Tag Archives: Instructional

Being Your Best: Tina Yothers’ Guide For Girls By Tina Yothers and Roberta Plutzik

Tina Yothers of N.B.C.’s Family Ties knows all about the problems you face today. I know, I know- this is like 8 weeks in a row that I’ve “No, seriously, guys, THIS is the weirdest book intended for a teenage … Continue reading

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‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty By Pat Boone

Teen-age can be a confusin’ time, but it can also be a great adventure. Pat Boone was a teen idol who rose to fame recording sanitized cover versions of Rhythm & Blues songs deemed too scary for mainstream radio. The … Continue reading

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was born and raised by missionary parents in China. That … Continue reading

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Your A to Z SUPER Problem Solver By Lucille Warner and Ann Reit

Oh, what is lurking behind that nondescript (but groovy!) cover? The copy on the back promises: What’s bugging you? What’s making your life impossible? Follow the handy checklist of suggestions for each of the A to Z problems, and your … Continue reading

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Ann Landers Talks to Teen-Agers About Sex

The cover pretty much says it all: this is going to be plain-spoken, straight-talking advice delivered from Ms. Landers with a witty smirk. Background: “Ann Landers” as the world thinks of her was born in 1955, when Esther Lederer took … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls’ Series Books, Part III: The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Baby-Sitting

This week I present to you the final installment in our look at non-fiction spin-off of girls’ series books, with a volume based on a series near and dear to the hearts of many of us who were in middle-school … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls Series Books, Part II: The Nancy Drew Cookbook- Clues to Good Cooking

This week we will continue looking at the non-fiction spin-offs of popular Girls’ Series, with a tie-in to the most famous Girl Detective of all time. Does it make sense to learn how to cook from Nancy Drew? While  “gourmet … Continue reading

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