Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem

How to End Self-Doubt, Gain Confidence & Create a Positive Self-Image

Glenn Schiraldi

Offers quick, easy-to-grasp tips for fostering a positive sense of self. This little book distills the best techniques from the author's successful Self-Esteem Workbook. This book also incorporates techniques that make use of mindfulness practice. With a little patience and practice, readers will discover what wonderful, valuable people they really are.

19x17cm  172 pages  $25.00  

Alphabet of the human heart

The A to Zen of Life

Matthew Johnstone, James Kerr

A handbook for the happy, and a bible for the broken-hearted, this book is an enchanting and enriching journey through the upside and the downside of what it means to be human - our hope and our fears, our strengths and our weaknesses, our highs and our lows.

17x17cm  $20.00  

Assertiveness Workbook

How to express your ideas and stand up for yourself at work and in relationships.

Randy Paterson

This self-directed program teaches readers to speak up and say what they mean at work and at home. Written supportively, it uses proven cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals build self-confidence, set boundaries, and determine appropriate responses.

25x18cm  206 pages  $42.95  

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He's the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!
Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good!
Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.

25x18cm  235 pages  $36.00  

Be Who You Are

Todd Parr

No matter who yu are, what you look like, or where you're from, just be who you are!
Bold messages and bright pictures encourage readers to embrace all their unique qualities.

26x26cm  32 pages  $25.00  

Being Me

A kid's guide to boosting confidence and self-esteem

Wendy Moss

Many kids struggle with low confidence. The good news is, Being Me can help kids tackle everyday challenges and build confidence and self-esteem. This handy guide gives kids the tools they need to explore their strengths, feel successful, and be confident in school, with friends, and importantly, with themselves.

112 pages  $19.95  

Body Image Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World
Instant Help Series

Julia Taylor

In this book you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl.
Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, and no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build authentic, lasting self-confidence-this book is your go-to guide. Authors

25x22cm  179 pages  $35.95  

Brave New Girls

Creative ideas to help girls be confident, healthy and happy

Jeanette Gadeberg

A hands-on, straight-talking guide for helping girls deal with the challenges of growing up. Includes information on family relationships, friendships, peer pressure, body image, money management, sexual harassment and more. This revised, 2nd edition has also been updated to include new helpful tips on dealing cyber-bullying, online privacy, and other issues girls face in the electronic world.

143 pages  $  


A Practical confidence builder for teengers

David Hodgson

Young people consistently say they want the same three things from life; to be happy, to be confident and to be successful. The Buzz shows them how to achieve all of these through a fantastic and illuminating journey of self-discovery. David Hodgson presents a unique and highly effective method of realizing potential and making the best choices for those considering higher education or wondering what future career would suit them. The Buzz has been developed with and used by thousands of young people, because it works. Young people have been surprised at how easy it can be to start living a great life, discover new strengths and skills, dream dreams, plan to make them happen and enjoy feeling great while moving in a positive direction that feels right. All of us can build a great life around our strengths, the things we enjoy and are good at. The Buzz also shows simple ways in which we can alter our behaviour to succeed in the different situations and challenges we face. The Buzz also includes tips on: how to get out of an argument, the power of laughter, talking to people you fancy, improving your sports performance, how to relax and reduce stress, building self-esteem, employability skills, learning and thinking better, choosing a course or career and understanding your personality. For 16-19 year-olds and the professionals working with them.

21x16cm  161 pages  $26.95  

Cool, Calm, and Confident

A Workbook to help kids learn assertiveness skills

Lisa Schwab

Assertiveness is the ability to stand up for yourself and your rights in a healthy and appropriate manner without infringing on the rights of others. This is the healthy middle ground between passiveness-letting others walk all over you-and aggression-forcing your desires on others without any regard for their rights. The easy and effective assertiveness-building games, worksheets, and activities in this book help kids recognize their self-worth, strengths, and right to stand up for themselves when others bully them or try to take advantage of them.
When kids feel good about themselves, it is much easier for them to have the strength and courage to act assertively. For this reason, many of the activities in this workbook help children build self-esteem and learn to believe in themselves. Self-assured, assertive children are less likely to be picked on by their peers and less likely to resort to bullying others to build confidence. Using this workbook is an easy and effective way to teach passive and aggressive children to respect themselves and others-a skill that will prove useful in childhood, in their teenage years, and throughout their lives.

