Creating Innovators

The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

By Tony Wagner: This book offers a strong argument for developing an innovation-driven economy. Wagner looks in depth at what we all — parents, employers, teachers — must do to encourage our youngest citizens to be creative, a... 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, Kelly Tieger: Useful for anyone seeking a meaningful career and especially young people. Readers determine their Personality Type, then identify occupations popular with each Type. The book offers each Type’s work-related strengths and weaknesses. Read... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough: Character, not smarts, makes children successful, argues Paul Tough. The good news is that character can be taught. He tells us how in a series of real-life examples. 231 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis

By Robert D. Putnam: Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students — "our kids" — went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid... 386 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

By Jim Trelease: Effective early childhood development is an essential component in raising successful kids, and teaching young children to love reading is a great way to start. Get practical suggestions to help you integrate reading... 340 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Trauma Stewardship

An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

By Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: A practical book that addresses compassion fatigue. The author, a trauma social worker and educator, helps others who work in the trauma field find balance and ways to sustain themselves. Readers are gently guided along a path of... 264 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

What's Math Got To Do With It?

By Jo Boaler: This engaging book shows —rather than tells — the reader what terrific math instruction looks like. It's for teachers and parents who want to improve children’s mathematics learning. The author presents advice and research findings through... 272 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook