Our Free Lending Library

The following includes a list of books that are on hold and available to participants of Accelerate Youth 

Parenting Books 

  • The Difference a Father Makes- Ed Tandy Mcglasson 

Fatherhood 

  • A Father’s Book of Wisdom-Jackson Brown

Fatherhood 

  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk- Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Communication

  • Wonderful Ways to Love a Child- Judy Ford

 

  • 101 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special-Vicki Lansky

 

  • The Secret of Parenting- Anthony Wolf 

Toddlers and Preteens

  • How to Live with Kids and Enjoy it- Iverna Tompkins

 

  • The Motivation Breakthrough- Richard Lavoie  

Turning on the tuned out child

  • Making Children Mind without Losing Yours-Kevin Leman

 

  • 7 the Worst Things Parents Do

 

  • Parenting- 10 Basics of Conscious Child Raising- Karuna Feorschak 

 

  • The New Dare to Discipline- James Dobson

 

  • Positive Discipline A-Z- Jane Nelson

Everyday parenting problems

  • 1-2-3 Magic- Thomas Phelan

Effective discipline for children 2-12

  • Don't be Afraid to Disciple- Ruth Peters

 

  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children and Divorce- Carl Pickhardt

Children of Divorce

  • Outwitting Toddlers- Bill Adler

 

  • Try and Make Me- Ray Levy

Tantrums and Cooperation

  • Help with Worried Kids- Cynthia Last

Child anxiety and fear

  • Parenting Teenagers- Don Dinkmeyer

 

  • Teen Tips- Tom McMahon

Guide for parenting 11-19

  • Tips for Working Parents- Kathleen McBride

A Guide for Parents 

  • The Bipolar Child- Demitri Papolos 

 

  • Treating Explosive Kids- Ross Greene

 

  • Delivered from Distraction- Edward Hallowell 

ADD

  • Excalibur- Steve Plog

AAD/ADhD

  • Thriving with ADHD (workbook for kids)- Kelli Miller

ADHD

  • The Myth of the A.D.D child-Thomas Armstrong

ADD

  • Driven to Distraction- Edward Hallowell

ADD

  • How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children- Sandra Reif

ADD/ ADHD

  • The Other Parent- Chelsea Clinton

Media’s effect on children

  • Raising your Spirited Child- Mary Kurcinka

Sensitive/Energetic/Persistent Children

  • To Our Children’s Children- Bob Greene

Family History

  • Everything Kids

Math Puzzles 

  • Raise your Child’s Self Esteem- Nancy Krulik 

Self Esteem

  • The Parent Project- James Vopat

Parent Involvement 

  • Planting Seeds- Thich Nhat Hanh

Child Mindfulness 

  • Skills Training for Struggling Kids- Michael Bloomquist 

Behavioral, Emotional, Academic 

  • The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

Developing Minds 

  • The Good Teen- Richard Lerner

 

  • 601 Ways to be a Good Parent-Michele Elliott

Parenting 

EDUCATION BOOKS 

  • Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention- Stan Davis 

Bullying Prevention

  • Schools Where Everyone Belongs- Stan David

Bullying Prevention

  • To Involve the Invisible Student- Sue Rimmer

 

  • Students at Risk- Edward Kleese

 

  • Unschooling Rules- Clark Aldrich

Rediscovering Education

  • As Tough as Necessary- Richard Curwin

Violence in Schools

  • Whatever it Takes- Richard DuFour

Professional Learning Communities 

  • Leadership for Tomorrow’s Schools- Jerry Patterson

 

  • Beyond the Bake Sale- Anne Henderson

Family-School Partnerships

  • A Fragile Foundation-

American Youth 

Relationship and Communication Books

  • How to Talk to Anyone- Leil Lowndes

Success in relationships

  • 52 Simple Ways to Encourage Others

 

