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Puberty is gross but also really awesome / by Gina Loveless ; illustrated by Lauri Johnston.

Loveless, Gina, (author.). Johnston, Lauri, (illustrator.).

Provides readers with a humorous look at what happens to a teenager's body and mind when they reach puberty.
Puberty is pretty gross for pretty much everyone. It's a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there's a lot about puberty that makes it really awesome? Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. It's packed with straightforward illustrations, easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, covering everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health.

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  • ISBN: 9781984895059
  • ISBN: 1984895052
  • ISBN: 9781635653533
  • ISBN: 1635653533
  • ISBN: 9781713739883
  • Physical Description: 182 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Rodale Kids, ©2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Note to the reader -- Body changes and the tooth fairy: four ways that losing teeth is a lot like puberty -- Ch-ch-ch-changes. Under your t-shirt: all about breasts ; In your underwear: all about the penis, testicles, and scrotum ; Hola, ovaries!: all about menstruation ; Hair, hair everywhere!: all about armpit, leg, facial, and pubic hair, and shaving ; Wait, this actually grows?: all about voice ; You (probably) won't hit the ceiling: all about bone development ; Fits and zits: all about acne ; Stinky and wet: all about sweat -- The whole-body approach. I is who I is and I like who I like: all about gender expression, gender identity, and sexual expression ; Too little, too Zzzzzzzzzzz: all about sleep ; You are what you eat, and don't eat: all about nutrition ; Is it all in my head?: all about mental health ; I'm okay just as I am: all about confidence ; Nobody likes me: all about bullying ; This is all new...: all about crushes, consent, harassment, and abuse ; In my day, I had to walk uphill both ways to get a book: all about technology ; All about those screens, 'bout those screens: all about screen time ; Wait, they still know more: all about what?! -- Resources -- Tips for kids and trusted adults.
Subject: Puberty > Juvenile literature.
Teenagers > Health and hygiene > Juvenile literature.
Physiology > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library YA 612.6 LOVE (Text) 36446002098344 New Young Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 08/10/2024

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