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B 124173B 124173 "Can" in Cancer
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Did you know there is a “CAN” in cancer? Sure enough — take a look at those first three letters — C. A. N. — and you’ll see it’s true!Eli is a young boy who finds out that he has cancer. Not knowing how to feel, his doctor tells him, "There is a ‘can’ in cancer, so when your life seems kinda rough, breathe in and out and clear your head and think about better stuff.” Follow Eli’s journey through the eyes of a patient, parents, siblings, teachers, health care providers, and friends. This book is a must-read for anyone who knows: a child who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer or a child who has a friend or family member with cancer. Realistic fiction. IL Pres-3.
"Can" in Cancer KP  
B 104700B 104700 (Short) Story of My Life
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Jones, Jennifer
Length: 134 Copyright: 2004

With both the help and hindrance of family, his best friend, and the school bully, sixth grader Michael Jordan copes with romance and the fact that he is, as usual, the shortest one in his class. AR 4.0. Follett RL 6.2.
(Short) Story of My Life IJ  
B 112304B 112304 11 Birthdays
Grade Lvl: I Author: Mass, Wendy
Length: 267 Copyright: 2009

After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again. AR 4.1. RC 3.7. Lexile 650. IL 4-6.
11 Birthdays I  
B 94670B 94670 21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2011

Improving Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. Contains 36 lessons designed to help students develop skills in creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and communications and collaboration, and includes lesson-specific graphic organizers, and activities. For grades 6-12.
21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons T  
B 94672B 94672 21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Succeeding in the Workplace and in Life
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2011

Contains 36 lessons designed to help students develop life, career, and people skills. Includes lessons specific graphic organizers, and activities. For grades 6-12.
21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Succeeding in T  
DVD 2685DVD 2685 21st Century Skills/Twenty First Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2009

Video fieldtrip to classrooms to show real-world strategies for classroom curriculum and instruction. Draws from what innovative companies do to promote creativity and innovation in the workplace, and shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Identifies five conditions found in highly successful classrooms and organizations. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, self-reflection questionnaire, and suggestions for professional development activities.
21st Century Skills/Twenty First Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and I T  
B 123497B 123497 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You
Grade Lvl: S Author: Grant, Vicki
Length: 288 Copyright: 2017

Hildy and Paul come together to answer thirty-six questions on a university psychology questionnaire, one that is asking if love can be engineered. Young adult fiction. Contemporary. Romantic comedy. IL 9-12.
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You S  
B 93260B 93260 50 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 3: High School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schilling, Dianne
Length: 136 Copyright: 1999

Activities on self-awareness, managing feelings, decision making, managing stress, self-concept, personal responsibility, empathy, communication, group dynamics, and conflict resolution.
50 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 3: High School T  
B 120093B 120093 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Covey, Sean
Length: 266 Copyright: 2014

Describes seven habits teenagers can cultivate to help them improve their self-images, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and make other positive changes in their lives. IL 7-12.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens JS  
KM 12366KM 12366 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (20 Books)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Covey, Sean
Length: 266 Copyright: 2014

Describes seven habits teenagers can cultivate to help them improve their self-images, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and make other positive changes in their lives. Kit contains twenty copies of the book (266 pages) by Sean Covey. IL 7-12. Four-week loan period.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (20 Books) JS  
V 16259V 16259 ABCs of Emotional Intelligence
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Outlines the key elements of emotional intelligence (Assets, Balance, and Character). Students discover they have the power to bounce back, balance emotional and academic demands, and make positive choices. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
ABCs of Emotional Intelligence JS  
B 108343B 108343 Abundance of Katherines
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Green, John
Length: 228 Copyright: 2006

Having been recently dumped for the 19th time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life. AR and RC 5.6. Lexile 890. Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award 2007.
Abundance of Katherines JS  
B 92353B 92353 Activities for a Diverse Classroom (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Katz, Leah
Length: 80 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Connecting Students (2nd Edition). Offers activities that engage students in a process of understanding the need for friendships and acceptance of others. Helps teachers create a sense of community in the classroom and introduces students to new ways of thinking about relationships. Activities were designed for grades 3-5 to educate children about differences and increase their comfort level. Diversity. Tolerance.
Activities for a Diverse Classroom (Grades 3-5) T  
B 99793B 99793 Activities for Teaching Emotional intelligence, 1
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 136 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: 50 Activities For Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 1: Elementary. Activites for grades 1-5 on self-awareness, managing feelings, decision making, managing stress, self concept, personal responsibility, empathy, communication, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
Activities for Teaching Emotional intelligence, 1 T  
B 99794B 99794 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence, 2
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 140 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: 50 Activities For Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 2: Middle School. Activities for grades 6-8 on self-awareness, managing feelings, communication, personal responsibility, conflict resolution, self-concept, empathy, and group dynamics.
Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence, 2 T  
B 111401B 111401 Adam Canfield the Last Reporter
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Winerip, Michael
Length: 377 Copyright: 2009

When the school board shuts down the student newspaper, the Ameche brothers, two budding entrepreneurs with a knack for refurbishing junk but a shaky command of journalistic ethics, step in to help. Follett RL 5.0. AR 4.7. RC 4.4. Lexile 710.
Adam Canfield the Last Reporter IJ  
B 91103B 91103 Adolescent Depression Workbook
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Copeland, Mary
Length: 170 Copyright: 1998

Guides adolescents through the process of finding help and getting on the road to feeling happy and healthy.
Adolescent Depression Workbook JST  
KM 11125KM 11125 AGS Everyday Life Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Textbook program is designed to assist older students (below grade level) in making the transition to life after high school. Content complies with IDEA by covering required transition areas. Each of the 13 chapters opens with a self-assessment checklist for students to use to assess their knowledge. Each vocabulary word is defined in a special box on the page where it first appears to help students with limited vocabulary skills. Chapters: A Healthy Lifestyle; Household Smarts; A Safe Lifestyle; Nutrition and Fitness; Emotional Health and Self-Advocacy; Financial Responsibilities; Accessing Computer Technology; Social Awareness; Express Yourself; Career Planning; The Employment Setting; The Educational Setting; and Other Areas of Transition. Contents: teacher's edition, student textbook, workbook, and pocket guide. Two-week loan period.
AGS Everyday Life Skills T  
B 93446B 93446 All About Me
Grade Lvl: T Author: Palomares, Susanna
Length: 96 Copyright: 1991

Subtitle: Reproducible Activity Sheets to Develop Self-Esteem in Your Students. Sections: Identity, Belonging, and Purpose and Competence. For grades 3-6.
All About Me T  
B 123437B 123437 All the Birds in the Sky
Grade Lvl: S Author: Anders, Charlie
Length: 316 Copyright: 2016

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. ... Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages. Fantasy. IL 10-12.
All the Birds in the Sky S  
B 122102B 122102 All We Have Left
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Mills, Wendy
Length: 362 Copyright: 2016

In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them. IL 8-12.
All We Have Left JS  
B 108996B 108996 All We Know of Love
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Baskin, Nora
Length: 201 Copyright: 2008

Four years after her mother walked out, Natalie Gordon travels to Florida in the hopes of finding her mother, herself, and the truth about what love really is. Emotional problems. Loss. Coming-of-age.
All We Know of Love JS  
B 124756B 124756 All-American Girl
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Cabot, Meg
Length: 398 Copyright: 2002

Sophomore Samantha Madison stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed teen ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute First Son. Realistic fiction. IL 7-12. AR 5.9. RC 6.2. Lexile 880. GR Y.
All-American Girl JS  
B 123241B 123241 All's Faire in Middle School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Jamieson, Victoria
Length: 247 Copyright: 2017

Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted. Graphic novel. Coming of age. Fiction. IL 4-8. AR 3.4. Lexile 460.
All's Faire in Middle School IJ  
B 116363B 116363 Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Look, Lenore
Length: 184 Copyright: 2013

When fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho learns that his mother is expecting a baby, he develops a sympathetic pregnancy--adding to his worry about the burglar who is targeting Concord, Massachusetts. AR 3.6 IL 2-5.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night PI  
DVD 2944DVD 2944 Am I Ready? Making Healthy Sexual Decisions
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

In this edgy, true-to-life program, real teenagers and health experts talk frankly about the importance of healthy decision-making when it comes to sexual activity. The program unpacks the many factors that go into a young person’s decision to become sexually active or not, beginning with a discussion of sexual pressure from the media, peers and partners. Viewers are reminded that more than half of all students do not have sex before graduating from high school. Teens and health experts discuss the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections among youth and the life-changing effects of an unplanned pregnancy. Viewers learn they can reduce their risk for both by correctly using condoms and other forms of contraception. Presents abstinence as a healthy choice for teens and emphasizes the benefits of delaying sexual activity. Teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format, and can be accessed through Keystone's website.
Am I Ready? Making Healthy Sexual Decisions JST  
B 113930B 113930 Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Johnson, Peter
Length: 168 Copyright: 2012

Thirteen year old John "Houdini" Smith tries to write a book about what is happening in his life, from his parents' worries about money and his brother in Iraq, to his new understandings of people, while he and his friends rake lawns in their East Side Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood.
Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini IJ  
B 101479B 101479 Among the Imposters
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Length: 172 Copyright: 2001

In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been hiding for the entire twelve years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears. Second book from the series Shadow Children. AR level 4.9. Follett RL 5.9. RC 5.2. Sequel to Among the Hidden, number 87063.
Among the Imposters IJ  
B 109460B 109460 Amy's Disappearing Pickle
Grade Lvl: P Author: Crary, Elizabeth
Length: 30 Copyright: 2001

Presents a situation in which Amy's pickle is being taken from her lunch bag every day, then offers solutions among which the reader may choose. Each solution offered is given a separate page, so that the reader turns to the corresonding one to find out what happens next. Theft. From the series Kids Can Choose book. Follett RL 3.5.
Amy's Disappearing Pickle P  
B 117343B 117343 And We Stay
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hubbard, Jenny
Length: 224 Copyright: 2014

Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal. Boarding schools Fiction. Novels in Verse. Michael L. Printz Award Honors - 2015. IL 9-12.
And We Stay JS  
GM 77GM 77 Anger Control Game
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1988

Game is intended to be used primarily by a counselor with the individual child or with a group for the purpose of creating a safe environment for the acquisition of anger control skills. Board game is designed to help the aggressive child to empathize, to distinguish between aggressive and non-aggressive acts, to use self statements to diffuse anger, to generate alternatives, to identify feelings, and to evaluate the opinions of others. The contents include: one manual, one game board, spinner, playing pieces, and playing cards.
Anger Control Game PI  
V 15877V 15877 ANGER MANAGEMENT
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2001

Explains what causes anger, why our bodies react as they do when we're angry, the different ways people respond to anger, the different ways people respond to anger, and the consequences of not dealing with anger, stressing that issues are more likely to be resolved when you restructure your thinking and communicate calmly. Also addresses common myths about anger and anger management. Aggression. Assertive behavior.
ANGER MANAGEMENT JS  
KM 5553KM 5553 Another Point of View
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Read-along kit contains six cassettes and books. Each has two stories. One side has a retelling of a classic tale (Jack and the Beanstalk; Henny Penny; The Little Red Hen; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; and Goldilocks and the Three Bears) and the other side tells the story again but from a different perspective. For example Jack and the Beanstalk is told from the giant's viewpoint in Giants Have Feelings, Too. Includes teacher's guide.
Another Point of View PI  
B 109148B 109148 Antsy Does Time
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Shusterman, Neal
Length: 247 Copyright: 2008

Fourteen year old Anthony "Antsy" Bonano learns about life, death, and a lot more when he tries to help a friend with a terminal illness feel hopeful about the future. AR 5.8. Lexile 5.8.
Antsy Does Time IJS  
B 95324B 95324 Apps For Autism: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps for Improving Communication, Behavior, Social Skills, and More!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brady, Lois Jean
Length: 396 Copyright: 2011

Shows parents over two hundred Apple product apps for aiding their autistic children with education.
Apps For Autism: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps for Improvin T  
B 124996B 124996 Archenemies (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Meyer, Marissa
Length: 474 Copyright: 2018

As Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew face escalating crime in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other. Series fiction: Renegades, Book 2. Sequel to Renegades #123352. IL 7-12. AR 6.3. Lexile 820.
Archenemies (Book 2) JS  
DVD 2098DVD 2098 Art of Listening
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2007

Opens with young adults explaining why they think listening is a skill that needs to be taught. Introduces Seven Laws of Listening, including suggestions to analyze the body language of the speaker and the need to "listen between the words" for feelings. Also relates listening to accurate notetaking. Closed captioned.
Art of Listening JS  
B 108953B 108953 Artichoke's Heart
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Supplee, Suzanne
Length: 276 Copyright: 2008

When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight, mocked at school and at Heavenly Hair--her mother's beauty salon--and feeling out of control. As she slowly loses weight, Rosemary realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside. AR 5.1. RC 4.7. Lexile 780.
Artichoke's Heart JS  
B 94547B 94547 Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 196 Copyright: 2004

Designed to help people with Autism/ASD effectively advocate for themselves in their pursuit of independent, productive,and fulfilling lives. Six individuals on the autism spectrum share advice on "how-to" and "what to say to other people". Chapters: 1: Communicating Through Advocacy and Self-Disclosure: Four Ways to Connect by Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane. 2: Help Me Help Myself: Teachingand Learning by Kassiane Sibley. 3: Using the IEP to Build Skills inSelf-Advocacy and Disclosure by Stephen M. Shore. 4: Being Your Own Case Manager by Roger N. Meyer. 5: Building Alliances: Community Identity and the Role of Allies in Autistic Self-Advocacy by Phil Schwarz. 6: Disclosure and Self-Advocacy: An Open Door Policy by Liane Holliday Willey.
Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectru ST  
B 96881B 96881 Asperger Marriage
Grade Lvl: T Author: Slater-Walker, Gisela / Slater-Walker, Christopher
Length: 160 Copyright: 2002

Book is a joint venture between a married couple. They have each written frankly of their own perceptions of their marriage and reflect with sensitivity on the impact which Asperger's syndrome has had on their 12 years of living together. This is an open and honest account of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability that some regard as incompatible with marriage. It is a story whose wider implications will be of interest to anyone who has encountered autism spectrum conditions.
Asperger Marriage T  
B 96806B 96806 Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships
Grade Lvl: T Author: Stanford, Ashley
Length: 287 Copyright: 2004

Provides strategies for living with the more uncompromising aspects of ASD, pointing out that ASD also brings enormous strengths to a relationship. It shows how understanding the intentions, motivations and reasoning behind ASD behaviors can lead to better communication, relief of tension, and ultimately to a happier, more mutually fulfilling relationship.
Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships T  
B 95996B 95996 Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Edmonds, Genevieve / Beardon, Luke
Length: 170 Copyright: 2008

Adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advise and support for others with AS and provide insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. The contributors evaluate a range of social contexts and relationship aspects, including: online relationships; the unwritten rules of neurotypical socialising; the need for mutual understanding between those with AS and neurotypicals; the effects of struggling socially on one's self-esteem and frame of mind; and the opportunities provided by social skills workshops or interest groups. Edited by Genevieve Edmonds & Luke Beardon.
Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger T  
B 95822B 95822 Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood
Grade Lvl: T Author: Henault, Isabelle
Length: 208 Copyright: 2006

In this guide, Isabelle Henault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. Book is for parents, teachers, counselors and individuals with AS themselves. Human sexuality. Sexual relations.
Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood T  
B 96307B 96307 Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Kraus, J. D.
Length: 214 Copyright: 2010

The author, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, offers advice to teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's on how to negotiate the academic and social challenges of middle and high school. Some topics are organization, transitioning, sensitive senses, awkwardness, stress, driving a car, bullying, socializing, dating, obsessions & creativity. IL 7-T.
Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, JST  
GM 78GM 78 Assertion Game
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1986

Game is intended to be used primarily by a counselor with children to teach assertion skills in four environmental domains: school, friends, family and neighborhood. In this board game, players respond to provocative situations presented on cards in which characters behave submissively or aggressively. Players give advice on problem situations. The contents include: one manual, one game board, spinner, playing pieces, and playing cards.
Assertion Game PIJ  
B 123657B 123657 Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 303 Copyright: 2015

Three previously-published novellas that shed further light on the world of Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, set before he entered Beecher Prep and during his first year there and told from other characters' points of view. "The Julian Chapter" reveals why the bully dislikes Auggie so much. "Pluto" is about the lifelong friendship between Auggie and Christopher. And, finally, "Shingaling" offers a view of how the girls at Beecher Prep see Auggie when he first comes on the scene. Realistic fiction. Book companion (#113769). IL 3-8. AR 4.3. RC 4.2. Lexile 680. GR V.
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories PIJ  
KM 12873KM 12873 Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Palacio, R. J.
Length: 303 Copyright: 2015

These three stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder. Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain; Scott Merriman; and Taylor Ann Krahn. Listen time: 8 hours. Realistic fiction. Book companion (#113769). IL 3-8. AR 4.3. RC 4.2. Lexile 680. GR V. Kit includes: book, 1 set of earbuds, 5 port splitter to support small group of listeners, and playaway.
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories (Playaway) PIJ  
B 95808B 95808 Autism, Play and Social Interaction
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gammeltoft, Lone / Nordenhof, Marianne Sollok
Length: 63 Copyright: 2007

Illustrated guide that explains how to help children with autism spectrum disorders engage in interactive play, which is vital for the acquisition of social skills and attention to shared activities. The authors explain how to set up suitably structured play environments, games schedules and play routines, and how to use visual aids and other props to facilitate co-operative play and interaction. Common children's games have been adapted to accommodate children with autism spectrum disorders and range from simple interaction, such as 'putting-in' and 'give and take', to more complex games like 'hide and seek', 'sound-lotto' and 'spin the bottle', as well as games that teach social behaviour, such as exchanging toys and engaging with other children for play opportunities.
Autism, Play and Social Interaction T  
B 96890B 96890 Autistics' Guide to Dating: A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ramey, Emilia Murry / Ramey, Jody John
Length: 125 Copyright: 2008

Offers those on the autism spectrum tips and advice to help them master the communication and social perception skills needed to date and overcome the social skill deficits and sensory issues that may negatively impact a relationship.
Autistics' Guide to Dating: A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Wh T  
V 16493V 16493 AVOIDING DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIPS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Examines dangerous relationships in all forms; between parent and child, siblings, peers, or boyfrien/girlfriends. Details the warning signs of an abusive relationship that range from peer pressure to manipulation to physical violence and emotional abuse. After detailing warning signs, explains ways to leave the relationship; including getting parents, the school, or the authorities involved. The video also shows how dangerous relationships can quickly destroy one's life and dreams, making it impossible to function in society.
AVOIDING DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIPS JS  
B 109583B 109583 B for Buster
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Lawrence, Iain
Length: 321 Copyright: 2004

Sixteen year old Kak, desperate to escape his abusive parents, lies about his age in the spring of 1943 to enlist in the Canadian Air Force and soon finds himself based in England as part of a crew flying bombing raids over Germany. AR 4.7. RC 6.3. Lexile 730.
B for Buster JS  
B 118252B 118252 Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gutman, Dan
Length: 106 Copyright: 2014

A hurricane ends A.J.'s family vacation in Bermuda early and he and his family are forced to stay at Andrea's house for a week, where he constantly fights with Andrea and has to go back-to-school shopping. Then, when their parents send them to the weirdest day camp ever, A.J., Andrea, and the rest of the gang are determined to make this a summer they will never forget. From the series My Weird School. AR 3.8 IL 2-4.
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! PI  
V 16611V 16611 BAD FRIENDSHIPS: DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2004

Discusses the negative impact that can result from having a "bad" circle of friends. Identifies the five factors that define a good friend. Students describe their own involvement with bad friends, and identify the characteristics they now seek in their friends. Discusses the warning signs of a bad friendship. Features an adolescence psychologist who offers advice to teenagers who think they may be involved in a negative relationship.
BAD FRIENDSHIPS: DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD J  
B 108988B 108988 Bad Tickets
Grade Lvl: JS Author: O'Dell, Kathleen
Length: 231 Copyright: 2008

Rebelling against her strict Catholic upbringing in 1967, teenager Mary Elizabeth sorts through her feelings about her parents and friends, and about sex, while making some decisions about the type life she wants for herself. AR 3.6. Publisher RL 6.5.
Bad Tickets JS  
V 16169V 16169 Balltown: Goal-Setting
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 10 Copyright: 2001

Contains 2 episodes (5 min each). In the first, Samantha Softball leaves Balltown in search of ostrich feathers to put in her garden and learns that if you want something, you have to be prepared to go all the way to get it. In episode two, the balls of Balltown think Suzie Superball is stuck up because she is talented and pretty. She disguises herself as a klutz and proves that she can be a good friend. From the series Balltown.
Balltown: Goal-Setting KP  
V 16173V 16173 Balltown: Self-Confidence
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 11 Copyright: 2001

Contains 2 episodes (5 min each). In the first, Freddy Football encourages the other balls to have confidence in themselves, but doesn't follow his own advice. In episode two, the balls of balltown learn to rely on themselves when Doc Medicineball falls ill. From the series Balltown.
Balltown: Self-Confidence KP  
B 94337B 94337 Band-Aid Chicken
Grade Lvl: T Author: Henton, Becky
Length: 30 Copyright: 1998

Band-Aid Chicken enters the barnyard excited to make new friends. Soon discovers that to be accepted she must endure a painful initiation. When a new chicken arrives, she refuses to participate in the ritual, proving it isn't necessary to do what others want just to be accepted. Includes discussion questions and activity suggestions. Peer pressure. For Preschool-grade 2.
Band-Aid Chicken T  
V 15738V 15738 BASIC SOCIAL SKILLS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2003

Improvisations demonstrate foundation social skills including basic courtesy, listening, non-verbal skills, icebreakers, and other social behaviors in school situations. From the series Social Skills Workshop. Closed captioned.
BASIC SOCIAL SKILLS JS  
B 103025B 103025 Beast
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Length: 170 Copyright: 2003

A visit to his Harlem neighborhood and the discovery that the girl he loves is using drugs give seventeen-year-old Anthony Witherspoon a new perspective both on his home and on his life at a Connecticut'prep school. Drug abuse.
Beast JS  
B 111992B 111992 Because of Mr. Terupt
Grade Lvl: I Author: Buyea, Rob
Length: 269 Copyright: 2010

Seven fifth graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt. AR 3.7. RC 3.2. Lexile 560. IL 4-6.
Because of Mr. Terupt I  
KM 12382KM 12382 Because of Mr. Terupt (Book & Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: I Author: Buyea, Rob
Length: 269 Copyright: 2013

Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt. Kit contains 4 Audio read-along discs (4.5 hrs) read by Mike Chamberlain and Arielle Delisle and the book by Rob Buyea (269 pages, AR 3.7 RC 3.2 Lexile 560) IL 4-6. Four-week loan period.
Because of Mr. Terupt (Book & Audio CD) I  
B 94784B 94784 Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher
Grade Lvl: T Author: Powell, William
Length: 192 Copyright: 2010

Describes the benefits of being an emotionally intelligent teacher, focusing on self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management, and explaining how to improve interpersonal skills to better manage classrooms. Affective education. Emotions and Cognition.
Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher T  
DVD 2943DVD 2943 Before You Hook Up: Dating Rights and Responsibilities
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2013

For teens who are just beginning to date, knowing how to behave in a relationship can be tricky. In this program, teens learn the essentials of a healthy partnership, including trust, communication, respect, and conflict resolution. Real teens and experts emphasize the rights every young person has in a relationship. These include the right to disagree, the right to one’s own life, and the right to be treated with respect. This enlightening video and print curriculum delivers a strong message against dating abuse and violence. Teens learn to recognize the signs of abuse in a relationship and how to become empowered to get out of an unhealthy partnership or help a friend do the same. Teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format, and can be accessed through Keystone's website.
Before You Hook Up: Dating Rights and Responsibilities JST  
B 116748B 116748 Beginning of Everything
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Schneider, Robyn
Length: 335 Copyright: 2013

Star athelete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe. People with disabilities Fiction. Family life California Fiction. IL 8-12.
Beginning of Everything JS  
KM 12771KM 12771 Best Me I Can Be!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Kid-friendly books to teach social skills! Set of 7 books, titles include: I Can't Believe You Said That!; I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!; I Just Want to Do It My Way!; Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!; Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share!; Thanks for the Feedback, I Think: My Story About Accepting Criticism and Compliments...the Right Way!; The Worst Day of My Life Ever!: My Story About Listening and Following Instructions (or Not!).
Best Me I Can Be! KP  
B 123491B 123491 Best Possible Answer
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Kottaras, E. Katherine
Length: 263 Copyright: 2016

Ultra-high-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it's okay to be less than perfect, because it's our imperfections that make us who we are. Realistic fiction. IL 8-12.
Best Possible Answer JS  
B 114178B 114178 Better Than You
Grade Lvl: P Author: Ludwig, Trudy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Tyler's friend Jake continually boasts about his abilities, making Tyler feel bad about himself until his uncle Kevin and new neighbor Niko help him see that Jake is the one with the problem. Bragging. Pride and vanity. AR 3.3. Lexile 640. IL 1-3.
Better Than You P  
B 109268B 109268 Big Fat Manifesto
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Vaught, Susan
Length: 308 Copyright: 2008

Overweight, self-assured high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggle to be taken seriously in a very thin world. AR 5.0. RC 4.8. Lexile 800.
Big Fat Manifesto JS  
B 106855B 106855 Blind Sighted
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Moore, Peter
Length: 262 Copyright: 2004

Kirk, a creative misfit who is in trouble at high school because he is bored with his classes, learns to deal with his alcoholic mother, new friends, and life with the help of a blind young woman who hires him to read to her. AR 3.7. RC 6.1. Lexile 540.
Blind Sighted JS  
B 104698B 104698 Blue Jasmine
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sheth, Kashmira
Length: 186 Copyright: 2004

When twelve year old Seema moves to Iowa City with her parents and younger sister, she leaves friends and family behind in her native India but gradually begins to feel at home in her new country. East Indian Americans. Immigrants. AR and RC 4.4. Follett RL 5.4. Lexile 740.
Blue Jasmine IJ  
B 90741B 90741 Body Language
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Quilliam, Susan
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Presents guide to understanding various body signals in order to successfully respond more effectively and sensitively to others and how to improve personal relationships.
Body Language ST  
B 90393B 90393 Body Language for Dummies
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Kuhnke, Elizabeth
Length: 309 Copyright: 2007

A comprehensive guide to body langauge that discusses how to read facial expressions, what certain gestures indicate, how to express oneself through body language, using body language in personal and professional relationships, and more.
Body Language for Dummies ST  
DVD 2097DVD 2097 Body Language II: Reading People
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Demonstrates how to read a person's body language and interpret their nonverbal communication. Uses real-life scenarios to illustrate para-language, eye behavior, cultural differences, touch, space, and expression and explains how to understand what a person is saying nonverbally with their gestures. Closed captioned.
Body Language II: Reading People JS  
B 123236B 123236 Bone Gap
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Ruby, Laura
Length: 345 Copyright: 2015

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying. IL 8-12. AR 4.9. RC 6.3. Lexile 810.
Bone Gap JS  
B 111151B 111151 Boot Camp
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Strasser, Todd
Length: 238 Copyright: 2008

After ignoring several warnings to stop dating his teacher, Garrett is sent to Lake Harmony, a boot camp that uses unorthodox and brutal methods to train students to obey their parents. AR 4.6. RC 4.3. Lexile 750.
Boot Camp JS  
B 121165B 121165 Bouncing Back: Dealing With the Stuff Life Throws At You
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jones, Jami Biles
Length: 112 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice to teens on how to handle stress, discussing the importance of developing resiliency, describing strategies designed to help teens manage, or even escape their problems for short periods of time, and including personal stories in which teens tell how they dealt with difficult situations.
Bouncing Back: Dealing With the Stuff Life Throws At You IJS  
KM 8050KM 8050 Boxed Books: Career High Chronicles
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Ten books from the High/Low series from Saddleback Publishing: Back-Up Quarterback; The Best Week Ever; Boys of Their Dreams; Don't Blame Me; The Easy Way; The Fastest Runner; It Is Not a Date; One Date Too Many; The Right Kind of Win; and Too Late. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Career High Chronicles JS  
KM 7113KM 7113 Boxed Books: Character Education
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Collection of books from the Character Education Bridgestone series. Bridgestone Books/Capstone Press. AR 2.4-3.3. Follett RL 2.0-5.0. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Character Education P  
KM 7877KM 7877 Boxed Books: Learning to Get Along
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Collection of books from the Learning to Get Along series. Titles: Be Polite and Kind; Join in and Play; Know and Follow Rules; Listen and Learn; Respect and Take Care of Things; Share and Take Turns; Talk and Work it Out; Try and Stick With It; Understand and Care; When I Feel Afraid; Accept and Value Each Person; Reach Out and Give; Be Careful and Stay Safe; and Be Honest and Tell the Truth. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Learning to Get Along KP  
B 116766B 116766 Boy Nobody
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Zadoff, Allen
Length: 337 Copyright: 2013

Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves. Assassins - Fiction. Thriller. IL 9-12.
Boy Nobody JS  
B 108956B 108956 Breaking Dawn
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Meyer, Stephenie
Length: 754 Copyright: 2008

