For Kids

Katie Did It, by Becky Bring McDaniel (Danbury, Conn.: Children's Press, 1994).The youngest sibling always gets blamed for all her siblings' mishaps until one day she takes credit by doing something wonderful all by herself. Ages 4 to 8.

7 X 9 = Trouble, by Claudia Mills (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002).A third-grade boy struggles learning his multiplication facts. If only he were as smart as Laura or as quick as his brother.Wilson learns he doesn't have to be jealous; if he keeps on trying, he'll succeed at his own speed. Ages 7 to 10.

Losers, Inc., by Claudia Mills (New York: Scholastic, 1997). Always comparing himself to others, the boy considers himself a loser—that is, until he finally learns to find worth in himself. Ages 8 to 12.

The Pain and the Great One, by Judy Blume (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984).An eight-year-old sister and six-year-old brother tell all about each other and the contest to see whom Mom and Dad loves most.Ages 5 to 10.

Behind My Back: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy, by Rachel Simmons (New York: Harvest Books, 2004). Best-selling author of Odd Girl Out writes a powerful book. For preteen and teen girls.

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