Diwan’s September Reads: 7 Books for Back-to-School Fever

Diwan’s September Reads: 7 Books for Back-to-School Fever

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From psychology books to help with the teen tantrums to YA novels for some escape, this month Diwan is all about helping you navigate the hard times and enjoy a bit of down time with your kids this month – no matter what age they are. Check out their picks for September!

Big Ideas: The Little Book of Psychology

by DK Publishing

With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioral psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area.

Positive Discipline

by Jane Nelsen

For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child–from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager–can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.

Hot Cocoa Hearts: A Wish Novel (Wish #3) by Suzanne Nelson

Emery Mason is not a fan of the holidays. She’s so over the tinsel, the shopping, and all the other trappings of the season. Unfortunately, this year, Em is forced to work — as an elf! — at her parents’ Santa photo booth at the mall. There, Em meets Alejandro Perez, who works at the hot cocoa shop next door and is always full of holiday spirit. Alex is cute, but he’s nothing like Em’s real crush — the brooding and artistic Sawyer Kade.

But the more time Em spends with Alex, the more she realizes that she may not be the Grinch she always thought she was. Soon, a blizzard, a Secret Santa surprise, and a family disagreement throw Em’s world upside down. Can Em embrace the magic of the holidays and find the perfect boy to kiss under the mistletoe?

Blue & Other Colours: with Henri Matisse

by Henri Matisse, Meagan Bennett (Designer)

Blue & Other colors takes children through Matisse’s color palette, one artwork per page, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of shapes, depth, and scale will keep readers engaged, while the text enriches the reading experience with relatable and humorous commentary. Readers will not only learn their colors, but also grow familiar with fine art in this relevant and relatable first title in this series of concept books featuring the most innovative and influential artists.

Cake Pop Crush (Wish #1) by Suzanne Nelson

Alicia Ramirez has always loved baking. Her family owns Say It With Flour, the small bakery in town. And Ali’s specialties are cake pops: delicious confections on a stick. But Ali’s sweet life turns sour when a sleek coffee shop opens across the street, giving her bakery a run for its money. Worst of all, the owner’s son, Dane McGuire, likes to bake, too. He’s the new kid in Ali’s school … and happens to be annoyingly cute.

How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk

by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.

Macarons at Midnight (Wish #2) by Suzanne Nelson

When Lise Santos stumbles into a bakery’s midnight taste test, she meets a supercute boy. He’s as sweet as the macarons they share, and Lise is totally smitten. She’s pretty sure he is, too — but they never get a chance to exchange names. Now Lise has to find him again….

When Lise finally discovers who her mystery guy is, he’s not at all what she expected — and suddenly they don’t get along anymore! Things become even more complicated when her friend Viv starts to express interest in him. Now Lise’s head and heart are all in a jumble. Can she gather the courage to admit her true feelings … or is this a recipe for total disaster?