Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks [NOOK Book]

Overview

What your older sister won't tell you . . .

What your parents don't know . . .

Where's the cafeteria?

How do I get to my next class, with all the right books, in less than five minutes?

How do I deal with standardized tests?

Which clubs ...

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Overview

What your older sister won't tell you . . .

What your parents don't know . . .

Where's the cafeteria?

How do I get to my next class, with all the right books, in less than five minutes?

How do I deal with standardized tests?

Which clubs should I join?

Can I bring my iPod to school?

If I get stuffed in my locker, how long will it take for someone to find me?

From cliques to class schedules, electives to extra credit, cafeteria food to combination locks, you'll find everything you need to know right here. And in this newly revised edition, you'll also get the most up-to-date information on everything from technology to test taking. This book has the latest scoop, the coolest quizzes, and the best advice around if you're about to take the middle school plunge.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lilliam Oliva Collmann
Middle school, a new threshold, can be exhilarating and overwhelming for children. This book aims to prepare them. It considers middle school beginning day one: from what to wear and schedules, to whom do I sit with at lunch? Each chapter tackles concerns an entering middle schooler might be worried about. For example, Chapter 2 focuses on teachers and classes: so many teachers, so many subjects, so little time. It gives useful tips on teacher types and what to expect for each subject. Chapter 3 provides helpful information on technological issues such as computers, search engines, library databases, cell phones, and PDA (personal digital assistants). It alerts children to advantages and disadvantages, and most importantly, advices strongly to follow school policy, but it is not all about work. Chapter 4 addresses extracurricular activities and getting involved. In Chapter 5, the authors thoughtfully discuss the social scene in middle school and provide sensible advice on friends, cliques, crushes, and bullying. The authors dedicate the final chapter to developing a good relationship with one's parents and earning their trust. This book can be useful not only for the middle schooler but for parents and adults who work with children. It introduces many topics which could lead to meaningful discussions between children, parents, and other professionals. Its presentation is light-hearted and accessible, but serious and direct. Its unusual layout with varying fonts, background tones and formatting will be attractive to kids entering middle school. Reviewer: Lilliam Oliva Collmann
VOYA
Remember what it was like to be a middle or high school student for the first time? The two helpful books reviewed here are designed to assist nervous middle school students and new high school freshmen preparing for the transitions to new school environments. Both include interesting text with clip art, jagged typefaces, various shades of purple and blue, and eye-catching illustrations. New middle school students are given advice about living through the first day of school, handling the changing classroom schedule after being in a single elementary classroom, the benefits of extracurricular activities, making and keeping friends, and how to get along with parents. The book also includes a few quizzes, such as "Discover Your Sports Style," "Do You Make Friends Easily?" and "Are You Ready to Rule at Middle School?" The high school book describes the differences between middle and high school, gives advice for surviving the first days, and responds to typical myths about high school, such as the one that upperclassmen hate freshmen. It also provides practical advice about studying and academics, extracurricular activities, and handling stress. In a section about high school social scenes, students are counseled about dealing with prejudice and harassment from other students. Both books are well organized, and the funky format will keep the interest of even the most reluctant reader. The quizzes are similar to those found in teen magazines. The high school book also will appeal to upperclassmen because it includes useful information about working, planning for after high school, and getting along with peers, teachers, and parents. Parents might appreciate these books if they have teensentering middle or high school. Librarians also can read them to learn about the middle school or high school scene today, and young adult librarians in particular might consult them for planning programs geared for helping future middle and high school students. Illus. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2001, HarperTrophy, 144p, $7.95 Trade pb. Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Sheila B. Anderson SOURCE: VOYA, August 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 3)
Children's Literature
This is a fantastic, user-friendly manual for any student about to leave behind the safe walls of elementary school in exchange for the sometimes frightening ones of middle school. From clothing to classes to cliques to crushes, to new peer and parent relationships, the authors take readers on a tour of the issues that concern typical middle school students. The authors speak to the adjustments that students will have to make in their changing and challenging environment and offer to-the-point advice about how to assess situations, make smart decisions and respond to social and academic pressures in a manner that befits students' growing maturity. The authors' overall concern is with building self-esteem and encouraging readers to make choices that reflect their individuality and are self-respecting. The book itself respects its readers. The authors are conversational in tone and use jargon that will be familiar to teens. The design of the book, with its colorful pages, varied type, multiple quizzes and lists, and short sections also engages its readers. This guide should be on any teen's must-read list. 2001, HarperTrophy, $7.95. Ages 11 to 15. Reviewer:Michele Gable
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061954443
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 200,824
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Beth Mayall is the former editor-in-chief of All About You magazine and is a contributing editor at Teen. She is currently freelance writing for Marie Claire, YM, Twist, TeenStyle and Hot! She lives in Santa Monica, California.
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Read an Excerpt

Middle School: The Real Deal SNY

You've probably seen them at the mall or at the school carnival, locking so laid-back and cool. They're older...they're more confident...you can It wait for the school year to start so you can f inally be just like them. That's right. At long last you'll be a middle schocler!

