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Andrea J. Buchanan's Books

Mar.27.2012
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about. Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job...
Mar.24.2011
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with all new original material, promises to be even more of a daring adventure than the first. Girls will learn how to surf, get...
Wisdom & Wonder
Oct.28.2008
Another fun, portable, pocket-sized guide filled with tons of favorite facts (and brand-new chapters), The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Wisdom and Wonder is just the thing for anyone who loves to discover new ideas and trade knowledge with family and friends. It includes classics from the original Daring Book, plus all-new chapters on the mystery and history of zero, curious...
Things To Do
May.06.2008
This portable, pocket-sized take on the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book For Girls is filled with many favorite activities from the original, plus some exciting new games, crafts, and projects. The Pocket Daring Book For Girls: Things To Do includes the long-awaited chapter on making a zip line in your backyard, along with everything from skateboarding tricks to drawing tips...
The Daring Book for Girls
Oct.30.2007
A New York Times and international bestseller with over a million copies sold, The Daring Book For Girls is the perfect book for any girl with an eye for adventure and a nose for trouble. The Daring Book For Girls features a checklist of essentials for braving any adventure (including patience!); five powerhouse karate moves and the yoga “sun salutation”; cool math tricks; classic...
It's A Girl
Mar.10.2006
The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from “When are you due?” — has got to be “Are you having a girl or a boy?” When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her, with shared visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding to come. Other people, though...
It's A Boy
Oct.21.2005
It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, edited by Andrea J. Buchanan, features 30 essays exploring “boy-ness” and the mother-son relationship. Taking on topics from aggression (”The Bully’s Mother”) to mothering a teenaged boy (”Shapeshifter”) to wishing for a daughter but getting a son (”Breaking the Curse”), the stories in IT’S A BOY reflect the ways women have found the...
Literary Mama
Oct.06.2005
For mothers who write or aspire to, who find meaning and humor in the demanding but wondrous daily experience of raising children, and who value the sharing of these varied experiences, comes a wonderfully rich compendium by mothers who write — the lively, refined, honest, and witty Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined. This unique collection features the best of...
Mother Shock
Apr.01.2003
Mother Shock is the state in which many new parents exist during those first confusing, chaotic and often comical years of parenting. It is the clash between expectation and result, theory and reality. It is the twilight zone of 24-hour-a-day living, where life is no longer neatly divided into day and night; it is the triple-impact of hormonal imbalance, sleep deprivation, and...