The Big Book of Girl Stuff [NOOK Book]

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The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares everything a girl needs to know-from sleepovers to diaries to makeup to boys to shopping, and everything in between! It's the ultimate guide to unlocking the delightful mysteries of being a girl. Dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and mothers collaborated on this book to make it the most comprehensive guide to being a girl that has ever existed! Perfect for pre-teen, 'tween, and teenage girls, The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously ...
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Overview


The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares everything a girl needs to know-from sleepovers to diaries to makeup to boys to shopping, and everything in between! It's the ultimate guide to unlocking the delightful mysteries of being a girl. Dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and mothers collaborated on this book to make it the most comprehensive guide to being a girl that has ever existed! Perfect for pre-teen, 'tween, and teenage girls, The Big Book of Girl Stuff shares inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously silly laughs just when girls need it the most! It's filled with information, activities, quotes, and games, as well as lists for favorite books, movies, and music.

Dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and mothers collaborated on this book to make it the most comprehensive guide to being a girl that has ever existed! Perfect for pre-teen, 'tween, and teenage girls, The Big book of Girl Stuff shares inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously silly laughs just when girls need it the most!

It's filled with information, activities, quotes, and games, as well as lists for favorite books, movies, and music. Smart asides, fascinating facts, an enlightened outlook, and a uniquely feminine perspective make this a must have for every girl. Though it's written for girls from 9 to 14, it will certainly delight moms, aunts, and big sisters everywhere!

Find answers to a girl's most important questions:
  • Why are horses so cool?
  • How do I stop a boy from crying?
  • How do I fake a cell phone conversation?
  • How can I make the world a better place?
  • Which country considers pierced ears bad luck?
  • When is International Sea Monkey Day?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
While the boys dig into treasure lore, girls can delve into all things female in the softbound The Big Book of Girl Stuff by Bart King, a follow-up to his The Big Book of Boy Stuff. From babysitting tips to beauty hints to slumber party inspirations, girls will linger over these pink pages brimming with cartoons and step-by-step instructions. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
There have been thousands of "How To" books published but this one is original, refreshing, and absolutely perfect for girls. The following is just a sample of what will be learned from reading this book: "why boys smell so bad, how to make a fake belly button piercing, what to do about a killer crush, how to get rid of breakfast blahs and what to do when the person you are talking to has something on the tip of their nose." I was completely absorbed when reading this book and believe me when I tell you it certainly brought back memories. There are thirty-two wonderful chapters filled with advice that is positively relevant for middle and young adult readers. The information is done in reader-friendly format using as few words as possible yet getting the point across. Questions that girls might have on their minds are included. For example, "How does flirting work?" and "How do I get a boy's attention?" The answers are thoughtful and easy to understand. Illustrations are used to add interest and humor, as well as to clarify. This book is ideal to give as a gift to any girl who is just becoming interested in boys or to improve her interaction with friends. I highly recommend this book.
School Library Journal

Gr 4–8
This funny follow-up to The Big Book of Boy Stuff (Gibbs Smith, 2004) is chock-full of hints and guidance. From the silly ("Why boys smell so bad") to the slightly serious ("Lies, Mean Girls, and Jerks"), it will have readers thumbing through the volume again and again. The author keeps the mood light and the sections short and sweet. Though the organization appears a bit random with an opening chapter about babysitting and the glossary of "cool" tween speak stuck in the middle, the text does have a good flow. As the extensive bibliography demonstrates, King has done his research. Growing up is a challenge, and his hip handbook is a resource not only for girls, but parents as well. The volume has amusing illustrations and a reversible cover for sneaky in-school reading. While the information presented can be found in other books, the author's sense of humor and lighthearted approach make this one accessible to a wide range of readers.
—Elaine Baran BlackCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kidoinfo
Bart King is my new hero. On the surface, his books might look like they're getting by on being similar to the ubiquitous Dangerous Book for Boys. King's pocket guides-with illustrations of paper airplanes, Chuck Taylors, and a slingshot on their covers-do cash in on that kind of scrappy retro charm. But these books are something entirely different.

These books are hilarious. And informative-if you want to know how to get the best of your nemesis or play toilet tag. What makes these special is not only that they're well-written, well-designed, and funny, but also that they present information that is actually new and actually useful (again, useful to the sorts of people who like to play toilet tag).

A few tantalizing sample tastes:
From The Pocket Guide to Mischief: "You'll need some cream cheese. First, roll the deodorant out maybe half an inch . . ."
From The Pocket Guide to Games: "Fill several balloons with water, and hang one from a tree . . ."
From The Pocket Guide to Boy Stuff: "Here are two hand-grenade designs that you can use that won't start a fire . . ."

