Monday, August 20, 2018

Growing Up Doesn't Have to be so Awkward Thanks to Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up -- Just for Girls! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Secrets, Tips, and Expert Advice on the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

(also available in hard cover and Kindle format)

Are your kids ready to head back to school?  Did you get all their new school clothes and supplies?  Hopefully you didn't break the bank getting your kids ready to head back to learn and conquer another year in school.  Completing a year in school is milestone for kids, but so are some of the changes and events along the way that they experience as they complete their school years.  

I am hearing more and more parents talking about how they are having the birds and the bees talk with their elementary aged children, in addition to protecting themselves from gun violence in schools.  Kids these days are growing up so fast and experiencing and dealing with things that we never had to deal with growing up.  We never had school shootings, and bullying is not like it is now.  It is so much worse especially with the age of the Internet.  While the birds and the bees talk can be a difficult one, talking about puberty and the changes your tween/teen will experience doesn't have to be, thanks to Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up from Workman Publishing.  

My oldest daughter just celebrated her 8th birthday over the summer, and is already noticing changes to her and her sister's body.  They are starting to notice the hair on their legs and upper lips, as well as taking note of their breasts and differing sizes.  My youngest is taller and heavier than my oldest, so her features are more pronounced.  She asked me the other day when she would be able to wear a bra, in between talking to her sister about a boy she thought was crushing on her at camp.  When I told my husband this he was surprised that they are talking about things at such a young age.  He thought he wouldn't have to deal with this stuff until they were 12-14 years old.  But, thanks to this book, which is geared towards girls in grades 4-7 (ages 8-12) you can share all the rites of passages they will go through, and help answer questions they may have about going through puberty.  

I remember growing up, my Mom gave me a book about puberty for me to read and then told me if I had any questions I could ask her.  I felt a little awkward talking to her about breast development and periods, and I could see that she didn't have experience with these topics as I had two older brothers who got the birds and the bees talk from my Dad.  When my girls started to show interest in topics relating to puberty, I tried to think back to the book I was given to read.  Then, I took to the Internet and stumbled across Bunk 9's, and was so happy I found it.  This is the ultimate guide for young girls, as it is filled with facts, tips, advice and illustrations, to help get your through puberty and what is to come with your changing body. 

This book is written and structured in such a way it makes this how-to-survive puberty a book girls will actually want to read.  I read through the book and loved how it empowers girls, and makes them feel comfortable with their changing bodies.  Girls will love how this book is written in a "girl talk" style.  You feel like an older sister or best friend is sitting down and talking to you about girl stuff.  Topics covered in this book include your period, bras, sleep, crushes, hormonal changes, nutrition and even exercise.  There is even a chapter about the changes a boy experiences, so that you know you are not the only one dealing with body changes.

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Even though my oldest is only 8 years old, I plan to use this book as part of our health portion of our homeschooling this year.  Both of my girls have already started asking questions, and hearing friends talk about periods that their older sisters are having and wondering when this will happen to them.  So, I am happy to have a book that is written for young girls to relate to, and easy for them to understand, while feeling comfortable enough to talk and ask me questions about these changes they will eventually experience as they embark on their tween/teen years and the womanhood.

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If you a girl in your life who is between the ages of 8-12 years old, and is starting to go through puberty, or is on the cusp of it, then I highly recommend Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up.  This is one book that will answer all their questions, and can be passed down to younger sisters, too.

To learn more about this book, head over to

More about this book:

"Filled with facts, tips, advice, and illustrations, BUNK 9’S GUIDE TO GROWING UP is the girl-powered puberty book you’ll actually want to read. Written in the voice of the counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon, it’s like having your best friend or older sister share everything there is to know about being comfortable in your changing body. From periods, bras, and hormones to nutrition, exercise, and sleep—to crushes, that first kiss, and ALL the feels—it’s the head-to-toe guide to not only surviving puberty but totally, 100% owning it!"


  • The Top Three Tips for the Best Puberty Ever
  • A Field Guide to Breasts
  • Acne: Self-Care and Skin Care
  • The ‘No-Smell’ Basics
  • Rocking Your First Period
  • Why Sleep?
  • Boys: They’re Changing, Too
  • Crushing I

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This looks a great book for my daughters once she hits "that age" where they go through changes. Hopefully, this book will give girls a great outlook on the changes they go through.