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Guts
Guts | Scholastic
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A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.
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UnidragonFrag
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Cute and very relatable! I still struggle with anxiety issues and it would've been nice if I'd gotten the help like Raina did as a kid, but whatever. My oldest daughter liked it and gave it to me to read.

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Bakingbookworm
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4 ⭐️- This Middle School graphic novel ticks all the boxes. It‘s a good story with great illustrations, focused on an important topic and has an authentic feel as Telgemeier shares her personal struggle with anxiety as a Middle School kid.

Whether you‘re like me and know what it‘s like to live with anxiety or have a Middle Schooler who does, this is a great book to start a discussion.

My review: http://bit.ly/GUTSreview

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A cute ya graphic novel about anxiety and how friendships change.

Reviewsbylola These books are super popular at our school library. They‘re always checked out! 3w
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Megabooks
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What an excellent way of explaining what I call “nervous tummy”! Like Raina, my nervousness has gone straight to my guts almost all my life. It only got worse when I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 35 when I started to have a “legitimate” reason to be in the bathroom. Like Raina, therapy helped, but it still hasn‘t gone away.

This is a great MG book for kids feeling weird about being anxious or being in therapy.

Eggs Always wondered about this book. My sister had celiac, so I‘m somewhat familiar. Do you have a pretty restrictive regimen re: food? 1mo
Megabooks @Eggs Yes very. I can rarely eat out and then only a few places. We have to be very careful in the kitchen, read a lot of labels etc. The book isn‘t about celiac. That‘s just part of my personal experience. 1mo
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crazyspine
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This is my new favorite book by Telgemeier. Honestly, what made it for me was the author's note after the graphic novel ends. Mindfulness is a huge buzz word in education today, but it can be difficult to discuss anxiety in terms that children will understand. This is a great resource to use.

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TiaSproule05
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One of her best works! The story didn‘t go all over the place. Would want to read again

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thebluestocking
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I quite liked this latest graphic memoir from Raina Telgemeier. Her memoirs are relatable and yet distinct. I like her art style and visual storytelling.

(My nine-year-old read it the day it came out and has reread it numerous times since. I highly recommend it for the tween set.)

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Loved this book! I I love how Raina speaks about her anxiety and fears with courage, honesty, and humor.

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NotCool
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This could be a useful book for some young readers. But the treatment of bullying was frustrating. It isn‘t the responsibility of the bullied to “make friends” with their bullies. That‘s something authorities say to absolve themselves of responsibility. Recognizing the humanity of their victims would cost bullies too much. They‘d have to see themselves too. They‘ll say “It was just a joke. Why can‘t you take a joke” instead.

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The Scholastic book fair is going on this week at school. Yesterday we scooped up four graphic novels and these two were reading before I even pulled out of my parking spot. They both finished before bed. Love love LOVE them 🥰

Schlinkles Love this! 2mo
Bookzombie 💗 2mo
Kaylamburson So fun! What else did they pick up besides Guts? 2mo
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gibblr @Kaylamburson Babysitter‘s Club #7, Making Friends #2, and Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race 2mo
Kaylamburson Such great choices!! 2mo
dragondrool I've liked all of the Telgemeier books. They're hot commodities at our middle school. 2mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Another winner from Raina Telgemeier! Here she talks about her stomach issues that result in part from anxiety issues and her early experiences in therapy to help manage it all.

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UnabridgedPod
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Raina Telgemeier's graphic memoir Guts is another perfect entry in her book for upper elementary or middle-grade readers. (My twelve-year-old son--one of his bookshelves is pictured here--got to this one before I did and devoured it.) Raina tells the story of her early bouts with anxiety and with the physical symptoms she experiences as a result. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod She's honest about the way her anxiety complicates her friendships but also about the way she learns to live with her condition. Telgemeier also shows the benefits that she experienced from therapy, which helps her to understand why she's feeling what she's feeling and how to begin to deal with those feelings. Another excellent read! 3mo
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Lmstraubie
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My souvenirs for this weekend from The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

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Spanish_Broom
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Twelfth book of maternity leave. I have emetophobia too!

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LiteraryinLititz
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Raina Telgemeier is at the top of her craft. The main character (Raina as a 10-year-old) navigates family and school as she starts to contend with anxiety that stems from and also exacerbates some digestive problems. To be honest, I relate to so much of Raina‘s story, down to her childhood fear of germs and getting sick. My stress level still greatly impacts how my stomach feels. This book really normalizes something that many people go through.

LA_Mead Ooh I really want to read that one! 3mo
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MandaMT
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I love this dedication page.

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MandaMT
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This was my first Telgemeier book. It did not disappoint! This is a very honest graphic novel memoir that discusses anxiety and therapy along with all the other difficulties of just trying to get by in middle school. I am excited to explore more of her work.

madamereadsalot1 She's my daughter's favorite! I want to get her this one for Xmas. 3mo
MrsBridges My students are obsessed. Many of them have read each of her books several times. I loved Ghosts. I‘m patiently waiting for my turn to read Guts, we have 3 copies and every time one gets returned it‘s checked out to a new student with in the half hour! (edited) 3mo
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CraftyBookNerd1
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Another great book by Raina! I loved learning more about her childhood and what she went through to learn more about her body. It‘s a great teaching method for young readers and provides insight on how to tackle your feelings.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MelissaSue81
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My girls have read all of Telgemeier‘s graphic novels. This was my first. Based on the NYT book review on this and the hype around all her books I was expecting a bit more. Especially on the anxiety topic.. But it was her personal story and told in an honest and entertaining way.

