understanding of your family and its history. With plenty of space to write in, it will be a keepsake for years to come.


Quiet Power: the Secret Strengths of Introverts. Susan Cain, $23.99

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids’ world — school, extra-curriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers.


The Real Deal Series

This series explores the facts behind the tough health and lifestyle choices that young people must make. Each book serves as a guide for readers and provides them with ways to address and cope with problems surrounding issues like drugs and keeping fit.

Adolescence. Barbara Sheen, $9.99

Alcohol. Rachel Lynette, $8.95

Bullying. Joanne Mattern, $9.99

Divorce. Joanne Mattern, $9.99

Drugs. Rachel Lynette, $9.99

Eating Right. Barbara Sheen, $8.95

Keeping Fit. Barbara Sheen, $8.95

Illness. Terri DeGezelle, $9.95

Moving. Terri DeGezelle, $9.99

Tobacco. Rachel Lynette, $9.99

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Relationship Skills 101 for Teens: Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress & Difficult Emotions Using DBT. Sheri Van Dijk, $23.95

Do you ever feel like your emotions are out of your control? Is it hard for you to make friends, get a date, or get along with your parents? You aren't alone. For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help. This book offers evidence-based strategies you can use to take control of your emotions and reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, allowing you to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.

This book outlines three core skills to help you manage your emotions and create better relationships. First, you'll discover how mindfulness can help you face each life experience with awareness and acceptance. Second, you'll find more effective ways of communicating with others so you can develop healthier, more balanced relationships. Finally, you'll learn powerful skills to regulate your emotions so you don't end up taking things out on the people you care about. With these combined skills, you’ll learn how to act in healthier ways so you don’t end up pushing people away.

Like most teens, you want to make and keep friends. You also want to date! And you'd probably like to have a good relationship with your parents. This book will give you the skills to reach these goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life-well beyond your teen years. Why not get started now?


Research Ate My Brain: the Panic-Proof Guide to Surviving Homework. Martha Newbigging, $9.95

The panic and doubt that comes with the assignment of a research project is no different today than it was decades ago. The advent of cyberspace, however, means that access to information today is greater and quicker than ever before, and that the way research is done has changed forever. How can students find their way through this information overload? RESEARCH ATE MY BRAIN is here to help. Written in a breezy, humorous style, this handy handbook shows students how to master the vast and complex resources that are available. Each chapter breaks the research process down into bite-sized pieces:

  • how to access invaluable library materials (books, journals, newspapers, databases, audio and video)
  • secrets to successful surfing online
  • how to identify and source reliable research sites
  • best bets for fact gathering
  • most importantly, evaluating and organizing all that information

Respect: a Girl's Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line is Crossed. Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym, $24.99

To be respected, girls need to know how they want to be treated, treat themselves that way, and let others know (respectfully, of course) to do the same. This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to it no matter what. It covers topics they deal with daily, like body image, family, friends, the media, school, relationships, and rumors. It confronts tough issues like sexual harassment, date rape, sex, drugs, and alcohol. And it debunks the myths and stereotypes that hold girls back. Sidebars, scenarios, quotes from teens, tips, definitions, activities, and writing exercises get girls' attention and keep them involved. The understanding, supportive "big sister" style inspires trust. Girls learn that respect is connected to everything, every girl deserves respect, and that respect is always within reach because it starts on the inside.

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Saving for School: Understand RESPs, Take Control of Your Savings, Minimize Student Debt. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, $7.99

SAVING FOR SCHOOL will explain the ins and outs in Gail’s trademark clear, straightforward style. It takes parents and future students through the steps of putting money into a plan and taking it out in the most tax effective way. The book makes following the rules and regulations simple and shows you how to set your plan up to work for YOU (as opposed to making it easy on your financial institution). Beyond RESPs, Gail offers a full plan for minimizing your student debt and guides you through how much student loan you should take on, along with offering general tips and strategies for saving and for following a budget at school. With Gail by your side, there’s no excuse not to start SAVING FOR SCHOOL.