  • In Love & In Danger- Barrie Levy

Teens & Abusive Relationships

  • 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue- Deborah Pegues

Relationship Communication

  • Why Mars and Venus Collide- John Gravy

Stress and Relationships

  • I Will Love you Forever

Marriage

  • Codependent No More- Melody Beattie

Codependency

  • Talking from 9 to 5- Deborah Tannen

Women & Men Conversation Styles

  • Talkabout- Alex Kelly 

A Social Communication Skills Package

  • Emotions Revealed-Paul Ekman

Improving Communication

Anger Management Books  

  • Transforming Anger- Doc Childre

Letting go of rage

  • Anger & Un-forgiveness- Linda Mintle 

Destructive reactions

  • Anger Management- Hripsime Gulbenkoglu

Anger & Disabilities 

  • ACT on Life Not Anger- Steven Hayes 

ACT Therapy 

Inspirational Books 

  • The Power of Habit- Charles Duhigg

Life & Business 

  • The Checklist Manifesto- Atul Gawande

 

  • The Essentials of Theory U- C.Otto Scharmer

Leadership

  • Healthy Pleasures- Robert Ornstein

Health and Behavior 

  • Change Your Brain Change Your Life- Daniel Amen 

Conquering Anxiety & Depression 

  • Get Inspirational- Roy Fairfield 

Releasing Creative Self

  • The Evolutionary Empath- Stephanie Feather

Consciousness 

  • The Richest Man in Babylon- Frederick Rensselaer 

 

  • Stories for the Heart- Alice Gray

Encouragement

  • The Power of the Subconscious Mind- Joseph Murphy 

Consciousness & Finances 

  • The Tipping Point- Malcolm Gladwell 

 

  • Blink- Malcolm Gladwell 

Decision Making 

  • Organizing From the Inside Out- Julie Morgenstern 

Organization

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul- Jack Canfield 

 

  • The Power of your Subconscious Mind- Joseph Murphy  

Consciousness 

Self Matters- Phillip McGraw

Life Strategies 

  • The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz

Personal Freedom

  • Seedfolks-Paul Fleischman

Inspiring Stories 

  • I Can’t Accept Not Trying-Michael Jordan 

Personal Account 

  • Way of The Peaceful Warrior- Dan Millman

Personal Account 

  • Life Without Limits- Nick Vujicic 

Personal Account 

  • My Stroke of Insight - Jill Taylor 

Personal Account 

  • A Lifetime of Peace- Jennifer Wills 

Personal Account 

  • The Magic of Believing-Claude Bristol 

Inspiration

  • Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning- Viktor Frankl

Inspiration

Religion Inspired Books 

  • Work- Thich Nhat Hanh

Meaning of Life 

  • Jesus’ Pattern for a Happy Life

 

  • Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain 

Loss, rejection, loneliness

  • Making Miracles 

Mind-methods 

  • The Purpose of a Driven Life 

Inspirational 

  • Manifest your Destiny 

Success

  • The Laws of Spirit 

Inspirational 

  • The Feeling Good Handbook 

Depression, anxiety, intimacy 

The Seat of the Soul 

thought, evolution, reincarnation

  • Limitless Love 

Love and faith 

  • Your Best Life Now Journal- Joel Olsteen  

Success 

  • Saint Therese of Lisieux

Autobiography 

  • Illusions the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah 

 

  • Mother Teresa Meditation 

 

  • St. Francis of Assisi

Biography 

  • Mother Teresa 

Inspirational 

  • The Secret Sayings of Jesus 

Gospel Translation

  • Messy Spirituality 

 

  • Where Does God Live

Children's Book 

  • In the Light of Truth 

 

