Karen Gravelle

Selected Works

About as user-friendly as a book can get. A definite keeper. Chinaberry
An excellent book, with lots of great cartoon artwork. Booklist
An outstanding, common-sense guide [that is] also humorous and appealing. School Library Journal
The stylish, lighthearted text and whimsical illustrations will appeal readily to teens. VOYA
We need more contemporary books like this. Booklist
Will help bring out the animal lover in any reader. Booklist
A dramatic, eye-opening portrayal. Booklist
A source of comfort that gives shape to the devastation of personal loss. Booklist
An important, heartfelt, honest book. Booklist

My Works

THE PERIOD BOOK: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up
Bloomsbury, 2017
(Walker and Company, 1996)

*American Bookseller's "Pick of the Lists," 1996
*New York Public Library: Books for the Teen Age, 1997
*VOYA's Nonfiction Honor Book, 1997
*Society of School Librarians International Book
*Award (Honor Book), 1997-1998

Non-Fiction: A book about puberty for girls ages 8-12. The Period Book has been translated into 17 languages and has sold over 400,000 copies.

WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE? A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up
Bloomsbury, 2017
(Walker and Company, 1998)
*New York Public Library: Books for the Teen Age, 1997

Non-Fiction: A book on puberty for boys ages 10-14.
Widely translated into other languages, this book has sold over 200,000 copies.

THE DRIVING BOOK: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
Bloomsbury, 2015
(Walker and Company, 2005)

*VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book, 2006

Non-Fiction: A guide to driving and maintaining a car for new drivers with a focus on the special problems facing teenagers.

Walker and Company, 2001
*ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers

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

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.

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

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

(with Leslie Peterson)
Julian Messner, 1992; iUniverse, 2001
*YALSA/ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 1993

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

(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.

(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.