Blending stories, fun activities, a dash of social science, and practical insights, Jessica Speer’s books unpack the tricky stuff that surfaces during childhood and adolescence. She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores topics in ways that connect with kids and teens.
The Phone Book
Book Summary: So . . . you got a phone! You can text your friends, play games, and take cool pictures! You have the whole world in your pocket—power to be used as a force for good or, um, not so good.
But have no fear —The Phone Book is here! Packed with research-based explanations, techy tidbits, and stories, this book explores healthy phone habits and ways to stay safe online. Plus, fun activities and secret codes reveal the power of your phone and your superpowers to wield it as a force for good.
Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised
Book Summary: Yes, there are cool things about middle school, like more independence, new friends, and new activities. But there’s baffling stuff too, like harsh judgment, the whole “popularity” thing, and, of course, drama. With fun illustrations and choose-your-own-adventure-style scenarios, *s book will help you deal with the drama and define who you are when things get, well, weird.
* 2023 PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD WINNER (SCHOOL ISSUES CATEGORY)
BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships
Book Summary: Let’s face it, friendships can be challenging. BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? tackles friendship struggles head-on, leaving readers informed and empowered as they navigate the tricky world of friendship.
Through fun activities, quizzes, and real stories, this book helps girls decipher healthy vs. unhealthy relationship skills and how to navigate struggles. But more importantly, this book gives girls a new perspective on friendship and the role they play in creating positive change.
*2022 KIDS CHOICE BOOK AWARD FINALIST*
*2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD WINNER – SILVER (KIDS ACTIVITY BOOK)