Is This Normal

Author: Darcie Johnston
Publisher: American Girl
ISBN: 1609589068
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Filled with more than 100 letters from everyday girls, a fact-filled resource provides expert answers about adolescence and the body while offering advice about how to talk with parents about uncomfortable subjects. Original.

The Care and Keeping of You Collection

Author: Lynda Madison
Publisher: American Girl
ISBN: 1609581857
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers a volume of advice to preteen girls on basic health and hygiene and a work on understanding and dealing with feelings, along with two activity books that serve as companion works to the two main texts and a mini-calendar with stickers.

The Care and Keeping of You 2

Author: Cara Familian Natterson
Publisher: American Girl
ISBN: 1609580427
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A compassionate and practical reference for older adolescent girls shares advice for managing physical and emotional challenges, covering topics ranging from menstruation and body changes to personal care and peer pressure. Original.

The Care and Keeping of You Journal 1

Author: Cara Natterson
Publisher: American Girl
ISBN: 1609581652
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The companion to our bestselling book, The Care & Keeping of You, received its own all-new makeover! This upated interactive journal allows girls to record their moods, track their periods, and keep in touch with their overall health and well-being. Tips, quizzes, and checklists help girls understand and express what's happening to their bodies - and their feelings about it.

The Care Keeping of Us

Author: Emma MacLaren Henke
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 1609589785
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wow, life is changing fast! And there's so much for moms and girls to talk about. But how do girls ask the questions they need answers to, and what words can moms use to answer those questions? Here's the solution! This kit includes twin books, one for girls and one for moms, filled with dozens of how-to-say-it scripts to get the conversations going. These scripts give girls the words to talk about all the big topics from body basics, hygiene, and healthy habits to friends, first-love crushes, clothing, and more. And mom's book gives her the actual words to respond to her girl's questions, as well as scripts to initiate important conversations with her daughter. Plus, a sharing journal lets both moms and girls jot down everything from jokes, memories, and must-remember moments to thoughts, questions, and even to-dos. Two bookmarks are included to guide each other to the latest entry or point out something they don't want the other to miss. The journal becomes a great keepsake.

Your Happiest You

Author: Judy Woodburn
Publisher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated
ISBN: 1683370201
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Psychology

You already know a lot about caring for your body. You eat your veggies, try to get enough exercise and sleep, and use soap when you need to. But did you know that a little care and keeping are great for your mind and spirit, too? This book is full of expert know-how and fun ideas to help you bounce back from any setback, focus on what matters and tune out the rest. You'll learn to find calm inside, connect better with friends and family, truly enjoy the world around you - and be the happy YOU you're meant to be.

The Girls Guide to Sex Education

Author: Michelle Hope
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 1939754380
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Education

When it comes to sex education, parents of adolescent girls often know just as little about where to start as girls themselves. Even the mention of sex education or puberty can make everyone feel uncomfortable, nervous, or insecure. In The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education, award-winning youth sex education expert Michelle Hope offers down-to-earth, supportive sex education guidance as she addresses the most pressing questions that girls have about sex, puberty, and relationships-directly and without judgment. The Girls’ Guide to Sex Education will arm girls with a complete understanding of their body and, as a result, will empower them to make informed, healthy decisions.

Helloflo

Author: Naama Bloom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399187315
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Information and anecdotes about puberty, for girls, from the founder of the popular website HelloFlo.com"--

The Feelings Book

Author: Lynda Madison, Dr.
Publisher: American Girl
ISBN: 1609581830
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses a variety of emotions girls might experience and suggests ways of dealing with them.

The War Against Boys

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501125423
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Education

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Find Out Anything From Anyone Anytime

Author: James Pyle
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601634931
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Self-Help

“With his style of questioning alone, Jim Pyle can get more information than most other interrogators using multiple techniques.” —Gregory Hartley, coauthor of the best-seller How to Spot a Liar The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions—of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers. People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to: Identify and practice good questioning techniques Recognize types of questions to avoid Know the questions required when hearing unconfirmed reports or gossip Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads Determine when and how to control the conversation Gain real expertise fast Within professional interrogation circles, Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer—meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.

The Hair Book

Author: Mary Richards Beaumont
Publisher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated
ISBN: 1609587391
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

As part of the trusted Care & Keeping of You book series, this title teaches you how to keep your hair healthy. It includes customized hair-care tips for every type of hair. Curly, straight, thick, textured - this book teaches you how to love whichever type of hair happens to be on your head. You'll learn how to get the cut you want, and how to create styles on your own, too. Plus, you'll be inspired to try up to 15 different hairstyles with the step-by-step instructions that get you started!

Everybody Lies

Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062390875
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Social Science

Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

The Boy s Body Book

Author: Kelli Dunham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781604333848
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

You have questions! We have answers to everything you need to know for growing up you! Growing up isn’t as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Boy’s Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a boy might have. Topics include: From hair care to athlete’s foot, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your changing body Basketball football, soccer, chess: How you can excel no matter what you like to do Your guide to the care and keeping of parents, teachers, brothers, and sisters How to keep your friends and your morals, and what to do if peer pressure starts to be come an issue

Handle with Care

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501106149
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Fiction

When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated—she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance” (Stephen King). Every expectant parent will tell you that they don’t want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they’d been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of “luckier” parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it’s all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She’s smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health. Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow’s illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life? Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.