Being a tween nowadays can be hard – we didn’t even have tweens in my day! 😉 It’s a weird age group, caught between being a kid and a teenager. This book has 101 stories of inspiration and support for tweens. I love the idea of a book just for this age group! There’s stories about feeling good about yourself, embarrassing moments, mean kids, family issues and so on. It’s always so helpful when you’re a kid to hear what happened to other people, how they got over it – this book really is like a “support group in a book”.
If you have a tween this is the perfect book to just leave on their bed one day, or as a parent read it so you can talk about it, or just identify with what might be happening in their life. One of my favourite stories is The Normal Girl in a Not so Normal Chair by Dani d’Spirit. Often kids don’t know how to treat others who are different, this story really clears it up. At this age kids might not want to sit and discuss these kinds of things with their parents, having it all in an easy to read book is a great way to get the messages across. I think a lot of these stories will really resonate with preteens.
Thanks to Chicken Soup 2 lucky people will each be winning their own copy of this book.
To enter, comment with a preteen moment you could have used a book like this with! Contest open to all Canadians and will end Tuesday August 30th at noon. Good Luck to everyone!