Continues the story of the human Bella and the vampire Edward whose love is threatened by their difference, a werewolf named Jacob, and other outside influences. Werewolves. Horror fiction. Fourth book in the Twilight series. AR 4.8.
Breaking Dawn JS  
DVD 1202DVD 1202 Brief Encounters (Day 1)
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 50 Copyright: 2001

Top psychologists analyze the subtle dynamics of meeting new people as day one in The Human Zoo unfolds. In addition, other researchers explore the impact of first impressions at a job interview, how physical attractiveness affects success, the parameters of personal space, and facial expressions associated with deceit. 50 minutes. From the series Human Zoo, a reality based experiment that tracks the behavior in a country house in Britain for three days. One-week loan period.
Brief Encounters (Day 1) S  
B 123045B 123045 Brobarians
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ward, Lindsay
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

This is the tale of the mighty Brobarians. Two warriors, once at peace....now at odds. Iggy the Brobarian has taken over the land. Can Otto the Big Brobarian win it back? Or maybe, with a little help, the two brothers can find peace again. A story of sibling rivalry and resolution. IL Pres-1.
Brobarians KP  
B 115412B 115412 Bruiser
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Shusterman, Neal
Length: 328 Copyright: 2011

Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Bronte befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody. Child abuse Fiction. Twins Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction. Family problems Fiction. AR 5.5 RC 5.4 Lexile 820 IL 8-12.
Bruiser JS  
B 95914B 95914 Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bellini, Scott
Length: 270 Copyright: 2006

Addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. Provides a five-step model that assesses social functioning, distinguishes between skill acquisition and performance deficits, selects intervention strategies, implements intervention, and evaluates and monitors progress. Instead of offering a single strategy, this book organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD.
Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Int T  
KM 10844KM 10844 Bully
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Langan, Paul
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Ninth grader Darrell Mercer and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year where, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. Contents: six copies of the book (190 pages) by Paul Langan. AR 4.7. From the series Bluford High.
Bully IJS  
B 110461B 110461 Bully
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Langan, Paul
Length: 190 Copyright: 2002

Ninth-grader Darrell Mercer and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year where, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully. From the Series: Bluford High. AR 4.7. RC 5.2. Lexile 700.
Bully IJS  
V 13547V 13547 BULLY ON THE BUS
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 14 Copyright: 1994

Bridget-the-bully takes aim at Katie and makes Katie's life miserable until she realizes there are options, other friends and ways to confront a bully to lessen her distructive power.
BULLY ON THE BUS IJ  
KM 8081KM 8081 Bully-Proofing in Early Childhood
Grade Lvl: T Author: McCarnes, Kayla
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Building a Caring Community. Designed to help teach preschoolers and kindergarteners the importance of kindness, friendship and respect for others. Lesson plans help teachers introduce positive social skills and prevent bullying. Contents: teacher's guide, CD-ROM with reproducibles, two posters (in English and in Spanish), and a storybook (Making a Heart Happy). Two-week loan period.
Bully-Proofing in Early Childhood T  
DVD 2660DVD 2660 Bullying (For Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

The two videos on this DVD were created to help middle school students, staff members, and parents come to a common understanding of the definition of bullying, the impact bullying can have on all involved, and what steps can be taken to address and prevent bullying. The first video, An Introduction to Bullying for Middle School Students (8 minutes), uses bullying situations to help students understand the definition of bullying, what they might be able to do if they or someone they know is bullied, and what to do if they see it happening to someone else. The second video, An Introduction to Bullying for Parents and Educators (16 minutes), includes testimonials from parents, school staff, and students about their experiences with bullying and what they did or tried to do to address it. Also included is an interview with a bullying prevention expert on the definition of bullying, warning signs of bullying, bullying statistics, and additional information on bullying. CC.
Bullying (For Grades 6-8) IJ  
DVD 2659DVD 2659 Bullying (For Grades K-5)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

The two videos on this DVD were created to help elementary school students, staff members, and parents come to a common understanding of the definition of bullying, the impact bullying can have on all involved, and what steps can be taken to address and prevent bullying. The first video, An Introduction to Bullying for Elementary School Students (8 minutes), uses bullying situations to help students understand the definition of bullying, what they might be able to do it they or someone they know is bullied, and what to do if they see it happening to someone else. The second video, An Introduction to Bullying for Parents and Educators (16 minutes), includes testimonials from parents, school staff, and students about their experiences with bullying and what they did or tried to do to address it. Also included is an interview with a bullying prevention expert on the definition of bullying, warning signs of bullying, bullying statistics, and additional information on bullying. CC.
Bullying (For Grades K-5) KPI  
V 16107V 16107 BULLYING: YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT ANYMORE
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2002

Dramatizations illustrate the differences in the way boys and girls bully. Helps students understand what bullying is, when they should seek help, why bullies seek power and the different ways in which bullies attempt to intimidate and abuse their victims. Discusses various options that can be taken by school officials, teachers, parents, students and bullies themselves, to end the bullying.
BULLYING: YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE IT ANYMORE J  
B 124174B 124174 But It's Just a Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 30 Copyright: 2013

Meet Jasper! A young boy who is totally absorbed with playing video games…. Video game addiction is on the rise, but it can be prevented. This creative story book teaches both kids and adults how to switch out their game controller for a “life controller.” Video gaming is becoming a part of our culture, and we must be strategic in creating a healthy gaming balance. Realistic fiction. IL K-6.
But It's Just a Game KPI  
DVD 1520DVD 1520 Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Did You Hear About...?
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Examines how rumors and gossip cause confusion and hurt feelings. Features real life scenarios that depict what can happen when children spread rumors or tell stories that are not completely truthful. Focuses on how it feels to be the target or rumors and gossip and stresses the importance of telling the truth. One-week loan period.
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Did You Hear About...? PI  
DVD 2252DVD 2252 C.A.G.E. the Rage
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2007

Calm down, Assess the situation, Gauge alternatives, and Empower yourself by choosing how to react: that's the way to safely C.A.G.E.the rage. By viewing this program, students will (1) see how to identify anger in themselves and those around them; (2) understand why mismanaged anger is so destructive; (3) discover how anger gets repressed, and the bodily and mental illnesses that may result from it; and (4) learn to release anger and express emotions in an acceptable and positive way using the C.A.G.E. method. Scenarios in which students model first unhealthy and then healthy behaviors make this video a particularly effective teaching tool. Candid interviews with experts and teens are also included. Closed captioned.
C.A.G.E. the Rage IJS  
DVD 1517DVD 1517 Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on the value of sharing and demonstrates the importance of taking turns. Introduces primary grade children to three ways to resolve common conflicts that occur when two or more people want to do the same thing. One-week loan period.
Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing PI  
V 17396V 17396 Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on the value of sharing and demonstrates the importance of taking turns. Introduces primary grade children to three ways to resolve common conflicts that occur when two or more people want to do the same thing.
Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing KP  
B 104430B 104430 Caring
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes caring as a virtue and suggests ways in which caring, can be shown, such as recycling, donating to charity, helping others, and listening. From the series Character Education. AR 2.4. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 370. GR level K.
Caring P  
V 17088V 17088 Caring
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Burna discovers (by being a "reading buddy") the personal rewards that come from giving of yourself to help somebody else. When Burna has to make a hard choice between doing a community service project and playing soccer, she learns that caring is more about what we do than about how we feel. From the series Six Pillars of Character. Closed captioned.
Caring KP  
B 107321B 107321 Caring: A Book About Caring
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Small, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2006

Teaches children responsibility by learning to care for others including sitting with a new student at lunch, forgiving a friend, and helping parents. From the series Way to Be. AR and Follett RL 2.0.
Caring: A Book About Caring KP  
DVD 1789DVD 1789 Caring: Matters of Concern
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Students and educators describe caring as the glue that holds communities and societies together. They examine several important traits of a caring person, including compassion, empathy, kindness, generosity, graciousness, and forgiveness. Includes specific examples of how acts of caring and kindness benefit both the giver and the receiver.
Caring: Matters of Concern JS  
DVD 2110DVD 2110 Caring/Bondad
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2003

Explores caring with the Popcorn Park Puppets. The puppets become entangled in problems that require them to sort our right from wrong. Includes songs and humor. Engages students in thinking, talking, and writing about the kinds of people they want to be. Burna discovers (by being a reading buddy) the personal rewards that come from giving of yourself to help somebody else. When Burna has to make a hard choice between doing a community service project and playing soccer, she learns that caring is more about what we do than about how we feel. Program offered in both English and Spanish language.
Caring/Bondad KPI  
B 123348B 123348 Cat on the Bus
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kim, Aram
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Using onomatopoeia, this almost wordless story tells of a homeless cat who finds shelter on a bus where she meets a cat-loving Asian grandfather. Fiction. ILA Children's Choice 2017. IL Pres-2.
Cat on the Bus KP  
B 110216B 110216 Catching Fire
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Collins, Suzanne
Length: 391 Copyright: 2009

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion. Insurgency. From the series The Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2. AR 5.3 RC 5.4. Lexile 820. GR level Z IL 7-12.
Catching Fire JS  
B 116556B 116556 Center of Everything
Grade Lvl: I Author: Urban, Linda
Length: 197 Copyright: 2013

Ruby Pepperdine thinks her life is perfect until her best friend gets mad at her and her grandmother, Gigi, passes away. When she finds her life falling apart around her, she regrets the problems she has caused and searches for a way to set things right. She decides to pin her hopes on Burning Day, when the town will listen to her read her winning essay, and her twelfth birthday wish, which she hopes will be the key to putting her life back on track. AR 4.9 RC 5.4 Lexile 830 IL 4-6.
Center of Everything I  
B 123492B 123492 Chaos of Standing Still
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Brody, Jessica
Length: 406 Copyright: 2017

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death. Realistic fiction. Contemporary Young Adult. Overcoming grief. IL 9-12.
Chaos of Standing Still JS  
B 92136B 92136 Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-To-Use Character Education Lessons and Activities for the Elementary Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 385 Copyright: 2002

Lessons with reproducible activities one can use to help young people develop healthy behaviors and attitudes toward themselves and others. Organized into three sections that focus on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life, each lesson included defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives. Some topics are honesty, promise-keeping, responsibility, generosity, compassion, understanding another's point of view, loyalty, fairness, sense of humor, initiative. Reproducible pages.
Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-To-Use Character Education Le T  
B 92186B 92186 Character Building Classroom Guidance
Grade Lvl: T Author: Martenz, Arden
Length: 175 Copyright: 2001

Lessons feature activities and discussions that will help students in grades 4-8 better understand the meaning of 10 character traits and the personal use of each of the traits in their daily lives. Each of the 10 units has 4 sessions. Units are relationships; self-discipline; honesty; citizenship; responsibility; respect; leadership; fairness; trustworthiness; and caring
Character Building Classroom Guidance T  
KM 9304KM 9304 Character Connection Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Thirteen 11"x17" posters, each with a drawing of a child and a poem on the topic. Topics: be peaceful, care for the environment, compromise, courtesy, forgive, honesty, love, loyalty, pride, respectful, responsible, tolerance, and trustworthy.
Character Connection Posters (BB) KPI  
B 92804B 92804 Character Counts!: Promoting Character Education Through Readers Theatre, Grades 2-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pfeffinger, Charla
Length: 173 Copyright: 2003

Presents 21 original readers theater scripts for grades 2-5, designed to teach such traits of character as courtesy, bravery, compassion, honesty, loyalty, patriotism, responsibility, sportsmanship, respect, kindness, integrity, and leadership.
Character Counts!: Promoting Character Education Through Readers Theatre, G T  
KM 11672KM 11672 Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Extra Credit (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Greenwald, Tom
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Bright but unenthusiastic middle school student Charlie Joe Jackson signs up for the school play in an attempt to get straight As on his last quarter report card in order to avoid having to go to Camp Rituhbukkee over the summer. Contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (4.5 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (265 pages) by Tommy Greenwald. AR 4.3 RC 3.5. Lexile 630. IL 4-7. Three-week loan period.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide To Extra Credit (Playaway) IJ  
B 109022B 109022 Chicks with Sticks (It's a Purl Thing)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Lenhard, Elizabeth
Length: 261 Copyright: 2005

Four teenage girls from very different social cliques at their progressive Chicago high school become friends after forming a knitting club. AR 5.0.
Chicks with Sticks (It's a Purl Thing) JS  
B 108994B 108994 Chill
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reber, Deborah
Length: 196 Copyright: 2008

Describes the physiological effects of stress. Provides stress-reducing techniques. Offers organizational tips. Discusses how to cope with side effects of stress.
Chill JS  
KM 8990KM 8990 Chimp Who Lost Her Chatter
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Shapiro, Lawrence
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Story About Overcoming Shyness by Lawrence E. Shapiro. Charlotte the Chimp is painfully shy at her new school, where she rarely says a word. With help from the school counselor and by attending meetings of The Friendship Club, she learns the Four Rs of overcoming shyness: Reason, Reassurance, Relaxation, and Role-Playing. Contents: activity sheet, book, and Charlotte the Chimp doll (stuffed chimpanzee).
Chimp Who Lost Her Chatter KP  
B 115425B 115425 Chopsticks
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Anthony, Jessica
Length: 492 Copyright: 2012

Glory, having been raised by her father as a piano prodigy after the death of her mother, is drawn to her new neighbor Frank and begins a downward spiral into madness before disappearing. Story is told using photographs, sketches, wine labels, IM sessions, TV stills, letters sent home from school, and other visuals. The reader is unsure about what is real and what is imagined in this tale of love and mental illness. IL 9-12.
Chopsticks JS  
KM 12198KM 12198 Circle of Friends Board Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Board game for ages 5-12 teaches and reinforces behaviors that help children build lasting friendships with others. Cooperative game teaches skills such as listening, patience, and paying attention. Kids learn to deal with various friendship issues such as anger & jealousy. For 2-6 players. IL K-6.
Circle of Friends Board Game KPI  
B 94246B 94246 Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8. Manual provides teachers and other school staff members with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program class meetings. Thirty-five class meetings are oganized into eight categories: Building a Positive Classroom Climate; Identifying Feelings; Communication; Hot Spots; Peer Relationships; Respecting Differences and Promoting Acceptance; Serving the Community/Reaching Outward; and Using Current Events.
Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 T  
KM 11560KM 11560 Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 9-12
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Developed by the authors of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this manual provides high school teachers and students with almost an entire year's worth of ideas and topics to conduct meaningful class meetings. Topic categories include: Building a positive school and classroom climate; Confronting Bullying; Building positive relationships; Understanding and managing Feelings; Respecting differences; Communication and technology; and Serving the community/reaching outward. Authors: Susan P. Limber, Nancy Mullin, Marlene Synder, and Jane Riese. Contents: book and audio CD-ROM with handouts. Two-week loan period.
Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 9-12 T  
KM 9074KM 9074 Classroom Social Skills Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1995

Contains 16 posters (11"x17") that have simple words and graphic symbols to describe the steps to each social skill. Titles: Following Instructions; Accepting Criticism; Accepting 'No'; Greeting Others; Getting the Teacher's Attention; Asking for What You Want; Disagreeing; Giving Criticism; Saying'No'; Saying You're Sorry; Talking with Others; Accepting Compliments; Offering to Help; Giving Compliments; Reporting to the Teacher; and Introducing Yourself.
Classroom Social Skills Posters (BB) KPI  
B 110215B 110215 Cliques, Crushes, & True Friends
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harris, Ashley Rae
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Shares the true-to-life stories of teen and preteen girls who are struggling with relationships with classmates, friends, and boys, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 6.0. Follett RL 5.7. IL 6-9.
Cliques, Crushes, & True Friends IJ  
KM 9307KM 9307 Color of Feelings (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Helps kids learn the vocabulary and language of emotions, and the identification and expression of feelings. Contents: teacher guide, set of ten (8 1/2"x11") laminated sheets, poster, and set of cards.
Color of Feelings (BB) KPI  
B 108991B 108991 Comeback Season
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Smith, Jennifer
Length: 246 Copyright: 2008

High school freshman Ryan Walsh, a Chicago Cubs fan, meets Nick when they both skip school on opening day, and their blossoming relationship becomes difficult for Ryan when she discovers that Nick is seriously ill, and she again feels the pain of losing her father five years earlier. AR 6.4. RC 7.8. Lexile 1070.
Comeback Season JS  
DVD 1370DVD 1370 Communicating Between Cultures
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2004

Explores the cultural aspects of communication. Examines how cultural differences can impact styles of communication. Presents a variety of scenarios showing intercultural communication to demonstrate variations in language use, comprehension, patterns of conversation, and formalities vs. familiarity. Also identifies how ethnic customs and family values are reflected in our conversation, and offers ways to improve oral communication skills. 23 minutes. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Communicating Between Cultures JS  
B 96372B 96372 Communicating Partners: 30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late-Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Developement
Grade Lvl: T Author: MacDonald, James
Length: 336 Copyright: 2004

Children with autism and their life partners - their parents, families, peers and educators - who are not on the autism spectrum can feel as though they live in separate, and even incompatible worlds. Offers an innovative approach to working with children with ASDs that focuses on developing these relationships through mutual understanding.
Communicating Partners: 30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with T  
DVD 1371DVD 1371 Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on customer services skills and business communication techniques. Demonstrates how to communicate effectively with customers, illustrating the importance of attitude, appearance, body language and voice. Presents several on-the-job scenarios where employees deal with a wide range of customers from polite to ornery. Describes how to deal with people in person and on the telephone and show how to diffuse an angry customer. 16 minutes. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide S  
DVD 2113DVD 2113 Communicating with Tact, Candor and Credibility
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 19 Copyright: 2008

Demonstrates how to use diplomacy to successfully communicate with co-workers, team members, and supervisors. Explains different conversational roles: the escape artist, the judge, the scientist, the beggar, the commander. Also covers rephrasing: making talking points tactfully; what to say: the art of scripting; lightweight speech patterns; and jargon-filled corporate speak. This engaging program shows viewers how to connect with co-workers, team members and supervisors by providing a four-step communication method that enables people to maintain their composure even with co-worker and bosses who are confrontational. Closed captioned.
Communicating with Tact, Candor and Credibility JS  
KM 12702KM 12702 Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bowen, Will
Length: 284 Copyright: 2013

In this book, Will Bowen describes his program for becoming complaint free, explaining how the simple act of being mindful of complaining, criticizing, and gossiping can help people kick the habit of negativity, and sharing stories from men and women whose lives have improved because of their new attitudes. Kit also contains a DVD, A Complaint Free Revolution (1 hr. 6 min.)
Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life Y T  
V 13756V 13756 CONFLICTS, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 1999

Vignettes describe typical conflicts that can arise between individuals (friends, siblings, parents/children, couples, employee/boss). Shows how maximizing communication skills, listening skills and mediation skills can resolve most conflicts.
CONFLICTS, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS JS  
B 91356B 91356 Connecting With Others (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 321 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skills areas: concept of self and others; socialization; problem solving and conflict; resolution; communication; sharing; empathy and caring.
Connecting With Others (Grades 3-5) T  
B 91357B 91357 Connecting With Others (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 393 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skill areas: awareness of self and others; communication; responsibility; self-advocacy and assertiveness; conflict resolution; cooperation and collaboration; love and caring; time management and organization.
Connecting With Others (Grades 6-8) T  
B 91355B 91355 Connecting With Others (Grades K-2)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 321 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skill areas: concept of self and others; socialization; problem solving and conflict resolution; communication; sharing; empathy and caring.
Connecting With Others (Grades K-2) T  
B 104431B 104431 Consideration
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes consideration as the virtue of being thoughtful and suggests ways in which consideration can be shown. Thoughtfulness. From the series Character Education. AR 2.9. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level N.
Consideration P  
B 104432B 104432 Cooperation
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of cooperation and how readers can practice it at home, in the community, and with each other. Cooperativeness. From the series Character Education. AR 3.1. Follett RL 3.5. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level K.
Cooperation P  
B 99880B 99880 Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kagan, Laurie
Length: 178 Copyright: 1997

Over 100 teambuilding activities to promote a positive class and team atmosphere. All grades. Reproducible pages.
Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding T  
B 96611B 96611 Coping with Cliques: A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, Bullying, and Other Mean Behavior
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sprague, Susan
Length: 160 Copyright: 2008

A practical workbook designed to help girls deal with being teased in school, gossip, and bullying, with exercises on being assertive when necessary, finding true friends, handling cyber-bullying, and overcoming social isolation.
Coping with Cliques: A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, T  
B 116290B 116290 Corner of White
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Moriarty, Jaclyn
Length: 373 Copyright: 2013

Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother's illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other. Missing persons Fiction. From the series Colors of Madeleine, Book 1. AR 5.6 IL 7-10.
Corner of White JS  
B 124593B 124593 Court of Frost and Starlight (Book 4)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Maas, Sarah J
Length: 229 Copyright: 2018

Feyre, Rhysand, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated -- scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court. Series: Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 4. IL 8-12. AR 5.3. Lexile 760.
Court of Frost and Starlight (Book 4) JS  
B 124595B 124595 Court of Mist and Fury (Book 2)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Maas, Sarah J
Length: 626 Copyright: 2016

Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court's dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. Series fiction: Court Of Thorns And Roses, Book 2. Fantasy fiction. IL 8-12. AR 5.9. RC 6.4. Lexile 820.
Court of Mist and Fury (Book 2) JS  
B 124596B 124596 Court Of Thorns And Roses (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Maas, Sarah J
Length: 419 Copyright: 2015

Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a fiery passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever. Series fiction: Court Of Thorns And Roses, Book 1. Fantasy fiction. IL 8-12. AR 6.1. RC 5.7. Lexile 880.
Court Of Thorns And Roses (Book 1) JS  
B 124594B 124594 Court of Wings and Ruin (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Maas, Sarah J
Length: 705 Copyright: 2017

Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconnaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war. Series fiction: Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3. Fantasy fiction. IL 8-12. AR 5.5. RC 5.6. Lexile 760.
Court of Wings and Ruin (Book 3) JS  
V 14394V 14394 Courtesy Counts!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 14 Copyright: 1999

Curtis the Raccoon teaches about good manners including using polite words, being a helper, respecting differences, waiting his turn, being a good sport. Curtis explains that good manners can mean more friends and show you care about others. Puppet animation. Closed captioned.
Courtesy Counts! KP  
DVD 2081DVD 2081 Courtesy, Fairness, Confidence
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Too rough around the edges (10 minutes). Part 2: Crowning the car of the year (9 minutes). Part 3: Friends to the rescue (8 minutes). In Part 1, when Elrod decides to live in the city, he needs to learn how to live with others. The friends learn the importance of courtesy. In Part 2, the State of Good is having a "Model Car of the Year" competition. To make sure it is fair the contestants select the topics and the scores will be tabulated by Professor's new invention. The friends learn the importance of fairness. In Part 3, EJ to lose confidence in his own abilities. The Professor's own recent successes give him the confidence needed to help EJ. The friends learn the importance of confidence.
Courtesy, Fairness, Confidence KP  
B 118872B 118872 Cracks in the Kingdom
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Moriarty, Jaclyn
Length: 468 Copyright: 2014

Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds. Missing persons- Fiction. Book 2 in the trilogy Colors Of Madeleine. Sequel to Corner of White (116290). AR 5.4 RC 4.6 Lexile 750 IL 7-11.
Cracks in the Kingdom JS  
B 109480B 109480 Crooked Kind of Perfect
Grade Lvl: I Author: Urban, Linda
Length: 213 Copyright: 2007

Ten year old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life. AR 3.9. RC 4.0. Lexile 730.
Crooked Kind of Perfect I  
B 109166B 109166 Cures for Heartbreak
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Rabb, Margo
Length: 238 Copyright: 2007

As she navigates adolescence, ninth grader Mia must deal with her mother's recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her. AR and RC 5.2. Lexile 790.
Cures for Heartbreak JS  
B 116603B 116603 Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book
Grade Lvl: I Author: Angleberger, Tom
Length: 159 Copyright: 2011

After several Origami Yoda-related incidences, Dwight is suspended for being a troublemaker and Yoda asks Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by creating a case file that proves Dwight is an asset to Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. Yoda (Fictitious character : Lucas) Fiction. Finger puppets Fiction. Origami Fiction. Eccentrics and eccentricities Fiction. Sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (112303). Graphic hybrid fiction. AR 4.6 IL 4-6.
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book I  
DVD 2334DVD 2334 Date Rape: A Violation of Trust
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2008

To the average student, the definition of date rape and sexual assault are notoriously unclear. This program eliminates the confusion so young adults understand exactly what these things are--and the attitudes and biases that typically accompany them--before anyone gets hurt. Underscores the rules of the dating game; a date is not an invitation for sex; No means No; and the inability to give consent doesn't mean Yes. Interviews with rape survivors and mental health professionals shed additional light on the trauma caused by rape, the process of post-rape emotional recovery, and the importance of post-rape support by family and friends. Date rape drugs are given special attention, and tips on safer dating are provided.
Date Rape: A Violation of Trust S  
B 100994B 100994 DATING: WHAT IS A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP?
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: HAVELIN, KATE
Length: 64 Copyright: 2000

A discussion of dating, offering tips on starting to date, handling emotions, deciding about sex, breaking up, etc. AR level 5.4. Follett RL 7.0.
DATING: WHAT IS A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP? IJS  
B 95119B 95119 Dealing with Difficult Parents (And with Parents in Difficult Situations)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Whitaker, Todd / Fiore, Douglas J.
Length: 198 Copyright: 2001

Offers advice to teachers, principals, and other educators on how to deal with difficult parents and situations, and includes suggestions on how to build positive relationships with challenging parents. Parent-teacher relationship. Home and school.
Dealing with Difficult Parents (And with Parents in Difficult Situations) T  
DVD 1781DVD 1781 Dealing With Feelings
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Students gain practical tips for communicating care and respect in relationships with friends and family as well as dealing with everyday worries, grief, fear and big life changes. Highlights the importance of self-esteem. Closed captioned. In English or Spanish.
Dealing With Feelings PI  
DVD 1782DVD 1782 Decisions and Conflicts
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Familiarizes students with the steps involved in the decision-making process and how to achieve an outcome that is right for them. Examines negative and positive behaviors in conflict situations, such as dealing with bullies and peer pressure. Also covers useful refusal skills for common situations and how to develop assertiveness. Closed captioned. In English or Spanish.
Decisions and Conflicts PI  
B 123447B 123447 Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, & Alex
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Oliver, Lauren
Length: 192 Copyright: 2016

A collection of short stories set in the Delirium world that center on Hana, Annabel, Raven, and Alex. Dystopian. Short story collection. YA Fiction. Companion to Delirium Series (B 117176, B 123420, B 123419). IL 9-12.
Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, & Alex JS  
V 16269V 16269 Developing Healthy Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Teens learn to build their own personal support system, recognize true friends, and develop positive refusal skills. Emphasizes the importance of trust and caring in successful relationships and highlights the critical skill of negotiating with parents. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Developing Healthy Relationships JS  
B 96685B 96685 Developing Mind How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Siegel, Daniel J.
Length: 506 Copyright: 2012

Daniel J. Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain. He presents a new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind and the process by which each person becomes a feeling, thinking, remembering individual. Illuminating how and why neurobiology matters, this book is helpful for clinicians, educators, researchers, and students interested in promoting healthy development and resilience. This edition contains expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness. Developmental (Psychology). Neuroscience (Medical).
Developing Mind How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Ar T  
B 124753B 124753 DH (Book 3)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Feinstein, John
Length: 293 Copyright: 2016

Matt Gordon's sports suspension for taking PEDS has been lifted and he is allowed on the baseball field but ends up embroiled in competition that may be going too far. Series fiction: Triple Threat, book 3. IL 6-10. AR 5.1. RC 4.7. Lexile 770. GR Y.
DH (Book 3) IJS  
KM 11122KM 11122 Discover Life Skills Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Handbook contains ten life skill lessons (each with an activity) for middle school students. Lesson starts with a story or example of someone using or not using the skill. Describes what the skill is, identifies when the skill is useful, and the ways to use the skills. Lessons: Goal Setting; Asking for Help; Assertiveness; Problem Solving; Relationship Skills; Risk Management; Self Esteem; Listening. Contents: teacher's edition and student worktext edition (RL 3-4). Two-week loan period.
Discover Life Skills Handbook T  
B 109334B 109334 Discover Your Uniqueness
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1990

Describes the concept of uniqueness and helps children gain a sense of their own identity and worth. Everyone is different but special.
Discover Your Uniqueness KP  
B 124751B 124751 Drama
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Telgemeier, Raina
Length: 233 Copyright: 2012

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going. Graphic novel. Interpersonal relations. IL 4-8. AR 2.3. RC 3.3. Lexile 320.
Drama IJ  
B 124915B 124915 Drum Roll, Please
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bigelow, Lisa Jenn
Length: 306 Copyright: 2018

Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It's the only time in her life she doesn't feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods. But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart? IL 5-9. AR 4.4. RC 3.5. Lexile 630.
Drum Roll, Please IJS  
B 108258B 108258 Duck & Goose
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hills, Tad
Length: 34 Copyright: 2006

Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg. AR 2.6. Follett RL 2.1. RC 3.1. Lexile 630.
Duck & Goose KP  
B 114769B 114769 Dying to Know You
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Chambers, Aidan
Length: 275 Copyright: 2012

Struggling through his dyslexia to try to fulfill his girlfriend Fiorella's request for a letter revealing his secret self, eighteen-year-old Karl asks Fiorella's favorite author for help, and he agrees only if Karl will submit to a series of interviews, which result in unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the author. AR 4.2 RC 5.4 Lexile 720 IL 9-12.
Dying to Know You JS  
B 123159B 123159 Eagle and the Chickens
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Sommer, Carl
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

