Poor Allie! She's in a rage, throwing a tantrum, and having a fit! Her emotions have built and built and now they just burst. Is there a sweet little girl hiding somewhere under all the angry layers? And can her big brother find a way to make things all right again?
A young child tells us what makes her angry and how she tries to let the anger come and go. An artful starting point for conversations about strong feelings. Different situations in which a child might feel angry are presented, creating a nuanced look at anger and its many underlying emotions.
Arthur's gloomy father rushes him through the park every morning, through gray and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a bright balloon from the park's vendor, but Papa always says no. One morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out--and Papa's smile back--even if only for a few moments.
Coen is having a sniffling, sighing, sobbing kind of day. His family thinks they know how to cheer him up, but nothing helps. One by one, they get quiet and begin to listen. After some time, space, and reassurance, Coen is able to show them what he needs.
Todd Parr brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines to a book about things that might make kids worry from loud news to a big day at school. With his signature humor and instantly recognizable style, Todd speaks out to kids who are feeling the weight of their world, offering solutions and comfort, as well as giggles.
From the bestselling team behind the I Am series comes a bighearted celebration of individuality, of being comfortable in our own skin, respecting others for who they are, living authentically, and loving ourselves. It is an affirming reminder that difference is what makes life beautiful--and that each of us matters, just as we are.
Young readers will have the opportunity to process a variety of emotions with the adults in their life. With bold, playful illustrations and simple text, this picture book focuses on helping young readers build emotional literacy, affirming their emotions, and improving communication skills. Try also I am!: a Book of Reminders.
Ollie is the puppy living inside of our narrator's head, and when Ollie panics or is too energetic, the narrator feels that way, too! Eventually, she learns to handle the situation with her breath and her mindfulness, and by talking it out with an adult.
Empower kids to manage anxiety! We might not know what the future holds, but the lyrical rhyming text in this beautiful book reassures readers that they have the resilience and strength to face whatever comes their way.
Where Is Bina Bear? A little rabbit throws a party--but can't find best friend Bina Bear anywhere! Searching for Bina, Tiny realizes something is wrong--and sets out to make it right. This is a humorous yet sincere picture book about friendship, understanding, and embracing our loved ones just as they are.
Olivia is on the road trip of her dreams with her trusty camera and her big sister Ruth by her side. Olivia and Ruth buried a time capsule on their favorite beach. Now, they're taking an RV back across the country to uncover the memories they left behind. Ruth's depression has been getting worse, so Olivia has created a plan to help her remember how life used to be: a makeshift scavenger hunt across the country, taking pictures and making memories along the way. What if they never find the treasure they're seeking?
Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. She remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels. Emilia finds a way to repair the relationship with her father at home through automotive repair work and they both forge a path towards healing and wholeness.
Struggling with anxiety after witnessing a harrowing instance of gun violence, Manuel copes through photography, using his cell-phone camera to find anchors that keep him grounded. His days are a lonely, latchkey monotony until he's teamed with his classmates, Sebastian and Caysha, for a group project. Sebastian lives on a cattle farm outside of town and Manuel finds solace in the open fields and in the antics of the newborn calf Sebastian is hand-raising.
Introducing an irresistibly relatable graphic novel about friendship, anxiety, and growing up. Katie's always felt different. She's homeschooled, she has freckles, and her teeth are really crooked. None of these things matter to her best friend Kacey, but when they go to summer camp, Kacey starts acting weird. When Katie gets home, she can't stop worrying. She knows tapping three times or opening and closing a drawer won't make everything better . . . but sometimes it helps stop the worrying. Is something wrong with her? And will anyone want to be friends with her if they find out?
Haven can't stop thinking about the climate crisis and her anxiety about the state of the planet is starting to interfere with her life. She can't stop wondering why grownups aren't even trying to solve the earth's problem--and if there's anything meaningful that she can contribute. Haven takes on a project at a local river, analyzing water samples. At the river there's no sign of any wildlife--but there is ample evidence of pollution. It doesn't take much investigation to discover the culprit. When things begin to get complicated and personal, Haven must decide how far she's willing to go to save her corner of the planet.
The two most important things to know about Pluto;(1) she's always loved outer space (obviously); and (2) her favorite season is summer. This summer is different. Pluto has just been diagnosed with depression, and she feels like a black hole is sitting on her chest,& making it hard to do anything. When Pluto's dad threatens to make her move to the city, Pluto comes up with a plan to do whatever it takes to be her old self again. It takes a new therapist, new tutor, and new (cute) friend with a plan of her own for Pluto to see that there is no old or new her. There's just Pluto.
As long as Maggie rolls the right number, nothing can go wrong...right? Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school. But between finding the best after-school clubs, trying to make friends, and avoiding the rumored monster on school grounds, she's having a tough time...so she might need a little help from her twenty-sided dice. A touching middle-grade graphic novel that explores the complexity of anxiety, OCD, and learning to trust yourself and the world around you.
Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school--and then there's Viola. Viola is Livy's anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that only Livy can see or hear. Livy tries to push back against Viola's relentless judgement, but nothing seems to work until she strikes up new friendships at school. Livy hopes that Viola's days are numbered. But when tensions arise both at home and at school, Viola rears her head stronger than ever. Only when Livy learns how to ask for help and face her anxiety does she finally figure out living with Viola.
