Karen Gravelle


Selected Works

THE DRIVING BOOK Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
An outstanding, common-sense guide [that is] also humorous and appealing. School Library Journal
5 WAYS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
The stylish, lighthearted text and whimsical illustrations will appeal readily to teens. VOYA
WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask
An excellent book, with lots of great cartoon artwork. Booklist
THE PERIOD BOOK: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
About as user-friendly as a book can get. A definite keeper. Chinaberry
SOARING SPIRITS: Conversations with Native American Teens
We need more contemporary books like this. Booklist
ANIMAL TALK
Will help bring out the animal lover in any reader. Booklist
TEENAGE FATHERS
A dramatic, eye-opening portrayal. Booklist
TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH BEREAVEMENT
A source of comfort that gives shape to the devastation of person loss. Booklist
TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH CANCER
An important, heartfelt, honest book. Booklist



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THE DRIVING BOOK
Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask

Walker and Company, 2005

Non-Fiction: A guide to driving and maintaining a car for new drivers with a focus on the special problems facing teenagers.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Nonfiction Honor List, 2006

5 WAYS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
Walker and Company, 2001

Non-Fiction: An introduction to astrology, Chinese horoscopes, numerology, palm reading, and handwriting analysis for young readers 11 years and older.


WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask
Walker and Company, 1998

Non-Fiction: A book on puberty for boys ages 10-14.
Widely translated into other languages, this book has sold over 100,000 copies.
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 1999

THE PERIOD BOOK: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
Walker and Company, 1996; updated 2006

Non-Fiction: A book about menstruation for girls ages 9-11. The Period Book has been translated into 17 languages and has sold over 300,000 copies.
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 1997;
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Nonfiction Honor List, 1997


SOARING SPIRITS: Conversations with Native American Teens
Franklin Watts, 1995; iUniverse, 2001

Non-Fiction: Native American teens talk about their experiences, feelings, and hopes for the future.

ANIMAL TALK
(with Ann Squire)
Julian Messner, 1988; iUniverse, 2001

Non-Fiction: Describes the many ways animals communicate with each other and with us.

TEENAGE FATHERS
(with Leslie Peterson)
Julian Messner, 1992; iUniverse, 2001

Non-Fiction: The third in the interview series for Messner presents the feelings, problems, etc. of fathering a child as a teenager.
American Library Association Best Book, 1993

TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH BEREAVEMENT
(with Charles Haskins)
Julian Messner, 1989; iUniverse, 2001

Non-Fiction: The second in this series of interview books for Messner explores the experience of losing a family member or close friend.

TEENAGERS FACE TO FACE WITH CANCER
(with Bertram John)
Julian Messner, 1986; iUniverse, 2001

Non-Fiction: The first in a series of interview books for Julian Messner, this book deals with the experience of coping with cancer as a teenage patient.










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