School Power: Study Skill Strategies for Succeeding in School. Jeanne Shay Schumm, $20.95

This handbook is a lively, inviting introduction to the basic study skills all students need to succeed in school. Step-by-step instructions, practical advice, and insider tips from real students cover every conceivable topic, from how to get organized and create a study space to how to take notes, write papers, prepare speeches, follow directions, set goals, handle long-range assignments, and much more.

Kids and teens learn proven ways to be better readers, spellers, and writers, master new vocabulary, remember what they study, prepare for tests, and conquer test anxiety—and those are just for starters.

The revised and updated edition features new sections on the benefits of using computers, the Internet, and email to help with school projects and research. The exciting graphics and straight-talk style welcome kids in and hold their attention.


See You Later Procrastinator! Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95

Everyone procrastinates, but it's never too late (or too soon) for kids to learn how to get stuff done, get organized, get control of their schedules, and just get started.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Sean Covey, $18.99

Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS, author Sean Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people.


S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties, 2nd Edition. Heather Corinna, $37.00

As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming. When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn't) do. How do you decide who to listen to? Heather Corinna and Scarleteen have provided sex education and information to millions of young people, parents, and mentors since 1998; S.E.X. tackles all the big topics:

  • Self-image and how to find and claim your own sexual self
  • How to best protect and support your sexual and emotional health
  • Sorting out gender and sexual identities, even when they're complicated and confusing
  • The latest on contraceptive methods and other reproductive choices, sexually transmitted infections, and safer sex
  • Finding, creating, and managing healthy and happy relationships
  • How to set and respect limits and boundaries, and rock consent
  • Identifying, preventing, or healing from abuse or assault
  • ... and much more.

Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you've already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S.E.X clearly spells out what you need and want to know—no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.

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SEX: an Uncensored Introduction. Nikol Hasler, $19.99

Thinking about having sex? Or just thinking about sex, period? Well, that’s certainly a good place to start — because there’s a lot to think about, and a lot to learn. And Nikol Hasler is here to help. This honest, funny, and uncensored guide covers everything from sexual orientation and masturbation to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. New sections in this revised edition also address online dating, sex-related bullying, important new sex-related legislation, and sexting — a topic of particular interest and concern today. No subject is off-limits and no question is taboo in this hilarious, in-depth, all-in-one guide.


Sexual Decisions: the Ultimate Teen Guide. L. Kris Gowen, $27.00

For teens too shy to talk to a parent about sex, Sexual Decisions offers sound advice on a personal level, filling in some of the blanks in their knowledge about sex and relationships. Designed to help teens ages 16 to 19 make their own decisions about sexuality Sexual Decisions explores the facts of sexual health and provides teens with thoughts to ponder regarding the feelings and emotions that surround sex.


The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make. Sean Covey, $18.99; The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make Personal Workbook. Sean Covey, $17.50

In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey, author of the bestselling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions that will affect their future. This innovative, practical and accessible book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.

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Someone Really Oughta Tell You: Life Strategies for Young Adults and Life Renovators. Di Gibson, $29.95

Have you ever wished that someone would tell you how to manage the day-to-day details of your life? Give you practical tips and realistic strategies for making your life easier? Talk to you about how to manage your finances, relationships, work life? And what about finding a place to live? Taxes? Insurance? SOMEONE REALLY OUGHTA TELL YOU is a down-to-earth guide for young adults (and anyone else who needs a boost) that tells you what you need to know. Straight up.

WHY THIS BOOK?

  • It's full of practical, pared down, easy-to-implement tips that work
  • It acknowledges that your time and patience are finite
  • It comes in readily chewable chunks from which you can pick and choose
  • It helps with the how, not just the what-to-do
  • It's designed to help you live life on your terms
  • And, like the author, it's slightly irreverent

IT WILL HELP YOU:

  • Sort through your priorities
  • Improve your decision-making strategies
  • Figure out your strengths and manage your weaknesses
  • Design and implement - or renovate - your goals
  • Get a better handle on your day, week, year, your life
  • Better steer your money so that you get more joy and benefit from it
  • Learn how to better protect You and Yours
  • And how to improve your happiness, influence, and resilience

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss Into a Win. John Maxwell, $17.00

Any setback — a championship loss, a bad grade, a botched audition — can be seen as a step forward when teens possess the right tools to turn that loss into a gain of knowledge. Drawing on years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for becoming a true learner, someone who wins in the face of problems, failures, and losses. This Young Readers edition features all-new stories of real life figures that overcame adversity early in their lives, including entrepreneur Steve Jobs, Olympic Gold Medalists Gabby Douglas and Mikaela Shiffrin, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. 

