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Recommended Books for Social/Emotional Issues

A List Originally Compiled by Phyllis Greenberg, Long Beach USD GATE Psychologist





Adderholdt-Elliot, Miriam 

Perfectionism - What's Bad About Being Too Good?

Bernard, Michael E.


Program Achieve; You Can Do It!  Student Guide; and You Can Do It!  How to Boost Your Child's Achievement in School

Bodenhamer, Gregory


Back in Control's How to Get Your Children to Behave and Parent in Control's Restoring Order in Your Home and Creating a Loving Relationship with Your Adolescent

Deadmond, Beverly

Jump Start Parenting

Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud


Effective Strategies for Educating Students in At-Risk Situations

Eikleberry, Carol 


The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People

Ford, Donna Y.

Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students

Glenn, H. Stephen and Nelsen, Jane

Raising Self-Reliant Children in A Self-Indulgent World

Kerr, Barbara A. 

Smart Girls (Revised Edition) – A New Psychology of Girls, Women and Giftedness

Mandel, Harvey P. and Marcus, Sander I.

Could Do Better – Why Children Underachieve and What to Do About It

McCutcheon, Randall 

Get Off My Brain – A Survival Guide for Lazy Students

Edited by: Neihart, Reis, Robinson, Moon

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children

Nunley, Kathie

A Student’s Brain:  a Parent/Teacher Manual

Peterson, Jean Sunde

Talk with Teens About Self and Stress

Pipher, Mary

Reviving Ophelia – Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Rosemond, John

Ending the Homework Hassle

Schmitz, Connie C. 


Fighting Invisible Tigers – A Stress Management Guide for Teens

Schmitz, Connie C. and Galbraith, Judy

Managing the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Strip, Carol 


Helping Gifted Children Soar (Available in Spanish and English)

Webb, James T.

A Parent's Guide to Children

Wolf, Anthony E.

Get Out of My Life but First Would You Take Cheryl and Me to the Mall


Recommended Books for Teachers and Parents




www.mentoringminds.com  1800-585-5258

Mentoring Minds/bloom’s taxonomy chart

JTaylor Education  www.jtayloreducation.com


Depth/Complexity icons



Kathie Nunley  www.Brains.org or www.Help4Teachers.com   

A Student’s Brain:  The parent/teacher manual

 good book on how the brain works

Pat Battaglia www.cleverpuzzles.com 


Are you Smart or What?

good book of puzzles/brain teasers

David Sousa  www.brains.org corwin press

How the Brain Learnsa really good book for staff development/gives strategies that are “brain compatible”

Kovler, Ben & Epstein, Ray

Fundrum my Conundrum –a book of riddles

Kaplan, Sandra & Gould, Bette

The Flip Book, Too  lesson planner using icons of Depth/Complexity

Madsen, Sheila & Gould, Bette

The Teacher’s Book of Lists  Over 300 pages of lists that students can categorize, analyze and synthesize!

Parks, Sandra & Black, Howard

Building Thinking Skills  Higher Order Thinking Activities –good practice for the OLSAT!

Hernadek, Anita

Mind Benders  Tricky logic puzzles/deductive thinking

Winebrenner, Susan

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

Johnson, Nancy

Questioning makes the Differences

Swartz, Robert & Parks, Sandra

Infusing the Teaching of Critical & Creative Thinking into Content Instruction  Awesome Ideas for the GATE classroom!


- website with a ton of printable lesson plans.



 website for students, parents and teachers with everything gifted!

 Daniels, Susan, Phd, and Piechowski, Michael, Phd

 Living with Intensity  Understanding the sensitivity, excitability, and emotional development of gifted children, adolescents and adults.

 Mooney, Jonathan, and Cole, David

Learning Outside the Lines  Two Ivy League gifted students with learning disabilities and ADHD give you the tools for academic success and "doing school".