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Title:
Too old for this, too young for that! your survival guide for the middle-school years
Author:
Mosatche, Harriet S., 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Quizzes, stories, surveys, and activities for middle schoolers addressing such issues as physical and emotional changes, connecting with friends and family, setting goals, and handling peer pressure.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 9.0 36662.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781575420677
Format :
Book

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Summary

No wonder it's called "middle school." If you're in grades 6-9, you're not a child anymore...but you're not a grown-up either. You have more freedom...but not enough. Your life is more exciting...and more stressful. You're faced with a lot of decisions...but where can you turn for advice? Your friends are as confused as you are, and your parents might not understand what you're going through.

Finally there's a survival guide especially for middle schoolers. Comprehensive, interactive, friendly, and fun, it addresses issues that matter to young people this age. Survival tips cover everything from the physical and emotional changes and how to cope, to dealing with family, friends, and school, to taking charge of your life through good decision making and goal setting.

Packed with facts, advice, quotes from kids, and helpful tips for surviving the in-between years, this is just what boys and girls need to make the most of middle school--and beyond.
 


Author Notes

Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., is director of program development for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. She has written extensively for girls, youth leaders, and professional journals.

Karen Unger is a writer and editor who has contributed to many publications for youth.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. This comprehensive guide offers preteens seven chapters filled with information and advice to help ease the transition from childhood to adolesence. A "survival tip" begins each chapter. The first tip, "Get used to your changing body," presents the greatest challenge for middle-schoolers. The authors handle this sensitive subject very well, discussing the body changes of boys and girls using appropriate terms like penis and vagina, and briefly describing events that occur during puberty, such as erection and ejaculation, and the onset of menstruation. Other chapters cover self-esteem, family relationships, friendships, school and extracurricular activities. The final tip, "Take charge of your life," gives some good advice on making choices and managing time and money. Sprinkled throughout the book are humorous cartoon drawings; reproducible fill-in pages, including an online safety contract, budget chart, and goal-setting guide; kid quotes; and listings of print and online resources. Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-A guide for youngsters in their "tween" years. Written in a lively manner, the book addresses changing bodies, health, emotions, privacy, family issues, dating, school, peer pressure, and time management. There are examples of different types of situations or problems that might arise and numerous ideas and suggestions to try. Sidebars recommend hot lines, Web sites, and books (including a number published by Free Spirit). An orderly table of contents and complete index allow students to browse through portions of particular interest. Humorous, black-and-white cartoon illustrations and diagrams are scattered throughout. There are a few blank charts and questionnaires with the recommendation that readers photocopy them before filling them out. All in all, an informative, helpful resource.-Leslie Ann Lacika, Dingman-Delaware Middle School, Dingman's Ferry, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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