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Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking. Sarah Elton & Jeff Kulak, $19.95 (ages 12+)

Starting from Scratch is not a cookbook. It's a book about food — how it works, why it works, and what you need to know to make the kitchen your playground.


Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! Trevor Romain & Eliabeth Verdick, $12.95

A helping hand for kids and an eye-opener for adults. Reassuring words, silly jokes, and light-hearted cartoons let kids know they're not the only worry-warts on the planet. Upbeat, positive, fact-filled, and friendly, this is the books on stress for kids and young adolescents.


The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress. Gina Biegel, $22.50

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of thirty-seven simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now.

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Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $22.00

Stress Relief is not about managing stress, but rather about preventing and avoiding it and eliminating the feelings it causes. This is a clear and practical guide that is also challenging and inspiring. Packed with insightful thoughts, ideas, and techniques like breathing exercises, meditation, affirmation and creative visualization, Stress Relief empowers teens by giving them control over their lives.


Stressed Out! For Teens: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Focused. Ben Bernstein, $ 21.95

The world’s teenagers have never been so challenged as they are today. The constant demands of parents, school, work, peers, social media, athletics, music, etc. has created a generation who, while tremendously capable, are also tremendously stressed. Today’s teens are expected to not only do it all but to do it now. Stressed Out! For Teens shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential and learn how to be calm, confident and focused in whatever situation they find themselves. Teens will learn the same techniques that all top athletes, musicians, business leaders and other successful people practice. As teens implement the tools taught in Stressed Out! For Teens they will find a roadmap to achieve their potential and be successful in all aspects of their lives.


The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens about Overcoming Tough Times. Al Desetta & Sybil Wolin, $21.99

In 30 first-person accounts, teens tell how they overcame major life obstacles. Many aren’t the everyday problems most kids encounter, which makes their stories especially compelling—and their successes especially inspiring.

As teens read The Struggle to Be Strong, they discover they’re not alone in facing life’s difficulties. They learn about seven resiliencies—insight, independence, relationships, initiative, creativity, humor, and morality—that everyone needs to survive and thrive in even the toughest times. Vivid, articulate, and candid, this book will motivate readers of all ages to build the skills and strengths they need to triumph over adversity.

A Leader’s Guide to the Struggle to Be Strong: How to Foster Resilience in Teens. Sybil Wolin, Al Desetta & Keith Hefner, $27.95

Activities, exercises, and questions invite teens to go deeper into the stories in; relate them to their lives; recognize their own potential for resilience and start building resiliency skills.

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Study Smarter, Not Harder, 3rd Edition. Kevin Paul, $21.95

Become the confident, super-learner you’ve always wanted to be:

  • Use the genius inside of you
  • Learn HOW to learn
  • Expand your memory capacity
  • Energize your brain

Study Strategies PLUS: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Sandi Sirowitz, Leslie Davis & Harvey Parker, $20.95

Helps students improve executive functioning skills such as organizing, managing time, planning, focusing, and remembering. These skills are extremely important for success in school and in the workplace. Students will also find valuable strategies to improve reading comprehension, note taking, and reduce stress.


Stuff That Sucks: a Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can. Ben Sedley, $17.95

If you struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, you should know that your pain is real. No one should try to diminish it. Sometimes stuff really does suck and we have to acknowledge it. Worry, sadness, loneliness, anger, and shame are big and important, but they can also get in the way of what really matters. What if, instead of fighting your pain, you realized what really matters to you—and put those things first in life? If you did that, maybe your pain wouldn’t feel so big anymore. Isn’t it worth a try?

Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn to prioritize your thoughts, feelings, and values. You’ll figure out what you care about the most, and then start caring some more! The skills you’ll learn are based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Yes, there are a few written exercises, but this isn’t a workbook. It’s a journey into the stuff that sucks, what makes that sucky stuff suck even more, and how just a few moments each day with the stuff that matters will ultimately transform the stuff that sucks into stuff that is just stuff. Make sense?

Maybe you want to be more creative? Or maybe you simply want to do better in school or be a better friend? This book will show you how to focus on what you really care about, so that all that other sucky stuff doesn’t seem so, well, sucky anymore.

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The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Start Being Awesome. Christine Wheeler, $15.99

Dealing with grades, bullying, friendships, parents, crushes... it's enough to make any teenage girl wish she could snap her fingers and make it all go away. The good news is, you almost can-except it's not snapping" but "tapping"! Formally known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), this revolutionary practice can help you reduce your feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, boost your confidence, and unpack the "stress backpack" you may not even know you're carrying.

In The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls, expert EFT practitioner Christine Wheeler explains the basics of the technique (it actually involves tapping, with your fingers, on energy points on your own body, and you can do it anywhere, anytime). Then she gives you simple yet powerful instructions for tapping on common challenges such as:

  • Schoolwork, tests, grades, and planning for college
  • Appearance and body image
  • Dating, breakups, and dealing with sexual feelings
  • Divorce, siblings, and blended families

Throughout the book, comments from 16-year-old Cassidy, the author's teen consultant, keep it real with helpful perspectives on how this tapping thing works! In these pages, you'll discover that a super effective tool for dealing with stress is literally at your fingertips. If you're ready to be true to yourself, stop freaking out, and keep being awesome, The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls is the perfect solution for you.


Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? Thomas Jacobs, $17.50

In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is and is not, recognize when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it.

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Teen Esteem: a Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults, 3rd Edition. Pat Palmer & Melissa Alberti Froehner, $16.95

Depression, violence, pressures to succeed, eating disorders — being a teenager seems more difficult with every generation. Confronted daily with demands from parents, teachers, and peers, teens have to have refusal skills and positive attitudes to meet the challenges of life in a world which requires them to grow up before their time. Without patronizing or lecturing, Teen Esteem helps teenagers develop the skills needed to handle stress, peer pressure, substance abuse, anger, sexual expression, more. The third edition includes new material on being different, self-acceptance, cyber-bullying, and coping with depression (in oneself and in others).


The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near and Far) to Create Social Change. Barbara Lewis, $16.50

Kids everywhere are deciding they can’t wait to become adults to change the world. They’re acting right now to fight hunger and poverty, promote health and human rights, save the environment, and work for peace. Their stories prove that young people can make a difference on a global scale. This book includes real-life stories to inspire young readers, plus a rich and varied menu of opportunities for service, fast facts, hands-on activities, user-friendly tools, and up-to-date resources kids can use to put their own volunteer spirit into practice. It also spotlights young people from the past whose efforts led to significant positive change. Upbeat, practical, and highly motivating, this book has the power to rouse young readers everywhere.


The Teenage Body Book. Kathy McCoy & Charles Wibbelsman, $22.95

Some teen issues are timeless: self-consciousness and uncertainty over rapidly changing bodies, tumultuous feelings, and dramatically changing lives. Many parents remember vividly their own youthful struggles. But today’s teens face challenges and possibilities that their parents never imagined: cyber-bullying, pressure to sext, new attitudes about sexual orientation and gender, and medical advances that have changed teen lives. The Teenage Body Book provides a platform for teens (and their parents) to discuss dilemmas, doubts, and possibilities that face young people in the new century.

Completely revised and updated for the first generation of teens to be born in the 21st century, The Teenage Body Book teaches teens how to overcome body image worries and maintain a healthy weight as well as making wise choices about drinking, smoking and drugs. The book helps them deal with depression, anxiety and stress as well as learning how to avoid STDs, pregnancy and abusive relationships.

The Teenage Body Book is simply everything teenagers and parents need to know about teenage nutrition, health, fitness, emotions, and sexuality.

