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Rye Neck Middle School

Resources for Middle School Parents & Students

A list of books and websites to help students succeed with the transition to Middle School.


Dear Parents,


Listed below are some books and websites put together by our Middle School Counselors, Mrs. Meegan Lawlor and Mr. Brendan Nelson, to help your child successfully transition to Middle School.


Some of the books are available on Overdrive, Rye Neck's collection of ebooks and audio books.  These items are available for you to download on your ipad, Kindle, smart phone or computer and enjoy free of charge.


If you would like to borrow any of these titles from our Overdrive collection, please contact me at to set up an account and you can begin borrowing.




Mrs. Linda Costelloe

Rye Neck MSHS Library Media Specialist




The Everything Tween Book: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Turbulent Pre-Teen Years  by Linda Sonna

Click here to check out this ebook on Overdrive


The Rollercoaster Years by Charlene C. Giannetti

 Click here to check out this ebook on Overdrive




Too Old for This, Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years  by Harriet S. Mosatche

Click here to check out this ebook on Overdrive


How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik

Click here to check out this ebook on Overdrive

Click here to check out this audio book on Overdrive


Middle School: The Real Deal- From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks  by Juliana Farrell

Click here to check out this ebook on Overdrive


Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff  by Jennifer L. Holm and Elicia Castaldi


Help! I’m in Middle School…How will I Survive?  by Merry L. Gumm




Drugs:  DEA's Operation Prevention Parent Toolkit


Parenting a Preteen


Transitioning to Middle and High School


Smoothing Your Child’s Transition to Middle School


Moving Up to Middle School




TransitionsPBS Kids