Tamra She appeals to both my son and daughter! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz What age range would you recommend these for? I work in the children's section in a bookstore but still struggling to get ages right! 3mo
MelissaSue81 @ephemeralwaltz - my girls are 8 and 10. I would say 7-8 all the way up to 12-13? This one has some talk of puberty/periods.. but nothing inappropriate. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @MelissaSue81 thanks so much! 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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Our library took for.ev.er to get Guts in and processed and sent out to the holds. But someone is happy it‘s here!! She dropped what she was doing and picked it up immediately.

LibrarianRyan Ahhhh 4mo
Susanita She spoke at the National Book Festival, and it was delightful. 4mo
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Brookehamiltonross
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The book guts is about how she has been having stomach issues. Raina felt insecure and scared. Along the way of feeling like this she figured out that she has a fear of vomit. Raina felt along and like people would thing she was a freak because she has as stomach issue. Then later she finally tells her friends and they don‘t think she‘s a freak. I recommend this book to anyone who likes graphic novels.

MissYaremcio Great review Brooke! I would have loved to see you include the photo and the tone of the book as well! 4mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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Excellent. Can‘t wait to get a copy for my classroom! Love a good non fiction GN!

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QuietlyLaura
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I found this graphic novel today and am looking forward to reading it. From what I‘ve seen so far, I think this story is going to reflect my own childhood struggles with Anxiety. 💜
#graphicnovel #middlegrade #anxiety

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libraryvixen
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I'm lucky that my Monday morning diner averts their eyes when I cry when I'm reading. This is a wonderful book for readers of all ages. How I wish I had this book when I was growing up. Luckily, I can suggest this book to people looking for a good read!

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tjwill
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#booked2019 Summer prompts

4thhouseontheleft Guts! That's on my daughter's bday wish list, although I'm kinda surprised she hasn't used her spending money to buy it already. 😂 4mo
tjwill @4thhouseontheleft My daughter (8yo) loved it! I got an advance copy at the ALA conference this summer, so maybe 10 of my middle schoolers borrowed that copy and read it before it released. They loved that! We have lots of Raina Telgemeier fans at our school. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 4mo
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Hermiones_Anorak
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Great! Did nit disappoint.

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Peddler410
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This has to be my favorite of Telgemeier‘s Graphic memoirs. Perfect for my fifth grade daughter. Raina shines a light on anxiety and the benefit of therapy. This type of help needs to be talked about more naturally. Bravo, Ms. Telgemeier!

Tamra Both my kids, 11 & 9 gave it 👍🏾👍🏾! 4mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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As a former fourth grader and— more recently—a teacher of fourth graders, this panel (p. 9) resonated. #TeachersOfLitsy

Susanita She spoke at the National Book Festival, and it was delightful. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Speaking of Telgemeier. I cant wait for this!!
Out September

#CoverLove #KidsEdition

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RebL
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My boss picked this one up for me at ALA because I also experience anxiety. I don‘t have gut issues but faint like a ridiculous southern belle. Although I just finished it to start #24in48, I previously loaned it out to two teens who give it huge thumbs up. #graphicnovels

Megabooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 6mo
RebL @Megabooks It‘s good all the way around. Telgemeier knows how to tell a story. 6mo
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tjwill
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More books signed for my kids! My students love Raina Telgemeier, so they will be excited about her newest in the Smile series, Guts!

AmberWB Ahhh! I am so jealous you found Guts! Good job!! 7mo
tjwill @AmberWB Thanks, I was so excited about it! I got to meet her and got both Ghosts and Guts signed! 7mo
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sisilia
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Oh, this is such a cute little book! Raina was dealing with her fear and it took her a while to figure out what triggered it, and how to try to cope with it. I cannot recommend Raina‘s works enough. If you haven‘t read any of her books, grab one for a refreshing read 💞

Tamra My kids are anticipating! 8mo
sisilia @tamra 😄 8mo
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sisilia
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My happy moment! I ❤️ Raina

LiteraryinLititz Whoa! She has a new one?? 8mo
sisilia @LiteraryinLititz Yes ☺️ It‘s as cute as her other works 😍 8mo
saresmoore Yay! 8mo
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LibrarianRyan lucky duck 8mo
Christine Cutest photo! 8mo
TheSpineView 👏👏 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wonderful! 8mo
LauraJ I can feel the happiness bursting from my screen! 8mo
batsy You look thrilled! ❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hi 👋 ! 8mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 8mo
Tanisha_A Such a happy picture! Love it 8mo
GatheringBooks that is awesome, indeed! great photo! 8mo
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bookseller_cate
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Autograph line for Raina Telegemeier... excited!

#bookexpo19 #bookexpo #BEA

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Tamra
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September! @saresmoore

Melissa_J My daughter will be happy to see this! 8mo
Tamra @Melissa_J Raina is definitely a phenomenon. 8mo
saresmoore Exciting! 8mo
sisilia Ooohh i like her works! I‘m going to hunt for this 8mo
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Teresa3
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Great keynote address by speaker Raina Telgemeier at TCAF this morning. Looking forward to reading her new book.