The Middle School Survival Guide by Arlene Erlbach
How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins

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The only survival guide a middle school kid will ever need.

It can be the best of times. It can be the worst of times, too. Middle school happens at that tumultuous time in life when one's not a teenager and not a little kid. Middle school means being a middle-aged kid. Expectations-from teachers, parents, friends, siblings-can all change dramatically, causing worry and concern even for the most laid-back student.

The Middle School Survival Guide covers every issue, inside school and out, from the most trivial concerns to the most serious issues that middle school students face today. Arlene Erlbach has assembled a teen advisory board of 200 kids between fifth and tenth grade who give advice about topics from cracking a locker combination, to dealing with multiple teachers, to sex and dating.

About Arlene Erlbach

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Arlene Erlbach has written forty-five books for young people -nine novels and thirty-six non-fiction books. She has also been teen advice columnist for CompuServe's WOW! and a contributing editor. She has a master's degree in special education, and has been an elementary school teacher for sixteen years. She is currently working on a master's degree in reading. As part of her work as an elementary school teacher, she has developed and designed many arts and crafts projects to enhance the reading curriculum at her school. She is also in charge of her school's Young Authors Program. She and her husband live in Morton Grove, Illinois.
Published July 15, 2009 by Walker Childrens. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Humorous, cartoon-like illustrations and italicized words of advice from fellow students keep the tone light even as the subject matter gets serious, with discussions of sexual intercourse, oral sex, drugs, and peer pressure.

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