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Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Moss, Wendy L., Ph.D.
ISBN: 143381921X     ISBN-13: 9781433819216
Publisher: Magination Pr
    OUR PRICE: $14.40  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: August 2015
Annotation: Presents a guide to bolstering resiliency skills, using quizzes, advice, and strategies to teach readers how to understand emotions, use self-talk, and navigate social conflicts.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Resilience (Personality trait); Juvenile literature.
Resilience (Personality trait) in children; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science
Dewey: 155.4/1824
LCCN: 2014046875
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 8.75" W x 0.75" (1.05 lbs) 112 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2015 June #4)

Like mastering a sport, learning to deal with adversity and disappointment requires practice. Moss, a psychologist, urges readers to become more empowered by taking control of their reactions to stress. Self-assessment quizzes appear throughout, asking readers to think about how they manage expectations, regulate emotions, maintain perspective, and reach out for help when needed. Sidebars examining how kids handled difficult circumstances (based on real-life examples) serve as points of comparison and reference, while readers can put concrete strategies, like using positive "self-talk" and breathing exercises, into immediate use. In addition to covering common stressors like school, extracurriculars, and relationships, Moss addresses how to cope with significant events like the death of a loved one, highlighting that tools of resilience can be used to confront obstacles both minor and major. Simultaneously available: The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 4–7—Arguing with parents and siblings, fighting with friends, not getting invited to parties: growing up is hard to do. This guide posits that though some kids bounce back more quickly than others, resilience is a skill that can be developed. The book helps readers become more resilient through practical strategies, fun quizzes, and examples of situations tweens might face, such as trying to fit in with a new peer group and dealing with being disappointed with oneself. Questions such as "What Are Your Stress Triggers?" and "Can You Name Your Emotion?" make handling anxiety and pressure much easier. The book also dispenses advice on coping with stress and stressors, making decisions, and handling situations that are firmly in one's control. While the text is designed for those who are having particularly difficult times, many readers will benefit from the sections on positive self-talk and techniques for calming down. VERDICT A fine addition to the self-help section, and perhaps an even better desk reference for the counselor's office library.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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