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Skeen, Michelle

Summary: "Stop comparing yourself to others--you're special just as you are!" That's the message psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, instill in teen readers with this unique self-help guide. With this fun and engaging book, teens will learn how to silence their nit-picky inner critic, overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Kranz, Linda

Summary: After exploring his ocean home and seeing many different types of sea life, a young fish named Adri talks to his parents and learns that differences make the world colorful and beautiful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taylor Trade Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E KRA
Call number: E Kra

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Kranz 2011

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Espan̋ol 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: J468 PAL SPANISH

Byers, Grace

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BYE

Byers, Grace

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child's limitless potential. I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves"--Amazon.com.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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Kredensor, Diane

Summary: "All beavers have flat tails, furry coats, and two front teeth. And then there's Buck. Unlike the rest of his family, he has one gigantic front tooth--and he hates it. It's ruining everything for him, especially the annual talent show. Whatever Buck tries to do for the contest--whistle, walk on stilts, blow bubbles--his tooth gets in the way. Will Buck ever learn to love what he hates the most,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC KRE

Byers, Grace

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child's limitless potential. I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BYE

Emmich, Val

Summary: At school, Tegan Everly is known simply as the girl with the hand. She's usually only her outspoken self with her friend Neel, and right now they're not exactly talking. When Tegan is ambushed by her mom with a truth she can't face, she flees home in a snowstorm, finding refuge at a forgotten local attraction: the tiny Thomas Edison museum. In walks Mac Durant, a gifted athlete, is the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Finck, Liana

Summary: "Passing for Human is what Finck calls 'a neurological coming-of-age story,' one in which, through her childhood, human connection proved elusive and her most enduring relationships were with plants and rocks and imaginary friends; in which her mother was an artist whose creative life had been stifled by an unhappy first marriage and a deeply sexist society that seemed expressly designed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FIN

Neff, Kristin.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A book that teaches readers how to silence self-criticism and replace it with self-compassion in order to fulfill our highest potential and live happier, more fulfilled lives"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 NEF

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC PAL

Steers, Billy

Summary: After seeing a plane flying through the sky, Mac the tractor decides that he wants to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC STE

Teckentrup, Britta

Summary: How exciting! Mr. Lion has been invited to a party. But, uh-oh, what will he wear? Join Mr. Lion and his friend Monkey in deciding just what outfit suits him best.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twirl, an imprint of Bayard Éditions 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BOARD TEC

Boteju, Tanya

Summary: Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother's unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town. Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BOT

Guerrero, Tanya

Summary: Moving to the Philippines with his zoologist mother, twelve-year-old Pablo struggles with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GUE

Palacio, R. J.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PAL

Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Summary: "Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SLO

Taddonio, Lea

Summary: It's not easy being the youngest of three kids, especially when you're a vampire who hasn't gotten his fangs yet. Colin isn't even allowed to sleep in a coffin yet and his big sisters tease him about being a baby. Fed up, he decides to run away, but the world isn't as kind to monsters outside of Shiverwood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spellbound, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2020

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Genhart, Michael

Summary: "A boy becomes upset when he is teased for having two dads, but viewing his friend's family (with a mom and a dad) as not all that different from his own, he realizes the best way to counter the ridicule is to be proud of who his fathers are and know that it is love that makes a family." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Pickle Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GEN

Leng, Qin

Summary: "With beautifully composed watercolor illustrations, Qin Leng recalls her own childhood in this story about a little girl who has always been the smallest: smallest of the family, smallest in school, smallest in a crowd. The girl faces her own set of challenges, but her loving parents and an unexpected visitor might change her perception for good."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE LEN

Higgins, Kristan

Summary: Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HIG

Colfer, Chris

Summary: A friendless girl who is teased for being different runs away from her village in tears and finds herself having a conversation with a very unusual tree, who tells a story of how his differences not only saved his life, they helped him see that he is not so very different after all.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COL

Hale, Shannon

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever. Everything keeps changing, her classmates are starting to date each other (but nobody wants to date her!), and no matter how hard she tries, Shannon can never seem to just be happy. As she works through her insecurities and undiagnosed depression, she worries about disappointing all the people who care about her. Is something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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Rosenthal, Paris

Summary: "Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Rosenthal 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROS

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