25x20cm  152 pages  $26.00  

Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Ramsay

What you want from life using a series of visual and written exercises. The authors demonstrate techniques for self-exploration and self-expression in order to better understand who you are, where you come from, how you think, and how you define your values and goals. Topics for the exercises, which are illustrated with examples of students' work, include turning points and major influences, family traditions, roles you play, core values, alternative views of yourself, goals for your future, and the impact of gender, race, and ethnicity on identity. The final chapter guides the reader through the process of putting together a "self-portrayal" a personal mixed-media journal-inspired work that ties together all of the elements touched on in the exercises. This book will be of interest to arts therapists, counselors, and anyone looking to understand their own identity

23x15cm  191 pages  $44.95  

Don't Be Afraid to Drop!

Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla

This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn't want to take a risk, he doesn't like change, and he is happy with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing. This book provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back.

23x20cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Dot, The

Peter Reynolds

"Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti says she can't draw. Her teacher things she can. She knows that there's a creative spirit in everyone, and where there's a dot, there's a way. A simple, witty story that entices even the stubbornly uncreative to make a mark and follow it on a journey of surprise and self-discovery.

20x21cm  32 pages  $19.95  

Elephants Can't Jump

Jeanne Willis, illus Adrian Reynolds

Identifying our strengths. When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump , he sets out to prove them wrong. Hard as he tries, he can't jump! But then he realizes that he can do something else that no other animal can do.

28x24cm  32 pages  $34.00  

Enhancing Self-Esteem

A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

Nick Hagiliassis & Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu

Maintaining healthy levels of self-esteem is key to leading a positive and fulfilled life, but for many people with a disability it can be difficult when faced with the additional challenges they encounter. Negative messages, low expectations, reduced opportunities and discrimination are all facts of life for a large number of people, and these factors can have a serious impact on the development of self-esteem. Enhancing Self-Esteem is unique in being tailored specifically to meet the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource that provides relevant, cognitively-suitable and age-appropriate information and exercises to aid trainers working with adults with physical and multiple disabilities, and is suitable for people with mild intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. The material is designed to be used in 10 two-hour sessions that explore skills that will help to develop and maintain self-esteem

30x21cm  125 pages  $79.00  

Feathers for Phoebe

Rod Clement

This is a funny and heart-warming story about accepting who you are. Phoebe doesn't want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed - she wants to be fabulous! But when she seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results.

29x22cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Feeling Good About the Way You Look

A Program for overcoming body image problems

Sabine Wilhelm

If a blemish or "bad hair" can ruin your day and you are ashamed of your body, this compassionate book offers a program, based on cognitive behaviour therapy, that helps you fight the urge to spend hours "fixing" yourself. Once you understand the negative thoughts and feelings that distort your self-image, you'll be able to overcoming the embarrassment that keeps you from enjoying your life.

18x25cm  212 pages  $29.95  

Feeling Like Crap

Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem

Nick Luxmoore

Explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might really help that self to feel more valued and confident. Through accounts of his individual and group work with young people, demonstrates how listening to, engaging with and being respectful of young people can provide the support they need to help them repair their sense of self and offer them new possibilities and directions in life.

21x13cm  160 pages  $33.00  

Fill a Bucket

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children

Carol McCloud, Katherine Martin, david Messing

This is a version of Have You Filled a Bucket Today? for younger children. The concept of bucket filling is an effective metaphor for encouraging kind and considerate behavior as well as teaching the benefits of positive relationships to children.
Perfect for preschoolers to understand that when children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too, they understand how special, valuable, and capable they are.

18x18cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book

A Therapeutic story with creative activities for children aged 5-10

Karen Treisman, illus Sarah Peacock

Even though Gilly the Giraffe has many wonderful things in her life, she sometimes lacks confidence. Why does she have to stand out so much with her long neck, her long black tongue and her mosaic patches? Why do some of the other animals point and laugh at her? Can it be possible to be different and to be cool?
This activity book combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Gilly the Giraffe to help start conversations, which is followed by a wealth of creative activities for children to explore and build upon some of the ideas raised in the story, and beyond!
The activities are accompanied by extensive advice and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals on how to help children aged 5-10 boost their self-esteem and confidence.

30x21cm  140 pages  $50.00  

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Andreae & Parker-Rees

Gerald was a tall giraffe. Every year he dreaded the great Jungle Dance. But what Gerald discovers is that when we're different sometimes all we need is a different song to dance to. Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

30x24cm  28 pages  $17.00  

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Carol McCloud, David Messing

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis. Publisher Marketing: Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

20x27cm  32 pages  $20.00  

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Workbook

Deborah Plummer

Packed with activities and helpful advice, this resource is designed for professionals working to help adolescents and adults break the destructive cycle of low self-esteem. This fully updated new edition of is filled with practical ideas for building healthy self-esteem. Easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to use existing skills and develop new techniques to nurture confidence and feelings of self-worth. These are complemented by relaxation and breath control exercises, and expanded theoretical chapters that explains what healthy self-esteem is, why people may have low self-esteem and the consequences that can result from it.
Suitable for work with individuals and groups in a wide range of educational and therapeutic settings, this resource will prove indispensable to teachers, speech and language therapists, professionals working in adult education centres, counsellors at schools and universities, social workers and other individuals working with young people.

30x21cm  278 pages  $62.00  

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book (2ND ed.)

Deborah Plummer, Alice Harper

This book is packed with fun and effective activities to help children develop and maintain healthy self-esteem. New and updated material has been added including a section on running parent groups alongside children's groups, as well as a brand new layout, fresh illustrations, an expanded theoretical section and extra activities. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience, this activities book will equip and support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families.

29x21cm  285 pages  $62.00  

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer

For many children, the act of communication which most of us take for granted can be a struggle, and communicating with others can become something to fear rather than enjoy.
This creative book is full of fun and imaginative ideas to help children aged 4—11 with a speech or language delay or disorder to develop their communication skills. It is packed with activities and games specifically tailored to help develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, conversation skills and non-verbal communication.A comprehensive theory section supports the ideas presented, and practical advice on working with groups and individuals and in different settings is also given.
This activity book will be an invaluable resource not only for speech and language therapists and students, but also for parents, teachers, carers and other support staff who are looking for creative ways to promote language development.

28x22cm  174 pages  $45.00  

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids

Tom Rath, Mary Reckmeyer, Maurie J Manning

Through the story of a little boy named Felix, this charming book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them, too. As he goes about his day, Felix interacts with different people -- his sister Anna, his grandfather, other family and friends. Some people are happy, but others are grumpy or sad. Using the metaphor of a bucket and dipper, Felix' grandfather explains why the happy people make Felix feel good, while the others leave him feeling bad -- and how Felix himself is affecting others, whether he means to or not.

26x26cm  32 pages  $30.00  

How to Be A Superhero called Self-Control

Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Narrated by a superhero called Self-Control, this illustrated book provides a variety of super power strategies to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties, aged approximately 4 to 7 years, to master self-control. Teaches how to calm themselves using self-massage, deep pressure, breathing exercises, and activities such as making an imaginary list and finding their own peaceful place ... Also features an appendix with photocopiable super power charts, reinforcers, and reminder tools to ensure that parents, teachers, and other professionals can support children in upholding superhero strategies even after the book has been read.

25x18cm  111 pages  $29.00  

How to Feel Good

20 Things Teens Can Do

Tricia Mangan

Sometimes, it can be really hard to feel good about yourself and your abilities. As a teen, new relationships and experiences are happening all around you, and can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Being confident and secure can seems miles away. How to Feel Good is here to help you slow down and pay attention to your emotions and feelings. This book provides interactive exercises and questions to help you recognize and understand why you feel the way you do and to change hurtful thought patterns and habits. With these 20 simple, feel-good steps you can use this book to learn how to feel confident and happy with yourself--so that feeling good can be just a simple step away!

22x14cm  125 pages  $22.00  

How To Like Yourself

A Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem
Instant Help Series

Cheryl Bradshaw

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!

20x15cm  216 pages  $33.95  

Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart (2ND ed.)

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

The story of a little bunny that stops doing what he loves the most because his friends were making fun of him. He wanted to belong, to fit in so desperately that he tried unsuccessfully all kinds of activities. One day, with a little help from his grandfather, the bunny decides to be true to himself. This second book in the "learn how to listen series" is a great tool for helping children 4-8 work with self esteem and acceptance issues.