When fate sends a young eagle to live with a group of chickens, he discovers the pain and the joy of being different. This story emphasizes the importance of perseverance, courage, and self-esteem. IL 1-4. AR 3.4.
Eagle and the Chickens PI  
B 112729B 112729 Earning Money: Jobs
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Fischer, James
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to earning money that provides information and answers questions about work, discussing interviewing, paperwork, paychecks, time management, harassment, and other related topics. From the series Junior Library Of Money. IL 6-10.
Earning Money: Jobs IJST  
B 92063B 92063 Easing the Teasing
Grade Lvl: T Author: Freedman, Judy
Length: 266 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Helping Your Child Cope With Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying. Provides elementary and junior high kids with a repertoire of strategies to deflect and discourage teasing--including positive self-talk, visualization, reframing the tease, using humor, and asking adults for help.
Easing the Teasing T  
B 108812B 108812 Eclipse
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Meyer, Stephenie
Length: 629 Copyright: 2007

Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob and her relationship with Edward, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city. Werewolves. Third book in the Twilight series. AR 4.5. RC 4.2. Lexile 670.
Eclipse JS  
B 107985B 107985 Eddie's Kingdom
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Johnson, D.B. (Donald)
Length: 32 Copyright: 2005

After Eddie draws a picture of his apartment building neighbors and helps them resolve problems, they all begin to get along with each other. Peaceable kingdom. AR 3.3. Follett RL 2.7.
Eddie's Kingdom KP  
B 123446B 123446 Edge: Collected Stories
Grade Lvl: S Author: Kerr, M. E
Length: 163 Copyright: 2015

These 15 short stories capture our fears, yearnings, loneliness, self-doubts, and universal need for love and acceptance. Short story collection. Teen perspective. YA Fiction. IL 9-12.
Edge: Collected Stories S  
B 92666B 92666 Eliminating Bullying in Grades PK-3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ragona, Sandy
Length: 138 Copyright: 2006

Offers ten lesson plans designed to encourage victims to stand up for themselves, bystanders to get involved, and bullies to stop. Includes tips, strategies and reproducible activities to change student behavior. Develops confidence and assertiveness skills. Lessons use animal stories to teach skills. Lessons: A Snail, Snake, and Self (passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors); Stop-Think-Go (three steps to thinking before acting); The Teasing Game (four steps to handle teasing); Hands On - Hands Off (self control of hands); Giver/Taker (sharing versus greed); Compassion (ways to care for others); You Think It's Funny (joking versus bullying); No More Watching (three options to stop bullying); Victims No More (ways to stick up for yourself); and Don't Ignore It, Report It (ways to stick up for others). Authors: Sandy Ragona and Kerri Pentel.
Eliminating Bullying in Grades PK-3 T  
B 112260B 112260 Emma-Jean Lararus Fell Out of a Tree
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Length: 199 Copyright: 2008

A quirky and utterly logical seventh grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the many everyday problems of her peers. AR 5.2. RC 4.8. Lexile 830. GR level R. IL 4-8.
Emma-Jean Lararus Fell Out of a Tree IJ  
B 122545B 122545 Emmy & Oliver
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Benway, Robin
Length: 343 Copyright: 2015

Sheltered seventeen-year-old Emmy's childhood best friend Oliver reappears after disappearing with his father ten years ago. Romance- fiction. Coming of Age. AR 4.5 RC 6.3 Lexile 700 IL 8-12.
Emmy & Oliver JS  
B 105124B 105124 Emotional Intelligence
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Andrews, Linda
Length: 80 Copyright: 2004

Explains that the ability to manage one's emotions and to understand those of others is important for success in life. Reviews the history of the study of emotional intelligence, and offers advice on how to develop the emotional intelligence needed to recognize and deal with feelings. Includes a brief Myers-Briggs personality test. AR 6.4. Follett RL 5.0.
Emotional Intelligence IJ  
V 15071V 15071 Emotional Self-Control: Do You Have It?
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2001

Using real life scenarios, teaches emotional self-control by showing four basic ways to evaluate feelings, understand when they might be moving in the wrong direction, and then act appropriately. Discusses impulse control, managing anger and anxiety, empathy, sensitivity, and conflict resolution.
Emotional Self-Control: Do You Have It? JS  
GM 128GM 128 Empathy Game
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

A card game that teaches children and teens to appreciate someone else's feelings and to read nonverbal cues as they try to guess each other's responses. For 2-4 players. Compassion. Acceptance. Tolerance. Emotional intelligence. Contents: instructions sheet and playing cards.
Empathy Game IJS  
V 16263V 16263 Empathy, Caring and Compassion
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Explores the skills that build empathy, the importance of compassion, and the moral imperative to help others in need and particularly the victims of bullying. Teens learn how labeling, prejudice, and cynicism impede the development of caring relationships. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Empathy, Caring and Compassion JS  
B 124970B 124970 End of Our Story
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Haston, Meg
Length: 280 Copyright: 2017

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other's lives for years, but when Wil's family suffers a violent loss their senior year of high school, Bridge and Wil discover just how much they've grown apart, but can they find their way back to each other? Iowa High School Award, 2019-2020. Realistic fiction. IL 9-12.
End of Our Story JS  
DVD 1519DVD 1519 End the Silence: Stop the Bullying
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2005

Demonstrates how students can take action to prevent bullying on school campuses. Presents situations where classmates are harassed while others remain silent and watch. A guidance counselor explains how the student body can work together to stop bullying in schools. The program also highlights the organization of an anonymous reporting system for students. One-week loan period.
End the Silence: Stop the Bullying JS  
B 124886B 124886 Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Cartaya, Pablo
Length: 236 Copyright: 2017

For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo's apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn't notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of Jose Marti. Adventure. Realistic fiction. IL 5-9. AR 5.0. RC 4.6. Lexile 750. GR V.
Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora IJS  
B 124591B 124591 Everless
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Holland, Sara
Length: 364 Copyright: 2018

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency--extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one's own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings' palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger--and temptation--than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she's caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she'd never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate--and the fate of time itself. Aristocracy (social class). Fantasy fiction. IL 7-12. AR 5.8. Lexile 850.
Everless JS  
B 115505B 115505 Every Day
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Levithan, David
Length: 324 Copyright: 2012

Every morning A (his only name)wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. Love Fiction. Love stories. AR 4.3 RC 4.7 Lexile 650 IL 9-12.
Every Day JS  
B 123443B 123443 Every Hidden Thing
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Oppel, Kenneth
Length: 361 Copyright: 2016

In the late nineteenth century, a budding romance develops between Rachel and Samuel, two teenagers from rival families of fossil hunters heading out to the badlands in seach of a rare dinosaur skeleton. Romance fiction. IL 8-12. AR 4.8. RC 4.7. Lexile 650.
Every Hidden Thing JS  
B 109584B 109584 Every Time a Rainbow Dies
Grade Lvl: S Author: Williams-Garcia, Rita
Length: 166 Copyright: 2002

After seeing a girl raped and becoming obessed with her, sixteen year old Thulani finds motivation to move beyond his interest in his pigeons and his grief over his mother's death. Caribbean Americans. AR 4.4. RC 5.6. Lexile 640.
Every Time a Rainbow Dies S  
B 107995B 107995 Everyone Makes a Difference: Story About Community
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Leaney, Cindy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Matt and Jose help welcome a new young boy from India by introducing him to the activities of the local Community Center. From the series Hero Club. AR 1.7. Follett RL 2.5.
Everyone Makes a Difference: Story About Community KP  
B 123445B 123445 Everything Must Go
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Davis, Jenny Fran
Length: 402 Copyright: 2017

Falling for a young man who has accepted a job at a hippie Quaker school, Flora leaves her elite prep school to join him, but must make the most of the situation when he fails to show up, in a story told through letters, emails, and news stories. Epistolary. YA Realistic Fiction. IL 8-12.
Everything Must Go JS  
B 109010B 109010 Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Brande, Robin
Length: 268 Copyright: 2007

Following her conscience led high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church, but might result in new friendships and more when she stands up for a teacher who refuses to include "Intelligent Design" in lesson on evolution. Blogs. Christian life. AR 4.9. RC 4.8. Lexile 800.
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature JS  
KM 11373KM 11373 Fair Weather Friend
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1989

A story about friendship. Explains the different kinds of friendship, why it is important to have friends, how to develop friendships, how to maintain friendships. Based on the book of the same title by Joy Berry. Animated. Contents: videocassette and activity guide and 26-minute DVD.
Fair Weather Friend PI  
B 102353B 102353 Falling From Grace
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: McNichols, Ann
Length: 164 Copyright: 2000

In a small Arkansas town in the 1930s, thirteen year old Cassie Hill's grief-stricken sister leaves town, her father becomes overly friendly with the new preacher's wife, and her Sunday School teacher causes trouble, but Cassie finds comfort in her new friendship with a quiet boy from Hungary. AR 5.1. Follett RL 5.9. RC 5.5. Lexile 870.
Falling From Grace IJS  
B 105286B 105286 Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia
Grade Lvl: I Author: O'Connor, Barbara
Length: 104 Copyright: 2003

Unpopular sixth grader Burdette "Bird" Weaver persuades the new boy at school, who everyone thinks is mean and dumb, to be her partner for a spelling bee that might win her everything she's ever wanted. Popularity. AR and Follett RL 4.3. RC 4.0. Lexile 740. GR level O.
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia I  
B 113812B 113812 Family and Friends
Grade Lvl: P Author: Spilsbury, Louise
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Describes the relationships between family members and friends and discusses how to treat other people and solve problems in a healthy way. From the series Healthy And Happy. IL 1-3.
Family and Friends P  
B 118117B 118117 Family Ties: The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Relatives
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 136 Copyright: 2014

Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house. AR 5.5 Lexile 840 GR level W IL 5-8.
Family Ties: The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Relatives IJ  
B 123064B 123064 Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family when a Loved One is Incarcerated
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Birtha, Becky
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

Children from all walks of life experience various emotions when their parent is in jail or prison, but they learn there are ways to communicate their feelings that will help improve their situation and remind them they are not alone. IL Pres-3. AR 3.3. Lexile 560.
Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family when a Loved One is Incarcerated KP  
B 96920B 96920 Fierce Conversations
Grade Lvl: T Author: Scott, Susan
Length: 356 Copyright: 2017

Subtitle: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Presents a guide to achieving success through open communication, and provides step-by-step information on overcoming barriers to meaningful communication, expanding conversations with friends and family, increasing clarity, and handling emotions.
Fierce Conversations T  
DVD 2646DVD 2646 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 1
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Honesty, Cooperation, Repect. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Liar, Liar; Cool Runnings; Shrek; Big Fat Liar; Lord of the Rings; Apollo 13; Antz; Ice Age; Remember the Titans; Babe; x-Men; Boundin'. Truth. Honor. Leadership. Trust. Segregation. Adversity. Self-respect.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 1 IJS  
DVD 2647DVD 2647 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 2
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Good Sportsmanship, Kindness, Self-Control. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate materials is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Chariots of Fire; The Legend of Bagger Vance; The Mighty Ducks; Parenthood; The Sandlot; Seabiscuit; Forrest Gump; Charlotte's Web; Finding Nemo; Bend It Like Beckham; Jimmy Neutron; Boy Genius. Success. Integrity. Compassion. Empathy. Temptation.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 2 IJS  
DVD 2648DVD 2648 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 3
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Courage, Loyalty, Perseverance. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Indian Jones and the Last Crusade; The Wizard of Oz; Monsters, Inc; The Secret Life of Zoey; Shrek; School of Rock; Lord of the Rings: Return of the King; The Addams Family; Chariots of Fire; Parenthood. Fear. Leadership. Commitment. Determination. Will.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 3 IJS  
DVD 2651DVD 2651 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 6
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Forgiveness, Vision, Empathy. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Teen Wolf; Atwone Fisher; Billy Madison; Kicking and Screaming; Coach Carter; The Great Outdoors; The Truman Show; Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country; The Incredibles; Bringing Down the House; Bridge to Terabithia. Humility. Caring for others. Perspective; Listening.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 6 IJS  
DVD 2652DVD 2652 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 7
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Features short scenes from current major motion pictures, designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Movies featured in this DVD: Pay It Forward (Hayley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey--Challenging the Mind/Changing the World/Making the Ideal Read/Student-Teacher Relationships); Remember the Titans (Denzel Washington--Teamwork/Leadership/Race Relations/Character); Into the Arms of Strangers; Stories of the Kindertransport (Family and Social Responsibility/History/Prejudice).
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 7 IJS  
B 114984B 114984 Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Wolitzer, Meg
Length: 294 Copyright: 2012

Twelve-year-olds Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, and Nate Saviano meet at the Youth Scrabble Tournament where, although each has a different reason for attending and for needing to win, they realize that something more important is at stake than the grand prize. Ability Fiction. Notable Children's Books 2012. AR 5.2 RC 4.7 Lexile 780 IL 4-8.
Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman IJ  
KM 8426KM 8426 FISH! for Schools: Guided Journey
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Translates the FISH philosophy and language (Be There, Choose Your Attitude, Make Their Day, and Play) for educators to use in their classrooms. Elementary, intermediate, and high school teachers discuss and demonstrate how they use the FISH philosophy to create safe, respectful, and fun classroom environments. The course has ten units. The book offers suggestions for what to look for as you watch the video, and helps frame subsequent discussion and activities. Besides activities, book includes research and quizzes. Unit 1: See What's Possible. Unit 2: Be There. Unit 3: Choose Your Attitude. Unit 4: Make Their Day. Unit 5: Play. Unit 6: Shared Ownership. Unit 7: Learning Responsibility. Unit 8: Safety. Unit 9: Stay on Track. Unit 9: Live the Possibilities. The end of the DVD has Student FISH, an eight-minute version of the original film, edited to use with students. Contents: Guided Journey book and 60-minute DVD. Two-week loan period.
FISH! for Schools: Guided Journey IJST  
B 122543B 122543 Fixer
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Barnes, Jennifer
Length: 372 Copyright: 2015

When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets. Wealth- Fiction. Thriller. AR 4.7 RC 5.5 IL 8-12.
Fixer JS  
B 123668B 123668 Flashfall
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Moyer, Jenny
Length: 344 Copyright: 2016

In a world shattered by radiation fallout, teenaged Orion and her climbing partner Dram, in exchange for freedom, mine terrifying tunnels for a precious element that keeps humans safe from radiation poisoning, but disturbing revelations force Orion to question everything she knows. IA High School Award 2018-2019. IL 9-12. Lexile 690.
Flashfall JS  
B 103986B 103986 Flight of the Fisherbird
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Martin, Nora
Length: 150 Copyright: 2003

In 1889 in the islands off the coast of Washington State, thirteen year old Clementine pulls a nearly drowned Chinese man out of the sea and begins to suspect that her beloved uncle may have been involved in his attempted murder as well as other treacherous deeds. Smuggling illegal immigrants. Human cargo. San Juan Islands. AR 4.8. Follett RL 6.2.
Flight of the Fisherbird IJ  
DVD 1203DVD 1203 Following the Herd (Day 2)
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 50 Copyright: 2001

In this program--day two at The Human Zoo--the group is divided into two separate but distincly unequal teams in order to study the concept of herd mentally. In a struggle to reconcile their conflicting loyalties, the subjects make some hard choices as yesterday's group bonding dissolves into adversarial team rivalry. In addition, other researchers examine clique mentality, bystander apathy, and diffusion of responsiblity. As a counterpoint, the effects of positive herd behavior are illustrated by a Weight Watchers support group. Archival footage of the controversial 1971 Stanford University "prison" experiment is also included. 50 minutes. From the series Human Zoo, a reality based experiment that tracks the behavior of 12 subjects isolated in a country house in Britain for three days. One-week loan period.
Following the Herd (Day 2) S  
B 121182B 121182 Forgive and Let Go!: A Book About Forgiveness
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Meiners, Cheri J
Length: 35 Copyright: 2015

Helps children develop their forgiveness skills and learn how to accept an apology and move on without holding grudges. At the same time, encourages children to let go of disappointment and to accept when things don't go the way they hope. From the series Being The Best Me. Lexile 440 IL Pres-1. |
Forgive and Let Go!: A Book About Forgiveness KP  
B 104435B 104435 Forgiveness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Explains the virtue of forgiveness and gives tips on how to practice forgiveness in your home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR and Follett RL 2.7.
Forgiveness P  
KM 11855KM 11855 Fourth Grade Rats
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Spinelli, Jerry
Length: 0 Copyright: 1991

Suds learns that his best friend is wrong. You don't have to be a tough guy, a "rat," to be a grown up fourth grader. Kit contains 8 copies of the book (84 pages; AR 2.6 RC 4.3 Lexile 340) by Jerry Spinelli. IL 3-4.
Fourth Grade Rats PI  
B 104436B 104436 Friendliness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes friendliness as the virtue of being kind and helpful and suggests ways in which friendliness can be shown. Kindness. From the series Character Education. AR 2.4. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 430. GR level K.
Friendliness P  
B 95851B 95851 Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carter, Margaret-Anne / Santomauro, Josie
Length: 74 Copyright: 2010

Designed to help children (ages 7-11) with autism spectrum disorders make and keep friends. This book explores five themes: What Is a Friend?, Being a Friend, Making Friends, Real Friends, and Staying Friends. Reproducible activities.
Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Co T  
B 103765B 103765 Friends
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lewis, Rob
Length: 30 Copyright: 2001

Oscar, having moved to a new part of the woods, is eager to find new friends to go swimming with him, but he learns that friendship is a matter of give-and-take. AR 2.1. Follett RL 2.9.
Friends KP  
B 119311B 119311 Friends
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hout, Mies van
Length: 26 Copyright: 2013

Little monsters become friends, laughing and playing, but also teasing, arguing and making up in this book about relationships.
Friends KP  
B 115725B 115725 Friends (Mostly)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Joosse, Barbara
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Henry and Ruby are best friends forever, even though they do not always get along. AR 3.0 R 1.6 Lexile 490 IL K-2.
Friends (Mostly) KP  
B 95932B 95932 Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World--and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rubin, Kenneth H.
Length: 322 Copyright: 2002

Explores the importance of children's friendships to their emotional and intellectual growth and offers strategies for positive social development and identifying potential problems.
Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World--and Wh T  
B 95882B 95882 Friendships: The Aspie Way
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lawson, Wendy
Length: 175 Copyright: 2006

People with Asperger's Syndrome have difficulty with interpersonal relationships, yet are well known to be loyal and dependable friends. Wendy Lawson felt she had a knack for upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend - even a friend to oneself; what happens when times are tough and friends are scarce; whether one can be a 'good friend' without effort; and what other kinds of friendships there are, whether imaginary, animal or inanimate. These ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories.
Friendships: The Aspie Way T  
B 96374B 96374 From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words
Grade Lvl: T Author: Caldwell, Phoebe
Length: 188 Copyright: 2007

The author explores the nature of close relationships, and shows how these are based not so much on words as on the ability to listen, pay attention, and respond in terms that are familiar to the other person. Presents Intensive Interaction, which is a straightforward and uncomplicated way, through attending to body language and other non-verbal means of communication, of establishing contact and building a relationship with people who are non-verbal, even those in a state of considerable distress. This method is accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people, and is shown to transform lives and to introduce a sense of fun, of participation and of intimacy, as trust and familiarity are established.
From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words T  
B 124465B 124465 Fuera de mi (Out of My Mind)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Draper, Sharon M
Length: 277 Copyright: 2014

Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Out of my mind. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. First person point of view. Children with disabilities. Spanish language. IL 5-12.
Fuera de mi (Out of My Mind) IJS  
B 117546B 117546 Game On
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Seles, Monica
Length: 242 Copyright: 2013

Sixteen-year-old tennis star Maya's dreams come true when she earns a scholarship to the Academy, a sports training facility/boarding school for teenaged athletes, but can she survive the constant drama of her talented classmates? AR 4.0 IL 7-10.
Game On JS  
B 109156B 109156 Games
Grade Lvl: J Author: Gorman, Carol
Length: 279 Copyright: 2007

Fourteen year old rivals Boot Quinn and Mick Sullivan, in one fight too many are sent to the new principal who devises the punishment of having to play games together at his office, where they learn which battles are worth fighting. AR 3.8. Follett RL 4.8. RC 3.5. Lexile 660.
Games J  
B 91720B 91720 Games to Enhance Social and Emotional Skills: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial To Success In Life
Grade Lvl: T Author: Malouff, John
Length: 200 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial To Success In Life. Includes games that: teach how to identify and talk about emotions; foster self-confidence; foster a positive outlook; foster value clarification; goal setting; teach problem-solving; foster persistence; teach coping methods; and that enhance social skills. Therapeutic games.
Games to Enhance Social and Emotional Skills: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Ch T  
V 14589V 14589 GETTING ALONG ON THE JOB: INTERPERSONAL WORK SKILL
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 35 Copyright: 1988

Teaches work-related social skills necessary for success at a job. Points out self-defeating reactions to difficult situations and emphasizes positive alternatives.
GETTING ALONG ON THE JOB: INTERPERSONAL WORK SKILL JS  
V 16265V 16265 Getting Along With Others
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Teens discover positive ways to assert themselves, express complaints, handle misunderstandings, and block rumors. They learn specific social skills (mediation, negotiation, active listening, and I-messages); and how to apply these skills to cooperative- learning groups and student-led activities. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Getting Along With Others JS  
KM 11252KM 11252 Getting Along with People
Grade Lvl: T Author: Haugen, Jamie
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Program can be used with one person, a small group, or a classroom. Each short story is two pages and is written to be understood by individuals of varying reading comprehension levels. The readers (one for Home, School, and Work) contain 25 easy-to-read stories to help teach acceptable social skills to teens and young adults with developmental disabilities and learning differences. Workbook sheets show both common positive and negative responses to the situations portrayed. Includes black and white illustrations which serve as a visual teaching tool for people who can't read and for those with limited reading skills. Contents: three instruction guides/answer keys; three readers; and three workbooks. Two-week loan period.
Getting Along with People T  
B 93424B 93424 Getting to Know You! (Grades 1-3)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hanken, Dennis
Length: 180 Copyright: 1998

A Social Skills Curriculum for Grades 1-3. Lessons are designed to teach the skills needed for success in seven areas: Classroom Skills, Interpersonal Relationships/Friendships, Identifying and Expressing Feelings, Relieving Stress, Making Decisions, Replacement Skills for Aggression, and Self-Acceptance.
Getting to Know You! (Grades 1-3) T  
B 93425B 93425 Getting to Know You! (Grades 4-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hanken, Dennis
Length: 230 Copyright: 1998

A Social Skills Curriculum for grades 4-5. Lessons are designed to teach the skills needed for success in seven areas: Classroom Skills, Interpersonal Relationships/Friendships, Identifying and Expressing Feelings, Relieving Stress, Making Decisions, Replacement Skills for Aggression, and Self-Acceptance.
Getting to Know You! (Grades 4-5) T  
B 116736B 116736 Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fonseca, Christine
Length: 228 Copyright: 2013

Provides advice and information for girls entering their teens on how to get to know themselves and gain the strength, confidence, and resilience to handle what life will bring them, and offers personal accounts and exercises to try. IL 6-9.
Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World IJ  
B 112832B 112832 Girl Is Murder
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Haines, Kathryn
Length: 342 Copyright: 2011

In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, andsecretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet. Private investigators. Missing persons. Social classes. AR 4.8. RC 5.3. Lexile 700. IL 7-10.
Girl Is Murder JS  
B 112466B 112466 Girl Stories
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Weinstein, Lauren
Length: 239 Copyright: 2006

A collection of comics about the ins and outs of being a girl on the verge of adolescence, many of which appeared originally on the website gurl.com Teenagers. Man-woman relationships fiction. Graphic novels. IL 8-12.
Girl Stories JS  
KM 10788KM 10788 Girls That Bully/Relational Aggression
Grade Lvl: PIJST Author: Dellasega, Cheryl
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

Designed to teach girls about relational aggression. Includes A Girl Wars Study Guide (to be used with the book Girl Wars, number 92239). NoWayRA (No Way Relational Aggression) Program with ten modules to help girls in grades 3-8 develop positive relationship skills. The Friendship Journal for Girls: A Girls' Guide to Understanding and Building Healthy Friendships; When Words Become a Weapon Poster; RA questionnaire; What You Need to Know About Bullying brochure; Information sheet written by Cheryl Dellasega (Helping Women Turn Conflict into Connection. Relational Aggression: Every Day Or No Way?); CD-ROM with three PowerPoint presentations (How Girls Hurt Girls; What to Do When Words Become a Weapon; Cyberslammed). Resources not in kit: Reviving Ophelia (book 99247 and V 13846) and www.clubophelia.com
Girls That Bully/Relational Aggression PIJST  
KM 11318KM 11318 Golden Rule
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cooper, Ilene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Grandfather explains that the Golden Rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life. Contents: picture book by Ilene Cooper and audio CD. AR 2.7. RC 2.6. Lexile 490. IL K-4.
Golden Rule KPI  
B 95937B 95937 Good Friends Are Hard to Find
Grade Lvl: T Author: Frankel, Fred
Length: 242 Copyright: 1996

This guide teaches parents clinically-tested techniques from UCLA's Children's Social Skills Program for helping their 5- to 12-year-olds make friends and solve problems with other kids. Also provided is concrete help for handling teasing, bullying, and meanness, both for the child who is picked on and for the tormentor. Includes advice on how to help children who are hyperactive, have a bad reputation, are not noticed by classmates, or who have other problems.
Good Friends Are Hard to Find T  
B 113509B 113509 Good Relationships
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Parker, Victoria
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Helps children understand the importance of building good relationships and getting along with the people around them. Interpersonal communication. From the series Exploring Citizenship. Lexile 740. IL 1-4.
Good Relationships PI  
B 109605B 109605 Great Interpersonal Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sommers, Michael
Length: 64 Copyright: 2008

Explains how to use interpersonal skills effectively in the workplace, discussing communication, good relationships, cooperation, teamwork, being assertive, and conflict resolution. Organizational behavior. From the series Work Readiness. Employability.
Great Interpersonal Skills JS  
B 124389B 124389 Great Treehouse War
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Graff, Lisa
Length: 272 Copyright: 2017

Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie's parents got divorced and decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly. It was the day Winnie's seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself. By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses--and her friends decide to join. It's kids vs. grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, things get pretty complicated! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 5.4. RC 5.7. Lexile 890.
Great Treehouse War IJ  
B 120045B 120045 Growing Up, Inside and Out
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Vermond, Kira
Length: 104 Copyright: 2013

Provides an in-depth exploration of puberty and related topics, both on the inside and outside of the body. Goes beyond typical references about physical changes to address the myriad emotional changes that occur throughout adolescence, counseling young adults about such feelings as anger toward parents, experiencing crushes, and feeling attracted to people of the same gender. Lexile 880 IL 4-8.
Growing Up, Inside and Out IJ  
V 16716V 16716 Grrr!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Explores situations that can result in anger, describes how it feels to be angry, and illustrates appropriate methods for dealing with anger. Features Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
Grrr! KP  
B 120846B 120846 Grudge Keeper
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Rockliff, Mara
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. When Cornelius is nearly buried under all of the grudges, the townspeople must put their differences aside to save him. Story about the value of forgiveness. AR 4.2 RC 4.4 Lexile 820 IL K-4.
Grudge Keeper KPI  
B 95579B 95579 Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed.
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 557 Copyright: 2015

Focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. Details practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. Provides a framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of child development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management.
Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed. T  
B 115489B 115489 Guitar Notes
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Amato, Mary
Length: 296 Copyright: 2012

Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but not happy, form an unlikely friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at their high school. Guitar Fiction. Violoncello Fiction. Single-parent families Fiction. AR 4.0 IL 7-11.
Guitar Notes JS  
B 113450B 113450 Hands Off, Harry!
Grade Lvl: K Author: Wells, Rosemary
Length: 33 Copyright: 2011

Harry has trouble keeping his hands off his classmates until Tim thinks of the perfect piece of gym equipment to teach him about personal space. From the series Kindergators. AR 3.2. IL Pres-K.
Hands Off, Harry! K  
B 109643B 109643 Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Grade Lvl: KP Author: McCloud, Carol
Length: 31 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: A Guide to Daily happiness for Kids. Uses the metaphor of filling a bucket to encourage cildren to practice kind and considerate behavior and teach them the benefits of positive relationships. Follett RL 2.7.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? KP  
DVD 1193DVD 1193 Healthy Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 33 Copyright: 2000

Examines what makes a relationship unhealth and what the signs are. Illustrated unhealthy patterns, then shows the healthier approach for dealing with specific relationship issues. Romantic relationships as well as close friendships are addressed, and topics such as possessive behavior, pressure to be sexual, mental and physical abuse, jealousy, communication skils, and peer pressure are discussed. 33 minutes. One-week loan period.
Healthy Relationships JS  
B 116800B 116800 Heartbreak Messenger
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Vance, Alexander
Length: 283 Copyright: 2013

When doing a favor for a friend leads him to begin a service that allows his classmates to gently break up with each other by proxy, Quentin enjoys unexpected initial success before becoming discouraged by the constant exposure to broken hearts. IL 5-8.
Heartbreak Messenger IJ  
V 11655V 11655 Helen Keller and Her Teacher
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 1969