Simon's biggest claim to fame should be the time his dad accidentally gave a squirrel a holy sacrament. Or maybe the alpaca disaster that went viral on YouTube. The story the whole world wants to tell about Simon is the one he'd do anything to forget: the story in which he's the only kid in his class who survived a school shooting. Two years after the infamous event, Simon and his family move to the National Quiet Zone - the only place in America where the internet is banned, where they try to put the incident behind them and start fresh.
Zia remembers the exact night the Shadoom arrived. One moment she was laughing with her best friends and the next a dark room of shadows had crept into her chest. Zia discovers an old family heirloom dictionary, which is more than it appears. Hidden within its magical pages is a mysterious blue eraser shaped like an evil eye. When Zia starts to erase words that remind her of the Shadoom, they disappear one by one from the world around her. She finally has the confidence to make a friend and to perform on stage. Things quickly dissolve into chaos, as the words she erases turn out to be more vital than Zia knew.
Since Shelbi enrolled at Windward Academy as a senior and won't be there very long, she hasn't bothered making friends. What her classmates don't know about her can't be used to hurt her--you know, like it did at her last school. She meets Andy, who is not okay. At all. He's had far too much to drink. Again. Which is bad. And things are about to get worse. When Shelbi sees Andy at his lowest, she can relate. So she doesn't resist reaching out. And there's no doubt their connection has them both seeing stars . . . but the closer they get, the more the past threatens to pull their universes apart.
Darius is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, varsity soccer practices, and an internship at his favorite tea shop, things are falling into place. Then, of course, everything changes --and well, maybe he's not so sure about anything after all. Darius was just starting to feel okay, like he finally knew what it meant to be Darius Kellner. But maybe okay isn't good enough. Maybe Darius deserves better.
Alicia has a reputation that precedes her. But there's more to her story than the whispers that follow her throughout the hallways at school--whispers that splinter into a million different insults that really mean: a girl who has had sex. But what her classmates don't know is that Alicia was sexually abused by a popular teacher, and that trauma has rewritten every cell in her body into someone she doesn't recognize. To the world around her she's been cast, like the mythical Medusa, not as the victim, but the monster of her own story. Can Alicia change her narrative?
Quinn keeps lists of everything--from the days she's ugly cried, to "Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud" and all the boys she'd like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing . . . Then an anonymous account posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public. Quinn doesn't know who to trust. Desperate, she teams up with Carter in a race against time to track down the blackmailer.
David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully's slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David vows to use the summer to bulk up-- do what it takes to become a man--and wow everyone when school starts again the fall. Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he'll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything.
Paige Lives in debilitating fear of making the wrong choice. That's why when Paige is presented with two last-minute options for vacation, she's paralyzed by indecision. Should she go with her best friend (and longtime crush) Fitz to his family's romantic mountain cabin? Or should she accompany her mom to New York? Just when it seems like Paige will crack from the pressure of choosing, fate steps in and Paige's life splits into two very different parallel paths. One path leads to New York where Paige falls for the city and the other leads to the mountains, where Paige might finally get her chance with Fitz . . . until her anxiety threatens to ruin everything.
Jules grew up in her mother's spotlight. A "parenting influencer", Britt shares details of her daughter's life-pictures, intimate stories, insecurities, all-to a point that becomes unbearable to Jules. Then suddenly she's gone. Natalie has only barely begun to grieve her best friend Jules's death when Britt announces her plans to publish a memoir that will dissect Jules's life and death. But Nat knows the truth behind Britt's "perfect" Instagram feed-Jules hated the pressure, the inauthenticity, the persona. There's so much more to Jules than Britt and her followers could ever know. As Nat connects with Jules's boyfriend, Carter, and their shared grief and guilt bonds them, she becomes determined to expose Britt, to understand what really happened, and who is to blame.
When Jade arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the house Ba is restoring. She's always lied to fit in, so if she's straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised. But the house has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed as the house exhibits creepy behavior. She can't ignore the ghost who leaves cryptic warnings: Don't eat. With help from a delinquent girl, Jade will prove this house will not rest until it destroys them. As she roots out the house's rot, she must also face the truth of who she is and who she must become to save them all.
Whimsy is back in the hospital for treatment of clinical depression. When she meets a boy named Faerry, she recognizes they both have magic in the marrow of their bones. When Faerry and his family move to the same street, the two start to realize that their lifelines may have twined and untwined many times before. A neighborhood Forest might hold the answers to the part of Faerry he feels is missing. They discover the Forest holds monsters, fairy tales, and pain that they have both been running from for 11 years.
It's been three months since The Night on the Bathroom Floor--when Lily found her older sister Alice hurting herself. Ever since then, Lily has been desperately trying to keep things together. Now Alice is coming home from her treatment program and it is becoming harder for Lily to ignore all of the feelings she's been trying to outrun. Enter Micah, a new student at school with a past of his own. He was in treatment with Alice and seems determined to get Lily to process not only Alice's experience, but her own. When Lily and Micah embark on a project for school, she realizes that it's the words she's been swallowing that desperately want to break through and starts to find healing