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Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy. Annie Fox & Ruth Kirschner, $16.95

When stress has the 'survival brain' on overdrive, what happens to the 'thinking brain'? How can teens learn to use the mind-body connection to stay cool and make smart choices when the pressure's on? This book is packed with practical information and stress-lessening tools teens can use every day. Dozens of realistic scenarios describe stressful situations teen readers can relate to. Each scenario is followed by a clear, understandable process for reducing or stopping the stress and making decisions... Throughout, quotes from real teens remind readers that they're not alone, that stress affects everyone, but it doesn't have to ruin your life.


Transforming Stress for Teens: the HeartMath® Solution to Staying Cool Under Pressure. Rollin McCraty, Sarah Moor, Jeff Goelitz & Stephen Lance, $23.95

It’s stressful being a teen! In Transforming Stress for Teens, leaders from the world-renowned Institute of HeartMath and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute team up to teach overwhelmed and stressed-out teens how to use HeartMath skills — proven-effective tools and techniques to help you manage daily stress and anxiety, and develop resilience by managing emotion.


The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality: an Essential Guide for Today’s Teens and Parents. Michael Basso, $18.95

The classic guide to teen sexuality updated and expanded with information on sexually-transmitted diseases; contraception; sexual abuse; healthy relationships; hotlines and resources; and much more.

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Virgin Sex for Girls: a No-Regrets Guide to Safe and Healthy Sex. Darcy Luadzers, $17.95

Don’t just let sex happen. Be ready for it. Losing your virginity is a taboo subject in many families and schools, which means you could be lacking the real sex education and guidance that will help you decide if you are truly physically and emotionally ready — and how to say no if you aren't. Get the real story on:

  • Why some girls have sex, and reasons you might not be ready
  • Avoiding situations that could leave you feeling sad, scared, or embarrassed
  • Date rape and sexual assault—what it is and how to prevent it
  • Sex for the first time—who, what, when, why, and how
  • How to develop a sexual voice to make the best choice for you

Virgin Sex for Girls features more than 40 true stories from teens and adults about their first experiences — the physical, emotional, and social consequences of having (and not having) sex. This girl's guide to safe and healthy sex uncovers the real truths on how to have sex without getting hurt — the first time and every time.


Virgin Sex for Guys: a No-Regrets Guide to Safe and Healthy Sex. Darcy Luadzers, $17.95

Be safe, not sorry. Even guys have second thoughts about having sex. Whether you are concerned about getting a STD, your religious values, or what your partner will say about you afterwards, Virgin Sex for Guys teaches you the physical, emotional, and social consequences of having (and not having) sex. This guy’s guide to safe and healthy sex uncovers the real truths on how to have sex without getting hurt — the first time and every time. Get the real story on:

  • Sex for the first time—who, what, when, why, and how
  • How to treat a girl right before, during, and after your relationship
  • Preparing for sex—all about pregnancy, STDs, and your emotions
  • Same-sex sex—how to know if you are gay or bisexual
  • What to do when you or your girlfriend is not ready for sex

This is the real talk about sex, beyond the talk from your mom and dad, or the talk your friends gave you. It's the truth from a real, live sex therapist who wrote this book for YOU.


What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens. Carol Christen & Richard Bolles, $19.99

In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling — and tuition debt — makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead  you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs — along with all-new profiles of twenty-somethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more — this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are — and who you want to be.

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When Nothing Matters Anymore: a Survival Guide for Depressed Teens. Bev Cobain, $21.99

When Nothing Matters Anymore has already helped countless teens and now, in its newly revised edition, it promises to help even more. With updated information on medications, nutrition, counseling options, resources When Nothing Matters Anymore is a powerful support and tool for change.


Where Should I Sit at Lunch? The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the High School Years. Harriet S. Mosatche & Karen Unger, $19.95

Everything teenagers need to know about surviving the four most dramatic and difficult years of their lives, written especially for teens aged 13-17. This is the ultimate all-in-one survival guide for today's high-schoolers. The authors are sought-after speakers who talk to teens all the time - and they tell it like it is, dishing up the no-nonsense advice that teenagers are looking for. They set the record straighton peer groups, part-time jobs, colleges, homework, family, friends, and rivals. Where Should I Sit at Lunch offers real-life stories from teens who've ‘been there, done that’ and tips from teen-friendly experts. And yes, they tell them where to sit at lunch, too.