Portrays the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Explores the relationship between these two women and what was accomplished by a teacher with patience and faith.
Helen Keller and Her Teacher PIJS  
B 121166B 121166 Help Yourself for Teens: Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Pelzer, Dave
Length: 158 Copyright: 2005

Offers practical advice to teenagers on overcoming hardships, facing problems head-on, and rising above their circumstances to achieve greatness. Explains how teenagers can move beyond current personal suffering, past problems, and painful memories to understand the importance of making choices, regain control of their lives, and never giving up on themselves. Resilience (Personality trait). Adolescent psychology. Child abuse- Psychology. IL 7-12.
Help Yourself for Teens: Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges JS  
B 108162B 108162 Help! A Story of Friendship
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Keller, Holly
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out. Gossip. Fear. AR 2.3.
Help! A Story of Friendship KP  
B 96996B 96996 Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nowicki, Stephen / Duke, Marshall P
Length: 178 Copyright: 1992

Clinical psychologists Stephen Nowicki, Jr. and Marshall Page Duke decipher the hidden dimensions of social rejection.";Includes bibliographical references (page 167-168). Argues that many children who cannot seem to fit in and make friends are suffering from an inability to use and understand nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, postures, gestures, interpersonal distance, andtone of voice; and offers advice to parents and other adults on how to help children correct the problem, or know when to seek professional help.
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In T  
B 93020B 93020 Hidden Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Myles, Brenda
Length: 76 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations by Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa L. Trautman, and Ronda L. Schelvan. Designed to help those who have social-cognitive learning disabilities (includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADD, semantic pragmatic disorder, hyperlexia, Tourette's Syndrome, sensory integration disorder) make sense of and adjust socially to the sensitive and unstated rules and emotions in everyday environments. The hidden curriculum contains items that impact social interactions, school performance, and sometimes safety. Contains an extensive list of hidden curriculum items and covers body language (gestures, facial features, body posture). Clarifies the social code, cues, and mores that are invisible to those who have an autistic spectrum disorder and others' with social-cognitive disorders.
Hidden Curriculum T  
B 106689B 106689 Higher Power of Lucky
Grade Lvl: I Author: Patron, Susan
Length: 134 Copyright: 2006

Fearing the her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten year old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life. Abandoned children. Runaways. Newbery Medal 2007. AR 5.9. Follett RL 5.8. Lexile 1010.
Higher Power of Lucky I  
B 109429B 109429 Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Caletti, Deb
Length: 308 Copyright: 2005

In the summer of her junior year, sixteen year old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another. AR 5.0. RC 5.9. Lexile 900.
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart JS  
DVD 2407DVD 2407 How Caring Relationships Support Self-Regulation
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 68 Copyright: 1998

Describes how children acquire self-regulatory skills through interaction with caregivers. Discusses what self-regulation is, brain development, and caregiver practices that support self-regulation at different ages (from infants to school-age children).
How Caring Relationships Support Self-Regulation T  
V 16710V 16710 How Does It Feel?
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Explores the connection between body language and emotions, considers what triggers particular emotions, and teaches youngsters how to express their feelings to others. Features Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
How Does It Feel? KP  
B 109843B 109843 How Full Is Your Bucket?: For Kids
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rath, Tom
Length: 30 Copyright: 2009

A little boy named Felix learns that being kind to others not only helps them, but helps him as well. Self-actualization. Follett RL 2.7.
How Full Is Your Bucket?: For Kids KP  
B 86609B 86609 How to Be a Friend: Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Brown, Laurie
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

Dinosaur characters illustrate the value of friends, how to make friends, and how to be and not to be a good friend. RC 3.5. Lexile 140.
How to Be a Friend: Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them KP  
B 117628B 117628 How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Frenz, Florida
Length: 35 Copyright: 2013

The author, an autistic teenager, explains how other autistic children can make friends, fit in, and deal with such issues as popularity, peer pressure, and bullying. Follett RL 6.9 IL 5-9.
How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl IJ  
B 95788B 95788 How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger's Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Yoshida, Yuko
Length: 112 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical advice for adolescents on how to understand and manage the characteristics associated with Asperger syndrome or autistic spectrum disorder as well as how to improve coping and life skills.
How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger's Syndrome Stud T  
B 108999B 108999 How to Build a House
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reinhardt, Dana
Length: 227 Copyright: 2008

Seventeen year old Harper Evans hopes to escape the effects of her father's divorce on her family and friendships by volunteering her summer to build a house in a small Tennessee town devastated by a tornado. Stepfamilies. AR 4.5.
How to Build a House JS  
B 107725B 107725 How to Deal With Anger
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Fiedler, Julie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice to kids on how to deal with anger, explaining that everyone gets angry, describing healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with angry feelings, and discusses what to do when someone else is angry. From the series Let's Work it Out. AR 4.3. Follett RL 4.4.
How to Deal With Anger PI  
B 107726B 107726 How to Deal With Bullies
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kravetz, Jonathan
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice to kids on how to deal with bullies, explaining what bullying is and how it makes people feel. Describes types of bullies, discusses what a child can do if he or a friend is being bullied and how to change a bully's behavior. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.5. Follett RL 3.9.
How to Deal With Bullies PI  
B 107727B 107727 How to Deal With Fighting
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kravetz, Jonathan
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Offers kids advice on how to deal with fighting, explaining that everyone disagrees, describing different types of fights, and discusses ways to settle disagreements. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.1. Follett RL 4.0.
How to Deal With Fighting PI  
B 107728B 107728 How to Deal With Insults
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Fiedler, Julie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice to kids on how to deal with insults. Explains what insults are and how they make people feel. Discusses what a child should do if he or she has been insulted or has insulted someone else. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.4. Follett RL 4.3.
How to Deal With Insults PI  
B 107729B 107729 How to Deal With Jealousy
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kravetz, Jonathan
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Describes what jealousy is, some things that cause jealousy, and various ways to deal with jealousy. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.7. Follett RL 4.3.
How to Deal With Jealousy PI  
B 107730B 107730 How to Deal With Teasing
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Fiedler, Julie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice on how to deal with teasing, explaining what teasing is, why people tease, how it feels to be teased, and what a child should do if he or she is being teased or has a habit of teasing others. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.5. Follett RL 4.0.
How to Deal With Teasing PI  
B 92212B 92212 How to Handle a Bully
Grade Lvl: T Author: Palomares, Susanna
Length: 74 Copyright: 2001

Presents prevention and intervention strategies. Contains activities, stories, discussions and reproducibles to help victims and bystanders learn pro-social skills to handle bullies and teasers.
How to Handle a Bully T  
V 11276V 11276 HOW TO IRRITATE CO-WORKERS...WHAT TO DO INSTEAD
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Skits portray 10 things known to irritate co-workers and 10 ways to find acceptance and support from co-workers. From the series JobSmart, from the LifeSmart curriculum.
HOW TO IRRITATE CO-WORKERS...WHAT TO DO INSTEAD JS  
B 116090B 116090 How to Rock Braces and Glasses
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haston, Meg
Length: 324 Copyright: 2011

When popular middle schooler Kacey Simon gets glasses and braces and is rejected by her crowd, she befriends a boy who is in a punk rock band and discovers some things about friendship, relationships, and herself. Popularity Fiction. Rock groups Fiction. Bands (Music) Fiction. AR 4.4 RC 4.3 Lexile 690 IL 6-9.
How to Rock Braces and Glasses IJ  
B 116091B 116091 How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Haston, Meg
Length: 340 Copyright: 2012

Twelve-year-old Kacey Simon's jealousy threatens her popularity when her new crush Zander's ex-girlfriend and former lead singer, Stevie, arrives in town. Popularity Fiction. Rock groups Fiction. Bands (Music) Fiction. AR 4.1 RC 3.8 Lexile 660 IL 6-9.
How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups IJ  
KM 11700KM 11700 How to Steal A Dog (MP3-CD)
Grade Lvl: I Author: O'Connor, Barbara
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer. Family problems Fiction. Kit contains an audio MP3-CD read-along (1 disc/4 hours) and six copies of the book (170 pages) by Barbara O'Connor. AR 4.0 RC 4.4 Lexile 700 GR level T IL 4-6. Three-week loan period.
How to Steal A Dog (MP3-CD) I  
B 91362B 91362 How to Teach Social Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Panyan, Marion
Length: 29 Copyright: 1998

Booklet introduces social skills training methods. From the series How To Manage Behavior.
How to Teach Social Skills T  
V 17234V 17234 How Would You Feel? Learning About Empathy
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 13 Copyright: 2001

Presents scenarios of real-life situations that allow children to experience things from another person's point of view. Discusses how empathy enables us to care about others and respond to situations without hurting the feelings of others.
How Would You Feel? Learning About Empathy KP  
B 109910B 109910 Hunger Games (Book 1)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Collins, Suzanne
Length: 374 Copyright: 2008

In a future North America, sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1. AR 5.3. RC 5.3. Lexile 810. GR level Z IL 7-12.
Hunger Games (Book 1) JS  
B 124181B 124181 Hygiene...You Stink!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2014

How do you make young children understand the importance of bathing and brushing? In this tale, young readers are sure to get the message that good hygiene will improve their health and their relationships!The story centers around a fork named Jean who hates taking baths in the sink and detests showering in the dishwasher. Jean the Fork just can’t figure out why people are not using her as frequently, or why the other forks, knives and spoons avoid her. Building Relationships series from Julia Cook. IL Pres-3.
Hygiene...You Stink! KP  
B 92978B 92978 I Can Problem Solve--Intermediate Elem Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shure, Myrna
Length: 421 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program Shows teachers how to help children learn to solve the problems they have with others. Focus is on teaching children how to think, not what to think. Encourages children to think for themselves and to come up with many solutions to problems. Book has 77 lessons. Most lessons can be used with the entire class and last about 40 minutes. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, suggested materials, and script/guidelines. The ICPS lessons make use of reproducible illustrations, activity sheets, and mini-plays.
I Can Problem Solve--Intermediate Elem Grades T  
B 92977B 92977 I Can Problem Solve--Kindergarten and Primary
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shure, Myrna
Length: 439 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program. Shows teachers how to help children learn to solve the problems they have with others. Focus is on teaching children how to think, not what to think. Encourages children to think for themselves and to come up with many solutions to problems. Book has 83 lessons. Lessons last 20-40 minutes. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, suggested materials, and script/guidelines. Teaches skills through the use of games, stories, puppets, and role-playing.
I Can Problem Solve--Kindergarten and Primary T  
B 92604B 92604 I Can Problem Solve--Preschool
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shure, Myrna
Length: 309 Copyright: 1992

Subtitle: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program. Program shows teachers how to help children learn to solve the problems they have with others. Focus is on teaching children how to think, not what to think, Encourages children to think for themselves and to come up with many solutions to problems. Book has 59 lessons. Lessons last about 20 minutes. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, suggested materials, and script/guidelines.
I Can Problem Solve--Preschool T  
B 118517B 118517 I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! (How about MAYBE?)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

NO is RJ s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn No into Maybe or We'll see or Later or I'll think about it. Shows readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of accepting "no" and disagreeing appropriately. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he finds that rewards come his way, instead of arguments. Obedience Fiction. Conflict (Psychology)- Fiction. Frustration- Fiction. From the series Best Me I Can Be! IL K-4.
I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! (How about MAYBE?) KPI  
B 123451B 123451 I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Life
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 290 Copyright: 2016

Through prose and comics alike, these heart-pounding short stories for young adults ask hard questions about a range of topics from sexuality and addiction to violence and immigration. Here is the perfect tool for starting tough discussions or simply as an introduction to realistic literary fiction. In turns funny, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. Short story collection. YA Fiction. Lexile 790.
I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Life JS  
B 115101B 115101 I Want To Win: A Little Princess Story
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ross, Tony
Length: 25 Copyright: 2012

At home, everyone lets the little princess win at anything she wants, but when she finds tasks to be difficult at school, she discovers that winning is more fun when she deserves it. Winning and losing Fiction. Competition (Psychology) Fiction. AR 3.1 RC 1.8 Lexile 510 IL K-1.
I Want To Win: A Little Princess Story KP  
DVD 1466DVD 1466 I Was Just Kidding
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2001

Reveals how attitudes that promote harassment can unwittingly develop at an early age. Vignettes explain how consistent teasing, hovering, and bullying are types of harassment. Justin makes fun of Lisa Marie's last name; Emma makes Greg feel uncomfortable by following him, calling him, and sending him notes; Harry is bullied by Brian; and Katie, Marcie, and Megan unfairly exclude Jennifer. Discusses how one should not be an inactive bystander to harassment. Heightens student's awareness of how behavior affects others. 16 minutes. One-week loan period.
I Was Just Kidding PI  
B 93445B 93445 I'm Telling on You!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Biren, Richard
Length: 56 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: Understanding and Dealing with Tattling. The first section offers five lessons on tattling awareness. The second section consists of seven lessons about deaing with a tattler. The last section offers educators suggestions for managing a tattler in the classroom, creating a more pleasant and productive classroom atmosphere. Grades 2-5.
I'm Telling on You! T  
B 93327B 93327 Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Use Activities and Lessons
Grade Lvl: T Author: Maccagnano, Ann
Length: 120 Copyright: 2007

Helps teachers identify areas of strength and weakness in gifted learners and provides hundreds of challenging activities to nurture their talents. Organized by skills, each chapter begins with "analysis activities" to informally assess students' current skill development and follows up with enhancement activities that extend and enrich the content of everyday curriculum. Skills: Reading, writing, and oral communication; Creative and critical thinking; Interpersonal skills and intrapersonal intelligence; and Mathematics and visual/spatial awareness.
Identifying and Enhancing the Strengths of Gifted Learners, K-8: Easy-to-Us T  
B 124901B 124901 If I Was Your Girl
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Russo, Meredith
Length: 280 Copyright: 2016

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew. Transgender fiction. Realistic. IA HS Battle of the Books 2018-2019. IL 9-12. AR 5.2. RC 5.7. Lexile 770.
If I Was Your Girl JS  
B 94541B 94541 In Control: A Skill-Building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Manage Anger
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kellner, Millicent
Length: 149 Copyright: 2001

Presents a comprehensive guide for teaching effective anger management skills to adolescents, and focuses on interpersonal skills and relationships with others.
In Control: A Skill-Building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Mana T  
B 96958B 96958 In Sync with Families, September 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2017

Educational Leadership, September 2017 (Volume 75 No.1). In sync with families.
In Sync with Families, September 2017 T  
DVD 1655DVD 1655 In the System: Academic Stress
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Teens explore the stress in their academic environment and learn how time management skills, organizational tools, and negotiation can help them regain control. One-week loan period.
In the System: Academic Stress JS  
B 94713B 94713 Including One, Including All: A Guide to Relationship-Based Early Childhood Inclusion
Grade Lvl: T Author: Roffman, Leslie / Wanerman, Todd
Length: 257 Copyright: 2011

Provides an overview of inclusion with background information on its role in education. Describes the "Engage-Reflect-Plan" cycle. Offers stories, strategies, and tools to help educators support children with various needs.
Including One, Including All: A Guide to Relationship-Based Early Childhood T  
B 93457B 93457 Individual Counseling Activities for Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bowman, Robert
Length: 64 Copyright: 1998

Creative activities, lessons, famous quotes, stories, and reproducible worksheets on each of the following topics: character development; future careers; anger management; my abilities; alcohol; other drugs; feelings; conflicts; my attitude; friendships; and school confidence. Grades K-6.
Individual Counseling Activities for Children T  
B 93458B 93458 Individual Counseling Lessons for Adolescents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bowman, Robert
Length: 91 Copyright: 1998

Creative activities, lessons, famous quotes, stories, and reproducible worksheets that will help initiate dicussions with students about: family; facism; stress; goal setting; careers; personal strengths; anger management; character building; conflict resolution; healthy relationships; alcohol/drugs; peer pressure; being assertive; and study habits and skills. Grades 7-12.
Individual Counseling Lessons for Adolescents T  
V 14807V 14807 INTEGRITY MATTERS: RESPECT
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2000

Explains the meaning of respect, why it's important, and how to show it. Reminds viewers of the golden rule and demonstrates its application in various scenarios at home, school, and in the community. From the series Integrity Matters.
INTEGRITY MATTERS: RESPECT KP  
B 92687B 92687 Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
Grade Lvl: T Author: Friend, Marilyn / Cook, Lynne
Length: 364 Copyright: 2003

Provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals-classroom teachers, special education teachers, and counselors-can work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. Addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying knowledge and skills, which guides practices in many education efforts. Covers specific service-delivery models: consultation; teams and teamwork; co-teaching, and staff development. Includes chapters on working with parents and with paraprofessionals. Also examines role-specific considerations in working with other professionals; student-to-student collaboration; interagency collaboration; early childhood collaboration; and ethical issues.
Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals T  
B 124735B 124735 Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Stambach, Scott
Length: 326 Copyright: 2016

Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Iowa High School Battle of the Books 2018-2019. Realistic fiction. Contemporary fiction. IL 9-12.
Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko JS  
B 110025B 110025 Is This Really My Family?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Harris, Ashley Rae
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Relating to Your Relatives. Shares the true-to-life stories of teen and preteen girls who are struggling to get along and find their place in their unique families, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 6.2. Follett RL 5.9. IL 6-9.
Is This Really My Family? IJ  
B 109007B 109007 It's a Mall World After All
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Rallison, Janette
Length: 230 Copyright: 2006

While working at the mall, organizing a school fundraiser, and trying to prove that her best friend's boyfriend is seeing another girl, high-school student Charlotte's best intentions always seem to backfire. AR 5.0. RC 4.3. Lexile 810.
It's a Mall World After All JS  
V 16711V 16711 It's Mine
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Illustrates situations in which there is an opportunity to share, explains how it feels when someone doesn't share, and demonstrates negotiation strategies for sharing. Features Jamaica's Blue Marker by Juanita Havill. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
It's Mine KP  
B 116475B 116475 Jason's Why
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Goobie, Beth
Length: 77 Copyright: 2013

Sent to live in a treatment center when his mother is unable to handle him, nine-year-old Jason struggles with fears of abandonment while gradually learning to trust the adult residents of his group home and his new school principal. Child abuse. Group homes Fiction. Family problems Fiction. IL 3-5.
Jason's Why PI  
B 114762B 114762 Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Franklin, Emily
Length: 229 Copyright: 2011

Teen stars Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers, known as Jenna and Jonah on their hit television series about young neighbors in love, are forced to carry on the charade off the set for the press and their fans, but when the paparazzi blow their cover, Charlie and Fielding must disappear until the publicity dies down, and once off the Hollywood grid, they realize they may like each other after all. Romance. AR 5.4 RC 5.6 Lexile 870 IL 6-10.
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance IJS  
DVD 2075DVD 2075 Joyfulness, Patience, Cooperation
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Up from the depths (8 minutes). Part 2: Cooler heads prevail (8 minutes). Part 3: Digging for gold (8 minutes). In Part 1, the Professor's latest work ended up as so many before--a failure. He wants to give up and never invent again, unless a few friends can cnange his mind. The friends learn the importance of joyfulness. In Part 2, patience is not Johnny's middle name, and today it seems that Johnny has to wait for everything. As the frustration begins to boil over, Derek comes along. But can they put aside their anger in order to save some friends? The friends learn the importance of patience. In Part 3, it's the State of Good's Spelling Bee, but a massive snow drift is keeping Izzi from the competition. Will the help of her friends be enough to dig her through? The friends learn the importance of cooperation.
Joyfulness, Patience, Cooperation KP  
B 109525B 109525 Juliet Club
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Harper, Suzanne
Length: 402 Copyright: 2008

When high school junior Kate wins an essay contest that sends her to Verona, Italy, to study Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" over the summer, she meets both American and Italian students and learns not just about Shakespeare, but also about star-crossed lovers--and herself. AR 5.7. RC 5.4. Lexile 830.
Juliet Club JS  
B 112093B 112093 Junkyard Wonders
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Polacco, Patricia
Length: 48 Copyright: 2010

Inspired by a teacher who believes each of them is a genius, a class of special-needs students invents something that could convince the whole school they are justifiably proud to be "Junkyard Wonders." Story is based on the author's childhood. AR 4.0. RC 3.8. Lexile 660. IL 2-5.
Junkyard Wonders PI  
B 108582B 108582 Just Kidding
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Ludwig, Trudy
Length: 29 Copyright: 2006

With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D.J. learns how to handle a classmate who claims that his mean-spirit "teasing" is just a joke. AR 3.2. Follett RL 3.1.
Just Kidding PI  
B 111906B 111906 Karma Bites
Grade Lvl: I Author: Kramer, Stacy
Length: 340 Copyright: 2010

Using the power of a magic recipe box belonging to her hippie grandmother straightens out some of the problems in twelve year old Franny Flanders' life, but she learns that when you tamper with karma, it can strike back in unexpected ways. Popularity. AR 4.6. Follett RL 4.8. RC 5.2. Lexile 680.
Karma Bites I  
B 123350B 123350 Kids Like Us
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Reyl, Hilary
Length: 282 Copyright: 2017

Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic. Starred reviews. IL 9-12.
Kids Like Us JS  
B 108040B 108040 Know and Follow Rules
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Meiners, Cheri
Length: 35 Copyright: 2005

Teaches children the importance of knowing and obeying the rules in school and other places. Includes activities. Obedience. From the series Learning to Get Along. Follett RL 1.5.
Know and Follow Rules KP  
KM 11624KM 11624 Know the Code Package
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kinney, Judi / Kinney, Tom
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

An easy-to-implement social skills curriculum for grades 2-6. Has three components: 1. The Social Standards at School book focuses on 53 relevant social skills, each with teacher guidelines and a student self-monitoring page. Contents: Getting Ready; Transitions; Classroom; Breaks and Special Events; Anyplace; Peer Relationships; Resources. Includes a PDF on Win/Mac CD. 2. Know the Code Cards presents these skills as five steps with talking points. Use for games, role plays, and individual due cards. Two sets of 50 laminated 4"x6" color cards with instructions. Designed for large groups, small groups or one-on-one activities. 3. Know the Code Video Modeling DVD. Grades 1-6. Contents: instructor's guide; 83-minute DVD; CD-ROM; Instructional guide for card game; two envelopes for cards game; and two 50-card decks. Two-week loan period.
Know the Code Package T  
B 123232B 123232 Last Exit to Normal
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Harmon, Michael B
Length: 288 Copyright: 2008

It’s true: After 17-year-old Ben’s father announces he’s gay and the family splits apart, Ben does everything he can to tick him off: skip school, smoke pot, skateboard nonstop, get arrested. But he never thinks he’ll end up yanked out of his city life and plunked down into a small Montana town with his dad and Edward, The Boyfriend. As if it’s not painful enough living in a hick town with spiked hair, a skateboard habit, and two dads, he soon realizes something’s not quite right with Billy, the boy next door. He’s hiding a secret about his family, and Ben is determined to uncover it and set things right. In an authentic, unaffected, and mordantly funny voice, Michael Harmon tells the wrenching story of an uprooted and uncomfortable teenaged guy trying to fix the lives around him–while figuring out his own. IL 9-12. Lexile 620. GR Z+.
Last Exit to Normal JS  
B 123463B 123463 Last True Love Story
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Kiely, Brendan
Length: 279 Copyright: 2016

Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love. Realistic fiction. Bildungsroman / Coming of Age. IL 9-12. Lexile 900.
Last True Love Story JS  
B 114553B 114553 Laugh With the Moon
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Burg, Shana
Length: 245 Copyright: 2012

Massachusetts thirteen-year-old Clare, grieving after her mother's recent death, reluctantly travels with her father to spend nine weeks in a remote village in Malawi, where new friends and experiences help open her mind and heart. Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction. Fathers and daughters Fiction. AR 4.5 RC 4.5 Lexile 740 IL 4-8.
Laugh With the Moon IJ  
B 104439B 104439 Leadership
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Explains the virtue of leadership and describes ways to be a leader in the home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.3. Follett RL 4.0.
Leadership P  
B 123425B 123425 Learning to Swear in America
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Kennedy, Katie
Length: 345 Copyright: 2016

Brought over from Russia to help NASA prevent an asteroid from colliding with Earth, seventeen-year-old physics genius Yuri feels awkward and alone until he meets free-spirited Dovie. Science fiction. IL 9-12. RC 6.3. Lexile 700.
Learning to Swear in America JS  
B 103862B 103862 LEAVING PROTECTION
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: HOBBS, WILL
Length: 178 Copyright: 2004

Sixteen year old Robbie Daniels, happy to get a job aboard a troller fishing for king salmon off southeastern Alaska, finds himself in danger when he discovers that his mysterious captain is searching for long-buried Russian plaques that lay claim to Alaska and the Northwest. AR 5.2. Follett RL 6.4. RC 6.7. Lexile 770. GR level W.
LEAVING PROTECTION IJS  
V 16712V 16712 Left Out!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Describes situations in which exclusion often occurs, discusses how it feels to be excluded, and presents behaviors that increase the likelihood of inclusions. Features Nick Joins In by Joe Lasker. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
Left Out! KP  
B 109434B 109434 Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 352 Copyright: 2008

Contains three interconnected holiday stories of love and romance in a small town. Contents: The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson; A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green; and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle.
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances JS  
B 95647B 95647 Let's Talk Emotions: Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits Including AS, HFA, and NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cardon, Teresa
Length: 121 Copyright: 2004

Offers strategies to help children with social cognitive deficits, including Asperger's syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, and high-functioning autism, learn to understand and effectively express emotions such as empathy, anger, and compassion. Activities for children ages 4-18. Social perception.
Let's Talk Emotions: Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits Includ T  
B 112387B 112387 Liar, Liar
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 120 Copyright: 2011

Fourteen year old Kevin is very good at lying and finds that doing so make life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever. Family problems. AR 5.8 RC 7.3 Lexile 940 IL 5-7.
Liar, Liar IJ  
KM 11726KM 11726 Liar, Liar (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Paulsen, Gary
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever. Family problems. Kit contents: instruction sheet; playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (2 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) narrated by Joshua Swanson; earphones; and book (120 pages) by Gary Paulsen. AR 5.8 RC 7.3 Lexile 940 IL 5-7.
Liar, Liar (Playaway) IJ  
B 95876B 95876 Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zaks, Zosia
Length: 367 Copyright: 2006

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved parents, spouses, friends this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.
Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults T  
B 96742B 96742 Life Lists for Teens: Tips, Steps, Hints, and How-Tos for Growing Up, Getting Along, Learning, and Having Fun
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Espeland, Pamela
Length: 263 Copyright: 2003

Contains hundreds of lists that provide guidance in areas of young adult life as diverse as selecting a book or a hair color to selecting a mentor. IL 7-T.
Life Lists for Teens: Tips, Steps, Hints, and How-Tos for Growing Up, Getti JST  
B 95875B 95875 Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

A collection of illustrated activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and evaluation suggestions for teaching life skills to special needs students in grades six through twelve (primarily directed toward middle school or younger high school students); providing more than 190 specific activities in six skill areas. Part one: Self-Awareness; Part two: People Skills; Part three: Academic & School Skills; Part four: Practical Living Skills; Part five: Vocational Skills; Part six: Problem-Solving Skills. Contains reproducible pages.
Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd editi T  
KM 11264KM 11264 Life Skills: Fun & Functional
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Literacy Starters are switch accessible computer books designed for students in the middle grades who are reading at beginning levels. This set is based on the age-appropriate topic/theme life skills and how they can be fun and functional. The three books in the set provide three distinct types of text: Conventional, Transitional, and Enrichment. The individual book titles are: Loretta Gets a Zebra; I Can Do That; and Not Until You're 16. Windows and Mac compatible. Features assessment and progress monitoring tools, full switch accessibility, materials and adaptation ideas to support AAC users, activities to support reading comprehension, vocabulary cards. Contents: information card, CD-ROM with teacher guide and materials linked to the topic, audio CD read-along to accompany three different non-fiction picture books, and three visual vocabulary cards. A Start-to-Finish series.
Life Skills: Fun & Functional IJ  
B 121826B 121826 Lonely Ones
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Sutton, Kelsey
Length: 227 Copyright: 2016

Left alone by her busy parents, disinterested siblings and bullying peers, young Fain escapes into fantastical writing adventures that take her away from disappointing potential friendships, in a tale told through intricate and visual verses. Novels in Verse. Coming-of-age novel. Loneliness- Fiction. Family problems- Fiction. Lexile 760 IL 6-9.
Lonely Ones IJ  
KM 10776KM 10776 Looking for Alaska
Grade Lvl: S Author: Green, John
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Sixteen year old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Prepartory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash. Contents: four copies of the Michael L. Printz Award-winning novel (221 pages plus discussion questions) by John Green and six audio read-along CDs. AR 5.8. RC 6.7. Lexile 930. Four-week loan period.
Looking for Alaska S  
B 109091B 109091 Looking for Alaska
Grade Lvl: S Author: Green, John
Length: 221 Copyright: 2005

Sixteen year old Miles' first year at Culver Creek, Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash. Boarding schools. 2008 Green Mountain Book Award winner. 2006 Michael L. Printz Award. AR 5.8. RC 6.7. Lexile 930. Outstanding book for the college bound.
Looking for Alaska S  
DVD 2549DVD 2549 Lord of the Flies
Grade Lvl: S Author: Golding, William
Length: 87 Copyright: 1990

