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As our kids grow up, so too does our (and their) reading requirements. Navigating the tricky tween and teen years is all the more easy with a handy helper on your side and having these reads in your family’s arsenal will be just that…

Ask Me Anything
By Rebecca Sparrow
How do you know if your friends really like you? What does it feel like to be actually happy? I’m ugly. How will I ever get a boyfriend? How can I feel closer to my mum who died? Inside this book you’ll find honest and deeply personal questions from teenage girls, just like you. Brisbane-based bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow’s answers will make you laugh and cry and offer just the right measure of advice and comfort whenever you need it most.
www.rebeccasparrow.com or www.booktopia.com.au, $14.50

Everyday Resilience
By Michelle Mitchell
Have you ever wondered how to help your child navigate friendship dramas, handle academic pressures, discover their talents or overcome anxiety? Then this book is for you. There is so much more we can do to help our children and teens navigate the ‘small knocks’ that come their way. This book will help you turn your child’s everyday challenges into moments that build resilience.
www.michellemitchell.org, $24.99

The Everyday Resilience Journal
By Michelle Mitchell
This book is ideal for boys and girls, ages 8 – 12 years, and is the perfect companion to the parent book “Everyday Resilience”. It offers 40 clever strategies to help tweens with friendship dramas, schoolwork and their confidence. Chapter titles include: Handling Friendship Stuff, Handling Tough Friendship Stuff, Understanding Stressful Feelings and Knowing How to Contribute. This book is full of real-life stories, easy to read strategies, journal pages and beautiful illustrations.
www.michellemitchell.org, $24.99

Find Your Tribe
By Rebecca Sparrow
The little black book of information that every teenage girl should read. Everybody knows high school can be tough. There are days when your favourite teacher tells you off. When the person you have a crush on fails to notice you even exist. When your best friend behaves more like your worst enemy. So how do you get through it? Glad you asked. This is a practical, humorous guide for girls to help them negotiate their teen years and beyond.
www.rebeccasparrow.com or www.booktopia.com.au, $14.50

Teen Breathe Magazine
This mag believes mindfulness forms the basis of a happier, healthier, more authentic life. A truly gorgeous bi-monthly magazine for teens, it provide tips, fun activities and inspiring ideas to explore how paying attention, being curious, kind and staying positive can bring out the very best of you. And ‘you’ are a unique individual who’s comfortable and proud in your own skin, is open to ideas and follows your dreams, right?
www.teenbreathe.com.au, $9.95 each

Welcome to Your Period
By Yumi Stynes and Melissa Kang
This little book is packed with honest advice on all the things you need to know from what cramps feel like to whether you can feel it coming out, to what you should do if your pad leaks onto your clothes. A frank, funny, age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period. This book includes case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens (and answers from real experts!) so you can manage your period like a boss.
www.booktopia.com.au, $15.95

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