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  

Lion Inside, The

Rachel Bright, Jim Field, illus

A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. Fed up with being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!

30x24cm  32 pages  $16.00  

Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Christopher K Germer

The psychological benefits of mindfulness are well established. Yet for people who struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, guilt, anger, loneliness, sadness, or low self-esteem, mindfulness practices can be enhanced by adding a simple yet powerful ingredient: self-compassion. Without it, we all too often respond to emotional suffering with self-criticism, shame, or defensiveness - tough-to-break habits that only make suffering worse. This wise, eloquent, and practical book illuminates the nature of self-compassion and offers easy-to-follow, scientifically grounded steps for incorporating it into daily life. Vivid examples and innovative exercises and techniques make this an ideal resource for readers new to mindfulness or those who want to take their practice to the next level.

22x15cm  306 pages  $33.95  

OK Book

In this clever and literal play on words, OK is turned on its side, upside down, and right side up to show that being OK can really be quite great, encouraging children to discover their own individual strengths and personalities.

23x24cm  40 pages  $24.00  

Optimistic Child

A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Martin E P Seligman

Offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism - dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback - and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health. As Seligman states in his new afterword for this edition, "Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life - not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality."

21x14cm  342 pages  $28.95  

Positive Life Changes: Workbook 1

Who Am I and Where Am I Going?

Nancy Guerra

The Positive Life Changes Program is designed to help you learn more about how to make effective decisions. It is about empowering YOU to know your strengths, identify challenges, overcome obstacles, and make life choices that have positive outcomes for you and others. Five important ideas are emphasized throughout - Be aware, - Build on your strengths, - Make a difference - Connect with others, - Think, think, think.
This is a workbook full of activities that fall int three parts - Who am I? (4 lessons) Managing Myself (four lessons) Where am I going? (two lessons)

94 pages  $32.95  

Power of Self-D

Willie Bohanon & Friends Learn the Power of Self-Determination

Kip "Mr.J" Jones

An insightful look at the power of self-determination, written in a comic-book style that is sure to please young readers. In their adventure, Willie and the gang come across characters who possess the power of self-determination and characters who don't. The consequences for both are easy to see and leave a lasting impression on Willie and his friends.

23x15cm  39 pages  $19.95  

Rainbows of Success

A Motivational handbook for self-discovery and success

Howard Small

This book is a practical and inspirational handbook for students aged 11 plus and parents of younger children. It will inspire you. It will give you confidence. It will help you set achievable goals.
Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence, Enhance your relationship with family and friends, Develop a more positive attitude, Improve your study and communication skills, Organise your time more effectively, Fulfil your dreams and ambitions, Become self-motivated, Succeed in exams and tests, Prepare for interviews.

21x17cm  112 pages  $24.95  

Self-Control to the Rescue!

Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

Lauren Brukner

The self-control super hero is back, this time prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class, and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day! Focusing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, this book includes breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control, with additional resources for parents and educators.

25x18cm  112 pages  $29.00  


A Guide for Teachers

David Miller, Teresa Moran

Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences. This book includes: -discussions on a range of issues surrounding self-esteem enhancement in school -studies of recent work in this area -links between self-esteem and the development of competence -research evidence from real primary classrooms -a clear articulation of strategies and techniques to use in classrooms -a summary and analysis of the key theoretical and empirical work in the area.

23x18cm  192 pages  $76.00  


McKay & Fanning

Now in its third edition this is a proven program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining your self-esteem. talk back to the self-critical voice inside you - set and achieve goals that will enrich your life - foster compassion for yourself and others - handle mistakes and respond to ciriticism - ask for what you want use hypnosis and visualization for self-acceptance - and raise children with high self-esteem.

16x23cm  316 pages  $25.00  

Self-Esteem Companion

Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic & Celebrate Your Personal Strengths

Matthew McKay

Presenting more than 60 simple exercises to overcome a punishing inner critic, this resource includes tips for taking a realistic and empowering inventory of one's abilities, and for finding bold, new ways to celebrate strengths.