After a harrowing plane crash into the sea, a group of American military cadets finds itself marooned on a deserted island. Realizing the minimal chances of being rescued, the boys band together out of fear and desperation. But as the island paradise becomes their own competition and power struggles split them into two packs. Ralph leads one group and preaches civilized ingenuity and togetherness, but Jack wants nothing of it and builds a faction of barbaric hunters who ultimately go to war with Ralph. This powerful shift in conscience transforms ordinary kids into primal killers, setting off a devastating battle of good versus evil and presenting a haunting metaphor for the savage in us all. Rated R. CC.
Lord of the Flies S  
B 108722B 108722 Lovable Lyle
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Waber, Bernard
Length: 48 Copyright: 1969

Lyle, the crocodile, thought everyone loved him until the day he received a hate note from an anonymous despiser. Hate mail. Enemies. AR 3.8. RC 3.4. Lexile 510.
Lovable Lyle KP  
B 123442B 123442 Love & Leftovers: A Novel in Verse
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Tregay, Sarah
Length: 432 Copyright: 2012

Captures one girl's experience with family, friends, and love. Dragged to New Hampshire for the summer, Marcie soon realizes that her mom has no plans for them to return to Marcie's father in Idaho. As Marcie starts at a new school, without her ragtag group of friends called the Leftovers, a new romance heats up, but she struggles to understand what love really means. Poetry. Novel in verse. IL 8-12. AR 4.8. RC 5.5. Lexile 840.
Love & Leftovers: A Novel in Verse JS  
B 113540B 113540 Lucky Breaks
Grade Lvl: I Author: Patron, Susan
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Lucky, having met a potential best friend who was visiting her unclewho lives in Hard Pan, California, devises a plan to get the young girl back to the town. Sequel to: The Higher Power of Lucky. AR 6.0.RC 7.5. Lexile 960. IL 4-6.
Lucky Breaks I  
B 113864B 113864 Lucky For Good
Grade Lvl: I Author: Patron, Susan
Length: 208 Copyright: 2011

Eleven-year-old Lucky feels like the universe is conspiring against her as she faces troubles with her father, the health inspector who threatens to close down the Hard Pan Cafe, her school principal, andmiddle school boys. AR 6.5. RC 8.3. Lexile 980. IL 4-6.
Lucky For Good I  
B 106953B 106953 Lunch Money
Grade Lvl: I Author: Clements, Andrew
Length: 222 Copyright: 2005

Twelve year old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school. AR 5.2. Follett RL 5.4. RC 5.0. Lexile 840. GR level R.
Lunch Money I  
B 93324B 93324 Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and Teachers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dunne, Gerry
Length: 116 Copyright: 1996

Magic Circle process is designed to help young children develop: understanding and respect for themselves and others; oral language and communication skills; realistic self-concept, positive self-esteem, and social responsibility; problem solving and critical and creative thinking skills. Activities use developmentally appropriate strategies that promote effective listening and speaking, organized learning, and purposeful play. Examines the developmental tasks of children from birth to two years, two to four, and five to seven years of age.
Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and T  
B 120775B 120775 Make the Most of Facebook and Other Social Media
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Small, Cathleen
Length: 48 Copyright: 2015

Discusses social media as virtual communities such as Facebook and Twitter; gives a brief history, how to use social media to connect with friends or generate an income, and cautions about how to avoid bullying and other negative consequences. Digital Literacy. Online social networks. From the series Web Wisdom. IL 6-10.
Make the Most of Facebook and Other Social Media IJS  
B 104334B 104334 Makeovers by Marcia
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Mills, Claudia
Length: 149 Copyright: 2005

At the beginning of eighth grade, all Marcia can think about is what nail polish to use, how to lose weight, and whether Alex will ask her to the dance, but after giving makeovers in a nursing home for a school project, she begins to pay less attention to outward appearances and concentrate more on inner beauty. AR 4.7. Follett RL 6.5.
Makeovers by Marcia IJ  
B 94418B 94418 Making & Keeping Friends (Grades 4-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schmidt, John
Length: 229 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Ready-to-Use Lesons, Stories, and Activities for Building Relationships, Grades 4-8.
Making & Keeping Friends (Grades 4-8) T  
V 7272V 7272 Making Friends: Fair Weather Friend
Grade Lvl: PI Author: BERRY, JOY
Length: 26 Copyright: 1991

A story about friendship. Explains the different kinds of friendship, why it is important to have friends, how to develop friendships, how to maintain friendships. Based on the book of the same title by Joy Berry. Animated. From the series Human Race Club.
Making Friends: Fair Weather Friend PI  
B 115963B 115963 Mallory Goes Green
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Friedman, Laurie
Length: 159 Copyright: 2010

When Mallory is appointed to the Fern Falls Elementary School Environmental Committee, which is deciding on class projects for the upcoming Green Fair, she rapidly succeeds in alienating her classmates, friends, and family by her overzealous efforts to save the planet. Green movement Fiction. Environmental protection Fiction. AR 4.4 RC 4.3 Lexile 700 GR Level O IL 2-5.
Mallory Goes Green PI  
B 94137B 94137 Managing Middle School Madness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gilderman, Glen
Length: 157 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical information and advice for parents and teachers of middle-school children to help them prepare for the behavioral, social, and academic changes that will probably occur in students.
Managing Middle School Madness T  
DVD 2094DVD 2094 Manners at Work
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Introduces the principles of business etiquette and examines how offices and workplace situations have changed. Explains the role of etiquette in the corporate world and demonstrates how manners, respect and courtesy facilitates personal interaction, creates business advantages, and fosters the effectiveness of workers. Also covers electronic etiquette, describing the correct technique for using cell phones, camera phones, voicemail, and email in a business setting. Closed captioned.
Manners at Work JS  
B 110542B 110542 Martha Doesn't Say Sorry!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Berger, Samantha
Length: 34 Copyright: 2009

Young Martha learns that she must apologize for her bad behavior if she wants people to cooperate with her. Apologizing. Apology. Illustrated by Bruce Whatley. Follett RL 2.0.
Martha Doesn't Say Sorry! KP  
B 94892B 94892 Me, You, Us Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool
Grade Lvl: T Author: Epstein, Ann S.
Length: 190 Copyright: 2009

Provides advice and suggestions for early childhood educators to encourage social-emotional learning and development in young children, covering thirteen topics, such as self-identity, competence, cooperative play, diversity, resolving conflicts, and more. Affective education.
Me, You, Us Social-Emotional Learning in Preschool T  
B 104995B 104995 Mid-Semester Night's Dream
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Meacham, Margaret
Length: 154 Copyright: 2004

Chaos results when Morgan gets help in casting a love spell on a boy at school from Gretta, a fairy-godmother-in-training. AR 3.3. Follett RL 5.6.
Mid-Semester Night's Dream IJ  
DVD 2617DVD 2617 Middle Childhood: Social & Emotional Development
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of social and emotional development that children experience from ages 6 to 12. Introduces methods that build positive social and emotional development, including methods to help children with physical or social disabilities to develop positively. Defines the differences between self-concept and self-esteem, demonstrating how self-esteem results from a cycle of evaluation and behavior. Outlines the stages of childhood friendship. Explains how parents and children can develop a relationship that fosters co-regulation of behavior. Closed captioned. Covers: The self, Moral development, Family, Friends, Challenging conditions, Review.
Middle Childhood: Social & Emotional Development ST  
B 95995B 95995 Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences
Grade Lvl: T Author: Haley, Moss
Length: 160 Copyright: 2010

The transition to middle school is daunting to most, but for students with autism spectrum disorders, it can be a veritable mine field of hidden curriculum rules, social misunderstanding, cliques, etc. Based on her own experiences, Haley Moss, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome, shares what worked and what didn't work for her, to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in, making friends, and doing well academically. Discussion of each topic is followed by an advice section called What I Did. Topics include good habits, lockers, slang, teachers, academics, friendships, body changes, stress, and hopes for the future. Book was written when the author was in high school.
Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High- T  
B 111855B 111855 Mindblind
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Roy, Jennifer
Length: 248 Copyright: 2010

Fourteen year old Nathaniel Clark, who has Asperger's Syndrome, tries to prove that he is a genius so that he can become a member of the prestigious Aldus Institute, the premier organization for the profoundly gifted. Rock bands. Rock groups. AR 4.0. RC 4.3. Lexile 580. GR Level X.
Mindblind IJS  
B 94699B 94699 Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
Grade Lvl: T Author: Greenland, Susan
Length: 219 Copyright: 2010

Explains how children can use the techniques of mindful awareness to manage stress and lead happier, more balanced lives, with strategies, activities, songs, games, and fables for teaching children the principles of mindful awareness.
Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinde T  
B 96870B 96870 MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 2011

A curriculum for teachers that presents fifteen lessons for students, in grades third through fifth, on how the brain can improve behavior and learning. Lessons include focused awareness, mindful listening, and expressing gratitude. Fosters social & emotional awareness. Each lesson begins with background information on the brain, introducing a specific area of concentration with an activity in which students can see concrete examples of how their brain functions. Offers strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities helps one extend the benefits of MindUP.
MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Li T  
B 96871B 96871 MindUP Curriculum: Grades 6–8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 2011

This curriculum features 15 lessons that use information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The program was developed not only to expand students' social & emotional awareness, but also to improve their academic performance. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities helps one extend the benefits of MindUP.
MindUP Curriculum: Grades 6–8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Li T  
B 96869B 96869 MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 160 Copyright: 2011

A curriculum for teachers that presents fifteen lessons for students, in grades Pre-K through second, on how the brain can improve behavior and learning. Lessons include focused awareness, mindful listening, and expressing gratitude. They foster social & emotional awareness. Each lesson offers strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. All lessons begin with background information on the brain, introducing specific areas of concentration, each with an activity in which children can see concrete examples of how their brain functions. The lessons fit into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help extend the benefits of MindUP.
MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and T  
B 107963B 107963 Miracle on 49th Street
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Lupica, Mike
Length: 246 Copyright: 2006

After her mother's death, twelve year old Molly learns that her father is a basketball star for the Boston Celtics. AR 4.7. Follett RL 7.1. RC 6.5. Lexile 790.
Miracle on 49th Street IJ  
B 94503B 94503 Miranda Peabody & Magnificent Friendship March
Grade Lvl: T Author: DeBell, Susan
Length: 38 Copyright: 2008

Miranda and her firends tell their parents when Maxie starts bullying them on the playground, but they finally have to talk to their teacher who joins with the principal in instituting a No More Bullies campaign at Mountain Stream Elementary. PreK-4.
Miranda Peabody & Magnificent Friendship March T  
B 124394B 124394 Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: McAnulty, Stacy
Length: 293 Copyright: 2018

A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 3.7. RC 3.1. Lexile 530. GR W.
Miscalculations of Lightning Girl IJ  
B 93429B 93429 Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 265 Copyright: 2005

Complete title: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders. Six health care professionals (psychologists, neuropsychologists, former NAGC president, and pediatrician) describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathlogical behaviors.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children T  
B 111472B 111472 Mockingjay
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Collins, Suzanne
Length: 390 Copyright: 2010

Katniss Everdeen, having survived the Hunger Games twice, learns she and her family and friends are in danger because the Capitol holds her responsible for the unrest and races against time to protect those she cares about and the people of District 12. Insurgency. From the series Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3. AR 5.3. Lexile 800.
Mockingjay JS  
KM 11717KM 11717 Mockingjay (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Collins, Suzanne
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Katniss Everdeen's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn. Insurgency Fiction. Kit contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (11 hours 41 min.) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (390 pages) by Suzanne Collins. From the series Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3. AR 5.5 RC 5.3 Lexile 800 IL 7-12. Five-week loan period.
Mockingjay (Playaway) JS  
KM 12801KM 12801 Molly's Story (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Cameron, W. Bruce
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Molly's purpose is to take care of her girl, CJ, but CJ's mom will not allow her to have a dog, so Molly must stay hidden in CJ's room. Hardcover copy of the book is included in the kit. IL 3-7. AR 3.9. Lexile 590.
Molly's Story (Playaway) PIJ  
B 113156B 113156 Money and Relationships
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Simons, Rae
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to the social and psychological aspects of money that provides information and answers related questions, covering why money is important, being honest and in control, setting boundaries, jealousy, and more. From the series Junior Library of Money. IL 6-10.
Money and Relationships IJST  
B 93128B 93128 More Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 341 Copyright: 1995

Collection of over 80 hands-on learning activities for middle and high school students to help them make positive life choices. Author uses active learning to teach life skills such as communication, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal relationships, values formation, and healthy life style choices. Topics: goal setting, stress, stereotyping, tobacco, marijuana, sexuality, cliques, diversity, role models, drugs, anger management, working together, refusal skills, personal responsibility, peer pressure, etc.
More Activities That Teach T  
KM 12569KM 12569 More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 200 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 6-8. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone order # 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 (Keystone order # 94246). This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8 T  
KM 12570KM 12570 More Class Meetings That Matter 9-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 184 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 9-12. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone book order number 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 9-12 (Keystone kit number KM 11560). Topics covered in this volume include Communication and cyber-technology; Understanding and managing feelings; Building positive relationships; Building a positive school and classroom climate; and Respecting differences. This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 9-12 T  
KM 12568KM 12568 More Class Meetings That Matter K-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 224 Copyright: 2016

Provides engaging, age-appropriate, and grade-specific ideas and topics to conduct meaningful class meetings in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource is part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. Before implementing the ideas in this book, teachers should review the class meeting guidelines outlined in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone order # 93026). More Class Meetings That Matter gives content beyond the initial phases of implementation and can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, K-5 (Keystone order # 94176). Manual has three parts. Part 1 has class meetings for kindergarten-grade 2. Part 2 has meetings for grades 3-5. The meetings in Part 3 help students understand what disabilities are, promote acceptance of all students, and aim to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by students with disabilities. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter K-5 T  
KM 11647KM 11647 More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: Grades 3-12 (Book & CD ROM)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mougey, Midge Odermann / Dillon, Jo C.
Length: 284 Copyright: 2009

Thirty-five lesson plans with activities to help teach social skills to students in grades 3-12. Includes CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters. Two-week loan period.
More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School: Grades 3-12 (Book & CD ROM T  
B 96409B 96409 Morning Meeting Book 3rd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kriete, Roxann / Davis, Carol
Length: 232 Copyright: 2014

Explains how K-8 educators can implement Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings, a daily whole class gathering in which students and teachers greet each other, share news, do an activity that reinforces skills the class is working on which then builds community & promotes a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior.
Morning Meeting Book 3rd Edition T  
B 114694B 114694 Mostly True Story of Jack
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Length: 323 Copyright: 2011

When Jack is sent to live with his strange uncle and aunt in Iowa, he experiences real, not imaginary, friends, he is beaten up by the town bully, and his death is plotted by the town's richest man. Unable to understand why he is now the center of attention when he had always been mostly invisible before, he tries to figure out the reason for the mystery. Foreshadowing; Good versus evil. AR 5.0 RC 4.5 Lexile 740 IL 5-8.
Mostly True Story of Jack IJ  
B 114508B 114508 Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story
Grade Lvl: KP Author: LaReau, Kara
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

Mr. Prickles, a lonely porcupine, is afraid he will never find love, until he meets Miss Pointypants, whom he hopes will be the perfect companion for his moonlight strolls and midnight feasts. Forest animals Fiction. AR 2.7 RC 2.1 Lexile 530 IL K-2.
Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story KP  
B 92213B 92213 Mrs. Ruby's Life Lessons for Kids Gr 3-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zientek, Joan
Length: 143 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Essential Skills for Increasing Emotional Quotient. Emotional intelligence. Presents 12 reproducible lessons to help increase E.Q. Each lesson focuses on a single topic. Mrs. Ruby explains each lesson through a story. The story is followed by discussion questions and activities. Some topics: teaching, assertive behavior (standing up for yourself), controlling anger, positive outlook, point of view, dealing with mistakes and failure.
Mrs. Ruby's Life Lessons for Kids Gr 3-5 T  
B 108501B 108501 My Buddy, Slug
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Krosoczka, Jarrett
Length: 34 Copyright: 2006

When Alex hurts his best friend's feelings, he learns that sometimes staying friends means apologizing. AR and Follett RL 2.5.
My Buddy, Slug KP  
B 123674B 123674 My Girlfriend's Pregnant!: A Teen's Guide to Becoming a Dad
Grade Lvl: S Author: Shantz-Hilkes, Chloe
Length: 126 Copyright: 2015

Looks at pregnancy for teenage fathers, focusing on relationships, abortion, adoption, and other topics. IL 10-12.
My Girlfriend's Pregnant!: A Teen's Guide to Becoming a Dad S  
B 123436B 123436 My Lady Jane
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hand, Cynthia
Length: 491 Copyright: 2016

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger--and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that's the least of Jane's problems. She's about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong. Conspiracy. Fantasy. IL 8-12. AR 5.3. RC 5.6. Lexile 760.
My Lady Jane JS  
B 110035B 110035 My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie
Grade Lvl: JS Author: O'Keefe, Susan
Length: 255 Copyright: 2002

Escaping school and family problems in a cemetery, fifteen year old Allie begins attending strangers' funerals, which leads to her first real friendship and a mystery that she believes only she can solve. AR 4.7. RC 6.2. Lexile 660.
My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie JS  
B 109001B 109001 My Most Excellent Year
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Kluger, Steve
Length: 403 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins & Fenway Park. Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendshps, first loves, and coming into their own. Coming-of-age story. AR 6.1. RC 9.2. Lexile 1030.
My Most Excellent Year JS  
B 94554B 94554 My Social Stories Book
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Carol
Length: 141 Copyright: 2002

Contains a collection of brief, narrative, step-by-step stories that help children with autism learn important social skills, describing situation, skill, or concept in terms of social clues, perspectives,and common responses.
My Social Stories Book T  
CD 40659CD 40659 My Turn, Your Turn: Songs/Social Skills (Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Bollinger, Cathy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Presents 14 songs by Cathy Bollinger. Titles: People Like It When I Say Hi; You Say I Say; My Turn Your Turn; I Can Say Excuse Me; I Can Help Somebody Out; Who When What; It's OK That Sometimes I Don't Understand; Save a Little Bit for Later; I Like Movies So Do You; Can I Play Too?; Remember Look Towards Their Eyes; Sometimes I Feel Angry; Please and Thank You; and Everyone Has Strengths to Be Proud of. Contents: lyrics booklet and audio CD.
My Turn, Your Turn: Songs/Social Skills (Audio CD) KP  
V 16714V 16714 My Way
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Examines bossy behavior, identifies feelings and conflicts that can result from bossiness, and reveals positive ways for kids to deal with bossy people. Features King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
My Way KP  
B 94373B 94373 Narrative Counseling in Schools: Powerful & Brief
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winslade, John
Length: 185 Copyright: 2007

Contains a collection of narrative counseling ideas to facilitate group or one-on-one work with students. Presents case studies, guidance, and examples of counseling practice to help students narrate stories that "redescribe" who they are and what they can be. Chapters: 1. What Is Narrative Counseling All About? 2. Doing Narrative Counseling: A Step-by-Step Guide. 3. Reworking Reputations. 4. Conversations With Kids Who Are "in Trouble" (stealing, ADHD, abusive behavior, truancy, trouble enrolling a new student, restorative practices, counseling and discipline). 5. Working in a Narrative Way With Groups, Classes, and Communities: Beyond and Exclusive Focus on the Individual. Authors: John M. Winslade and Gerald D. Monk.
Narrative Counseling in Schools: Powerful & Brief T  
B 109517B 109517 Nation
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Pratchett, Terry
Length: 367 Copyright: 2008

A tsunami destroys everything leaving Mau, an island boy, Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, and a small group of refugees responsible for rebuilding their village and their lives. From the series Discworld. AR 5.2. RC 6.3. Lexile 790. Michael L. Printz Honor book 2009.
Nation JS  
B 113434B 113434 Nerd Camp
Grade Lvl: I Author: Weissman, Elissa
Length: 261 Copyright: 2011

For ten-year-old Gabe, the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment is all that he dreamed it would be, but he must work hard to write about the fun in letters to Zack, his cool future stepbrother, without revealing that it is a camp for "nerds." Stepbrothers. AR 5.1. RC 5.3. Lexile 810. IL 4-6.
Nerd Camp I  
DVD 2850DVD 2850 New Beginning: Basic Life Skills Video-Modeling
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2003

In this video from the series Watch Me Learn, children depict typical interactions between friends and family members. Among other activities, scenes include greetings, games, and identification of everyday objects. Video-modeling is an alternative or an additional intervention to traditional ABA/VB therapies. Intervention method for AS children.
New Beginning: Basic Life Skills Video-Modeling KPI  
B 118342B 118342 New Kid
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Green, Tim
Length: 307 Copyright: 2014

A troubled kid finds his bearings in a new school after a baseball coach offers him a spot on the team. AR 4.5 Lexile 710 IL 5-8.
New Kid IJ  
B 90807B 90807 New Social Story Book
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 125 Copyright: 2000

Presents a collection of social stories with simple illustrations designed for serving people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and those working for them. Updates Social Story Book 1994 (93247). Chapters: Social Skills; Babies and Pets; Personal Care; Cooking and Mealtime Routines; Helping Around the House; Playing Outside; Time for School; Getting Around; Community Helpers; Restaurants and Shopping; Understanding the Weather; and Holidays, Vacations and Recreation. Original stories written by students in Jenison High School have been revised by Carol Gray.
New Social Story Book T  
KM 11165KM 11165 New Social Story Book (Revised and Expanded)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Carol
Length: 265 Copyright: 2010

Contains a revised and expanded 10th Anniversary Edition of The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray. The book contains 158 Social Stories to help children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Also contains a CD containing each Social Story in ready-to-print PDFs and Word files which can be edited. The Stories are divided into chapters according to subject matter such as change, mistakes, me and my feelings, celebrations and gifts, bullying, home and community, school, planet earth. Some of the stories are designed to be used in groups, in sequence. The beginning section entitled, "Social Story 10.1 Tutorials" is an introductory guide to writing Social Stories using the ten criteria that distinguish Social Stories from other visual strategies. Social Stories are intended to share accurate information using a process, format, voice, and content that is descriptive, meaningful, and safe for the audience (person with an ASD). Contents: book and CD-ROM. Two-week loan period.
New Social Story Book (Revised and Expanded) T  
V 16715V 16715 No Fair!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Exhibits unfair circumstances, explains how it feels to be treated unfairly, and presents rules that can make situations more fair. Features Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stephens. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
No Fair! KP  
KM 12238KM 12238 No Fishing Allowed
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Carol / Williams, Judy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Kit contains the Teacher Manual and the Student Workbook for the No Fishing Allowed Reel In Bullying prevention program. This peer violence prevention program addresses various elements of bullying behavior. Emphasizes empowerment strategies for all students who are affected by bully/target relationships. Manual provides teachers with information, ideas and activities to address bullying attempts and other unfriendly social interactions in a classroom setting. The Student Workbook is designed to be used with an assembly. Text is color-coded-- some to be read before the assembly and other after the presentation.
No Fishing Allowed T  
B 123177B 123177 No More Bows
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cotterill, Samantha
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

A dog named Hugo hates when his owner Milley dresses him up in bows, so he decides to runaway and he finds out that life is lonely without Milly. IL Pres-2.
No More Bows KP  
GM 108GM 108 No More Bullies!
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

In this board game, players create a puzzle that "transforms" the bully into a nice guy and along the way, bullies discover alternate ways to behave, while victims learn how to deal with bullies. For 1-4 players. Ages 5-8.
No More Bullies! KP  
B 95806B 95806 Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Borba, Michele
Length: 320 Copyright: 2005

Shows parents how to help children ages four to fifteen who do not have friends or have difficulties in friendships, covering such issues as tattling and gossiping, teasing and bullying, shyness, bossiness, insensitivity, oversensitivity, competitiveness, peer pressure, cliques, breakups, and being the "new kid."
Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How T  
B 114765B 114765 Notes From an Accidental Band Geek
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Dionne, Erin
Length: 282 Copyright: 2011

French horn virtuoso Elsie Wyatt resents having to join her high school's marching band playing a melliphone, but finally finds a sense of belonging that transcends the pressure she has always felt to be as good as her father, principal french horn player in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. AR 5.0 RC 5.7 Lexile 770 IL 6-9.
Notes From an Accidental Band Geek IJ  
B 109087B 109087 Off Season
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Murdock, Catherine
Length: 277 Copyright: 2008

High school junior. D.J. Schwenk staggers under the weight of caring for her badly injured brother, her responsibilities on the dairy farm, a changing relationship with her friend Brian, and her own athletic aspirations. Teenagers. Sequel to Dairy Queen (106707). AR 5.8. RC 9.2. Lexile 1160.
Off Season JS  
B 105240B 105240 One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sones, Sonya
Length: 268 Copyright: 2004

Fifteen year old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her gay father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born. Fathers and daughters. Grief. Stream-of-consciousness free-verse poems make up most of the narrative. AR 5.1. RC 5.3. Lexile 820. GR level NR.
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies JS  
B 96879B 96879 Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Aston, Maxine C.
Length: 82 Copyright: 2002

Explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome. Practical, everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together and AS cannot be blamed for everything.
Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a T  
B 96692B 96692 Our Brains Are Like Computers!: Exploring Social Skills and Social Cause and Effect with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shaul, Joel
Length: 80 Copyright: 2016

This highly visual social skills book uses computer metaphors and visual diagrams to help children on the autism spectrum to understand how their words and actions can affect other people. Easily identifiable computing and social networking metaphors are used to explain how memories are saved in the brain, like files in computer folders, and how, just as files can be shared and downloaded on the internet, people learn about you by sharing their positive and negative impressions with each other. The author explains why certain actions may be 'liked' or 'disliked' by others, and offers guidance on appropriate and inappropriate social behavior. This book also features photocopiable worksheets to reinforce the guidance and lessons offered in the book.
Our Brains Are Like Computers!: Exploring Social Skills and Social Cause an T  
B 111820B 111820 Out of My Mind
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M.
Length: 295 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. AR and RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
Out of My Mind IJ  
KM 13085KM 13085 Out of My Mind (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M
Length: 295 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. AR and RC 4.3. Lexile 700. Contains 30 books, 6 audio cds (approx. 7 hrs), and teacher guide. Also see Playaway in collection: KM 11395. IL 4-8. Four week loan period.
Out of My Mind (2 Parts) IJ  
KM 11395KM 11395 Out of My Mind (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M.
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. Contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (7 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (295 pages) by Sharon Draper. AR 4.3. RC 3.3. Lexile 700. IL 5-8. Four-week loan period.
Out of My Mind (Playaway) IJ  
B 117457B 117457 Paperboy
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Vawter, Vince
Length: 224 Copyright: 2013

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month. Stuttering- Fiction. Newspaper carriers- Fiction. Newbery Honor Book 2014. AR 5.1 RC 7.3 Lexile 940 IL 5-9.
Paperboy IJ  
DVD 2293DVD 2293 Parenting the Explosive Child
Grade Lvl: T Author: Greene, Ross
Length: 120 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Drs. Ross Greene and Stuart Ablon explain their approach to help parents handle explosive and noncompliant children and adolescents. Encourages adults to rethink challenging behavior. Helps parents understand the specific cognitive skill deficits that can impair a child's capacities for flexibility and frustration tolerance and provides step-by-step guidance on the CPS approach for teaching these skills. Explains that the difficulties of these children may be best understood as a learning disability. Traditional discipline strategies often fail to work. Features interviews with parents of behaviorally challenging children and answers common questions. Interventions.
Parenting the Explosive Child T  
DVD 2077DVD 2077 Patriotism, Citizenship, Loyalty
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Rumors at war (8 minutes). Part 2: The price of freedom (8 minutes). Part 3: No greater love (10 minutes). In Part 1, the construction of a mall on their precious soccer field prompts EJ and a few friends to make a last stand. But there are other ways to defend the land they love and save. The friends learn the importance of patriotism. In Part 2, after peeking the curiosity of the younger cars, Franklin begins to share the story of his heroic friend CJ Willey, the Big War, and what it means to be a citizen. The friends learn the importance of citizenship. In Part 3, Franklin continues to tell the heroic saga of CJ Willey's bravery and the sacrifice he made to save his soldiers, but also the tests that affected relationships even after so many years. The friends learn the importance of loyalty.
Patriotism, Citizenship, Loyalty KP  
B 90246B 90246 Peaceful Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Smith, Charles
Length: 208 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle: 162 Easy Activities to Teach Preschoolers Compassion and Cooperation. Presents developmentally appropriate activities that may be used in early childhood classrooms to help preschoolers learn to be kind and cooperative, including songs, puppet-making, gardening, and other tasks.
Peaceful Classroom T  
B 93207B 93207 Peaceful Classroom in Action
Grade Lvl: T Author: Drew, Naomi
Length: 154 Copyright: 1999

K-6 activity guide shows how to create a peaceful, productive classroom from the first day of school. Describes how to build a climate of respect, how to help kids resolve conflicts, how to teach students to be peacemakers and to build collaboration across the curriculum. Also shows how to improve students' writing ability as peacemaking concepts are taught; how to foster diversity and build emotional intelligence and self-esteem.
Peaceful Classroom in Action T  
B 104443B 104443 Peacefulness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes peacefulness as a virtue and suggests ways in which children can recognize and practice it. Conflict management. From the series Character Education. AR 2.7. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level K.
Peacefulness P  
KM 10321KM 10321 Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1993