  • Heaven is for Real 

Story-telling

  • Sometimes God Has a Kid’s Face

Story-telling 

  • An Angel to Watch Over me

Story-telling

  • One Minute Prayer for Men

Daily Prayers

  • Daily Strength for Daily Needs- Mary Tileston

Daily Prayers

Meditation and Spirituality Books

  • Autobiography of a Yogi 

Autobiography 

  • The Book of Yoga 

Yoga 

  • Each Day a New Beginning

Daily Meditations of Women

  • Instant Meditation for Stress Relief 

Breathing Techniques 

  • No Death, No Fear

Wisdom

  • Teachings of the Buddha

Spiritual 

  • The Life & Death of Mahatma Gandhi 

Spiritual 

  • Adyashanti

Mediation 

  • Anatomy of the Spirit 

Power and Healing 

  • Hinduism 

Spirituality 

  • Teach Only Love

Attitudinal Healing 

  • Something to Chew on- Ari Bouse 

Meditations

  • The Reflecting Pond

Meditations 

  • Reflections for living life fully 

Meditations

  • I Heard The Owl Call My Name- Margaret Craven

Myths

Books for Teens

Rich Dad Poor Dad For Teens- Robert Kiyosaki

Finances 

  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens

Stress Management 

  • The Gatekeepers- Jacques Steinberg 

College Admissions 

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- Sean Covey 

Guide 

  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make- Sean Covey 

Guide 

Books for Women

  • The Quotable Women

Quotes

  • Beyond our ourSelves- Catherine Marshall 

Woman's Faith 

  • Daily Wisdom for Women 

Women’s Faith 

  • Your Story is your Power- Elle Luna 

Female Voice 

  • 101 Best Home-Based Business for Women- Priscilla Huff

Business 

Books for Addictions

  • AA Big Book 

Alcohol 

  • Al-Anon’s 12 Step Traditions

Al-Anon

  • Overeaters Anonymous 

Food 

  • Day by Day 

Addiction Meditation

  • The Little Red Book 

AA Beginners 

  • Feeding the Hungry Heart The Experience of Compulsive Eating-Geneen Roth 

Compulsive Eating 

Books on Positivity 

  • The Positive Power of Negative Thinking- Julie Norem 

Overcoming Anxiety 

  • The Positive Principle Today- Norman Peale

Positive Thinking 

  • The Art of Happiness- Howard Cutler

Happiness 

  • You Can't Afford The Luxury of a Negative Thought- Peter McWilliams 

People with Illness 

  • The Intelligent Optimist's Guide to Life- Jurriaan Kamp

Positivity 

  • How to Choose to be Happy- Rick Foster 

Happiness 

  • Power of Positive Doing- Ivan Burnell 

Control of your Life 

  • The Law of Attraction- Jerry Hicks 

Happiness 

  • The Self-Confidence Workbook 

Self Confidence 

  • How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking- Dale Carnegie

Self- Confidence

  • Manage Your Day to Day; Build your routine find your focus and sharpen your creative mind 

Creative Mind 

  • 52 Ways to Build your Self-Esteem and Confidence 

Self-Confidence 

Books on Resilience

  • Dance Until It Rains

Persistence 

  • Purpose Meaning + Passion

Emotional Intelligence 

  • Resilience- Harvard Business Press

Emotional Intelligence 

  • Your Survival Instinct is Killing You- Marc Schoen 

Conquer Fear/ Resilience 

  • Accelerate Resilience- Penny Zenker

Workbook 

  • Follow Your True Colors To The Work Your Love- Carolyn Kalil

Personality and Career 

  • Grit- Angela Duckworth 

Passion and Perseverance

Quote Books 

  • Bartlett’s Words to Live By- Kurt Vonnegut 

Advice 

The Kindness Handbook- Sharon Salzberg

Kindness

  • Energize (100 natural ways to recharge)- Carol Morley

Energy

  • The Book of Good Habits- Dirk Mathison 

Enrich your Life 

Words to Help You be Happy In All the Ways it Matters Most

Quotes 

Happiness the Feel Good Factor- Libby Wills 

Quotes

The Me Nobody Knows- Children’s Voices from the Ghetto

Poems

On 1984

Quotes

Childrens Books

  • Gods Country- Next Exit 

Maine

  • Wisdom Stories- Wu Min

China Wisdom Stories

  • The Magic Fish Stones- Nick Greaves

Tales from Africa

The Joy of Depression- David Rudnitsky

Dark Humor

  • The Man Who Planted Trees- Jean Giono

Story

  • Tomorrow Adventures in an Uncertain World- Bradley Greive

Story 

  • Stories Behind the Invention of Ordinary Things

Facts

  • The Tao of Pooh- Benjamin Hoff

 

  • Homeopathy A-Z- Dana Ullman

Homeopathy

  • The Feelings Book

Emotions (female)

