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“13 Perfectly Awesome Books for Almost Tweens & Pre-teens”

I fully back these books by American Girl. Sometimes there are just things your kids want to know but are too shy to ask. These books cover that. It allows you to be there and allow them to ask you questions about what they’ve read. I highly recommend them!!!!

I found a list of books on Amazon so this might help you start your collection.

1. The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition

With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. You’ll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. Once you feel comfortable with what’s happening, you’ll be ready to move on to the The Care & Keeping of You 2!

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2. The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you’re going through.

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3. The Feelings Book (Revised): The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions

This invaluable companion to The Care & Keeping of You received its own fresh update! The Feelings Book will help you understand your emotions, and deal with them in positive ways. You’ll get tips on how to express your feelings and stay in control, plus get sensitive advice on handling fear, anxiety, jealousy, and grief. Learn how to stay in the driver’s seat of your own emotions!

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4. The Care and Keeping of You Journal (Revised): for Younger Girls

This companion to our bestselling book, The Care & Keeping of You, received its own all-new makeover! This updated 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.

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5. Is This Normal (Revised): MORE Girls’ Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You

This helpful resource book is filled with over 100 letters from real girls like you with questions about their changing bodies, and expert answers to each one. Plus, the back of the book features tips on how to talk to your parents about puberty and other touchy topics.

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6. A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What to Say

A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say to her? You want to watch a TV show that’s on past your bedtime. How do you ask your parents? You break your friend’s favorite CD. How do you apologize? In American Girl’s latest Smart Girl’s Guide, you’ll learn the exact words to say in these situations, plus more than 200 others!. Tell a friend that you’re sorry for her loss. Ask a teacher for more help. Stand up to a bully. Let someone how much they mean to you. Inside this book, you’ll find the tools, tips, techniques, (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.

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7. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times

Watch out for the drama trap! This book offers expert insight into drama, from jealousy to gossip to cyberbullying, and how to deal with it. You’ll learn why drama exists, how it starts, what keeps it going, and how to cool it down. You’ll find quotes and advice from real girls like you, plus tips and quizzes to help you rise above the drama game and keep yourself safe.

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8. Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way

This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and “what do you do?” scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way. The message in this book is that there is no one right way to deal with bullying. Instead, there are lots of options for girls to try, from ignoring a bully and trying a few clever comebacks to reporting bullying to a trusted adult. Readers learn how to stand up for others and be a good friend, too. The book ends with a pledge girls can sign, plus tear-out tips for girls to share with their parents.

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9. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Friendship Troubles (Revised): Dealing with fights, being left out & the whole popularity thing

Learn what’s new when it comes to being a good friend–our popular advice title now features fresh content and new illustrations! Friends are important to girls; they’re the icing on their cake, the rainbow in their sky. But even best friends have trouble getting along sometimes. This guide will help girls deal with the pitfalls of interpersonal relationships, from backstabbing and triangles, to other tough friendship problems. It features fun quizzes, practical tips, and stories from real girls who’ve been there–and are still friends.

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10. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Middle School (Revised): Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends!

Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make you feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, here’s the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities. Get help deciding the best way to introduce yourself to those new classmates. Plus, you’ll read letters from other girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there.

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11. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Manners (Revised): The Secrets to Grace, Confidence, and Being Your Best

Discover the new and improved guide to all things manners! With updated content and fun illustrations, this title is more relevant than ever. As a comprehensive manners guide, girls will learn proper etiquette for everyday events and tricky social situations. This guide is also filled with great advice on everything from eating in fancy restaurants and handling troublemakers at parties to regaining composure after embarrassing accidents. Humorous illustrations, letters from other girls, and entertaining quizzes all make the lessons fun to learn.

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13. A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself, Even on the Bad Days

Has a bad day got you down? Is your self-esteem making you feel blue? In A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself–Even on the Bad Days, you’ll learn how having high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great day, while having low self-esteem can turn a bad day into a nightmare. You’ll learn tips for trusting yourself, ideas for boosting your self-esteem (or for keeping it up), and how to feel your best in all kinds of situations. You are perfect just as you are, and this book will help you believe that to be true!

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Also, I found a similar book for boys, see below:

14. The Body Book For Boys – The essential guide to growing up for boys!

A must-have book for boys looking for straightforward advice about their changing bodies and growing up. There are answers to questions about everything from shaving, vocal changes, bad breath, smelly feet, braces, and acne, to school, sports, girls, friends, family, and more. The Body Book For Boys is complete with tips, quizzes, Q&As, and all of the essential info boys need to know.

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