Surviving Junior High Vol. 2 is a great book for any child aged 10+ who needs a boost in self-esteem. It focuses on school, and how to think positively. The format of the book is light and effective, with true stories on trials and tribulations the author went through in her teenage years. As well as the stories, which are told in a humourous way, the book includes sections on how to overcome pessimism and radiate happiness. There are lots of cartoon illustrations to add to the happy tone, as well as quizzes and a personal journal to fill in about your journey to optimism.
Surviving Junior High is a must-read for any child aged 10+ looking for advice and guidance on overcoming peer pressure and finding true friendship. The book includes sections on negative topics that tweens/teens go through in school, including name-calling and public humiliation, and how to combat these problems with positive ideas. It includes a 'true story' for each subject and suggestions on how to stop the situation. The design of the book is informative, with cartoon pictures to add a touch of humor to what was quite a serious book.
Not Just The Small Book Of Meditation is an educational book with many insightful techniques to help with many feelings, such as sadness, forgiveness and anger. It also helps to develop the understanding of the mind, but the main focus were the meditational excercises.
In a magical world, Celes Vale is an average boy from a non-magical background, and until his 12th birthday he doesn't think that is going to change. But when he meets a spirit who tells him he has incredible magical powers, and goes to an wonderful school for children with magical abilities, he feels... special. There are troubles in store for Celes too, though, by making enemies as well as friends.