YOU the Owner's Manual for Teens: a Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life. Michael Roizen & Mehmet Oz, $19.99

There's a big difference between an adult's body and your body, between adults' health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU. It's about the biological changes that are happening in your brain and your body. It's about how to get more energy, improve your grades, protect your skin, salvage more sleep, get fit, eat well, maximize your relationships, make decisions about sex, and so much more. In fact, these pages answer hundreds of your most pressing health-related questions. The book doesn't preach. It just gives you straight-up information that you can use to make smart choices about how to live the good life — and enjoy every second of it.

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Complete Booklist

Decision-Making & Goal Setting

Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Edited by Luke Reynolds, $13.95 (ages 13+)

Doable: the Girls' Guide to Accomplishing Just about Anything. Deborah Reber, $15.99 (ages 12 and up)

Good to Go: a Practical Guide to Adulthood. Kim Zarzour & Sharon McKay, $24.00

Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life. Jim Langlas, $17.50

How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents: the Young Person's Guide to Financial Empowerment. Rob Carrick, $22.95

In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers. Deborah Reber, $15.99

Life Skills for Teens DVD Volume 1: Healthy Relationships. InJoy Productions, $49.99 (35 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Life Skills for Teens DVD Volume 2: Building Your Future. InJoy Productions, $49.99 (32 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are forHome Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Life Strategies for Teens. Jay McGraw, $16.95

Saving for School: Understand RESPs, Take Control of Your Savings, Minimize Student Debt. Gail Vaz-Oxlade, $7.99

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Sean Covey, $18.99

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make. Sean Covey, $19.99; The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make Personal Workbook. Sean Covey, $17.50

Someone Really Oughta Tell You: Life Strategies for Young Adults and Life Renovators. Di Gibson, $29.95

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss Into a Win. John Maxwell, $17.00

The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near and Far) to Create Social Change. Barbara Lewis, $16.50

What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens. Carol Christen & Richard Bolles, $19.99

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Social & Relationship Skills

Ask Elizabeth: Real Answers to Everything You Secretly Wanted to Ask About Love, Friends, Your Body ... and Life in General. Elizabeth Berkley, $21.00

Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney. Trevor Romain, $12.95

Dating! 10 Helpful Tips for a Successful Relationship. Laura Buddenberg & Alesia Montgomery, $13.95

The Deal with It Series:

  • Anxiety: Deal with It Before it Ties You Up in Knots. Joey Mandel & Ted Heeley, $12.95
  • Arguing: Deal With It Word by Word. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95
  • Authority: Deal With It Before It Deals with You. A. Aikins & S. Murray$12.95
  • Bullying: Deal With It Before Push Comes to Shove. Elaine Slavens & Brooke Kerrigan, $12.95
  • Cliques: Deal With It Using What You Have Inside. Kat Motosune & Ben Shannon, $12.95
  • Competition: Deal With It from Start to Finish. Mireille Messier & Steven Murray, $12.95
  • Cyberbullying: Deal With It and Ctrl Alt Delete It. R. MacEachern & G. Charette, $12.95
  • Fighting: Deal With It without Coming to Blows. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95
  • Gaming: Deal with It Before It Outplays You. Diane Peters & Ben Shannon, $12.95
  • Gangs: Deal with it Before Wrong Seems Right. Jabari Lindsay & Bjoern Arthurs, $12.95
  • Girlness: Deal with It, Body and Soul. Diane Peters, $12.95
  • Gossip: Deal With It Before Word Gets Around. Catherine Rondina & Dan Workman, $12.95
  • Guyness: Deal with It, Body and Soul. Steve Pitt, $12.95
  • Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride. Steven Solomon & Nick Johnson, $12.95
  • Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool. Elaine Slavens & Ben Shannon, $12.95
  • Privacy: Deal With It Like Nobody's Business. Diane Peters & Jeremy Tankard, $12.95
  • Procrastination: Deal With It All in Good Time. Diane Peters & Jeremy Tankard, $12.95
  • Racism: Deal With It Before It Gets Under Your Skin. Anne Marie Aikins & Steven Murray, $12.95
  • Rudeness: Deal With It If You Please. Catherine Rondina & Dan Workman, $12.95
  • Teasing: Deal With It Before the Joke is On You. Steve Pitt & Remie Geoffroi, $12.95
  • Deal with It Series Resource Guide. Tricia Carmichael, Editor, $29.95

