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Life Literacy

by Matt Young; Nelson Soh & Stan Peake
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, personal success

It has become almost cliché to say that the world has changed.

The pace of technology change, the increasing number of new businesses, and growing global workforce has made the world a more competitive place. Global economic events have delayed retirement for millions around the world and thinning margins are making employers more risk adverse to p …

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Oliver Bounces Back!

by Alison Hughes, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

 

Oliver’s day has started out lousy — can he turn his luck around?

 

Eyewitness testimony confirms that Oliver is having a pretty lousy day. By the time he gets to school (late), he’s tangled with the hairbrush, stepped in dog drool, burnt his toast, and been hit in the head by his little sister’s gooey banana. At school, the pile-on of bad …

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Girlvana

Self-Love, Yoga, and Making a Better World--A Handbook

by Ally Maz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: yoga, self-esteem

A handbook for the self--a compassionate, honest, and personal guide to empowering yourself, and others, for a safer and more inclusive world.

BEING A TEENAGER can be a beautiful time in your life. But it can also be one filled with self-doubt, worries, and complicated relationships. Focusing on school and activities, friendship and family, feeling …

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Caillou Asks Nicely

by Danielle Patenaude, illustrated by Pierre Brignaud
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: manners & etiquette, beginner, words, values & virtues, emotions & feelings, daily activities, new experience

A great book to introduce kids to politeness!

With Mommy and Daddy’s help, Caillou learns that it’s nice to hear the words please and thank you. They are like a friendly hug that encourages people to respond favorably. Politeness is much more than just a social convention; it is also a way to ease our interactions with others. Even very young ch …

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My Name Is Elizabeth!

by Annika Dunklee, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like “Lizzy” and “Beth.” She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her p …

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Caillou Learns About Screen Time

by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Kary
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: computers, media tie-in, new experience, beginner, values & virtues

Oh boy, it's screen time!

Caillou would like to watch a cartoon on Daddy’s tablet who rather offers him to play a game on it together. Once the game is over and the tablet is turned off, Daddy continues to spend quality time with Caillou, reading him a book.

Screens are part of our daily lives and their use, especially with children, can be a chall …

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The Bare Naked Book

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.

The text has been updated to reflect current understan …

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Be the Awesome Man

A Young Man's Guide to Achieving Discipline, Success, and Happiness

by Dennis Gazarek
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, adolescence, self-esteem, happiness

A diagnosis and a prescription for a generation of young men in crisis, Be the Awesome Man is a must-read guide for young men who want to achieve lasting success and personal happiness.

Young men are underachieving in unprecedented numbers. More and more young men are not attaining standard benchmarks of maturity, such as entering and graduating fro …

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A World of Mindfulness

by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo; Rebecca Bender; Gabrielle Grimard; Tara Anderson; François Thisdale; Scot Ritchie; Miki Sato; Tamara Campeau; Emma Pedersen; Carmen Mok; Aino Anto; Sue Macartney; Dubois & Andrea Blinick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: non-classifiable, emotions & feelings

 

From the creators of A World of Kindness, a meditative, sensory picture book with arresting art from fourteen illustrators featuring several exciting new artists

I am here. I know who I am. I breathe in the smell of sun-warmed grass and it fills my lungs with energy.

Parents, educators, and health practitioners everywhere are recognizing the importa …

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Benjamin's Blue Feet

illustrated by Sue Macartney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: birds, self-esteem & self-reliance, humorous stories, new experience

A young bird with a flair for discovery and invention learns self-acceptance one blue-footed step at a time.

Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is …