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Growing Up is Hard To Do:
a Selection of Non-Fiction Books for Elementary Children


Betancourt.  Smile: How to Cope with Braces
Jordan.  Coping with Braces and Other Orthodontic Work




Bateman. Bully Blockers Club
Caseley. Bully
Ludwig. My Secret Bully
McCain.   Nobody Knew What to Do
Powell.  Talking About Bullying
Thomas. Stop Picking on Me






Bender. Character Counts (Series)
Brown. Arthur’s Family Values (Series)
Raatma.  Character Education (Series)





Amos.  Divorce
Bingham.  Why Do Families Break Up?
Bode. For Better For Worse: a Guide to Surviving Divorce
Cadier. My Parents Are Getting Divorced: How to Keep It Together When Your Mom and  Dad  Are Splitting Up
Holyoke. Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies
Lansky.  It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear
It’s Stern Divorce is Not the End of the World
Thomas.  My Family’s Changing





Garner.   Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Snow. How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Family: A Book by Kids For Kids of All Ages
Willhoite.  Daddy’s Roommate




Hammersmith. What is a Family?
Kandel.  Trevor’s Story: Growing up Biracial
Lindsay. Do I Have a Daddy?
Weitzman.  Let’s Talk About Living in a Blended Family





Eshom.  Top of Your Game: a Guy’s Guide to Looking and Feeling Your Best
Kauchak. Real Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Great About You
McGlothlin.  Great Grooming for Guys
Schaefer. The Care and Keeping of You: the Body Book for Girls





Carter.  I’m Tougher Than Diabetes
Silverstein. Asthma
Silverstein Attention Deficit Disorder
Strauss.  Relieve the Squeeze




Amos.  Courteous Kids (Series)
Cuyler. Please Say Please! Penguin’s Guide to Manners
Post.  Emily Post’s Guide to Good Manners for Kids




Berenstain.  Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day






Blackstone.  Girl Stuff: a Survival Guide to Growing Up: Answers to Every Girl’s Questions -- Especially the Ones She’s Afraid to Ask
Dickerson. On the Spot: Real Girls on Periods, Growing Up and Finding Your Groove
Gravelle. The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
Gravelle.  What’s Going On Down There? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask
Harris.  It’s Perfectly Normal: a Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
Madaras. Ready, Set, Grow! A “What’s Happening to My Body?” Book for Younger Girls
Madaras. What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: a Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons
Madaras.  What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: a Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters
Saltz.   Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts












Harlan.  Girl-Talk: Staying Strong, Feeling Good, Sticking Together
Kaufman. Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem
LeJeune.   Feeling Freakish: How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Madison.  The Feelings Book: the Care and Keeping of Your Emotions






Landau.  Sibling Rivalry
Whitney.   Oh Brother . . . Oh Sister! A Sister’s Guide to Getting Along


Johnson. My Stepfamily
Rogers.  Let’s Talk About It: Stepfamilies





Compiled by:
Molly Collins, Patricia Connor, Jennifer Lindsey, Nancy Nau, Donna Peasley, and Lynn Shipe