Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids, ages 9-13 (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/an/an/a

From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul will guide kids through this transition.

Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.

Chapters include: On Love, On Family, On Friendship, On Choices, On Changes, On Overcoming Obstacles, Eclectic Wisdom, Tough Stuff, Attitude and Perspective and Achieving Dreams. Contributors indclude: *NSYNC, Mia Hamm, Beverley Mitchell and Karl Malone.

Whether first-time Chicken Soup readers or "graduates" of the bestselling Kid's Soul book, preteens are sure to include this in their backpacks and book bags.

Hardcover, 380 pages
Published on October 12, 2000 by HCI
ISBN-10: 1558748016
ISBN-13: 9781558748019
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  • siowp
    siowpMonday, September 30, 2013 at 11:17 am55 stars
    Each collection of short stories in this book reflects on the experience of the storyteller and what they learn from it. Each story explains a tragedy that occurs in each storytellers' life, and what impact it had on their lives. This heartfelt book is recommended for everyone.
    • boulder
      boulderTuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:15 am55 stars
      Wow i have cried in alot of these stories and boy people are strong. Even some of my friend cryied in some of the stories thats how good this book is. You must read it.