Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up

By Adah Nuchi, illustrated by Meg Hunt
Thomas Allen & Son
Ages 8 to 12

Most young girls won’t go up to their parents and say “Hey, let’s talk about puberty!” but the subject is very much on their minds. This book is a good tool to start the conversation. Written as a guide from been-there-done-that older girls at Camp Silver Moon, this wide-ranging book touches topics like menstruation, breasts, hygiene, health, nutrition, and feelings. Billed as “girl powered,” trying to capture the tone of a conversation between sisters or best friends, this is a no-nonsense peer-to-peer book that will entertain and educate.

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