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Nuchi, Adah

Summary: This girl-powered book about puberty is written in the voice of counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon. This fictionalized nonfiction diary-style guide follows nine 12-year-old girls at a summer camp is like having a best friend or older sister who shares everything there is to know about being comfortable in your chasing body so you can survive and thrive through puberty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 612.6 NUC

Grant, Shauna J.

Summary: Meet Mimi. She's charming! She's cheerful! She's cute! But that's not all! She's also a loyal friend and fun playmate, who has the best adventures with Penelope, her magical toy dog. But when Mimi notices people treating her like she's too cute, can she show them that she's much more than meets the eye? Or will she be stuck in this cute-astrophe?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 GRA

Johnson, Dinah

Summary: A young girl living on the coast of South Carolina dreams of her distant relatives on the shores of Africa and beyond. Indigo Dreaming is a poetic meditation between two young girls--on different sides of the sea--who wonder about how they are intricately linked by culture, even though they are separated by location. The girls' reflections come together, creating a vision of home, as well as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Taylor, Sonya Renee

Summary: "Celebrate your body (and it's changes, too!) is your guide to understanding and loving your body - now and as it continues to change. Here's everything you need to know about breasts and bras, your period, hair here and there, feelings and friends, and so much more. You'll find support and encouragement in these pages that will help you navigate this whole puberty thing. Think of this book as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rockridge Press 2018

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Summary: Collects articles, interviews, poems, and stories on romance, friendship, and self-care from the online magazine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305 ROO

Burningham, Sarah O'Leary.

Summary: A pre-teen reference presents a series of letters and testimonials by real girls that offer empowering counsel on topics ranging from skin care and first bras to menstruation and boyfriends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books Llc 2014

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Citro, Asia

Summary: Pip shows up with a new look that's just as surprising to him as it is to Zoey and Sassafras. When they retrace Pip's steps in the forest, they see another magical friend change right before their eyes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Innovation Press 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED CIT

Grant, Shauna J.

Summary: "Boo-hoo! Mimi is not having a good day. She can't get her pigtails to sit right, she's not in the mood for her favorite breakfast, and she's far from feeling like her usual self. Mimi has a case of the Blahs, where nothing feels quite right. With the help of Penelope, her magical toy dog and best friend, she sets out to find a way to get rid of this icky feeling. Will Mimi reclaim her spark,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Press 2023

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Lowe, Mari

Summary: A long ago "accident." An isolated girl named Aviva. A community that wants to help, but doesn't know how. And a ghostly dybbuk, that no one but Aviva can see, causing mayhem and mischief that everyone blames on her. That is the setting for this suspenseful novel of a girl who seems to have lost everything, including her best friend Kayla, and a mother who was once vibrant and popular, but who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LOW

O'Connor, Tara

Summary: "Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning. Becoming more and more popular with each entry into the book, her old life, including her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 OCO

Adams, Khristi Lauren

Summary: The stories of girls of color are often overlooked and ignored rather than valued and heard. Instead of relegating these young women to the margins, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fortress Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.8 ADA

Madaras, Lynda.

Summary: aDiscusses the changes that take place in a girl's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, pubic hair, breasts, reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, and puberty in boys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Newmarket Press 2007

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Medina, Meg

Summary: "Sixth-grader Merci Suarez doesn't have a big house or take fancy vacations like the other kids at Seaward Pines Academy. She's a scholarship student who lives with her extended family in three little houses they call Las Casitas. But everything feels different this year -- and not just at school, where queen bee Edna Santos has set her sights on Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Michael...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Moss, Marissa

Summary: Starting her own all-girls mathlete team, Talia, who loves math puzzles and code-breaking, is determined to lead her team to victory while trying to break the social code of preteen life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MOS

Rice, Ashley.

Summary: This bestselling book that has been enjoyed by girls all over the world has now been completely redone to include all new illustrations and inspiring new writings. The special updated edition also features a glitter varnish cover and a ribbon bookmark with charm that girls everywhere will love. Bestselling author and illustrator Ashley Rice makes this book fun and uplifting with her adorable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Mountain Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 RIC

Summary: For Angela, it came on the basketball court--while playing on the boys' team. For Penny, it came on a school field trip to the lake (making for some cringeworthy moments of humor). And to Layla's disappointment, it came at the start of her first fasting Ramadan, meaning that she won't be able to fast after all. Whether it spurs silence or celebration, whether the subjects are well prepared or...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J FIC CAL

Criswell, Patti Kelley.

Summary: From backstabbing to bullying to just being left out, here's advice for girls about a whole host of friendship problems. Tips, quizzes, and real life stories about girls who have solved their friendship problems round out this timely advice book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2003

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Varner, Kristin

Summary: There's nothing Kate loves more than being around horses. But her best friend is allergic to them, so Kate has to take riding lessons without her. Kate's forced to navigate some of life's hardships--like the mean girls at the stable who tease her and her body insecurities--all on her own. To make matters worse, Kate is continually falling off her horse. To Kate, her tween years feel like one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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Pearson, Luke

Summary: "In the latest installment of the Hildafolk series, Hilda is thrust into a new life in the bustling city of Trolberg, far from the magic and wonder of her birthplace in the Fjords. Lamenting the loss of her enchanting, wooded surroundings, Hilda wonders if she'll ever recapture the same excitement in this strange new concrete forest. Hilda is set for a thunderbolt of surprise as she discovers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nobrow 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 PEA

Johnston, Aviaq

Summary: Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than she is at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inhabit Media Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Solot, Dorian

Summary: "Head, shoulders, knees, and . . . vulvas and vaginas! Young children are curious about all body parts. With bright illustrations, readable language, and a matter-of-fact tone, this guide offers readers the information they need to understand how bodies work. All About Vulvas and Vaginas is a book that embraces body diversity, reassures kids, and provides caregivers easy ways to answer the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2024

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Azuma, Kiyohiko

Summary: The curious and curiouser Yotsuba moves to a new town with her dad. In the process of moving in, Yotsuba encounters things like swingsets and broken door handles, which all bring about a never-ending torrent of questions and shrieks of amazement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2009

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Simpson, Dana

Summary: "A new school year means many things for nine-year-old Phoebe Howell and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. They prepare for a school dance (lame!), meet new friends (ghosts and gnomes and goblins, OH MY!), and even experience a rare supernatural phenomenon called a Unicornado! In fact, sometimes things get almost too magical. Marigold's presence attracts pixies, talking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SIM

Klein, Lisa

Summary: This guide helps young girls understand and embrace the changes they may be experiencing in their bodies, minds, and emotions. It will help them become an expert on everythign from pimples to peer pressure--and help them discover how their changing bodies are beautiful and special. -- adapted from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rockridge Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: 613.04 KLE

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