Designed to help teach children in preschool through second grade peacemaking skills. Activities are designed to develop positive self-esteem and sensitivity to the needs of others. Contents: guide, I-Care-Rules poster, I-Care-Cat puppet, audio cassette with songs, and five copies of activity booklets for each grade 1 and 2.
Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids KP  
B 95612B 95612 Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wolfberg, Pamela
Length: 264 Copyright: 2003

Integrated Play Groups Field Manual is a guide that offers an introduction to the basic principles and techniques that comprise the Integrated Play Groups model. Pamela Wolfberg translates theory into effective and meaningful practice, giving practitioners, parents and other caregivers the tools to initiate peer play groups for children in school, home and community settings. The model's approach encourages and promotes genuine play between novice & expert players. Children learn not only how to play together but how to relate to one another in play. Suggests using each child's unique interests and then scaffolding their play rather than using a highly-structured, adult-directed approach. Manual includes assessment tools besides offering instructions about play and communication intervention strategies.
Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socializat T  
B 123576B 123576 Perfect Score
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Buyea, Rob
Length: 358 Copyright: 2017

Told from different viewpoints, five sixth-graders, facing various challenges and under pressure to do well on statewide assessment tests, agree to a plan for acing the tests. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.7. Lexile 710. GR Y.
Perfect Score IJ  
DVD 2079DVD 2079 Perseverance, Sportmanship, Self-Discipline
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: The secret of success (8 minutes). Part 2: The winning goal (7 minutes). Part 3: Road rage (9 minutes). In Part 1, everyone is lounging around during spring break until Franklin encourages them to try something new. But setting goals are easier than achieving them--will they have the perseverance to keep going? The friends learn the importance of perseverance. In Part 2, Maria is the new soccer coach, and EJ is not pleased with her emphasis on being good sports. This could ruin his entire season and take all the fun out of the game. The friends learn the importance of sportsmanship. In Part 3, Johnny's plans to join the Auto Stund Thrill Team. When his friends show up to try-outs to cheer him on, he gets distracted, races off the track at high speed and into a life changing lesson. The friends learn the importance of self-discipline.
Perseverance, Sportmanship, Self-Discipline KP  
KM 11536KM 11536 Personal Space Camp
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Designed to teach children the concept of personal space. Picture book is a story about Louis and his trip to the principal's office for personal space camp where he learns about not getting too close to his schoolmates. A teacher's guide includes interactive discussion questions and exercises designed to help children recognize and respect the personal space zones of others. Two-week loan period.
Personal Space Camp T  
B 123439B 123439 Phantom Limbs
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Garner, Paula
Length: 352 Copyright: 2016

Still reeling from the death of his little brother and the sudden departure of his first love Meg, Otis throws himself into swim training with Dara, until Meg returns for the summer and Otis tries to rekindle their relationship. Realistic fiction. IL 8-12. AR 4.7. Lexile 660.
Phantom Limbs JS  
B 113129B 113129 Phineas L. MacGuire . . .Erupts!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Dowell, Frances
Length: 167 Copyright: 2007

Fourth-grade science whiz Phineas L. MacGuire is forced to team up with the new boy in class on a science fair project, but the boy's quirky personality causes Phineas to wonder if they have any chance of winning. From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire. AR 5.0 RC 4.8 Lexile 810 IL 2-5.
Phineas L. MacGuire . . .Erupts! PI  
B 93342B 93342 Playwise: 365 Fun-Filled Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and Emotional Inteligence in Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weston, Denise
Length: 282 Copyright: 1996

Each activity has an age range indicated. Chapters: Knowledge; Balance and Stability; Unconditional Love and Acceptance; Inspiration and Good Role Modeling; Family and Community Connections; Personal Potential; Social Harmony (aka People Skills); Self-Awareness; Happiness; Sensibility; Resourcefulness and Resolution Skills; and Humanity.
Playwise: 365 Fun-Filled Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and T  
B 104444B 104444 Politeness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Explains the virtue of politeness and describes ways to show politeness in the home, school, and community. Courtesy. From the series Character Education. AR 3.0. Follett RL 2.5.
Politeness P  
B 92777B 92777 Positive Attitudes & Peacemaking for Primary Children: A Skills-Based Character Education Program for Preschool Through Third Grade
Grade Lvl: T Author: Borba, Michele
Length: 169 Copyright: 2001

Includes activities, reproducible puppets, posters, charts, messages, etc. Suggests literature selections to use. Contents: How to build character; Increasing positive comments and peaceful deeds; Deflecting negative comments; Accepting compliments; and Using I messages to solve conflict. From the series Character Builders.
Positive Attitudes & Peacemaking for Primary Children: A Skills-Based Chara T  
B 93287B 93287 Potter Pig in Control: Four Stories on Anger Management for Grades 1-3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kooser, Diane
Length: 64 Copyright: 2000

Perky Potter Pig teaches young students how to manage angry feelings and resolve conflicts positively. Each story addresses a basic element of anger management: Self-Talk; Fair Fighting; Empathy; and Problem Solving Skills.
Potter Pig in Control: Four Stories on Anger Management for Grades 1-3 T  
DVD 1924DVD 1924 Power, Control and Abuse in Teen Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2006

Identifies the warning signs in teen relationships that set the stage for adult domestic violence. Based on real scenarios and dialogue suggested by teenagers themselves. Features high school students and locations, and raises student awareness about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Dramatizes specific issues of power and control among teens, to help them spot the signs and avoid the corrosive effects of abusive relationships. Also includes 25 "red flags" to assist in the awareness of violent behavior patterns in dating relationships. Closed captioned.
Power, Control and Abuse in Teen Relationships JS  
KM 12017KM 12017 Pre-Referral Intervention Manual, Fourth Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: McCarney, Stephen / Wunderlich, Kathy Cummins
Length: 687 Copyright: 2014

On book cover: The Most Common Learning and Behavior Problems Encountered in the Educational Environment. Provides a direct response to state mandated pre-referral intervention activities. It may be used by a teacher or group of educators, such as a Teacher Assistance Team, to develop a comprehensive plan of intervention strategies for a student. Includes CD with Appendix pdf files.
Pre-Referral Intervention Manual, Fourth Edition T  
B 124506B 124506 Price of Duty
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Strasser, Todd
Length: 177 Copyright: 2018

Jake Liddell is a hero. At least, that's what everyone says he is. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements--a huge honor for the son of a military family. Now he's home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn't know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore. There is only one thing that Jake knows for certain: he is no hero. Realistic fiction. IL 7-12. Lexile 690.
Price of Duty JS  
B 95580B 95580 Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wilkerson, Kimber L. / Perzigian, Aaron B. T.
Length: 190 Copyright: 2013

Presents evidence-based tools and strategies for improving the social skills of all members of the inclusive classroom (K-6), especially students experiencing difficulties in this area. The authors explain why social competence is critical to school success and describe interventions, curricula, and instructional approaches that have been shown to be effective at the schoolwide, classroom, and individual levels. Procedures for conducting assessments and developing individualized intervention plans are detailed. Reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed. From the series What Works for Special-Needs Learners.
Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom T  
B 97011B 97011 Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Suldo, Shannon M
Length: 273 Copyright: 2016

Shows how interventions targeting gratitude, kindness, character strengths, optimistic thinking, hope, and healthy relationships can contribute to improved academic and social outcomes in grades 3-12. It provides a 10-session manual for promoting subjective well-being--complete with vivid case examples--that can be implemented with individuals, small groups, or whole classes. Factors that predict youth happiness are discussed, evidence-based assessment tools presented, and ways to involve teachers and parents described. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 40 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print these materials, plus online-only fidelity checklists and parent and teacher notes.
Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools T  
V 13685V 13685 Proud to Be Polite 3
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 39 Copyright: 2000

A group of high school students discuss and dramatize social skills relating to character, respect and manners. Topics include rudeness, good impressions, honesty, tact, polite words and phrases, hand shaking, listening, giving and getting criticism, writing thoughtful letters, table manners, manners in public places, punctuality, responsibility, respecting differences.
Proud to Be Polite 3 JS  
B 94898B 94898 Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn
Grade Lvl: T Author: Buffum, Austin
Length: 225 Copyright: 2009

A comprehensive guide that shows how to build a unified response system for helping students with learning and behavioral problems. Remedial teaching. Authors: Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber.
Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, a T  
B 109606B 109606 Quiz Life
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Khidekel, Marina
Length: 209 Copyright: 2008

Contains forty-one short quizzes aimed at giving teenage girls insights into their personalities, friends, and relationships.
Quiz Life JS  
B 123329B 123329 Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Pfister, Marcus
Length: 12 Copyright: 2017

A big blue whale comes to live near their reef creating a misunderstanding between him and Rainbow Fish and his friends that leaves everyone very unhappy and hungry. Rainbow Fish Series. Fiction. IL Pres-3. AR 3.6. RC 4.8. Lexile 550.
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale KP  
B 96952B 96952 Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
Grade Lvl: T Author: Greene, Ross W
Length: 287 Copyright: 2017

Explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.
Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child T  
B 94550B 94550 Raising Your Spirited Child
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kurcinka, Mary
Length: 302 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic. Child Rearing. Parent-child relationship. Aggressiveness.
Raising Your Spirited Child T  
B 94200B 94200 Re-membering Lives: Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hedtke, Lorraine / Winslade, John
Length: 139 Copyright: 2004

From the Death, Value and Meaning series. Emphasizes a comforting, life, enhancing, and sustaining approach to death and does not dwell on the pain of loss. Encourages the construction of life stories to sustain the connection to those loved ones who have died. Rejects the idea that relationships end when biological life ends. Book is designed to help the bereaved and those professionals who wish to assist them.
Re-membering Lives: Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved T  
B 99286B 99286 Ready-To-Use Social Skills Lessons and Activities For Grades 1-3
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 300 Copyright: 1995

Over 100 lessons and activities to build children's self-esteem, self-control, respect for others and personal responsibility.
Ready-To-Use Social Skills Lessons and Activities For Grades 1-3 T  
B 93261B 93261 Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr PreK-K
Grade Lvl: T Author: Begun, Ruth
Length: 197 Copyright: 1995

A ready-to-use curriculum based on real-life situations to help build children's self-esteem, self-control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility for one's own actions.
Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr PreK-K T  
B 93233B 93233 Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons: Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons Activities for Secondary Students
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 233 Copyright: 1998

Lessons for grades 7-12 focus on a wide range of topics such as stimulant use, family relationships, dealing with anger, managing threatening situations, developing self-respect, responding to failure, coping with stress, male/female relationships, date rape, selecting appropriate role models, consequences for criminal acts, and learning to respect guns and weapons. Edited by Ruth Weltmann Begun and Frank J. Huml.
Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons: Ready-to-Use Violence Prev T  
KM 12625KM 12625 RealCareer Employability Skills Program Sample Pack
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

The RealCareer™ Employability Skills Program is an easy-to-implement program that uses hands-on activities and real-world applications to teach students 20 soft skills, from communication and interpersonal skills to time management and responsibility. Includes 1 instructor guide and 1 student workbook.
RealCareer Employability Skills Program Sample Pack ST  
B 123462B 123462 Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Higashida, Naoki
Length: 135 Copyright: 2013

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. Biography. IL 5-12. AR 5.8. RC 8.5. Lexile 1000.
Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism IJST  
DVD 1195DVD 1195 Red Flags: Avoiding Abusive Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 1996

Scenarios involving sexual pressure, manipulative and obsessive behavior, physical abuse, lying, and problem lifestyles help make it easier to recognize and avoid those pitfalls in real life. Overall message is everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to feel safe on a date. 20 minutes. One-week loan period.
Red Flags: Avoiding Abusive Relationships JS  
B 96689B 96689 Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bridges, Holly
Length: 103 Copyright: 2015

Outlining an optimistic way to understand autism, this concise book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism may not be a neurological disorder, but is a learned response by the body - a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. Explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism. Neuroplasticity.
Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Pla T  
B 90307B 90307 Relationships and Communication Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Toner, Patricia
Length: 107 Copyright: 1993

Contains 90 reproducible activities designed to provide information to middle/junior high and senior high school students about relationships and communication, covering family, friends, body language, dating and marriage, assertiveness, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. From the series Just for the Health of It!; Unit 3.
Relationships and Communication Activities T  
B 123352B 123352 Renegades
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Meyer, Marissa
Length: 556 Copyright: 2017

The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and is on a mission for vengeance. Adrian is a Renegade boy who believes in justice-- and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. Fantasy. Good vs. Evil. IL 7-12. AR 6.5. Lexile 850. Iowa High School Award, 2019-2020.
Renegades JS  
B 123673B 123673 Replacement Crush
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Roberts, Lisa Brown
Length: 347 Copyright: 2016

After book blogger Vivian Galdi's longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart. IL 9-12.
Replacement Crush JS  
B 95474B 95474 Resilience & Learning, September 2013
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2013

Educational Leadership, September 2013 (Volume 71, Number 1). Issue looks at the research on resilience and its importance to academic success. Many students who succeed against great odds credit one teacher in their lives. Other articles deal with staying connected with troubled students, teaching young children to unlearn helplessness, strategies to get students comfortable learning subjects they struggle with, effective advisories/advisory programs, and the case against percentage grades. Persistence. Stamina. Grit. Tenacity.
Resilience & Learning, September 2013 T  
B 104446B 104446 Respect
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes respect as a virtue and suggests ways in which children can recognize and practice being respectful. From the series Character Education. AR 3.0. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 620. GR level K.
Respect P  
V 17085V 17085 Respect
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Burna discovers that name-calling, teasing, and put-downs are not good natured fun. When her friends ostracize her for treating them disrespectfully and for bullying a new kid on the playground, Burna learns that the way to have good friendships is to treat people the way you would like them to treat you. From the series Six Pillars of Character. Closed captioned.
Respect KP  
B 92775B 92775 Respect for Self and Others
Grade Lvl: T Author: Borba, Michele
Length: 162 Copyright: 2001

A K-6 character education program. Presents character building activities, literature and vocabulary selections, reproducible puppets, poster, messages, etc. Contents: How to build character; Teaching respect; Creating a respectful learning environment; Showing respect for others; and Listening with respect. From the series Character Builders.
Respect for Self and Others T  
B 107519B 107519 Respect: A Girls' Guide to Getting Respect
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Macavinta, Courtney
Length: 228 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed. Offers girls advice on how they can get respect and keep it in every aspect of life, with tips for setting boundarires, valuing originality, speaking up when the line is crossed, solving disrespect dilemmas, finding help, and more.
Respect: A Girls' Guide to Getting Respect JS  
DVD 1792DVD 1792 Respect: Get It Where You Give It
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Focuses on aspects of respectful behavior, such as using good manners, being courteous, and resolving conflicts peacefully. Also examines respect for others' property and privacy, self-respect, and recognizing the importance of rules and laws. Educators and students discuss the sometimes-difficult relationship between teens and authority figures. Law-abiding citizens.
Respect: Get It Where You Give It JS  
DVD 2107DVD 2107 Respect/Respecto
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Explores respect with the Popcorn Park Puppets. The puppets become entangled in problems that require them to sort out right from wrong. Includes songs and humor. Engages students in thinking, talking, and writing about the kinds of people they want to be. Burna discovers that name-calling, teasing, and put-downs are not good natured fun. When her friends ostracize her for treating them disrespectfully and for bullying a new kid on the playground, Burna learns that the way to have good friendships is to treat people they way you would like them to treat you. Program is offered in English and Spanish language.
Respect/Respecto KPI  
DVD 2108DVD 2108 Responsibility/Responabilidad
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Explores responsibility with the Popcorn Park Puppets. The puppets become entangled in problems that require them to sort out right from wrong. Includes songs and humor. Engages students in thinking, talking, and writing about the kinds of people they want to be. Groark and Burna learn that being irresponsible can be unfair and hurtful to everyone, including themselves. When Burna neglects an important responsibility by dumping it on Muggsy, and Groark makes a mistake and lets Muggsy take the blame, the result is a tangle of hard feelings that nearly brings their friendships to a painful end. Program is offered in both English and Spanish language.
Responsibility/Responabilidad KPI  
DVD 2071DVD 2071 Responsible, Respect, Dependable
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Growing reponsible (11 minutes). Part 2: Red card to respect (13 minutes). Part 3: The land of odds (10 minutes). In Part 1, Cali loves shopping, and gets a job so she can buy more stuff. She comes up with a plan to "let" her friends be responsible for doing her task instead. The friends learn about responsibility. In Part 2, EJ is tied for the soccer league lead in goals and needs one more to pull ahead. Will his trash talking put his goal at risk? The friends learn the importance of respect. In Part 3, being dependable means being "boring," or so Johnny Thinks, until the Professor's invention takes him to the Land of Odds. The friends learn the importance of dependability.
Responsible, Respect, Dependable KP  
B 123488B 123488 Restart
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 243 Copyright: 2017

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life? Alternating point of view. Realistic fiction. IL 3-8. AR 5.1. RC 4.5. Lexile 730. GR W. Iowa Children's Choice Award 2019-2020.
Restart PIJ  
KM 12846KM 12846 Restart (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Korman, Gordon
Length: 243 Copyright: 2017

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life? Middle grade fiction. Contents: instruction sheet; playaway --a pre-loaded audio book (6 hours and 51 min) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) earphones; and hardcover book (243 pages) by Gordon Korman. AR 5.1 RC 4.5 Lexile 730 IL 3-7. Four-week loan period.
Restart (Playaway) PIJ  
B 97092B 97092 Restorative Circles in Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Costello, Bob
Length: 132 Copyright: 2010

Practical guide to the use of circles in schools and other settings, as well as an in-depth exploration of circle processes. The book includes numerous stories about the way circles have been used in many diverse situations, discussion on the use of proactive, responsive and staff circles, and an overview of restorative practices, with particular emphasis on its relationship to circle processes. Professional book.
Restorative Circles in Schools T  
B 109179B 109179 Rose by Any Other Name
Grade Lvl: JS Author: McCarthy, Maureen
Length: 336 Copyright: 2006

During a road trip with her mother from Melbourne to Fairy Point, Australia, to see her dying grandmother, nineteen year old Rose gains a new perspective on events of the previous year, when family problems, the end of a long-term friendship, and bad personal choices dramatically transformed her near-perfect life. Self-actualization. Family problems. Coming-of-age novel explores self-destructive tendencies and resilience. Flashbacks reveal Rose's previous affair with an older man. RC 4.5. Lexile 730.
Rose by Any Other Name JS  
B 83627B 83627 Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Grade Lvl: KP Author: DeGroat, Diane
Length: 30 Copyright: 1996

On Valentine's Day, Gilbert brings a tin of homemade cookies and his original nice or nasty poems to school. AR 3.4. RC and Follett RL 4.2. Lexile 590. GR level L. IL K-2.
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink KP  
KM 6201KM 6201 ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK
Grade Lvl: P Author: deGroat, Diane
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Gilbert can't resist writing funny, not-very-nice valentines to two classmates. He soon regrets his decision. IL 1-3. Book by Diane deGroat has been recorded by Marie Carbo using a slower pace. Contents: four copies of the book and two audio cassettes. AR level 3.4. RC and Follett RL 4.2. Lexile 590.
ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK P  
DVD 1518DVD 1518 Rumor Mill: How Do You Know It's True?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2004

Explains how rumors get started and challenges adolescents to assess the information they hear about others with some skepticism. Emphasizes how rumors are false stories or outright lies passed from person to person until they are accepted as truth. Uses real life scenarios of students engaged in rumors and gossip to emphasize how these false statements can harm someone's reputation and cause unnecessary conflict. One-week loan period.
Rumor Mill: How Do You Know It's True? IJ  
B 95810B 95810 S.T.A.R.S.: A Social Skills Training Guide for Assertiveness, Relationship Skills, and Sexual Awareness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heighway, Susan M. / Webster, Susan Kidd
Length: 189 Copyright: 2008

Designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs.
S.T.A.R.S.: A Social Skills Training Guide for Assertiveness, Relationship T  
B 115550B 115550 Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sileo, Frank J.
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

After having her classmates walk away from her during a soccer game at recess because she hogs the ball, is bossy, and cares only about winning, Sally gets some good advice from her teacher and her mother. Includes note to parents. Sportsmanship Fiction. Behavior Fiction. IL K-3.
Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing KP  
B 96637B 96637 Salvaging Sisterhood
Grade Lvl: T Author: Taylor, Julia V
Length: 116 Copyright: 2005

Salvaging Sisterhood is a group curriculum designed to teach relationally aggressive girls how to effectively communicate with one another, opposed to about one another. It explores the important dynamics of female friendships and is designed to: Raise awareness about relational aggression Help girls develop empathy Lessen incidence of gossip, rumor spreading, and backstabbing Teach girls to stand up for themselves, without involving a third party Help girls develop a strong sense of self Teach healthy conflict Teach girls to diffuse their anger, without disrespecting each other Provide a safe, educational, and fun environment for girls to explore and share their feelings related to girl bullying Although the intention for Salvaging Sisterhood is to be conducted in a small group format, most of the activities can be adapted for classroom counseling and large group settings. It can be used by professional school counselors, teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, community leaders, and/or parents. Grades 5-12.
Salvaging Sisterhood T  
B 109276B 109276 Saturday Night Dirt
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Weaver, Will
Length: 163 Copyright: 2008

In a small town in northern Minnesota, the much-anticipated Saturday night dirt-track race at the old-fashioned, barely viable, Headwaters Speedway becomes, in many ways, an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track. Stock car racing. AR 4.7. RC 4.5. Lexile 780.
Saturday Night Dirt JS  
B 123580B 123580 Saturdays with Hitchcock
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Wittlinger, Ellen
Length: 262 Copyright: 2017

Twelve-year-old Maisie feels that she has enough complications in her life: her actor uncle has moved in with her family while he recovers from an accident and her father is not pleased, her grandmother is slipping into dementia but wants to remarry, her mom has been laid off, and her best friend Cyrus, with whom she spends Saturdays watching classic movies, has revealed that he is gay--but Gary, the boy he has a crush on, seems more attracted to Maisie herself. Bildungsroman / Coming of Age. Realistic fiction. LBGTQ. IL 5-9. Lexile 680.
Saturdays with Hitchcock IJ  
DVD 2891DVD 2891 Say NO to Negative Peer Pressure
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 29 Copyright: 2015

This three-part series shows students from grades 3-5 how and when to say, "No!" Viewers follow along with three narrative scenarios as the protagonist decides what to do and how he/she will resolve the problem by saying "No." These true-to-life scenarios pertain to peer pressure, sibling trouble, and bullying. Hosts introduce each section and emphasize key information. After watching, students will be able to demonstrate various ways to say "no" in any appropriate scenario. Part One When to Say No (11:24) Part Two: How to Say No (9:36) Part Three: After You Say No (8:54). DVD includes: teacher’s resource book (PDF file), student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format.
Say NO to Negative Peer Pressure PI  
B 94757B 94757 School Counselor's Guide, Elementary School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nelson, Mark
Length: 212 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guidance curriculum for Elementary School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Provides assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students.
School Counselor's Guide, Elementary School T  
B 94760B 94760 School Counselor's Guide, High School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nelson, Mark
Length: 189 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guidance curriculum for High School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Provides assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students.
School Counselor's Guide, High School T  
B 94759B 94759 School Counselor's Guide, Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nelson, Mark
Length: 202 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guidance curriculum for Middle School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCS). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Provides assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students.
School Counselor's Guide, Middle School T  
B 109943B 109943 School Survival: Keeping Your Cool at School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gagilardi, Tina
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Shares the true-to-life stories of teen and preteen girls who are struggling to get along and find their place in school society, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 6.1. Follett RL 6.7.
School Survival: Keeping Your Cool at School IJ  
KM 12599KM 12599 Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Laugeson, Elizabeth A
Length: 364 Copyright: 2013

Offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’s concrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be able to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. Kit contains Book by Elizabeth A. Laugeson and DVD (34 minutes)features video demonstrations of many of the rules & skills covered in the book. Book chapters:Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults?; Finding and Choosing Good Friends; Good Conversations: The Basics; Starting and Entering Conversations; Exiting Conversations; Managing Electronic Communication; Showing Good Sportsmanship; Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers; Dealing with Arguments; Handling Verbal Teasing; Addressing Cyber Bullying; Minimizing Rumors and Gossip; Avoiding Physical Bullying; Changing A Bad Reputation. DVD contents: The Science of Good Conversations; The Science of Starting and Entering Conversations; The Science of Exiting Conversations; The Science of Dealing with Arguments; The Science of Handling Verbal Teasing; The Science of Minimizing Rumors and Gossip.
Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adul T  
B 95924B 95924 Scripting Junior: Social Skills Role-Plays, Elementary
Grade Lvl: T Author: Miller, Lynda
Length: 229 Copyright: 2007

Offers a structural approach to the practice of social communication skills that utilizes the types of everyday situations typical of elementary school students. Role playing.
Scripting Junior: Social Skills Role-Plays, Elementary T  
KM 9761KM 9761 Second Step: Early Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Social-Emotional Skills for Early Learning. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, friendship skills and problem solving. Includes Skills for Learning (Listening; Focusing attention; Following directions; Self-Talk; Asking for what you need or want) and a final unit: Transitioning to Kindergarten. Contents: Teaching Materials Notebook (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials); Join In and Sing CD; three posters; four Listening Rules cards; four Unit cards with Curriculum Connections activities; 30 Weekly Theme Cards; 20 Feeling Cards with guide card; and Girl & Boy puppets. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Early Learning T  
KM 9758KM 9758 Second Step: Grade 1
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Includes self-regulation, executive function skills, and Skills for Learning (Learning to listen; Focusing attention; Following directions; Self-Talk for learning; Being assertive). Contents: Teaching Materials book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials); Grade 1 DVD; Sing Out Loud CD; 5 posters; 4 listening rules cards; 4 unit cards with academic integration activities; 24 scripted lesson cards; and 2 puppets. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 1 T  
KM 9759KM 9759 Second Step: Grade 2
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Includes self-regulation, executive function skills, and Skills for Learning (Being respectful; Focusing attention & listening; Using Self-Talk; Being assertive). Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Includes self-regulation, executive function skills, and Skills for Learning (Learning to listen; Focusing attention; Following directions; Self-Talk for learning; Being assertive). Contents: Teaching Materials book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials); Grade 2 DVD; Sing Out Loud CD; 4 posters; 4 skills for learning cards; 4 unit cards with academic integration activities; and 22 scripted lesson cards. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 2 T  
KM 9760KM 9760 Second Step: Grade 3
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Includes self-regulation, executive function skills, and Skills for Learning (Being respectful learners; Using Self-Talk; Being assertive; Planning to learn). Contents: Teaching Materials book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials); Grade 3 DVD; Sing Out Loud CD; 4 posters; 4 skills for learning cards; 4 unit cards with academic integration activities; and 22 scripted lesson cards. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 3 T  
KM 11641KM 11641 Second Step: Grade 4
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 0

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills. Unit 1: Empathy & Skills for Learning; Unit 2: Emotion Management; Unit 3: Problem Solving. Contents: Teaching Materials book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 22 lessons; Grade 4 DVD with music videos and media elements for each lesson; 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 4 T  
KM 11642KM 11642 Second Step: Grade 5
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills. Unit 1: Empathy & Skills for Learning; Unit 2: Emotion Management; Unit 3: Problem Solving. Contents: Teaching Materials book(has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 22 lessons; Grade 5 DVD with music videos and media elements for each lesson; and 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 5 T  
KM 11643KM 11643 Second Step: Grade 6
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 15 lessons; Grade 6 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 6 T  
KM 11644KM 11644 Second Step: Grade 7
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 7 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 7 T  
KM 11645KM 11645 Second Step: Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 8 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 8 T  
KM 9757KM 9757 Second Step: Kindergarten
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Skills for Social and Academic Success. The Second Step program features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Includes self-regulation, executive function skills, and Skills for Learning (Learning to listen; Focusing attention; Following directions; Self-Talk for staying on task; Being assertive). Contents: Teaching Materials book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials); Sing Out Loud CD; 5 posters; 4 listening rules cards; 4 unit cards with academic integration activities; 28 scripted lesson cards; 2 puppets; and Be-Calm Bunny. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Kindergarten T  
B 94385B 94385 Seven Skills for School Success: Activities to Develop Social & Emotional Intelligence in Young Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schiller, Pam
Length: 128 Copyright: 2009

Provides information, activities, and experiences that develop the seven skills children need to become successful learners. Components include confidence, curiosity, intentionality, self-control, relating to others, communication, and cooperation.
Seven Skills for School Success: Activities to Develop Social & Emotional I T  
DVD 1939DVD 1939 Sex & Pregnancy: Power of Choices
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

Presents the reality of choices and consequences from the teen perspective. Recognizes that ones values may become separated from actions and leave when sex is involved. Once sex becomes a part of a relationship, the relationship can become lopsided. Discusses how sex changes a relationship, how does pregnancy change a relationship, the choices after the baby arrives.
Sex & Pregnancy: Power of Choices JS  
B 123455B 123455 Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Koertge, Ronald
Length: 170 Copyright: 2010

Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend--Mira--and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin on the piano, and is also a poet. Sequel to Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (#108741). Novel in verse. Poetry. Love story. IL 7-12. AR 3.5. RC 3.6. GR W.
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs JS  
B 111212B 111212 Shark Girl
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bingham, Kelly L.
Length: 276 Copyright: 2007

