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About Patti Kelley Criswell
Patti Criswell is the author of numerous titles for American Girl including "A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles", "A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say" "Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends" and "Friends, Making Them and Keeping Them". She has also consulted on the "HELP!" column for the American Girl Magazine for many years. Patti is a Social Worker and therapist in Kalamazoo, MI. She specializes in working with girls and young women. Patti also teaches in the Social Work department at Western Michigan University. Her books have won several awards including the Children's Choice award, the NAPPA Honors award and the International Reading Association award. Besides living in "Girl World" (and loving it) Patti is married and the mother of two almost grown children.
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Books By Patti Kelley Criswell
A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say: finding the words to fit any situation (American Girl) Mar 9, 2012
Find the right words to fit more than 200 situations! With the advice in this latest addition to the Smart Girl's Guide series, you'll learn smart words to choose when you're stressed, shy, sad, or facing other awkward moments. Ask a teacher for help. Stand up to a bully. Express sympathy for the loss of a loved one. Plus, find the tools, tips, techniques, (and actual words!) to help untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.
Other Formats: Paperback
A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles (Revised): dealing with fights, being left out, and the whole popularity thing (American Girl) Jun 1, 2013
This popular title is now better than ever with new content and illustrations! As an important guide on relational aggression between girls, it offers advice on how to deal with arguments, bullying, betrayal, and other tough friendship problems. It features sound advice, quizzes, tips, and inspiring real-life stories about girls who have overcome their differences and strengthened their friendships.
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way Nov 15, 2011
This book teaches girls how to spot bullying and how to stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from other girls, and "what do you do?" scenarios present advice in an age-appropriate, digestible way. The message in this book is that there is no one right way to deal with bullying. Instead, there are lots of options for girls to try, from ignoring a bully and trying a few clever comebacks to reporting bullying to a trusted adult. Readers learn how to stand up for others and be a good friend, too. The book ends with a pledge girls can sign, plus tear-out tips for girls to share with their parents.
Friends is designed to help you learn how to make new friends, and make the most of the friendships you already have. It's full of quizzes, crafts, thoughtful advice, and true stories of friendship shared by real girls like you.
Other Formats: Paperback
Friends: Making Them & Keeping Them Nov 15, 2011
This book gives girls everything they need to know about making new friends and making the most of the friendships they already have. Includes quizzes, crafts, and thoughtful advice, including tips and true friendship stories from girls.