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Dr Ramesh Manocha Be­ing a teenager has never been easy, but the dig­i­tal age has brought with it unique chal­lenges for young peo­ple and the adults in their lives. Nur­tur­ing Young Minds col­lects ex­pert ad­vice on how to tackle the ter­rors of the 21st Cen­tury and is a com­pan­ion to Grow­ing Happy, Healthy Young Minds. A com­pre­hen­sive and eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble guide for par­ents, teach­ers, coun­sel­lors and health care pro­fes­sion­als, this book con­tains im­por­tant ad­vice about man­ag­ing on­line be­hav­iour, com­puter game ad­dic­tion and cy­ber­bul­ly­ing, as well as es­sen­tial in­for­ma­tion on learn­ing dis­or­ders, so­cial skills and emo­tional health. Hatch­ette, $35


Re­becca Spar­row The lit­tle black book of in­for­ma­tion that every teenage girl should read. Ev­ery­body knows high school can be tough. There are days when your favourite teacher tells you off. When the per­son you have a crush on fails to no­tice you even ex­ist. When your best friend be­haves more like your worst en­emy. And when even the C-grade net­ball team thinks you’d be a dead weight and have the de­fend­ing skills of a sta­pler. So how do you get through it? Laugh along with Bris­bane-based Re­becca Spar­row as she re­veals a few of her own less-thanshin­ing-high-school-mo­ments (like the time she ac­ci­den­tally set fire to her fake fin­ger­nails) but know that whether it’s find­ing your tribe, your class­room or your con­fi­dence, this lit­tle black book will be an in­valu­able guide. Univer­sity of Queens­land Press, $14.95

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