Books for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

Books for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

The Beginner’s Guide to Eating Disorders Recovery
by Nancy Kolodny
Written especially for teens and college-aged readers (and their loved ones), this practical self-help guide is for individuals who are confronting an eating disorder for the first time. With basic facts, self-help exercises, and encouragement, this book is like having a portable friend on every step towards recovery. It includes facts about anorexia nervosa and bulimia, taking the first steps in recovery, the connection between body-image and self-esteem, how to choose a therapist and much more.
224 pages, paperback, 2004
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Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body
By Christiane Northrup, Kristina Tracey, Aurelie Blanz
Being born a female is a beautiful, special thing and Beautiful Girl, by Dr. Christiane Northrup, echoes  this simple but important message. By helping girls learn at a young age to value the wonder and uniqueness of their bodies, Dr. Northrup believes the positive benefits will last throughout their lifetime. In Beautiful Girl, little girls will learn how they are perfect just the way they are, the importance of treating themselves with gentle care, and how changes are just a part of moving from a child to becoming a woman.
Ages 4-10
28 pages, hardcover, 2013
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The Bulimia Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Stop Bingeing and Purging
By Lisa Schab
Drawing from cognitive behavioral, neuropsychological, and experiential learning therapies, The Bulimia Workbook for Teens addresses recovery on a multi-level platform, offering each reader vehicles for change through seven paths of healing:  affirmation, cognition, visualization, action, creativity, and spirituality.  The theory is direct:  bulimia is a maladaptive behavior that you can learn to change.  The climate is caring:  you are loved, you are worthy, and you deserve better than bulimia.  Appropriate for both teens and young adults, this workbook lends itself well to individual and group work in either inpatient or outpatient settings.  The author draws from 25 years’ experience working with eating disordered clients as well as personal recovery.
156 pages, paperback, 2010
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Can I Tell You about Eating Disorders? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
By Bryan Lask, Fiona Field, and Lucy Watson
‘Can I Tell You About Eating Disorders’ is the first book for children, specifically aimed at siblings and friends of eating disorder sufferers.  Alice, Beth, Sam, Francesca and Freddie share an open dialogue in which they question each other on their respective eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Selective Eating, Functional Dysphagia and Food Avoidance Emotional Disorder.  The characters offer easily accessible information including what they think caused their eating disorders, specific problems they individually face and most importantly how you can help them. This is an essential item for any family book shelf, classroom, and for any professional.
Ages 7-15
56 pages, paperback, 2014
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Eating Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me Series)
By Jessica R. Greene
300 pages, hardcover, 2014
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Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating & Feel Great
By Susan Albers
168 pages, paperback, 2018
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Emily’s Guide to Eating Disorders: A Workbook for Children Ages 5 – 11
By Sherri Hicks & Stacey Lyddon
32 pages, paperback, 2017
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Full Mouse Empty Mouse: A Tale of Food and Feelings
By Dina Zeckhausen
Ages 7-12
40 pages, paperback, 2008
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Getting Over Overeating for Teens: A Workbook to Transform Your Relationship with Food Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Intuitive Eating (Teen Instant Help)
By Andrea Wachter
184 pages, paperback, 2016
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Girl Lost: Finding Your Voice Through Eating Disorder Recovery
By Lynn Moore
Girls ages 9-13
62 pages, paperback, 2011
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Girl Zone Body Talk: Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition & Feeling Great About Yourself!
By Ann Douglas & Julie Douglas
Ages 9-13
64 pages, paperback, 2002
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How I Look Journal, Fifth Edition
By Molly & Nan Delheim
Middle & high school girls
160 pages, paperback, 2013
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Letting Go of ED – Embracing Me: A Journal of Self-Discovery
By Maria Ganci & Dr. Linsey Atkins
234 pages, paperback, 2019
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the “I Feel Fat Spell”
by Andrea Wachter and Marsea Marcus
104 pages, paperback, 2016
Read our exclusive interview with the authors by clicking here.
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My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out
by Debra Beck
My Feet Aren’t Ugly, A Girl’s Guide To Loving herself From The Inside Out is a great guide and workbook to help young girls learn to love themselves, strengthen their self-esteem, and make better decisions. This is a very vulnerable time in a young girl’s life where she is looking for the acceptance and approval of others. As parents we want to help our children develop into strong, independent, and confident young adults. My Feet Aren’t Ugly is a fun and easy read that will help your tween or teen build a stronger sense of self.
176 pages, paperback, 2011
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No “Body” is Perfect: But They are All Beautiful
By Denice Folcik
Ages 3-6
32 pages, paperback, 2012

Reflections of Me: Girls and Body Image (What’s the Issue?)
By Kris Hirschmann
Girls ages 11-13
48 pages, library binding, 2009
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By Andy Mills & Becky Osborn
Ages 3-8
32 pages, Hardcover & paperback, 2003
includes a note to educators/parents with discussion questions
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The Stone Girl
By Alyssa B. Sheinmel
There are two things that are true about Sethie Weiss: one is that she is always hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly; the other is that she is always missing Shaw, the boy she loves, the boy who isn’t quite her boyfriend.
Sethie has always been a hard worker; she worked hard to get her weight down to 111, and she knows that will a little more hard work – a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away – she can get the number on the scale even lower.  She will work on her body just as she worked to get perfect grades, to finish her college applications early, to get her first kiss from Shaw.
Sethie will not allow herself one slip, not one bad day, not one break in concentration.  Her body is there for her to work on when everything and everyone else – her best friend, her school work, and Shaw – are gone.
From critically-acclaimed writer Alyssa Sheinmel comes an unflinching and unparalleled portrayal of one girl’s withdrawal into herself, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness, her own loneliness – her own self.
224 pages, hardcover, 2012
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The Ultimate Tween Survival Guide
Dina Zeckhausen
Ages 9-13
87 pages, paperback, 2012
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Unpack Your Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery for Adolescents in Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
By Maria Ganci and Dr. Linsey Atkins
180 pages, paperback, 2019
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What’s Eating You? A workbook for teens with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
By Tammy Nelson
105 pages, paperback, 2005
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You Grow Girl! A Self-Empowering Workbook for Tweens & Teens
By Gina Scarano-Osika & Kim Dever-Johnson
Girls ages 9-14
You Grow Girl builds self-esteem by teaching young women how to cope with bullying and resist pressure to be super thin. This book is packed with cognitive scripts and hands on tools for young women to rehearse until it becomes second nature and part of their very being.  The book is packed with positive affirmations and healthy food facts to debunk dieting myths.
116 pages, paperback, 2008
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Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children
By Sigrun Danielsdottir, Bjork Bjarkadottir  illustrator
Ages 4+
36 pages, hardcover, 2014
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