Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be delighted by "Four: The Initiate," the second of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of Divergent and told from Tobias's point of view.
"The Initiate" provides readers with a glimpse into Tobias's Dauntless initiation experience, including an epic game of late-night Dare; his first tattoo; the beginning of his passion for training new initiates; and his nascent understanding of the danger of being Divergent.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.
From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.
Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format. The book features the bold, bright colors and silly scenes that made Todd a premiere voice for emotional discussions in children's literature. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence--and it's never to early to develop a healthy self-esteem.
It's Okay to be Different is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.
From the Hardcover edition.
The Boy Who Changed the World opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family’s cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver?
This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear. The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.
In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.
Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richards Rwanda took shape.
During his sophomore year of high school, Zach Steinfeld put his love of baking to good use and started the Baking for Breast Cancer Club.
Do you wish you could make a difference in your community or even the world? Are you one of the millions of high school teens with a service-learning requirement? Either way, Be a Changemaker will empower you with the confidence and knowledge you need to affect real change. You’ll find all the tools you need right here—through engaging youth profiles, step-by-step exercises, and practical tips, you can start making a difference today.
This inspiring guide will teach you how to research ideas, build a team, recruit supportive adults, fundraise, host events, work the media, and, most importantly, create lasting positive change. Apply lessons from the business world to problems that need solving and become a savvy activist with valuable skills that will benefit you for a lifetime!
Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou’s celebration of the “Glad Season” is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and a beautiful holiday gift for people of all faiths.
From the Hardcover edition.
Who sends warm-blanket hugs?
Where do happiness, bravery, and kindness come from?
What are those tiny, colored lights that pass before your eyes?
Look around! That perfect white feather in the grass is a sign!
That gentle butterfly fluttering freely in the sun whispers, “An angel is near.”
Angels are everywhere! Taking many forms, they convey their divine love.
It’s up to you to decode their heavenly message.
As an angel in training, you are invited on a playful journey into the angelic realm.
Summon your divine spirit. Laugh, breathe, release; only then will you too know the value of Angel Thinking.
Drawing on life experiences, Lorelei introduces her young readers to a host of Archangels. Bringing gifts from the spirit world they guide us through life’s joys and setbacks. Archangel Gabriel provides strength and courage. Ariel bids us discover the gifts of Mother Earth. Raphael eases pain, and Sandaphlon reminds us to be loving.
Angel Thinking is a guide to finding our angels using all our senses and even a box of colored pencils. Lorelei reminds us that angels are always with us. Getting to know them helps us to better understand who we are and why we are here on earth.
This special book makes a lovely “read together” for a parent and child.
~ Margaret J. Anderson, Author of In the Keep of Time trilogy, now in ebook.
Angel Thinking is enchanting, and it has touched me deeply. I think it was written by an angel.
~ Robert Holden, Ph.D., author of Shift Happens, Happiness Now and Loveability
But what led to this terrifying event?
Who was likely to be accused?
Why did the witchcraft fever finally come to an end?
Discover the facts about the Salem Witchcraft Trials and the mark they left on the U.S. justice system.
So consider this book the ultimate BS detector. In today's hookups without-heart society, this brutally honest guide reveals the most common lies boys tell and the truths behind them so you and your friends can separate the good guys from the bad.
'Everyone else is doing it.' 'I won't show anyone these pictures.' 'If we get pregnant, we could take care of it on our own.' Lies like these get lots of girls in trouble, especially when they cast aside their doubts and make poor choices in the heat of the moment. Written by psychologist Belisa Vranich and former Seventeen magazine editor Holly Eagleson, this provocative book sets the record straight with a 'cheat sheet' on what guys lie about, why they lie, and how you can respond. By learning how to react before embarrassing or volatile situations arise, you will be more confident and more likely to enjoy healthier, honest, and more fulfilling relationships.
Have You Ever Been Played?
Lie #8: I can't wear a condom.
Lie #2: Guys are built to cheat.
Lie #17: I'll love you forever.
Lie #3: You're a slut if you've had sex with lots of guys.
Yes, boys lie. But now you and your friends have the anti-get-played book.
The Kid Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who would one day grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Vice President Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver? But what about Susan Carver?
This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on his book The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can make a difference in someone’s life. In turn, that person makes a difference in someone else’s life, and the blessing is passed from person to person. Through each character’s story, readers will see that they, too, can be the kid who changes the world.
Now updated with Susan Carver’s story and brand-new illustrations by Phillip Hurst!
Features & Benefits:Based on true storiesHelps children understand that everything they do makes a differenceBased on The Butterfly Effect by New York Times bestselling author Andy AndrewsUpdated illustrations by Phillip Hurst
Temptation abounds in this collegiate world immersed in the world. So, can you keep a God-centered, adventure-based, Christ-driven life throughout college? Abbie Smith found the answer to be a resounding YES! Packed with encouragement specifically for these trying years, Can You Keep Your Faith in College compiles experiences shared by students from more than thirty-five schools across the nation. You’re not alone in the struggle to maintain the faith you carried with you when you first set foot on campus. The book targets pertinent issues including, “The Transition,” academics, dorm life, peer pressure, extracurricular activities, sports, Greek life, dating, studying abroad, racial relations, and “God’s Surprise Encounters.” Don’t let your faith whittle away; build it up! It’s what defines you.
College and Jesus.
Can They Go Together?