If these don't seem gender-neutral enough, and you have a daughter who is into this kind of thing, rest assured that Bart King also has girl versions: The Big Book of Girl Stuff gracefully and barely touches on puberty, but includes plenty of pranks, code names, and hijinx for kids who like bright pink more than baseballs on the covers of their books.

Should someone you know be interested, visit the author's web site: bartking.net. It includes video clips illustrating some of the guides' proposed activities!
— Katy Killilea

Kidoinfo - Katy Killilea
Bart King is my new hero. On the surface, his books might look like they’re getting by on being similar to the ubiquitous Dangerous Book for Boys. King’s pocket guides—with illustrations of paper airplanes, Chuck Taylors, and a slingshot on their covers—do cash in on that kind of scrappy retro charm. But these books are something entirely different.

These books are hilarious. And informative—if you want to know how to get the best of your nemesis or play toilet tag. What makes these special is not only that they’re well-written, well-designed, and funny, but also that they present information that is actually new and actually useful (again, useful to the sorts of people who like to play toilet tag).

A few tantalizing sample tastes:
From The Pocket Guide to Mischief: “You’ll need some cream cheese. First, roll the deodorant out maybe half an inch . . .”
From The Pocket Guide to Games: “Fill several balloons with water, and hang one from a tree . . .”
From The Pocket Guide to Boy Stuff: “Here are two hand-grenade designs that you can use that won’t start a fire . . .”

If these don’t seem gender-neutral enough, and you have a daughter who is into this kind of thing, rest assured that Bart King also has girl versions: The Big Book of Girl Stuff gracefully and barely touches on puberty, but includes plenty of pranks, code names, and hijinx for kids who like bright pink more than baseballs on the covers of their books.

Should someone you know be interested, visit the author’s web site: www.bartking.net. It includes video clips illustrating some of the guides’ proposed activities!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423611202
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/8/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 38,501
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Bart King is the author of The Big Book of Girl Stuff and Pocket Guide for Girls. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Read an Excerpt

A "fashion" is the latest trend that is popular at the moment. The only problem is that as soon as any fashion becomes really popular, it's suddenly out-of-date!

Plus, it's hard to be unique when somebody else "invented" the fashion, and everybody else is wearing it.

But you don't have to wear the latest fashions to have style! You can create your own style by picking outfits that YOU think look good because they have that certain "flair." Maybe your style is elegant or creative or goofy.

Hey, it's your style, so express yourself with it! Add a trippy new accessory. Put on a man's hat. Mix stripes with plaid. (Or not.) That's turning fashion into your style!

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Table of Contents

Babysitting: Tricks and Tips!

Girl Power!

Boys!

Magic and Superstitions!

Friends, Cliques, Secrets, and Gossip!

Fun Things to Do!

Holidays!

Valentine's Day! (mini-feature)

Sports and Games!

Dance!

Lies, Mean Girls and Jerks!

Ick!

Nicknames, Words, Handwriting, and Doodles!

Slang! (mini-feature)

Dolls!

Etiquette!

Family!

Beauty!

Sleepovers and Slumber Parties!

Hair!

Humor!

Fashion!

How Important Are Looks? (mini-feature)

Food (and Dieting)!

The Mind, Emotions, and Dreams!

Practical Jokes!

Girl Secrets-No Boys Allowed!

Emergencies!

Pets!

Shopping and Advertising!

Wise Words from Wise Women!

Recommended Reading and Movies!

Bibliography

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2011

    great book for gyrls. i own it and it roxx. a must read and dowload for girls

    this is essential for every girl whos 10 and up. the paper version is good too because of the diguise. its still a great book. it tells you about babysitting boys pranks and other stuff. you should read it if u r a girl. it mentions things about the big book of boy stuff so maybe you should download that one too. but the girl version is ALOT better than yhe boy one. boys, dont download this. girls, download it for your own good. by the way this is a girl writing this review. if it mentions loofahs, dont be surprised. :)(: gyrls rule!!!

    38 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    This is a great book for girls

    This is good for girls of all ages.

