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  • Published: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573999
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

Girl Stuff 8–12

from the number one go-to advisor for Australian girl's and women's health issues

The essential younger girl's guide to puberty and the pre-teen years. Fully revised and updated.

Kaz Cooke, best-selling author of Girl Stuff for teens, expertly adapts her advice for younger audiences, addressing the unique challenges faced by tweens navigating early adolescence.

Thoughtfully answering key questions like Should I use pads or tampons?, What can I do about pimples?, and How do I deal with someone who is mean to me?, Girl Stuff 8-12 offers a blend of humour, expert advice, and relatable content to guide girls through the thrilling yet challenging journey of early adolescence.

Here's everything you need to know about being a pre-teen, including:

> body changes
> dealing with friends & bullies
> getting confident
> first periods
> pimples
> hair (wherever it is)
> phones & being online
> what to eat
> being fit & healthy
> the best books & movies
> how to be happy with your own true self
> & lots more!

Girl Stuff 8–12 fits under your pillow and is written with the help of medical and other experts.

PS: This book is for girls aged 8 to 12. Girls 12+ need Girl Stuff 13+: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years.


'A good general resource for those on the cusp or in the early throes of adolescence.' BOOKS AND PUBLISHING
'A humorous (but still respectful) approach to puberty.' SEX-ED RESCUE
'A fun-filled book about being a girl.' STUFF NZ

  • Published: 3 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573999
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Kaz Cooke

For more than 30 years, award-winning, best-selling author Kaz Cooke has been helping generations of girls and women with her practical, reassuring and fun guides to life stages.

Kaz began her career at The Age newspaper as a teenage reporter. It published her famous satirical etiquette column, 'Keep Yourself Nice', and her legendary cartoon strip 'Hermoine the Modern Girl', which also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald. Readers have enjoyed her work in Dolly magazine, The Australian, The Canberra Times, the Australian Women’s Weekly, and the Cane Toad Times (RIP), and many are familiar with her from all sorts of commercial and community radio shows.

Kaz’s book Real Gorgeous was a blockbuster in the 1990s, tackling the high-pressure ideas of body and beauty on girls and women; her collection of columns 'Living With Crazy Buttocks' won the international prize for oddest title. The original Girl Stuff book scooped the pool for its first edition, winning Australian Book Industry general non-fiction book of the year and the Australian Bookseller's Choice award.

Her other books include the meticulously researched, photo-illustrated book, You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Women; the historical novel based on real vaudevillians, Ada; and picture books for children, The Terrible Underpants and Wanda Linda Goes Berserk.

Up The Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy
, Babies & Toddlers (formerly Kidwrangling), Girl Stuff 8-12 and Girl Stuff 13+ have been updated often and are regularly still on genre best-seller lists: trusted, word-of-mouth-classics bought and gifted between generations.

Kaz lives in Melbourne where she drinks tea, talks on the phone, and can’t find her keys.


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Australian Book Industry Awards

Longlisted  •  2017  •  General Non-fiction Book of the Year

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