No one said it’d be easy. But here, voices from more than fifty campuses across America testify that it is possible. Can You Keep Your Faith in College? will help guide you through the best years of your life. From dorm and Greek life to dating and academia, every piece of the college equation becomes a loaded opportunity for you—and your faith—to thrive.
“Abbie Smith has done a great service for high school students, parents, and guidance counselors by letting us hear directly from students who walk the campus world by faith.”
President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
“…a huge challenge for any believer in the university scene.”
Founder, Passion Conferences
Bestselling author of The Air I Breathe
“Abbie Smith has utilized her experience and been open in sharing the truths in a manner that will help students to better face the opportunities, trials and experiences of everyday college pressure and life.”
Retired President/CEO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“This is an excellent book…down to earth, focused and real.”
Jerry E. White, PhD
President Emeritus and U.S. Board of Directors Chairman, The Navigators
“Abbie Smith addresses a need that has been ignored for too long by the local church. Every high school senior and college freshman should read this book.”
Andy Stanley Senior Pastor, campuses of North Point Ministries
Story Behind the Book
“Beginning my freshman year in college, God began drawing my heart to His. That spring, I trusted Christ as Lord and Savior and latched on to His journey. As an avid reader and eager Christian, I anxiously sought any material on faith-related topics. More specifically, I was craving material from people in my stage of life. It became quickly apparent, however, that collegiate voices had been overlooked, or at least left untold. This seemed a dangerous void. So with God’s provision, I setout to write a book that would tell the stories of common struggles Christians face in college everywhere. Thus began the vision of Can You Keep Your Faith in College. ” — Abbie Smith
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?, George Shannon and Julie Paschkis take us on a delicious cookie journey, showing how many hands work together so that one hand can take the cookie out—and so that you can take a huge yummy bite!
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 nearly fifty 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.
The teachings from Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn have been edited and adapted just for teens. 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 nominee Malala Yousafzai.
“Two books in one: first, fourteen fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace . . . Second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects.” -- Kirkus Reviews
Your parents say one thing, your teachers say another, and your friends say something else entirely. Is it okay to tell a friend that her cookies taste awful? How should you respond when you see someone cheating on a test? And what's the big deal with downloading music for free?
Whether it's about the use of the internet (copying homework papers?) or sports (steroids?), friendship, family, school, or affairs of the heart, kids often find themselves asking: What's the right thing to do? With five simple and clear ethical principles as a foundation, and plenty of out-of-real-life dilemmas as examples, Dr. Bruce Weinstein offers answers and an approach to things that teens will find useful and reliable. With a good dose of common sense, this accessible life guide proves that, while no one can give you all of the answers, Bruce Weinstein can give you the tools to make the best decisions you can -- anywhere, anytime.
Table of contents
Raising Successful Children
Creating Healthy Routines for your kids
How to Discipline a Child Effectively
How to Discipline a Child According to Age
Effective ways to Discipline Children -- That Work!
How to Love Your Kids
Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Children
Parenting to build character
Kids and money
Important Values to Teach Children
RAISING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN
PHRASES such as “helicopter parent” and “tiger mom” have made their way into the daily language. But does over-parenting help, or hurt?
While parents who are embarrassingly and obviously inappropriate come in for ridicule, many people find themselves drawn to the idea that with just a little more parental elbow grease, they might turn kids with amazing talents and assured futures. The main question of whether there really is anything wrong with a kind of over-parenting lite still remains unanswered.
Parental involvement has rich and long history of being studied and researched. Decades of research, many of them by renown clinical and developmental psychologists, have revealed that the optimal parent is one who is responsive and involved; who sets high expectations but still respects his/her kid’s autonomy.
The “authoritative parents” tend to hit the sweet spot of the appropriate parental involvement and usually tend to raise kids who perform better academically, socially and psychologically compared to kids whose parents are either more involved and controlling, or less involved and permissive.
This ebook includes a sample chapter of YES, SHE CAN!.
So What's the Deal?
Friends are more than just the people you hang out with. They make you laugh, they keep your secrets, they offer advice (some good, some bad), they give you a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes they move away, or betray your trust, or flake out, but mostly they are the people who are always there for you. And they know you'll be there when they need you most. Because that's what it means to be a friend.
Sometimes friendship is overwhelming, sometimes it's confusing, sometimes you feel like you don't have a friend in the world, but don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They're from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, difficult and wonderful things that really happened to them and their friends. Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice and quizzes designed to help you figure out what you and your friends are all about, and you've got the real deal on friendship!
But like it or not, friendships take work, plain and simple. And that’s where 30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs comes in—a field guide to friendship that will help you learn the basics of meeting new friends and keeping the old.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Have you ever wondered what religion and belief means for your life? Maybe you believe in nothing at all. Does that mean you’re an atheist? What does atheism even mean? Regardless of the religious background you grew up with, it’s natural to question what you believe…or what you don’t. Establishing your views about religion and spirituality is part of becoming an individual, but outside pressures can make it tough to know what is right for you.
What If I’m an Athiest? offers a thoughtful exploration of how atheism or the absence of religion can impact your life. From discussing the practical significance of holidays to offering conversation starters and tips, this guide is an invaluable resource about religion, spirituality, and the lack thereof.
This compassionate, nonjudgmental guide includes peer interviews featuring both religious and atheist teens and provides a safe space to find answers to the questions you may not want ask out loud, so you can decide what you believe—or don’t—for yourself.