After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen year old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future. Amputees. Novels in verse. AR and RC 3.5. Lexile NP. Iowa Teen Award winner 2010-2011. AR 3.5 RC 3.5 IL 6-10.
Shark Girl IJS  
B 113011B 113011 Sharks and Boys
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Tracy, Kristen
Length: 264 Copyright: 2011

Feeling betrayed, fifteen-year-old Enid follows her boyfriend, Wick,from Vermont to Maryland where he and six others they know from twin studies rent a yacht, but after she sneaks aboard a storm sets them adrift without food or water, fighting for survival. RC 3.8. Lexile 510. IL 7-11.
Sharks and Boys JS  
V 17238V 17238 Should I Say Anything? How To Decide
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Examines the difference between snitching on someone and confiding in an adult about a risky or dangerous situation. Features real- life scenarios involving adolescent issues and explores the consequences of not speaking up about troublesome situations or potential conflicts. Discussion questions appear onscreen throughout the program, encouraging young people to think about responsible and appropriate choices to each situation. Peer pressure.
Should I Say Anything? How To Decide IJ  
B 95648B 95648 Sibling Slam Book: What It's Really Like To Have A Brother Or Sister With Special Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 152 Copyright: 2005

Presents a comprehensive book for teens with contributions by over eighty teens around the world who share the joys and trails of living with their special needs siblings.
Sibling Slam Book: What It's Really Like To Have A Brother Or Sister With S T  
B 95708B 95708 Sibling Stories: Reflections on Life with a Brother or Sister on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Feiges, Lynne Stern / Weiss, Mary Jane
Length: 157 Copyright: 2004

Relates sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum dis-order and the emotional challenges for everyone involved. Collection of first-person excerpts from interviews with 20 siblings offers in-depth coverage of the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings like establishing boundaries and resentment. A chapter devoted to coping strategies is enhanced by end-of-chapter professional advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship.
Sibling Stories: Reflections on Life with a Brother or Sister on the Autism T  
DVD 1515DVD 1515 Silent on the Sidelines: Why We Ignore Bullying
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2004

Follows the story of two students who are being harassed by classmates while others remain silent. After a classroom discussion about harassment and how it makes people feel, the students are empowered to find positive ways to prevent bullying in school. One-week loan period.
Silent on the Sidelines: Why We Ignore Bullying IJ  
KM 12923KM 12923 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: S Author: Albertalli, Becky
Length: 320 Copyright: 2015

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed. Extortion- Fiction. William C. Morris YA Debut Award, 2016. AR 4.4 RC 4.7 Lexile 640 IL 9-12. Contains 1 book, 1 playaway, and a 5-way splitter. Playaway run time: 6.75 hours.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Playaway) S  
B 123664B 123664 Since You've Been Gone
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Matson, Morgan
Length: 449 Copyright: 2014

Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try. IA Teen Award 2018-2019. IL 7-12. AR 6.0. RC 7.6. Lexile 970.
Since You've Been Gone JS  
B 118359B 118359 Sisters
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Telgemeier, Raina
Length: 197 Copyright: 2014

In a semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister is further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage. Brothers and sisters Cartoons and comics. Graphic novel. Companion to Telgemeier's Smile (112207). AR 2.4 Lexile 290 IL 5-10.
Sisters IJS  
B 94308B 94308 Six Secrets of Change
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fullan, Michael
Length: 151 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive. Explores lessons for business and public sector leaders to survive in the complex world environment, including topics on how to manage and maintain employees, and transparency rules, and how to sustain learning within an organization. Organizational change. Communication in organizations. Employee empowerment. Participative management.
Six Secrets of Change T  
DVD 2485DVD 2485 Skill-Building Buddies: Sharing and Taking Turns
Grade Lvl: KPIJS Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2008

Children learn effective strategies taking turns and sharing. Animated hosts Mikey, Mandy and Marvel introduce various age appropriate situations that could take place every day in school, at home and in peer groups. Through live-action vignettes, children demonstrate appropriate strategies in a clear and explicit way. The strategies are then reinforced through music videos.
Skill-Building Buddies: Sharing and Taking Turns KPIJS  
KM 7454KM 7454 Skillstreaming in Early Childhood (2 Books)
Grade Lvl: T Author: MCGINNIS, ELLEN
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

Book subtitle: Teaching Prosocial Skills To the Preschool and Kindergarten Child. Provides a technique to systematically teach the behaviors necessary for effective and satisfying social interactions in school, on the playground and at home. Includes lesson plans for 40 specific prosocial skills (with behavioral steps for each skill and suggestions for role-playing). Volume two contains reproducible forms to be used with the program. Two-week loan period.
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood (2 Books) T  
KM 11618KM 11618 Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills, 3rd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: McGinnis, Ellen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Explains how to use the skillstreaming approach covering teaching procedures, refinishing skills use, teaching for skill generalization, managing problems, and other related topics. Includes skill outlines and homework reports. Contents: book and CD-ROM with forms and handouts. Two-week loan period.
Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills, 3 T  
B 99818B 99818 Skillstreaming the Adolescent: New Strategies and Perspectives For Teaching Prosocial Skills (Revised)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Goldstein, Arnold
Length: 337 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: New Strategies and Perspectives For Teaching Prosocial Skills. Training approach is appropriate for diverse types of interpersonally skill deficient youths (primary target is chronically aggressive adolescents) and is designed to engage students in active learning through role-playing and practice. Focus is on proactive instruction rather than reaction to misbehavior.
Skillstreaming the Adolescent: New Strategies and Perspectives For Teaching T  
KM 11619KM 11619 Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for teaching Prosocial Skills, 3rd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: McGinnis, Ellen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Explains how to use the skillstreaming approach covering effective arrangements, teaching procedures, refining skills use, teaching for skill generalization, managing problems, and other related topics. Includes skill outlines and homework reports. Contents: book and CD-ROM with forms and handouts. Two-week loan period.
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for teaching Prosocial T  
B 99817B 99817 Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: New Strategies and Perspectives For Teaching Prosocial Skills (Rev)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pendleton, Scott
Length: 339 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: New Strategies and Perspectives For Teaching Prosocial Skills. Skillstreaming is an instructional procedure for both regular classroom and special education populations and is designed to engage students in active learning through role-playing and practice. Focus is on proactive instruction rather than reaction to misbehavior. Program is intended to teach problem solving skills and to handle stressful situations.
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: New Strategies and Perspectives T  
B 103192B 103192 SLUMMING
Grade Lvl: JS Author: RANDLE, KRISTEN
Length: 232 Copyright: 2003

In their senior year of high school, three best friends, Nikki, Alicia, and Sam, attempt an "experiment" in which they each befrienda classmate they think needs attention and try to improve that person's life. Family problems. AR 3.7.
SLUMMING JS  
B 105935B 105935 Small Steps
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sachar, Louis
Length: 257 Copyright: 2006

Nearly three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpitis trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Rayshows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along. Sequel to Holes is a story of redemption & self-sacrifice. Follett RL 6.1. AR 4.2. RC 5.7. Lexile 690.
Small Steps IJS  
B 101754B 101754 SMILING
Grade Lvl: KP Author: SWAIN, GWENYTH
Length: 24 Copyright: 1999

Explores the importance of smiling to people all over the world. Facial expressions. From the series Small World. AR level 1.4. Follett RL 2.0.
SMILING KP  
B 81067B 81067 Smoky Night
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bunting, Eve
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the value of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality. Neighborliness Fiction. Illustrated by David Diaz, 1995 winner Caldecott Medal. AR 2.4. RC and Follett RL 2.5. Lexile 360. IL 1-4.
Smoky Night PI  
B 109175B 109175 Snows
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Moranville, Sharelle
Length: 225 Copyright: 2007

With the thread of family that connects them through the generations, Jim born in 1931, Cathy in 1942, Jill in 1969, and Mona in 2006 each find "sixteen" to be the pivotal age in their lives. Coming-of-age story by Iowa author Sharelle Byars Moranville. AR 4.8.
Snows JS  
B 95702B 95702 Social Behavior Mapping Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 108 Copyright: 2007

The Social Behavior Map (SBM) developed at the Michelle G. Winner's Center for Social Thinking is a cognitive behavior strategy used to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, other's perspective, other's actions (consequences), and the student's own emotions about those around him or her. The SBM is a visual tool that displays these abstract concepts through a flow chart. Collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps covers a range of topics for home, community and the classroom. Edited by Michelle Garcia Winner.
Social Behavior Mapping Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Acro T  
B 94862B 94862 Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 348 Copyright: 2009

On cover: 200 ready-to-use lessons and worksheets to help students learn social skills for home, school, work, and the community. Presents a collection of reproducible activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and suggestions for teaching social skills to students with special needs in grades six through twelve.
Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edi T  
KM 11610KM 11610 Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disorders, Volume 1
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sargent, Laurence R. / Perner, Darlene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Elementary School Lesson Plans 1-50. Contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. Strategies and lessons included are designed to address the needs of students who fall into the mild and moderate end of the spectrum of students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Contains an accompanying CD containing printable copies of assessment and evaluation checklists, homework forms, comic strips, photographs, and story sequences for teaching and reinforcing social skills. Additional resources include expression pictures and a file related to data collection and progress monitoring. Contents: book and CD-ROM.
Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Develop T  
KM 11611KM 11611 Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disorders, Volume 2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sargent, Laurence R. / Perner, Darlene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Elementary School Lesson Plans 51-100. Contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. Strategies and lessons included are designed to address the needs of students who fall into the mild and moderate end of the spectrum of students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Contains an accompanying CD containing printable copies of assessment and evaluation checklists, homework forms, comic strips, photographs, and story sequences for teaching and reinforcing social skills. Additional resources include expression pictures and a file related to data collection and progress monitoring. Authors: Laurence R. Sargent, Darlene Perner, Mark Fesgen, and Toni Cook. Contents: book and CD-ROM.
Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Develop T  
B 95628B 95628 Social Skills Games for Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Plummer, Deborah
Length: 176 Copyright: 2008

Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills. Book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.
Social Skills Games for Children T  
B 94449B 94449 Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 177 Copyright: 2006

A teaching resource for learning appropriate social skills, with pictures of good and bad examples of people in situations where they learn about communication; body language and other nonverbal cues; friendship; empathy; and dealing with school and work responsibility.
Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond JST  
B 93052B 93052 Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 197 Copyright: 2001

Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly 30 social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate elementary students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion T  
B 91950B 91950 Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreaders K-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Anne
Length: 398 Copyright: 1995

Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreadersubtitle K-12. Reproducible patterned stories to improve social interaction skills covers greetings, proxemics (social space), saying thank-you, use of "excuse me," interrupting, appropriate conversational topics, gift buying and giving. Resource includes ideas and activities to clarify concepts and promote generalization across settings. By Anne Marie Johnson and Jackie L. Susnik.
Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreader T  
KM 11623KM 11623 Social Skills Training and Frustration Management DVD
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Presentation by Jed Baker is for family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning. Learn how to: build an individual's social skills in crucial areas such as conversations, conflict resolution, emotion management, employment, dating, etc.; develop an effective behavior plan; manage and prevent meltdowns; help create peer acceptance; and assess social skills of individuals or groups. Contents: book and 4.5-hour DVD. Two-week loan period.
Social Skills Training and Frustration Management DVD T  
B 96159B 96159 Social Star: Peer Interaction Skills, Book 2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gajewski, Nancy / Hirn, Polly
Length: 470 Copyright: 1994

Elementary curriculum for teaching social skills. Units incorporate a variety of instructional techniques such as guided practice pages, scripts, cooperative teamwork, games, role play, puppet shows, cartoons, visualizations. For grades 2-5.
Social Star: Peer Interaction Skills, Book 2 T  
B 93247B 93247 Social Story Book 1994
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 150 Copyright: 1994

Collection of Social Stories to help individuals with autism in regard to situations they may encounter. Chapters: Social Skills; People and Pets; Personal Care; Cooking and Mealtime Routines; Helping Around the House; Outdoor Games/Activities; All About School; Getting Around; Community Helpers; Restaurants and Shopping; Understanding the Weather; Holidays, Vacations and Recreation; and The Social Story Kit by Carol Gray. Stories were written by students in Jenison High School (Michigan) for children and adults with autism.
Social Story Book 1994 T  
B 95319B 95319 Social Success Workbook for Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cooper, Barbara / Widdows, Nancy
Length: 132 Copyright: 2008

Contains forty activities designed to help teens with Asperger's disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and related problems build their social skills and become more comfortable in social settings. Reproducible pages.
Social Success Workbook for Teens T  
B 96721B 96721 Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 210 Copyright: 2011

Describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. The process is complex and it requires social multitasking or Social Thinking to successfully navigate the nuances and different mindsets of others, especially people we may perceive as being difficult to work with. Social cognition.
Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care? T  
KM 12388KM 12388 Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Madrigal, Stephanie / Garcia Winner, Michelle
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Superflex kit for 3rd through 5th graders, is a compilation work that introduces 82 new Unthinkables and 14 new Thinkables submitted by Social Town citizens, which have been edited and expanded upon by Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner, and Pamela Crooke. Unthinkables and Thinkables are grouped by theme/category for easy reference by student or adult, and each entry includes the character's power, related information about its characteristics, and strategies to defeat the Unthinkable or bolster a Thinkables' help. Flexible/social thinking kit contains the book (165 pages) and CD-ROM (expanded materials, student handouts, & images).
Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart T  
B 96719B 96719 Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 209 Copyright: 2011

This anime-illustrated guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. Helps teenagers deal with dating, texting, lies and everyday relationships. Teaches young people that conversation connects them to others and establishes relationships & friendships. IL 9-T.
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Brig JST  
B 109274B 109274 Softer Side of Hip-Hop
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Haskins-Bookser, Laura
Length: 96 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Poetic Reflections on Love, Family, and Relationships. A colleciton of poems in which Laura Haskins-Bookser reflects on the pain, frustration, and joy she experienced as a single, teenage mother.
Softer Side of Hip-Hop JS  
KM 12838KM 12838 Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off!
Grade Lvl: KPT Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

A series of animated shorts featuring space vehicles, aimed to help children, particularly those on the autistic spectrum, better understand the link between facial expression and emotion & the role of friendships in a child's life. Contains DVD, CD-ROM, playing cards, and instructions.
Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off! KPT  
B 93234B 93234 Special Situations: 27 Classroom Lessons for Grades K-5
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 183 Copyright: 2000

Each lesson contains an introductory activity, original story, questions for discussion, and a supplementary activity. The topics covered: academic improvement, bullying, career awareness, conflict management, family relationships, feelings, introducing the counselor, perfection, personal improvement, personal safety, tattling, teasing and taunting, and understanding others.
Special Situations: 27 Classroom Lessons for Grades K-5 T  
B 104450B 104450 Sportmanship
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Explains the virtue of sportsmanship and describes ways to practice sportsmanship at home, with friends, at school, and on the playing field. From the series Character Education. AR 3.2. Follett RL 3.4.
Sportmanship P  
B 105359B 105359 Sportsmanship
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Teitelbaum, Michael
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Real-life stories teach children the importance of sportsmanship and demonstrate how they can display it in their own lives. From the Raintree series Character Education. AR 6.3. Follett RL 5.5.
Sportsmanship PI  
B 96759B 96759 Spotlight on Social Skills Elementary: Conversations
Grade Lvl: T Author: LoGiudice, Carolyn / Johnson, Paul F
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Activities for grades 1-5 highlight specific aspects of social skills and include strategies of direct instruction, modeling, observation, discussion, role-playing, and other guided practice in contexts of everyday interaction. Designed to help students learn the essentials of good conversation such as how to begin and end a conversation, reciprocate in conversations, choose interesting topics, avoid interrupting, and more. For use with individual students or small groups. Contains a pretest/posttest to check student's awareness and functioning. Reproducible pages.
Spotlight on Social Skills Elementary: Conversations T  
B 96755B 96755 Spotlight on Social Skills, Elementary: Making Social Inferences
Grade Lvl: T Author: LoGiudice, Carolyn / Johnson, Paul F
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Activities for grades 1-5 highlight specific aspects of social skills and include strategies of direct instruction, modeling, observation, discussion, role-playing, and other guided practice in contexts of everyday interaction. Designed to help students learn what an inference is and how to make logical inferences; practice inferring typical social responses and emotions from pictured situations; & understand cause and effect and recognize indirect requests in social situations. For use with individual students or small groups. Contains a pretest/posttest to check student's awareness and functioning. Reproducible pages.
Spotlight on Social Skills, Elementary: Making Social Inferences T  
B 120825B 120825 Stand Off
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Smith, Andrew
Length: 401 Copyright: 2015

Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he has tried to resist, including change. Boarding schools- Fiction. Rugby football- Fiction. Sequel to Winger(116306). AR 5.6 RC 7.6 Lexile 970 IL 9-12.
Stand Off JS  
B 122686B 122686 Step Forward with Empathy
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Explains that empathy helps us to understand the feelings, perspectives, and situations of other people. Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes helps you to be kind to others and be a person that others depend on for help. Offers ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how having empathy for others can help one reach their goals. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. Buddy Benches. From the series Step Forward! Lexile 870 IL 1-4.
Step Forward with Empathy PI  
B 115719B 115719 Stolen
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Christopher, Lucy
Length: 299 Copyright: 2010

Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed. Michael L. Printz Honor Book- 2011. AR 4.3 RC 4.3 Lexile 570 IL 9-12.
Stolen JS  
KM 7216KM 7216 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Grades 2-3
Grade Lvl: P Author: KNOFF, HOWARD
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Program is designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills while creating a system of accountability. Focuses on the ten core skills important at this level: listening, following directions, asking for help, ignoring distractions, dealing with teasing, contributing to discussions/answering classroom questions, how to interrupt, dealing with losing, apologizing, and accepting consequences. Also presents ten advanced social skills. Program uses role-plan and classroom activities to teach children to make good social and behavioral choices when confronted with difficult situations. Also provides an overview of Project ACHIEVE. Contents: teacher's manual, booklet of reproducible forms, 25 cue card booklets, five posters, and one large and 25 small "Stop & Think" signs. Three-week loan period.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Grades 2-3 P  
KM 7217KM 7217 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Grades 4-5
Grade Lvl: I Author: KNOFF, HOWARD
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Program is designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills important at this level: listening, following directions, using nice talk, asking for help, ignoring distractions, dealing with teasing, apologizing, accepting consequences, dealing with anger, dealing with being rejected or left out, and walking away from a fight. Also presents ten advanced social skills. Program uses role-play and classroom activities to teach children to make good social and behavioral choices when confronted with difficult situations. Also provides an overview of Project ACHIEVE. Contents: teacher's manual, booklet of reproducible forms, 25 cue card booklets, five posters, and one large and 25 small "Stop & think" signs. Three-week loan period.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Grades 4-5 I  
B 90837B 90837 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual Gr 4-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Knoff, Howard
Length: 195 Copyright: 2001

Teacher's manual for the Stop & Think Social Skills Program for grades 4-5. Program is designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills while creating a system of accountability. Focuses on ten core skills: Listening; Following directions; Asking for help; Ignoring distractions; Dealing with teasing; Apologizing; Accepting consequences; Dealing with anger; Dealing with being rejected; and Walking away from a fight.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual Gr 4-5 T  
B 90838B 90838 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual Gr 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Knoff, Howard
Length: 211 Copyright: 2001

Teacher's manual for the Stop & Think Social Skills Program for grades 6-8. Program is designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills while creating a system of accountability. Focuses on ten core skills: Listening/following directions; Asking for help; Ignoring distractions; Dealing with teasing, being rejected, or being left out; Apologizing; Dealing with consequences; Understanding your own and other's feelings; Dealing with anger/walking away from a fight; Dealing with peer pressure; and Dealing with accusations.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual Gr 6-8 T  
B 90835B 90835 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual PreK
Grade Lvl: T Author: Knoff, Howard
Length: 181 Copyright: 2001

Teacher's manual for the Stop & Think Social Skills Program for PreK-1. Designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills while creating a system of accountability. Focuses on ten core skills: Listening; Following directions; Using nice talk; Asking for help; Waiting your turn; How to interrupt; Ignoring; Dealing with teasing; Dealing with losing; and Accepting consequences.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Manual PreK T  
KM 7215KM 7215 Stop & Think Social Skills Program Pre K-1
Grade Lvl: KP Author: KNOFF, HOWARD
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Program is designed to build social, problem solving and conflict resolution skills while creating a system of accountability. Focuses on the ten core skills important at this level: listening, following directions, using nice talk, asking for help, waiting for your turn, how to interrupt, ignoring, dealing with teasing, dealing with losing, accepting consequences. Also presents ten advanced social skills. Program uses role-play and classroom activities to teach children to make good social and behavioral choices when confronted with difficult situations. Also provides an overview of Project ACHIEVE. Contents: teacher's manual, booklet of reproducible forms, 25 cue card booklets, five posters, and one large and 25 small "Stop & Think" signs. Three-week loan period.
Stop & Think Social Skills Program Pre K-1 KP  
B 109003B 109003 Stop in the Name of Pants!
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Rennison, Louise
Length: 310 Copyright: 2008

British teen Georgia Nicolson is confused about the return of the guy she likes, and turns to her friend Dave for advice, but soon wonders if Dave might be more than just a friend.
Stop in the Name of Pants! JS  
B 109164B 109164 Story of a Girl
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Zarr, Sara
Length: 192 Copyright: 2007

During the summer after her sophomore year, Deanna Lambert tries to come to terms with the reputation with which she was slapped in the eighth grade when she was caught by her father in the backseat of a car with a high school senior, and struggles with her still-strained relationship with her father and her changing feelings for her best friend, Jason. National Book Award Finalist. Forgiveness. Family problems. AR 4.5. RC 4.3. Lexile 760.
Story of a Girl JS  
B 112303B 112303 Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Grade Lvl: I Author: Angleberger, Tom
Length: 146 Copyright: 2010

Sixth grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda. AR 4.7. RC 4.6. Lexile 760. IL 4-6. GR level T.
Strange Case of Origami Yoda I  
B 95617B 95617 Strengthening Relationships: When Our Children Have Special Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Martin, Nicholas
Length: 159 Copyright: 2004

Book addresses the real-life impact a special needs child has on family relationships. Author Nick Martin gives advice on avoiding the “blame game,” finding support and guidance for all family members, managing financial challenges, improving communication, sharing responsibilities, being intimate, and more.
Strengthening Relationships: When Our Children Have Special Needs T  
DVD 1549DVD 1549 Stressed Out: Stress Management 101
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Focuses on the causes of stress and presents stress management techniques. Describes different types of stress and explains the difference between stress and anxiety. Identifies the common causes of stress in adolescence and features personal narrative of teenagers who describe stressful events in their lives. Examines the latest research on how adolescents respond to stress and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance in all areas of life. Describes a variety of stress management techniques that include diet, exercise, therapy and medication.
Stressed Out: Stress Management 101 JS  
V 15744V 15744 Stressed Out: Stress Management 101
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Focuses on the causes of stress and presents stress management techniques. Describes different types of stress and explains the difference between stress and anxiety. Identifies the common causes of stress in adolescence and features personal narrative of teenagers who describe stressful events in their lives. Examines the latest research on how adolescents respond to stress and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance in all areas of life. Describes a variety of stress management techniques that include diet, exercise, therapy and medication.
Stressed Out: Stress Management 101 JS  
KM 10826KM 10826 Strong Kids, Grades 3-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Merrell, Kenneth
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum that provides class activities that help students in grades 3-5 develop skills such as understanding, emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and more. Lessons take about 45 minutes and include adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and booster lessons that reinforce what students have learned. Contents: book (from the Strong Kids series) and CD-ROM (includes all handouts, transparencies, and homework activities). Two-week loan period.
Strong Kids, Grades 3-5 T  
DVD 2315DVD 2315 Student Workshop: Know How to Say No
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 2007

Equips students with five easy-to-learn tips for saying "no" to peer pressure. Making clear that everyone has the right to do what's best for them, the scenarios in this workshop demonstrate how to use these tips, applying them specifically to situations between friends. Refusal skills. Topics addressed: Tell how you feel; Because I don't want to; Walk Away. See AEA teacher guide website for guide with 12 reproducible student worksheets.
Student Workshop: Know How to Say No PI  
V 17233V 17233 Student Workshop:Building Blocks of Good Character
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2003

Helps students develop the attitudes and behaviors associated with good character. Presents several scenarios depicting the importance of caring and kindness, fairness and justice, forgiveness in relationships and citizenship. Pauses after each segment to allow for discussion questions and completion of activity sheets related to each of the character values presented.
Student Workshop:Building Blocks of Good Character PI  
B 96045B 96045 Succeeding With Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents: A Guide to Communication And Socialization in Interaction Therapy
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harpur, John / Lawlor, Maria
Length: 224 Copyright: 2006

Presents a wide range of useful strategies to address the communication and socialisation difficulties experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Using interaction therapy to teach social competence, the authors explain how to design a social skills intervention programme that ensures successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science behind their approach and give guidance on choosing resources from the variety of available intervention programmes. The authors outline session formats, possible problems and solutions, and emphasize the significance of the therapist's attitude and the role of parents in building social confidence. Case study examples are also provided, as well as a template for a sample course.
Succeeding With Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents: A Guide to T  
B 115401B 115401 Summer Before Boys
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Baskin, Nora
Length: 196 Copyright: 2011

Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change. Families of military personnel Fiction. AR 4.4 RC 4.4 Lexile 720 IL 5-8.
Summer Before Boys IJ  
B 94274B 94274 Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges
Grade Lvl: T Author: Coucouvanis, Judith
Length: 351 Copyright: 2005

Super Skills curriculum is designed primarily for a group of 4-8 participants (ages 7-11). Four areas form the foundation of the program: fundamental skills (eye contact, suitable volume and tone, facial expression); social initiation skills; social response skills; and getting along with others.
Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Synd T  
KM 11625KM 11625 Superflex...A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Madrigal, Stephanie / Garcia Winner, Michelle
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Curriculum provides educators, parents, and therapists motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (such as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD autism) to develop awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of these behaviors. The curriculum package includes Superflex...A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum book with CD (containing hand-outs; and three comic books: Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables; Superflex Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables; and Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables (with lesson handouts). Designed for grades 2-5 but can be used with immature older students who respond to visual books. Two-week loan period. Supplement to KM 12579 and KM 12578.
Superflex...A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum T  
B 109575B 109575 Surprises According to Humphrey
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Birney, Betty
Length: 152 Copyright: 2009

While continuing to help his classmates solve their problems, Humphrey, pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, faces many surprises, like rolling a hamster ball, a substitute janitor who might be an alien, and the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring. AR 4.4. Follett RL 4.3. RC 3.5. Lexile 660. IL 2-4. GR level Q.
Surprises According to Humphrey PI  
B 121389B 121389 Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Crist, James J
Length: 119 Copyright: 2014

Helps kids improve their social skills and friendship skills. Advice covers topics such as breaking the ice, developing friendships, overcoming problems, and more. Lexile 790 IL 3-6.
Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends PI  
DVD 1906DVD 1906 Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2006

Combines commentary with real-life scenarios to demonstrate the impact of peer pressure in adolescence. Identifies different types of peer pressure and presents six steps for making the right decision when confronted with these social pressures. Presents five segments that portray how teenagers make critical decisions in typical peer pressure situations, such as raiding a liquor cabinet, participating in bullying behavior, cheating and shoplifting. Each scenario stops at a critical juncture to allow students to review the six steps used for making the right choice and consider the consequences of their decisions. Conformity. Social pressure.
Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It! IJ  
B 108420B 108420 Taking Care of Moses
Grade Lvl: I Author: O'Connor, Barbara
Length: 134 Copyright: 2004

When dissension erupts in the town of Foley, South Carolina, after a baby is left on the steps of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church, eleven year old Randall must decide whether or not to keep secret his knowledge of who the foundling's mother is. Secrets. AR 4.3. Follett RL 4.5.
Taking Care of Moses I  
B 123526B 123526 Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Length: 256 Copyright: 2017

As Nikki plans how she's going to spend her summer, things get more complicated after she starts hanging out with a visiting student. Series fiction. Dork Diaries, Book 12. IL 3-7. AR 4.5. RC 4.4. Lexile 680.
Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe PIJ  
B 96212B 96212 Talking Together: Social Rules/Having a Conversation
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2007

Picture book with two social stories that clarify daily routines and explain social rules. Comprehension questions follow each story.
Talking Together: Social Rules/Having a Conversation T  
B 94838B 94838 Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marzano, Robert
Length: 245 Copyright: 2012

Authors Robert J. Marzano and Tammy Hefflebower presents a model of instruction and assessment based on a combination of cognitive skills (academic) and conative skills (interpersonal) necessary to succeed in the 21st century. From the Classroom Strategies series.
Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills T  
B 95175B 95175 Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marlowe, Michael / Hayden, Torey
Length: 210 Copyright: 2013

A guide for teachers on engaging the hardest to reach students who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances, disabilities, or environmental circumstances.
Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Prac T  
B 91470B 91470 Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Duke, Marshall
Length: 184 Copyright: 1996

Psychologists explain nonverbal communication. Guide offers techniques for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses as well as case studies, illustrations, and exercises for teaching or improving nonverbal skills at home or in the classroom. Body language. Emotional intelligence.
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success T  
KM 11451KM 11451 TeachTown Social & Interpersonal Skills: General Education, Volume 2
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

