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Hair, There, and Everywhere: A Book About Growing Up
Hair, There, and Everywhere
A Book About Growing Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0764139045

This cheerfully illustrated book takes a light approach in offering proverbial "birds and bees" instruction to boys and girls entering puberty. Full-color cartoon-style illustrations and straightforward text explain conception, pregnancy, and birth. The author also gives special focus to the experience of puberty, pointing out that it's entirely normal for kids entering their teen years to be confused by the physical changes and new feelings that take place in their bodies. She explains these changes with separate chapters that apply to "boys only" and "girls only." She also discusses the discovery of sexual feelings between boys and girls, and reassures kids about feelings of shyness when facing prospects of dating and other social encounters. Finally, she advises young adults on maintaining healthful diets and getting regular exercise to sustain healthy bodies. The book concludes with a list of Web sites that offer advice to teens, a brief glossary of related words kids might be unfamiliar with, and an index. Line illustrations on every page.

The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
The Period Book
Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
Paperback      ISBN: 0802774784

What is my period exactly? Do I need to see a doctor? What does it feel like to wear a pad? What if I get my period at school?

Karen Gravelle and her fifteen-year-old niece, Jennifer Gravelle, have written a down-to-earth and practical book that answers any questions you might have about your period, from what it is and what it feels like, to how to choose pads and tampons, to how to talk to your parents about it. The Period Book will help guide you through all the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with your period, as well as related issues like dealing with pimples, mood swings, and new expectations from friends and family. Debbie Palen's funny and sympathetic cartoons ease the confusion and exasperation you might feel, and celebrate the new sense of power and maturity that your period can bring. Perfect for sharing, The Period Book is a trusty friend that can help you feel happy and confident about this new phase of your life.

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them
How to Be a Friend
A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0316111538
Fun dinosaur characters teach young children all about friendship--the value of friends, how to make friends, and how to be a good friend.

With playful full-color illustrations, Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown help kids cope with everyday social situations and learn:

  • Who can be your friend.
  • How to show someone you would like to be friends.
  • How to handle bosses and bullies.
  • The best ways to be a friend and ways not to be a friend.
  • Ways to settle an argument with a friend.
Dinosaurs Divorce!: A Guide for Changing Families
Dinosaurs Divorce!
A Guide for Changing Families
School & Library      ISBN: 0316112488
For over 25 years, changing families have been using Dinosaurs Divorce to learn to talk to each other about one of life's most difficult moments, from the creators of the beloved, bestselling Dino Life Guides--over half a million copies of the series sold.

Dinosaurs Divorce Will Help you Understand: * Divorce Words and What They Mean * Why Parents Divorce * What About You? * After the Divorce * Living with One Parent * Visiting Your Parent * Having Two Homes * Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions * Telling Your Friends * Meeting Parents' New Friends * Living with Stepparents * Having Stepsisters and Stepbrothers
Is This Normal?: Girls Questions, Answered by the Editors of the Care & Keeping of You
Is This Normal?
Girls Questions, Answered by the Editors of the Care & Keeping of You
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1593694830

More than two million girls have read The Care & Keeping of You, and many of them wrote to American Girl with concerns about their own changing bodies. In this follow-up book, Is This Normal?, girls can read some of those letters, along with responses that may answer some of their own questions. The book isn't meant to be a substitute for conversations with parents. In fact, the last chapter of the book gives girls tips for talking with parents about puberty and other touchy topics. Armed with the information in this book, girls will feel ready for and excited about the changes ahead.

My Body, My Self for Boys: Revised Edition
My Body, My Self for Boys
Revised Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1557047677

THE BESTSELLING GROWING-UP GUIDE FOR PRETEENS AND TEENS

Why is my voice changing? When will I get hair on my face? Is this normal?

This fact-filled journal and activity book makes it fun for boys to find answers to their many questions about the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty. With quizzes, checklists, games, and illustrations throughout, My Body, My Self for Boys also includes journal pages and lots of personal stories addressing boys' concerns, experiences, and feelings during this new stage of their lives.

Confessions of a Former Bully
Confessions of a Former Bully
Paperback      ISBN: 0307931137

After Katie gets caught teasing a schoolmate, she's told to meet with Mrs. Petrowski, the school counselor, so she can make right her wrong and learn to be a better friend. Bothered at first, it doesn't take long before Katie realizes that bullying has hurt not only the people around her, but her, too. Told from the unusual point of view of the bullier rather than the bullied, Confessions of a Former Bully provides kids with real life tools they can use to identify and stop relational aggression.

200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem: An Indispensible Guide for Parents, Teachers & Other Concerned Caregivers
200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem
An Indispensible Guide for Parents, Teachers & Other Concerned Caregivers
Paperback      ISBN: 1573241547
200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem provides straightforward advice and helpful guidelines for parents and teachers who want to help girls build positive selfimages and develop full, exuberant lives.
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys
Revised Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1557047650

Everything preteen and teen boys need to know about their changing bodies and feelings

Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to earth style, The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.

The Girls' Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess
The Girls' Book of Glamour
A Guide to Being a Goddess
Hardcover      ISBN: 0545085373

Being a glamour goddess has never been so easy

Transform yourself from drab to fab with this nifty guide to all things glamorous Whether you want to have the shiniest hair or convince people you're a celebrity, this book will show you how Being a glamour goddess has never been so easy.

Inside this handy guide you'll find instructions on how to host a spa party, create your own style, exit a limo gracefully, make your own body glitter, persuade your best friend to lend you her clothes, put on a fashion show, make your own jewelry box, and much, much more