> Skip to content

Article  •  28 September 2016

 

A letter from Kaz to the parents of pre-teen girls

A letter from Kaz Cooke.

Hello there,

Girl Stuff 8–12 (Your Real Guide to the Pre-Teen Years), my new book, is now available. It’s the ‘little sister’ of my award-winning (ooh la) book for teenaged girls, Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years.

Parents often worry that their girls enter puberty ‘too soon’. Girls wonder if they’re ‘normal’ and what to expect. Girl Stuff 8–12 has fun cartoons and a friendly style, and tells girls all they need to know about first periods, body hair, moods and other changes, as well as dealing with friendship groups and bullies. It has lots of helpful info on confidence, body image, staying healthy, phones & social media and family harmony.

Girl Stuff 8–12 gives girls their own pages for notes and daydreams, and has curated lists of good movies, TV shows, books and heroines for girls. (It doesn’t have the chapters on sex, alcohol drugs, and other important info for older girls that’s in the big sister Girl Stuff.) Girl Stuff 8–12 has age-appropriate info that’s properly researched with medical and other consultants.

As girls are bombarded with inappropriate messages and hard-sell commercialism, please help provide them with independent, inclusive, practical and kind information with their best interests at heart. You can help spread us the word on social media (#preteengirlstuff). And please let your favourite pre-teen girl know that she now has her very own new book to put under her pillow!

Thank you,

Kaz Cooke
Author of Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy, Kidwrangling: Looking After Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers, and Girl Stuff, Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years, among other best-selling books.

Here’s a sample of Girl Stuff 8–12.

Feature Title

Girl Stuff 8–12

The essential younger girl's guide to puberty and the pre-teen years. Fully revised and updated edition 2019/2020.

Read more

More features

See all
Article
Bold, wise and funny girls

The best books for educators to share on International Women’s Day 2021

Article
Kids and self-confidence

The bestselling author and cartoonist on how to feel more confident.

Article
Kaz on research

The 4000 voices of Girl Stuff 8–12, Your Real Guide to the Pre-Teen Years.

Article
Beating the bullies

Change the feelings caused by bullying.

Article
Being online

Tips for parents and kids. 

Article
If you liked This Time It’s Real, you’ll love Ann Liang’s new book

Learn more about Ann Liang’s new book, I Hope This Doesn’t Find You.

Article
The Other Bridget Book Pack giveaway

Your chance to win an exclusive The Other Bridget Book Pack.

Article
This journal is perfect for capturing your Eras Tour memories

Discover the unofficial Taylor Swift fan journal that’s perfect for memorialising your Eras Tour concert experience.

Article
A Ranger’s Apprentice movie is coming, and fans can’t wait!

Learn more about the upcoming Ranger's Apprentice movie and see what fans have to say about it

Article
Look inside Alfie the Kind

A heartwarming picture book about kindness by the 2019 Australian of the Year, Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris.

Article
Read before you watch: Masters of the Air

Everything you need to know about Masters of the Air before the Apple TV+ miniseries drops.

Article
How to go in the running to win free books every month!

Subscribers to our newsletter are automatically eligible to win free books every month. Learn more details here.

Looking for more articles?

See all articles