Everyone feels ''down'' sometimes. Who wouldn't feel blue if their best friend moved away or if they were being teased or bullied in school? Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids learn 10 ''Blues Busters'' to help shake those unhappy feelings. They also discover lots of ideas they can use to talk about feelings, take care of themselves, boost their self - esteem, make and keep friends, and enjoy their alone time. A special section addresses hard - to - handle problems like grief, roller - coaster feelings, and depression. Includes resources and a Note to Grown - Ups.