Parent Resources
Print Resources available in the Stowe Elementary School Library
This May students in 5th grade will be involved in the "Knowing Your Body" Science Unit.  Here are a few of the resources we have available in the library.  We hope that you will stop in and check them out.  They are available to assist in answering questions your children may have.

The Period Book: Everything Your Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)

by Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle

This book explains what happens at the onset of menstruation, discussing what to wear, going to the gynecologist, and how to handle various problems.  The book is about changes and what occurs during puberty.

It's So Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

by Robie H. Harris

This book uses bird and bee cartoon characters to present straightforward explanations of topics related to sexual development, love, reproduction, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

Being Born

by Sheila Kitzinger

"In a beautiful blend of poetic prose and stunning, sometimes startling photographs, Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson re-create for young readers the experience of the nine-month journey from conception to birth.

Now You've Got Your Period

by Ellen Voelckers Mahoney

Discusses the physical and emotional aspects of getting one's menstrual period.  Also explains what happens during a pelvic exam.

"The What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys

by Lynda Madaras

Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, beards, pimples, voice changes, and puberty in girls.  "A growing-up guide for preteens and teens, including a special introduction for parents.

Additional Print Resources Available in the Library

On Death, Dying, and Grief

What's Heaven?

by Maria Shriver

A Taste of Blackberries

by Doris Buchanan Smith

When People Die

by Joanne E. Bernstein and Stephen V. Gullo

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

by Michael Rosen

Rumors and Gossip


Retold by Heather Forest

A wise Rabbi uses a pillow full of feathers to teach a gossipy villager a lesson.

Interpersonal Relationships

Eddie's Kingdom

by D.B. Johnson

After Eddie draws a picture of his apartment building neighbors, they all begin to get along with each other.