18x17cm  169 pages  $28.00  

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Deborah Plummer

Offers a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games carefully chosen to build and maintain self-esteem in children aged 5-11.
The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. The book combines physically active and passive games, verbal and non-verbal games and games for pairs or groups, which makes them equally accessible for children with speech/language difficulties or those with physical disabilities. Deborah Plummer shows that the games can be easily adapted and she encourages readers to be creative in inventing their own alternative versions.
This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to nurture self-esteem in children.

24x17cm  143 pages  $42.95  

Self-Esteem Workbook

Glenn Schiraldi

A simple, effective program for mastery of liking yourself, conquering self-doubt, seeing your ore worth, rational thinking, body appreciation, affirming thoughts, enlarging possibilities, forgiving yourself, liking the face in the mirror. This fully revised second edition of the best-selling The Self-Esteem Workbook includes new chapters on forgiveness, mindfulness, and cultivating loving kindness and compassion.

22x28cm  264 pages  $44.00  

Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Activities to help you build confidence and achieve your goals
Instant Help Series>

Lisa Schab

Learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.
The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.

25x17cm  183 pages  $31.95  

Stay Cool and in Control with the Keep-Calm Guru

Wise Ways for Children to Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Meet the Keep-Calm Guru, our expert guide to the art of staying cool, calm, and in control in the face of overpowering feelings! Helps children to recognize and cope with anxiety, anger, frustration, and other difficult feelings and emotions. Using everything from yoga poses and pressure holds to deep breathing and relaxing colouring activities, this illustrated guide provides children and adolescents, from around 7-14 years, with wisdom from the Keep-Calm Guru to help them stay in control.

25x18cm  136 pages  $29.00  

Teen Girl's Survival Guide

Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress
Instant Help Series

Lucie Hemmen

As a teen girl, having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. This book offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now—and have plenty to say about it.
As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy.
Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you’re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.

20x15cm  187 pages  $33.95  

Teen Talk Guy Talk


Sharon Witt

What is going on in my body? Why do girls act in such strange ways? You will find the answers to many of your questions concerning your changing body and, of course, girls! It provides up-to-date information on many issues relating to puberty and growing up, in an entertaining and informative way with humorous cartoons and great quotes. Ages 9+.

21x15cm  150 pages  $17.95  

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens

A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem
Instant Help Series

Marci Fox, Leslie Sokol

Offers young readers a teen-focused, breakthrough program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem. Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol, faculty members at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, adapted this cognitive therapy program for teens after the success of their book for adults, Think Confident, Be Confident.

20x15cm  184 pages  $33.95  

Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterlly

Alan Madison, illus, Kevin Hawkes

It's hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That's because everyone has marvellous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma - people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory, a place neither of her sisters has ever been. When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days . . . well, no one will forget Velma ever again. Watch as Velma Gratch metamorphosizes from a timid first grader into a confident young scientist!

30x23cm  32 pages  $16.00  

Visualize Confidence

How to use guided imagery to overcome self-doubt

Kirwan Rockefeller

To achieve, you have to believe. It's that simple. This book offers you proven-effective skills for developing the confidence you need to turn your dreams into reality through the use of guided imagery.

190 pages  $28.00  

Wrong Stone

Russell Deal

I want you to build me a wall with only perfect stones, the big architect said. All the stones tried to put their best faces forward. They hid their ugly bits. They tried to climb to the top of the pile. But there was one stone that didnt seem to fit...anywhere! He was the Wrong Stone and all the other stones were laughing at him. This 32-page picture book has exquisite, full-colour illustrations throughout. Enjoy the jokes, pranks and celebration of difference in this heart-warming story for kids and bigger kids. This book has an important place in counselling and clinical therapeutic practice where it may just constitute a tipping point - a small but mighty prompt for change and hope.

21x28cm  32 pages  $24.50  

You Are Like You

Big Hug Book

Shona Innes, Irisz Agocs

Looks at all the different things that make up the very special person that is You. You are the only you there is. Your amazing body has many parts that you can move and feel and see, and even more parts deep inside where you can't see.
All these parts – the big ones and the little ones – all work together to make the amazing unique person that is YOU…
This is another book in the BIG HUG series, an Australian series, written by a clinical and forensic psychologist.

24x24cm  32 pages  $14.95  


Kathryn Otoshi

As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in one's self and in others.

24x25cm  32 pages  $24.00