    27 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    Any young man who can manage to grow up (alive) and retain (most) of their sanity surrounded by five sisters automatically gains my respect. When that young man grows up to be Bart King, author of THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL STUFF, who uses the wisdom, never-ending frustration, and survival instincts honed while growing up with said five sisters, my respect turns to genuine admiration. <BR/><BR/>Like its predecessor, THE BIG BOOK OF BOY STUFF, this book is filled to the brim with helpful tips, life-saving information every girl needs to know (i.e. how to put on eyeliner correctly), the best reversible pink cover in the history of books, and much, much more. Don't believe me? Categories in this must-have book include: <BR/><BR/>Babysitting; Girl Power; Boys; Friends, Cliques, Secrets, and Gossip; Fun Stuff to Do; Holidays; Sports and Games; Dance and Cheerleading; Lies, Mean Girls, and Jerks; Ick; Nicknames, Handwriting, Words, and Doodles; Slang; Dolls and Stuffed Animals; Etiquette and Manners; Family; Beauty; Makeup; Sleepovers and Slumber Parties; Hair; Humor; Fashion; How Important are Looks?; Food and Dieting; The Mind, Emotions, and Dreams; Practical Jokes; Girl Secrets: No Boys Allowed!; Girl Emergencies; Pets and Animals; Shopping and Advertising; Wise Words from Wise Women. <BR/><BR/>Here's a strategy tip straight from Mr. King himself: If your brother or sister ever tells you to "shut up," try using this magical spell from ancient times: I don't shut up, I grow up, and when I look at you, I throw up. Problem solved! <BR/><BR/>And for those of us (read old) who have gotten behind on the cool (is cool even still cool?) phrases of the day, here's a few hints: chichi (pronounced shee-shee) means expensive in a tasteless way, harsh the mellow means to upset people, and a nooj is a harmless troublemaker. <BR/><BR/>I'm telling you, you need a copy of THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL STUFF! Otherwise, you'll never know what you need to know, while everyone else knows it, which makes you look perflippity (which means silly, by the way).

    26 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!

    I have the book and i love it! It gives very good advice and its funny! Ifi could give it ten stars i would.

    24 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Great Book!

    This book is hepful, funny, and AWESOME!! Every girl should read this book. Me and my cousin had soo much fun looking at it, and hopefully u will to.. I might get the big book of boys stuff, so it might help me get a better understanding of boys.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    Lots of pluses....but definetly some minuses

    This book acually was ah-mazing. The only thing thats not so good is that at times it can get off topic and disguting. Gu-ross. I have it in real paper, not NOOK ebook, so thats definetly a plus cuz it has a cool disguise. I came home with it and took off the cover. When the covers off, it looks like a history textbook. So my brothers all "Ew, why history?" and im like "Lol, you fell for it." I would reccomend it, but for eleven yeear olds and up. Ten year olds are still too immature to read this even though it seems kid-friendly. So over all, I would reccomend it.

    18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    The big book of girl stuff

    Is a very good book for pre teens teens and as said in the book immatue adults However tthere are quite a few mistakes in the print Over all it is a great book that will guide all readers to muterity and the world of jobs

    17 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    I luv it

    Best book eva!!!!

    16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

    Great Book For Girls

    My 11 year old devoured this book. After a thumb through on my own I found it a good book for the tween and early teen girl. It touches on a little of everything and could be a great springboeard for other mother-daughter talks.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Yaaaa

    I love this book it is awsome with a capitol A ,W ,S, O, M and E

    14 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Great Gift for 9-13yr olds

    My 10 yr old daughter loves this book.It has fun advice on friends,family,shoes and becoming a teenager.All with a great sense of humor!There are many little tidbits of information such as getting rid of the hiccups or how to get gum out of your hair.We also enjoyed the few facts about dreams, healthy eating and how TV adds effect our choices.
    I enjoyed the quick chapter about looks and the down side of plastic surgery.I like the way this book touches on these topics,quickly and to the point, as adults we tend to go on and on with our lessons often loosing our daughers attention halfway.This is the short sweet and funny version.I do suggestyou scan through this book first to make sure you find it appropriate depending on the girls age.There is a page about body changes and mestruation.It goes no further thankfully.My daughter and friends giggle over this book at sleepovers sharing fashion, makeover tips and fun advice.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Awsome

    Best book of my life

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Girls

    It was very interestering. The only thing I didnt like about it was it talked too much about certain things

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Love it

    This book is great i love it! Its funny, nicely written, and just lovable. A must have book for pre-teens,tweens, and teens.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Best book ever

    I loved this book every girl needs to read!!"!"

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    i love this book

    i could read it over and over!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Amizing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Best book ever

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Read the book its good anqd read the book

    This is the best book and i would recamend this book to anyone... and it shows u anything u could ever look for and u dont have to read it cover to cover u can flip to any page u want the best park to me is the Slang words check it out

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    myOWNperson49

    Wow! Really great! Except for the "Girls Secrets " chapter which is meant for 9-14 year olds ( its about " growing up " if you know what I mean). From friends to fashion, boys to babysitting, shopping to sports, parties to pets,and a LOT more! I loved it .
    REMEMBER... love who you are and ALWAYS stand tall.-myOWNperson49

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Most helpfull

    This book is amazing!!! It tells you everything a girl should know, from how to deal with boys, to decorating your locker!! I would recommend this for girls 11 and up because it does have a chapter on " growing up". This book is a perfect rainy day read with lots of fun facts and funny pictures. BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! ;)

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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