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Antill, Sara.

Summary: Explains why optimism is important and offers examples of optimistic people who went on to achieve great things.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 149.5 ANT

Shepherd, Jodie.

Summary: Explains what optimism is and offers different examples of optimism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 149 SHE

Meiners, Cheri J.

Summary: "... Introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don't go their way, and contribute to other peoples happiness, too."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 155.4 MEI

Seligman, Martin E. P.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4124 SEL

Sinek, Simon

Summary: With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. However, many people have had trouble bringing the book's message into their own career and company. Now, along with two of his colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, he has created a guide to the most important step...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.5 SIN

Ekstrom, Jess

Summary: Entrepreneur and speaker Jess Ekstrom helps readers let go of cynicism and negativity and start viewing their challenges through the lens of opportunity and optimism, showing us how to start seeing the good in the world so that we can become the good in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Habben, David

Summary: When Mr. Sherman's bad mood takes the form of a rain cloud that soaks him, an unexpected encounter with imaginative children brightens his day, turning his outlook from pessimism into optimism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Kids, an imprint of Page Street Publishing Co. 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E HAB

Mack, Jeff.

Summary: While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view--Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAC

Kermit the Frog

Summary: A revised edition of the best-selling book Before You Leap: A Frog's-Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons. This updated edition is a fun, full color gift book which includes two brand new chapters. It's sure to delight kids and adults! Kermit the Frog shares his own story in a funny, heartfelt manner about his life and yours. After telling the tale of his remarkable career, and about all the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KER

Seligman, Martin E. P.

Summary: A groundbreaking look at the nature of happiness from the author of the national bestseller Learned Optimism.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, LLC 2004

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Seligman, Martin E. P.

3 holds on 1 copy

Contents: Two ways of looking at life -- Learning to be helpless -- Explaining misfortune -- Ultimate pessimism -- How you think, how you feel -- Success at work -- Children and parents -- School -- Sports -- Health -- Politics, religion, and culture -- The optimistic life -- Helping your child escape pessimism -- The optimistic organization -- Flexible optimism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2006

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Chopra, Deepak.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 204.4 CHO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 204.4 CHO

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 155.2 EHR

Summary: Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2009

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HAP

Bombeck, Erma.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1989

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Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.2 EHR

Forleo, Marie

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Let's be honest--none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. My mom, who has the tenacity of a bulldog and curses like a truck driver, explained it to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Headon, Abbie

Summary: "Discover the power of YES and all the amazing things it can do for you. So often we are afraid of failure, of disappointment, of being vulnerable, and we settle for 'no'. The practical tips and inspirational advice within these pages will help you embrace positivity and find a new sense of freedom in each area of your life, from your career, to your relationships, to your dreams and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ilex, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd. 2018

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Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: Illustrations and simple text suggest ways see the positive side of difficulties, from losing one's balloon to being left with a new babysitter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE KRO

Martinez, Mario E.

Contents: The MindBody Code -- Archetypal wounds and their healing fields -- Does the immune system have morals? -- Guardians of the heart -- Lessons from centenarians -- Abundance phobia and reclaiming your birth right of wealth, health, and love -- Stigmata : how the mind wounds and heals the body -- Forgiveness as liberation from self-entrapment -- Psychospiritual conflicts and their resolutions --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 Martiez 2014

Rath, Tom.

Summary: When Felix wakes up one morning, he finds an invisible bucket floating overhead. A rotten morning threatens his mood--and his bucket--drop by drop. Can Felix discover how to refill his bucket before it's completely empty?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallup Press 2009

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Scioli, Anthony.

Summary: Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 149.5 SCI

Contents: Optimism -- Humor -- Self-efficacy -- Kindness -- Resilience -- Activities that promote optimism -- Activities that promote humor -- Activities that promote self-efficacy -- Activities that promote kindness -- Activities that promote resilience -- But wait, there's more -- Measuring positive traits -- Methods and terms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley 2011

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Canfield, Jack

Summary: Discover how to live life with energy and optimism. Learn to feel good about yourself and others.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: CareerTrack Publications 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 158.2 CAN