Books about Human Growth and Development in the Elementary Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in ES Library

Image result for ugly truth wimpy kid  Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

In March, Grade 5 students will begin their class discussions about adolescence and puberty.  At home, the first step in starting a conversation with your Grade 5 child about growing up is to choose a good time to talk. An excellent way to start that conversation is by talking about books.  Here are some excellent books that will provide your child with a practical guide to puberty and adolescence, as well as some award winning fiction around this theme.  These books are all available in our Elementary Library.  These books are specifically targeted for young teens and are sensitive to their needs.  However, please let me know if you would prefer not to have any of these books available to your child or would prefer to read them first before your child checks them out.



The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham

The Body Book for Boys by Jonathan Mar & Grace Norwich

The Care and Keeping of You by Valerie Lee Shaefer

Head to Toe Guide to You by Sarah Wassner Flynn

It’s a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and In-Charge
by Mavis Jukes



Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

Eleven; Twelve; Thirteen by Lauren Myracle

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

The Secret Dairy of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend



Happy Reading!

Miss Emma