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What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue

A Guide for Kids


Everyone feels “down” sometimes. Who wouldn’t feel blue if their best friend moved away or if they were being teased or bullied in school? Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping with depression or for when they feel sad, bad, grumpy, or lonely.

Kids learn ten “Blues Busters” to help shake those sad feelings. They also discover lots of ideas they can use to talk about feelings, take care of themselves, boost their self-esteem, make and keep friends, and enjoy their alone time. A special section addresses hard-to-handle problems like grief, roller-coaster feelings, and depression in children. The book also includes resources and a note to grown-ups.
Part of Self-Help for Kids®
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ISBN: 978-1-57542-430-9
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 9–13
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Measure: 910L
Trim Size: 5.375" x 8.375"
Page Count: 128
  • Common Core State Standards


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