  • One Bad Thing- John Goff

Bullying

  • The Simple Truth of Service- Ken Blanchard 

Service 

  • The Real Joy of Sailing

Sailing

  • Unlikely Heroes (animal kingdom)- Jennifer Holland  

Animals

When Lion Could Fly- Nick Greves 

Tales from Africa 

Giving Voice to Bear- David Rockwell

Indian Myths 

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories- Mark McGinnis

Animals 

Sticks, Stones, and Stumped- Deb Landry 

Story

Something to Chew On for the Children's Souls- Ari Bouse

Stories 

  • Granfa’ Grig Had a Pig- Wallace Trip

Rhymes 

  • What Does it Mean to be Present- Rand DiOrio

Story 

  • The Tallest of Smalls- Max Lucado 

Story

  • It’s Not What You’ve Got!- Wayne Dyer

Lessons on Money

  • One Small Blue Bead- Byrd Baylor 

Tribe Story 

  • A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum- Stephanie Madrigal

  • Psychology for Kids- Jonni Kincher

Psychology 

  • You are a Social Detective- Michelle Winner

Social Thinking 

  • No Exit- Andy Singer

Humor 

  • Laugh out Loud Jokes for Kids

Jokes

Leadership Books

  • The Fix- Jonathan Tepperman

Crisis & Solutions 

  • Developing the Leader Within You- John Maxwell

Leadership 

  • What Successful People Know About Leadership- John Maxwell 

Leadership

  • Lincoln on Leadership-Donald Phillips 

Historical Leadership

  • Leading Leaders to Leadership- John Fuhrman

Leadership

  • How We Lead Matters- Marilyn Nelson

Leadership

  • The Nonprofit Mergers ( Leaders Guide to considering)- David La Piana 

Workbook 

  • The Nonprofit Mergers (Unifying the Organization after a merger)

Workbook

  • Everything Leadership Book- Bob Adams

Leadership

Everything Coaching and Mentoring Book- Bob Adams

Mentoring 

Little Red Book of Selling- Jeffery Gitomer’s

Sales

Superhuman Life at the Extreme of out Capacity- Rowan Hooper

Athletic Leadership

The Team Captain's Leadership Manual- Jeff Jansen 

Athletic Leadership 

The Edge- Ferguson

Athletic Leadership

Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secret- Pat Williams 

Athletic Leadership/ Success

Phil Jackson The Last Season

Athletic Leadership

Books on Success 

Positive Populism- Steve Hilton 

Rebuild economic community in America

The Finish Rich Workbook- David Back

Finances

  • The Slight- Jeff Olson

Success 

  • The Compound Effect- Darren Hardy 

Success 

  • Mindset-Carol Dweck

Fulfilling Potential

  • The 26% Youth Solution- Wendy Schaetzel

Making an Impact

  • No Dream is Too High- Buzz Aldrin 

Success Story 

  • Retire Before College- Nathan Sykes 

Entrepreneur

  • A New Earth- Awakening Your LIfe's Purpose 

Purpose

  • The Magic of Thinking Big- David Schartz 

Success 

  • Outliers- Malcolm Gladwell

Success

  •  Jonathan Pond 

Finances 

  • GUTS- Sam Bracken 

Find your Passion 

  • Peak- Anders Ericsson

Science Success 

  • The Sedona Method- Hale Dwoskin 

Lasting Happiness and Success 

  • The Secret of Success is Not a Secret- Darcy Andries 

Famous People's Accounts of Success 

  • Success 101- John Maxwell 

Success / Leadership

  • Emotional Intelligence- Why it can matter more than IQ

Emotional Intelligence 

  • Reality is Broken- Jane McGonigal 

Technology/ Video Games

  • Perfect Phrases for Business Letters 

Tools 

  • Brain Builders- Frain Minirth

Tools 

  • Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis 

Vocabulary Tools 

  • Future Imperfect- Howard Segal 

Technology 

  • Rise to Greatness- David Drehle

Abraham Lincoln 

Clinical Books

  • Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy- William Worden 

Grief 

  • Trauma & Recovery- Judith Herman

Domestic Abuse & Trauma

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents- Raul Silva 

PTSD

  • Finding Life Beyond Trauma- Victoria Follette 

Trauma 

  • Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders- Aaron Beck 

CBT

  • Cognitive Therapy in Practice- Jacqueline Persons 

CBT in Practice 

  • Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders- Aaron Beck 

CBT

  • Roadblocks in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- Robert Leahy