Before you enter the hallowed halls of middle school, there's some stuffyou should know. You may think, I've already survived years of teachers and homew ork, so what'st he big deal? But take it from us, middle school is different from grade school. There are the obvious changes—no recess, lockers (with locks!), crazy-loud bells, classes that have you running all over the building. And there are the less obvious changesteachers I expectations of you, your friendships, the w ay you deal with your parents, the way you your-self.

It may sound a little scary. But don't worry. This book is hereto help you sort it all out. Before ore you know it, you'll be walking those hose unf amiliar halls wit with ease and confidence.

So are you ready? Time to pack away that Pokemon lunch box and get going to middle school!

Middle School: The Real Deal SNY. Copyright (c) by Juliana Farrell . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     2
Chapter 1
Ready , Set, Go!     5
Getting Ready for Day One     8
Living Through Day One     16
Chapter 2
Teachers and Classes     29
So Many Teachers...     32
Why Don't My Teachers Care if I Fail?     36
So Many Subjects...     38
So Many Multiple-Choice Questions. So Little Time...     58
Chapter 3
Click, Ring, Download     67
Computers     70
Cell Phones     76
Portable Music Players and Personal Digital Assistants     78
Technology Dos and Don'ts     82
Chapter 4
Extracurriculars     87
Why Should I Sign Up?     90
How Do I Get Involved?     92
What Kinds of Activities Are Out There?     93
What if My School Doesn't Have an Extracurricular Activity for Me?     104
But I'd Rather Be Making Some Money...     108
Chapter 5
Friends, Cliques, Crushes, and Other Social Stuff     113
Friends     116
Cliques: What Are They, and Why Do People Join Them?     126
Crushing     128
Cool Style     136
Chapter 6
Why Are My Parents Still Treating Me Like a Baby?     143
Why Won't My Parents Let Go?     146
How Can I Get Some Privacy?     148
How Do I Gain My Parents' Trust?     150
Conclusion     160
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2006

    This book is awesome!!!!

    I was pretty prepared for middle school. But then this book came along and I am now SUPER prepared. I know what to do and how to do it if I have any problem. One of the experiences in the book (in the parents section) actually happened to me and I now know how to handle it. It's like this book could read my mind! I totally recomend it!

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Wow

    Middle schools not bad for all u 5th graders as long as ure dont gossip u will be fine and popular is not real or cool none of tht k so be ure self.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    The most awesomest book ever

    This book tells you all you neede to know about middle school! I'm going into middle school this fall and it really is helping me decide wich one to got to! (and the calsses i should take) for any girl thats nervouses this is the book it comes with quizzes and tips to help decide on wich freinds to keep and what calss you should take! This Book ROCKS!! :) =)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Realy healpfull

    This book
    is realy healpful if you are going to middelschool or evan in middelschool it gives you good advice and i can garente you will love it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    Elizabeth

    Great book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2007

    just plain great

    i read the book like 2 times and its awesome! just plain excellent

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    A Super Book

    If you're going to middle school this year, the best thing you can do for yourself is buy this book. You'll love it! It's very fun to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2002

    The best book Ever

    This book prepares you for middle school like you couldnt believe! I am so ready for 6th grade now! I dont know where I would be withought MiddleSchool- The real deal! You should get this book, its totally worth your monthes allow

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Girl scout

    AWSOME

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Hot girl in jr high

    This book was helpful for when i whent to middel school

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Doglover123

    I do : pohs tfirht gnos eht evol i!!!!!!!!!!!! Backwards hahaha

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Good book

    I go to a small school so Middle School: The Real Deal wasn't very helpful. I reccomend this book if you are going to a big school. Th last half of the book was very helpful though. There are also diffrent QUIZZES throught the book that are kinda fun, just remember what letters you chose unless you have this book in book form not nook form. HOPE YA LOVMIDDLE SCHOOL

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    M!iddle school

    This is an amazing book! Helpful when you have a handful for middle school! I am ready to school junior high :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Very Helpful!

    This book prepared me for middle school very well. I'm more excited than nervous, now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    150

    Very Imformaitional

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I love it

    Its a really good book i read this every time i go to middle school since im in thwe 7th grade this is a must have essential for all middle schoolers cant wait to tell my friends about the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    To don't buy it

    LEARN HOW TO SPELL IF YOU WANT TO COMMENT !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Char Bond007

    All I read was the sample and so far I am set for middle school elementry school is hard already but middle school seems harder and earlier will be a challenge if you read this book you will suceed and thrive in your two years at your middle school

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    To below from Crystal Girl, Advicer

    You should stay because you might lose your home and maybe enough money go ther. Please disscus with this with your parents. Mabye you be planned to meet them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Help!

    How many pages is it? Please help and soon

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