getting your period cover

The Curse

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Your Period
The Need to Know Library
Rue
1995

These books are so important for adolescent girls!  We find them all the time tucked away in the dark corners of the library.  Poor things, they’re too embarrassed or shy to actually check them out!  That’s all the more reason to make sure that the books we have available are up to date. The cover of this book would surely keep those timid girls from checking it out.  Nothing like carrying around a book with a box of Lightdays and a calendar on the cover. That’s not obvious.  Teens and pre-teens might be more likely to check out books on this topic if the cover and title were more discreet.  Sure, they need to learn that it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, but they also need to learn about discretion and privacy.

Holly

When Teenagers Take Care of Children

Babysitting 101

When Teenagers Take Care of Children: The Official Guide for Baby Sitters
Kraft
1965

I would have guessed that this is even older than 1965.  The pictures are adorable, but really old fashioned (even for cartoons!).  The worst, though, is the section on first aid.  Librarians: please give your teen patrons something more up to date and more accurate than this!