Dude, That’s Rude! (Get Some Manners). Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick, $11.95 (ages 8 to 13)

Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. Bonnie Burton, $17.99

How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Alex J. Packer, $34.99

I Am an Emotional Creature: the Secret Life of Girls Around the World. Eve Ensler, $15.00

It’s Not All Black and White: Multiracial Youth Speak Out. St. Stephen’s Community House, $12.95

The Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe and Get Along. Naomi Drew, $16.50

lol … OMG! What Every Student Needs to Know about Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying. Matt Ivester, $21.95

Quiet Power: the Secret Strengths of Introverts. Susan Cain, $23.99

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind: Middle School Confidential Series, Book 2. Annie Fox, $14.99

Relationship Skills 101 for Teens: Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress & Difficult Emotions Using DBT. Sheri Van Dijk, $23.95

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? Thomas Jacobs, $17.50

Where Should I Sit at Lunch? The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the High School Years. Harriet S. Mosatche & Karen Unger, $19.95

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Building Self-Esteem/Exploring Feelings

Be Confident in Who You Are: Middle School Confidential Series, Book 1. Annie Fox, $14.99

Brave New Girls. Jeanette Gadeberg, $16.95 (ages 10 – 13)

Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Teenagers: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Teens. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times. Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Amy Newmark, $16.95

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens about Cliques, Conflicts, & Overcoming Peer Pressure. Al Desseta (ed), $16.99

Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings. Mary Lamia, $21.95 (ages 15 +)

Facing Change, Falling Apart and Coming Together Again in the Teen Years: a Book about Loss and Change for Teens. Donna O’Toole, $10.95

Fire in the Heart: a Spiritual Guide for Teens. Deepak Chopra, $11.50

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: a Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life. Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes & Ann Bailey, $22.95

Holistic Health for Adolescents: How Yoga, Aromatherapy, Teas, and More Can Help You Get and Stay Well. Nadia Milosavljevic, $29.95

Hot Stones & Funny Bones: Teens Coping with Stress & Anger. Brian Luke Seaward, $21.95

How to Feel Good: 20 Things Teens Can Do. Tricia Mangan, $17.95

How to Like Yourself: a Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem. Cheryl Bradshaw, $24.95

I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me! A Teen's Guide to Controlling Their Thoughts and Feelings. Jacqui Letran, $21.95

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. Edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, $16.00

It Will Get Better: Finding Your Way through Teen Issues. Melinda Hutchings, $19.99

Life Freaks Me Out and Then I Deal With It: Reassuring Secrets from a Former Teenager. K.L. Hong, $13.95

My Anxious Mind: a Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic. Michael Tomkins & Katherine Martinez, $20.95

Respect: a Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed. Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym, $24.99

The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens about Overcoming Tough Times. Al Desetta & Sybil Wolin, $21.99

Stuff That Sucks: a Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can. Ben Sedley, $17.95

The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Start Being Awesome. Christine Wheeler, $15.99

Teen Esteem: a Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults, 3rd Edition. Pat Palmer & Melissa Alberti Froehner, $16.95

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School & Study Skills

Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Don’t Know about Canadian Universities, 2nd Edition. Ken Coates & Bill Morrison, $22.95

The Canadian Campus Companion: Everything You Need to Know About Going to University or College. Erin Millar & Ben Coli, $22.95

College Without High School: a Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College. Blake Boles, $16.95

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide, 4th Edition: Smart, Sharp and Ready for (almost) Anything. Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle, $22.99

I'll Miss You Too: the Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students. Margo Woodacre & Steffany Carey, $19.99

Procrastination: Deal with It All in Good Time. Diane Peters & Jeremy Tankard, $12.95

Research Ate My Brain: The Panic-Proof Guide to Surviving Homework. Martha Newbigging, $9.95