The TeachTown Social Skills Curriculum: Interpersonal Skills includes animated video modeling using characters from the TeachTown program. There are 10 episodes to support the targeted skill with each episode lasting 2-3 minutes. Lesson plans, generalization skills, and home practice activities are built around each of the teacher delivered lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes. Previewing this curriculum allows a teacher to examine the materials and application to students he or she teaches. Appropriate for students in PreK through 2nd grade who poses cognitive skills that correspond to their chronological age, a general education curriculum. Contents: teacher guide, DVD, and CD (contains PDF files). Two-week loan period.
TeachTown Social & Interpersonal Skills: General Education, Volume 2 KP  
KM 11453KM 11453 TeachTown Social & Interpersonal Skills: Special Needs/Autism, Volume 2
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

The TeachTown Social Skills Curriculum: Interpersonal Skills includes animated video modeling using characters from the TeachTown program. There are 10 episodes to support the targeted skill with each episode lasting 2-3 minutes. Lesson plans, generalization skills, and home practice activities are built around each of the teacher delivered lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes. Previewing this curriculum allows a teacher to examine the materials and application to students he or she teaches. Appropriate for special needs students with a language age of at least four years. Animations focus intensely on the target social skills and contain minimal distractors. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of students with delayed cognitive skills who have difficulty in areas including perspective taking and expressive language. Lessons are to be completed sequentially, but daily implementation is not necessary. Depends on student's needs. Contents: teacher guide, DVD, and CD (contains PDF files). Two-week loan period.
TeachTown Social & Interpersonal Skills: Special Needs/Autism, Volume 2 KP  
KM 11887KM 11887 TeachTown Social Skills: Good Communication: Special Needs/Autism, Vol. 4
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 147 Copyright: 2014

Special Needs/Autism curriculum is appropriate for students with a language level of at least 4 years of age. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of students with autism who have difficulty areas including perspective taking, expressive language, and social interaction. Lesson plans, generalization skills, and home practice activities are built around each of the teacher delivered lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes. Lessons are to be completed sequentially, but daily implementation is not necessary. Skills covered: Make a request; Change topics politely; Ask about others interests; Wait to enter a conversation; Initiating a conversation; How to say no; Apologize when you make a mistake; Tell the truth; Continuing a conversation; How to end a conversation. The Homework page is in both English & Spanish. Contents: teacher guide, DVD (animated episodes) and CD (contains PDF files). Two-week loan period.
TeachTown Social Skills: Good Communication: Special Needs/Autism, Vol. 4 KP  
KM 10477KM 10477 Teambuilding with Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: MacGregor, Mariam
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success. Provides instructions for 36 activities, 20-45 minutes each, designed to teach teenagers leadership and decision making skills. Activities are divided into the following sections: Icebreakers, Self-Awareness, Working with Others, Communication, Qualities of Leadership, Social Issues, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Closure. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducible forms for grades 6-12. Two-week loan period.
Teambuilding with Teens T  
B 124178B 124178 Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

When "One of a Kind" is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? This tale teaches readers the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing, and why some teasing can have a negative bite if it's meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment. Building Relationships series by Julia Cook. IL Pres-3.
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying KP  
V 16040V 16040 Teen Files Flipped: Bullies, Loners and Violence
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2001

Two bullies, one teenage girl and one teenage boy, discover what it is like to be on the receiving end when they are made up to look like nerds and attend a new school. They develop understanding and compassion. Real students from Colombine and Santans high schools where school shootings have occurred discuss the treatment of others and school violence. Tolerance. Empathy. From the series Teen Files Flipped.
Teen Files Flipped: Bullies, Loners and Violence IJS  
B 109161B 109161 Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Blatt, Jessica
Length: 96 Copyright: 2008

Provides teenage girls with advice on money, discussing finding a job, spending, short-term and long-term saving, donating to charity, and investing.
Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money JS  
DVD 2317DVD 2317 Ten Signs of Relationship Abuse
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2008

Focuses on dating abuse. Combines interviews of battered and verbally abused teens with expert commentary. Delivers key facts about dating abuse. Offers helpful advice on how teens can get away from unhealthy, dangerous relationships.
Ten Signs of Relationship Abuse JS  
DVD 2074DVD 2074 Thankfulness, Generosity, Goodwill
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Friends in high places (9 minutes). Part 2: Heavenly event (8 minutes). Part 3: Sunny side up (8 minutes). In Part 1, although she appreciates the help from friends, Izzi wishes she could do things for herself. A mishap at the talent show might prove to be the perfect opportunity for her to shine and discover everyone is built for a purpose. The friends learn the importance of thankfulness. In Part 2, everyone is excited about the extraordinary meteor shower. As EJ leaves to watch the shower he has an injury that will cause him to miss out, unless a true act of selfless generosity arrives. The friends learn the importance of generosity. In Part 3, can one small thought be enough to hold three friends together or will it split them apart? The friends learn the importance of goodwill.
Thankfulness, Generosity, Goodwill KP  
KM 12457KM 12457 Thanks for the Feedback... I Think! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Accepting Criticism and Compliments
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Activities for Grades K-6 help students learn and practice the steps to accepting positive feedback (compliments) and negative feedback (criticism). Activities range from using crafts to provide compliments, safe ways to provide negative feedback, self-evaluation, games and other hands-on activities. The guide also offers teachers ideas on how to blend some of these lessons within their academic teaching. Kit contains Activity Guide, CD (both with reproducibles) and student book from the series Best Me I Can Be!.
Thanks for the Feedback... I Think! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom T  
B 96844B 96844 That's LIFE! Social Language
Grade Lvl: T Author: McConnell, Nancy / LoGiudice, Carolyn
Length: 176 Copyright: 1998

Book is designed to help adolescents (ages 11-16) be effective, appropriate communicators in a wide variety of situations. The activities are organized into five units-Basic Communication Skills, Conversation Skills, Emotions and Self-Esteem, Peer Relationships, and Working With Others. Students learn to use specific social behaviors through direct instruction, role-playing, observation, and discussion.
That's LIFE! Social Language T  
B 118358B 118358 There's a Name for This Feeling: Stories = Hay un nombre para lo que siento : cuentos
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Bertrand, Diane Gonzales
Length: 72 Copyright: 2014

Bilingual (Spanish/English) collection of ten contemporary stories of mixed-up emotions, humorous mistakes, misguided actions, and unspeakable sorrows. Includes discussion questions and ideas for writing. The first half of the book is in English and the latter half contains the same content in Spanish. Flip book. Upside-down books. IL 6-10.
There's a Name for This Feeling: Stories = Hay un nombre para lo que siento IJS  
B 95741B 95741 Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia
Length: 305 Copyright: 2007

Addresses the different ways the problem of social cognitive learning deficits can present itself, & the current thinking on how to approach the problem. One deficit relates to perspective taking - the ability of one person to consider the point of view and motives of another.Provides exercises and activities that can immediately be applied to the student. Illustrated with diagrams and tables. Includes photocopiable handouts/reproducible pages. On the cover: Teaching perspective taking and Social Thinking to persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges.
Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition T  
B 124903B 124903 Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Asher, Jay
Length: 288 Copyright: 2007

High school student Clay Jensen receives a box in the mail containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death. Strong teen themes represented in novel. Teacher preview recommended. Realistic fiction. Bildungsroman / Coming of Age. IL 9-12. AR 3.9. RC 3.2. Lexile 550.
Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel JS  
B 109406B 109406 Three Willows/3 Willows
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Brashares, Ann
Length: 318 Copyright: 2009

Title: 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows. Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship.
Three Willows/3 Willows JS  
B 104451B 104451 Tolerance
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes tolerance as a virtue and suggests ways in which it can be recognized and practiced. Toleration. From the series Character Education. AR 2.8. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 520. GR level N.
Tolerance P  
KM 12522KM 12522 Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Weiss, Claudia / Singr, Sandra
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

By playing this game, children (ages 5-12 years) learn to pay attention to tone of voice, observe body language, and note how these cues affect the message. Players deliver brief messages and get immediate feedback. They learn to adjust volume, expression, gestures, and other physical cues in order to communicate effectively. Game can be played in a 20- to 30-minute time period by 2 to 8 players. Contents: Leader's Guide, Message Cards, Action Cards, Too Much/Too Little/Just Right Cards, Reward Chips, Response Records & Feedback Express-O-Meter.
Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game KPI  
B 94114B 94114 Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School, K-12
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 293 Copyright: 2005

Presents lesson plans, activities, discussion suggestions, reproducible skill pages, and more designed to help students in grades K through twelve improve their social skills in the classroom.
Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School, K-12 T  
B 95181B 95181 Topics in Language Disorders, October-Dec. 2011
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 87 Copyright: 2011

Volume 31, Number 4: Rapport and Relationships in Clinical Interactions.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-Dec. 2011 T  
KM 12694KM 12694 Tough Kid Social Skills Book : Getting along with Others-Helping Tough Kids Learn and Use Effective Social Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sheridan, Susan M
Length: 196 Copyright: 2010

This book can help teachers, school psychologists, school behaviorists, school counselors, school social workers, and other support staff implement social skills programs for Tough Kids that teach: Body Basics; Joining in; Recognizing and expressing feelings; Having a conversation; Playing cooperatively; Solving problems; Using self-control; Solving arguments; Dealing with teasing; Dealing with being left out; and Accepting "No." The book contains a variety of tools and strategies to help: identify Tough Kids in need of direct social skills training; gather data to assess important social skills; lead productive social skills groups; and conduct structured social skills programs in small group; classroom, or schoolwide applications. Includes a CD of reproducible resources! Grades 3-7.
Tough Kid Social Skills Book : Getting along with Others-Helping Tough Kids T  
B 96634B 96634 Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Forward, Susan / Buck, Craig
Length: 324 Copyright: 2002

Presents case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents. The book describes toxic parents as those who are inadequate parents, controlling parents, verbal abusers, physical abusers, or sexual abusers. Guide is designed to help those free themselves from the frustrating patterns of a relationship with parents, and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life ST  
B 102241B 102241 TRUE MEANING OF CLEAVAGE
Grade Lvl: JS Author: FREDERICKS, MARIAH
Length: 211 Copyright: 2003

When Jess and Sari, best friends since seventh grade, begin their freshman year of high school and Sari becomes obsessed with a senior boy, Jess wonders if their friendship will survive.
TRUE MEANING OF CLEAVAGE JS  
DVD 1794DVD 1794 Trustworthiness: The Security of Knowing
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and many consider it the foundation upon which good character is built. In this program, teens discuss elements of trustworthiness such as honesty, reliability, dependability, loyalty, and integrity. The program also addresses the consequences of violating trust, and how difficult it can be to regain.
Trustworthiness: The Security of Knowing JS  
B 105947B 105947 Truth About Divorce
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 180 Copyright: 2005

Provides information on various aspects of divorce, such as its psychological effects on children and spouses, the legal process, generational divorce patterns, child support custody, blended families, divorce alternatives, mixed marriages, relationship failure, religion & divorce, and stress factors in marriage.
Truth About Divorce JS  
B 108350B 108350 Truth About Forever
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Dessen, Sarah
Length: 374 Copyright: 2004

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces grief. AR 5.2. RC 6.7. Lexile 840.
Truth About Forever JS  
B 106705B 106705 Ttfn
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Myracle, Lauren
Length: 229 Copyright: 2006

Now high school juniors, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share "instant messages" with one another as one of them experiments with marijuana, another get her first boyfriend, and the third moves three thousand miles away. Instant messaging. AR 5.5.
Ttfn JS  
B 109431B 109431 Twisted
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Length: 250 Copyright: 2007

After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen year old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts. Family problems. Coming-of-age story. AR and RC 4.3. Lexile 680. IL 9-12.
Twisted JS  
B 109410B 109410 Two Parties, One Tux
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Goldman, Steven
Length: 307 Copyright: 2008

Complete title: Two Parties, One Tux, And a Very Short Film About the Grapes of Wrath. Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.
Two Parties, One Tux JS  
B 117940B 117940 Two Speckled Eggs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Mann, Jennifer K
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Even though she doesn't want to! Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. Exclusion. Disappointment. AR 3.0 IL K-2.
Two Speckled Eggs KP  
B 116304B 116304 Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Schumacher, Julie
Length: 231 Copyright: 2012

When four very different small-town Delaware high school girls are forced to join a mother-daughter book club over summer vacation, they end up learning about more than just the books they read. Mothers and daughters Fiction. Book clubs (Discussion groups) Fiction. AR 4.8 IL 8-12.
Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls JS  
DVD 2846DVD 2846 Understanding Brothers and Sisters with Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 109 Copyright: 2007

DVD contains four programs for siblings of children with Asperger Syndrome and their parents. Program One features puppets and explains AS to siblings who are ages 4-7 years (7 minutes). Program Two includes interviews with siblings and narration. For 7-12 years (23 min.) Program Three includes interviews & narration For age 12 through adult (33 min.) Program Four includes interviews with parents of children diagnosed with AS and narration. For parents (46 min.)
Understanding Brothers and Sisters with Asperger Syndrome KPIJST  
B 94436B 94436 Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships
Grade Lvl: T Author: Grandin, Temple
Length: 383 Copyright: 2005

Decoding social mysteries through the unique perspectives of Autism (dust jacket). Authors (Temple Grandin and Sean Barron) share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.
Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships T  
B 116828B 116828 Variant
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Wells, Robison E
Length: 376 Copyright: 2011

After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems. Boarding schools Fiction. Thriller. AR 4.5 RC 4.7 Lexile 640 IL 8-11.
Variant JS  
KM 12774KM 12774 Variant (15 Books)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Wells, Robison E
Length: 376 Copyright: 2011

After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems. Boarding schools Fiction. Thriller. AR 4.5 RC 4.7 Lexile 640 IL 8-11. Classroom set of 15 books. IL grades 8-11 AR 4.5. RC 4.7. Lexile 640.
Variant (15 Books) JS  
B 109432B 109432 Vidalia in Paris
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Watson, Sasha
Length: 282 Copyright: 2008

Teenage Vidalia's summer in Paris studying art settles into a stimulating and enjoyable routine until she becomes romantically involved with a mysterious young man who seems to have ties to an art-theft ring.
Vidalia in Paris JS  
CD 40685CD 40685 Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Social Scenes and Facial Expressions CD provides assistance for those who are working on social/pragmatic skills. There are six environments with approximately 10 video clips at each environment. The videos were taken in a van, grocery store, restaurant, school, school bus, and playground. Students are required to determine if the behavior they witnessed was friendly or unfriendly. Skills addressed are physical space, appropriate voice volume and asking appropriate questions among others. The Facial Expressions sections show various people with happy, sad, mad and frustrated facial expressions. Students are then prompted to choose the appropriate word that matches the expression.
Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions KPIJST  
KM 8679KM 8679 Vineland-3: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales- Third Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sparrow, Sarah S / Cicchetti, Domenic V
Length: 350 Copyright: 2016

Vineland-3 is an individually administered measure of adaptive behavior. Instrument is used in the assessment of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. Has three administration forms: Interview Form; Parent/Caregiver Form; and Teacher Form. The Interview and Parent/Caregiver Forms provide normative scores from birth through age 90+. The Teacher Form provides normative data for use with examinees ages 3 through 21. Vineland domains: Communication (Receptive, Expressive, Written); Daily Living Skills (Personal, Domestic/Numeric, Community/School Community); Socialization (Interpersonal Relationships, Play and Leisure, Coping Skills); and Motor Skills (Gross Motor, Fine Motor). Aids in diagnosis and provides valuable information for developing educational and treatment plans. Each Vineland form is available in online administration format. Contents: Manual by Sara S. Sparrow, Domenic V. Cicchetti, and Celine A. Saulnier. Circulation is restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Vineland-3: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales- Third Edition T  
B 123124B 123124 We Are Brothers, We Are Friends
Grade Lvl: K Author: Penfold, Alexandra
Length: 32 Copyright: 2017

A brother explains to his new baby brother all the fun adventures they will have together because they are brothers and friends. IL Pres-1. AR 1.2.
We Are Brothers, We Are Friends K  
B 123444B 123444 We Are the Ants
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hutchison, Shaun David
Length: 451 Copyright: 2016

Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving. Starred reviews. Science fiction. IL 9-12. AR 5.5. RC 6.3. Lexile 800.
We Are the Ants JS  
B 120831B 120831 We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sundquist, Josh
Length: 326 Copyright: 2014

At the age of twenty-five, Josh Sundquist, who had Ewing's sarcoma as a child and is now a paralympic ski racer, looks back to try to understand why he has never had a steady girlfriend. Josh's semi-scientific investigation results in a humorous memoir detailing his romantic encounters. Cancer. Disabilities & Disabled Persons. People with physical disabilities- Biography. Overcoming Adversity (Literary Theme). Motivational speakers- Biography. AR 5.5 Lexile 830 IL 8-12.
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story JS  
B 99581B 99581 What Do You Stand For?: A Kid's Guide To Building Character
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Lewis, Barbara
Length: 276 Copyright: 1998

Text, anecdotes, and activities direct the reader to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, and more. Includes resources and ideas for activities, books, and video suggestions, reproducible pages for surveys and inventories. Same as number 88399.
What Do You Stand For?: A Kid's Guide To Building Character IJST  
B 123449B 123449 What Happens Now
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Castle, Jennifer
Length: 376 Copyright: 2016

Ari, working to overcome depression, enters into a summer romance with Camden, a boy she has long admired from afar. Realistic fiction. Romance. IL 9-12.
What Happens Now JS  
V 14607V 14607 What If You Lose When You Play to Win?
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2000

Illustrates points about sportsmanship through a series of vignettes and interviews using a multiethnic cast of children. Illustrates poor sportsmanship, points out that losing can be a learning experience, and shows that losing graciously retains yourself-respect.
What If You Lose When You Play to Win? PI  
B 95877B 95877 What is Friendship? Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship
Grade Lvl: T Author: Day, Pamela
Length: 96 Copyright: 2009

Program contains instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children (ages 7-11) about initiating and maintaining friendships. Includes group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games. Useful for groups containing children with developmental & social difficulties, such as ADHD and autism. Reproducible pages.
What is Friendship? Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Fri T  
B 120106B 120106 What James Said
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rosenberg, Liz
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

A little girl ignores her best friend James after she hears rumors that he has been talking about her, but soon realizes that she misses his friendship. Rumor- Fiction. AR 2.9 IL K-2.
What James Said KP  
B 123435B 123435 What Light
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Asher, Jay
Length: 250 Copyright: 2016

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon--it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. Realistic fiction. IL 7-12. AR 4.5. RC 5.3. Lexile 690.
What Light JS  
B 91769B 91769 When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How To Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Delisle, Jim
Length: 278 Copyright: 2002

Topics include self-image and self esteem, perfectionism, multipotential, depression, feelings of "differentness," and stress. Suggests ways to help gifted underachievers and those who are bored with school and ways to encourage healthy relationships. Explains how teachers can make it safe to be smart by creating the gifted-friendly classroom.
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How To Meet Their Social and E T  
B 106989B 106989 When I Care About Others
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Spelman, Cornelia Maude
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

A little bear explains that he cares about the feelings of others and that others care about him. Caring. Compassion. Golden Rule. Sympathy. From the series Way I Feel Books. AR 1.7. IL Pres-1.
When I Care About Others KP  
V 14606V 14606 WHEN IT'S HARD TO BE A FRIEND
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 1999

Uses three short open-ended vignettes to illustrate common conflict points in a friendship: anger, peer pressure, and relationship changes. By interrupting the unfolding dramas for improptu "interviews," viewers can hear both sides of the story and see each character's feelings.
WHEN IT'S HARD TO BE A FRIEND PI  
B 107874B 107874 When Life Stinks
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Piquemal, Michel
Length: 112 Copyright: 2004

Offers suggestions for young adults on overcoming depression and the blues connected with puberty. Addresses issues dealing with the physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of growing up. AR 6.9. Follett RL 7.9.
When Life Stinks IJS  
B 119622B 119622 When Miles Got Mad
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Miles learns how to deal with his anger when little brother Max breaks his toy airplane. From Ruby's Studio: the Feeling Show. IL Pres-2.
When Miles Got Mad KP  
B 124975B 124975 When We Collided
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Lord, Emery
Length: 344 Copyright: 2016

Seventeen year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she's told should make her feel better. After meeting Jonah, she slides into the Daniels' household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness. But it's not long before Vivi's zest for life begins to falter. Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger-seeking. Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah's love is put to the test . . . but what happens when love simply isn't enough? Iowa High School Award, 2019-2020. Realistic fiction. AR 4.8. RC 5.5. Lexile 730.
When We Collided JS  
B 113572B 113572 Where Things Come Back
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Whaley, John
Length: 228 Copyright: 2011

Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance. Missing persons. Michael L. Printz Award 2012.AR 5.7. RC 7.5. Lexile 960. IL 9-12.
Where Things Come Back JS  
B 121546B 121546 Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Harris, Robie H
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

Follows an interracial family through an amusement park. Nellie, Gus, baby Jake and their parents enjoy an exciting day at Funland, where they go on rides, watch performers and play games while noticing how people share many things in common and how they differ. Difference is explained first in simple terms, such as clothes & haircuts, and then to more complex ways, like hair texture and eye shape. Provides an explanation of some of the causes of similarities and differences, such as genetics. From the series Let's Talk About You and Me. GR level M IL K-2.
Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different KP  
B 119487B 119487 Whole Body Listening Larry at Home!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Wilson, Kristen / Sautter, Elizabeth
Length: 26 Copyright: 2011

Provides ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea - that their eyes, hands, brains – their whole bodies – communicate and affect the people around them. Larry helps his sister Lucy listen with her eyes, hands, feet, heart, brain as well as her ears. Written by speech language pathologists Kristen Wilson and Elizabeth Sautter. Includes handout at end of book for copying and ideas and images to use to reinforce lessons.
Whole Body Listening Larry at Home! KP  
B 94229B 94229 Why Don't They Like Me?:Helping Your Child Make and Keep Friends.
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sheridan, Susan
Length: 162 Copyright: 1998

Designed to help parents teach social skills to their child (ages 5-12). Includes assistance with starting conversations, joining in activities, expressing feelings, controlling anger, etc. Appendix has a social skills contract and a number of checklists. The final section contains reproducible social skills cards for specific situations with Do's and Don'ts.
Why Don't They Like Me?:Helping Your Child Make and Keep Friends. T  
B 115479B 115479 Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Metzger, Julie Giesy / Lehman, Robert
Length: 180 Copyright: 2012

Subtitle: Real Answers to Real Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff. A flip book for boys and girls. Questions asked by girls appear on one half of the book; flip it over and questions boys ask are on the other half. Contains informative and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and more. Puberty. Teenage girls Physiology. Teenage boys Physiology. Interpersonal relations. Upside-down books. IL 5-8.
Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? IJ  
B 116306B 116306 Winger
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Smith, Andrew
Length: 439 Copyright: 2013

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates. Boarding schools Fiction. Coming-of-age novel. Note: includes profanity. RC 5.7 Lexile 890 IL 9-12.
Winger JS  
B 124176B 124176 Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win!
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Wendell is having one of those days where nothing seems to go his way, his mom helps him understand that everything in life doesn't have to be a contest and that losing does not make you a loser. In fact, it can make one stronger! She also points out that although it feels great to celebrate a win, winning isn't everything, and whining about things just make it worse. Realistic fiction. IL Pres-4.
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win! KPI  
B 111002B 111002 Winter Hawk Star
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Brouwer, Sigmund
Length: 158 Copyright: 2007

When Tyler and his obnoxious teammate, Riley are sent to volunteer at a youth program, Tyler finds the strength and passion that allows him to step up his game on the ice. From the series Orca Sports. AR and Follett RL 4.4. Lexile 660 GR level W. IL 6-12.
Winter Hawk Star IJS  
DVD 2065DVD 2065 Wise Owl Says: When Telling Isn't Tattling
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 2006

Educates viewers on tattling (which aims to land someone else in trouble) versus telling (which aims to help someone solve a problem). A wise-cracking animated Wise Owl tells viewers that if they want to figure out the difference between telling and tattling, they should ask themselves his four "whoo" questions: Who might get hurt? Who is afraid? Who does it help? Who do I tell? The program presents a series of vignettes in which youngsters have to decide what is the right thing to do. Closed captioned.
Wise Owl Says: When Telling Isn't Tattling KP  
B 93462B 93462 WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 243 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Skills for Building Positive Character. Interdisciplinary program includes activities that promote positive choices by highlighting the words and lives of positive role models from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields. Contains hundreds of class activities, projects, journal writing ideas, quotations, proverbs, speeches, and poems. Character Themes: Positive Attitude; Respect; Responsibility; Self-Discipline; Relationships; Personal Goals; Citizenship; and Conflict Resolution. From the series WiseSkills.
WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5) T  
B 93463B 93463 WiseWords (Grades K-2)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 230 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Wisdom for Making Good Choices. Interdisciplinary program includes activities that promote positive choices by highlighting the words and lives of positive role models from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields. Provides character-building activities and projects for the primary grades. Provides read-aloud stories, creative expression ideas, family activities, wise sayings, brief biographies for teachers and more. Character Themes: Positive Attitude; Respect; Responsibility; Self-Discipline; Relationships; Personal Goals; Citizenship; and Conflict Resolution. From the series WiseSkills.
WiseWords (Grades K-2) T  
B 110766B 110766 With Friends Like These
Grade Lvl: I Author: Bacon, John
Length: 80 Copyright: 2009

When sixth grader Johnny Fate begins the new school year, he is befriended by the coolest kid in school who has him doing things he regrets. Then when Johnny isn't one of the "cool" kids anymore, he is on the other end of his old friends' teasing, exclusion, and cruelty. Iowa author.
With Friends Like These I  
B 106638B 106638 Words Are Not for Hurting
Grade Lvl: K Author: Verdick, Elizabeth
Length: 32 Copyright: 2004

Encourages toddlers and preschoolers to express themselves using helpful, not hurtful, words. Includes a note for parents and caregivers. RC 1.1. Lexile 200.
Words Are Not for Hurting K  
DVD 2762DVD 2762 Words That Hurt
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2013

Program shows students how powerful words can be and what they can do when someone uses words that hurt. Viewers watch true-life scenarios about three students who feel sad and angry because of others’ hurtful words. Three skits include "Teasing Ends When You Find New Friends" features a boy getting hassled about being dyslexic; "Truth Beats Rumor" deals with the unforeseen consequences of gossip; "Words That Exclude Are Rude" explains how words can hurt feelings when people are left out. Viewers are given point-by-point instructions on what each child does to remedy the situation. Students see that expressing their feelings and taking action helps them feel better. IL 3-5. The program includes a Teacher's Resource Book written by a certified Special Education teacher. The guide includes a Differentiated Lesson Plan and extension activities to accompany the video. To access the DVD Guide, go to Keystone's webpage (www.aea1.k12.ia.us), click on the Media Library link, & then click on the Teacher Guides link and follow the directions provided.
Words That Hurt PI  
B 107789B 107789 Working with Others
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 32 Copyright: 2006

Looks at how some people behave when they get angry, and explains how to solve conflict by talking and compromising. From the series Pull Ahead Books: Health. AR 2.2. Follett RL 2.0.
Working with Others KP  
B 123534B 123534 Written in the Stars
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Saeed, Aisha
Length: 284 Copyright: 2015

Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met. IL 8-12. AR 4.1. RC 4.2. Lexile 560.
Written in the Stars JS  
V 16705V 16705 You Bug Me!
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Identifies the range of emotions created by bothersome and annoying situations, considers the feelings of both the victim and the bully, and explores healthy ways to handle conflict. Features Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Maria Surat. From the series Working Together. Closed captioned.
You Bug Me! I  
B 94891B 94891 You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!: Conflict Resolution with Young Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Evans, Betsy
Length: 410 Copyright: 2002

Offers parents and teacher practical advice for dealing with children's conflicts and explains how children can learn to settle their differences through a six-step mediation process. Includes more than 60 actual stories of conflict experiences from preschool, nursery schools, Head Start centers, elementary schools, and homes.
You Can't Come to My Birthday Party!: Conflict Resolution with Young Childr T  
B 98139B 98139 You Can't Say you Can't Play
Grade Lvl: T Author: Paley, Vivian
Length: 134 Copyright: 1992

Introduces a new rule--you can't say you can't play--to kindergarten students and provides an account of social relations among children and how to prevent students from excluding one of their peers.
You Can't Say you Can't Play T  
B 93281B 93281 You Decide! Making Responsible Choices
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bunnell, Jean
Length: 124 Copyright: 1997

Lessons for middle grade students cover a wide spectrum of decisions including health and safety concerns, relationships with family, relationships with friends, and quality of life decisions. Each lesson begins with a story. Someone in the story has a decision to make. Follow-up activities and activity sheets explore the decision.
You Decide! Making Responsible Choices T  
B 113672B 113672 You Just Can't Help It!
Grade Lvl: I Author: Szpirglas, Jeff
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior. Relates tips and facts about human behavior, including the five senses, emotional reactions, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the intricacies of human interaction. IL 4-6.
You Just Can't Help It! I  
B 123672B 123672 Zeroes
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Westerfeld, Scott
Length: 546 Copyright: 2015

Zeroes, Book 1. Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis. Iowa High School Award 2018-2019. Science fiction. Series. Zeroes, book 1. Alternating points of view. IL 8-12. AR 4.8. RC 4.8. Lexile 660.
Zeroes JS