Monday, May 21, 2018

Summer Reading List -- Books by upcoming 2018-2019 GPS Speakers

Our students have their summer reading and here are summer reading suggestions for adults. Please join us in the next school year when we welcome these authors (and many others) as part of GPS 2018-2019.  We are very excited to share the title of our community read to kick off the Glenbard Parent Series. Please join us.  Details on our upcoming events can be found on

First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum by Dr. Michael Duggan
Right College, Right Price by Frank Palmasani
The Yes Brain by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Adolescents and their Facebook Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age by Dr Jill Walsh
No Drama Discipline by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Red Zone Fathering 48 Plays Great Fathers Make by Patrick Donohue
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School by Dr. John     Medina
Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain by Dr. Dana Suskind
Conquering the SAT by Ned Johnson
Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control over Their     Lives by Ned Johnson and Dr. William Stixrud
Fostering Resilient Learners:  Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom by Dr. Pete Hall
Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live     Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives by Rachel Simmons
Self-Injury: Simple Answers to Complex Problems by Dr. Jason Washburn
The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids are Less Disciplined Than Ever and What to   do About It by Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope by Manny Scott
The Behavior Code by Jessica Minahan
The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World by Katie Hurley
Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others by Dr. Art Markman
Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate and Get Things Done by Dr. Art Markman

Glenbard Common Read: The Things They Carried  
with Tim O’Brien  August 22, 2018 at 7pm Glenbard West

The Glenbard Parent Series has selected the critically acclaimed novel, The Things They Carried  by author Tim O’Brien  as the 2018 GPS Community-Wide Read.

Students, parents and community members alike are invited to become acquainted with this distinguished piece of American literature that fictionalizes Pulitzer Prize finalist O'Brien's experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. Here is a compelling book that displays intense sensitivity and insight into courage and fear.This international award winning novel has been translated in twenty languages and was selected in Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.