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Books published by publisher American Girl, 2009

  • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls

    Valorie Schaefer, Josee Masse

    Paperback (American Girl, March 26, 2012)
    Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. (Medical consultant: Cara Natterson, MD.) 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!
  • The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

    Cara Natterson, Josee Masse

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 26, 2013)
    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.
  • Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

    Cara Natterson, Micah Player

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 8, 2017)
    From the author of the bestselling Care & Keeping of You series! This book will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos, and facts from a real pediatrician, it's the perfect book to help you learn about your body's changes.
  • Willa's Wilderness Campout

    Valerie Tripp, Thu Thai

    Paperback (American Girl, June 18, 2018)
    The WellieWishers are going camping! Willa can't wait to be surrounded by nature, sleeping under the stars. Ashlyn has prepared a list of camping supplies to bring, but Willa feels sure all that gear won't be needed. When they get to the campsite, the girls discover they are missing some things. They don't even have marshmallows for toasting! Just when their campout looks like a catastrophe, their friendship saves the day.
  • A Smart Girl's Guide: Middle School

    Julie Williams Montalbano, Cathi Mingus

    Paperback (American Girl, May 27, 2014)
    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.
  • A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times

    Nancy Holyoke

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    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.
  • The Care and Keeping of You Journal

    Dr. Cara Natterson

    Spiral-bound (American Girl, Feb. 26, 2013)
    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.
  • Is This Normal

    Darcie Johnston

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 28, 2015)
    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.
  • A Smart Girl's Guide: Knowing What to Say: Finding the Words to Fit Any Situation

    Patti Kelley Criswell, Brenna Hansen

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 19, 2018)
    A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say? You need a bigger allowance. How do you ask your parents? You ruin your friend's favorite book. How do you apologize? Here are the exact words you'll need in these situations -- plus more than 200 others. Look inside for the tools, tips, techniques (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.
  • Your Happiest You: The Care & Keeping of Your Mind and Spirit

    Judy Woodburn, Josee Masse

    Paperback (American Girl, Aug. 21, 2017)
    You already know a lot about caring for your body. You eat your veggies, try to get enough exercise and sleep, and use soap when you need to. But did you know that a little care and keeping are great for your mind and spirit, too? This book is full of expert know-how and fun ideas to help you bounce back from any setback, focus on what matters and tune out the rest. You'll learn to find calm inside, connect better with friends and family, truly enjoy the world around youโ€•and be the happy YOU you're meant to be.
  • Camille's Mermaid Tale

    Valerie Tripp, Thu Thai

    Paperback (American Girl, Feb. 9, 2017)
    Camille loves the ocean, the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other WellieWishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want to help, but how can four girls turn a garden into an ocean?
  • A Smart Girl's Guide: Worry: How to Feel Less Stressed and Have More Fun

    Nancy Holyoke, Judy Woodburn

    Paperback (American Girl, May 1, 2016)
    Every girl worries from time to time. Maybe it's an argument with a friend, or a big test, or a performance in front of a crowd. Maybe it's her body. Maybe it's even something fun, like a slumber party or overnight camp--or something really big, like moving away or her parents' divorce. For many girls, even small worries can take on a life of their own and get in the way of enjoying life. But this book will help take charge over your worries. You'll learn tried-and-true ways to overcome fears and create a sense of calm. You'll take quizzes and find out about yourself and what concerns you, and you'll read advice from real girls who found ways to deal with their own worries. The book is packed with proven techniques for handling worry and creating confidence--freeing you to be the girl you're meant to be.