Sunday, August 14, 2011

New School Year, New You

Books For a Better You

A new school year is the perfect time for self-improvement! Whether you need to brush up on style, diet, stress management, study habits, body changes, friend drama, dating, whatever -- we have a book for you. (Click on any title to reserve a copy at a CCPL branch.)

Lauren Conrad Style
By Lauren Conrad

Hit the halls of school knowing how to get your red lips just right, when to buy cheap jewelry, and how to decode invitations so you know what to wear. This book is full of fashion and make-up tips from Lauren Conrad, star of the MTV hit The Hills and author of L.A. Candy and Sweet Little Lies.

Hairtalk: Stylish Braids From African Roots
By Duyan James

A braidery is more than a shop where you get your hair done. It's a spiritual space, a meeting place, a cross-cultural intersection. Learn about the art -- and how to create braids yourself.

Boys Lie: How to Not Get Played
By Belisa Vranich

Lie #1: "Sex is only penis and vagina. Anything else doesn't count." Lie #2: "Guys are built to cheat." Learn to detect lies and the truth behind the most common ones so you don't get played.

Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit
By Anthea Paul

Colorful, quirky, inspirational....this book will pick you up on down days and keep you focused on what's important. Learn about friends, love, grace, and everything that makes the game of life worth playing.

Being A Girl: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Teen Life
By Kim Cattrall

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall offers advice about everything from style to self-confidence in this book written in simple, practical passages.

Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line is Crossed
By Courtney Macavinta

What does respect means to you? Learn the seven respect basics with chapters on issues like disrespect, knowing your needs, and believing you are worth something great.

All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype -- and Celebrating Real Beauty
By Audrey Brashich

Advertisers spend billions a year convincing you to buy their stuff: make up, clothes, hair and skin products, perfume, lotions, you name it. This useful guide shows you how to see through the airbrush to know what you really need -- and what's just hype.

Too Stressed To Think?: A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy
By Annie Fox

Need a class on Stress 101? Learn about stress and how it effects your brain, body, family, friends, school, and dating. Then, learn how to deal with it and get the help you need.

Girlosophy: Real Girls Eat
By Anthea Paul

Get inspired to eat in a way that feeds your body, soul, and mind. Full of tasty recipes, this book will help you figure out what to eat for a healthier you.

The Diet For Teenagers Only
By Carrie Latt Wiatt

This handy book dishes up a sensible balance of recipes, weight-loss strategies, and straight talk about food. Learn how puberty naturally increases a girl’s body fat, how diet soda promotes weight gain, and how carbohydrates aren’t all bad.

Girlosophy 2: The Love Survival Kit
By Anthea Paul

"Love is permanent. It Stays in the Heart. Once you have had it, you can have it again." This colorful book is full of inspirational quotes and ideas about the nature of love -- including love of yourself.

The Secret to Teen Power
By Paul Harrington

Ever had a dream, a secret ambition, a passionate desire or goal -- but no idea how to make it happen? The Secret gives you the power to have, do, or be anything you choose.

The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure
By Al Desetta

Cassandra is hassled for sitting with the wrong kids at lunch. Another girl's own family taunts her for not being black enough. Jamel gets teased for not smoking marijuana. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about finding the strength to be themselves.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make
By Sean Covey

School, parents, friends, dating, bullies, abuse, addictions, peer pressure. The choices you make while dealing with all these tough issues can make or break your future. Jam-packed with cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this book shows how real teens make wise decisions.

The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating
By Annie Fox

This book tackles everything from the guy who's too shy to ask a girl out to a mom who's always criticizing her teenager. Learn how to handle common situations that you, too, may face.

Click! The Girl's Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making It Happen
By Annabel Monaghan and Elisabeth Wolfe

You are what you believe. Learn how the energy you produce with your positive (or negative) thoughts influences everything around you!

Breathe: Yoga for Teens
By Mary Kaye Chryssicas

This colorful book will introduce you to hatha yoga. Learn how to balance, be strong, and open your heart. Includes an instructional DVD.

Crushes, Flirts, & Friends: A Real Girl's Guide to Boy Smarts
By Erika V. Shearin Karres

Girls, this guide gives you the goods on how to deal with the wide world of boys -- from Geeks to Bad Boys to Go-Getters and Princes. 

Girlology: Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups, and Holding Out
By Melisa Holmes and Trish Hutchison

Learn all about your body, sex, and dating through this book of practical advice. Gives honest info about going to the gynecologist, mixing alcohol and sex, and handling body hang ups.

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
By Nancy Amanda Redd

Want a frank and honest look (read: tons of real-life pictures) at skin, breasts, genitals, and body shapes? Learn what's normal, how to deal with problems relating to each, and why we're all a wee bit different.

Click on any title to reserve it at a CCPL branch near you!

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