Girl to Girl–A Giveaway

GirlToGirl_BookCoverJust in time for back to school, here’s a new book on navigating some of those tricky issues the middle grade years present to girls.

From Chronicle Books: Being a girl isn’t always easy, and growing up is far from a walk in the park. This time of transition is particularly confusing without a confidante to help. Meet Sarah O’Leary Burningham, a real-life big sister here to coach preteens through all of life’s big moments, from first bras to first periods. Filled with letters and testimonials from real girls—as well as confidence-boosting advice from girls who’ve been there and myth-busting sidebars—this fun, accessible book is a must-have for every girl navigating her way through the preteen years.

The up-to-the-minute advice calls on the expertise of leading doctors, nurses, and psychologists, as well as experts in makeup, hair and style, all combined with Sarah’s friendly big-sister real-world experience and charming full-color illustrations and how-to diagrams that make it easy for girls to learn things like shaving their legs and even flossing their teeth.
Topics include:
• Finding the right bra
• How to handle getting your period
• Picking out glasses and braces
• Caring for your skin
• Creating healthy habits
• Body odor and shaving
• Dealing with cramps
• Pierced ears and nail care
• Emotional well-being
• Getting enough sleep

Sarah is giving away one free copy. Thanks, Sarah! To be eligible, leave a comment below.


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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. I was just looking at these sort of books in the local bookstore. A great resource for the middle school years!

  2. This sounds perfect for my granddaughter, after I read it, of course. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  3. Sounds like a great book! I have 3 sisters (11-16) who find every talk “awkward”. This would help guide them and come to me for any questions.

  4. I definitely need this book!

  5. This sounds like a wonderful book that will not only answer some questions, but also prompt some very timely discussions.

  6. Hi, sounds like a great book to read and have. I have a 10 year old nice that lives with her dad and i am sure i can help them a lot by giving them both this book as a resource on how to talk and handle certain situations. i also have a daughter so i can also benefit from this book.

  7. This sounds like an amazing book!!! I’d love for my 11 year old to read it.

  8. My 12 year old niece just came to live with me. Its been tough for both of us. It seems that every day she had a new dilemma. Luckily I can still remember how tough middle school was so it helps me understand a little bit of what’s going on.


  9. My daughter is about to turn 11 and whenever any of these tropics come up in conversation she waves her hands and says can we talk about something else. I wonder if she would feel more comfortable if she could read a book like this at her own pace.

  10. Wow, Kasi–congrats! I have 3 girls and it’s a wonderful challenge.

  11. My daughter is nearly 10, things are changing & she’s gonna be needing this book!

  12. Giving birth to girl #2 tomorrow 🙂 this would be helpful for those tough times!

  13. Just the perfect read for me…with little girls (the oldest turned 9 yesterday!), I would love to read this!

  14. Wow! This looks like a great book!

  15. This looks like a wonderful book!