My Day Is Ruined

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1944882049
Release Date: 2016-08-01

Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment, THE moment, the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain, and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don't go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith.

If Winning Isn t Everything Why Do I Hate to Lose

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721513
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Self-Help

Kelsey is a young basketball star who will do whatever it takes to win. Unfortunately, her poor sportsmanship hurts her team and her relationships. Can anyone - her coach or her mom- teach Kelsey how to have fun and play fair, win or lose?

What Were You Thinking

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721735
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Third-grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decisions, like ill-timed jokes, forces the adults in Braden's life to teach him about impulse control.

Is There an App for That

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9781545721520
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Self-Help

Magic Apps promise to make Hailey taller, faster, smarter, and so much more. Join Hailey as she uses app after app to become someone she isn't. Soon she realizes that trying to be like others isn't all it's cracked up to be!

Kindness Counts

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1944882014
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Cade's and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness. Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindnesses to others. But when Cade's dad would like him to donate some of his own toys, he has a hard time. Will Cade be able to learn the importance of being kind to others, even when it isn't easy? Find out in this tale about showing kindness.

The Green Zone Conversation Book

Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: JKP
ISBN: 9781849057592
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Psychology

Using bright colours and fun illustrations, this book will show children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 7 and above how to identify common interests in conversation, and how to go on to talk about them successfully. The photocopiable worksheets and activities encourage children to engage with this visual model and reinforce the method.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307275172
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Mathematics

An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.

Mindset Matters

Author: Bryan Smith
Publisher: Without Limits
ISBN: 194488212X
Release Date: 2017-08-15

An entertaining and eye-opening look at the power of the "gonna get it done" mindset. Amelia is her name and conquering new challenges is her game! She's an up-for-any-adventure second-grader who's eager to try new things, provided nothing can go wrong. She takes up skateboarding with gusto and feverishly builds a swing set for her kid brother. But at the first sign of trouble, tumbling off her skateboard and whacking her thumb with a hammer, she's done. Her confidence shattered, Amelia frets she's a failure. but after a little self-reflection and some loving advice from dear-old Dad, Amelia learns she needs a "gonna get it done" mindset. With her new outlooks, she discovers success has many definitions... More than she ever imagined. Mindset Matters helps children see problems and dilemmas as opportunities to grow, and reveals why failing doesn't make them failures. Written for readers in grades K - 5, this storybook also includes tips to help parents and teachers foster a healthy "gonna get it done" mindset in every child.

More Than One Way to Be Okay

Author: Ronit Gross
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500449512
Release Date: 2015-04-09

Annie arranges her life in rules and patterns because it helps her feel safe. Books must be read in a certain order and the same goes for songs being sung. Friends need to play what Annie chooses so that she can feel calm and in control. Orders and patterns often keep Annie from feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad. But what happens when life doesn't work out in the way that she plans? Join Annie as she listens to the story of Dave the turtle who builds an out of control, rule loving robot. Discover with Annie how rules and rigidity can have their own price to pay and celebrate with her as she learns that there is more than one way to be okay!

There s a Bully in My Brain

Author: Kristin O'Rourke
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 1684012376
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Justin constantly feels worried and afraid to try new things until he realizes that a bully is living in his brain! He has the choice to allow his bully to continue to scare him, or finally stand up to it and face his fears. Written by a licensed clinical social worker and child therapist with over 15 years of experience supporting children with anxiety disorders, There's a Bully In My Brain helps teach children to recognize warning signs and simple exercises they can use to overcome anxiety.

I Can Handle It

Author: MS Laurie Wright
ISBN: 099524720X
Release Date: 2016-08-29

Can Sebastien handle his problems? Of course he can, with the help of a mindful mantra! He could try something silly, or he could try something funny! Chances are whatever his problem may be, he can handle it. Help your child learn to deal with difficult emotions along with Sebastien, and provide a tool for lifelong confidence! Depression and anxiety don't discriminate and our kids need help. I Can Handle It equips children with a necessary skill in order to alleviate everyday anxieties that arise in their lives. And because teachers and parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes a resource for both. Simply go to to get it!

The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Author: Lauren Brukner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857009623
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

Author: Midge Odermann Mougey
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1934490040
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Education

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.

Bye Bye Pesky Fly

Author: Lysa Mullady
ISBN: 1433828553
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pig is having a good, happy day--until he's bothered by a Pesky Fly. Pig and Fly work through their problem and move on to having a feel-good day...together as friends! Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" about working through frustration in friendships.