School Power: Study Skill Strategies for Succeeding in School. Jeanne Shay Schumm, $20.95

See You Later Procrastinator! Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95

Study Smarter, Not Harder, 3rd Edition. Kevin Paul, $21.95

Study Strategies Plus: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success. Leslie Davis, Harvey Parker & Sandi Sirtotowitz, $20.95

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Health, Safety & Family Issues

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You. Deborah Reber, $14.95 (ages 12 and up)

Clueless in the Kitchen: a Cookbook for Teens. Evelyn Raab, $14.95

College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends. Megan & Jill Carle, $24.95

Easy for You to Say: Q & A’s for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability. Miriam Kaufman, $22.95

Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs. Rozanne Gold, $22.50

Eight Stories Up: an Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide. Dequincy Lezine, with David Brent, $10.95

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas. Alan Wolfelt, $17.95

Indigo Teen Dreams: Research-Based, Guided Meditation/Relaxation Techniques; Affirmations; Breathing; Muscular Relaxation; Visualization. Lori Lite, $23.95 CD format, 60 minutes

In Love and In Danger: a Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships. Barrie Levy, $16.95

It’s All Too Much, So Get It Together. Peter Walsh, $16.99

Monochrome Days: a First-Hand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Depression. Cait Irwin & Dwight Evans, $10.95

Privacy, Please! Gaining Independence from Your Parents. Odile Amblard, $11.95

Questions to Bring You Closer to Grandma & Grandpa: 100 + Conversation Starters for Grandchildren and Their Grandparents. Stuart Gustafson & Robyn Freedman Spizman, $10.99

The Real Deal Series:

  • Adolescence. Barbara Sheen $9.99
  • Alcohol. Rachel Lynette $8.95
  • Bullying. Joanne Mattern $9.99
  • Divorce. Joanne Mattern $9.99
  • Drugs. Rachel Lynette $9.99
  • Eating Right. Barbara Sheen $8.95
  • Keeping Fit. Barbara Sheen $8.95
  • Illness. Terri DeGezelle $9.99
  • Moving. Terri DeGezelle $9.99
  • Tobacco. Rachel Lynette $9.99

Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking. Sarah Elton & Jeff Kulak, $19.95 (ages 12+)

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! Trevor Romain & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress. Gina Biegel, $22.50

Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $22.00

Stressed Out! For Teens: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Focused. Ben Bernstein, $ 21.95

The Teenage Body Book. Kathy McCoy & Charles Wibbelsman, $22.95

Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy. Annie Fox & Ruth Kirschner, $16.95

Transforming Stress for Teens: the HeartMath® Solution to Staying Cool Under Pressure. Rollin McCraty, Sarah Moor, Jeff Goelitz & Stephen Lance, $23.95

What’s Up With My Family: Middle School Confidential Series, Book 3. Annie Fox, $14.99

When Nothing Matters Anymore: a Survival Guide for Depressed Teens. Bev Cobain, $21.99

YOU the Owner's Manual for Teens: a Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life. Michael Roizen & Mehmet Oz, $19.99

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Sex & Sexuality

Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More. Jane Fonda, $20.00

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives. Ruth Bell et al, $28.95

Dating and Sex: a Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy. Andrew Smiler, $20.95

Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant. Teenagers Talk about Their Pregnancy. Interviews by Anrenee Englander, $9.95

GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens. Kelly Huegel, $21.50

100 Questions You'd Never Ask Your Parents: Straight Answers to Teens' Questions About Sex, Sexuality, and Health. Elisabeth Henderson & Nancy Armstrong, $17.50

QUEER: the Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke, $19.99

S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties, 2nd Edition. Heather Corinna, $37.00

SEX: an Uncensored Introduction. Nikol Hasler, $19.99

Sexual Decisions: the Ultimate Teen Guide. L. Kris Gowen, $27.00

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality: an Essential Guide for Today’s Teens and Parents. Michael Basso, $18.95

Virgin Sex for Girls: a No-Regrets Guide to Safe and Healthy Sex. Darcy Luadzers, $17.95

Virgin Sex for Guys: a No-Regrets Guide to Safe and Healthy Sex. Darcy Luadzers, $17.95

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