CBT

Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work- Miriam Elson 

Self-Psychology 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

ACT

Sociology- Donald Light 

Sociology 

  • Children Held Hostage- Stanley Clawar 

Children Trauma 

  • Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD- Edna Foa

OCD

  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety 

DBT

  • Psychiatric Interviewing- Shawn Shea

Psychiatry 

  • DM-ID- Diagnostic Manual Intellectual Disability 

Diagnosing 

  • Current Diagnosis & Treatment Psychiatry 

Psychiatry 

  • Genograms in Family Assessment

Genograms 

  • Community Organizing & Community Building for Health 

Community Organizing 

  • Assessment & Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties 

Assessment 

  • Adult Children of Abusive Parents- Steven Farmer 

Abuse and Trauma

  • 103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas 

Workbook 

  • Worksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills 

Workbook 

  • Thinking, Feeling, Behaving Emotional Education for Adolescents 

Emotional Education

  • Social Behavior Mapping- Michelle Winner 

Connecting Behaviors 

  • Proposal Writing 

Business 

  • Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions-Gerald Corey 

Ethics

  • Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services of Children 

Rights 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders- Harvard Medical School 

Diagnosis 

  • Meditation and Psychotherapy- Harvard Medical School 

Mindfulness 

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Suicide 

  • Anxiety Disorders- Harvard Medical School 

Diagnosis 

  • Ego Psychology Theory and Practice- Colombia

Ego Psychology 

  • Choice Theory- Willam Glasser

Choice Theory

  • Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness- Gillian Butler

CBT

  • ADD/ADHD Behavior Change Resource Kit 

ADHD

  • Reality Therapy-William Glasser 

Psychiatry 

Maine Books and Activities 

 

  • How Maine Changed The World 

  • Maine Island Trail

  • Maine Summer Camps 

  • Essential Marine Knots 

Activities 

  • The Handbook of Knots 

Activities 

  • How to Grow Herbs 

Activities 

Miscellaneous 

  • Heal Your Body-Louise Hay

Mental Cause of Physical illness 

  • Utopia for Realists- Rutger Bregman 

 

  • Quantum Healing- Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Body Medicine

Science

  • AI Superpowers- Kai-fu Lee

Science

  • The New Mystery - John Crowder

 

  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories- Christopher Myers 

Inspirational 

  • Things That Matter- Charles Krauthammer

Politics 

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature- Steven Pinker 

Violence 

  • Its All Too Much- Peter Walsh

Reclaim your life

The Coddling of the American Mind- Greg Lukianoff 

 

  • The Socrates Express- Eric Weiner 

Philosophers 

  • Enlightenment Now- Steven Pinker 

Science, Humanism 

  • Man’s Unconquerable Mind- Gilbert Highet 

Human Mind 

  • The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat- Oliver Sacks 

Clinical Tales 

  • One Thousand Paper Cranes- Takayuki Ishi

Stories 

  • Age of Opportunity- Laurence Steinberg 

Adolescents 

  • A Primer of Jungian Psychology- Calvin Hall 

 

  • The Heart of the Soul- Gary Zukav

Emotional Awareness 

  • Speaking Scared Sounding Good- Peter Desberg

Public Speaking 

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain- Garth Stein

Novel

  • The Complete Book of Five Rings- Miyamoto Musashi

Strategy 

  • Harley-Davidson and Philosophy Full Throttle Aristotle

Philosophy 

  • Richard Bach One

Novel

  • The Road Less Traveled- Scott Peck 

Spiritual Growth 

CDs 

  • This I Believe- Personal philosophies of remarkable men and women 

  • Delta Sleep System 2.0- Fall Asleep, Stay asleep 

  • Meditation and Psychotherapy - Harvard Medical School 

  • Opening to God's Love in Meditation 

  • Invisible Acts of Power - Caroline Myss 

  • Strengthening the Power of the Mind 

  • Ten Minutes to Relax- Guided Meditation

  • Psychosomatic Wellness- Guided Meditation

  • PM Yoga Meditation

  • Exploring Vibrational Medicine 

  • Saint Francis 

  • Lifescapes - Sacred Meditation

  • Touching the Earth- Deep relaxation 

  • Informal Talks Paramahansa Yogananda (Disc 1-5)

  • Informal Talks Paramahansa Yogananda (Disc 6-10)

  • Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief 

  • Self Realization from Human Love to Divine Love 

  • Healthy Journeys- Weight loss

  • Healthy Journeys- Stop Smoking 

  • Healthy Journeys- Alcohol and Other Drugs 

  • The Foundation of Youth is Between your Ears

  • Yoga - for energy and relaxation 

  • Winning Strategy Series

  • Purpose - Inspirational and Enlightenment from today's top motivators (series)

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