All is Calm : Calming Books for Teens

    • Morgan, Nicola
      Positively teen : a practical guide to a more positive, more confident you
      Summary:Morgan teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding. She provides advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. She emphasizes the importance of doing things you enjoy, and understanding the relation of diet, exercise and attitude to your personality and long-term well-being. — adapted from

    • Pitts, Byron
      Be the one : six true stories of teens overcoming hardship with hope
      Summary:“Emmy Award-winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Abuse. Bullying. War. Drug Addiction. Mental Illness. Violence. None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to “be the one” for them–the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves. Through stirring interviews and his award-winning storytelling, Byron Pitts brings the struggles and triumphs of these everyday heroes to teens just like them, encouraging all of us to be the source of inspiration in our own lives and to appreciate the lives of others around us.”

    • Siebert, Melanie
      Heads up : changing minds on mental health
      Summary:“This nonfiction book for teen readers is a guide to understanding mental health and coping with mental illness, trauma and recovery. It features real-life stories of resilient teens and highlights innovative approaches to mental-health challenges.”

    • Cain, Susan
      Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts
      Summary:“The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids’ world–school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way.”

    • Stewart, Whitney
      Mindfulness and meditation : handling life with a calm and focused mind
      Summary:“Feeling stressed out? Social media, homework, tests, and relationships can create deep anxiety. So can concerns about health and world affairs. Research shows that a regular mindfulness practice can help calm the mind, improve focus, and build happiness. Living mindfully involves paying attention to your inner and outer experiences with patience and without judgment. It also means acting and making choices with thoughtful consideration rather than impulsively. One key aspect of mindfulness is meditation. This ancient practice involves quieting the mind through breathing exercises and intentional inward focus, for a peaceful, relaxed, and natural state of awareness.” — Dust jacket.

    • Andrus, Aubre
      Project you : more than 50 ways to calm down, de-stress, and feel great
      Summary:“Find your balance. Make a protein-packed smoothie to energize for a busy day. Center yourself after a stressful week by taking five minutes to write in your journal. Strengthen your body and calm your mind with simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Craft a vision board to help you achieve your goals. Create a time budget to organize your schedule. Develop an evening routine that will help you wind down before sleep. Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.”

    • Earl, Rae
      Your brain needs a hug : life, love, mental health, and sandwiches
      Summary:Rae Earl offers her personalized advice on the A to Zs of mental health, social media, family and friendship.  “Imbued with a sense of humor, understanding, and hope, Your Brain Needs a Hug is a judgment-free guide for living well with your mind. My Mad Fat Diary author Rae Earl offers her personalized advice on the A to Zs of mental health, social media, family and friendship. When she was a teenager, Rae dealt with OCD, anxiety, and an eating disorder, but she survived, and she thrived. Your Brain Needs a Hug is filled with her friendly advice, coping strategies and laugh-out-loud moments to get you through the difficult days. Witty, honest, and enlightening, this is the perfect read for feeling happier and healthier and learning to navigate life without feeling overwhelmed or isolated.”